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PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1) i In the first in Tessa Dare s captivating Castles Ever After series a mysterious fortress is the setting for an unlikely love i .
As the daughter of a famed author Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens She never doubted romance would be in her future too The storybooks offered endless possibilities .
And as she grew older Izzy crossed them off One by one by one .
del Ugly duckling turned swan Abducted by handsome highwayman Rescued from drudgery by charming prince del .
No no and Heh .
Now Izzy s given up yearning for romance She ll settle for a roof over her head What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty six year old woman who s never even been kissed .
i In the first in Tessa Dare s captivating Castles Ever After series a mysterious fortress is the setting for an unlikely love i br br As the daughter of a famed author Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens She never doubted romance would be in her future too The storybooks offered endless possibilities br br And as she grew older Izzy crossed them off One by one by one br br del Ugly duckling turned swan br Abducted by handsome highwayman br Rescued from drudgery by charming prince del br br No no and Heh br br Now Izzy s given up yearning for romance She ll settle for a roof over her head What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty six year old woman who s never even been kissed br br This one
b i When a devilish lord and a bluestocking set off on the road to ruin time is not on their side i b br br Minerva Highwood one of Spindle Cove s confirmed spinsters needs to be in Scotland br br Colin Sandhurst Lord Payne a rake of the first order needs to be anywhere but Spindle Cove br br These unlikely partners have one week to br blockquote fake an elopement br convince family and friends they re in love br outrun armed robbers br survive their worst nightmares br travel four hundred miles without killing each other blockquote All while sharing a very small carriage by day and an even smaller bed by night br br What they don t have time for is their growing attraction Much less wild passion And heaven forbid they spend precious hours baring their hearts and souls br br Suddenly one week seems like exactly enough time to find a world of trouble And maybe just maybe love
i Welcome to Spindle Cove where the ladies with delicate constitutions come for the sea air and men in their prime are nowhere to be found Or are they i br br Spindle Cove is the destination of choice for certain types of well bred young ladies the painfully shy young wives disenchanted with matrimony and young girls too enchanted with the wrong men it is a haven for those who live there br br Victor Bramwell the new Earl of Rycliff knows he doesn t belong here So far as he can tell there s nothing in this place but spinsters and sheep But he has no choice he has orders to gather a militia It s a simple mission made complicated by the spirited exquisite Susanna Finch a woman who is determined to save her personal utopia from the invasion of Bram s makeshift army br br Susanna has no use for aggravating men Bram has sworn off interfering women The scene is set for an epic battle but who can be named the winner when both have so much to lose
i What s a duke to do when the girl who s perfectly wrong becomes the woman he can t live without i br br Griffin York the Duke of Halford has no desire to wed this season or any season but his diabolical mother abducts him to Spinster Cove and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever He chooses the serving girl br br Overworked and struggling Pauline Simms doesn t dream about dukes All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week s employment Her duties are simple submit to his mother s duchess training and fail miserably br br But in London Pauline isn t a miserable failure She s a brave quick witted beguiling failure a woman who ignites Griff s desire and soothes the darkness in his soul Keeping Pauline by his side won t be easy Even if Society could accept a serving girl duchess can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him with her heart
b A temporary engagement a lifetime in the making b br br After years of fending for herself Kate Taylor found friendship and acceptance in Spindle Cove but she never stopped yearning for love The very last place she d look for it is in the arms of Corporal Thorne The militia commander is as stone cold as he is brutally handsome But when mysterious strangers come searching for Kate Thorne steps forward as her fianc He claims to have only Kate s safety in mind So why is there smoldering passion in his kiss br br Long ago Samuel Thorne devoted his life to guarding Kate s happiness He wants what s best for her and he knows it s not marriage to a man like him To outlast their temporary engagement he must keep his hands off her tempting body and lock her warm smiles out of his withered heart It s the toughest battle of this hardened warrior s life and the first he seems destined to lose
On the cusp of her first London season Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shyly pretty and talented with a drawing pencil but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart So Maddie did what generations of shy awkward young ladies have done she invented a sweetheart br br A Scottish sweetheart One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her but conveniently never around Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter and by pretending to be devastated when he was not really killed in battle she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely br br Until years later when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh The real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstep handsome as anything but not entirely honorable He s wounded jaded in possession of her letters and ready to make good on every promise Maddie never expected to keep
In One Dance with a Duke the first novel in Tessa Dare s delightful new trilogy secrets and scandals tempt the irresistible rogues of the Stud Club to gamble everything for love br 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 br 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
b Your presence is requested at romantic Twill Castle for the wedding of Miss Clio Whitmore and and b br br After eight years of waiting for Piers Brandon the wandering Marquess of Granville to set a wedding date Clio Whitmore has had enough She s inherited a castle scraped together some pride and made plans to break her engagement br br Not if Rafe Brandon can help it A ruthless prizefighter and notorious rake Rafe is determined that Clio will marry his brother even if he has to plan the dratted wedding himself br br So how does a hardened fighter cure a reluctant bride s cold feet br blockquote He starts with flowers A wedding can t have too many flowers Or harps Or cakes br br He lets her know she ll make a beautiful desirable bride and tries not to picture her as his br br He doesn t kiss her br br If he kisses her he definitely doesn t kiss her again br br When all else fails he puts her in a stunning gown And vows not to be nearby when the gown comes off br br And no matter what he doesn t fall in disastrous hopeless love with the one woman he can never call his own blockquote
In this lush and seductive novel exciting new author Tessa Dare takes desire to brazen heights br br Ever the bold adventuress Lucy Waltham has decided to go hunting for a husband But first she needs some target practice So she turns to her brother s best friend Jeremy Trescott the Earl of Kendall to hone her seductive wiles on him before setting her sights on another man But her practice kisses spark a smoldering passion one that could send all her plans up in smoke br br Jeremy has an influential title a vast fortune and a painful past full of long buried secrets He keeps a safe distance from his own emotions but to distract Lucy from her reckless scheming he must give his passions free rein Their sensual battle of wills is as maddening as it is delicious but the longer he succeeds in managing the headstrong temptress the closer Jeremy comes to losing control When scandal breaks can he bring himself to abandon Lucy to her ruin Or will he risk his heart and claim her for his own
On the night of the Parkhurst ball someone had a scandalous tryst in the library br Was it Lord Canby with the maid on the divan br Or Miss Fairchild with a rake against the wall br Perhaps the butler did it br br All Charlotte Highwood knows is this it wasn t her But rumors to the contrary are buzzing Unless she can discover the lovers true identity she ll be forced to marry Piers Brandon Lord Granville the coldest most arrogantly handsome gentleman she s ever had the misfortune to embrace When it comes to emotion the man hasn t got a clue br br But as they set about finding the mystery lovers Piers reveals a few secrets of his own The oh so proper marquess can pick locks land punches tease with sly wit and melt a woman s knees with a single kiss The only thing he guards more fiercely than Charlotte s safety is the truth about his dark past br br Their passion is intense The danger is real Soon Charlotte s feeling torn Will she risk all to prove her innocence Or surrender it to a man who s sworn to never love