On the wrong side of thirty, Austin Montgomery is ready to settle down. Unfortunately, his inked sleeves and scruffy beard isn’t the suave business appearance some women crave. Only finding a woman who can deal with his job, as a tattoo artist and owner of Montgomery Ink, his seven meddling siblings, and his own gruff attitude won’t be easy.
Finding a man is the last thing on Sierra Elder’s mind. A recent transplant to Denver, her focus is on opening her own boutique. Wanting to cover up scars that run deeper than her flesh, she finds in Austin a man that truly gets to her—in more ways than one.
Although wary, they embark on a slow, tempestuous burn of a relationship. When blasts from both their pasts intrude on their present, however, it will take more than a promise of what could be to keep them together.
Seduced by a Marquis is the 8th book in USA Today bestselling author, Carole Mortimer’s, Amazon #1 and highly acclaimed Regency Unlaced Series.
Author’s Note: The stories in the Regency Unlaced, Knight Security, and Alpha Series, have stronger sexual content and language than my other books.
Bella is tired of being forced into obeying her older brother’s dictates, but each time she tries to rebel he uses the one thing he knows will make her agree to do anything he asks of her. Her younger sister, Esther.
Lord Lysander Falkner has only been the Marquis of Trent for a matter of months, and already he’s grown tired and jaded, of Society and the over eager mamas and their daughters all trying to tempt him into marriage. When he meets Isabella Reynolds he believes she’s different, that he might finally have found a woman who isn’t only interested in his title and fortune.
Within a matter of days he discovers how mistaken he was.
When Bella finds herself actually betrothed to the handsome marquis, a man she is deeply attracted to but she knows has every reason to distrust her, her future looks bleaker than ever.
But someone doesn’t want to see the two of them married, and when an attempt is made on their lives the only people they can trust is each other.
Other books by Carole Mortimer
Handsome, wealthy and always hotly pursued by London’s Society beauties, the Duke of Wydeminster is a gentleman very much in demand – yet his affaires de coeur invariably leave him dissatisfied and feeling trapped, especially his current one with the beautiful Fenella Newbury, who is married to a much older husband.
What he needs in his life is not more love affairs, but a new challenge and very much sooner than he could have expected one presents itself.
First in the baffling form of a strange young woman called Aldora, who accosts him in unlikely circumstances and insists that her mother intends to force him to marry her, while also avowing her deep hatred of the Duke for reasons that he cannot fathom.
Next comes the revelation that Aldora’s mother, the ambitious Marchioness of Berkhampton has suggested to Queen Victoria that the Duke should become the new Viceroy of India – a position hardly less than that of a King!
But there is a catch.
Aldora indeed spoke the truth!
In order to be considered for the supreme position of Viceroy, he must marry this young woman who despises and detests him –
New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell returns with a delicious new series, The Brides of Wishmore
What happens when a bride says maybe?
She'd once been the toast of London, but now scandal has brought her down. Still, pretty, petted Lady Tara Davidson can't believe her new fate. She had wanted to marry for love . . . but her profligate father has promised her hand to none other than Breccan Campbell, the "Beast of Aberfeldy" and laird of the valley's most despised clan! Well, Tara may have to marry him, but Breccan can't make her love him—can he?
What happens when the groom insists?
Breccan Campbell is nobody's fool. He knows that Tara is trouble. Yet he's determined to reform the Campbell name even if it means forging an alliance with the arrogant beauty. There's no doubt that Tara is a challenge, and Breccan loves nothing more. For he's vowed to thoroughly seduce Tara—and make her his in more than name alone.
Their war of wills was on!Gina had been young, in awe of the older man who swept her off her feet, lifting her into a bright world of new experiences. But after ten years of marriage, she found herself fearful of totally disappearing, becoming nothing more than an extension of her husband. Panic-stricken, Gina ran three thousand miles away, determined to become a whole, fully functional human being in her own right.David would have none of it, as resolute to win her back as she was to shed his controlling influence. What a shame their sex life held explosive passions so thrilling Gina feared his soft seductions might weaken her resolve. And that's exactly what David counted on... PRAISE FOR RENEE ROSZEL:"She is delightful, eloquent and humorous all in one." —Rendezvous Magazine"Talented...realistically excellent characterization" —Romantic Times
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.
“[Gibson’s] a winner!”—Detroit Free Press How does an adored, New York Times and USA Today bestselling, two-time RITA® Award winning romance fiction star follow a phenomenal hit like True Love and Other Disasters? With Nothing But Trouble! Rachel Gibson, who occupies a very special place in readers’ hearts alongside Lori Foster and Jennifer Crusie, delights with this funny, smart, and sexy story of an ex- starlet’s attempt to start over as the personal assistant to a cantankerous—but very hot—ex-hockey player. Nothing But Trouble is nothing but wonderful!