Spend December with each of the McKenzie siblings as they start their own family traditions and try to keep the romance alive with the stress of the season.
Michael and Lily struggle to find a private moment together when the twins and new baby constantly need their attention.
Sebastian is aware of something that Carla should have known well before him.
Ruben and Rosie find the spirit of Christmas on the ice, and move forward with their life in a surprise that Ruben has planned.
Lucien is still haunted by ghosts of his past, but with Sabrina's help, he's finally able to move past it.
Ramon and Noah spend the evening of their wedding preparing for their honeymoon. (MM explicit chapter)
And the Epilogue, well, you'll have to read the novella…
NT Times & USA Today Bestselling author, Lexi Buchanan brings you a novella to wrap up the McKenzie series.
#1.5 The Wedding
After an evening dinner with renowned French ballet dancer and beauty, Nicole de Prêt, handsome young buck about town, the Marquis of Sarne, is stirred from a deep sleep to realise that he has been drugged and then rendered unconscious.
And he is in a strange bed in a strange house somewhere in London.
Far worse though is the revelation that in his stupor someone has married him to some young servant girl he does not even know by his bitter enemy, Lord Kirkhampton.
To avoid the likely scandal and humiliation that his predicament will bring him, he decides to take his ‘bride’ to his house in Grosvenor Square and there to arrange a divorce as best he can.
But soon he realises that this girl was not a willing participant in Lord Kirkhampton’s deceitful trick nor is she the plain servant girl he had assumed at first.
In fact Romana Wardell is startlingly beautiful and attractive, remarkably intelligent and every bit as appalled by their situation as he is.
Then the more that the reluctant newlyweds become acquainted, the less the urgency they feel to put this forced ‘marriage’ to an early end.
Perhaps after all she has the makings of a Marchioness of Sarne!
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.
Petula is young, breathtakingly beautiful and, after her father’s death, stricken with grief and with poverty as well. The family Manor is all but falling down, she is at the mercy of her dissolute loser of an uncle, who plans to sell her off in marriage and pocket the lion’s share of her dowry!
Then Fate in the shape of a carriage crash brings a dashing Major to Petula’s door.
And so begins Petula’s thrilling rollercoaster ride through the twists and turns of love.
A tale of rags to riches – and above all romance!From a London gentleman’s club he can ill-afford to a grand highland castle … From near bankruptcy to fabulous wealth, handsome ‘man about town’ Talbot Marsham’s life changes forever when he inherits the title Earl of Cairnloch – as well as the castle and clan chieftainship that go with it.
With the beautiful young Tara at his side, he assumes his throne and faces a clan bristling with suspicion of the English and then, on the castle’s slippery roof, a crazed, knife-wielding cousin consumed with hate. And just as he faces losing his life, he loses his heart – forever.
“Medieval fans have a real treat in store in Dodd’s newest. Dodd fashions her hero and heroine with such candor and wit that it tempts the imagination.” —Publishers Weekly
A Lady’s Choice
Only desperation can make strong-willed Lady Alisoun hire Sir David of Radcliffe to protect her castle. He had once been a hero renowned for his brave daring and knightly skills. But few know what he has been doing these past years.
A Hero Again
At George’s Cross estate, Sir David does indeed discover danger afoot. But the danger that surprises him most is how quickly his own well-protected heart is falling to a fiery damsel who brings him to his knees. When put to the test, he must make a sacrifice. But will he lose his heart . . . or his life?
Praise for Christina Dodd
“Nobody writes historical romance better.” —Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times–bestselling author
“A joy to read.” —Laura Kinsale, New York Times–bestselling author
“Treat yourself to a fabulous book—anything by Christina Dodd.” —Jill Barnett, New York Times–bestselling author
Almost in a heartbeat demure soon to be a debutante Carmella Bramforde plunges from virtue into a High Society world of lies, deceit, adultery and worse. Dressed to kill and made up as one of the notorious professional beauties, she plans to burgle the Marquis of Ingleton’s house party to retrieve the family heirloom her brother Gerry lost at cards. Horrified by the depravity and vice, Carmella dices with death at the hands of a genuine burglar. The question is can love save her from sinking further into this sordid and seamy world?
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