The Duke of Ravenham (Dex) lost a bet and must bring Miss Gabriella (Brie) Gordon into society. Her family connections are not desirable in London society, but Dex may be the one man that can help her make a brilliant match. As Dex gets to know Brie and their friendship builds, will he be able to let her go?
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?
Robert, Viscount Alderton, sees his future wife under the mistletoe and kisses her, only to discover that the woman he thought was his future wife was her cousin, Isabella. A rake witnesses the encounter and sees Isabella as fair game. Can Robert protect Isabella (Lella) or is she ruined in society?
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 Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn, Colin Bridgerton has been traveling the Regency world and is not surprised when he returns to be the focus of the matchmaking mamas. He understands that he must start looking for a wife and is greatly surprised when his sister’s best friend, Penelope, is the woman catching his eye. Penelope has had a crush on Colin for years but is a realist. At 28, she is firmly on the shelf and destined to watch her beloved Colin raise babies with one of the glittering young women new to the marriage market. When it becomes clear to Penelope that Colin isn’t the carefree man he projects to the world, will his inner darkness scare her away? Romancing Mister Bridgerton is the fourth book in the Bridgerton series.
In Devil’s Bride by Stephanie Laurens, Honoria Weatherby is a governess in Regency England. When she finds herself compromised by the dangerously dark Devil Cynster, he shocks everyone by asking for her hand in marriage. Not even those who know Devil best think he’ll go through with the wedding. Honoria has no intention of tying herself down to a man. She’s looking for adventure. When a Cynster cousin is murdered she vows to find the killer and then head into the wide world for a taste of the unknown. Can she deny her growing attraction to Devil and would she trade attraction for what she always thought she wanted?Devil’s Bride is the first in a series of Cynster novels now reaching over twenty installments.
In The Duke’s Offer by Felicity Goforth, Charlotte Barton is a spinster caring for her father who has earned a fortune in pottery. When Charles Randall rides into the country to tell her that her father is ill, he doesn’t anticipate the interest of his cash-strapped brother, the Duke of Walmer. With growing affection toward Charlotte, will Charles expose his brother’s true motives? Can Charlotte turn down the offer of a Duke?
In Triumph and Treasure by Collette Cameron, Angelina Ellsworth discovers that the man she married hours before is married to someone else in France. To escape a scandal, she travels to England playing the part of a newly widowed young woman. She soon finds that she’s pregnant and scandal seems inevitable. Flynn, the Earl of Luxmoore, finds himself in untenable circumstances when his father commits suicide after losing the family fortune to Lord Waterford, fortunately for Flynn there’s a potential out. Lord Waterford is willing to restore all to Flynn and his family if only the young Lord will marry his niece. With an invalid sister, sick mother and aging grandmother to care for, does Flynn really have a choice?
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?