By Stephanie Laurens, Kasey Michaels, Nicola Cornick
A woman of Expectations
Jack Lester seeks the appropriate bride—one who's beautiful and type, yet who additionally loves him regardless of his wealth. that's why he retains this trifling aspect hidden. but if Sophie Winterton enters his existence, believing he needs to marry into wealth to run his family's property, how will he persuade her that she is the lady he desires—and that he might be the husband she deserves?
Secrets of a Courtesan
Eve Nightingale proposal she had positioned her prior as mistress to the Duke of Welburn in the back of her. but if the good-looking duke strolls into her small village, she reveals it tough to maintain her secrets and techniques concealed…and to maintain her middle from stirring for him as soon as again.
How to Woo a Spinster
Still single at twenty-eight, girl Emmaline Daughtry has resigned herself to spinsterhood. Then Captain John Alistair arrives at her door—the very photo of the fitting lover of her such a lot inner most goals. yet can a guy with a mystery and a lady who's by no means recognized love locate happiness jointly?
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He’s infuriating,” Simon huffed. “You’re very close,” she said. ” “We’re connected,” he amended. Lily rested her head against his heart and closed her eyes, an endearing smile lighting her face. For a moment, Simon thought he could stare at her for hours, for days, and never tire of the sight. Then he snorted and shook his head. When had he become a fool? Lily’s brow furrowed as she opened her eyes and lifted her head. ” Simon nodded. “I’ve never felt better,” he lied. A Certain Wolfish Charm 41 Lily’s frown deepened.
But he accepted the blow with dignity, as a man of his station would be expected to do. He barely turned his face. But his nostrils moved in and out as he breathed heavily through his nose. Then he stepped toward her. She took one step back. He stepped closer, his eyes dark and brooding. Lily found herself out of room to maneuver when her legs hit the side of the bed. But she refused to be cowed. Not by this man or any other. She lifted one pointed finger and poked it into his chest. Then poked it again.
Lily found herself out of room to maneuver when her legs hit the side of the bed. But she refused to be cowed. Not by this man or any other. She lifted one pointed finger and poked it into his chest. Then poked it again. He didn’t take his eyes from her face. “You will not take him from me. You simply can’t,” she said as a lone tear escaped and ran down her cheek, her voice cracking despite her intention to show bravery. “Would that I could leave him with you, Miss Rutledge,” he murmured softly, wiping the tear from her face with the pad of his thumb.