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With This Kiss: Part One

By Eloisa James

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Part One of a seductive new novella, Colin's Story, written by the queen of Regency Romance Eloisa James.

Part One of a seductive new novella, Colin's Story, written by the queen of Regency Romance Eloisa James.

Lady Grace Ryburn, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Ashbrook, has fallen wildly in love with Colin Barry, a dashing young lieutenant serving his country in the Royal Navy. When he returns home to exuberant celebrations, will he even notice the quiet wallflower he grew up with ... or will he fall for Grace's sparkling, gorgeous sister?

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'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' - Julia Quinn

Biographical Notes

A New York Times bestseller many times over, Eloisa James lives in New York City, where she is a Shakespeare professor (with an M.Phil. from Oxford). She is also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

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  • ISBN: 9781405525046
  • Publication date: 12 Mar 2013
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  • Imprint: Piatkus
Eloisa James is extraordinary — Lisa Kleypas
Romance writing does not get much better than this — People
Eloisa James writes with a captivating blend of charm, style, and grace that never fails to leave the reader sighing and smiling and falling in love — Julia Quinn, New York Times bestselling author
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With This Kiss: Part Three

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Part Three in a seductive new novella, Colin's Story, written by the queen of Regency romance Eloisa James.Lieutenant Colin Barry knows that he has no right to steal Grace from the arms of her fiancé. Yet the same warrior's spirit that won so many battles at sea is prompting him to throw propriety to the winds, imitate his pirate father, and simply take what he most desires!Author's Note: Don't forget to read Parts One and Two! Reading this installment first would be like eating the icing before you even get it onto a cupcake.Discover Piatkus Entice: temptation at your fingertips - www.piatkusentice.co.uk'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' - Julia Quinn

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