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Any Duchess Will Do
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2013-05-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9780062240125

Summary: What's a duke to do, when the girl who's perfectly wrong becomes the woman he can't live without? Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season—or any season—but his diabolical mother abducts him to "Spinster Cove" and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl. Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn't dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week's employment. Her duties are simple: submit to his mother's "duchess training"… and fail miserably. But in London, Pauline isn't a miserable failure. She's a brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure—a woman who ignites Griff's desire and soothes the darkness in his soul. Keeping Pauline by his side won't be easy. Even if Society could accept a serving girl duchess—can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him with her heart?


Any Duchess Will Do
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-05-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062240137

Summary: What's a duke to do, when the girl who's perfectly wrong becomes the woman he can't live without? Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season—or any season—but his diabolical mother abducts him to "Spinster Cove" and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl. Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn't dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week's employment. Her duties are simple: submit to his mother's "duchess training"… and fail miserably. But in London, Pauline isn't a miserable failure. She's a brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure—a woman who ignites Griff's desire and soothes the darkness in his soul. Keeping Pauline by his side won't be easy. Even if Society could accept a serving girl duchess—can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him with her heart?


Beauty and the Blacksmith
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-04-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0062238841

Summary: Take a trip to Spindle Cove in New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare's gorgeous and sexy Regency romance Beautiful and elegant, Miss Diana Highwood is destined to marry a wealthy, well-placed nobleman. At least that's what her mother has loudly declared to everyone in Spindle Cove. But Diana's not excited by dukes and lords. The only man who makes her heart pound is the village blacksmith, Aaron Dawes. By birth and fortune, they couldn't be more wrong for each other . . . but during stolen, steamy moments in the smithy, his strong hands feel so right. Is their love forged strong enough to last, or are they just playing with fire?


A Week to Be Wicked
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 2012-03-27
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9780062049872

Summary: When a devilish lord and a bluestocking set off on the road to ruin . . . time is not on their side. Minerva Highwood, one of Spindle Cove's confirmed spinsters, needs to be in Scotland. Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, a rake of the first order, needs to be . . . anywhere but Spindle Cove. These unlikely partners have one week: to fake an elopement to convince family and friends they're "in love" to outrun armed robbers to survive their worst nightmares to travel four hundred miles without killing each other All while sharing a very small carriage by day and an even smaller bed by night. What they don't have time for is their growing attraction. Much less wild passion. And heaven forbid they spend precious hours baring their hearts and souls. Suddenly one week seems like exactly enough time to find a world of trouble. And maybe . . . just maybe . . . everlasting love.


Once Upon a Winter’s Eve
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Tessa Dare
  • Release Date : 2021-01-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Some wallflowers bloom at night… Violet is a quiet girl. She speaks six languages, but seldom raises her voice. The gentlemen aren’t beating down her door. Until the night of the Spindle Cove Christmas ball, when a mysterious stranger crashes into the ballroom and collapses at Violet’s feet. He’s wet, chilled, bleeding, and speaking in an unfamiliar tongue. Only Violet understands him. And she knows he’s not what he seems. She has one night to draw forth the secrets of this dangerously handsome rogue. Is he a smuggler? A fugitive? An enemy spy? She needs answers by sunrise, but her captive would rather seduce than confess. To learn his secrets, Violet must reveal hers—and open herself to adventure, passion, and the unthinkable… Love.


Romancing the Duke
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-01-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062240161

Summary: As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities. And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one. Ugly duckling turned swan? Abducted by handsome highwayman? Rescued from drudgery by charming prince? No, no, and . . . Heh. Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed? This one.


A Night to Surrender
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-08-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0062049836

Summary: Welcome to Spindle Cove, where the ladies with delicate constitutions come for the sea air, and men in their prime are . . . nowhere to be found. Or are they? Spindle Cove is the destination of choice for certain types of well-bred young ladies: the painfully shy, young wives disenchanted with matrimony, and young girls too enchanted with the wrong men; it is a haven for those who live there. Victor Bramwell, the new Earl of Rycliff, knows he doesn’t belong here. So far as he can tell, there’s nothing in this place but spinsters . . . and sheep. But he has no choice, he has orders to gather a militia. It’s a simple mission, made complicated by the spirited, exquisite Susanna Finch—a woman who is determined to save her personal utopia from the invasion of Bram’s makeshift army. Susanna has no use for aggravating men; Bram has sworn off interfering women. The scene is set for an epic battle…but who can be named the winner when both have so much to lose?


