An outcast on the high seas. A woman who defies convention. Gabriel Hawkins was born to command the sea, until he left the Royal Navy in disgrace and was disowned by his family. Now captaining his own ship, earning his living through dubious means, he is the best choice to ransom an aristocratic beauty captured by Barbary pirates. Facing the prospect of a life as a harem slave, Lady Aurora Lawrence is beyond horrified. Her only hope of escape lies in a quiet, steely captain who ignites an attraction in her that burns hot within the close confines of his ship. But even if they endure the perils of the waves, can their love survive a return to England, where the distance between a disgraced captain and an earl’s daughter is wider than the ocean? A stunning historical romance for fans of Bridgerton and Johanna Lindsey.
Once a Scoundrel
Release on 2009-03-17 | by Candice Hern
When Anthony Morehouse wins The Ladies' Fashionable in a card game, he thinks it's piece of furniture.
When Anthony Morehouse wins The Ladies' Fashionable in a card game, he thinks it's piece of furniture. But he soon learns that it is actually a women's magazine. He plans to sell it to the editor, but when he sees the beautiful Edwina Parrish behind the desk, he changes his mind. Edwina was his childhood Nemesis, besting him in many competitions and winning from him a family heirloom. He's never forgotten it and so proposes another wager: If she wins, he'll give her the magazine; if he wins, he keeps the magazine and gets his heirloom back.
The Scoundrel s Bartered Bride
Release on 2020-07-01 | by Virginia Heath
I will be by your side to take all the blame once the deed is done and work my fingers to the bone to see we never have cause to regret turning down this dirty villain's money!' Usually averse to conflict and weak in the face of ...
Marriage… To the highest bidder Lady Lydia Barton cannot seem to avoid Owen Wolfe since he’s returned after being wrongly transported for stealing her family’s jewels! But Lydia has more pressing problems, like her impending arranged marriage. Until Owen makes her father a counteroffer for her hand. Is Owen purely after her society connections, or dare Lydia hope that the charming stable boy she once loved is still within her ruthless, wealthy new husband? “Virginia Heath’s writing is as warm, witty, and insightful as ever...one of the best authors of historical romance around.” —All About Romance on The Determined Lord Hadleigh “I loved every minute of this story along with the wonderful witty moments that I have come to love from Virginia Heath’s writing.” —Rae Reads on The Determined Lord Hadleigh
Scoundrel s Kiss
Release on 2010-01-01 | by Carrie Lofty
Once, he would have decapitated the man. He would have enjoyed watching ... Eyes that had once tempted him with a false peace raged with wild madness. Her voice was lower as she ... With the furious howl of air rushing SCOUNDREL'S KISS 39.
When It Comes To Temptation. . . Turning his back on his old life as a rogue, Gavriel de Marqueda has joined a monastic order in Spain and taken a vow of chastity. Before he becomes a monk, he must pass one final test: help a woman who has lost her way. But when he lays eyes on Ada of Keyworth, he is tempted beyond measure by her sultry beauty and dangerous curves. . . Rules Are Meant To Be Broken. . . Far from her home in England, Ada has been battling inner demons for more than a year. When she discovers that her only friend has abandoned her, she has no choice but to grudgingly accept Gavriel's help. But Ada is not fooled. Though Gavriel wears the robes of a monk, Ada sees that he is a virile man who looks at her with a hunger that matches her own--one that begs to be satisfied again and again. . . "Readers will delight in this inventive foray into a legendary place." --Susan Wiggs, New York Times Bestselling Author on What a Scoundrel Wants
The Scoundrel s Wager A Steamy Historical Regency Romance
Release on 2020-05-12 | by Laura A. Barnes
Because once she discovered the truth, it would always leave a cloud of suspicion over their relationship. “But what?” “Nothing. Your actions are very noble, my lord.” There was nothing noble about him.
