Volumes one to four of my best-selling Dangerous Dukes series bundled together in a convenient boxset.
To Defy a Duke
Elias Shelton, the Duke of Winsdale, has a duty to produce an heir. Completely indifferent, he leaves his mother to invite all the most suitable candidates to a house party at Winsdale Park, promising to choose one of them as his duchess. Returning home after several days of pre-nuptial carousing, Eli falls from his horse and badly injures his head. His life is saved by a mysterious woman who fascinates and enthrals Eli.
Athena Defoe and her young twin sisters are hiding from their past in a tumbledown cottage on Eli’s estate. Athena doesn’t entirely trust in Eli, but he is determined to protect her so must first discover whom she is so hiding from. With attention focused on her due to the duke’s interest, Athena’s whereabouts becomes known and danger visits her quiet corner of Hampshire.
Caught up in the whirl of his mother’s entertainments, Eli must race against time to save the woman he’s fallen in love with, even if she isn’t duchess material…
The Duke’s Legacy
Abigail Carstairs suspects that someone is trying to kill her. As sole heir to the late Duke of Penrith’s vast estate, she assumes her fortune is her aggressor’s objective but refuses to accept that any of her relations are culpable.
In desperation she turned to the notorious rake, Lord Sebastian Denver. Unable to deny a lady in distress, Sebastian inveigles his way into Abbey’s hunting lodge, where all the suspects are gathered. Distracted by his growing attraction towards Abbey, Sebastian is unprepared when a further attempt is made on her life.
Blaming himself for almost getting her killed, Sebastian is determined not to be found wanting a second time. He delves into Abbey’s past and lays a daring trap for her aggressors in a race against time to keep Abbey safe…
A Duke by Default
Marc Rothwell’s cousin should have been the next Duke of Broadstairs but died before he could assume the title. With the utmost reluctance, Marc takes his place and sets about finding a suitable wife in order to produce an heir. Caught in a compromising position with Miss Harriet Aston, Marc proposes to possibly the only woman in England with no interest in becoming a duchess.
Marc soon discovers that Harriet appears determined to make him fall in love with her, even though he makes it perfectly clear that theirs will be a marriage of convenience. In spite of his efforts to keep her safe, Harriet is brutally attacked. Before he can unearth the identities of those seeking to undermine his position, Marc is horrified when Harriet recklessly throws herself in the path of danger again in an effort to protect him.
Can Marc ensure the safety of his wilfully disobedient wife before his enemies strikes again…
Of Dukes and Deceptions
When Nickolas Buchanan, the Duke of Dorchester, accepts an invitation to visit a country stud farm, he counters his boredom by striking a wager with his henchman that he’ll bed the poor relation, Alicia Woodley, before the end of his stay. But he reckons without Alicia’s disdain. She’s disgusted by Nick’s cavalier attitude, unimpressed by his grandeur and wants nothing to do with him.
Between her newfound role as family charity case and fending off the attentions of both her clueless cousin and the arrogant Nickolas, Alicia has quite enough to contend with. But when her life is endangered, quite possibly from those closest to her, surprisingly it’s Nick who seems determined to ensure her safety. As they conspire to uncover secrets that the family wants to keep hidden at all costs, they discover a passion that surpasses all obstacles…