A Lady by Midnight
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 2012-08-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9780062049896

Summary: When mysterious strangers come searching for her, Kate Taylor finds an unexpected ally in Corporal Samuel Thorne, a militia commander who has previously avoided her but now poses as her fiancâe to save her from danger.


When a Duchess Says I Do
  • Author : Grace Burrowes
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 0349419892

Summary: 'Smart, sexy, and oh-so romantic' Mary Balogh 'Grace Burrowes is a romance treasure' Tessa Dare An enchanting new Regency romance with a fairy-tale twist from New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes. Duncan Wentworth tried his hand at rescuing a damsel in distress once long ago, and he's vowed he'll never make that mistake again. Nonetheless, when he comes across Matilda Wakefield in the poacher-infested and far-from-enchanted woods of his estate, decency compels him to offer aid to a lady fallen on hard times. Matilda is whip-smart, she can read Duncan's horrible penmanship, and when she wears his reading glasses, all Duncan can think about is naughty Latin poetry. Matilda cannot entrust her secrets to Duncan without embroiling him in the problems that sent her fleeing from London, but neither can she ignore a man who's honourable, a brilliant chess player, and maddeningly kissable. She needs to stay one step ahead of the enemies pursuing her, though she longs to fall into Duncan's arms. Duncan swears he has traded in his shining armour for a country gentleman's muddy boots, but to win the fair maid, he'll have to ride into battle one more time. Praise for Grace Burrowes: 'Wonderfully funny, moving romance, not to be missed!' Eloisa James 'Sexy heroes, strong heroines, intelligent plots, enchanting love stories...Grace Burrowes's romances have them all' Mary Balogh 'If you're not reading Grace Burrowes you're missing the very best in today's Regency Romance!' Elizabeth Hoyt


The Duchess Deal
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 2017-08-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 9780062697202

Summary: When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules… Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do. His terms are simple: - They will be husband and wife by night only. - No lights, no kissing. - No questions about his battle scars. - Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again. But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own: - They will have dinner together every evening. - With conversation. - And unlimited teasing. - Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…


Once a Duchess
  • Author : Elizabeth Boyce
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-10-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1440557381

Summary: Isabelle Lockwood was a duchess, until her husband of only a few months wrongfully divorced her for adultery. Since then she's been a pariah, living in anonymous exile to escape the prying eyes and wagging tongues of the town. More than anything, Isabelle longs for a family of her own, and so has to marry again. But society is ruthlessly unforgiving. To clear her name, Isabelle must face down her past - and the man who broke her heart and ruined her completely. Marshall Lockwood, Duke of Monthwaite, was blindsided by his young bride's infidelity. After the divorce Marshall licked his wounds, throwing himself into his botanical studies to forget his disastrous marriage. Now his former wife is back in Town, as beautiful and enticing as he remembers. As the Season throws them together again, Marshall can't shake the feeling that Isabelle might not be the adulteress he took her for. Sensuality Level: Sensual


Lord Dashwood Missed Out
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Avon Impulse
  • Release Date : 2016-01-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN Code: 9780062458292

Summary: A snowstorm hath no fury like a spinster scorned Miss Elinora Browning grew up yearning for the handsome, intelligent lord-next-door…but he left England without a word of farewell. One night, inspired by a bit too much sherry, Nora poured out her heartbreak on paper. Lord Dashwood Missed Out was a love letter to every young lady who’d been overlooked by gentlemen—and an instant bestseller. Now she’s on her way to speak in Spindle Cove when snowy weather delays her coach. She’s forced to wait out the storm with the worst possible companion: Lord Dashwood himself. And he finally seems to have noticed her. George Travers, Lord Dashwood, has traveled the globe as a cartographer. He returned to England with the goal of marrying and creating an heir—only to find his reputation shredded by an audacious, vexingly attractive bluestocking and her poison pen. Lord Dashwood Missed Out, his arse. Since Nora Browning seems to believe he overlooked the passion of a lifetime, Dash challenges her to prove it. She has one night.


