By Lorraine Heath

"Lady Louisa longs to marry for ardour and love -- yet will she locate happiness within the hands of the duke?

Lady Louisa Wentworth is familiar with she's going to by no means marry well--her family's impoverished property has ensured as a lot. Resigned to spinsterhood, the proud attractiveness has agreed to chaperone a tender American heiress who seeks a titled husband throughout the turbulent waters of London society.

The rushing Duke of Hawkhurst needs to marry wealth for the sake of his family members. This well-heeled younger American, pass over Jenny Rose, could do particularly well. however the girl's infuriating chaperone turns out made up our minds to maintain them aside. And worse nonetheless, Hawk unearths himself way more drawn to the intoxicating woman Louisa than to her blameless cost!

A romantic subterfuge is termed for--as determined Hawk plots to attract the heiress right into a compromising place, making marriage a need. but if it's gorgeous Louisa as a substitute who falls into his sensuous net, this video game of hearts takes a passionate and such a lot unforeseen turn...
"

Show description

Read or Download A Duke of Her Own (Rogues and Roses, Book 1) PDF

Best historical romance books

Once More, Miranda

Opposed to the backdrop of the Jacobite uprising, long island Times–bestselling writer Jennifer Wilde spins the passionate story of an attractive pickpocket who unearths love within the fingers of a Scotsman bent on revenge

In 1746 Miranda James lives via her wits at the streets of London, looking for effortless marks—until she’s stuck making a choice on the incorrect pocket. Sentenced to hold, she is kept from the gallows by way of a fierce-eyed Scotsman . . . at the situation she turn into his indentured servant. a devoted topic until eventually his brothers have been murdered on the conflict of Culloden in an try and fix Prince Charles to the Scottish throne, Cameron Gordon lives for revenge. As Miranda’s grasp, he teaches her the ability of words—and the pleasures of passion.

From highway urchin to celebrated writer, from the risks of a mystery rebel to the reality approximately her mysterious earlier, Miranda struggles opposed to insurmountable odds, able to make the last word sacrifice for the affection which may be her destiny and her enduring legacy.

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides, Book 1)

"The yr is 1881. Meet the Mackenzie family--rich, strong, risky, eccentric. a woman couldn't be visible with them with no smash. Rumors encompass them--of tragic violence, in their mistresses, in their darkish appetites, of scandals that set England and Scotland abuzz.

The youngest brother, Ian, referred to as the Mad Mackenzie, spent so much of his younger existence in an asylum, and everybody has the same opinion he's decidedly strange. He's additionally not easy and good-looking and has a penchant for Ming pottery and lovely ladies.

Beth Ackerley, widow, has lately come right into a fortune. She has made up our minds that she desires not more drama in her lifestyles. She used to be raised in drama--an alcoholic father who drove them into the workhouse, a frail mom she needed to nurse till her demise, a fussy outdated woman she grew to become consistent spouse to. No, she desires to take her funds and locate peace, to shuttle, to profit paintings, to relax and fondly take into accout her short yet satisfied marriage to her overdue husband.

And then Ian Mackenzie comes to a decision he wishes her.

The first of a brand new old series.
"

The Marriage Lesson (Effingtons, Book 3)

"Lesson no 1: by no means Tempt a woman turn into a bride? by no means! woman Marianne Shelton has come to London to adventure existence, and marriage isn't a part of her plan. To finance her self sufficient destiny, the gorgeous nation leave out pens a sequence of nameless tales. quickly they're the debate of the ton-and merely she is familiar with that her depraved hero relies on none except daring, brash Thomas Effington, the long run Duke of Roxborough.

His Captive Lady (Wessex Weddings)

Captured through the Warrior! woman Erica had attempted to convey peace to her humans, so they may possibly sign up for forces opposed to the Normans. as an alternative she grew to become captive to the Saxon warrior, Saewulf Brader! Wulf used to be, truthfully, a Norman captain spying at the enemy. Chaste but fearless girl Erica wasn't a part of his plan.

Additional info for A Duke of Her Own (Rogues and Roses, Book 1)

Example text

There was more to the missive than the words written upon the parchment. " Tayg tried to ignore the reference to his previous lack of interest in the politics swirling around the clan. Serving in the king's cause for more than a year taught a man many things besides the art of battle. "'Twill not be an easy journey," Tayg said. " Angus pulled a rolled parchment from a shelf below the table, spread it over the missive and began studying what appeared to be a map. Tayg considered the task. A fortnight journeying through the Highlands.

Nay, 'tis not…" At Broc's huge grin and quick nod her knees went weak but she knew better than to allow him to see how horribly his news struck her. She pushed past him, almost daring him to grab her so she could react as she had as a child, all fists and feet, flailing away at his tenderest spot. But 'twas a long time since she could get away with such behavior. Frustration shook her and she raced for her father's chamber as Broc chased her down the corridor. " she yelled as she neared the chief's chambers.

You are to be chief. It is your duty to do what is best for the clan. As long as you are here and not wed you will cause trouble amongst the women. " Tayg sighed and prayed for strength against his mother's strong will. "Then I shall leave. I shall return to the king's service—" "Wait, lad," Angus said. "As it happens, I have a task needs doing that will serve to delay" - he looked pointedly at Sorcha - "what your mother fears will happen. " He motioned Tayg to follow him into his private chamber.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.53 of 5 – based on 27 votes