Lessons in Forgiveness by Emma Lee Stonebridge

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The Lessons in Love series centers around the students of Lady Porter’s School for Young Ladies.   Esther Neville and Penelope Wright are talented young ladies and dearest friends who are impatient to leave school and make their debuts. Unfortunately, Esther’s father has disappeared and Penelope is an orphan relying on the goodwill of her absent guardian, Lord Laurence.

When Lady Porter summons Penelope’s guardian, the handsome young man arrives intending to whisk Penelope to London for a fashionable come out under the sponsorship of his quirky aunt, Lady Theodora. Knowing that Esther must make a good marriage in order to go on with her life and having no confidence in the girl’s father, Lady Porter arranges for her to accompany her friend.

While in London, Esther searches for her father among the ton, hoping that he will guide her choice of marriage partner. But as the Season progresses, she fights her growing and inappropriate attraction to Lord Laurence, who hides a murky and dangerous past.

Limited by the constraints of their upbringing, both young ladies struggle to find happiness until tragedy strikes. Will they ever be able to forgive themselves and each other?

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Loved by a Viscount: A Historical Regency Romance by Ellie St. Clair

Happily Ever After Book 5

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After three months of marriage, the husband of Lady Rosalind Branson falls to his death down the stairs of a brothel and Rosalind has but one feeling -- relief, as she is now free. She soon learns, however, that her dowry has been spent and the estate is ruin, leaving her destitute. The only option presented to her is marriage to her husband’s cousin, a fate she refuses to accept.

William Elliot, Viscount of Southam, has a life of which many are envious. He has a fine estate, a pleasurable life in society, good looks, and charm. He also has a meddling mother, a trying brother, and headaches that plague him for days on end. When the woman he always wanted marries another, he agrees to allow his mother to host a house party in order to find him a wife.

When William’s brother gets himself into yet another spot of trouble, William resolves not to help him this time, until he recognizes the victim of Alfred’s latest scheme -- Rosalind Branson, a woman he has known since childhood, yet has never particularly noticed before. He is determined to right his brother’s wrongs and help the woman. Seeing no other option, Rosalind accepts the offer to stay for the Shandol house party, and both she and William are surprised when they find themselves falling for one another. Their growing attraction, however, is tested by Rosalind’s mistrust of men, William’s former attachment to Lady Olivia, and his mother and brother, who conspire against them. Can they overcome all that stands between them to find love?

Loved by the Viscount is a 61,000-word romance with no cliffhangers, no cheating, and a guaranteed happily ever after!

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Rescued by the Spy by Laura A. Barnes

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Haunted by the man who murdered her family, Raina LeClair must always be two steps ahead of her sworn enemy through disguise and espionage. When her newest masquerade lands her back in the hands of the man she had previously kidnapped, she is awakened to the pleasure of his touch. Can she learn to trust the man who she once betrayed or will her obsession for revenge own her heart forever? Kidnapped and left for dead, Charles Mallory is always two steps behind in the quest to find his lady kidnapper. Discouraged, Charles turns his attention to a treason plot that is threatening his beloved England. Only to discover the lady who not only held him hostage, but stole his heart, mixed up in the crossfire. Unable to persuade her of the danger she is truly in, Charles resorts to kidnapping her to his family’s cottage. There they learn the true threat lies within their passion for each other. Can he convince her of the love in his heart or will he be left destroyed by this lady once more?

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Let Sleeping Dukes Lie by Emily Windsor

Rules of the Rogue Book 2

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"Strait-laced. Ruthless. Arrogant."
Alexander Westhide, the Duke of Rakecombe has no quarrel with such faint praise as he has forever shunned marriage, women and anything remotely resembling love. Indeed, the damning words merely serve to enhance his haughty façade. But beneath the controlled demeanour lies a duke beset by tragedy, a man turbulent and restless.

