"You don't have to like me, Ms. Slade. But if you deliver results, I might be able to tolerate your presence in my home."
Fresh out of graduate school, aspiring author Victoria Slade is lucky to land a job as a tutor to an adopted overachieving ten-year-old boy. However, her boss — the stern, enigmatic billionaire Sebastian Chase — presents a difficulty for her. Victoria bristles under his low opinion of her and her working-class status, yet can't help wondering just how cold and hard he really is under his impeccably tailored suits.
Sebastian isn't prepared for the sudden presence of the redheaded woman in his home — or in his thoughts. He offers Victoria a way to both explore their attraction to each other and keep their professional distance. But even if she can pay the price to have him, how much is he willing to lose?
When romance finally blossoms in her life, will it grow in the right direction?
Emma Sutton knows she should be satisfied with her life. She has a position at London's Central Telegraph Office, and behind her rented rooms is a small plot where she can indulge her passion for gardening. But ever since she was orphaned as a child, she has longed for a family of her own and the stability and consistency it provides. Her deepest wish appears realized when a handsome engineer is thrown into her orbit and sends her a thrilling love note.
Mitchell Harris's sharp wit and facility with a pen have enabled him to thrive despite serious obstacles. That the woman of his dreams works just two floors above his should make life perfect. But a childhood accident has left Mitchell convinced he'll never draw a woman's affection, especially from someone like Emma. When his best friend--who once saved his life--falls in love with Emma too and asks for help writing her love letters, Mitchell must choose between desire and loyalty.
As the afterlife edges toward catastrophe, a Southern soul broker has once chance to stop it in this supernatural fantasy by the author of Waking the Dead With a looming energy crisis in the spirit world, soul broker Vivian Bedford must secretly help the newly departed cross to the other side. But her guardian spirit bosses don’t take kindly to her side jobs. How will she escape their ire? Vivian has made an unlikely ally in the gorgeous grim reaper Lazarus Darkmore. When he offers to help cover her tracks, she knows she’s making a deal with darkness. But how can she refuse when he draws her in like no other? Hell is seeping forth, and if unleashed, the floodgates will never hold it back. Now Vivian must finally choose whether to toe the line with the guardians, trust a terrifying reaper, or join a rebellion that could unleash hell on earth.
One of the youngest Colonels in the Duke of Wellington's Army, Ivar Harling returns from the victorious Battle of Waterloo to Harlington House in London's Berkeley Square. Suddenly a very rich man now that he has inherited the Dukedom of Harlington from his cousin, who has been killed in the War, he is also tall and extremely handsome although his years as a soldier have left their mark on him. And perhaps too in the expression in his eyes, which is perfection to Society beauties such as the glamorous widow, Lady Isobel Dalton, who pursues him avidly and with some success.But although he needs to marry to prevent his scheming and dishonourable cousin, Jason, from stepping into his shoes, he resists Lady Isobel's desperate hints at marriage as she fancies herself as a Duchess.When a craven pawnbroker, Emmanuel Pinchbeck, approaches him for money to redeem several of his family heirlooms, which it seems that his young cousin, Lady Alvina, has been selling off secretly, he is outraged. But, arriving at a closed-up Harling Castle in the country, he finds not a devious dishonest woman but a beautiful yet tormented young lady who, unaware of the family's huge wealth, is in dire financial straits as well as his whole ancestral estate. The Duke is determined to find out how she has been so cruelly misled. And along the way he finds the love that he has always dreamt of finding – but not before the spectre of death steps into his path.
The American Revolution is finally over, and Sophie Menzies is starved for good news. When her nearest neighbor, General Seamus Ogilvy, finally comes home to Tall Acre, she hopes it is a sign of better days to come. But the general is now a widower with a small daughter in desperate need of a mother. Nearly destitute, Sophie agrees to marry Seamus and become the mistress of Tall Acre in what seems a safe, sensible arrangement. But when a woman from the general's past returns without warning, the ties that bind this fledgling family together will be strained to the utmost. When all is said and done, who will be the rightful mistress of Tall Acre?Triumph and tragedy, loyalty and betrayal--readers find it all in the rich pages of this newest historical novel from the talented pen of Laura Frantz. Her careful historical details immerse the reader in the story world, and her emotional writing and finely tuned characters never cease to enchant fans both old and new.
A young Southern woman finds herself caught between the realm of the living and the forces of the afterlife in this supernatural fantasy series debut.As caregiver to her chronically ill sister, Vivian Bedford is reaching her wit’s end. Then a freak accident, and a chance encounter with a dying man, turns her whole life upside down. A powerful connection has opened up between Vivian and the world of the spirits—a connection that comes with some serious responsibilities.Lazarus Darkmore, a grim reaper in a charming and seductive package, wants to recruit Vivian as a soul broker. Guardian spirits Ezra and Zeke offer protection from the reaper—so long as she works on their side of afterlife management. But these guardians are certainly no angels. Vivian has an ability that both the reapers and the guardians need. If she can control it, she can use this power as leverage. And she needs a bargaining chip, especially when she discovers that her disabled sister is a prime target for both sides of the afterlife
Miss Temperance Flowerdew is on her way to work when a stranger suddenly grabs her off the street and sends her on a Chicago-bound train before she can figure out what happened.When Mr. Gilbert Cavendish is called upon to rescue a missing woman, he follows the trail to Chicago only to discover that the woman is his good friend Temperance. Before they can discover who was behind the abduction, they're seen alone together by a New York society matron, putting their reputations at risk.Gilbert is willing to propose marriage--except Temperance will have none of it. She's finally stepped out of the shadow of her relations and won't give up her independence. But when it becomes clear the misunderstanding in Chicago has escalated into a threat on her life and followed her to New York, accepting Gilbert's help in solving the mystery may lead to more than she ever could have dreamed.
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