Could she possibly refuse a duke''s hand--in favor of a sardonic, sinful rake? Lady Betsy Wilde''s first season was triumphant by any measure, and a duke has proposed--but before marriage, she longs for one last adventure. No gentleman would agree to her scandalous plan--but Lord Jeremy Roden is no gentleman. He offers a wager. If she wins a billiards game, he''ll provide the breeches. If he wins...she is his, for one wild night. But what happens when Jeremy realizes that one night will never be enough? In the most important battle of his life, he''ll have to convince Betsy to say no to the duke.
The richest bachelor in England plays matchmaker...for an heiress he wants for himself! For beautiful, witty Lavinia Gray, there''s only one thing worse than having to ask the appalling Parth Sterling to marry her: being turned down by him. Now the richest bachelor in England, Parth is not about to marry a woman as reckless and fashion-obsessed as Lavinia; he''s chosen a far more suitable bride. But when he learns of Lavinia''s desperate circumstances, he offers to find her a husband. Even better, he''ll find her a prince. As usual, there''s no problem Parth can''t fix. But the more time he spends with the beguiling Lavinia, the more he finds himself wondering... Why does the woman who''s completely wrong feel so right in his arms?
No one is more surprised than Lord North when he returns from war to find his ex-fiancee in his ancestral home...working as a governess in a sexy, fiery new Wildes of Lindow Castle romance by New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James... The handsome, rakish heir to a dukedom, Lord Roland Northbridge Wilde--known to his friends as North--left England two years ago, after being jilted by Miss Diana Belgrave. He returns from war to find that he''s notorious: polite society has ruled him "too wild to wed." Diana never meant to tarnish North''s reputation, or his heart, but in her rush to save a helpless child, there was no time to consider the consequences of working as a governess in Lindow Castle. Now everyone has drawn the worst conclusions about the child''s father, and Diana is left with bittersweet regret. When North makes it clear that he still wants her for his own, scandal or no, Diana has to fight to keep from losing her heart to the man whom she still has no intention of marrying. Yet North is returning a hardened warrior--and this is one battle he''s determined to win. He wants Diana, and he''ll risk everything to call her his own.
This is the first in bestselling author Eloisa Jame's new historical romance series featuring the winsome Wilde brothers.
A shy wallflower meets her dream man--or does she?--in the next book in New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James'' Wildes of Lindow series. Miss Viola Astley is so painfully shy that she''s horrified by the mere idea of dancing with a stranger; her upcoming London debut feels like a nightmare. So she''s overjoyed to meet handsome, quiet vicar with no interest in polite society -- but just when she catches his attention, her reputation is compromised by a duke. Devin Lucas Augustus Elstan, Duke of Wynter, will stop at nothing to marry Viola, including marrying a woman whom he believes to be in love with another man. A vicar, no less. Devin knows he''s no saint, but he''s used to conquest, and he''s determined to win Viola''s heart. Viola has already said Yes to his proposal, but now he wants her unruly heart...and he won''t accept No for an answer.
A Duke in Retreat Gina was forced into marriage with the Duke of Girton at an age when she''d have been better off in a schoolroom than a ballroom. Directly after the ceremony her handsome spouse promptly fled to the continent, leaving the marriage unconsummated and Gina quite indignant. A Lady In the Middle Now, she is one of the most well-known ladies in London ... living on the edge of scandal--desired by many men, but resisting giving herself to any one. A Duchess in Love Finally, Camden, the Duke of Girton, has returned home, to discover that his naive bride has blossomed into the toast of the ton . Which leaves Cam in the most uncomfortable position of discovering that he has the bad manners to be falling in love--with his own wife!
It is whispered behind the fans of London''s dowagers and in the corners of fashionable ballrooms that scandal follows willfully wild Lady Beatrix Lennox wherever she goes. Three years before, the debutante created a sensation by being found in a distinctly compromising position. Now, the ton has branded her as unmarriageable, her family has called her a vixen, and Beatrix sees no reason not to go after what -- and who -- she wishes. And she wants Stephen Fairfax-Lacy, the handsome Earl of Spade. Beatrix, with her brazen suggestions and irresistibly sensuous allure, couldn''t be more different from the earl''s ideal future bride. Yet Beatrix brings out a wildness in the earl he has tried to deny far too long. Still, he''s not about to play love''s game by Lady Beatrix''s rules. She may be used to being on top in affairs of the heart, but that will soon change.
Eloisa James returns to the Wildes of Lindow Castle series with the next Wilde child who runs and joins a theatre troupe -- and the duke who tries to save her reputation.
He wants a prim and proper duchess, not the Wildest of the Wildes! Already notorious for the golden hair that proves her mother's infidelity, Lady Joan can't seem to avoid scandals, but her latest escapade may finally ruin her: she's determined to perform the title role of a prince--in breeches, naturally. She has the perfect model for an aristocratic male in mind: Thaddeus Erskine Shaw, Viscount Greywick, a man who scorned the very idea of marrying her. Not that Joan would want such a dubious honor, of course. For years, Thaddeus has avoided the one Wilde who shakes his composure, but he's horrified when he grasps the danger Joan's putting herself in. Staring into her defiant eyes, he makes the grim vow that he'll keep her safe. He strikes a bargain: after one performance, the lady must return to her father's castle and marry one of three gentlemen whom he deems acceptable. Not including him, of course.
Eloisa James returns with another fabulous romance in her New York Times bestselling Desperate Duchesses series! As a young girl, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington told the annoying future Duke of Pindar that she would marry any man in the world before him--so years later she is horrified to realize that she has nowhere else to turn. Evander Septimus Brody has his own reasons for agreeing to Mia''s audacious proposal, but there''s one thing he won''t give his inconvenient wife: himself. Instead, he offers Mia a devil''s bargain . . . he will spend four nights a year with her. Four nights, and nothing more. And those only when she begs for them. Which Mia will never do. Now Vander faces the most crucial challenge of his life: he must seduce his own wife in order to win her heart--and no matter what it takes, this is the one battle he can''t afford to lose.
Tired of the responsibilities and prim and proper behavior that go with her titles, Harriet, Duchess of Berrow, risks her reputation to attend Lord Justinian Strange's dissolute fete in disguise, unaware that her host has discovered her masquerade and will do anything to entice her to remain with him forever.
Leopold Dautry, Duke of Villiers, urgently needs a noble wife, but although he becomes engaged to the lovely Eleanor, daughter of the Duke of Montague, he remains torn in his affections as he approaches the limits of propriety.
When impoverished Miss Kate Daltry meets Prince Gabriel at a ball, the prince is drawn to this spirited beauty despite being engaged to another, but their irresistible attraction is ill-fated until a kiss changes everything.
A dazzling new Regency-set historical romance in Eloisa James'' New York Times bestselling Desperate Duchesses series! Witty and elusive Eugenia Snowe has all society begging for one of her premiere governesses-except the powerful Edward Reeve, who bursts into her office with his arrogant demands. No question that Eugenia enjoys crossing wits with the brilliant inventor, but Ward wants far more than a governess. He wants Eugenia, and he''ll stop at nothing to have her-including kidnapping. Will Eugenia lose her heart in the most reckless gamble of her life, or will she discover the sweetest pleasure she''s ever known? All it will take is seven minutes...