A bonus Cunningham Family novella from USA Today bestselling author Ember Casey.
Two couples. Two struggles. Two wicked stories...
Ward Brannon would do anything to protect Louisa Cunningham. No one's ever gotten under his skin the way she has--or inspired such a hunger. But now that he knows the truth about her identity, it's becoming increasingly clear that the two of them are worlds apart. Is their explosive passion enough to hold them together?
Lily Frazer's been through her share of ups and downs with the brooding Calder Cunningham, but she's never faced a challenge like this. She's determined to do whatever it takes to ease his pain--even if it takes all night.
The Cunningham Family Reading Order:
His Wicked Games (Book 1)
Truth or Dare (Book 2)
Sweet Victory (Book 2.5)
Her Wicked Heart (Book 3)
Take You Away (Book 3.5)
Lost and Found (Book 4)
Completely (short story)
Their Wicked Wedding (Book 5)
A Cunningham Christmas (Book 5.5)
Their Wicked Forever (Book 6)
Additional Cunningham Family Books:
Always Wicked (companion novel)
The Cunningham Family Bonus Stories
This classic novel of farmers, outlaws, and forbidden romance beautifully evokes seventeenth-century rural life in England’s West Country.Amidst the social and religious upheaval of seventeenth-century England, the once-noble Doone family has been transformed. Now a notorious clan of outlaws, the Doones show their victims no mercy—a lesson the yeoman John Ridd learns when they murder his father. Though he longs for revenge, John must continue to provide for his mother and sister. But his life as a respectable, peace-loving farmer is turned on its head when he meets the beautiful Lorna Doone. As a member of the Doone clan, Lorna is John’s sworn enemy. Yet he cannot help loving her. In a desperate act to save her from her own family, John must risk everything—and finally confront his past in a way that will change both his and Lorna’s lives forever. First published in 1869, R. D. Blackmore’s timeless tale of star-crossed lovers combines vivid depictions of early modern England with a dramatic narrative that culminates in tragic violence.
Fleeing her scheming stepmother and a forced marriage, beautiful young heiress Thelma Fernhurst stumbles across a magnificent house like the Fairy Palace of her dreams. More amazing still, in its grounds she finds a circus, complete with lions and tigers and a Big Top – and loses her heart to its dashing owner, the Earl of Merstone!
But the runaway’s dream turns to a nightmare when Thelma discovers that the Earl has an evil, scheming relative of his own – and unless a trembling Thelma can save him from a ravenous tiger, the Circus of Love will turn to a Circus of Death!
INTRIGUE. TENSION. LOVE AFFAIRS:
In The Historical Romance series, a set of stand-alone novels, Vivian Stuart builds her compelling narratives around the dramatic lives of sea captains, nurses, surgeons, and members of the aristocracy.
Stuart takes us back to the societies of the 20th century, drawing on her own experience of places across Australia, India, East Asia, and the Middle East.
Young Doctor Mason was dedicated, sympathetic, and a very good doctor. When Kate Cluny came to assist him in his practice she knew she was going to enjoy her work, even though, in off-duty moments, Joe Mason was cool and distant to her.
And then one day Barbie Ryker walked into the surgery and asked to see Joe Mason again ... Barbie Ryker who was beautiful and clever, and who had broken Joe's heart once before. Kate didn't know just how Barbie was going to win Joe back again, but she knew the lovely, scheming woman was going to try ...
A shy English Rose blossoms into an exotic bird of paradise in this thrillingly romantic twist on the tale of Cinderella. With her slender, graceful, almost elfin beauty, Odetta may not look like a Cinderella but it’s she who must stay at home while her aristocratic friend is dressed by the great couturiers and dances at Society balls. That is, until she’s whisked to Paris as her friend’s lady’s maid – and, on a crazy impulse, borrows a fabulous dress and a mask and slips unnoticed into a Venetian Masked Ball. As she’s marvelling at the whirling waltzes, Chinese lanterns and glamorously costumed guests, a tall, handsome masked and cloaked man asks, ‘Are you waiting for some laggard partner or have you just dropped down from the sky to bemuse us poor mortals?’Cinderella has gone to the ball! No longer ‘Miss Nobody from Nowhere’, she lives the dream, playing the part of a French Princesse and quickly finding her feet in the fashionable world… But just as quickly she loses her heart to her masked hero – and her impossible dream becomes a nightmare because her new life and love is all a lie.
Love locked inAristide, the Duc de Savigne is literally Lord of all he surveys – including the women who throw themselves at his feet only to be trampled and scorned. Arrogant and promiscuous, his wild orgies and rampant behaviour are “defaming the name of Savigne and making it a byword for every outrage, scandal and vice...”Yet, when asked to marry this man without even meeting him, innocent beauty Syrilla happily agrees. Even when she finds herself bride to this embittered man, obsessed with his love for a murdered Chère amie she adores her ‘White Knight’ with a passion… Can it be that her pure unsullied love is the key that frees his locked-in-heart?
Love and LindaThe rags to riches and romance tale of Linda Snell takes us on a rollercoaster ride of a life – from sleazy beginnings via a Convent school to the glamour of the West End stage and the London fashion scene. Pursued by all the wrong men and eluded by the right ones, Linda scales the dizzy heights where her passion for Harry, a world-famous aviator, is dashed by his sudden death. Marrying in desperation the wrong man for all the wrong reasons, humble is transformed into Lady Blaxly but still happiness is a distant dream… Until one unlikely man holds out the hope that Linda will finally find a true and lasting love.
A Viking warrior’s unwanted bride may be exactly the woman he needs in this sexy medieval romance set in nineth century Scotland.
When her brother-in-law kills her husband and lays siege to her lands, Ragnhild Thorendottar would do anything to escape the murderous brute and protect her younger sister. Agreeing to marry a warrior she’s never met, Ragn make the perilous journey to his remote island. But Gunnar Olafson’s belief in love died with his family. The man to whom Ragn is betrothed does not want a bride! But as yuletide approaches, Gunnar finds his isolated existence transformed by her warmth and beaty. Perhaps Ragn will even melt her Viking warrior’s frozen heart . . .
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