Romances Coming in June 2013!

Ok so technically June is almost over and I apologize again for not having this list ready ages ago šŸ˜¦ But now that I’m on holiday you can expect a lot more updates! šŸ˜€

Maybe you can still find some books you didn’t know about by reading this list!

1) Out June 1 *Book 2 in Ladies of Distinction series*

PeculiarSummary:

Miss Arabella Beckett has one driving passion: to help the downtrodden women of America. Naturally, she supports the women’s suffrage movement and eagerly attends rallies and lectures across the country. On her travels, she makes a simple offer of assistance to a young woman in need that goes sadly awry and lands both ladies in more trouble than they can manage. An independent sort, Arabella is loath to admit she needs help and certainly doesn’t need help from an arrogant, narrow-minded knight in shining armor.

Mr. Theodore Wilder, private investigator extraordinaire, is on a mission. A mission that began as a favor to his good friend Hamilton Beckett, but swiftly evolved into a merry chase across the country. By the time he finally tracks down Hamilton’s sister, Arabella, he is in a less than pleasant mood. When the lady turns out to have radical ideas and a fiercely independent streak, he soon finds himself at his wit’s end.Ā 

When they return home to New York, circumstances force their paths toĀ continueĀ to cross, but the most peculiar feelings growing between them certainly can’t be love. When the trouble Arabella had accidentally stirred up seems to have followed her to New York and threatens her very life, the unlikely couple must face the possibility that they might have landed in the most peculiar circumstance of all: love.

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2) Out June 4

Magic of I Do

Summary:

Desperately Seeking Excitement…

With the temporary prohibition on magic on the land of the Fae, Claire Thorne might as well go back to the Regency world. The haut ton has just as many annoying rules as her world, but at least they have parties and dances. Plus, the roguish Lord Phineas “Finn” Trimble is there…

When the feisty faerie tumbles into his room through a magical portal, Finn can’t believe how completely unpredictable she is. Even before the two stumble into a dangerous intrigue that threatens both their worlds, Finn discovers that his hitherto carefree life is about to go up in smoke…

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3) Out June 4 *DEBUT AUTHOR* (Book 1 in Mischief series)

Night Mischief

Summary:

EveryĀ PrizeĀ Comes with Complicationsā€¦

A game of cards saves James Collington from the prospect of debtorsā€™ prison and grants him ownership to Tethering estate. Little does he know that his winnings come with serious complicationsā€“not least of which is a beautiful but impoverished young lady who insists his new home belongs to her.

If He Canā€™t Stop Her, He Might as Well Join Herā€¦

Felicity Wilcox is determined to run Mr. Collington off her land, though Jamesā€™s charm and devilishĀ good looksare a serious distraction. What she doesnā€™t know is that she may be haunting him right back.

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4) Out June 4 *Book 3 in Sydney Dovedale series*

Flirts with Scandal

Summary:

Lady Mercy likes her life neat and tidy. She prides herself on being practical – like her engagement to Viscount Grey, whose dark colouring co-ordinates very well with her favourite furnishings. But things start to get messy when her best friend abandons her fiance at the altar, leaving it up to Mercy to help the couple. There’s just one problem. The jilted man is Rafe Hartleyā€”Mercy’s former husband.

Rafe has not forgiven Mercy for deserting him when they were seventeen. Their hasty marriage was declared void by law, but in his eyes the bossy little vixen was still his wife, even if the marriage lasted only a few hours. And Mercy “Silky Drawers” Danforthe still owes him a wedding night.

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5) Out June 4 *Book 2 in The Royal Rakes series*

One Night with a Rake

Summary:

Since the death of his fiancĆ©e,Ā Nathaniel Colton’s polished boots have rested beneath the beds of countless wayward wives and widows of the ton. He’s careful to leave each lady smiling, and equally careful to guard his heart.

So seducingĀ Lady GeorgetteĀ should pose no problem. But the beautiful reformist is no easy conquest, and Nate’s considerable charm fails to entice Georgette to his bed.

