KISSED by Tanya Anne Crosby -
England and Charleston, South Carolina, 1763
Jessamine Stone vows to wed no man but her onetime fiancé, Christian Haukinge. She sets out to win back Christian's affections, unaware that her brother has already offered him a bribe to break her heart. Christian agrees to the devil's bargain, but soon finds Jessie's innocent passion, trust, and faith undermine his resolve for vengeance.
CAPTAIN OF MY HEART by Danelle Harmon -
New England, 1778-1779
A dashing Irish captain, a feisty shipbuilder's daughter, and a cast of outrageous characters combine in this thrilling romantic adventure set at the helm of a New England privateer schooner. By the award-winning author of the internationally bestselling de Monteforte Brothers series.
AMBER by Lauren Royal -
England and Scotland, 1668
Although Kendra Chase's brothers have presented her with many wealthy, titled suitors, no man has caught her fancy–until her coach is held up by a dashing, mysterious highwayman. When she and the dangerous man are caught in a compromising embrace and her overprotective brothers insist they wed, Kendra cannot believe it. Are they really desperate enough to match her with an outlaw?
BRIGHTER THAN GOLD by Cynthia Wright -
Columbia, California and San Francisco, 1864
Spirited Katie MacKenzie helps her father run a saloon and writes articles for the local newspaper about the Griffin, a Robin Hood-style highwayman who robs the unscrupulous mine owners and gives back to the townspeople. Roguish Jack Adams, an adventurer with a dark secret, rides into the sleepy Sierra town one summer day and changes everything.
Several Eloisa James ebooks are on sale right now, so if you're a fan of her historical romances, you can stock up for some lengthy enjoyable reading afternoons (or mornings, or whenever you read). This Duchess of Mine is $2.99. This is the final book in the Desperate Duchesses Series, and many reviews indicate that to fully appreciate the story, you have to read the prior books, as these two characters appear in each of the previous books.
Wedding bells celebrating the arranged marriage between the lovely Duchess of Beaumont and her staid, imperturbable duke had scarcely fallen silent when a shocking discovery sent Jemma running from the ducal mansion.
For the next nine years she cavorted abroad, creating one delicious scandal after another (if one is to believe the rumors).
Elijah, Duke of Beaumont, did believe those rumors.
But the handsome duke needs an heir, so he summons his seductive wife home. Jemma laughs at Elijah's cool eyes and icy heart—but to her secret shock, she doesn't share his feelings. In fact, she wants the impossible: her husband's heart at her feet.
But what manner of seduction will make a man fall desperately in love . . . with his own wife?
One spectacular Christmas, Lady Perdita Selby, known to her friends and family as Poppy, met the man she thought she would love forever. The devilishly attractive Duke of Fletcher was the perfect match for the innocent, breathtakingly beautiful young Englishwoman, and theirs was the most romantic wedding she had ever seen.
Four years later, Poppy and the duke have become the toast of the ton… but behind closed doors the spark of their love affair has burned out.
Unwilling to lose the woman he still lusts after, the duke is determined to win back his beguiling bride's delectable affections…and surpass the heady days of first love with a truly sinful seduction.