A wager on a young lady’s virtue leads to… She wanted to seek revenge against the gentlemen who ruined her father. He desired to earn her love. Can he strike a new wager to entice her into his arms forever? Devon Holdenburg cannot remember a time when he hadn’t been in love with Kathleen Beckwith. At his every attempt to court her, she waylaid him with her fiery exchanges. As he kisses the words from her lips, Devon strokes the flames of their passion higher. Can Devon convince Kathleen of his love? Ever since her family’s ruination, Lady Kathleen Beckwith had set out to expose Devon Holdenburg as a scoundrel to the Ton. However, her mother had different plans by throwing Kathleen in his path at every opportunity. With whispers of seduction and passionate kisses, will Kathleen be able to fight off Devon’s charms? A few years past, Devon won a wager on Kathleen’s innocence. He only joined the game to protect Kathleen from an evil lord. Kathleen not aware of the true nature of the bet from that game, entices the two lords who destroyed her father into a new game with higher stakes. As their story unfolds, so do the lies and deceit surrounding them. When they place their final wager, will Devon and Kathleen confess their true love? Or will their past leave a cloud of doubt hanging over them forever? The Scoundrel’s Wager is the fourth novel in Laura A. Barnes’s Tricking the Scoundrel series. If you enjoy the makings of a good wager, then you will love the stakes of Devon and Kathleen’s courtship. Enjoy The Scoundrel’s Wager today for a fun historical romance to read.
Scoundrel s Honor
Release on 2010-11-01 | by Rosemary Rogers
Situated on the banks of the Neva, it had once been a grand structure with an ornate frieze carved over the front entrance and tall windows that overlooked the formal gardens. Unfortunately, time and neglect had stolen the original ...
When her younger sister is abducted, strong-willed Emma Linley-Kirov will make a deal with the devil himself to rescue her. Devastatingly handsome, Dimitri Tipova is a scoundrel, seducer…and the only man who can help her, though his motive is cold, hard vengeance. Emma dares to trust him, but at what price? As prince of Saint Petersburg's underworld, Dimitri has wealth, power, women—everything but revenge against his nefarious father. Emma is an enchanting means to an end. But as their dangerous pursuit sweeps them from the ballrooms of Russia to the steamy streets of Cairo, his savage desire for her grows. And leads him to a crossroads between his dark obsession…and the promise of love.
The Scoundrel s Daughter
Release on 2021-08-24 | by Anne Gracie
Surely it would be better to find out once and for all . ... bringing with him the mind my bringing the girls , ” he said once the chaos of their arrival had passed . ... My own house has very little THE SCOUNDREL'S DAUGHTER 265.
When Lady Charlton is forced into becoming London's most reluctant matchmaker, sparks fly and romance ensues, from the national bestselling author of Marry in Scarlet. Alice, Lady Charlton, newly-widowed and eager to embrace a life free of her domineering husband is devastated when a scoundrel appears, brandishing letters that could ruin her. To prevent their publication he wants Alice to find a noble husband—a lord!—for his daughter, Lucy. Alice is forced to agree to his blackmail but when Lucy arrives, she has absolutely no interest in her father's scheme. A lord, she says, will only look down his nose at her—and she's having none of that! Desperate to retrieve the letters, Alice enlists the aid of her handsome young nephew, Gerald, who in turn seeks the help of his former commanding officer, James, Lord Tarrant. James is soon beguiled by the marriage-averse lady and sets out to teach her about love. Meanwhile, Gerald and Lucy strike sparks each time they meet. To combat the dastardly plot, Alice and Lucy must learn to trust each other. But can Alice put the past behind her and open her heart to love?
The Scoundrel s Pleasure
Release on 2017-02-14 | by Jane Bonander
She was angry and she was beautiful and once, just once, she had been his. “I'll be grateful to him for the rest of my life,” he said quietly. Isobel studied him. “I'm probably a wee bit insane, but I'll give ye a chance.
