Following the death of her father, Lady Adela Gantz and her mother return to London at the height of the season.
Lord Ezra Bairstow, a successful government spy during the war with Napoleon, is charged with discovering the name of a traitor whose identity died with Adela’s father. He befriends Adela, convinced that the evidence he requires will be amongst her father’s possessions.
The traitor will stop at nothing to keep his identity secret. Adela’s cousin will stop at nothing to claim her house in Eaton Square. Ezra is determined to bring the traitor to justice, but when Adela’s life is threatened, will he be able to safeguard the lady who is in danger of stealing his heart…
Cordelia Bentham agrees to marry Sir Cyril Montgomery, providing he settles her father’s debts. She doubts her decision the minute she sets eyes on Sir Cyril – a fat, cruel and drunken dolt who has no intention of making good on his promises to her father, but every intention of anticipating his wedding vows.
Cordelia finds an unlikely ally in Sir Cyril’s cousin, Lord Angus Dryden. They join forces to discover the truth behind Sir Cyril’s latest suspicious investment scheme, and struggle to ignore the growing attraction that springs up between them. Shocked by revelations that threaten Cordelia’s life, can Angus find an honourable way to rescue her from a dangerous mésalliance before Sir Cyril attempts to cover his tracks by violent and deadly means…
This title was previously published in a Regency Romantics Anthology
A Scandalous Proposition
Lord Adam Fitzroy helps a beautiful woman to hide from the oaf pursuing her when she bursts uninvited into his private parlour at a posting inn. He subsequently notices her entering a local house of ill repute and is shocked when his mother later introduces the woman as her new paid companion. Adam agrees to keep her nightly activities a secret…on one condition: she must spend one wicked night with him.
Florentina Grantley is both scandalized and intrigued at the prospect, but she worries that the dashing war hero will quickly discern her lack of experience. True, she's no innocent—but she's a widow, not a whore. Yet the stakes are too high and she dare not test Adam’s loyalties by explaining the true reason behind her alliance with the brothel's madam.
Faced with problems of his own that threaten the future of his noble family, can Adam afford to follow his instincts and trust the woman who has stolen his heart…
Orphaned, penniless and alone, Nadine Egan is determined to unmask the unscrupulous confidence trickster who robbed her of her inheritance.
Her search leads her to Jared Beaumont, Earl of Andover. Rich, influential and badly in need of rescuing from his mother's marriage plans for him, Jared takes an interest in the headstrong Nadine. Can such a handsome and charismatic man really have stooped so low as to rob Nadine of her birthright, or are other more sinister forces at work…
Previously published in the Regency Romantics’ Intrigues and Heartaches Boxset 2018
Determined to avenge the death of her sister, Ava Molineux recklessly searches for evidence to condemn Sir Andrew Maddox, the powerful baronet whom Ava holds responsible for Beth’s demise. Rescued from a near-certain death by Theo Farnell, the Earl of Highgate’s brother and the only gentleman in the district of greater consequence than Sir Andrew, Ava is unsure whether she can trust her handsome yet taciturn and fiercely reclusive saviour.
When Theo’s brother offers Ava an opportunity to prove Sir Andrew’s part in a deception that threatens the fragile Anglo-French relationship following the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, Ava’s jumps at the opportunity. But Sir Andrew is one step ahead of them and Ava again finds her in a life-threatening situation.
Fighting his own demons, Theo struggles to deny his growing attraction towards Ava as he attempts to save her from her own folly and Sir Andrew’s tenacious grasp. Will he succeed with any of those ambitions…
Christmas at Castleray
Alisa Langdon is delighted to learn that her uncle, a successful merchant with the East India Company, has finally returned to England. He invites Alisa and her stepfamily to Castleray, his recently acquired estate in Hampshire, for the Christmas celebrations.
Chase Beaumont, Joseph Langdon’s right-hand man, is also invited but realises that Christmas will be far from the peaceful celebration he’d hoped for when his carriage is shot at during the journey down from London. When he rescues Langdon’s family members stranded at the side of the road and learns that they too have been the victims of unexplained ‘accidents’, he fears that Langdon’s enemies are closing in on him.
Alisa has her work cut out, keeping her avaricious stepmother from attempting to inveigle her way into her rich uncle’s good graces. When her uncle explains why he felt compelled to leave England so abruptly ten years previously without a word of goodbye, she struggles to come to terms with the shocking truth.
Why are Langdon’s servants being ostracised in the local village? Can Chase and Alisa discover who attacked them on the road? Has the same person orchestrated the campaign to drive Langdon from Hampshire? And vitally, can Chase ignore his growing attraction to Alisa, who appears intent upon honouring her father’s dying wish by marrying her indolent stepbrother…
Previously published as part of the Regency Romantics’ Boxset Summer 2016
Pascal Devonshire, Earl of Walsea, must marry before he reaches the age of thirty or risk losing his inheritance. His sisters have arranged a union between Pascal and Lady Allegra, Marquess Bardolph’s only child. A marriage to the beautiful heiress will more than satisfy the terms of his father’s will, so why does Pascal feel like a condemned man?
Ophelia Montague, daughter of a disgraced baronet, is delighted to return to England after living for too long in Ceylon. She is unsurprised when society closes ranks against her and grateful to her childhood friends, Lady Allegra and Cassie Lambert, for remaining unswervingly loyal. They insist upon Ophelia accompanying them to the week-long house party at Devonshire Hall, at the end of which Allegra’s engagement to Lord Walsea will be announced.
