Author: Jennifer McQuiston
Publisher: Harper Collins
The first irresistible installment in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McQuiston's Seduction Diaries series proves that some secrets are too delicious to hide. Pretty and popular, Miss Clare Westmore knows exactly what (or rather, who) she wants: the next Duke of Harrington. But when she twists her ankle on the eve of the Season’s most touted event, Clare is left standing in the wallflower line watching her best friend dance away with her duke. Dr. Daniel Merial is tempted to deliver more than a diagnosis to London's most unlikely wallflower, but he doesn’t have time for distractions, even one so delectable. Besides, she's clearly got her sights on more promising prey. So why can’t he stop thinking about her? All Clare wants to do is return to the dance floor. But as her former friends try to knock her permanently out of place, she realizes with horror she is falling for her doctor instead of her duke. When her ankle finally heals and she faces her old life again, will she throw herself back into the game? Or will her time in the wallflower line have given her a glimpse of who she was really meant to be?
Author: Wendy Lyn Watson
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Once Upon a Wallflower by Wendy Lyn Watson A Perennial Wallflower... When Mira Fitzhenry's guardian arranges her engagement to one of the most scandalous lords to ever grace the peerage, all of society is abuzz. After all, the man has left a trio of dead young women in his wake, including his first fiancée. But Mira doesn't see a killer in Nicholas's moonlight eyes, and she resolves to find the real murderer before the wedding. A Gothic Villain... Expecting to scare the chit away within five minutes of meeting him, scarred and brooding Nicholas, the Viscount Ashfield, is intrigued by Mira's tenacious resolve to prove his innocence. She's not put off by his imposing appearance, but his family's dark secrets mean he cannot let her get close. As the wedding approaches, Nicholas and Mira grow ever closer, yet so does the danger.Will the truth bring Nicholas and Mira together or tear their love apart?
Author: Manda Collins
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
How to Dance With a Duke Manda Collins What's a wallflower to do when she's suddenly in need of a husband? Use all the pluck and moxie she can muster to get what she wants... Miss Cecily Hurston would much rather explore the antiquities of Egypt than the uncharted territory of marriage. But the rules of her father's exclusive academic society forbid her entrance unless she weds one of its members. To clear her ailing father's name of a scandalous rumor, Cecily needs to gain admission into the Egyptian Club—and is willing to marry any old dullard to do it. Lucas Dalton, Duke of Winterson, is anything but dull. He's a dashing and decorated war hero determined to help Cecily—even if that means looking the other way when she claims the dance card of Amelia Snow, this season's most sought-after beauty. But Lucas has a reason for wanting Cecily to join the Egyptian Club: His brother went missing during one of Lord Hurston's expeditions to Egypt. An alliance with the explorer's bluestocking daughter could bring Lucas closer to the truth about what happened...or it could lead him to a more dangerous love than either he or Cecily could have imagined....