Bestselling author Jane Bonander enchants readers the world over with her heartfelt historical romances set in Scotland and perfect for the readership of Monica McCarty and Julie Garwood. Duncan MacNeil voyages over the sea to make his fortune in America. Shortly before his departure, he has a single tryst near the village fair with lovely Isobel Dunbar. Their romp leads to a pregnancy, and while he is across the ocean, Isobel gives birth to a spirited boy she names Ian. To protect her reputation and to prevent Duncan’s wealthy family from taking Ian away from her, Isobel concocts a story that her neighbors believe—she claims Ian’s father married her and then died in a shipwreck, leaving her a poor widow. The truth, she hopes, will never be discovered, and her son will never meet his father. When Duncan returns, weary of the New World and ready to take charge of his family’s business, his first plan is to buy a run-down former brothel and convert it to a cannery. Only this is where Isobel now calls home. He can’t understand why she refuses to sell, and he certainly cannot understand why she harbors such resentment towards him. Then he realizes who this beautiful woman once was to him. Can Duncan grow from an irresponsible boy into a man who takes responsibility for his past carelessness? And can Isobel ever trust this stranger, when keeping Ian’s parentage a secret is the only way she knows to keep her beloved son close?
The Scoundrel s Lover
Release on 2015-03-10 | by Jess Michaels
“Once again, I apologize for my man allowing Annabelle access to the club. I will speak to him about it.” Rafe shook his head as he joined Marcus on his feet. “Don't be too harsh on Abbot, he's a good man.
A hot historical romance from USA TODAY Bestselling Author Jess Michaels Annabelle Flynn is the sister of London's two biggest libertines, and her reaction has been to become the picture of purity. But the sensual nature of her family has not been lost on her and she is troubled by urges she dare not follow. She ignores the demands of her body and instead throws herself into two different activities. One is pursuing a proper marriage in Society and the other is trying to save her broken brother by following him into the shocking Donville Masquerade, part of a hell run by the mysterious Marcus Rivers. By day, Annabelle pursues ladylike endeavors and seeks a staid husband to combat the wild reputations of her brothers. By night, she inserts herself into Marcus's business... and eventually she finds herself seduced into his bed. But can a not-quite-proper lady and an entirely unsuitable cad find anything in common outside of the bedroom? And will Annabelle be willing to trade passion for cold, calculated 'perfection'? Length: Full-length novel Sensuality level: Hot and steamy This book can be read as a stand-alone novel, but is part of a series (The Notorious Flynns).
The Scoundrel s Bride
Release on | by Emily March
Morality would be much easier to deal with once she put something in her stomach. While he ate, Zach considered his goals and developed a strategy. A smile tugged at the corners of his mouth. God, he loved being a schemer.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-02-07 - Publisher: AuthorHouse
When 15-year-old Ada Mason is invited with her friends to go to a supposedly enchanted island just off the California coast, what can she do but play along? She stopped believing in magic and miracles when her brother died of heart failure years before. Now, Ada starts having dreams and
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: The Little Booktique Hub
Some people believe that saying "goodbye" or simply "bye" means "forever." Either forever or for a long time. When you say "until we meet again," people get the impression that there will be another time. It could happen sooner rather than later. "Until we meet again" provides variety and flavour
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-05 - Publisher: Balboa Press
Thomas Toren experienced more horror, loss, and change in his life than most. When he was just six, his mother was arrested for ‘Rassenschande’ and imprisoned by the Nazis. Young Thomas would not see her again until he was almost thirty. He did not know who his father was, and
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-08 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The life of the citizens of Tower, Montana, is interrupted by the appearance and disappearance of a stranger in town, by a violent act of murder and an influx of drug runners working out of isolated locations on the prairie.. Peace and quiet are at a premium as Pastor Sicily
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-31 - Publisher: Hera books Ltd
‘a highly emotional, captivating story of love and loss set in WW1...brought a lump to my throat and a tear to my eye as I read.’ Over The Rainbow Book Blog The Great War drove them apart – but love kept them together Summer 1914: Shy young woman, Amy Fletcher,