Mrs. Valerie Carlton is the widow of a soldier that died in the Peninsular Wars. When she marries for love, Valerie’s social-climbing father disowns her. With her husband gone, she finds herself making her way as a governess. When an employer’s son gets a little too aggressive, Valerie finds herself without a job or a reference. Making her way to the home of a friend, Valerie’s pocket is picked and that’s when she meets Sir Tarquin Arlingby, a much sought after bachelor headed to his family’s home to appease his matchmaking mama. Tarquin isn’t looking for love but finds the young widow quite appealing and as they connect, recognizes some skills that could be useful on a covert quest for the realm. Can Tarquin and Valerie work together for the good of England and then part ways, or have they built a bond that will last?
Caroline, Countess of Eskmaine is tired of being seen as the good girl that can do no wrong. She’s raising a young son, managing the estates left to her son by her late husband, and now she’s been asked to help find a suitable husband for her young cousin. She wants some adventure in her life and for someone to look at her as something other than the always-constant Caroline. In her eyes, one man is the soul of self-indulgence. Tristan, Baron Gresham has been living life much for himself. He’s traveled the Continent, sowed his wild oats and now he’s looking for a settled life. For Tristan, there is no one more suited for his settled life than Caroline. The spark between them is undeniable, but are they better suited as lovers or more? Sense & Sensuality: Caroline’s After Dark Georgian Romance (The Gravesmeres Book 3) follows A Duchess Enraged: An After Dark Version Georgian Romance (The Gravesmeres Book 2) in the After Dark Series.
In A Collector’s Item: Rowena’s After Dark Regency Romance, Alaric, The Earl of Brayleigh, is a notorious collector. When he sees the young and lovely Rowena Arlingby he knows that she will be a perfect addition to his collection. Rowena wants only one thing from the Earl and that is help finding a killer so that her brother can return to England. Trust is essential and greatly lacking in their partnership. Can they find a killer together?