Author: Anna Bennett
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Hide your daughters and your maiden aunts...Lord Samuel Travis is back. —The London Hearsay, special society edition Equal parts scoundrel and seducer, he’s returned to London determined to mend the rift with his older brother. All Sam must do is take possession of a tumbledown town house. A seemingly simple task, except the house is occupied—by an infuriating, whip-smart beauty who refuses to do his bidding. Miss Juliette Lacey’s wallflower days are over. She has a plan to turn her eccentric family into the toast of the ton—but the devilishly handsome rake trying to oust them from their home thwarts her at every turn. How can one man be so vexing and make her simmer with desire? As her attraction to Sam deepens, Julie’s problems grow—she may have, once upon a time, secretly shared a kiss with his honorable older brother. Suddenly, Julie’s caught between a rogue and a marquess, between passion and respectability. Torn between two brothers, what’s a girl to do? Don’t miss the Wayward Wallflower books by Anna Bennett! My Brown-Eyed Earl (Book 1) I Dared the Duke (Book 2) The Rogue is Back in Town (Book 3) What Reviewers are saying: "Fans of Regency romance authors Eloisa James, Tessa Dare, and Mary Jo Putney will go wild for...Bennett’s Wayward Wallflowers trilogy." - Booklist Starred Review on The Rogue is Back in Town "A standout historical romance novel...truly delightful." - Romancing the Book Worm on The Rogue is Back in Town "Smart and sassy romance...simply a joy!" - RT Book Reviews Top Pick on The Rogue is Back in Town
Author: Amy Jarecki
She'll put her life on the line for him . . . When Akira Ayres finds the brawny Scot with a musket ball in his thigh, the healer has no qualms about doing whatever it takes to save his life. Even if it means fleeing with him across the Highlands to tend to his wounds while English redcoats are closing in. Though Akira is as fierce and brave as any of her clansmen, even she's intimidated by the fearsome, brutally handsome Highlander who refuses to reveal his name. Yet she can never learn his true identity. Geordie knows if Akira ever discovers he's the Duke of Gordon, both her life and his will be forfeit in a heartbeat. The only way to keep the lass safe is to ensure she's by his side day and night. But the longer he's with her, the harder it becomes to think of letting her go. Despite all their differences, despite the danger-he will face death itself to make her his . . .
Author: Audrey Harrison
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Captain Worthington was blinded by shrapnel during the battle of Trafalgar. He has gone from being at the forefront of society to being almost cast off. Miss Amelia Basingstoke is on her third season, still unmarried and a confirmed wallflower. A chance meeting between the pair frees the Captain in ways that he had never thought possible since his injury.
Author: Collette Cameron
Publisher: Blue Rose Romance
He loved her beyond anything and everything—precisely why he must never marry her. A wounded hero. Love—sentimental drivel for insipid, weak, feckless fools. Since an explosion ravaged Captain Morgan Le Draco’s face and cost him his commission in the Royal Dragoons, he’s fortified himself behind an impenetrable rampart of cynicism and distrust. Now destitute and shunned by the very society that once lauded his heroics, he’s put aside all thoughts of marrying and having a family. Until he risks his life to save a drowning woman. At once, Morgan knows Shona’s the balm for his tortured soul, but as a wealthy, titled noblewoman, she’s too far above his humble station and can never be his. An intrepid wallflower. Love—a treasured gift reserved for those beautiful of form and face. Scorned and ridiculed most of her adult life, Shona, Lady Atterberry believes she’s utterly undesirable and is reconciled to spinsterhood. She hides her spirited temperament beneath a veneer of gauche shyness, until a strapping, scarred stranger saves her life, and she can’t deny her immediate, powerful, and sensual attraction to him. Despite how ill-suited they are and innuendos that Captain Le Draco is a fortune-hunter, she cannot escape her growing fascination. Two damaged souls searching for love. Others are determined to keep them apart, and Shona is goaded into placing a wicked wager. One that sets her upon a ruinous path and alienates the only man who might have ever loved her. Is true love enough to put their pasts behind them, to learn to trust, and heal their wounded hearts? Caution: This book contains one devilish, seemingly irredeemable rogue, an on-the-shelf wallflower who dabbles in wicked wagers, an unexpected and most enticing swim in a lake, a villainess you’ll want to shove into said lake, and a cast of captivating secondary characters with their own tantalizing romantic tales. For a heartwarming, inspiring story about the power of love, purchase your copy today of THE WALLFLOWER’S WICKED WAGER, the fifth book in Collette Cameron’s romantic historical Regencies A Waltz with a Rogue series. Though this book is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone. A WALTZ WITH A ROGUE SERIES A Kiss for Miss Kingsley (Book1) Bride of Falcon (Book 2) Her Scandalous Wish (Book 3) To Tame a Scoundrel's Heart (Book 4) The Wallflower's Wicked Wager (Book 5) A Rose for a Rogue (Book 6)
Author: Vivienne Lorret
Publisher: Harper Collins
It's all fun and games … until someone falls in love. Oliver Goswick, Viscount Rathburn, needs money—and soon. With time ticking away and his inheritance held hostage until he's properly wed, Rathburn's slim options point to a single solution: a faux engagement. In need of the perfect bride, he knows of only one candidate: his best friend's wallflower sister. The plan seems flawless, except for one problem … He can't help falling in love with her. Poised, polished Emma Danvers knows nothing good can come of Rathburn's scheme. Spending the next two months engaged in a mock courtship is not what she'd imagined for her final season. Yet, charmed by his roguish ways and the inexplicable hammering he causes in her heart, she accepts his challenge. For Emma, keeping the secret seemed easy when it was just a game … But as Rathburn begins to see past her reserved exterior to the passionate woman within, the risk of losing her heart becomes all too real.
