ook Two in the Forsters series.
England 1814. Flick- more properly known as Lady Felicity Forster - was twelve when she decided she was going to marry her handsome neighbour, Darius Grantley. Now, embarking on her second season, she's no nearer to achieving that ambition. Drastic action is called for if she's to make Darius fall in love with her.Darius adores the lovely, high-spirited sister of the Marquess of Denby, but he's aware that Flick is far above him socially and he can't afford to keep her in the style to which she's accustomed. Winning the high-profile Cuthbert case being tried at the famous Old Bailey courthouse will earn him a promised appointment to King's Counsel and just enough income to prove a
home for his well-born lady.But the cards are stacked against Darius. Not only do the newspapers trumpet his clients' guilt, but a powerful peer bribes the witnesses and threatens Flick unless Darius sabotages his own case...
n 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
eah Elliot sells secrets to survive. Donning boy's clothes, she uncovers society scandals for a London gossip rag to support herself and her sister, who were left destitute after their father's death. When she meets the dashing - and perhaps dangerous - Hal Forster, the Marquess of Denby, she learns he may be involved in treason. The rumour is too valuable not to sell, despite the attraction she feels towards him...
Hal does have a secret, but he's no traitor: he's a spy embroiled in a mystery, seeking the man who killed his contact in France. He sees the alluring woman behind Leah's disguise at once but is intrigued enough to play along...until he realizes that she's the source of the rumours that interfere with his investigation and force him into an unwanted betrothal.
Now, Hal and Leah must work together to draw out the culprit and undo the damage caused by Leah's meddling. Or will their passion only cause more scandal?
truggling 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...
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hen 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?
hen 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...
larissa 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...
icholas Buchanan, The Duke of Dorchester, strikes a wager with his henchman, vowing to bed the enigmatic Alicia Woodley before his sojourn at Ravenswing Manor comes to an end. But he fails to take into account the fact that Alicia is disgusted by his superior attitude and wants as little as possible to do with him. Has the duke finally met his match?
When someone tries to kill Alicia, she and Nick are thrown constantly together as they search for the culprit. But in so doing, they must also search their hearts. And their growing passion for one
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stelle Travis, recently widowed, rebels against her tyrannical father and sets off on a reckless journey to look for her sister. Alexander, Viscount Crawley, feels compelled to offer his help. In so doing, he doesn't expect his life to be in danger any more than he anticipates falling in love...
Warning: This title contains a Regency heroine who abandons conventional behaviour, breaches the social divide and renounces her inhibitions.