Book Cover: The Forgiven Scoundrel by Laura A. Barnes
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  • The Forgiven Scoundrel by Laura A. Barnes
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Secrets have a way of coming to light…
She never allowed her heart to love another. He had never forgotten her. Will their secrets keep them apart? Or would their love overcome them?

Belle portrayed herself as two different women in London. To the lower class she was Rosie, a young widow who lost her husband too soon. A generous lady who befriended all, always helping those in need. To the peers of the realm, she was the notorious Madame Bellerose. Her establishment in Covent Garden was the most sought after to gain membership. Every gentleman attempted to bed the sultry Belle, but she favored no man with entry to her boudoir. She gave her soul away to one man years ago and there would be no other for her. Belle found contentment in the life she created to survive with her flourishing business and her new friendships. Until the man who stole her heart and abandoned her years ago returned. Phillip dominated her senses, making her crave what they once had. Can Belle forgive Phillip for abandoning her and risk her heart to loving him again?

Lord Phillip Delamont had only one purpose for his return to London. And that was to find the woman he loved. To his surprise, his young son befriended the lady he desired. However, at every turn her friends would thwart his attempts to seek her attentions. His frustrations would only leave him wanting her more. A chance invitation for a game of cards leads Phillip into discovering Belle’s true identity. Once he realized the woman Belle had become his need to make her his again became his primary goal. Can Phillip convince Belle that they are meant to be together forever?

Secrets. As Phillip pursues Belle, they keep their secrets hidden from one another. Secrets that could help to heal their hearts. Will they let their past continue to haunt them? Or will they confess their true love? (Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.)

The Forgiven Scoundrel is the final book in Laura A. Barnes’s Tricking the Scoundrels series. If you enjoy reading about long lost loves then you’ll love Belle and Phillip’s passionate affair. Enjoy The Forgiven Scoundrel today.

Tricking the Scoundrels
Whom Shall I Kiss… An Earl, A Marquess, or A Duke?
Whom Shall I Marry… An Earl or A Duke?
I Shall Love the Earl
The Scoundrel’s Wager
The Forgiven Scoundrel

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International selling author Laura A. Barnes fell in love with writing in the second grade. After her first creative writing assignment, she knew what she wanted to become. Many years went by with Laura filling her head full of story ideas and some funny fish songs she wrote while fishing with her family. Thirty-seven years later, she made her dreams a reality. With her debut novel Rescued By the Captain, she has set out on the path she always dreamed about.

Book Cover: The Seaside Affair by Vicki Hopkins
Part of the Venturous Hearts series:
  • The Seaside Affair by Vicki Hopkins
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Over twenty years after their mother left the seaside resort of Aycliffe on the English coast, Elizabeth and Francis Edwards, visit on holiday. They are invited by long-time friends of their mother, who are saddened to hear of her death.

Upon arrival, the siblings soon discover that the sleepy seaside town is plagued by family drama and plots of self-preservation. Gossip, greed, deceit, and lust are the vices hidden under the sands of time. As Elizabeth and Francis unearth the truth about their mother’s life at the resort, a shocking revelation comes to the surface. In the end, lovers find the courage to embark on adventures, while others accept change and new lives.

(Historical fiction, set in 1840, with romantic and family saga elements.)

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5 Star Readers Favorite - Vicki Hopkins's novel is a compelling story of unexpected and complex, hidden secrets. With a touch of romance, mystery, and intrigue, coupled with considerable family drama, the plot develops gradually. The Seaside Affair makes for an interesting read.


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Ancient Warriors...
Muscles flexing under sun-burnished skin as thick arms wield swords, battle axes, or bow and arrow. Brawny, fierce, and intensely loyal to their cause, king, or god. Alpha heroes romanticized through the lens of history.

...of the Roman Empire
Legions marching under the banner of Rome for centuries, conquering the Mediterranean and beyond, from Britannia in the West to Anatolia in the East.

Imperial Warriors: Two Scorching Tales of the Roman Empire offers two sizzling tales of romance between warriors and the women who are inexorably drawn to them. Each story is set during a different time and place in the Roman Empire: Trajanic Rome and Byzantine Constantinople.

