Inside the glittering walls of a famous hotel, an ingenue experiences first passion… As the gilded doors of The Grand Russe Hotel, Alecia Loudon is poised on the threshold of a profound awakening. It is the Roaring Twenties, and London is buzzing with opportunities for adventure . . . and indiscretion. The young secretary knows nothing of the ways of men, but a chance meeting sets her imagination afire. Ivan Salter has noticed the quiet Englishwoman and wonders what beauty might be lurking behind Alecia’s plain clothes. As the handsome Russian draws Alecia further into the hotel’s luxurious world, he introduces her to fine food, cool jazz, and forbidden assignations. Their dalliance is tested, however, by a surprising link between Ivan’s family history and Alecia’s bosses. Tangled up in international intrigue, the lovers must decide if their sparkling new romance is worth the cost…
Ambrose Worthing is no gentleman. He’s a proud cold-hearted rake who’s determined to stay a bachelor forever. He enjoys bedding a different woman every night without the risk of falling in love. When he hears about a wager over the seduction and ruination of the daughter of his father’s best friend, he knows he must intervene. Committing himself to the bet, he agrees to seduce Lady Alexandra Rockford-for her own good. He never expected the lady in question to be a beautiful, fiery creature who has passions of her own that call to his guarded heart.
“Kathleen Baldwin evokes some very tender moments as Willa learns that love will find a way in this warm and charming tale.” – Romantic Times 4 1/2 Stars
Willa is nearly blind, but she knows trouble when she trips over it. Willa, the vicar’s little sister knows full well that her prospects are bleak. When she accidentally kisses Alexander Braeburn, her dull predictable world turns upside down. Logic dictates that she should stay away from the handsome Corinthian. He’s the black sheep of their village. But how can she resist?
Things were not going to plan for Miss Hannah Wooller. There was the small matter of a blackmailer to contend with, her father increasing her dowry so he could marry her off, and of course there was Alexander Hetherington. Titled and handsome, he had society at his feet, and she had recklessly coerced him into playing the part of her fake beau. Things had rapidly gone downhill from there, and she was soon in over her head, trapped in a web of deceit. When someone was murdered before her eyes, she was forced to flee London to keep Alex safe, but Hannah soon realized that in doing so she has left behind the only man she will ever love.
Disguised as a man, Josephine O’Malley strolls into a Dodge City mercantile with one thing on her mind: to even the score with the man who murdered her husband. What she doesn’t count on is Fletcher Collins-the handsome and irresistible new marshal in town-bursting through the doors of the mercantile with guns blazing…and a plan to stop her from pulling the trigger.
HE ONLY WANTS TO PROTECT HER
There’s a new marshal in town, but he’s fighting inner demons of his own. Fletcher Collins is a man who has known his share of heartache, and when he finds himself apprehending a gorgeous widow for murder, he begins to re-evaluate what it means to be a lawman. But if Fletcher is going to keep the widow out of prison-and figure out what’s really going on in Dodge-he’s going to have to learn how to follow his gut. Unfortunately his gut is telling him that Josephine O’Malley is exactly the kind of woman who could make him break all the rules…
As childhood friends, Leopold d’Ermart and Suzanne Matchet were inseparable. One unforgettable Christmas Eve, their relationship changed from the best of friends…to lovers. But the heir of the Duke of Mont-Marly isn’t supposed to fall in love with the daughter of his family’s physician. Or vice versa.
Years later, Suzanne is dreading her first Christmas without her father. The heartbreak Leo caused when he left seven years ago is a distant memory. And she prefers to keep it that way. The last thing Suzanne expects is for tall, dark, and sinfully seductive Leo d’Ermart to show up at her door and announce he wants her back in his life. And in his bed. Worse, the now celebrated libertine is even more devastating to a woman’s senses than ever before…
The only woman Leo, Duke of Mont-Marly, has ever yearned for is the adorably unconventional, intelligent beauty who got away. He discovers Suzanne creating and selling matchsticks, elixirs for the ill…and is still so damned alluring. Leo is determined to show her the depth of his desire, win back Suzanne’s heart. And give her a Christmas beyond her wildest imagination…
Reputed for his carnal skills, notorious rake, Joseph d’Alumbert, prefers amorous encounters without any sort of emotional entanglement-until a most unique lady stirs tender feelings . . . and hot desire.
Emilie de Sarron suffered burns to her body as an infant, and keeps her scars-and her heart-well hidden. But Joseph is determined to peel away her inhibitions, one slow, sensuous kiss at a time, to reveal the beautiful swan inside…
Can be enjoyed as a stand-alone.
Lord Philip Sutherland is unaware that, due to his father’s death, he has inherited the Earldom of Kirkmore. When he rescued his first love, Celia Staunton, from her abusive husband, he fled with her to France where he has been forced to earn a precarious living as a fencing master. Philip’s youngest sister, Lady Alice, with her husband, Edward, and her companion, Grace Talbot, travel to Paris to find Philip and, if possible, to bring him home. All three are caught up in the turmoil which follows the Emperor Napoleon’s return from Elba. Accused of espionage, Philip escapes into Belgium where troops are gathering and where the battle of Waterloo is about to begin.