Becoming Duchess Goldblatt
  • Author : Anonymous
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2020-07-07
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 0358216796

Summary: One of the New York Times’ 20 Books to Read in 2020 “A tonic . . . Splendid . . . A respite . . . A summer cocktail of a book.”—Washington Post “Unforgettable . . . Behind her brilliantly witty and uplifting message is a remarkable vulnerability and candor that reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles—and that we can, against all odds, get through them.”—Lori Gottlieb, New York Times best-selling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living. Becoming Duchess Goldblatt is two stories: that of the reclusive real-life writer who created a fictional character out of loneliness and thin air, and that of the magical Duchess Goldblatt herself, a bright light in the darkness of social media. Fans around the world are drawn to Her Grace’s voice, her wit, her life-affirming love for all humanity, and the fun and friendship of the community that’s sprung up around her. @DuchessGoldblat (81 year-old literary icon, author of An Axe to Grind) brought people together in her name: in bookstores, museums, concerts, and coffee shops, and along the way, brought real friends home—foremost among them, Lyle Lovett. “The only way to be reliably sure that the hero gets the girl at the end of the story is to be both the hero and the girl yourself.” — Duchess Goldblatt


A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2008-09-05
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN Code: 1137004142

Summary: From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's most loved comedy. This book includes: * An introduction to A Midsummer Night's Dream by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The play – with clear explanatory notes on each page * A scene-by-scene analysis * An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre * A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This book presents a historical overview of A Midsummer Night's Dream in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading Directors – Michael Boyd, Gregory Doran and Tim Supple – so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible - a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. www.rscshakespeare.co.uk


Book of the Duchess
  • Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Category:
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN Code: 9781099547140

Summary: The Book of the Duchess, also known as The Deth of Blaunche, is the earliest of Chaucer's major poems, preceded only by his short poem, "An ABC", and possibly by his translation of The Romaunt of the Rose.


One Dance with a Duke
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Category: England
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0091948827

Summary: A handsome and reclusive horse breeder, Spencer Dumarque, the fourth Duke of Morland, has a reputation as the dashing "Duke of Midnight." Each evening he selects one lady for a breathtaking midnight waltz. But none of the ladies of the ton catch his interest for long, until Lady Amelia d'Orsay tries her luck. In an effort to get the Duke to forgive her brother's debts, Amelia claims the duke's dance. But she is playing a dangerous game with a notorious rake... The first novel in Tessa Dare's delightful Stud Club trilogy. Other titles in this series are Twice Tempted by a Rogue and Three Nights with a Scoundrel. Rouge Romance - your first stop for romance books


Scandal Wears Satin
  • Author : Loretta Chase
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1472094867

Summary: “You’ve appointed yourself my mistress!”


Once is Never Enough
  • Author : Mira Lyn Kelly
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2013-06-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0373207212

Summary: "Nichole Daniels has had her share of heartbreak. Two broken engagements and a single bed are proof of that. But when a blue-eyed stranger offers her a taste of her every nighttime fantasy, she's considering putting an end to her dry spell! Garrett Carter's reputation as a ladies' man-- ? Absolutely right. A danger to her mental health-- ? Definitely. The man for her-- ? Not on your life"--Page 4 of cover.


Dying for Rain
  • Author : BB Easton
  • Publisher : Art by Easton
  • Release Date : 2020-01-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN Code: 173270077X

Summary: What could be worse than knowing the exact day the world is going to end? Waking up to find out that it didn’t. The post–April 23 world is a lawless, senseless, ruthless place, but it’s not loveless. At least, not for Rain and Wes. But when the government begins holding daily televised executions as a demonstration of their power, that love is put to the ultimate test. Will Rain sacrifice one life to save the others? Or sacrifice the others to save the one?


