Once Upon a Tower

Author: Eloisa James

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062223887

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Once upon a time… A duke fell in love Gowan Stoughton of Craigievar, Duke of Kinross, values order and self-control above all else. So when he meets a lady as serene as she is beautiful, he promptly asks for her hand in marriage. With a lady Edie—whose passionate temperament is the opposite of serene—had such a high fever at her own debut ball that she didn’t notice anyone, not even the notoriously elusive Duke of Kinross. When her father accepts his offer… she panics. And when their marriage night isn’t all it could be, she pretends. In a tower. But Edie’s inability to hide her feelings makes pretending impossible, and when their marriage implodes, she retreats to a tower—locking Gowan out. Now Gowan faces his greatest challenge. Neither commands nor reason work with his spirited young bride. How can he convince her to give him the keys to the tower… When she already has the keys to his heart?

Once Upon a Duke

Author: Sandra Masters

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1509202331

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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Serena, an artist and widow, has no desire for another husband. When she meets Geoffrey Austen, attraction sizzles to a scorch. Stolen days and nights ignite forbidden passion. Geoffrey asks Serena to be his mistress, but she wants commitment, love, and marriage, not an affair with a notorious rake. Geoffrey realizes Serena might be the one woman who can care for his tortured soul, and maybe release his demons. The magic they shared is shattered when he learns she has been forced into an engagement with another. He vows to save her even at the cost of his own life. Will Geoffrey’s gallantry prove he truly loves Serena? If he survives, will Serena surrender all to him?

Once Upon a Duke

Author: Erica Ridley

Publisher: WebMotion

ISBN: 1943794170

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Beware romantic spirits from Christmas past... Due to the terms of an estranged relative's will, the Duke of Silkridge must revisit the cold, unforgiving mountains where he lost everything he once loved. As soon as he restores his family legacy, he'll return to London where he belongs. He definitely won't rekindle the forbidden spark crackling between him and the irresistible spitfire he'd left behind... Noelle Pratchett is immune to charming scoundrels like the arrogant duke. He stole her heart, stole a kiss, and then stole away one night never to return. Now he's back—and they both know he won't stay. But how can she maintain her icy shields when every heated glance melts her to her core? The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a laugh-out-loud historical romance series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke!

Once Upon a Duke

Author: Elle Daniels

Publisher: Forever

ISBN: 9781455545575

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A shameless hero . . . For years Roderick Fitzhugh, the rogue Duke of Harwood, has been exiled from London society, accused of his own father's murder. Now he's back to recover his fortune, and that includes claiming the mysterious bride bound to him by an arranged contract. Yet the stunning lady in question turns out to be someone from his past, an innocent who deserves more than he can offer. A fair-haired maiden in a tower . . . After a childhood spent shut away from the world, beautiful golden-haired Lady Caroline Bradley doesn't believe in happily ever after. And marriage to the notorious Harwood could ruin her for good. To break the engagement, she agrees to another scandalous alliance . . . one that jeopardizes more than her reputation. A love that cannot be confined But as their deception turns to desire, Lady Caroline falls for the devilish duke-even as a part of her is still trapped in that tower. Now to save them both, Rick must finally prove his worth and free her captive heart . . .

Once Upon a Moonlit Night

A Maiden Lane Novella

Author: Elizabeth Hoyt

Publisher: Forever Yours

ISBN: 1455539171

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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From New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt comes a delightful Maiden Lane novella that begins once upon a moonlit night---and ends wickedly, wonderfully ever after . . . Hippolyta Royle is running for her life. Pursued by hounds on a cold rainy night, the heiress flags down a passing carriage and throws herself at the mercy of the coach's occupant. Whoever this handsome traveler may be, he is her only hope to escape a terrible fate. But should he agree to escort her to safety, he's in for much more than he bargained for . . . At first Matthew Mortimer doesn't believe Hippolyta's story, that she's a fabulously wealthy heiress who's been kidnapped. He assumes she's a beggar, an actress, or worse. But once his new travel companion washes the mud from her surprisingly lovely face, and they share a breathtaking kiss, there is no turning back . . .

