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Love begets madness. Viscount Locksley watched it happen to his father after his cherished wife’s death. But when his sire arranges to marry flame-haired fortune hunter Portia Gadstone, Locke is compelled to take drastic measures to stop the stunning beauty from taking advantage of the marquess. A marriage of mutual pleasure could be convenient, indeed . . . as long as inconvenient feelings don’t interfere.Desperation forced Portia to agree to marry a madman. The arrangement will offer the protection she needs. Or so she believes until the marquess’s distractingly handsome son peruses the fine print . . .and takes his father’s place!Now the sedate—and, more importantly, secure—union Portia planned has been tossed in favor of one simmering with wicked temptation and potential heartbreak. Because as she begins to fall for her devilishly seductive husband, her dark secrets surface and threaten to ruin them both—unless Locke is willing to risk all and open his heart to love.
An Affair with a Notorious Heiress
The son of a duke and an infamous mother Alistair Mabry Marquess of Rexton fought his way to respectability Now the most eligible bachelor in London marriage shy Rexton will take only a wife with an impeccable reputation good breeding and a penchant for staying out of the gossip sheets But when he strikes a deal to be seen courting a sweet young debutante whose notorious older sister has blemished her chances for marriage Rexton is unexpectedly drawn to the highly inappropriate calamitous Tillie Lady Landsdowne herself After a scandalous incident that sent shockwaves throughout society and disgraced her Tillie refuses to cower in the face of the ton Instead she will hold her head high as she serves as chaperone for her younger sister but Tillie is convinced Rexton s courtship is shrouded with secrets ones she vows to uncover However doing so requires getting dangerously close to the devilishly handsome and forbidden marquess
When the Marquess Falls
The long anticipated and utterly extraordinary tale of the Mad Marquess that proves love truly does last foreverThe Marquess of Marsden always follows the rules Expected from birth to adhere to decades of tradition he plans to marry a proper young woman from a good family But when a beautiful and completely unsuitable woman snags his heart he begins to realize that to get what you want sometimes you have to break the rules Linnie Connor dreams of the independence of running her very own bakery And while she may be allowed to be a marquess childhood companion the baker s daughter never ends up with the handsome nobleman Determined to achieve at least one of her dreams Linnie makes plans to leave her sleepy village for London intent on purging him from her heart And yet when an invitation to the Marsden annual ball arrives she can t refuse her one chance to waltz in his arms It will be a night that stirs the flames of forbidden desires and changes their lives forever
The Earl Takes All
One summer night Edward Alcott gives in to temptation and kisses Lady Julia Kenney in a dark garden However the passion she stirs within him is best left in the shadows as she weds his twin the Earl of Greyling But when tragedy strikes to honor the vow he makes to his dying brother Edward must pretend to be Greyling until the countess delivers her babe After her husband returns from a two month sojourn Julia finds him changed Bolder more daring and more wicked even if he does limit their encounters to kisses With each passing day she falls more deeply in love For Edward the embers of desire sparked on that long ago night are quickly rekindled He yearns to be her husband in truth But if she discovers his ruse she will despise him and English law prevents him from marrying his brother s widow Yet he must dare to risk everything and reveal his secrets if he is to truly take all