"Forthright. Impudent... Capricious saucebox."
Miss Aideen Quinlan can't quite explain why she feels the need to taunt, tease and generally annoy the Duke of Rakecombe. Maybe it was for the heart-racing spar of words that always ensued, or maybe it was to see the duke's broad fist clench on his ebony cane, green eyes glittering.
Or maybe it was because she was unable to erase the memory of his vehement kiss...

An unlikely couple.
Torn between his world of espionage and this unquenchable passion, the duke still refuses to lower his fierce defences. If Aideen is to capture her resistant duke's troubled heart, it is she who must follow the Rules of the Rogue.
Resistance is futile...

A sensual Regency romance with warmth and wit, this story also includes unpalatable chefs, a darling of the Season with a secondary love story, deadly walking canes and sheep...

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The Mysterious Miss Flint by Adele Clee

Lost Ladies of London

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The earl’s goal was to find his missing sister. The last thing he expected to find was love.

Having spent two years abroad to avoid his father’s schemes to see him wed, Oliver Darby returns to England to claim his inheritance. As Earl of Stanton, and confirmed bachelor, he expects to settle into a comfortable life. But when he discovers his sister, Rose, is missing and has not been seen for six months, it’s evident his father is capable of manipulating events from beyond the grave.

When Nicole Flint accepted the role of paid companion to Lady Rose Darby, nothing was as it seemed. Whisked away from London to a haunted manor that once housed the insane, the two ladies are kept prisoner with no hope of reprieve. But when an opportunity arises for one of them to escape, Nicole knows she must be the one to stay. After all, her purpose for working has nothing to do with money, and everything to do with the need to hide from her controlling brother.

Thrown together in a wild adventure full of lies and deceit, guilt forces Oliver and Nicole to search for the lost Lady Rose. The overwhelming attraction that exists between them only complicates matters. He’s a man driven by passion and lust. She’s a lady looking for true love. But on their journey of discovery, both must learn that the two are inexplicably entwined.

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A Regency historical romance with an emphasis on mystery.
This novel contains some descriptive sex scenes.

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The Gentleman Spy by Sasha Cottman

The Duke of Strathmore

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Former spy William Saunders’ world is turned upside down the day he rescues missionary worker Hattie Wright from the deep blue waters off the coast of Gibraltar.

When circumstances compel them to share a cramped cabin on the boat trip back to London, desire and passion ignite between them.

Hattie sees the time with Will as a brief respite before she goes back to her mission among the poor and vulnerable in the slums of London.

Will, however, feels honor bound to offer her marriage and return her to the world of privilege she once knew.
Despite her heart’s desire to possess his love, Hattie is determined to continue her important work. She rejects his proposal.

But Hattie has made powerful enemies in the criminal gangs of the rookeries and there are those who would gladly see her dead.

When Hattie goes missing, Will is finally forced to face the truth of his past to save the woman he loves.

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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The Kiss of a Viscount by Linda Rae Sande

The Daughters of the Aristocracy Book 1 (FREE)

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A kiss is just a kiss ... or is it?

Having just inherited his uncle’s viscountcy, George Bennett-Jones is encouraged by his mistress to find a bride, preferably the daughter of an aristocrat. Through a series of lessons, she instructs George on the finer points of meeting and courting a woman of the ton—and she has one in mind for him.

It’s love at first sight when George spies Lady Elizabeth Carlington dancing with the Earl of Trenton. But the auburn-haired beauty is quite sure the earl will offer for her hand, and she has every intention of accepting—even if his kiss is like that of her best friend’s dog!

When Elizabeth mentions the unfortunate kiss during the ball’s supper, George implies there is an art to kissing, innocently offering to replace her poor first impression with a proper kiss. Intrigued, and unaware that George is a viscount and a secret patron of her charity, Elizabeth accepts his offer at the next ball. George is more than happy to accommodate her. His kiss has the daughter of a marquess so stunned, so amazed and so aroused, she makes another rather unexpected request, one that gives George a chance against the blond-haired, blue-eyed Earl of Trenton .