To woo her, Nate will have to make her believe he cares about someone besides himselfā€”and no one is more surprised than Nate when he realizes he actually does.

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6) Out June 4 *Book 2 in Steam Guardians series*

A Captain and a Corset

Summary:

Thereā€™s Trouble in the Skiesā€¦

For Sophia Stevenson, thereā€™s no going back to the life she knew. She never asked for the powers that make her a precious commodity to the secret society of Illuministsā€”and their archenemies.

Captain Bion Donkova would give anything to possess the powers that have fallen in Sophiaā€™s lap. If only the beautiful, infuriating woman could stay out of trouble, he wouldnā€™t have to keep coming to her rescueā€¦

Bion and Sophia have friction to spareā€”and nothing fuels a forbidden passion better than dangerā€¦

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7) Out June 4 *Book 3 of Lonely Lords series*

Ethan

Summary:

Ethan Grey’s life was shattered…

Estranged from hisĀ family, widowed after an unhappy marriage, and weary from fighting his troubled past, Ethan Grey now has a chance for redemption. His son’s beautiful and remarkable governess might help him battle his ghosts, but it’s been a long time since he let himself get close to anyone.

Alice Portman has more in common with Ethan than she can comfortably admit. For now, she’s satisfied with helping him rebuild his life and family. But the dangerous past is about to catch up with them both.

An unforgettable Regency tale of two wounded people who get another chance at love.Ā 

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8) Out June 4 *Book 2 in Cinderella Sisterhood series*

Stroke of Midnight

Summary:

The infamous Laura Falkner has returned to RegencyĀ London society in disguise. Determined to clear her fatherā€™s name, she becomes a companion to elderly Lady Josephineā€”only to learn the womanā€™s nephew is none other than Alexander Ross, the devilish Earl of Copley, the man Laura once loved with all her heart.Ā  The same man whoā€™d accused her father of theft and forced them to flee England.Ā Ā 

Alex has never forgotten Lauraā€”or forgiven himself for letting her go. Today, Laura is as lovelyā€”and stubbornā€”as ever, and her attempts at crime-solving are putting her in danger. The only way Alex can keep her safe is to marry her.

But how can this notorious rake convince Laura that his heart is trueā€¦before the clock strikes twelve?Ā 

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9) Out June 4 *Book 1 in Three Princesses series* (NEW SERIES!)

How to Tame Your Duke

Summary:

England, 1888.

Quiet and scholarly Princess Emilie has always avoided adventure, until sheā€™s forced to disguise herself as a tutor in the household of the imposing Duke of Ashland, a former soldier disfigured in battle and abandoned by his wife. When chance draws her into a secret liaison with the duke, Emilie canā€™t resist the opportunity to learn what lies behind his forbidding mask, and find out what adventure really means…

The duke never imagines that his sonā€™s tutor and his mysterious golden-haired beauty are one and the same. But when the true identity of his lover is laid bare, Ashland must face the demons in his past in order to safeguard both his ladyā€”and his heart.

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10) Out June 4 *Book 3 in Glass Slipper Brides series*

The Earl's Honorable Intentions

Summary:

As soon as Colonel Gavin Romney has healed, he’ll return to war and see Bonaparte vanquished forever. Yet his children’s governess is proving a formidable adversary on the home front. For pretty, determined Hannah Fletcher wants the earl to fulfill the one role he’s sure is beyond him: loving parent.

Hannah can’t bear to see her three motherless charges lose their father, too. When Gavin impulsively offers a marriage of convenience for the children’s sake, she believes the gulf between them is too wide. Now the earl is ready to wage a very different campaignā€”for Hannah’s tender heart, and for theĀ familyĀ he longs to reclaimā€¦.

