Although her father is the acclaimed Music Hall performer, Keegan Kenway, his young daughter, Isla, who is ethereally beautiful, is never allowed even to go near the Music Halls, which were not deemed suitable places for a lady to be seen at.
Now that her mother is dead, her father is close to bankruptcy and so desperate for the proceeds of a benefit show that, when his co-star is taken ill, he is reluctantly forced to allow Isla to take her place for the evening and he sings his famous sons Champagne Charlie and It was only a dream.
After a supremely successful performance when Isla and he are acclaimed by an enthusiastic audience, Keegan Kenway disappears to a late night party and Isla, declining the invitation, goes home alone, where the party's host, Lord Polegate, arrives to inform her that her father has collapsed and is still unconscious.
In her dismay and anxiety, Isla agrees to accompany the persistent Lord Polegate to his country house, where she gradually realises that his intentions are very much less than honourable and she flees his house in terror.
Lost and alone, she flags down a passing carriage on the main road and, to her immense relief, she is saved by the handsome and kind Marquis of Longridge, whose superb house is nearby.
And already Isla is falling in love –
But is it real or is it only a dream?
“One of today’s leading lights in romantic fiction.”—Seattle Times USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas is one of America’s most acclaimed and popular authors of historical romance fiction—and Stranger in My Arms is one of her most beloved novels! A classic tale of a noble lady whose life is upended when her despised husband—believed lost at sea—returns, a remarkably altered, more passionate and loving man…if he is, indeed, who he claims to be. A two-time RITA Award-winner—and a nine-time nominee—Lisa Kleypas is at her sensuous best with Stranger in My Arms.
Brigette Hartson has suffered through years of finishing school in anticipation for making her debut to society. She’s studied very hard, danced her toes off, and smiled until she is unable to smile any longer for this one moment in her life. All she has to do is be her charming self and she will be wed in no time to a duke or viscount, making her family proud. After all, it is what she’s waited for her entire life.
Frederick Arrington has enjoyed the simple life in London, painting his way through idle days. But when a chance encounter causes his path to cross Brigette’s, he knows his life will never be the same. While she’s determined on making a successful match, he’s focused on showing her what all she is missing in life. However, Brigette’s parents have something completely different in mind for her introducing her to the Duke of Maston. An unexpected twist of events will give Brigette a surprise she did not see coming and she must figure her way through the horrible dilemma. What will Brigette choose?
“Truly, deeply romantic.”—Eloisa James
“Anna Campbell is an amazing, daring new voice in romance.”—Lorraine Heath
The extraordinary Anna Campbell is making her mark in the world of historical romance fiction. New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens calls her dark and captivating stories of love and passion, “Regency noir—different and intriguing,” while USA Today bestseller Kathryn Smith raves that, “Anna Campbell writes with the kind of intense emotion and dark passion that entraps the reader and refuses to let them go until the last page is read.” With Midnight’s Wild Passion, she delights readers once again with a richly emotional story of vengeance, passion, and redemption—as a notorious seducer’s plans to ruin the daughter of his enemy are thwarted by his intended victim’s guardian, a beautiful, worldly wise lady with a weakness for handsome rogues. Fans of Lisa Kleypas and early Catherine Coulter take note: Anna Campbell is definitely your cup of hot and spicy tea!
Alisha Rai, one of contemporary romance’s brightest stars, makes her Avon Books debut with the first novel in the sexy Forbidden Hearts series!
One night. No one will know.
That was the deal. Every year, Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler would share one perfect night of illicit pleasure. The forbidden hours let them forget the tragedy that haunted their pasts—and the last names that made them enemies.
Until the night she didn’t show up.
Now Nicholas has an empire to run. He doesn’t have time for distractions and Livvy’s sudden reappearance in town is a major distraction. She’s the one woman he shouldn’t want . . . so why can’t he forget how right she feels in his bed?
Livvy didn’t come home for Nicholas, but fate seems determined to remind her of his presence—and their past. Although the passion between them might have once run hot and deep, not even love can overcome the scandal that divided their families.
Being together might be against all the rules . . . but being apart is impossible.
One of Amazon's Best Romances of the Month & Best Romances of 2017!
“Suzanne Enoch’s sparkling talent makes each book witty, romantic, and always an eagerly anticipated pleasure.”—Christina Dodd
A much-beloved classic from the phenomenal Suzanne Enoch, A Matter of Scandal is a delightful showcase of the wit, style, and passion that have made this New York Times and USA Today bestselling author a historical romance star. In this delectable Regency romp, a lusty duke with a well-earned reputation for seduction tricks the beautiful headmistress of a girls finishing school into a wager she cannot possibly win…only to have his own unsuspecting heart won by the clever, resourceful lady. Julia Quinn fans, this Scandal is for you! Read it and see why bestselling author Karen Hawkins has called the novels of Suzanne Enoch, “romance the way it was meant to be written.”
Lecia Cornwall, a brilliant new voice in historical romance fiction, makes a truly spectacular debut with Secrets of a Proper Countess. This Regency Era delight, written in the smart, sensually captivating style of Lorraine Heath and Elizabeth Hoyt, tells the story of a shy, retiring lady who lets her passions run wild while masked and in the arms of an infamous rakish Marquess—a brief yet achingly romantic encounter that forever changes the rogue, who vows to find and unmask his mystery dream lover.
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