“The Promise of Memory” and “Protecting Her” by bestselling historical romance author and historian Regina Kammer, have been published separately before but are now available together for the first time. This mini-anthology includes bonus content from Kammer's Roman Imperial historical epic, Hadrian and Sabina: A Love Story, an excerpt from her Parthian historical romance short story “An Unexpected Discovery”, plus an introductory essay with bibliography.

The Promise of Memory
A servant in Rome's imperial palace finds freedom in fantasies of a knight in the imperial guard--a warrior who evokes memories of a long lost love.

Protecting Her
A Byzantine noblewoman seeking refuge in a monastery loses her heart to an invader when Constantinople is sacked by the Viking Rus.

HEAT INDEX:  Sex with graphic description short of erotica.

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The Swashbuckling Romance Series

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He doesn't like her; she doesn't care. A Robin Hood pirate captain straight out of legends encounters a saucy barmaid with a dark secret from her past that threatens to ruin her present, and life for both of them will never be the same.

Belle has no intention to return to Port Royal and to a life she wanted to forget. She needs to get off Tortuga and start a new chapter in her life, not take a step back. People - including her family - thought she was dead, and she wants to keep it that way.

But Captain Donovan is her only way off the island, with the plan to pillage and plunder a wealthy tradesman's estate. He offers her a way off Tortuga in exchange for her services - he needs a woman to pose as his bride as a means to garner trust and ward off suspicion.

There's one snag in their plan, however - the wealthy tradesman is Belle's father.

If anyone finds out Donovan is THE Captain Aaron Donovan, bloodthirsty pirate and wanted for his multiple crimes against the Crown, he'll be hung on the gallows - a warning for all other pirate captains. If Belle is recognized, the last several years of trying to escape a haunting past will be for nothing. Whether they like it or not, they need each other or everything will be ruined.

HEAT INDEX:  Sex behind closed doors left for the imagination.

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A historically accurate retelling of a Viking saga from the Gesta Danorum (Viking Secrets Book 4)

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Fans of the Viking sagas involving Ragnar Lodbrok will be familiar with his many wives, but what about the woman who bore his son, Ubbe?

Raised in the middle class of Viking society, Ragnar should never have been attracted to someone of such standing. However, against the odds, the pair find a way to be together.

'Vikings: The Trouble with Ubbe's Mother' is so much more than a history book though. Part One brings the whole story to life with a historically accurate novel. Part Two then examines the historical facts behind this Viking story.

The 'Viking Secrets' series explores the historical fact from present day fiction in regards to the Vikings and the extraordinary women who existed in the Viking era.

PLEASE NOTE: Each of the books in this series can be read as standalone books due to the nature of the sagas involved. Therefore, the book numbering indicates the order in which the stories were published and not the order in which they are required to be read.

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Florence lives like a Princess attending dinner parties and balls away from the gritty reality, filth and poverty of Victorian London.

However, her world comes crashing around her when her father suffers a spectacular fall from grace. She must abandon her life of luxury, leave behind the man she loves and sail to the far side of the world where compromise and suffering beyond anything she can imagine await her.

When she is offered the opportunity to regain some of what she has lost, she takes it, but soon discovers that not everything is as it seems. The choice she has made has a high price attached and she must live with the heart-breaking consequences of her decision.

This novel is part one in the 'Shaking the Tree' series.

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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Cursed with the sight and rumors of witchcraft, Rosalind's only chance at an ordinary life is marriage to Lucien, Viscount Hastings. She doesn't expect love, only security and children of her own. Determined to go through with the wedding, she allows nothing she encounters at the gloomy Castle St. Clare to dissuade her.

Recently returned from the Continent, Lucien has no time for the English mouse his family has arranged for him to marry—not when he's plotting to avenge the murder of his beloved Francesca. He has no intention of bedding Rosalind, not even to sire an heir.

Though spurned by her bridegroom, Rosalind turns to him for protection when she is plagued by mysterious accidents and haunted by terrifying visions. Forced to keep Rosalind close—and tempted into passionate kisses—Lucien soon finds himself in danger of falling in love with his own wife...

Refreshed version of SECOND SEDUCTION, newly revised by author.

90,000 words

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words

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As the snow begins to fall, a ghostly presence is haunting Castle Kintochlochie. Amidst the hosting of a wedding, and preparations for the festive season, a malevolent force stalks the ancient corridors. It soon appears that Lady Ophelia's life could be in danger. Meanwhile, her mother is determined to derail her daughter's love affair with the ruggedly handsome and wildly unsuitable estate manager, Hamish, and glamorous French coquette Felicité is set upon luring Hamish to the service of her bed.