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11) Out June 4 *Book 1 in Nemesis Unlimited series*

Sweet Revenge

Summary:

When Jack Dalton escapes from Dunmoor Prison, he has only one thing in mindā€”finding the nobleman who murdered his sister and making him pay. But when he reaches the inn where the Lord Rockley is rumored to be staying, three well-dressed strangers are there to meet him instead. And the pretty blonde is aiming a pistol right at his head ā€¦

Joining Nemesis, Unlimited has made Eva Warrick much more than the well-mannered lady she appears to beā€”one who can shoot, fight, and outsmart any man in the quest to right the injustices so often suffered by the innocent. Sheā€™s not afraid of the burly escaped convict, but she is startled by their shared attraction. She and her partners need Jackā€™s help to get to Rockley, but Eva finds she wants Jack for scandalous reasons all her ownā€¦

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12) Out June 4 *Book 3 of Killdaren series* (RE-ISSUE)

Silken Shadows

Summary:

When Gemini Andrews laid eyes on Captain Deverell Jansen, she didnā€™t need herĀ psychic abilitiesĀ to know that he would soon be hers. It was just a matter of convincing him. So when Gemini learns of his voyage to Northrope in search of a vicious killer whose victims are left strewn among the Druid Stones, she hatches a plan. Knowing she can helpā€”and with hopes of growing closer to Devā€”she stows away on his shipā€¦

Dev is shocked to discover Gemini, knowing what this kind of stunt could do to her reputation. Yet after learning of her powers, he realizes he does need her, in more ways than one. These murders could be theĀ workĀ of notorious killer Jack Pooleā€”but from beyond the grave? Together they are thrust into the realm of the supernatural, and Dev must trust in the love that Gemini is so certain ofā€”or else thereā€™s no hope of withstanding the strength of a killerā€™s thirstā€¦

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13) Out June 18 *Book 1 in The Duke’s Men series*

What the Duke Desires

Summary:

Maximilian Cale, the Duke of Lyons, accepted long ago that his kidnapped brother was dead. When a cryptic note from investigator Tristan Bonnaud claims otherwise, Max seeks out Tristanā€™s sister, Lisetteā€”and is infuriated to learn that Tristan has also mysteriously vanished. Have the siblings perpetrated an elaborate hoax? Or is the fiercely protective beauty as innocent as she claims them to be?

Fearful that the powerful duke will destroy Tristanā€™s career in his zeal for the truth, the clever Lisette convinces Max to accompany her to Paris in a joint search for their loved ones. But their journey takes a seductive twist when they pose as an ordinary husband and wifeā€”not an English duke with a tarnished family name and the illegitimate daughter of a viscountā€”and discover an exhilarating passionĀ freeĀ from the damning secrets of the past.

With the line between danger and desire enticingly blurred, they discover that some mysteries, like those of the heart, are answered tenfold in the bliss of a true and trusting love.

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14) Out June 18

Her Highland Protector

Summary:

Lady Jenna Aleyne must marry well if she is to claim her landsā€¦

Only, there is aĀ completeĀ lack of eligible suitors in the Highlands! But then Niall Gilvry is assigned to watch over Jenna, and there’s no denying she finds this handsome Scot most distracting!

Niall knows Jenna is too fine a lady for the likes of himā€”after all, high society has little time for a lowly third sonā€”but he takes his duty seriously. With danger lurking in the shadows, Niall stays close. It would be just oh, so easy to pull her into his arms.ā€¦

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15) Out June 18 *Book 1 in Ladies of Impropriety series*

A Lady Risks All

Summary:

Seducing the Captain

It would be unwise to mistake me for an innocent debutanteā€”for years I have graced the smoky gloom of many a billiards club and honed my skills at my father’s side.

But now he has a new protĆ©gĆ©ā€”Captain Greer Barringtonā€”and while my father would see me attract the attentions of an eligible lord I, Mercedes Lockhart, have other ambitions.ā€¦ Even if that means seducing the captain to earn back my father’s favor!

I know I must avoid falling for Greer’s charming smileā€¦ but his sensual kisses could be worth the risk.ā€¦

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16) Out June 18 *Book 5 in Gentleman of Disrepute series*

Mistress to the Marquis

Summary:

She may grace his bed, but she will never wear his ring

They whisper her name in the ballroom’s shadowsā€”the marquis’s mistress!Ā It will take all of Alice Sweetly’s renowned acting skills to play this part: smile until it no longer hurts, until they believe your lie, untilĀ youĀ believe. Pretend he means nothing.

