" -- The New York Times Book Review Author’s Note: Dear readers, please be aware this is an angsty, twisty book written in the style of a gothic romance, and there are some dark moments along the path to a happy ending for our characters.
Author: Scarlett Peckham
He’s controlled. Meticulous. Immaculate. No one would expect the proper Duke of Westmead to be a member of London’s most illicit secret club. Least of all: his future wife. Having overcome financial ruin and redeemed his family name to become the most legendary investor in London, the Duke of Westmead needs to secure his holdings by producing an heir. Which means he must find a wife who won’t discover his secret craving to spend his nights on his knees – or make demands on his long scarred-over heart. Poppy Cavendish is not that type of woman. An ambitious self-taught botanist designing the garden ballroom in which Westmead plans to woo a bride, Poppy has struggled against convention all her life to secure her hard-won independence. She wants the capital to expand her exotic nursery business – not a husband. But there is something so compelling about Westmead, with his starchy bearing and impossibly kind eyes -- that when an accidental scandal makes marriage to the duke the only means to save her nursery, Poppy worries she wants more than the title he is offering. The arrangement is meant to be just business. A greenhouse for an heir. But Poppy yearns to unravel her husband’s secrets – and to tempt the duke to risk his heart. "An astonishingly good debut...The whole book is a breath of fresh air, both a complex, layered story and a soaring romance with two very real people at its heart." -- The New York Times Book Review Author’s Note: Dear readers, please be aware this is an angsty, twisty book written in the style of a gothic romance, and there are some dark moments along the path to a happy ending for our characters. No spoilers here, but if you are a sensitive reader please do consult the reviews before diving in. Yours, Scarlett 2018 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart ® Winner for Best Historical Romance "Desert Isle Keeper...The alliance is unexpected, fascinating and a refreshing departure from typical Regency romances, and I never wanted The Duke I Tempted to end." -- All About Romance "Peckham’s meticulous character work pays off in spectacular, grandly romantic fashion and The Duke I Tempted ends with particularly cathartic and hard-won happily ever after." -- BookPage "Gothic romances are tempestuous by definition, but this one is dramatic even by those heightened standards...If you want something to speed your heart and stop your breath as you read beneath the covers, with only the meager flashlight beam warding off the enveloping night — then you have a rare treat in store." -- The Seattle Review of Books "A one-sitting, late-into-the-night read, The Duke I Tempted ran away with my heart." -- Book Ink Reviews
The writing, as always, is superb and the characters are complex and robust.” - Flippin’ Pages, Book Blog on How to Tempt a Duke “5 stars! [Madeline Martin] is a master at plots and complex characters, while I had my assumptions, she ...
Author: Madeline Martin
A lady’s lessons… …in temptation! When her almost fiancé proposes to someone else, Lady Eleanor is suddenly the talk of the ton! With her family in financial dire straits, Eleanor must marry before the end of the Season. Secret lessons with Charles, the dashing, infuriating—and devastatingly charming—Duke of Somersville, should help Eleanor shake off her shameful Ice Queen moniker. But how can she tempt a prospective husband when it’s the duke who ignites her desire?
One stolen kiss… Nurse Megan Wheeler won’t let that passionate kiss, or the way she feels about Jaye Perera, ruin her dream job.
Author: Annie Claydon
One stolen kiss… Nurse Megan Wheeler won’t let that passionate kiss, or the way she feels about Jaye Perera, ruin her dream job. Yes, he may be a duke, a doctor and devastatingly handsome but he’s also her future boss, and that’s a boundary she won’t—can’t—cross! But working side by side under the Sri Lankan sun is a delicious torture. One that reveals to Megan a different side of guarded Jaye… After the hurts they’ve both experienced, can they learn to trust in love again?
How to tempt a duke.
Author: Kasey Michaels
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
How to tempt a duke...? Returning from war, Rafael Daughtry battled a force more terrifying than Napoleon’s army: his family. Thankfully, childhood friend Charlotte Seavers agreed to chaperone his unruly twin sisters – while Rafe would provide her with the home she’d lost. By refusing to be tempted at all! But who would chaperone Rafe?
He could not forgive her deception.
Author: Virginia Brown
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
He could not forgive her deception. She could not resist the desire they shared. When a scandal forces them to marry, their passions lead to dangerous secrets. American-born Alyssa and her twin brother arrive in England after the death of their father reveals their high-born heritage--he was the heir to an earldom. Now they have been placed in the guardianship of the handsome, jaded Duke of Deverell. Alyssa's brother, Nicholas, will be schooled in the strict manners of a future earl. Alyssa will be sent to a convent. Both are horrified at their prospects, so they switch identities. Nick heads for a life at sea. Alyssa, disguised as a boy, takes his place in Deverell's household. The cynical but mesmerizing Deverell is a tough taskmaster; though his frail-looking ward is spirited and witty, quietly winning the duke's affection, Deverell insists on harsh standards that challenge Alyssa's determination to keep the ruse going. Her feelings for Deverell complicate the situation even more; her young heart falls deeply in love with him. Even after her deception is discovered and he sends her away, she can't stop desiring him. For Deverell, a man whose secrets are locked inside memories of painful betrayals, she will always be a deceiver at heart. Returning as a beautiful and fully grown young woman, Alyssa takes his breath away. Yet the deceiver in her has only grown bolder. And so begins a turbulent marriage filled with seduction, heartache, and passion. She fights to find the man who guards his feelings for her behind an impenetrable wall. It will take dangers from outside their marriage to break down the barriers between them. If they survive.
Driven to uncover the truth about the mysterious death of the woman he loved, the Duke of Hawkscliffe will go to any lengths to unmask a murderer.