Narrow escapes, duels, romance, a court presentation, the Duchess of Richmond’s Ball, chaos in Brussels and Christmas at Kirkmore.
Action and Adventure in a Regency World.
What do a well-bred Southern Belle and a Northern working class Pinkerton detective have in common? Espionage . . . and romance. At the start of the U.S. Civil War, while young men begin dying on American battlefields and slavery is headed toward its end, behind the scenes, female undercover work and Pinkerton intelligence are alive and well. But in the end, can this unlikely Romeo and Juliet couple’s love survive, or will they be just another casualty of war?
Ruggedly handsome Mountain Man, Patrick McCrery comes to her rescue. Patrick, half white and half Indian, he fits in neither world. He lives a solitary life as a trapper. He certainly does not want to get involved with the beautiful Samantha Foley.
Knowing she is leaving at the first spring thaw, Samantha tries to guard her heart but sometimes her guard slips leaving her totally and utterly in love with her handsome hero. When she is finally left in town at the bottom of the mountain, she can’t help but gaze at the mountain trail wishing with all her heart, Patrick will appear.
Can love shine through distrust, discrimination, and accusations? Only if it’s deep enough.
Her father has been accused of stealing from the king, an allegation that has reduced her family to poverty. She has one chance to find and marry a man who can help her prove her father’s innocence. Lord Therri, heir to a rich barony, has the wealth and connections Mathilde needs to delve into the mysteries of her father’s past. Furthermore, Therri embodies all her romantic dreams.
Etienne, the younger son of a disgraced family, has neither wealth nor connections, but is smitten with Mathilde at a glance. She finds the knight intriguing, but believes he is only out to seduce her. While she seeks for a way to win Therri’s attention, Etienne tricks her into granting him her favor, an embroidered white ribbon, for a tournament, setting in motion a dangerous chain reaction of events. Can Etienne save Mathilde from a nightmare from her past and prove himself the true hero of her dreams?
Aimee must retrieve a jeweled ring from the Marquis de Nattes–but to search his considerable wardrobe she’ll have to get very close to the notorious rake…Adam has secretly wanted Aimee for years. Now that he’s discovered her in his bedchamber, he intends to show her the depth of his desire…
Miss Emma Roberts must choose the love of her life-and spot the counterfeit-before her father passes away, since girls cannot receive an inheritance. However, the choice will not be easy, as both men seem to be the right choice, and only one is the right choice for a loving marriage.
Sparks fly as Sally Ford comes face-to-face with the scoundrel who broke her heart on the eve of her marriage to another man. Felix Hasting’s arrival could not be more awkward or ill timed since her current betrothed is unaware of her past heartbreak.
Young, lovely Lady Rhiann of Saxony is captured by the Norman invaders after the fall of her father’s estates and is taken to London at the command of the Norman Duke William who would be king. By the king’s command she is wed to his loyal vassal, Nathan, who was awarded her father’s estates as a reward for his faithful service.
She hoped her parents did not judge her too harshly from where they looked down on her from heaven. What choice did she have, after all?
Now, she fought against the terror of the coming consummation of her fateful choice. She was not so naive she did not recognize desire in a man’s eyes. As much as her Norman husband wanted her father’s estates he was awarded as a condition of their marriage, she suspected he was not inclined to forego enjoying fully all of the rights granted to him as her husband. She belonged to him now. In the eyes of the law and the church she was his property, to do with as he wished.
He promised he wouldn’t hurt her. After months of war, Rhiann was afraid to trust the word of her enemy, but she feared more not being able to trust him.
It is 1821 and smuggling is rife on the English coast. Lucy Yorton, dragged away from her privileged early life, finds it impossible to know who to trust, while those around her suspect she is a spy and treat her accordingly. Her problems increase when two men enter her life.
Lieutenant Karl Thorsen, sworn to avenge the death of his father, is a King’s man. He is determined to stop the violent smugglers, hang them, and hang and gibbet one in particular.
Daniel Tynton has smuggling in his blood. Undaunted by Thorsen’s threats, he is respected and feared. When he witnesses a murder, he makes a bold decision, and many lives will never be the same.
A recent injury has forced Tristan, Count of Saint-Marcel, to leave his distinguished position as commander of the King’s private Guard. Elisabeth, daughter of the King, is determined to make him see he’s every bit the man he once was-and more than man enough for her. (A hot/romantic historical.)
Lilah Canton never expected to see her childhood neighbor Ash Thompson behind bars. Even more, she never expected to care. Ash needled her all through their childhood.
But discovering him in the Barden Falls jail stuns her. He’s accused of murdering the son of Abner Barden, the most powerful man in town, and they both know he won’t live to see a trial. Lilah’s the only one who can help him. Against her better judgment, she aids Ash’s escape.
Now they’re on the run from the law, and a bounty hunter they can’t shake. Ash says they’ll be safe in the Colorado Territory, but first they have to survive the harrowing cross-country journey.
And Lilah has to decide how safe her heart is from Ash.