Will the evening he has planned for Elizabeth convince her to accept his hand in marriage? Or simply leave her with a vivid memory of what she will be missing if she accepts the earl’s marriage proposal? The lessons of a mistress prove invaluable in The Kiss of a Viscount.

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Rescued by an Earl by Rose Pearson

The Duke's Daughters

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Book 3 of Rose Pearson’s series of Standalone Regency Romance Stories, The Duke's Daughters.

Jacintha Seaworth is wise, complex and watchful. A beautiful woman, she nevertheless prefers to sit out from the dances, preferring to watch people and their interactions.

She really couldn’t have chosen a childhood friend more different from her than Henry Musgrave, brother to family friend Claudia, and quite a social ladies’ man.

Now that Jacintha is the next daughter in line to fulfill her father’s wishes of seeing all of his daughters married before his illness takes him, it’s time for her to grow up and actually evaluate her feelings for Henry.

It’s true that Alexander Slate, naval captain and Earl of Highbury, is a much more suitable match, but Jacintha will never be able to deny that there is something there inside of her for Henry. For all his shortcomings, maybe, just maybe, he could become a changed man.

If only the path to love for at least one of the Seaworth daughters could be free of doubt or worry.
Somehow, it doesn’t even look like sweet and kind hearted Jacintha will be spared a dramatic and harrowing road to love.

A story of unexpected love against all odds in the world of Regency era England. “Rescued by an Earl” is the third book of the Duke’s Daughters Series by Rose Pearson. Each book can be treated as its own standalone romance story, and cliffhanger endings are always strictly avoided.

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The Scandalous Widow by Bree Verity

Revolution and Regency Book

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Adventure, intrigue and romance combine in this sparkling tale of espionage and rescue.

Young widow Lady Juliet Hampshire jumps at the chance to be involved in an espionage mission into France – she will do anything to avoid having to think about her dwindling finances and the necessity of catching a wealthy husband. It is just a shame that her traveling companion is to be the stuffy, snobby Lord Alistair Chisholm. But there is more to the wounded Lord Chisholm than Juliet can see.

Alistair has been chasing redemption for years, ever since he accidentally killed his older brother in a drunken brawl. Now the heir to his father’s Marquessate, he should be staying at home, finding a wife and siring children, but he can’t rest until he atones for his grievous sin. And as an experienced spy, he can’t understand why the untried, scandalous Lady Hampshire is involved in his mission.

Thrown together and required to work closely, they quickly realize their first impressions of each other are mistaken, and passion flares between them, with both of them assuring the other the liaison will cease when they return to London.
But when first one and then the other falls in love, can they overcome injury, familiar strangers, capture and the deepest of betrayal in order to claim their happily ever after?

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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My Restless Earl by Rose Pearson

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Introducing “My Restless Earl” - The Second Standalone story in the Duke’s Daughter’s Series 

Jessica Seaworth is the impulsive, playful and free-spirited daughter of the Duke. If she had her way, the free life she has lived at her father's country estate in Westbrook would be all she would ever know.

But with her father confessing he is not long for the world and declaring his wishes that he see his daughters all be wed, Jessica must reevaluate her future.

Now with Jessica's serious older sister Amelia wed, Jessica is left with the pressure to be next. She hates the thought of marriage though, and worse still is the man everyone seems to be pushing her towards.

George Eccles is the last man she wants to marry, and Jessica is determined to make him hate her. As usual though, fate makes other plans, and as hard as she tries, love creeps its way into both their hearts.

But a personality and military life like George’s easily serves in the making of enemies, and with Jessica in possession of a tempestuous mind herself, along with being the daughter of one of the wealthiest Dukes in England, there is little chance their union won’t be without more than the usual difficulties.

A story of unexpected love against all odds in the world of Regency-era England. “My Restless Earl” is the second book of the Duke’s Daughters Series by Rose Pearson. Each book can be treated as its own standalone romance story, and cliffhanger endings are always strictly avoided.