If the Marquis of Razeby thinks he can let his mistress go easily, he is so very wrong. Each night she appears before a rapturous Covent Garden audience, taunting him with her beauty. But Razeby must marry, and while Alice could grace his bed she can never grace his arm.

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17) Out June 25 *Book 1 in Highland series*Ā 

An English Bride in Scotland

Summary:

She never expected to marryā€¦

Annabel was about to take the veil to become a nun when her mother suddenly arrives at the Abbey to take her homeā€¦so that she can marry the Scottish laird who is betrothed to her runaway sister! She knows nothing about being a wife, nothing about how to run a household, and definitely nothing about the marriage bed.

He never expected to fall in love . . .

From the moment Ross MacKay sets eyes on Annabel, he is taken with his shy sweet brideā€¦and the fact that she’s blessed with lush curves only makes him utter his own prayers of thanks. But when an enemy endangers her life, he’ll move the Highlands themselves to save her. For though Annabel’s not the bride he planned for, she’s the only woman he desires.

 

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18) Out June 25 *Book 8 in Pennyroyal Green series*

It Happened One Midnight

Summary:

More than one beautiful womanā€™s hopes have been dashed on the rocky shoals of Jonathan Redmondā€™s heart. With his riveting good looks and RedmondĀ wealth and power, the world is his oysterā€”until an ultimatum from his father and a chilling gypsy prophesy send him hurtling headlong toward a fate heā€™ll do anything to avoid: matrimony.

Intoxicating, elusive Thomasina de Ballesteros has the bloods of London at her feet. But none of them knows the real Tommyā€”the one with a shocking pedigree, a few too many secrets, and aĀ healthyĀ scorn for rakes like Jonathan.

She is everything Jonathan never wanted. But on one fateful midnight, heā€™s drawn into Tommy’s world of risk, dangerā€¦and a desire heā€™d never dreamed possible. And suddenly heā€™s re-thinking everything…including the possibility that succumbing to prophesy might just mean surrendering to love.

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19) Out June 25 *Book 2 in Cynster Sisters Duo series*

Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh

Summary:

The Honorable Miss Mary Cynster always gets what she wants. As the last unwed Cynster of her generation, she is determined to remain in charge of her lifeĀ andĀ of the man she will marry. At the very bottom of her list of potential husbands is Ryder Cavanaugh, the daring and devastating Marquess of Raventhorne, an overwhelming and utterly unmanageable lion of the ton. But destiny has a different plan.

Ryder needs Mary as his wife, not just because she is delightful, fiery, and tempting, but because he values all she could be. When fate and circumstance hand him the chance, he claims Mary as his marchioness…only to discover what he truly desires is not just to take her hand in marriage, but to capture her heart.

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20) Out June 25 *Book 3 of Phaeton Black series*

Miss Education of Dr Exeter

Summary:

If The Portal’s A-Rockin’

Phaeton Black is missing. Sucked into an alternative universeā€”courtesy of Professor Lovecraft’s Trans-Dimensional Injection Portalā€”the illustrious investigator is nowhere to be found. Even the bewitching Miss America Jones, who’s pregnant with Phaeton’s child, has no clue to his whereabouts. But when a spy fly’s microphone picks up Phaeton’s voice in the parlors of Paris, she enlists his dearest friends to track him downā€”before his deadliest enemies find him first. . .

Don’t Come A-Knockin’

Accompanied by the dashing Dr. Exeter, his delightful ward Mia, and a trusty duo of Nightshades, it’s off to the City of Lights for the determined Miss Jones. Unfortunately, there is something about Paris in the fall that brings out the devil in Dr. Exeterā€”and the beast in mild-mannered Mia, whose animal urges transform her into a gorgeous panther. With physical reality unraveling on both sides of the cosmic rift, the good doctor must extract Phaeton Black from the clutches of a diabolical techno-wizardā€”or both could lose the women they love to love. . .forever.

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21) Out June 25 *Book 1 in House of Trent series* (NEW SERIES!)