The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Avon Impulse
  • Release Date : 2013-01-08
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN Code: 9780062271372

Summary: Miss Eliza Cade is a lady in waiting. And waiting. Because of a foolish mistake in her youth, she's not allowed "out" in Society until her three older sisters are wed. But while she's trying to be good, she keeps bumping elbows—and, more distressingly, lips— with notorious rake Harry Wright. Every moment she spends with him, she risks complete ruin. The sensual passions he stirs in her are so wrong . . . but Eliza just can't resist Mr. Wright.


Untitled Sarah MacLean 2
  • Author : Sarah MacLean
  • Publisher : Piatkus Books
  • Release Date : 2017-06-27
  • Category:
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 9780349409764

Summary: The one woman he will never forget . . . Marcus Bevingstoke, Duke of Haven, has lived the last three years in self-imposed solitude, paying the price for a mistake he can never reverse and a love he lost forever. The dukedom does not wait, however, and Haven requires an heir, which means he must find himself a wife by summer's end. There is only one problem - he already has one. The one man she will never forgive . . . After years in exile, Seraphina, Duchess of Haven, returns to London with a single goal - to reclaim the life she left and find happiness, unencumbered by the man who broke her heart. Haven offers her a deal; Sera can have her freedom, just as soon as she finds her replacement... which requires her to spend the summer in close quarters with the husband she does not want, but somehow cannot resist. A love that neither can deny The duke has a single summer to woo his wife and convince her that, despite their broken past, he can give her forever, making every day . . . the day of the Duchess!


A Duchess a Day
  • Author : Charis Michaels
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062984969

Summary: USA Today bestselling author Charis Michaels enchants with her Awakened by a Kiss series, taking our favorite fairy tales' forgotten characters and making them the hero of their own story. An heiress with a plan… Lady Helena Lark has spent years trying to escape her wedding to the vain and boring Duke of Lusk. She’s evaded, refused, even run away. When her family’s patience runs out, they pack her off to London to walk down the aisle. But Helena has another idea: find a more suitable bride to take her place, even if she must look for a replacement duchess every day. A bodyguard with a job to do… Declan Shaw, better known as “The Huntsman,” is a mercenary who can pick and choose his clientele. After his last job, escorting a young noblewoman to France, landed him in jail under false accusations, he wants nothing to do with aristocrats or women. But the law isn’t done with him, and if he agrees to babysit a duke’s errant fiancé, the payout could make his legal troubles go away. A most unexpected alliance… When their worlds collide, Declan realizes that containing his new client is only slightly harder than keeping his hands off her. Helena senses an ally in her handsome new bodyguard and solicits his help. Together they must escape the forces that oppose them and fight for the fairy-tale love they desire.


My Scandalous Viscount
  • Author : Gaelen Foley
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-09-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0748132791

Summary: To London society, the Inferno Club is notorious for its scandalous pursuits. In private, these warriors would risk their lives for king and country. Sebastian, Viscount Beauchamp, lives by a code of honour, and now honour dictates he must marry Miss Carissa Portland. He has no regrets over stealing a kiss from her - a fitting punishment for putting her delectable nose where it didn't belong. But now, caught in a compromising situation, he knows he must make her his bride. Carissa is not a gossip - she's a 'lady of information.' But even she can't flaunt Society, and while her head tells her that Beau's a notorious scoundrel, her heart - and her body - are captivated by his dangerous charm. But when Carissa next goes snooping, the secrets she uncovers about the Inferno Club may prove even more hazardous than falling in love with your own husband. The fifth novel in a sumptuous new romance series by New York Times bestselling author Gaelen Foley will make you blush with delight.



My Irresistible Earl
  • Author : Gaelen Foley
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2011-04-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0748117571

Summary: The notorious Inferno Club is known to London Society as a scandalous gathering of wealthy libertines and highborn rakehells devoted to their wicked pleasures. But little does the world suspect the true purpose of the Club or the danger that looms over England, which this select, powerful group of lords are secretly sworn to fight. Recruited as lads from noble families, trained in an array of deadly arts, and sent into various countries throughout Europe to stop the insidious spread of an evil, centuries-old secret society with tentacles in every court in Europre and members among the uppermost reaches of power. With Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo, the agents of the Inferno Club believe their shadow war is over too, but as it turns out, their not-quite-vanquished enemies still have a few evil tricks up their sleeves. In the meantime, the agents try to get on with their lives as civilians, and this meansfinding wives and siringheirs to carry on their titles. MY IRRESISTABLE EARL focuses on a new character and the lady who teaches him to love.