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A Rogue for a Lady by Rose Pearson

The Duke's Daughters Book

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Amelia Seaworth, eldest daughter of the Duke of Westbrook, has always been the responsible one, always caring for her sisters and for their father since their mother passed away some years ago.

When her father confides in her that he is not altogether well and, therefore, wishes each of his daughters to marry very soon, Amelia responds with her usual gravitas, knowing she must be the first one to find herself a suitable husband.

Unfortunately, the one man Amelia finds herself drawn to, while dashingly handsome, is also arrogant and distant with a seemingly less than perfect reputation. However, no matter how hard she tries, she simply cannot stop her growing affections for Lord Northfell, even though he constantly confuses her. And somehow she cannot help the feeling that he is keeping something from her.

Love grows yet whispered secrets threaten to separate them. A scheming cousin, blackmail and family responsibilities push Amelia into a spiral of confusion and a sense of betrayal. When all is finally revealed, she must decide what to do with the man who holds her heart – and choose whether love can forget the sins and mistakes of the past.

Will Arthur and Amelia overcome their initial differences and reach out to help each other? Or will all their similarly-proud natures lead them to ruin? A story of conflict, courage and passion set in the ultra-sophisticated and unpredictable world of Regency London.

“A Rogue for a Lady” is a work of historical romance fiction. It is the first book of a series of standalone romances set in Regency era London involving the Duke of Seaworth’s daughters. Every book is a guaranteed HEA and there are no cliffhangers.

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The Brothers of the Aristocracy (Boxed Set) by Linda Rae Sande

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Three RONE Award nominees make up this set. THE LOVE OF A RAKE features two rakes, two horses, and two not-so-marriage-minded women who just need a bit of horse sense. When brothers trade places, one is bound to fall in love in the name of the other in THE CARESS OF A COMMANDER. An explorer searches for a missing duke and finds ancient artifacts, pirates, and his very own Aphrodite in THE EPIPHANY OF AN EXPLORER.

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The Den of Iniquity by Anabelle Bryant

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Welcome to the most notorious address in London…

Beneath the airs and graces of the Ton lies The Underworld – London’s most scandalous gambling hall.

The only thing darker and more debauched that the hall itself? The proprietor, Max Sinclair. As mysterious as the corners of the city he stalks, Max has vowed to take revenge against the men who murdered his mother. And The Underworld attracts London’s darkest characters – the perfect partners in crime.

But when Lady Vivienne Beaumont enters The Underworld, Max’s life becomes more dangerous than he ever thought possible.

Enter a world of lust, lawlessness and obsession with The Den of Iniquity, the first in Anabelle Bryant’s Bastards of London series.

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words

The Bastards of London series:

Book 1: The Den of Iniquity

Book 2: Into the Hall of Vice

Book 3: The Last Gamble

Book 4: Return to the House of Sin

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To Bedevil a Duke by Tamara Gill

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A Duke of many rules. A Lady of independence.

Since her cheating husband created a scandal by dying beneath his whore, Darcy de Wolfe is determined to enjoy widowhood, and refuses to mourn a man she grew to loathe. Setting the ton ablaze, Darcy holds a ball to re-launch herself into Society on the anniversary of his death.

Cameron, the Duke of Athelby plays by the rules. Always. He’s lived through the terrible consequences of what revelry, carelessness, and lack of respect for one’s social position can have on a family. So, when he sees Darcy de Wolfe skirting the boundaries of respectability, it is only right that he should remind her of the proper etiquette that she should adhere to.

Darcy refuses to allow another man to tell her what to do. When the Duke of Athelby chastises her at every turn, reminding her of her social failures, well, there is only one thing to be done about it…seduce the duke and show him there is more to life than the proper conventions set by the ton.

A battle of wills ensues where all bets are off, numerous rules are broken and love becomes the ultimate reward.