Author: Vicky Dreiling
SCANDALOUS DESIRES . . . Amy Hardwick has one last Season to shake off her wallflower image and make a love match. If she can't, she'll set aside her dreams of romance and return home to a suitor who can provide security-if little else. What she doesn't count on is the inappropriate-and irresistible-attention lavished on her in a darkened library by rake extraordinaire Will "The Devil" Darcett . . . DEVILISH DELIGHT When Will is caught in a tryst with the ton's shyest miss, he knows he must offer for her hand. Yet Amy is not the shrinking violet she seems to be. Passion lies beneath her prim exterior and Will is eager to release it. But winning Amy isn't simply a matter of seduction; first, Will must convince her that he's mended his wicked ways . . .
Author: Jess Michaels
Publisher: The Passionate Pen
A hot historical from 5 time USA Today bestselling author Jess Michaels Born mute, Ewan Hoffstead, Duke of Donburrow was abused by his wicked father and wretched younger brothers until an uncle swept in to save the day. Still, he carries the scars of his past with him, including a terrible belief that perhaps a “person like him” truly doesn’t deserve the title his uncle fought so hard for him to earn. Recently widowed Charlotte may be the proper Countess of Portsmith to Society, but when she is around Ewan, she still feels like the enraptured little girl who met him decades before when her brother was best friends with him and his cousin. A planned trip to spend Christmas with their families at Ewan’s estate reunites the old friends. But when a storm keeps the others from arriving on time, Charlotte decides to stop living in fear and pursue the man she has desired and loved her entire life. Ewan cannot resist her seduction, but he fears giving in to his heart. Especially when the family that disposed of him returns and threatens not only his life, but that of the woman he loves. Length: Full Length Novel (70,000 words) Heat Level: Might burn your swiping finger This book can be read as a standalone but is the fourth book in the 1797 Club series.
Author: Darcy Burke
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Miss Lucinda Parnell is out of money. A dismal failure at the Marriage Mart, she'd just as soon leave Society far behind. Desperate to earn funds to retire with her grandmother to the country, Lucy disguises herself as a man to gamble in London's hells. But the Earl of Dartford, an Untouchable she never imagined speaking to let alone spending time with, is onto her in a trice. When he insists on acting as her protector, Lucy fears her chance to remain an independent woman is destined to go up in flames. After losing his entire family, Andrew Wentworth, Earl of Dartford built a wall to keep attachments at bay. He believed he could keep Miss Parnell safe without compromising his defenses, but she's exciting and irresistible. Their deepening relationship makes him even more determined to push her away. Nothing will stop him from trying to avoid reliving the anguish of loss. Love is the one risk he doesn't have the heart to dare.