The Duchess Hunt

Summary:

Simon Hawkins, duke of Trent, is no stranger to scandal. Rumors and innuendo have darkened the House of Trent for decades, and it has fallen to Simon to restore his tatteredĀ familyĀ name. He lives by a strict code of honor, but when he is called home to investigate his motherā€™s disappearance, the distinguished duke will tangle with temptation. For there waits the only woman he has ever loved-and the last woman he should desire . . .

Sarah Osborne has spent her life dreaming of Simonā€™s touch. But dukes do not long for ladyā€™s maidsā€”or so Sarah believes, until a stolen kiss sparks a passion that could be her ultimate undoing. As the couple begins a forbidden romance, a cunning enemy plots to destroy the duke and everything he loves. Now, caught in a blackmailerā€™s web, Simon faces an agonizing choice: sacrifice his familyā€™s future or break Sarahā€™s heart.

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22) Out June 25 *Book 3 in Blackshear Family series*

Entangled

Summary:

Kate Westbrook has dreams far bigger than romance. Love wonā€™t get her into Londonā€™s most consequential parties, nor prevent her sisters from being snubbed and looked down uponā€”all because their besotted father unadvisedly married an actress. But a noble husband for Kate would deliver a future most suited to the granddaughter of an earl. Armed with ingenuity, breathtaking beauty, and the help of an idle aunt with connections, Kate is poised to make her dreams come true. Unfortunately, a familiar faceā€”albeit a maddeningly handsome oneā€”appears bent on upsetting her scheme.

Implored by Kateā€™s worried father to fend off the rogues eager to exploit his daughterā€™s charms, Nick Blackshear has set aside the torch heā€™s carried for Kate in order to do right by his friend. Anyway, she made quite clear that his feelings were not returnedā€”though policing her wonā€™t abate Nickā€™s desire. Reckless passion leads to loveā€™s awakening, but time is running out. Kate must see for herself that the charms of high society are nothing compared to the infinite sweet pleasures demanded by the heart.

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HAPPY MONTH OF READING! šŸ˜€

How The Marquess Was Won Exclusive Excerpt and Cover Revealed!

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RELEASE DATE: December 27, 2011

New Romances Coming February 2011

Enjoy a preview of next month’s delicious selection of romances! *UPDATED*

1) Once Upon a Scandal by Delilah Marvelle (Feb 1)

Summary:

Lady Victoria Jane Emerson left behind her girlish notions of romance when Jonathan deserted her without a backward glance. Now the time has come when she must finally choose a husband, and she has vowed to marry someone who will never break her heart.

Jonathan Pierce Thatcher, Viscount Remington, has returned home, free of all his family’s debts. Only to discover that by some miracle he has been chosen to vie for the hand of his beloved Victoria. To convince his only love to once again believe in the magic of love and the promise of desire will be his greatest challenge yet. And one he cannot fail!

*Book 2 in Scandal series*

Excerpt and more info:

http://www.delilahmarvelle.com/site

 

2) The Seduction Of His Wife by Tiffany Clare (Feb 1)

Summary:

Emma Hallaway has not seen her husband in twelve yearsā€”and thatā€™s fine with her. As a young girl, sheā€™d agreed to a simple marriage of convenience, allowing her to pursue her private passion for painting. And though unknown to the rest of polite society, Emma is now one of the most daring and sought-after artists in London. However, when her secret is threatened to be exposed, Emma is forced to open her heartā€”and her homeā€”to a total stranger: her husbandā€¦

Richard Mansfield, Earl of Asbury, is all too familiar with danger. As a matter of fact, it is hard on his heels when he returns to England. Still, even he is shocked to learn of his wifeā€™s scandalous double life as an artist. But once he sees the vibrant grown woman she has becomeā€”so passionate, so strong, and so alluringā€”his undeniable attraction to Emma stuns him. Suddenly Richard is determined to turn their sham of a marriage into a true and lasting love. But how exactly does a gentleman seduce his own wife?