My Seductive Innocent

Author: Julie Johnstone

Publisher: Julie Johnstone

ISBN: N.A

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 403

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Miss Sophia Vane, a wallflower of sorts, makes an unlikely match when she weds Nathaniel Ellison, the rich and wary Duke of Scarsdale. What starts with an unexpected friendship soon blooms into a fiery passion. But a betrayal plunges Sophia into the thorny world of London Society and entangles her in a labyrinth of manipulation and jealousy that will test the strength of her marriage. Behind her husband’s sudden icy facade, Sophia believes dwells the caring, passionate man she loves. To break through the barriers and reclaim their happiness, they must do more than simply cast away their pride. They must fight for their very lives. Book two in the Regency historical romance series: Once Upon A Rogue. "A dynamically written book with passion and great characters. And engrossing read." USA Today best-selling Author Christi Caldwell. A steamy, suspenseful Regency Romance by USA Today best-selling author Julie Johnstone.

Once Upon a Duke

Author: Julia Regan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530635986

Category:

Page: 130

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It is 1815 and Miss Patricia Vine has accepted life as a wallflower. She is six-and-twenty, and does not think she will ever marry. She looks around at the denizens of high society and cannot help but think they are all hypocrites. They laugh to each other's faces, but shun those who have no money. And Patricia's family is poor. His Grace, Morland Dare, Duke of Yeoland, has recently returned from the war in France. The war has left him bitter. He, too, does not care for high society and its hypocrisies. But his business is intricately tied to the lords and ladies whom he invites to his balls. He cannot afford to offend them. Then he meets Miss Patricia Vine, a cynical, realistic woman with kissable lips and a beautiful face. He discovers that they share many of the same opinions, and their mutual agreement turns to budding love. But they cannot marry, for Morland's business would be ruined if he married a poor girl. Morland and his business associate, Sebastian Hardy, come up with a plan. They will pretend to offer Mr. Vine a piece of the business, with the aim of making the Vines wealthy enough so that Morland and Patricia can marry. But there is one problem. Mr. Vine is a drunkard, and causes problems every step of the way.

Once Upon a Maiden Lane

A Maiden Lane Novella

Author: Elizabeth Hoyt

Publisher: Forever Yours

ISBN: 1455539201

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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A stand-alone novella from New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt! Miss Mary Whitsun is far too intelligent to fall for the rakish charms of a handsome aristocrat. But when the gentleman in question approaches her in a bookshop, mistaking her for his fiancée, Lady Johanna Albright, the flirtatious encounter only raises more questions. Could Mary, a servant raised in a St Giles orphanage, actually be Lady Joanna's long-lost twin sister? If so, Mary has been betrothed since birth---to the rakishly handsome artistocrat himself . . . Henry Collins, Viscount Blackwell, is far too intrigued by Mary to let her go so easily. He's drawn to her sharp mind, indomitable spirit, and the fiery way in which she dismisses him---ladies simply don't dismiss Lord Blackwell. But as Mary makes her first hesitant steps into society, she can't help but wonder if she truly has a place in Henry's world---or in his heart.

My Fair Duchess

Author: Julie Johnstone

Publisher: Julie Johnstone

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 265

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After years of playing the rogue to hide a dark family secret, the Duke of Aversley feels tainted beyond redemption and cynical beyond repair. Never does he imagine hope will come in the form of a quirky, quick-witted lady determined to win the heart of another aristocrat. Thanks to a painfully awkward past, Lady Amelia De Vere long ago relinquished the notion she was a flower that had yet to blossom. But when her family faces financial ruin and the man she has always loved is on the verge of marrying another, she’ll try anything to transform herself to capture her childhood love and save her family―including agreeing to participate in a bet between her brother and the notorious, dangerously handsome Duke Of Aversley. Bound by the bet, Amelia and Aversley discover unexpected understanding and passion beyond their wildest dreams, if only they can let go of their pride, put trust in each other and chance losing their hearts. This is book one in the Regency Romance series Once Upon a Rogue.

Once Upon a Dream

Author: Katherine Kingsley

Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1626811407

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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An Irish beauty and an English nobleman are star-crossed lovers in a fairy tale romance. From bestselling author Katherine Kingsley. “An ardent and magical retooling of Cinderella…draws the reader in and leaves her holding her breath…emotionally compelling and intensely romantic.” – Romance Forever Lucy Kincaid endures a life of drudgery and loneliness in her stepmother’s home, sustained only by her dreams of a better life and a man to share it with. She’s sure her wish is coming true when a golden stranger appears on the windswept cliffs of the Irish coast. But Lucy’s hopes are shattered when she realizes the man she’s lost her heart to is the despised Englishman whose family stole her birthright. Raphael Montagu is obsessed with finding the mysterious Irish beauty who captured his heart at first sight. When he discovers fate has delivered her to him at a London ball, he’s crushed when she claims to have never seen him before. Even after sharing a kiss and hearing his declaration of undying love, the woman vanishes, leaving no clue as to her identity. Raphael’s only hope to find his true love is to return to the remote cliffs of Ireland and unravel the mystery that is keeping him from his heart’s desire. “Miss Kingsley has woven a delightful tale…a sparkling gem.” – Romantic Times