A 1920s romantic comedy, with a mystery to solve.

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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(Norse Series)

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Survival’s in his blood...

Rough-souled Brandr’s ready for a new life far from Uppsala, but he can’t stop thinking of a certain flame-haired thrall named Sestra who gets under his skin. Before he leaves for good, the Viking has one final task —Protect her at all costs.

Saving others is her purpose...

A slave since birth, Sestra's life has been filled with hardship...until she learns of a treasure hoard. With war coming, claiming the riches will save lives, but only one Viking can help her on this journey —Brandr, the fierce silver-eyed scout.

Chasing more than silver and gold...

Brandr and Sestra have shared taunts and barbs. Now they must share trust in what becomes a desperate bid to survive. Passions flare as secrets unfold, leading one to make a daring sacrifice that changes everything on their quest To Find a Viking Treasure…

HEAT INDEX: Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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"...Conkle's eloquent writing makes every scene shine."


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Diana Rennie, daughter of a wealthy rancher, attempts to persuade mystery man Del Russell to leave his grievances behind and forgive her father for past mistakes. Her careful plan goes awry and results in a shotgun wedding and a prison sentence for Del.

Four years later, Del is back in her life with a vengeance—back for his rightful share of Diana's ranch, back to prove he isn't the criminal she thought he was, back to finish what the two of them started years ago in a passionate daze. And he isn’t going anywhere, no matter what beautiful, treacherous Diana does or says to try to get rid of him.

HEAT INDEX: Steam sex with a few descriptive words.

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The Defiant Hearts Series

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Boston High-Society Poses Obstacle to Love and Family in An Improper Situation, by Sydney Jane Baily

Boston lawyer Reed Malloy is on a mission–deliver two orphans to one Charlotte Sanborn of Spring City, Colorado. He's not prepared for Charlotte's refusal to raise her own kin, or for the fire her irresistible beauty ignites within him.

With her chestnut hair and striking green eyes, Charlotte could be the catch of Spring City. Instead, she lives in solitude and wears her independence like a suit of armor.

But as the children challenge Charlotte's vow to never again risk heartbreak, and memories of brief moments with Reed tantalize her nights, Charlotte's greatest fear is realized: a letter from her aunt demanding the return of the children.

Desperate to keep the children she's come to love, Charlotte endures the 2000 miles to Boston in search of Reed only to discover that Boston's glittering high society intends to keep them apart.

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

THE DEFIANT HEARTS SERIES, in order
An Intriguing Proposition
An Improper Situation
An Irresistible Temptation
An Inescapable Attraction

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The Maybrook Triology

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~*~ 1902-1912 ~*~

Abigail Everett and August Black have been sweethearts for years but when her politically ambitious, cruel father separates them their love takes the ultimate test...time.

After nine years of being forced apart, Abigail finds herself back in her hometown Maybrook, Pennsylvania to work as a nanny, where people, places, and things have changed. The place is in a political uproar with the Mayoral elections nearing again. Now the battle between progress and forward thinking is raging against tradition and old social values as the turn of the century continues to ensure an upheaval of the rules.

Change lurks everywhere, especially, for August, who is now an important part of the community. His newfound success is due to more than just hard work. It is also due to the many sacrifices he's made; including his own desires. Abigail finds he has come a long way from the boy she loved but the flame is not yet out.

Like it or not, he is also the only person that can help unlock the secrets of Abigail's parent's past. The only person that can help her find the answer to why her father abused her and despised her beloved mother so much. The dark and well-hidden mystery that her mother died with will soon be discovered but avoiding scandal and doing what is best for everyone is a constant obstacle.

Will August be able to remember his love for Abigail and the man he was before he is pressed to be the man everyone now expects him to be? Valentine's Day was once August and Abigail's most meaningful day and now it has come back around but will they still be one another's Valentine?

**The Maybrook Trilogy is better to be read in sequence.

Book One: A Valentine for August

Book Two: A Passion for Henrietta`

Book Three: A Song for Giselle  

Book Four: A Letter for Randal

HEAT INDEX: This book does contain some violence and mature sexual content best suited for ages 18 years and up.

