By Cecilia Grant
Voted top brief Story/Novella in All approximately Romance's 2014 Reader Poll
IT must have BEEN SIMPLE...
With yet another errand to go--the buy of a searching falcon--Andrew Blackshear has Christmas thoroughly lower than keep watch over. As his sister's forthcoming marriage signs the inevitable drifting-apart of the Blackshear relations, it truly is his final probability to provide his siblings this kind of memorable, well-planned vacation their mom and dad may by no means appear to provide.
He has no time to dawdle, no time for nonsense, and positively no time to force the falconer's vexing, impulsive, lush-lipped, midnight-haired daughter to a home get together ahead of heading domestic. So why the satan did he conform to just do that?
IT could not BE extra DELICIOUSLY MIXED-UP...
Lucy Sharp has been ready all her too-quiet existence for an experience, and she or he capability to utilize this one. she is going to benefit from the residence get together as nobody has ever loved a home get together earlier than, and in the interim she will get pleasure from each minute within the corporation of amusingly stern, formidably right, outrageously good-looking Mr. Blackshear. enable him disapprove of her all he likes--it's no longer as if they are going to see one another back after today.
...or will they? while a carriage mishap and a storm from snow strand the pair miles in need of their vacation spot, threatening them with scandal and jeopardizing all their Christmas plans, they will need to interact to avoid wasting the vacation from catastrophe. And alongside the way in which they simply may examine that the easiest adventures are those you by no means could have idea to plan.
A Christmas long gone completely fallacious is an extended novella/short novel of approximately 62,000 phrases. it is a prequel to the already-available Blackshear relatives sequence. The ebook contains an excerpt of approximately 5600 phrases from A woman Awakened; the novella itself ends at in regards to the ninety% mark in your e-reader.
Blackshear family members series:
Book .5 - A Christmas long past completely Wrong
Book 1 - A girl Awakened
Book 2 - A Gentleman Undone
Book three - A lady Entangled
After graduating from the Hampton Academy for choose younger girls, Lauren grey is eventually able to go back to the land of her delivery. yet nineteenth-century India is a deadly position for an unchaperoned English girl. En course from Delhi, her caravan is besieged by way of antagonistic natives, and Lauren slightly escapes along with her lifestyles. misplaced within the jungle, she is rescued through a mysterious guy on a stallion, who sweeps her away to her vacation spot, Dahlkari—then vanishes.
the following, in a distant army outpost, Lauren by surprise unearths herself in thrall to 3 males: blond, impossible to resist Lieutenant Michael Stephens, strong, seductive Rajah Sahji Bandi, and Robert Gordon, a speeding brigand on a clandestine undertaking for the British executive. one among them wishes her useless, and one will kill to maintain her safe—for Lauren is the final dwelling witness to the bloody caravan massacre.
By Eloisa James
A Duke in Retreat
Gina was once pressured into marriage with the Duke of Girton at an age whilst she'd were at an advantage in a schoolroom than a ballroom. at once after the rite her good-looking wife swiftly fled to the continent, leaving the wedding unconsummated and Gina quite indignant.
A girl within the Middle
Now, she is likely one of the so much recognized girls in London ... residing at the fringe of scandal—desired through many males, yet resisting giving herself to any one.
A Duchess in Love
Finally, Camden, the Duke of Girton, has back domestic, to find that his naïve bride has blossomed into the toast of the ton. Which leaves Cam within the so much uncomfortable place of gaining knowledge of that he has the undesirable manners to be falling in love—with his personal wife!
By Caroline Linden
"Two digital strangers are swept right into a hot, spellbinding international of bold deception and unforeseen ardour in Caroline Linden's exciting new romance. . .
** What A Gentleman wishes **
Marcus Reese, Duke of Essex, has spent such a lot of his lifestyles pulling his dual brother out of difficulty. An occasional thanks could suffice; as an alternative, his green with envy sibling forges his identify to a wedding license and offers him with an undesirable spouse. She's a vicar's widow with a brain of her personal who could be the first individual in Marcus's well-ordered lifestyles to make him suppose. . .completely uncontrolled.
Hannah can't aid yet curse her personal idiocy. Dire straits have led her to the altar with a gentleman she not often is aware. performed for a idiot, she's embarrassed, livid, and worse, married to an both outraged stranger--an exasperating guy who unleashes all demeanour of feelings in Hannah, let alone undesirable hope. Reluctantly, she consents to play the spouse till he can deal with the mess. however the nearness of the undeniably beautiful Duke and the eagerness in his black eyes unsettles her well-guarded heart--making her are looking to accomplish that even more than ""act"" the position of joyful bride. . .
