When her sister is left at the altar at her destination wedding, Deanna Riley hunts down the groom – her long time friend Nick Wallace – to give him a piece of her mind. She has no idea what excuses or explanations to expect, but the last thing she expects is to sympathize with him once he tells his side of the story.
Actually, no. The last thing she expects is for the conversation to turn into…more than a conversation. And if there’s anything the heartbroken, jilted bride doesn’t need, it’s a fling between her sister and would-be husband.
Now Nick and Deanna are desperate to atone for what they’ve done, but even as they struggle to patch things up with Deanna’s sister, they can’t deny that the unexpected night on the beach ignited a flame that refuses to die.
This 30,500 word novella was previously published.
"With wonderfully drawn characters, intrigue, and tantalizing passion, Rodale is certain to delight readers and keep them waiting, with baited breath, for more.—Publishers Weekly
One of the freshest and most exciting voices in the new generation of historical romance writers, the delightful Maya Rodale concludes her Writing Girls quartet with Seducing Mr. Knightly. This witty and wonderful Regency romp features a plucky young heroine—the advice columnist Dear Annabelle, writing for The London Weekly—who, following the advice of her own readers, sets out to capture the heart of her handsome employer by any means necessary. Do you love the charming and captivating romance novels of Elizabeth Boyle, Laura Lee Guhrke, and Suzanne Enoch? Then Seducing Mr. Knightly should be most definitely on your agenda!
Tiffany and Laurie have had issues with their grades and their professor has had issues with their goofing off. Now the semester is almost over and they have no way to catch up and pass this class. The Professor has a way for them to pass, and one would be all for it, the other however is more innocent. The moment of truth is on them and now it's time to pay the piper or learn what academic mistakes can do to your life.
On the night of the Parkhurst ball, someone had a scandalous tryst in the library.
Was it Lord Canby, with the maid, on the divan? Or Miss Fairchild, with a rake, against the wall? Perhaps the butler did it.
All Charlotte Highwood knows is this: it wasn’t her. But rumors to the contrary are buzzing. Unless she can discover the lovers’ true identity, she’ll be forced to marry Piers Brandon, Lord Granville—the coldest, most arrogantly handsome gentleman she’s ever had the misfortune to embrace.
When it comes to emotion, the man hasn’t got a clue.
But as they set about finding the mystery lovers, Piers reveals a few secrets of his own. The oh-so-proper marquess can pick locks, land punches, tease with sly wit . . . and melt a woman’s knees with a single kiss. The only thing he guards more fiercely than Charlotte’s safety is the truth about his dark past.
Their passion is intense. The danger is real. Soon Charlotte’s feeling torn. Will she risk all to prove her innocence? Or surrender it to a man who’s sworn to never love?
Once upon a time, a historical romance author created a family . . .
But not just any family. Eight brothers and sisters, assorted in-laws, sons and daughters, nieces and nephews (not to mention an overweight corgi) plus an irrepressible matriarch who's a match for any of them . . . These are the Bridgertons: less a family than a force of nature. Through eight bestselling novels, readers laughed, cried, and fell in love. But they wanted more.
And so the readers asked the author . . .
What happens next? Does Simon ever read his father's letters? Do Francesca and Michael become parents? Who would win in a Pall Mall grudge match?
Does "The End" really have to be the end?
Now, with The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After, Julia Quinn delivers eight sexy, funny, and heartwarming "2nd Epilogues" plus a bonus story about none other than the wise and witty matriarch Violet Bridgerton herself. So get to know the Bridgertons all over again—because Happily Ever After is a whole lot of fun.
Almost identical in their golden-haired, blue-eyed beauty and similarly named, cousins Antonia ‘Toni’ Combe and Latonia Hythe are nevertheless very different personalities.
Desperate to avoid a journey to India forced on her by her stern uncle, Kenrick Combe, the new Lord Branscombe, and which would prevent her marrying the man she desperately loves , the flirtatious and capricious Toni beseeches her cousin to take her place as her Uncle Kenrick has not seen Toni for many years.
So conscientious Latonia nervously accepts the pretence, assumes the role of her cousin and then sets sail with her stern protector for India.
Berated and frowned upon by his Lordship for her cousin’s ‘misdeeds’, Latonia nevertheless looks forward to the adventure of visiting and seeing India, until her deception is revealed to his Lordship’s fury!
But, when she overhears a sinister plot to kill him, she rushes in the night to warn him and is rewarded with passionate kiss, she suddenly knows that it is not hate but love that burns in her heart – love for a man who must surely despise her forever –
In nineteenth-century France, a young woman is caught in a treacherous web of spies, intrigue, and dangerous romance. During the final years of the Napoleonic Wars, desolate Emily Micklen has few options after her loving fiancé, Jack, dies in battle. With child, she is sure to face ruinous scandal, rejection from her Puritanical father, and absolute poverty should she be cast out. Her only escape is to accept the proposal of a scarred and taciturn soldier. Emily is Major Angus McCartney’s chance for escape as well—from the loneliness and haunting grief over the sins of his past and the tragic death of his mistress. Then, as Napoleon cuts a swath across Europe, Angus is sent to France to snare a notorious female French spy. But neither he nor Emily is prepared for where the mission will lead them—straight into a trap of family betrayals and deadly secrets. Now, in a time of war, Emily and Angus will discover that their hard-won love could be the only thing that can save them.