Author: Edith Layton
Title: The Cad
Bridget Cooke possesses the gifts London society prizes: genteel manners, intelligence, an exquisite figure. She lacks, however, a fortune. A companion to icy relatives, Bridget resigns herself to a life of solitude, especially because of the childhood scar that mars her lovely face. Little does she expect to receive the vigorous attentions of darkly handsome, rich widower Lord Ewen Sinclair, Regency England's most infamous rake.
In a matter of days, the Sinclair whisks Bridget to the altar and into his passionate embrace. Dismissing the vicious rumors surrounding their hasty marriage, Bridget is sure of Ewen's love, even when he is mysteriously called away. But then a shocking secret from his past emerges, threatening her happiness. If Ewen is a cad and their wedding a lie, as the gossips say, then why does Bridget's very stubborn heart still believe his love is true?
Author: Elizabeth Boyle
Title: Something About Emmaline
Every gentleman in England wants a wife like her--beautifu4 uncomplaining, and never underfoot.
There is definitely SOMETHING ABOUT EMMALINE
Perhaps it's the fact that she doesn't exist! Alexander Denford, Baron Sedgwick, invented a gentle, subservient, never seen "wife" for the sole purpose of deterring the ton's marriage-minded ladies and their infernal matchmaking mothers--thereby enabling him to enjoy his frequent late nights and lustful dalliances in peace. So imagine Alex's surprise when a stunning stranger appears in his private bedchamber . . . and brazenly announces that she is "Lady Sedgwick!"
This "Emmaline" has been living by her wits her entire life--and dearly desires what the dashing, much chagrined rake can provide: an entry into good society. In the meantime, she is plunging his household into chaos and, worse still, wreaking havoc with his heart. For there's something about her spirit and fiery sensuality that Alex is finding impossible to resist. But before he can make his perfect love his actual bride, he'll have to somehow be-come the ideal husband he never dreamed he could be.
Author: Eileen Wilks
Title: Midnight Choices [Modern Romance]
Injured, weary, Duncan McClain had come home to forget....
To forget his last mission, to forget a friend had died. This should have been a time of healing for the haunted soldier, a time of peace. But then she walked in.
She was Gwen Van Allen.
A fragile, sophisticated beauty -- who also happened to be the mother of his brother's secret son. She'd come to introduce little Zack to his father, but it was Duncan who was stricken with desire. Yet he had to do what was right; he had to stay away. But as his brother got to know the boy, Duncan spent time with Gwen. And soon forbidden passion began to rise. Dare he risk the love of his brother for the love of a woman?
Author: Elizabeth Lowell
Title: Death Is Forever [Modern Romance]
A PRICELESS FORTUNE IS WAITING FOR HER. BUT IS IT WORTH THE RISKS?
Erin Shane Windsor is left a legendary diamond mine in western Australia by a great-uncle she never even knew she had. But the old man took the location of the mine to his grave with him. He left behind only cryptic clues written in verse--and some very dangerous enemies. To help her, Erin hires Cole Blackburn, a geologist with a mysterious past who has his own reasons for wanting to locate the treasure.
From the jewelry markets of Los Angeles to the hauntingly beautiful Australian outback, The Diamond Tiger takes you on an unforgettable, roller-coaster ride. A sensational romantic thriller.
Quick Note: An earlier version of this book was titled The Diamond Tiger and came out in 1993 under the name Ann Maxwell.
Author: Elizabeth Lowell
Title: Too Hot To Handle
DEVIL INCARNATE OR ANGEL IN DISGUISE?
Tory Wells arrived a Sundance Ranch with only her battered suitcase, little more than two dollars and a letter from a friend, promising her employment. An Olympic-class diver recovering from knee surgery, Tory desperately needed this job and though the owner was an angel to be giving it to her. But
Ethan Reever was no angel. With his dark presence, cold gray eyes, and explosive temper, he could be only one thing - the devil himself. Tory was in dire straits, but she would never ask Reever for anything. Not a job. Not a bus ticket. Not money, and most definitely not for his love.
Author: Eloisa James
Title: Fool For Love
Description: [From Fictiondb]
Lady Henrietta Maclellan longs for the romantic swirl of a London season. But as a rusticating country maiden, she has always kept her sensuous nature firmly under wraps -- until she meets Simon Darby. Simon makes her want to whisper promises late at night, exchange kisses on a balcony, receive illicit love notes. So Henrietta lets her imagination soar and writes...
A very steamy love letter that becomes shockingly public. Everyone supposes that he has written it to her, but the truth hardly matters in the face of the scandal to come if they don't marry at once. But nothing has quite prepared Henrietta for the pure sensuality of...
Simon has vowed he will never turn himself into a fool over a woman. So, while debutantes swoon as he disdainfully strides past the lovely ladies of the ton, he ignores them all...until Henrietta. Could it be possible that he has been the foolish one all along?
Quick Note: Heroine walks with a limp.
Author: Eloisa James
Title: When Beauty Tamed the Beast
Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty . . . Naturally, she's betrothed to a Beast.
Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. And rumor also has it that a wound has left the earl immune to the charms of any woman.
Linnet is not just any woman.
She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees. She estimates the earl will fall madly in love -- in just two weeks.
Yet Linnet has no idea of the danger posed to her own heart by a man who may never love her in return. If she decides to be very wicked indeed . . . what price will she pay for taming his wild heart?