Aware of the fragile state of Allegra’s mind, Ophelia is filled with doubts about the suitability of the union between Allegra and the influential and intelligent earl. Drawn to one another, Ophelia and Pascal’s attraction is doomed. Pascal will lose everything if he doesn’t marry a lady with a spotless character.
Can Ophelia’s reputation be redeemed? And even if it that were possible, how can Ophelia follow her heart if it means betraying Allegra, her steadfast friend?
Kyra Latimer reluctantly returns to Latimer Lodge to help her grandmother organise a house party in the hope of attracting a rich husband for her beautiful younger sister. Lord Nathan Stanford, the guest of honour, is easily able to resist Melanie Latimer's charms but is intrigued by Kyra's secretive activities. Why did she leave her family home and why, at such a young age, has she withdrawn from the marriage mart?
Nate makes it his business to find out more about the mysterious lady who single-handedly holds her fragmented family together. Shocked to the core by what he discovers, Nate sets out to protect her from the gambling curse that has destroyed her family and the evil man who wants to possess her. But at what cost to himself? Will he be able to help her find out why her brother's wife disappeared without trace? And will Nate find a way to convince Kyra that spinsterhood doesn't suit her…
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS PART OF A REGENCY ROMANTICS BOX SET IN 2017
When a beautiful woman bursts into Lord Adam Fitzroy's room at an inn he impulsively helps her to evade her pursuer. His curiosity is piqued when he later spots her entering the local house of ill repute but he's totally shocked when his mother subsequently introduces her as her new companion. Adam's mother adores Florentina and so he agrees to keep her nightly activities a secret...provided that she spends one wicked night with him.
Florentina Grantley is both scandalized and intrigued at the prospect but worries that the dashing war hero will quickly discern her lack of experience. True, she's no innocent but that's because she's a widow, not a whore. Even so, she can't explain the true reason behind her alliance with the brothel's madam, or the danger she faces if exposed.
As their initial tryst grows into something deeper, Florentina gradually comes to trust Adam and is tempted to confide in him. Dare she...
The Perfect Impostor
Struggling to escape her past and make ends meet as a modiste, Katrina Sinclair hopes the daring new wardrobe she's designed for her childhood friend Julia - now a marchioness - will attract the business she desperately needs. But Julia's help comes at a price: Katrina must take her place at a house party. They look enough alike for the ruse to work...until Julia's handsome former fiance arrives.
Leo Kincade has been tasked with catching a traitor who steals from house parties to fund Napoleon's armies. Three women are suspected - including Julia. But when Leo intercepts her at the party, he finds an impostor who stirs an attraction stronger than anything he ever felt for Julia.
The mysterious woman won't trust him with her identity and Leo knows he should expose her at once, but he's too tempted to play along and see where her deception - and their passion - will lead...
Lady Hartley's Inheritance
Clarissa Hartley assumes that her man of business has summoned her to
London in order to finalise her late-husband's affairs. Instead she's shocked to discover that a son she was unaware Sir Michael had fathered is laying claim to her inheritance. Luc Deverill, the Earl of Newbury, suspects fraud and insists upon helping Clarissa to get to the bottom of the plot. At first suspicious of the suave earl's motives, Clarissa has no choice but to accept his help. It's either that or live the life of a poor relation. But that doesn't mean that she either likes or approves of his hedonistic lifestyle, does it...
When Viscount Felix Western learns that his father's shipping company is being used to smuggle ex-slaves into England he's determined to stop the evil trade. At first convinced that Saskia Eden is helping her father to perpetrate the crime, Felix has doubts as soon as he meets the mother of feisty five-year-old twins. Together Saskia and Felix unravel the mystery, not expecting fall in love in the process. But Saskia, at least, is realistic. There can be no future for the daughter of a slave-trader with a noble viscount...can there?
In the eyes of society, ladies are born, not made… Eloise Hamilton, the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy banker, knows society’s hallowed doors are closed to the likes of her. She attends her first country ball with no expectations, not even when Lord Richard Craven, heir to a dukedom, singles her out.
Harry Benson-Smythe is shocked to return from a long absence to find that the sight of Craven sniffing around an all-grown-up Eloise incites a disconcerting level of jealousy. All for a girl he once thought of as a little sister—now a woman his father will never allow him to take to wife.
But there are other ways to be together, as in joining forces to investigate the disappearance of several local girls. Yet when Harry catches Craven kissing Eloise, he decides he will damn well be the one to show her how it’s done—properly. Craven will not let Eloise’s rejections and Harry’s insults go lightly by. He had plans for Eloise’s virginal body—even if life as they all know it ends in a hellfire of bullets...
After one daring act, two worlds collide. Duty has always been Estelle Travis's byword. But every woman has her limits, even a recently widowed one with few prospects. Her father's coldly calculating plan to force her into another marriage is the final straw. In an act of rebellion, she takes up a position as companion to Lady Crawley. She soon realizes she may have just exchanged one peril for another in the guise of Alexander, Viscount Crawley.
Alex is beguiled by the aura of mystery that surrounds the beautiful young widow. Her air of vulnerability brings out his protective instincts in spades. He discovers her well-hidden reckless streak when her sister goes missing and, rather than do what's expected and return to her father's austere household, Estelle embarks on her own search.
Amid a thickening cloud of suspicion and whispers of murder, what choice does a gentleman of honour have other than to offer his assistance? Then there's the allure of her company, even if it exposes him to dangers that have little to do with her sister's plight...