Young love ignites more than just romance
Dillon Walker's life is all about the plan. Finish high school with honors, stay out of trouble, and make his dad proud of him by following in his footsteps. A boyfriend doesn't figure into it—can't figure into it. Not with a homophobic dad, and a group of friends ready to discipline every queer they come across.
But a chance encounter while snowboarding ignites a long-standing infatuation, turning all of Dillon's plans upside down.
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The Duke of Laverdale is ambitious to be appointed Master of the Horse and the new
Queen Adelaide is determined that behaviour at Court should be moral after the licentiousness of King George IV.
The Duke therefore ends his affaire de coeur with the enchanting Lady Sybil Mersham and drops his ballet dancer mistress as well.
Up to now he has been determined not to be married, but he now decides to become respectable and find a suitable bride as befits his standing.
As he has always avoided debutantes, he asks the Marquis of Coleburn, whom he has known since he was a boy, to help him.
The Marquis is delighted and tells the Duke that he has the perfect wife for him in his beautiful daughter Oleta, who would have been a debutante by now but for family mourning.
The Duke arranges to visit the Marquis, who returns home to tell his daughter that she is a very lucky girl.
Oleta, however, is horrified at the idea of marrying a man she has never seen and who obviously cannot be in love with her. She is very romantic and loves the country especially the woods, which have a magical influence on her and she talks to them when she rides through them on her beloved horse, Apollo.
When the Marquis tells her that she cannot refuse the Duke, even if he has to drag her to the altar, Oleta runs away to her old Nanny in Norfolk, having no idea of the dangers she might face on the journey.
When the Duke arrives to stay with the Marquis, he is appalled to learn that, because she is afraid of him, Oleta has ridden off on her own. He then follows her as he has a much faster horse than anyone else.
How the Duke finds Oleta in a dangerous predicament and how he saves her.
How, not knowing who he is, she is impressed by his intelligence, his kindness and his bravery.
And how, when they finally escape from horse-thieves, he takes her to a place where they can be alone and how there they can both dream the same dream of love, is all told in this thrilling romance by BARBARA CARTLAND.
After a rash argument in White’s Club, Sir Denzil Caversham is embroiled in a duel, which ends in his accidentally killing his foe, a well-known member of Society, and he is forced into exile for three years in America.
His absence leaves his ailing wife impoverished, so their beautiful daughter, Thalia, decides to rescue the family by working at a fashionable milliner’s shop serving the tastes of the ladies of London’s Beau Monde.
Under the assumed name of ‘Thalia Carver’, she catches the eye of the dashing and handsome Earl of Hellingham, who is instantly determined to make her his mistress and offers her endless inducements and she refuses them all.
The Earl has no idea who Thalia really is, nor that she is the anonymous author of a provocative book poking fun at the ‘English Gentleman’ that is the talk of the Social World and all the Gentleman’s Clubs of St. James’s.
At first appalled by the Earl’s advances, Thalia is soon irresistibly drawn by his magnificent magnetism and his underlying tenderness.
But, as love blossoms in her heart, she knows that it can never be.
The Earl must never find out the true identity of the milliner’s work girl who has stolen his heart.
In this second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack’s New Adult, Texas-set Rusk University series, which began with All Lined Up, a young woman discovers that you can’t only fight for what you believe in . . . sometimes you have to fight for what you love
Dylan fights for lost causes. Probably because she used to be one.
Environmental issues, civil rights, education—you name it, she’s probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail for a few hours, she meets Silas Moore. He’s in for a different kind of fighting. And though he’s arrogant and not at all her type, she can’t help being fascinated with him. Yet another lost cause.
Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it’s trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He’s met girls like her before—fixers, he calls them, desperate to heal the damage and make him into their ideal boyfriend. But he doesn’t think he’s broken, and he definitely doesn’t need a girlfriend trying to change him. Until, that is, his anger issues and rash decisions threaten the only thing he really cares about, his spot on the Rusk University football team. Dylan might just be the perfect girl to help.
Because Silas Moore needs some fixing after all.
The heart-breakingly handsome Duke of Tynemouth is appalled to find that his torrid affaire d’coeur with the alluring Aline, Countess of Langstone, is destined to end, because Queen Victoria insists that he marries one of Prince Albert’s German relatives, who is fat and ugly.
To refuse is unthinkable, so, in desperation, he agrees to pre-empt his Monarch by cynically marrying Aline’s innocent young niece, Honora.
The beautiful Honora is horrified at the prospect of marrying a man she has never met, let alone love, but she has little choice.
Heartbroken and facing a life without the love she has always dreamt about, a husband who seems to hate her and a wedding night she dreads, she flees and falls prey to an even worse fate.
Now that he might lose her forever, the Duke realises that it is not hate for Honora that beats in his heart. It is love!
But has his awakening come too late?
Mary wakes in the darkness of a dungeon after being abducted by a fearsome warrior. Suddenly her prison door opens to reveal a large man hidden in black shroud. He calls himself Michael, the Dark One. As a favour to his friend Magnus (from Legendary Warrior), Michael has come to rescue her. They travel across unknown territory seeking safety, and Mary falls in love with Michael's strength and kindness. But when they finally reach the protection of Magnus's home, it is to find that the warrior who had first abducted her has issued a decree: wed him, or the innocent villagers will die. Mary now must choose between her love for Michael and the lives of innocent people. Will Michael be able to save her again...or will a dark secret destroy them both?
The beautiful Lady Eleta Renton returns from France where she has stayed long over her time at the Convent School in Paris.Because her mother had married again after becoming widowed and then she died too, Eleta was in no hurry to come homeWhen she arrives back in London, rather sad at leaving the Convent School, she is horrified when her stepfather, whom she had never liked, tells her that she is to marry the Duke of Hazelware, because he is important to him in his business of shipbuilding and the Duke requires a wife with money.As she had never even seen the Duke, Eleta protested violently, especially when she learns her intended husband is over fifty, but her stepfather informs her that he is her Guardian by law until she is twenty-one and that will not be until the end of the year.As she is terrified at being forced into this marriage, she decides that the only course open to her is to run awayShe learns from her mother’s maid, Betty, of whom she is very fond, that there is an Agency nearby where she might be able to find a position as a secretary or a Governess.At the Agency the only place available is with the Marquis of Teringford, who has a very tiresome, badly behaved child of nine years of age, with whom no Governess will stay and has apparently run through a large number of them. One of them actually said when she left that she was a child of the Devil.Because she is desperate and despite Betty’s misgivings at the Marquis’s apparently doubtful reputation, Eleta takes the position and goes to his magnificent house in Hertfordshire.Here she finds that the small child has never been loved, which is the reason why she is so difficult. Also the Marquis is seldom there and, when he is, he scolds and lectures his daughter to distraction.How Eleta eventually tames and finds love for her pupil and for herself is all told in this romantic and moving tale by BARBARA CARTLAND.