Author: Kathryne Kennedy
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Historical Romance Meets Fairy Tale Magic In a Victorian England with a rigid hierarchy of magic, lion shape-shifter Sir Terence Blackwell is at the bottom rung of society. Only Lady Felicity Seymour, who has no magic, no inheritance, and no prospects, may be willing to judge the man strictly on his own merits. When family pressures push Lady Felicity into a terrible fate, she has only Sir Terence to turn to. As the two outcasts are propelled by circumstances beyond their control, they are forced to explore the unseen depths beneath society's facade. And what they discover about each other is more real and more beautiful than they ever could have imagined... A unique combination of historical and fantasy romance, Enchanting the Lady will fascinate readers of Karen Monin, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kresley Cole, and Diane Duval who will be charmed by this light-hearted, powerful mix of romance, history, magic, secrets, and spies. The Relics of Merlin Historical Fantasy Romance Series: Enchanting the Lady (Book 1) Double Enchantment (Book 2): A simple spell gone wrong will have Sir Sterling Thorn's eyes, and his heart, seeing double Enchanting the Beast (Book 3): When the spiritualist hired to expunge Nicodemus Wulfson's castle of ghosts also steals his heart, he has to learn to trust her. But can she trust him? Everlasting Enchantment (Book 4): The hunt for the "magic man" leads Millicent Panetere to one of Merlin's relics and the knight whose fate is bound to it. What readers are saying about Enchanting the Lady "An interesting twist, Victorian romance in a Harry Potter world." "A sweet fantasy with well written characters." "The world felt very well developed and the action was fast paced. The sexy shenanigans were, umm, sexy." "Held my attention from the start with its ties to magic and fantasy." What reviewers are saying about Enchanting the Lady "The imagination of JK Rowling and the romance of Julie Garwood all rolled up into one fabulous novel."- Erin Grady, author of Haunting Beauty "Simply delightful...imaginative, historically vigorous and ripe for further adventures."-Publishers Weekly "Sweet and romantic, with plenty of love-at-first-sight warm-fuzzies..."-Drey's Library "One of those rare books that seamlessly melds historical and paranormal elements into a beautiful, fast-paced, romance."-Fictitious Escape "Kennedy has totally enchanted us with this book. It's like reading an adult version of Beauty and the Beast with a bit more spunk."-Yankee Romance Reviewers "Every page overflows with romance, fantasy and suspense. Outstanding!" -Huntress Reviews, Five Stars "...a phenomenal read...This is one of those rare and wonderful books that will leave a smile lingering on your face long after you're done reading." -Romance Reviews Today, A Perfect Ten What people are saying about Kathryne Kennedy "As darkly imaginative as Tolkien, as richly romantic as Heyer, Kennedy carves a new genre in romantic fiction." Erin Quinn, author of Haunting Warrior "[Kennedy] has created characters that live and breathe between the pages; a talent which is, in my opinion, a hallmark of skilled storytelling."-Fresh Fiction "Ms. Kennedy's a pro at creating memorable characters, comical situations, a fun dialog, and an endearing love story."-Sia McKye's Thoughts Over Coffee
Author: Jess Michaels
Publisher: The Passionate Pen
* * * A hot historical romance from USA TODAY Bestselling Author Jess Michaels * * * For years Serafina McPhee has been engaged to marry the heir to the Duke of Hartholm and for almost as long, she has been struggling to find a way out of that engagement. When he suddenly dies, she does not mourn but thrills at the idea that she will be free. Unfortunately, best laid plans go awry when the next in line for the title, her intended's cousin, Raphael "Rafe" Flynn is forced to take over the engagement. But Serafina knows Rafe's reputation as a libertine and wants nothing to do with him, either, even if he is devastatingly handsome. She proposes an arrangement: she will agree to the marriage and provide Rafe with his heir and spare. Once she has done her duty, he will let her go. Rafe is intrigued both by her beauty and by her utter disgust with the idea of being his bride. Women normally fall at his feet, not cringe away from him. However, since their arranged marriage is not something he can escape, he agrees to her terms. But when he finds out on their wedding night the truth about her torture at the hands of his predecessor, he finds himself driven not just to fulfill his bargain with his new bride, but to introduce her to desire. While they move closer together, surrendering to wicked pleasures, dangerous emotions may violate every agreement they've made.