Once Upon a Marquess

Author: Courtney Milan

Publisher: Courtney Milan

ISBN: 1937248240

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The last man Judith Worth wants to see again is Charles Trent, the Marquess of Ashford—the man who spent summers at her family home, who kissed her one magical night…and then heartlessly ruined her father. But when a tricky business matter arises, he’s the only one she can ask for help. She expects that he’ll engage a servant to take care of the matter, and she won’t even have to talk with him. But Ashford has never forgotten Judith. He knows she will never forgive him for what he’s done, but when offered the chance to assist her, he arrives in person. His memory of Judith may have haunted him, but it pales in comparison to the reality of the vivacious, beautiful woman he rediscovers. Throughout his life, he has always done what is correct. But now, he finds himself doing something utterly wrong…falling in love with the one woman he can never have.

Once Upon a Midnight Clear

Author: Ava Stone

Publisher: Ava Stone Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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**Previously found in Kissed at Christmas** Only a duke will do for Lady Ivy Dallimore. If her unhappily married sisters have taught her anything, it’s that love is fleeting but a title lasts forever, which is all well and good in theory until she finds herself falling for the scandalous third son of a marquess who is bound and determined to make his fortune in trade! Lord Michael Beck courts scandal, living life to the fullest and dabbling in games of chance. Unfortunately, he’s neither heir nor spare to his father’s title, and the time has come to enter a profession. Michael is no soldier, and he certainly isn’t cut out for the cloth, so he embarks on the most scandalous and risky venture of his life. He will need capital, however, and collecting a number of outstanding gambling debts at a Christmas Eve wedding at Castle Keyvnor seems like the perfect place to start, at least until he stumbles across the lady of his dreams. But what are the odds the practiced gambler can win the girl without losing everything he's worked for?

Once Upon a Kiss

Author: Jayne Fresina

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402287771

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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"[An] amusing and self-aware retread of Pride and Prejudice... [a] witty romp."—Publishers Weekly When the Bookworm Belles read a scandalous new romance novel, the ladies are inspired to find their own leading men...and the handsome, mysterious Darius Wainwright has all the arrogance and brooding good looks of a perfect hero When handsome, mysterious Darius Wainwright strolls into town, the Book Club Belles are instantly smitten with this brooding good looks and prideful demeanor. It's as if he walked out of the pages of their favorite new novel, a scandalous romance called Pride and Prejudice. But Justina Penny can't understand why her fellow Belles are starry-eyed in the newcomer's arrogant presence—surely a wicked Wickham would be infinitely more fun... Justina is the opposite of Darius's ideal woman—not that he's looking for romance. But when he discovers her stealing apples from his uncle's orchard, he can't resist his own thieving impulse. A stolen kiss from the mischievous Miss Penny leaves Darius wanting much, much more. If it's a dashing villain she desires, Darius is more than willing to play the part... Book Club Belle Society Series: Before the Kiss (novella) Once Upon a Kiss (Book 1) Sinfully Ever After (Book 2) How to Rescue a Rake (Book 3) Praise for The Most Improper Miss Sophie Valentine: "Eminently witty."—Publishers Weekly "Decidedly humorous, as well as sensual...a true charmer of a read."—RT Book Reviews

My Enchanting Hoyden

Author: Julie Johnstone

Publisher: Julie Johnstone

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

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A bargain born of desperation ignites into passion as one lord’s quest to save his family leads to the discovery that he can never settle for less than love. Forsaken, abandoned, and duped, Miss Jemma Adair has no other recourse but to request her grandfather’s help to avoid living on the streets. His asking price? She must marry a neighboring lord’s odious son. Thankfully, there is a way out of her dilemma—ensuring the rake never asks for her hand. But what is Jemma to do when her ally is an all-too handsome silver-tongued lord with a penchant for poetry that makes her question giving her heart to another man? Philip De Vere, Lord Harthorne, wishes to marry for love, but inherited debt and family obligations force him to seek a wealthy wife. Yet experience has taught him that ladies of the ton prefer rogues to gentlemen with a poet’s soul. But when an unrepentant hoyden claims to know a thing or two about how to make a man a rake, Philip finds he cannot resist Jemma’s offer or her.

