I never imagined things could get worse, but they do. The men who took us have no mercy. They won't stop until they've destroyed Rafe for something he has no memory of, and I'm their weapon of choice.
Tortured and defiled, they make me wish I was back in that cabin where death was favorable to drawing another breath, but our captors can't break what's already broken.
What scares me is the madness I see festering inside Rafe.
I've taken his freedom, his career, his reputation, yet despite all I've done, he's determined to fight for me, kill for me, give everything he is for me. He'll even die for me.
NOTE TO READERS: FERVENT is a psychological dark romance thriller with kidnapping and other disturbing themes. Intended for mature readers. Not for the faint of heart. You've been warned. Book 3 in the Condemned series.
Sparks fly in the finale of the Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James Place series, as the last wicked rogue meets his match.
When Rosalind Sharpe gains the attention of the deliciously wicked Duke of Avendale, she’s torn between her distracting attraction to the notorious rogue and the knowledge that he—rich as Croesus—is the perfect target for a deception that will put her swindling days behind her.
However, Avendale is no fool. After he discovers the tantalizing lady packing up to leave London with his coins in tow, he confronts her with a scandalous proposition: she can have all the money she requires…for a week in his bed.
Desperate for the funds, Rose agrees, but on one condition: he must never question her motives. Avendale quickly sees beneath her mask and discovers she is more than passion and pleasure—she is everything he has ever desired. But claiming her requires he unveil her secrets and lose her forever. Unless he can put his own dark past aside and risk everything for a chance at love.
USA Today bestselling author Gayle Callen creates an unforgettable story of mistaken identity and irresistible attraction in this first in a wonderfully engaging series set in the Scottish Highlands.
Shaken from sleep during the night and bundled off to the Highlands by a burly Scot, Riona is at first terrified, then livid. Hugh McCallum insists they were promised to each other as children to ensure peace between their clans. The stubborn laird refuses to believe he's kidnapped the wrong Catriona Duff. Instead, he embarks on a campaign of slow-burning seduction.
At first, Hugh cares only what their marriage can do for his people. Now he's starting to crave Riona for her own sake, but her true identity jeopardizes his clan's contract. And unless she chooses to risk all to be his bride, he'll lose the only thing he prizes more than the lands he's fought so hard to save—the passionate marriage they could have together.
“Lorraine Heath’s books are always magic.”—Cathy Maxwell
“[Heath’s] deftly skilled story-telling entrances and enthralls from the first page to last.”—Karen Hawkins
Historical romance readers just can’t get enough of the Lost Lords of Pembrook. In her previous book, She Tempts the Duke, New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath introduced three brooding and intensely passionate brothers determined to reclaim their stolen birthright, as their righteous quest inadvertently leads each one down a separate path to true love. The story continues with Heath’s Lord of Temptation, as a dark and dangerous lord hardened by a life at sea sets his sights on one virtuous woman who, unlike so many of his conquests, would deny him what he hungers for most. When it comes to creating breathtaking love stories, irresistible rogue heroes, and heart-stopping sensuality, Lorraine Heath always delivers—and this Lord is one temptation no romance lover should resist…especially fans of Lisa Kleypas and Liz Carlyle!
The Marquis of Darincourt who is the greatest matrimonial catch in the Beau Monde decides at last that he will get married and has chosen Lady Charlotte Warde to be his wife.
He has been pursued for years by every debutante and ambitious mother, but he has, however, preferred the sophisticated married women who amuse him with their provocative wit and attractions.
He is a hero from the war with Napoleon and the Duke Wellington had twice awarded him the Gold Medal for Bravery.
As he is the owner of one of the most famous houses in England, immensely rich and of high social standing, he is determined not to be married except for himself as a man.
However, as his family are so insistent on his marrying for an heir to carry on the title, he drives to Lady Charlotte's house to ask her to be his wife.
When he arrives to his astonishment Lady Charlotte informs him that she is going to marry the young Duke of Nottingham simply because he is a Duke.
Furious and frustrated, he drives his phaeton away, but is stopped on the drive by a young girl who begs him to take her with him.
The beautiful Serla Ashton is the niece of the Earl of Langwarde and Lady Charlotte's cousin, who has been very badly treated because her mother ran away the night before her Wedding to a Royal Prince.
Serla persuades the Marquis to take her to London and on the way he has the brilliant idea of saving himself from being laughed at for losing Lady Charlotte by announcing that he and Serla are engaged to be married.
She agrees to the charade and with the help of the Marquis's grandmother she becomes one of the beauties of the Beau Monde overnight.
How the Marquis is delighted at making people believe that it is he who has rejected Lady Charlotte rather than the other way round.
How Lady Charlotte takes a bitter and frightening revenge on Serla and the Marquis and how they both eventually find the love they are seeking is all related in this exciting and unusual story by BARBARA CARTLAND.
Emily Peters was starting her life over with a great career in a place she'd always dreamed about. The last thing she was looking for was a man after the abuse she received from her husband.
Greyson McKenzie never thought he'd find another woman after his wife left and didn't necessarily care. He had his ranch and was surrounded by people he cared about.
Until Emily strolled into his life.
Can people find their true soulmates later in life? And can Emily get over the damage her husband had done to her self-esteem to allow Grey into her heart?
One summer night, Edward Alcott gives in to temptation and kisses Lady Julia Kenney in a dark garden. However, the passion she stirs within him is best left in the shadows as she weds his twin, the Earl of Greyling. But when tragedy strikes, to honor the vow he makes to his dying brother, Edward must pretend to be Greyling until the countess delivers her babe.
After her husband returns from a two-month sojourn, Julia finds him changed. Bolder, more daring, and more wicked—even if he does limit their encounters to kisses. With each passing day, she falls more deeply in love.
For Edward the embers of desire sparked on that long-ago night are quickly rekindled. He yearns to be her husband in truth. But if she discovers his ruse, she will despise him—and English law prevents him from marrying his brother’s widow. Yet he must dare to risk everything and reveal his secrets if he is to truly take all.
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