The Bride Wore Pearls
  • Author : Liz Carlyle
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 2012-07-31
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 9780061965777

Summary: Beneath the elegant faÇade of Victorian high society, the mysterious men of the St. James Society play only by rules of danger and desire. Rance Welham, the Earl of Lazonby, has survived scandal and disgrace, even evading the Queen’s justice at the end of a hangman’s rope. Now he’s about to gamble everything on something far more dangerous—desire. An exotic and elegant beauty, Lady Anisha Stafford fled her native India to seek refuge within London’s secretive St. James Society. But accepting protection from someone called a cold-hearted killer is a double-edged sword . . . especially when he’s the most intriguing man Anisha has ever laid eyes upon. In a world where treachery abounds, no one can be trusted—and no true passion can be denied. Together, these two tempestuous souls will risk their lives for a love that could redeem them . . . or destroy everything they hold dear.


Say Yes to the Marquess
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-12-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062240188

Summary: Your presence is requested at romantic Twill Castle for the wedding of Miss Clio Whitmore and . . . and . . . ? After eight years of waiting for Piers Brandon, the wandering Marquess of Granville, to set a wedding date, Clio Whitmore has had enough. She's inherited a castle, scraped together some pride, and made plans to break her engagement. Not if Rafe Brandon can help it. A ruthless prizefighter and notorious rake, Rafe is determined that Clio will marry his brother—even if he has to plan the dratted wedding himself. So how does a hardened fighter cure a reluctant bride's cold feet? He starts with flowers. Ladies can't have too many flowers. Or harps. Or cakes. He lets her know she'll make a beautiful, desirable bride— and tries not to picture her as his. He doesn't kiss her. If he kisses her, he definitely doesn't kiss her again. When all else fails, he puts her in a stunning gown and vows not to be nearby when the gown comes off. And no matter what—he doesn't fall in disastrous, hopeless love with the one woman he can never call his own.


Goddess of the Hunt: A Rouge Regency Romance
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-12-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1446491897

Summary: Ever the bold adventuress, Lucy Waltham has decided to go hunting for a husband. But first she needs some target practice. So she turns to her brother's best friend, Jeremy Trescott, the Earl of Kendall, to hone her seductive wiles on him before setting her sights on another man. But her practice kisses spark a smoldering passion - one that could send all her plans up in smoke. Jeremy has an influential title, a vast fortune, and a painful past full of long-buried secrets. He keeps a safe distance from his own emotions, but to distract Lucy from her reckless scheming, he must give his passions free rein. But when scandal breaks, can he bring himself to abandon Lucy to her ruin? Or will he risk his heart and claim her for his own? First title in Tessa Dare's 'Wanton' trilogy for Rouge. Other titles in this series are Surrender of the Siren and Lady of Persuasion.


Bridgerton
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-04-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 0062424033

Summary: From New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the first novel in the beloved Regency-set world of her charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix. In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince—while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable…but not too amiable. Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter. The fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, she has formed friendships with the most eligible young men in London. Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that, too unwilling to play the romantic games that captivate gentlemen. Amiability is not a characteristic shared by Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Recently returned to England from abroad, he intends to shun both marriage and society—just as his callous father shunned Simon throughout his painful childhood. Yet an encounter with his best friend’s sister offers another option. If Daphne agrees to a fake courtship, Simon can deter the mamas who parade their daughters before him. Daphne, meanwhile, will see her prospects and her reputation soar. The plan works like a charm—at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London’s elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule... This novel includes the 2nd epilogue, a peek at the story after the story.


When a Scot Ties the Knot
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-08-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062349031

Summary: On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shy, pretty, and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart. A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter . . . and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely. Until years later, when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh. The real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstep—handsome as anything, but not entirely honorable. He's wounded, jaded, in possession of her letters . . . and ready to make good on every promise Maddie never expected to keep.