Lady Be Bad

A Duke's Daughters Novel

Author: Megan Frampton

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062666630

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Once upon a time, a duke had five daughters who never made a stir. They practiced their French, their pianoforte, and their dancing…until one ran off with the dancing instructor, and the rest were left to face the scandal. Lady Eleanor, the Duke of Marymount’s eldest daughter, knows the burden is hers: she must marry well to restore the family name. So a loveless match is made and her fate is set. But then Eleanor meets her intended’s rakish younger brother. With his tawny hair, green eyes, and scandalous behavior, Lord Alexander Raybourn makes her want to be very bad indeed. With his very honorable sibling too busy saving the world to woo Eleanor, Alexander is tasked with finding out her likes and dislikes for his elder brother. But the more time he spends with the secretly naughty Eleanor, helping her tick off all the things on her good list for being bad, the more he knows what they want, and need, is each other.

Once Upon a Wedding Night

Author: Sophie Jordan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061736481

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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An Innocent Deception . . . Lady Meredith Brookshire has every right to Oak Run. Now that she's suddenly husbandless and penniless, where else would she, her addled father, and spinster aunt reside? Yet who should appear but Nicholas Caulfield, the new Brookshire heir, claiming the estate is rightfully his by law. The brute is as arrogant as he is handsome-besides, he's supposed to be dead. And the only plan resourceful Meredith can devise to save her family from homelessness is a desperate scheme that may lead her to salvation or ruin . . . and the bed of the man she has vowed to hate. A reluctant aristocrat, Nick does not trust this fiery, infuriating chit whom he suspects of subterfuge-yet who bewitches him with her innocent green eyes. The sooner he can get this tempting beauty married off to some stodgy old blueblood-and off his hands for good-the better. There is one slight problem, however: Nick can't bear the thought of her wedding any man but him.

My Daring Duchess

Author: Julie Johnstone

Publisher: Darbyshire Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

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When a lady bent on ruining rogues and a duke set on revenge attempt to derail each other’s plans, passion erupts into a love for the ages. After being left brokenhearted by a duplicitous rake, Anne Adair no longer desires a husband—she wants justice. She’s traded in her foolish dream of happily-ever-after for the much more sensible one of thwarting the blackhearted lords who prey on innocent debutantes. But her first mission proves rather complicated when the dashing, devilish Duke of Kilmartin comes to the aid of her target. Simon Sedgewick, the newly titled Duke of Kilmartin, never thought he would return to England, let alone attend a ball full of simpering lords. But when his oldest friend’s reputation is being smeared and Simon discovers that the perpetrator is none other than his enemy’s granddaughter, his long-festering desire for vengeance flares to life. The moment Simon spies Miss Anne Adair across the glittering ballroom, he knows that the ravishing beauty is the perfect instrument for the retribution he thought lost to him. He does not know, however, that Anne has devised a scheme of her own. And soon, these two wary hearts will discover that the best laid plans are no match for love. *PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LONG NOVELLA.

The Fairy Tale Bride

Author: Kelly McClymer

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 9780821766996

Category: Fiction

Page: 319

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Hoping to confront the man whose disapproval his keeping her brother from the woman he loves, Miranda Fenster realizes that her impulsive meeting with the cynical Duke of Kerstone is not going as planned when the two are found in a compromising position and forced into marriage. Original.

Duke of Desire

Author: Elizabeth Hoyt

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455539155

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

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An instant USA Today bestseller! A LADY OF LIGHT Refined, kind, and intelligent, Lady Iris Jordan finds herself the unlikely target of a diabolical kidnapping. Her captors are the notoriously evil Lords of Chaos. When one of the masked---and nude!---Lords spirits her away to his carriage, she shoots him . . . only to find she may have been a trifle hasty. A DUKE IN DEEPEST DARKNESS Cynical, scarred, and brooding, Raphael de Chartres, the Duke of Dyemore, has made it his personal mission to infiltrate the Lords of Chaos and destroy them. Rescuing Lady Jordan was never in his plans. But now with the Lords out to kill them both, he has but one choice: marry the lady in order to keep her safe. CAUGHT IN A WEB OF DANGER . . . AND DESIRE Much to Raphael's irritation, Iris insists on being the sort of duchess who involves herself in his life---and bed. Soon he's drawn both to her quick wit and her fiery passion. But when Iris discovers that Raphael's past may be even more dangerous than the present, she falters. Is their love strong enough to withstand not only the Lords of Chaos but also Raphael's own demons?