Related to: 'The Duchess Hunt'

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The Scoundrel's Seduction

Jennifer Haymore

Temptation knows no bounds . . . Undercover agent Sam Hawkins has devoted his life to protecting king and country. So when he receives orders to assassinate a ruthless traitor, he doesn't question his mission. But Sam didn't know his deed had a witness - the beautiful and mysterious betrayer's wife. Now he has no choice but to take her as his prisoner - one he can neither trust . . . nor resist.?lise, Lady Dunthorpe, will do anything to escape her powerful captor - including seducing him senseless. She didn't know of her miserable husband's crimes, but she has secrets of her own, secrets that threaten everything she holds dear. With his piercing dark eyes and gentle touch, Sam inflames ?lise's deepest desires. But how could she ever trust a man who won't let her go? Caught between the crown he's sworn to serve and the woman he's come to love, Sam will risk his heart - and his very life - to keep her safe.

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His for Christmas

Jennifer Haymore
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One Night With An Earl

Jennifer Haymore

Jennifer Haymore introduced sweet, but shy Lady Esme in The Duchess Hunt, the first novel in her House of Trent Series. But what readers may not know is that proper young Lady Esme has a secret: the youngest sister of the Duke of Trent privately pens erotic stories! Society would never allow Lady Esme to share her own work, so her friend Jennifer Haymore is here to help by presenting Lady Esme's third sinfully sexy story.

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The Rogue's Proposal

Jennifer Haymore
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The Devil's Pearl

Jennifer Haymore

If anyone were to guess that sweet, shy Lady Esme had been secretly penning scandalous stories, she would never be able to show her face in London again! Fortunately, her good friend, bestselling author Jennifer Haymore, can reveal her passionate tale of obsession and seduction . . . Sir Devlin Vaughn will never forget the sweet, sensual pleasures of his beloved "Jewel." Charmingly naive in the ways of love, she had blossomed under his guidance to become the most skilled lover a man could ever desire. And desire her he did - especially after she disappeared, leaving him alone and longing for her touch. Now, Devlin will do anything to get her back. Even kidnap her . . . Julia Beaumont will never forget the man who unlocked her deepest desires and made her crave things no decent woman should. Fearing she would never be more than his mistress, she left, vowing never to see him again - until one reckless night, when a stranger in black appears from the shadows and sweeps her away to his bedroom chamber. Now, she will be his courtesan, his captive, his slave. Can she free herself from Devlin's thrall, or will their passion be her ultimate undoing?

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Pleasures of a Tempted Lady

Jennifer Haymore

Meg Donovan, the twin sister of Serena Donovan (from Confessions of an Improper Bride) was lost at sea years ago. Or so everyone thought. While sailing one of his vessels off the coast of England, Captain William Langley encounters a tiny boat adrift at sea. When he and his crew move in to investigate, they discover a small child and an unconscious woman--a woman Langley instantly recognizes as his former fianc?e, Meg. But could this really be her? Langley once loved Meg Donovan more than anything in the world, and news of her death nearly did him in. But much has changed in the years Meg has been gone. Langley is older, wiser and knows how easily people can be deceived. Even if Meg's identity can be proven, there are many other questions that need to be answered. Where has she been for all these years? And who is the child with her? With so many secrets still separating them, can she and Langley rekindle the love they once shared?

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Confessions Of An Improper Bride

Serena Donovan left London six years ago, her heart broken and her reputation ruined by devilishly handsome Jonathan Dane. Now, with her family's future in peril, she reluctantly agrees to return to England and assume her late twin's identity. The price? Marry a man she doesn't love and spend the rest of her days living a lie. Jonathan Dane, Earl of Stratford, has become an incorrigible rake, drinking, gambling-and trying to forget Serena Donovan. Yet the moment he's introduced to the prim and proper "Meg", he recognizes the sensual young woman who captured his heart. Haunted by his past mistakes, he refuses to lose Serena again. But convincing her to trust him is no easy task. Claiming his lost love means exposing the truth and destroying the life Serena has sacrificed everything to rebuild. With the future of all the Donovans at stake, and their undying passion capable of triggering yet another scandal, how much will Jonathan and Serena risk for a chance at true love?

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Secrets Of An Accidental Duchess

Jennifer Haymore

As a child, Jennifer Haymore traveled the South Pacific with her family on their homebuilt sailboat. The months spent on the sometimes-quiet, sometimes-raging seas sparked her love of adventure and grand romance. She's held various jobs from bookselling to teaching inner-city children to acting but she's never stopped writing.

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The Duke is Mine

Eloisa James

Tarquin, the powerful Duke of Sconce, knows perfectly well that the decorous and fashionably slender Georgiana Lytton will make him a proper duchess. So why can't he stop thinking about her twin sister, the curvy, headstrong, and altogether unconventional Olivia? Not only is Olivia betrothed to another man, but their improper - albeit intoxicating - flirtation makes her unsuitability all the more clear. Determined to make a perfect match, he methodically cuts Olivia from his thoughts, allowing logic and duty to triumph over passion . . . until, in his darkest hour, Tarquin begins to question whether perfection has anything to do with love. To win Olivia's hand he would have to give up all the beliefs he holds most dear, and surrender heart, body and soul - but it may already be too late.'Romance writing does not get better than this' People Magazine