Excerpt and more info:

http://www.tiffanyclare.com/bookshelf/the-seduction-of-his-wife/#excerpt

 

3) After Dark with a Scoundrel by Alexandra Hawkins (Feb 1)

Summary:

Young, tender, and highly impressionable, Lady Regan canā€™t help but be intrigued by her brotherā€™s wayward friendsā€”the wickedly charming Lords of Vice. One man in particular, the dashing Lord Hugh Mordare, known simply as ā€œDareā€ among the ton, utterly captivates herā€”in spite of his reputation as a notorious womanizer. But when she steals an innocent kiss from Dare, Regan is swiftly packed off to boarding school, safely away from dangerā€¦and desire.

Young, tender, and highly impressionable, Lady Regan canā€™t help but be intrigued by her brotherā€™s wayward friendsā€”the wickedly charming Lords of Vice. One man in particular, the dashing Lord Hugh Mordare, known simply as ā€œDareā€ among the ton, utterly captivates herā€”in spite of his reputation as a notorious womanizer. But when she steals an innocent kiss from Dare, Regan is swiftly packed off to boarding school, safely away from dangerā€¦and desire.

*Book 3 in Lords of Vice series*

Excerpt and more info:

http://www.alexandrahawkins.com/

 

4) What I Did for a Duke by Julie Anne Long (Feb 22)

Summary:

For years, heā€™s been an object of fear, fascinationā€¦and fantasy. But of all the wicked rumors that forever dog the formidable Alexander Moncrieffe, Duke of Falconbridge, the ton knows one thing for certain: only fools dare cross him. And when Ian Eversea does just that, Moncrieffe knows the perfect revenge: heā€™ll seduce Ianā€™s innocent sister, Genevieveā€”the only member of the powerful and wealthy Eversea family as yet untouched by scandal. First heā€™ll capture her heartā€¦and then heā€™ll break it.

But everything about Genevieve is unexpected: the passion simmering beneath her cool control, the sharp wit tempered by a gentleness that coaxes out his deepest secretsā€¦ And though Genevieve has heard the whispers about the dukeā€™s dark past, and knows she trifles with him at her peril, one incendiary kiss tempts her deeper into a world of extraordinary sensuality. Until Genevieve is faced with a fateful choiceā€¦is there anything she won’t do for a duke?

*Book 5 in Pennyroyal Green series*

Excerpt and more info:

http://www.julieannelong.com/internal/books_whatsnext.htm#excerpt

 

5) The Heiress by Lynsay Sands (Feb 22)

Summary:

Suzette is not like other heiresses; she wants a poor husband. A gentleman who will be so grateful for her dowry that he will allow her access to her dowry so she can help pay off her fatherā€™s gambling debts. When this alluring beauty encounters Daniel Woodwardā€”handsome, titled, singleā€¦and even more impoverished than she could have hoped forā€”it seems Suzetteā€™s wildest dream has come true.

But Daniel has not been truthful. Tired of being accosted by an endless stream of vapid coquettes and their fortune-hunting mothers, Daniel has decided to plead poverty to stop them in their tracks. Yet here is a most refreshing and delectable lady who claims to be thrilled by his penury. Now all Daniel has to do to find true happiness is to keep a little white lie aliveā€¦while avoiding a dastardly villain whoā€™s determined to prevent this union by any means necessary.

*Book 2 in Madison Sisters series*

Excerpt and more info:

http://www.lynsaysands.net/books/historical/heiress.html

 

6) Seducing the Governess by Margo Maguire (Feb 22)

Summary:

A Proper Governess Should Never. . .

Assist a handsome stranger, alone on an unfamiliar road . . . unless the rake happens to be her new employer.

Take a position in a crumbling manor . . . especially if the household staff has been replaced by unruly former soldiers.

Allow her young charge entrance to her heart . . . for once done, it will be impossible to maintain proper distance.

Permit her charge’s uncle a breathtaking kiss under a star-lit sky . . . henceforth she will most certainly lose composure whenever he is near.

And above all, she should never, ever fall completely, irreversibly in love with her employer . . . for nothing good can possibly come of it.

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http://www.margomaguire.com/index.html

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