Heat Index:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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A Suitable Affair by Erica Taylor

The Macalisters

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Despite being beautiful and wealthy, Lady Susanna Macalister’s marriage prospects are rather lacking. Unwilling to let an opportunity pass her by, she decides a loveless marriage is better than spinsterhood, as it will allow her to continue her charities.

The life of Ian Carlisle, the Earl of Westcott, has been overshadowed by darkness and guilt for the past decade. Having abandoned his family when he was eighteen, Ian’s position within a secret division of the government has provided him an escape from the guilt he feels over the death of his sister.

When the Earl's horse almost tramples Susanna in the middle of Hyde Park, Ian embraces the chance encounter as a possibility for redemption, for Susanna’s soon-to-be fiancé is the man Ian holds responsible for the death of his sister. Can this damaged lord hope to absolve the guilt he feels for failing his beloved sister by saving this vibrant, and unsuspecting lady from a similar fate? And will this charity-minded well-bred lady, who is not the perfectly bound book as Ian assumes, be willing to take a chance on the unstable earl, when something more dignified and permanent is well within reach?

Heat Index:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

Author's Website:  http://ericataylorauthor.com

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Reviews:InD'tale Magazine wrote:

"What a fascinating mystery wrapped up in romance! The author has written a fun, yet compelling story that is intriguing and will undoubtedly hold one’s attention until the villains are found and the mystery unraveled."

RT Book Reviews wrote:

"Readers who like their Regency romance mixed with a little suspense and mystery will enjoy Taylor's debut. Her heroine is admirably forward-thinking, and her hero's work with the Home Office provides an interesting insight into the beginnings of the police force in England. A surprising twist at the end makes for a thrilling read. Several secondary characters look promising to have their own books in future installments of the Macalisters series."


A Broken Heart’s Redemption by Abby Ayles

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Lucy cannot think of how to mend her broken heart after Duke Perry so cruelly manipulated her. And she cannot understand how all of society continues to fall for the farce of marriage. It is just a means to trade power and wealth, after all, isn't it? Her friends tell her to hold onto hope, her parents tell her to stop behaving so crudely, and her suitors tell her to treat them with more respect. But honestly, she does not wish to marry anymore. The more men she puts off, the better.

In Baron Andrew Jones she meets another cynical heart, a man betrayed by his former fiancée, who abandoned him whilst he was traveling. Like Lucy, he believes marriage is just a way for some people to gain control over others. Most around him are disturbed by his coldness and bluntness. But in this black heart, Lucy sees a few shreds of sweetness and hope which draw her in. Between their common suffering and these moments of tenderness, Lucy finds herself slowly doing something she had sworn never to do again: falling in love.

But the Baron is committed to a life free of all attachments, and Lucy is left with a terrible decision: Must she live her life as a mistress? Marry a man she does not love? Or commit herself to a life of chastity and pursue fulfillment through faith instead? Truthfully, none seem right for her. But can she win Lord Jones over before it is too late? Or is his heart

"A Broken Heart's Redemption" is a historical regency romance novel of approximately 90,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.

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Hearts of Trust by Ellie St. Clair

Searching Hearts

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After nearly ruining a young woman of the ton, well-known rake Benjamin Harrington is sent to manage his father’s floundering country estate. Determined to prove himself, Benjamin must fight the temptation presented by his beautiful new maid, who quite literally stumbles into his path.

Sophie Carmichael was devastated by the death of her parents in a carriage accident and was placed under the care of her cousin, the Earl of Dunstable. The Earl soon makes known his wicked intentions toward her, and Sophie must flee, taking on the disguise of a servant.

Sophie finds herself falling for her new employer, but when he invites a friend to his estate, Sophie must determine whether to tell the truth and risk discovery by her cousin or face the risk of being caught in her lie.

What will win out -- duty, trust, or love?

Hearts of Trust is a 59,000-word romance with no cliffhangers, no cheating, and a guaranteed happily ever after!

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The Captain’s Disgraced Lady by Catherine Tinley

The Chadcombe Marriages

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Who is Captain Harry Fanton?