** compliment for Caroline Linden's What a lady Needs**
""A skillful mixture of sizzling sensuality and the tenderness that tempers ardour. . .don't omit it!"" --Eloisa James, *New York occasions* bestselling author
By Anthea Lawson
To pay a debt, Juliana Tate needs to settle for 5 kisses from the Earl of Eastbrook ... yet she by no means suspects how scrumptious each one kiss will be!
This Regency-set brief tale via RITA-nominated writer Anthea Lawson is 12,500 phrases (38 pages).
By Sophie Barnes
Welcome to Thorncliff Manor, the place London's elite combine, mingle, and should even locate their heart's hope . . .
There are millions of items Christopher, Viscount Spencer, may particularly do than hunt for a bride, in particular considering that adventure has taught him that girls will not be to be relied on. Then he reveals the interesting woman Sarah scrambling round in Thorncliff's conservatory and he's immediately charmed via her passionate nature. yet why is she so rationale on fending off him?
Lady Sarah may make the right bride for a peer—if now not for a tarnished earlier that she's hiding from the ton. A remain at Thorncliff Manor used to be intended to assist her plan for her destiny, no longer fall in love. but Christopher's kisses are impossible to resist, his gallantry attractive. whilst her mystery stands to be printed, will the reality smash their goals of happiness?
By Candice Hern
The widow of a well-known bishop, Grace Marlowe is either stunned and intrigued by means of the amorous adventures of her fellow Merry Widows. notwithstanding she agreed to their pact, she cannot think giving herself over to passion-until the main infamous libertine in London units his attractions on her.
John Grayston, 7th Viscount Rochdale, hasn't ever refused a guess. Now he is prepared to stake his such a lot prized ownership that there is now not a unmarried girl in all England resistant to his charms. but if the article of the guess is the prim and correct Grace Marlowe, he has to show at the complete strength of his seductive allure-without wasting his heart.
By Kate Noble
Every nice romance comes with a risk...
After a duke's betrayal, the resilient Sarah Forrester reinvents herself because the Golden girl: society's top gentle, the gorgeous and witty lifetime of the occasion. It's all a façade of course-one that protects her from one other intimate disloyalty. whilst her previous pal, Lieutenant Jackson Fletcher, returns to London, he's decided to rediscover the genuine and trusting Sarah he as soon as knew. It'll take greater than a kiss and a promise. it could even demand an blameless and beneficial deception.
Then Jackson is enlisted to aid seize the lead suspect in a murder— a guy who occurs to be Sarah's such a lot ardent suitor. Jack needs to proceed the deception, and weathering this latest and gravest betrayal can be Sarah's final attempt. yet as Jack's ardour for her grows, he should also demonstrate his personal secrets and techniques. and because the killer turns his realization to his pursuers, greater than love and belief is placed in danger.
By Lorraine Heath
"Known all through for his prowess within the bed room, Morgan Lyons, the 8th Earl of Westcliffe, can't forgive an unpardonable affront to his honor. studying his younger bride within the fingers of his brother was once a surprising blow—so he banished the attractive deceiver to the rustic and dedicated himself to the pursuit of carnal pleasure.
Claire Lyons used to be an blameless, anxious woman on her marriage ceremony day, looking chaste convenience from a early life good friend. Now, years later, she has blossomed magnificently and has again to London with one aim in brain: the seduction of her infamous husband. Unskilled within the sensual arts, she burns still for the kisses too lengthy denied her. and she or he has yet one Season to win again the center of the rogue she betrayed.
They are masters of seduction, London's maximum fanatics. dwelling for excitement, they're going to provide their hearts to not anyone . . . until eventually love takes them via surprise.
By Victoria Alexander
"In this superb new novel, number 1 *New York occasions* bestselling writer Victoria Alexander welcomes you to Millworth Manor, a pleasant English kingdom property the place love is usually completely at domestic. . .
For Winfield Elliott, Viscount Stillwell, discovering a potential bride continuously appeared effortless. possibly too effortless. With 3 damaged engagements to his identify, Win is the topic of never-ending gossip. but his present challenge is kind of noble: to rent a firm to fix his family's fire-damaged nation residence. not anything disreputable in that until eventually the firm's consultant seems to be a truly fascinating widow.
Lady Miranda Garrett anticipated a guy of Win's attractiveness to be flirtatious, even fascinating. however the awkward fact is that she reveals him completely impossible to resist. whereas Miranda is living at Millworth to supervise the paintings, Win occupies her days, her goals. . .and quickly, her mattress. For the 1st time, the depraved Win has fallen in love. And what begun as a scandalous proposition may well but turn into a really varied notion. . .
""For love, laughter, and plenty of enjoyable, learn Victoria Alexander."" Stephanie Laurens, *New York instances* bestselling author