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The Duke's Daughters

Book Cover: Rescued by an Earl by Rose Pearson
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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 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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Forever Interwinded

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WARNING:  EROTIC CONTENT

PRE-ORDER - MAY 1, 2018 RELEASE

As Ameliå, the Countess of Darkwater approaches her twenty-fourth birthday, she is finding it harder and harder to control her amorous cravings.

Once she arrives at her father’s castle, she is forced to deal with court intrigue, unwanted proposals, the threat of raiders from the North and her ladies-in-waiting numerous illicit liaisons.

Further complicating the matter, her father Duke Osgyth the Just, has recently hired a young mysterious eighteen-year-old man named Currán, that on sight causes Ameliå fantasies of unending carnal delight.

What everyone else has to deal with is the fact that Ameliå never stops until she receives what she wishes and she is no silly damsel that needs rescuing.

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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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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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Knights of Honor

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1385 A.D. – Knighted on the battlefield for extreme bravery, Edward de Montfort accepts an invitation to serve in King Richard’s guard at the royal court. When the king sends him on a covert mission to Canterbury, Edward hopes success will allow him to win his freedom so he can return home to a quieter life.

Lady Rosalyne Parry loses her parents when she is an infant and is raised by her uncle, an artist of some renown. Due to his failing health, Rosalyne takes over Templeton Parry’s commissions, painting in secret while permitting him to receive the credit since she believes no one would accept a woman as an artist.

Rosalyne meets Edward while he is disguised as a peasant working on Canterbury’s wall, and they fall deeply in love. When Edward reveals his true identity to Rosalyne, he convinces her to come to London—and step out from the shadows in order to become recognized as an artist in her own right.

Join Edward and Rosalyne as they navigate the political waters at court and find a deep, abiding love.

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

Each book in the Knights of Honor series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.

Series Order:

Book #1 Word of Honor
Book #2 Marked by Honor
Book #3 Code of Honor
Book #4 Journey to Honor
Book #5 Heart of Honor
Book #6 Bold in Honor
Book #7 Love and Honor

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Ladies of Disgrace

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Lady Charlotte goes to great lengths to keep her scandalous reputation, feeling no remorse whatsoever for her unconventional social behavior. Cedric, her cousin, thinks she’s an embarrassment to their extended family and decides to embark on the impossible task of reformation. In doing so, he engages a man known for his untainted moral character and respectability among his peers. Albert Beckett eagerly accepts the quest to reform Charlotte, feeling it his moral duty. Charlotte, on the other hand, finds Albert to be a pompous aristocrat, who she spitefully decides to corrupt as he attempts to transform her character. As the two face off for battle, who will win the challenge? Will Charlotte reform her wayward ways? Will Albert fall prey to Charlotte’s trap? A delightful outcome awaits them both.

HEAT INDEX:  A few risque kiss and hugs but plenty of innuendos.

Lady Charlotte  (set in Victorian era) is the third in a series of books tagged Ladies of Disgrace - Every Era Has Its Fallen Women.  Lady Isabella (set in 1930's) and Lady Grace (set during WW1) are part of the series.

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Romancing the Spies Book 3

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She rescues him for vengeance. He rescues her for desire. Will their unlikely meeting form a bond of everlasting love?

Skye MacKinnon captures the double agent working alongside her enemy. When she holds her prisoner hostage at her castle, he draws her into an attraction that spirals out of control. After she fights off his spell, she deceives him for her own agenda. As she betrays his trust, she is caught in the web of the evil villain who is terrorizing England.

Chained and left waiting for his own demise, Earl Zane Maxwell is soon rescued by a Scottish goddess. He is enraptured by her charms and drawn under her spell. Her touch and look sink into his soul a connection he cannot resist. While he lures her into his confidence and seduces her into his bed, her only plans are betrayal. When she is captured, he must rescue her and destroy the man who hurt her.

Zane Maxwell has finally met his match in Skye MacKinnon. The Earl is unlike any man Skye has ever known. Can they endure the treachery of Captain Shears to discover a deep love that will last a lifetime?

Rescued By the Scot is the third book in the Laura A. Barnes historical romantic spy series. If you like fiery, enthralling, dramatic filled chapters set in Scotland and England then you’ll love the final book in Laura A. Barnes Romancing the Spies Series.

Purchase Rescued By the Scot to escape into a world filled with romance and danger today!

HEAD INDEX:  Sex with graphic description short of erotica.

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