Mr. and Miss Anonymous – Fern Michaels
Like many college students struggling to get by, Lily Madison and Peter Kelly help pay for tuition by making donations to a local fertility clinic. One day they meet each other at the clinic and find they have more in common than their mutual attraction, like the odd feeling all is not as it seems at the clinic. But their meeting is brief and Lily and Pete go their separate ways.
Twenty years later, Pete, now a wealthy entrepreneur, sees Lily in an airport and instantly falls for her all over again. While they enjoy their unlikely reunion, a story on the news captures their attention: the disappearance of two teenage boys may be linked to the fertility clinic Pete and Lily visited in college. In a shocking twist, one of the boys looks exactly like Pete. . .
The Secret Clan: Highland Bride – Amanda Scott
Ordered home to the Highlands by her brother, Barbara McRae bemoans the boredom of her isolated life after the pleasures of the Scottish court. Yet her journey brings excitement when she is kidnapped and a masked swordsman comes to her rescue. Known as the Black Fox, he leaves her with a silver coin and a kiss that haunts her dreams…especially when she learns she must marry the wealthy but unexciting Sir Alexander Chisholm.
Raised as a gentleman, the Fox rides the glens as an outlaw, defending fellow Highlanders against those who would destroy their traditional way of life. His success is legendary, but he will risk all to satisfy his passion for Barbara…just as she will dare all to discover the truth hidden beneath his mask.
One Dance with a Duke – Tessa Dare
A handsome and reclusive horse breeder, Spencer Dumarque, the fourth Duke of Morland, is a member of the exclusive Stud Club, an organization so select it has only ten members — yet membership is attainable to anyone with luck. And Spencer has plenty of it, along with an obsession with a prize horse, a dark secret, and, now, a reputation as the dashing “Duke of Midnight”. Each evening he selects one lady for a breathtaking midnight waltz. But none of the women catch his interest, and nobody ever bests the duke — until Lady Amelia d’Orsay tries her luck.
In a moment of desperation, the unconventional beauty claims the duke’s dance and unwittingly steals his heart. When Amelia demands that Spencer forgive her scapegrace brother’s debts, she never imagines that her game of wits and words will lead to breathless passion and a steamy proposal. Still, Spencer is a man of mystery, perhaps connected to the shocking murder of the Stud Club’s founder. Will Amelia lose her heart in this reckless wager or win everlasting love?
The Deed – Lynsay Sands
Lady Emmalene Eberhart wanted to do it. She’d even begged an audience with the King so he would order her husband to do it – because she was determined to be a good wife. But then her husband died, and Emma remained a virgin. Now the innocent young beauty finds herself with an ample dowry and promised to Amaury de Aneford, a landless knight whose able sword helped defend the King’s crown. Surely her new husband would want to do the deed, for his rugged good looks certainly make Emma’s heart skip more than a beat. And Emma suspects there is more to a wedding night than just a sound sleep…and more to true love than she ever imagined.
Creole Fires – Kat Martin
The one-wealthy, flirtatious belle stood on the auction block to be sold as a servant. Her sensual figure disguised, her gorgeous titan hair disheveled, she looked like a waif, trembling when she recognised the highest bidder – idol of her childhood dreams. Alex du Villier brought the girl out of pity, but her aqua eyes stirred his soul and her body ignited his blood. She would be the perfect mistress to make him forget his coming marriage to a cold, haughty heiress. Now he intended to teach this innocent beauty that although he had purchased her freedom, he could steal her heart.
How to Marry a Marquis – Julia Quinn
When Elizabeth Hotchkiss stumbles upon a copy of “How to Marry a Marquis” in her employers library, she’s convinced someone is playing a joke. But with three younger siblings to support she has to marry for money, so a guidebook to seduction might be just the thing she needs – and what harm could there be in taking a little peek?
James Sidwell, the Marquis of Riverdale, has been summoned to rescue his aunt from a blackmailer. And, posing as the new estate manager, his primary suspect is his aunt’s companion – Elizabeth. Intrigued by the alluring young woman with a curious rulebook, he gallantly offers to help her find a husband – by allowing her to practise her wiles on him. But when practise becomes all too perfect, James decides that there is only rule worth following – that Elizabeth marry her marquis.
Mistress by Mistake – Susan Gee Heino
Dutiful and dashing Lord Dashford decides to ward off the marriage-minded ladies of the ton by convincing the world he’s throwing away his fortune on gambling and courtesans. But what to do when his mother throws a swooning heiress at him?
Heiress Evaline Pinchley has made a few mistakes in her life. One was letting her aunt drag her to the Dashford estate, where long-hidden secrets would ruin her. Another was believing she could sneak out to the garden – alone – to toast her birthday. But her biggest mistake of all? Not recognising her host when he begins to seduce her.
One full moon and an empty Madeira bottle later, Evaline wakes to find herself in Dashford’s bed. Now rumours and passions are sure to run wild – unless Dashford and Evaline realise that what happened in the moonlight was no mistake…