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When She Was Wicked

Anne Barton

SOME RULES SIMPLY BEG TO BE BROKENA dressmaker in London's busiest shop, Miss Anabelle Honeycote overhears the ton's steamiest secrets - and (occasionally) uses them to her advantage. It isn't something she's proud of, but the reluctant blackmailer needs the money to care for her gravely ill mother. To make up for her misdeeds, Anabelle keeps to a firm set of rules:Never request payment from someone who cannot afford it.Never reveal the secrets of a paying client.Never enter into any form of social interaction with a client.Her list keeps her (somewhat) honest - until she encounters Owen Sherbourne, the Duke of Huntford.Not only does Owen nip Anabelle's extortion plans in the bud, the devilishly handsome duke soon has the sexy seamstress dreaming of more than silk and satin. With Owen, Anabelle enjoys pleasures she never imagined . . . until a scandal from the past resurfaces. Now her rules could mean his family's ruin. Owen's searing kisses carry the promise of passion, but how will he react when Anabelle's most devastating secret is finally revealed?

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An Heiress at Heart

Jennifer Delamere

When Lizzie's youthful indiscretion forced her into Australian exile, she had no idea that her banishment would bring her face to face with the only woman who could unravel the mysteries of her past...her long-lost half sister. Though Lizzie and Ria grew up worlds apart, the two felt the instant connection of sisterhood. But when Ria's tragic death leaves Lizzie completely alone, she makes a desperate decision to adopt Ria's identity as her own and go in search of the family she has never known.Geoffrey wants nothing more than to continue tending his small country parish, but when his elder brothers die, he has no choice but to become the heir his family needs. Ready to sacrifice his own desires, Geoffrey is completely unprepared for his reaction to his deceased brother's widow when she appears feverish and injured on his doorstep. Though the law prohibits Geoffrey from claiming "Ria" as his own, he can't help but be drawn to the mysterious beauty.With both their futures at stake, will Lizzie be able to keep up her facade as Ria, even if it costs her the thing she wants most in the world-Geoffrey's love?

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With This Kiss: Part One

Eloisa James
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A Dream of Desire

Nina Rowan
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Once She Was Tempted

Anne Barton

Annabelle isn't the only Honeycote familiar with scandal. Her sweet little sister Daphne isn't so innocent after all, and if her secret is revealed the whole Honeycote family could face ruin.Before Daphne was a Duke's sister-in-law, she was a simple girl with a very sick mother. To help pay for their mounting medical bills, lovely Daphne agreed to pose for two very beautiful - but very scandalous - paintings. She was assured that the portraits would be part of a private collection and would never ben seen in public. But now, two short years later, everything has changed. Daphne is making her debut into London society and one of the portraits has fallen into the possession of Benjamin Elliot, the notoriously stern Earl of Foxburn. When Foxburn meets Daphne he recognizes her instantly. And though normally he wouldn't care about the secrets of a silly debutant, Daphne has captured the attentions of Foxburn's young ward. Convinced Daphne is an improper choice for a wife, but not wanting to disappoint his ward, Foxburn offers her a deal: if she agrees to discourage his ward, he'll locate the other painting, return both to Daphne, and keep her secret. But soon Foxburn has his own secret to keep: he too has fallen in love with Daphne. And he'll do anything it takes to win her love.

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The Temporary Bride

Jennifer Klinec
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Duchess in Love

Eloisa James

Gina was forced into marriage with Camden, the Duke of Girton, at an age when she'd have been better off in a schoolroom than a ballroom. Directly after the ceremony her handsome spouse promptly fled to the continent, leaving the marriage unconsummated and Gina quite indignant. Now she is one of the most well-known ladies in London . . . living on the edge of scandal - desired by many men, but resisting giving herself to anyone.Finally, Camden has returned home to discover that his na?ve bride has blossomed into the toast of the ton. Which leaves Cam in the most uncomfortable position of discovering that he has the bad manners to be falling in love - with his own wife!

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A Secret Affair

Mary Balogh

Hannah Reid, born a commoner, has been Duchess of Dunbarton since she was nineteen years old, the wife of an elderly Royal to whom she is rumoured to be consistently and flagrantly unfaithful. Now the old Duke is dead and, more womanly and beautiful than ever at thirty, Hannah has her freedom at last. And she knows just what she wants to do with it. To the shock of a conventional friend, she announces her intention to take a lover - and not just any lover, but the most dangerous and delicious man in all of upper class England: Constantine Huxtable.Constantine's illegitimacy has denied him the title of Earl, but otherwise he denies himself nothing. Lounging in a country house he populates with trollops, vagabonds and thieves, drinking deep from the goblet of his own carnal lust, he always chooses recent widows for his short-lived affairs. Hannah will fit the bill nicely. But once these two passionate and scandalous figures find each other, they discover it isn't so easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire - without getting singed.

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Once Upon a Tower

Eloisa James

Gowan Stoughton of Craigievar, Duke of Kinross, values order and self-control above all else. So when he meets a lady as serene as she is beautiful, he promptly asks for her hand in marriage.Edie - whose passionate temperament is the opposite of serene - had such a high fever at her own debut ball that she didn't notice anyone, not even the notoriously elusive Duke of Kinross. Her father accepts his offer, but Edie's inability to hide her feelings makes pretending impossible, and when their marriage implodes, she retreats to a tower - locking Gowan out. Now Gowan faces his greatest challenge. Neither commands nor reason work with his spirited young bride. How can he convince her to give him the keys to the tower . . . when she already has the keys to his heart?

Canvas

Lucy

M.C. Beaton