Scandal, outrage, ruin, rapture ... Who knows where one kiss can lead?
Scandal, outrage, ruin, rapture ... Who knows where one kiss can lead?
The handsome and eligible Prince Ivan of Rusitania urgently needs to find a bride who is very young, very pretty and very rich. His cousin, Prince Peter of neighbouring Voskia, is determined to prevent him marrying as he intends to inherit Rusitania. He needs revenge on Ivan. Peter invaded Rusitania hoping for a quick victory, instead he suffered a disastrous defeat. Danger follows Ivan from Rusitania to Paris and then to London, where he meets Lady Cecilia Beaumont, who undertakes to help him find a suitable bride. Almost-on-the-shelf, Cecilia is intelligent, stylish and very wealthy. Wary of suitors after her fortune, she has given up on marriage and devotes herself both to her father, the Earl of Yarlington and the clinic she has founded to help the poor of London. Soon Cecilia finds her life threatened and her heart captured. Then she meets Peters and Ivans ex-mistress, the voluptuous Countess Natasha. Neither is what they seem on first sight. What happens as Ivan and Cecilia fight for happiness and their lives is told in this absorbing romance by BARBARA CARTLAND.Show book
*A steamy and swoony friends-to-lovers romance* *This book is a standalone. Each book in The Bennett Family series will follow a different couple.* Max Bennett is a successful man. His analytical mind has taken his family’s company to the next level. Outside the office, Max transforms from the serious business man into someone who is carefree and fun. He’s happy with his life and doesn’t intend to change it, even though his mother keeps asking for more grandchildren. Max loves being an uncle, and plans to spoil his nieces rotten. But when a chance encounter reunites him with Emilia, his childhood best friend, he starts questioning everything. The girl he once knew has grown into a sensual woman with a smile he can’t get out of his mind. Taking care of her sick grandmother, Emilia Campbell has a lot on her plate. Still, she faces everything with a positive attitude. When the childhood friend she hero-worshipped steps into her physical therapy clinic, she is over the moon. Max is every bit the troublemaker she remembers, only now he has a body to drool over and a smile to melt her panties. Not that she intends to do the former, or let the latter happen. They are both determined not to cross the boundaries of friendship…at first. But as they spend more time together, they form an undeniable bond and their flirty banter spirals out of control. Max knows Emilia is off-limits, but that only makes her more tempting. Besides, Max was never one to back away from a challenge. When their chemistry becomes too much to resist and they inevitably give in to temptation, will they risk losing their friendship or will Max and Emilia find true love?Show book
The Viscount Frome is in love, and intends to marry Claribel Stamford, belle of the Social Set, as quickly as possible. She is young, beautiful, charming and rich ? in fact he considers her the perfect match. The only drawback is that he needs the permission of his uncle, the Duke of Alverstrode before he can propose. The Duke, a more cautious man experienced in the wiles of aspirational young women, suggests a visit to Claribel?s home to meet her doting father Sir Jarvis, the well known race-horse owner. That way, the Duke can get to know Claribel and her father and set his mind at rest before welcoming her into his illustrious family. Impressed by Stamford Towers, but eager to escape the heady charm offensive of Claribel and her father, the Duke cannot shake the instinct that something is not right and remains on his guard. Even so, he is shocked to discover a sad young woman, Giona, alone watching the sunset over the magnificent gardens. He is astonished to discover that she is the niece of Sir Jarvis, but lives hidden away like a ?skeleton in the closet?. Horrified by her story of mistreatment, and intrigued by the mystery that surrounds her, the Duke offers Giona his protection and vows to uncover the family secret and restore her fortunes. But Sir Jarvis is just as committed to keeping his family secrets buried forever and will stop at nothing to keep his reputation intact. Two determined men, both used to getting their own way, but this time only one of them can win.Show book
The beautiful Lady Sheila Rosswood’s father had lost nearly all his money on ‘get rich quick’ schemes which did not materialise although they seemed so good at first. He tried and tried to become a millionaire, but he was never lucky as none of his investments were ever successful. When he died, Sheila found that she had no money, Rosswood Hall was in a state of disrepair and neglect and her father had sold everything that was saleable in the house including her mother’s most precious jewellery. She was the only child and so her father’s Earldom and Rosswood Hall passed to a cousin, whom she had never liked and her parents had consistently refused to invite him to the house or be pleasant to him. When he arrived to claim his inheritance, he new Earl not surprisingly made it very clear that he did not want her in the house and she was forced to pack up her belongings and leave her beloved home for ever. In a state of despair Sheila turned to the ever faithful old family butler, Wilkins, and his wife, who was the cook, to help her. He devised a plan to find her a job as a secretary, as she had so diligently and efficiently handled all her father’s affairs for several years. Wilkins takes her to an employment agency in London and she becomes the secretary to the eldest son of the Duke of Craigstone, Viscount Stone, who is tall, charming and good-looking. How Sheila helps the Viscount, when he appeals to her, to save his brother from Chinese kidnappers, who are intent of extorting a large sum of money for his release. And how together they expose the man who cheated her father out of much of his money and how they eventually find the love they are both seeking is all told in this romantic tale by BARBARA CARTLAND.Show book
Octavia is intent on finding out the truth behind the video Jason showed her, and she won’t let anyone stop her. But when her brother Tony goes missing, the prime suspect in his disappearance is Sebastian Viteri, who is back in town and wishes to run his late brother’s business. Facing a new dangerous and devious enemy, Octavia will have to seek help from an unexpected ally and race against time to save those she loves. This is the third and final installment in the three-book Loving Your Enemy series. Reading order: HERS TO TAKE (Book 1) HERS TO SAVE (Book 2) HERS TO LOVE (Book 3)Show book
Navy SEAL Jaxon Hyland can fix anything—except the inconvenient attraction he's always had for his gorgeous best friend. It was easy to maintain a hands-off policy when he was deployed half a world away but when Thora pops up on Duchess Island, the Caribbean paradise Jack calls home, everything changes. Emotionally bruised by a bad breakup, Thora needs Jack now more than ever. Jack has never been able to tell her no, not even when she asks him to marry her. It's supposed to be temporary. 100% fake. Platonic. But how long can that really last when she's the only woman he's ever wanted? Duchess Island by Kat Cantrell Claiming Her SEAL Revealing Her SEAL Commanding Her SEAL Redeeming Her SEAL Protecting Her SEAL Rescuing Her SEAL Marrying Her SEALShow book