When Juliana Milford first encounters Captain Harry Fanton, she finds him arrogant and rude. There’s no way she’ll fall for his dazzling smile! Her visit to Chadcombe House was always going to prompt questions over her scandalous family, so she’s touched when Harry defends her reputation. She’s discovering there’s more to Harry than she’d first thought…

A man so plagued by the demons of war, he’s sworn he’ll never marry, no matter how tempted…

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To Save a Sinner by Adele Clee

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He expected to be the topic of scandalous gossip.

Banished to Boston for causing the death of Lord Banbury, Lucas Dempsey vowed never to set foot on English soil again. But when his brother inherits the viscountcy and pleads for his return, the opportunity to show his contempt and loathing for the Society who turned its back on him proves to be far too enticing to resist.

He did not expect an intriguing lady to barge into his home desperate to save his wicked soul.

When the dishonourable Lucas Dempsey steps into the ballroom after a four-year absence, Helena Ecclestone is quick to label the gentleman a murderous rogue. That is until she stumbles upon a secret conversation and feels a moral obligation to see justice done. But while the ladies swoon over his handsome countenance, Helena is determined to look beyond such superficial features, intrigued to discover the true character of the gentleman he hides beneath his arrogant façade.

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  • Regency historical romance novel.
  • This novel contains descriptive love scenes.
  • Complete 'standalone' novel (no cliffhangers)
  • 70,000 words
  • Heat Index: Sex that steams the windows with some description
  • Permafree
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When a Duke Pursues a Lady by Tabetha Waite

Ways of Love

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An innocent woman. A loyal agent to the Crown. A path of deception that tests the bonds of love.

After three years trapped in an abusive and loveless marriage, Lyra Coventry has been arrested for the murder of her husband, the Earl of Weston. Although she's innocent of the crime, she has no one to turn to for help, until Alister Ayles, the Duke of Albright, comes forward to offer his aid. The handsome duke takes her into his custody, saving her from a jail cell. But Lyra doesn't suspect Alister's ulterior motive—to prove her guilty of treason—as she slowly loses her heart to a man who is far more than he seems...

Alister Ayles leads a secret life. To the ton, he is a dullard, the subject of ridicule. But as a highly respected agent for the Crown, he's discovered a higher purpose by protecting his country. Now he's faced with his toughest investigation to date, uncovering a plot against the Crown...and discovering whether or not Lyra, the woman he let slip through his fingers years ago, is a traitor. Nothing is as it seems, and as the plot unravels, the dangers to them increase. He struggles to keep his feelings for her contained, but when it comes down to a test of loyalty, will he stand strong, or fall prey to his desires?

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The Dream of a Duchess by Linda Rae Sande

The Widowers of the Aristocracy

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When Lady Isabella witnesses the murder of her mother—by her father, the Earl of Craythorne—she rides off to London in search of the man her mother, Arabella, instructed she contact lest anything
befall her.

Directions send Isabella to the doors of The Elegant Courtesan, a high-end brothel owned by David Fitzwillim, Earl of Norwick, to whom she relates her gruesome tale. Stunned and heartbroken at hearing the fate of Arabella, David vows to ensure Isabella’s safety from Craythorne, and he enlists the aid of Octavius, Duke of Huntington, to provide protection and a home in the country, where she won’t be found. He would do it himself, but he’s due to marry the girl’s aunt, Lady Clarinda, and has some courting to do— his twin brother seems determined to make her his own wife.

Still suffering from the loss of his wife in childbirth, Octavius has long since given up the joy he took in his racehorses—choosing to ignore his stables and country estate and live in London, immersed
in reading and attending sessions of Parliament.

Not particularly pleased with having a ward, Octavius soon discovers Isabella’s passion for horses goes far beyond just riding them. With a new generation of racehorses in his stables, and his country estate suddenly in pristine condition, he may just experience some horse sense himself in "The Dream of a Duchess".

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