USA Today bestselling author Leigh LaValle delivers a captivating novel of passion and intrigue...
Once the darling of high society, Mazie Chetwyn knows firsthand how quickly the rich and powerful turn their backs on the less fortunate. Orphaned, penniless and determined to defy their ruthless whims, she joins forces with a local highwayman who steals from the rich to give to the poor.
Then the pawn broker snitches, and Mazie is captured by the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire. A man who is far too handsome, far too observant…and surely as corrupt as his father once was.
Sensible, rule-driven Trent Carthwick, twelfth Earl of Radford, is certain the threat of the gallows will prompt the villagers’ beloved Angel of Kindness to reveal the highwayman’s identity. But his bewitching captive volunteers nothing—except a sultry, bewildering kiss.
And so the games begin. Trent feints, Mazie parries. He threatens, she pretends nonchalance. He cajoles, she rebuffs. Thwarted at every turn, Trent probes deep into her one vulnerability—her past. There he finds the leverage he needs and a searing truth that challenges all he believes about right and wrong.
2011 RWA Golden Heart Finalist 2012 TOP PICK Night Owl Reviews 2012 BEST HISTORICAL Rogues Under the Covers
**Previously published by Samhain Publishing as The Runaway Countess**
The Misbehaving Marquess: Nottinghamshire Series by Leigh LaValle
Having awaited the return of her husband for half a decade, Catherine Raybourne, the Marchioness of Foster, has no intention of reconciling with her misbehaving marquess. But when he insists he needs an heir-immediately-she must confront her own lingering desires. Can she protect her heart while attempting to win his once again?
The Rogue Returns: Nottinghamshire Series by Leigh LaValle
A story of passion and adventure from a USA Today bestselling author. THE ROGUE RETURNS is a standalone novel and part of a 3 book series available on KU. "THE ROGUE RETURNS was a great read that is full of wit, romance and adventure. Leigh LaValle continues to amaze with great writing and story telling." ~For the Love of Romance "They share one of the best first kisses I've read in a while... Did I mention this book was awesome? And delicious?" ~Red Hot Reads
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To Covet a Lady's Heart (The Landon Sisters) by Ingrid Hahn
After a lifetime of rakish behavior, Lord Maxfeld must pretend he's reformed and find a fake wife. And there is nobody more suitable than Lady Phoebe. Trouble is, Phoebe will not agree to a false engagement and leaves Max no option but to blackmail her into agreeing to his scheme. Phoebe will go to great lengths to avoid anything remotely dishonourable and blackmails Max right back—directly to the altar. Once married, though, Phoebe wants more than just Max's ring -- she wants his heart, something he can never give.... Each book in the Landon Sisters series is a standalone story that can...
From London with Love: Rebellious Brides by Diana Quincy
With wedding bells ringing and a killer stalking from the shadows, a former British spy makes up for lost time with the one that got away in this thrilling Regency romance from the author of Spy Fall and License to Wed.
Emilia St. George is moments away from marrying the admired grandson of a duke when the man who once jilted her decides to kidnap her at the altar. It’s the second time in five years Hamilton Sparrow has ruined her wedding day, and Emilia isn’t about to forgive him. The mere sight of her ex-fiancé revives painful memories—and, most regrettably, aching desires that refuse...
Kit, the Marquis of Ashton, is in a sticky wicket. He married young and for love—how naïve. He discovered his mistake the very day of his wedding, but he is saddled now with a wife he's reluctant to trust. And however much evidence he gathers against faithless Jess, he can't seem to prove her guilt to the final judge—his foolish heart.
Jessica knows she's bobbled her marriage, however innocently. A fairytale wedding makes no difference if she hasn't got the marquis charmed to show for it. Well, she's had enough of accidental encounters with naked gentlemen and...
THE NIGHTHAWK Hugh Redgrave, marquess of Ormond, was warned. Prinny had dubbed Lady Mary Campbell “the Swan,” but no ordinary man could clip her wings. She was a bluestocking hellion, an ill-advised match by every account. Luckily, he sought no bride. His work lay on the continent, where he’d become legend by stealing war secrets from Boney. And yet, his memories of Lady Mary riding her stallion were a thorn in his mind. He was the son of a...
Destitute and without friends, Violet Carlton is forced to seek employment at the House of Pleasure in London. She steels herself for her first customer and is shocked when the man rescues her instead of ravishing her. A grateful Violet cannot help but admire the handsome Viscount Trevor. But she must curb her desire for the dashing nobleman she can never have because he is already betrothed to another . . .
Tristan had gone to the House of Pleasure for a last bit of fun before he became a faithful married man. But when he recognizes...
A Study in Scoundrels (Romancing the Rules) by Christy Carlyle
Sophia Ruthven is the epitome of proper behavior. On paper at least, as long as that paper isn't from one of the lady detective stories she secretly pens. She certainly isn't interested in associating with the dashing Jasper Grey, the wayward heir to the Earl of Stanhope, and one of the stage's leading men. But when she learns Grey's younger sister Liddy has gone missing, she can't deny her desire to solve the mystery...or her attraction to the incorrigible scoundrel.
Responsibility isn't something Grey is very familiar with. On the boards and in the bedroom, he lives exactly how he wants...
Samantha's Secret (A More Perfect Union Series, Book 3) by Betty Bolte
Midwife and healer, Samantha McAlester returns from the front lines to find Charles Town under British siege and the town's new doctor at war with its citizens. Dr. Trent Cunningham intends to build a hospital staffed solely with educated doctors. What he doesn't need is a raven-haired charlatan spooning out herbs and false promises to his patients, while tempting him at every turn. Then a mutual friend develops a mysterious infection. Trenton is stumped. Samantha suspects the cure but knows treatment will expose her long-guarded secret, risking all she holds dear... including Trenton.
Oh What A (Wedding) Night (Brazen Brides Book 3) by Cheryl Bolen
SPECIAL NOTE: The sample pages of Oh What a (Wedding) Night may appear familiar. That's because they appeared in an earlier novella titled Lady Sophia's Rescue (no longer available). At readers' request, the story has been turned into a full-length novel with a completely different middle and ending. * * * As Lady Sophia Beresford (recently Lady Finkel) passes through the gates of her new bridegroom’s country estate and he begins to whisper in her ear of the delights that await her in his bed, Lady Sophia realizes she has made a most dreadful mistake. There’s only one thing to do. She must...