Author: Gaelen Foley
Publisher: Hachette UK
Driven to uncover the truth about the mysterious death of the woman he loved, the Duke of Hawkscliffe will go to any lengths to unmask a murderer. Even if it means jeopardising his reputation by engaging in a scandalous affair with London's most provocative courtesan - the desirable but aloof Belinda Hamilton. Bel has used her intelligence and wit to charm the city's titled gentlemen while struggling to put the pieces of her life back together. She needs a protector, so she accepts Hawkcliffe's invitation to become his mistress in name only. He asks nothing of her body, but seeks her help in snaring the same man who shattered her virtue. Together they tempt the unforgiving wrath of Society - until their risky charade turns into a dangerous attraction, and Bel must make a devastating decision that could ruin her last chance at love.
'How the Duke was Won is exciting and emotional - evocative of the best of the genre. If you've been looking for a bold, new voice in historical romance, the search ends here. Lenora Bell is it!' Sarah MacLean 'Fresh, flirty, and fabulous!
Author: Lenora Bell
Publisher: Hachette UK
'A debut that reads like an instant classic. Message to my readers: You'll love Lenora Bell!' Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author The pleasure of your company is requested at Warbury Park. Four lovely ladies will arrive . . . but only one can become a duchess. James, the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland, requires a bride with a spotless reputation for a strictly business arrangement. Lust is prohibited and love is out of the question. Four ladies. Three days. What could go wrong? She is not like the others . . . Charlene Beckett, the unacknowledged daughter of an earl and a courtesan, has just been offered a life-altering fortune to pose as her half-sister, Lady Dorothea, and win the duke's proposal. All she must do is: * Be the perfect English rose (Ha!) * Breathe, smile, and curtsy in impossibly tight gowns (blast Lady Dorothea's sylph-like figure) * Charm and seduce a wild duke (without appearing to try) * Keep said duke far, far from her heart (no matter how tempting) When secrets are revealed and passion overwhelms, James must decide if the last lady he should want is really everything he needs. And Charlene must decide if the promise of a new life is worth risking everything . . . including her heart. 'How the Duke was Won is exciting and emotional - evocative of the best of the genre. If you've been looking for a bold, new voice in historical romance, the search ends here. Lenora Bell is it!' Sarah MacLean 'Fresh, flirty, and fabulous! The new Belle of Historical Romance!' Kerrelyn Sparks
And if you wasn't a duke , I'd be tempted to try my fives on you mesself . ” " You'd
lose , ” Adrian retorted . “ Mebbe , " the older man conceded , “ but it'd make me
feel good to try . ” Inside the house , Joanna clung to the newel post at the bottom
Author: Anita Mills
Publisher: Signet Book
Widow Joanna Sherwood is forced to leave her sanctuary on Capri to return to England, to the scandal that had destroyed her life, the society that had disowned her, the first husband, Adrian Delacourt, Duke of Roxbury, who had engineered her downfall. Original.
For a moment he was tempted , but the duke ' s precepts won . “ None of your
Kinnaird ways here , young madam . The Boyces have always dressed for dinner
. ” And , indeed , everything was ready laid out . Stearns , who had come on
Author: Malcolm Ross
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
After years of diligent genealogical research, Alfred Boyce, a middle-class commonsensical young man, is identified as the heir to Augustus Clarence Fitzstephen Wrottesley Veitch du Bois, Fourth Duke of St. Ormer, Marquis of Knightsbridge, Earl of Brompton, Earl of Belgravia, Viscount Contantine, Baron Marlow, Baron of Stonor and Baron Yeo.
Can't you at least admit that you were tempted?" "Yes." She sighed deeply and let
the sensual, slumberous feeling wash through her once again. "Oh, yes, I was
tempted." She threw herself back on the bed and stared up at the bed canopy.
Author: Donna Simpson
Publisher: Zebra Books
Betrayed by love, the Duke of Alban, wary of the opposite sex, unexpectedly finds himself drawn to his aunt's widowed companion, Mrs. Kittie Douglas, but when he asks her to be his mistress, he learns a valuable lesson in how to truly win a woman's heart. Original.
What foods tempt you ? Even if you ' re not eating them as you read these words ,
there are bound to be some items that tempt you at one time or another , whether
it ' s Ritz crackers , chocolate chip cookies , Oreos , potato chips , peanuts ...
Author: Michael Hamilton
A guide to diet and fitness features guidelines for preparing food with fewer calories, eating right while dining out, and getting back on track after indulging, and includes checklists, questionnaires, self-tests, and more. Reprint.
Her Rags-To-Riches Christmas - Laura Martin A Christmas miracle rescue!
Author: Laura Martin
Publisher: Mills & Boon
Her Rags-To-Riches Christmas - Laura Martin A Christmas miracle rescue! But dare she wish for more? Wrongfully convicted and transported to Australia, Alice Fillips is saved from public flogging by wealthy landowner George Fitzgerald. Working as a domestic servant at his farm feels worlds away from her old life. But as the connection between her and George boils over, she's torn between her fear of trusting anyone...and the tantalising glimpse of the fresh start this man could offer. How To Tempt A Duke - Madeline Martin A lady's lessons......in temptation! When her almost fiancé proposes to someone else, Lady Eleanor is suddenly the talk of the ton! With her family in financial dire straits, Eleanor must marry before the end of the Season. Secret lessons with Charles, the dashing, infuriating - and devastatingly charming - Duke of Somersville, should help Eleanor shake off her shameful Ice Queen moniker. But how can she tempt a prospective husband when it's the duke who ignites her desire?