Scandal in Spring
  • Author : Lisa Kleypas
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0061793167

Summary: Quirky and fun-loving American heiress Daisy Bowman is the last unmarried Wallflower. Her exasperated father has informed her that if she can’t find a husband by the end of her third London season, she will be forced to marry a man she hates—the ruthless entrepreneur Matthew Swift. Daisy is horrified. A Bowman never admits defeat, so she decides to do whatever it takes to marry someone . . . anyone . . . other than Matthew. What she doesn’t count on, however, is Matthew’s unexpected charm, or the blazing sensuality that soon flares beyond both their control. And Daisy discovers that the man she has always hated just might turn out to be the man of her dreams. But when a scandalous secret is uncovered, it could destroy both Matthew and a love more passionate and irresistible than Daisy’s wildest fantasies.


Twice Tempted by a Rogue
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Category: England
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0091948835

Summary: Horses, gambling, and secrets are the games played by the men of the Stud Club--until love raises the stakes--in the second book of Dare's historical back-to-back romance trilogy. Original.


To Charm a Naughty Countess
  • Author : Theresa Romain
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN Code: 9781402284021

Summary: Coming to the aid of Michael Layward, the impoverished Duke of Wyverne, who is in need of a wealthy wife, the Countess of Stratton guides the anxiety-ridden duke through the trials of London society only to discover that she wants the position.


A Lady of Persuasion: A Rouge Regency Romance
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-02-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1446491919

Summary: Only one thing could convince Sir Tobias Aldridge, an incorrigible libertine, to profess undying fidelity to a woman he's just met. Revenge. What better way to get back at an enemy than by stealing the scoundrel's sister? Not that Toby finds it a chore, seducing Isabel Grayson, a beguiling, sultry beauty freshly arrived from the West Indies. Isabel, for her part, is determined to reform the charming devil and get exactly what she craves: society's respect. But it's a dangerous gamble. For if Toby wins this battle of persuasion, Isabel could lose her reputation as well as her heart. The final part of Tessa Dare's sexy 'Wanton' trilogy. Other titles in this series are Goddess of the Hunt and Surrender of the Siren.



Surrender of a Siren: A Rouge Regency Romance
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-01-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1446491900

Summary: Desperate to escape a loveless marriage and society's constraints, pampered heiress Sophia Hathaway jilts her groom, packs up her paints and sketchbook, and assumes a new identity, posing as a governess to secure passage on the Aphrodite. She wants a life of her own: unsheltered, unconventional, uninhibited. But it's one thing to sketch her most wanton fantasies, and quite another to face the dangerously handsome libertine who would steal both her virtue and her gold. To any well-bred lady, Benedict "Gray" Grayson is trouble in snug-fitting boots. A conscienceless scoundrel who sails the seas for pleasure and profit, Gray lives for conquest but will this counterfeit governess prove to be a rogue's redemption? Book two of Tessa Dare's sparkling Regency Trilogy. Other books in this series are: Goddess of the Hunt and Lady of Persuasion




My American Duchess
  • Author : Eloisa James
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-01-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 0349409021

Summary: The bestselling author of Four Nights with the Duke returns with a sparkling new Historical romance, perfect for fans of Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens and Lisa Kleypas. The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford - an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés. But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants. The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar. As honour clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear: All is fair in love and war. 'Eloisa James is extraordinary.' - Lisa Kleypas


Loaded
  • Author : marquis de Sade
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Category: Erotic literature, English
  • Pages : 799
  • ISBN Code: 0099629607

Summary: The 120 Days of Sodom is Sade's masterpiece. A still unsurpassed catalogue of sexual abberrations and the first systematic exploration of the psychopathology of sex, it was written during Sade's imprisonment and then lost after the storming of the Bastille in 1789. Later rediscovered , the manuscript remained unpublished until 1936 and is now introduced by Simone de Beauvoir's landmark essay, 'Must We Burn Sade?' Unique in its enduring capacity to shock and provoke, The 120 days of Sodom must stand as one of the most controversial books ever written