A Lady of Expectations and Other Stories by Stephanie Laurens, Kasey Michaels, Nicola Cornick

By Stephanie Laurens, Kasey Michaels, Nicola Cornick

A girl of Expectations
Jack Lester seeks the fitting bride—one who's appealing and type, yet who additionally loves him even with his wealth. that is why he retains this trifling aspect hidden. but if Sophie Winterton enters his lifestyles, believing he needs to marry into wealth to run his family's property, how will he persuade her that she is the lady he desires—and that he could be the husband she deserves?

Secrets of a Courtesan
Eve Nightingale proposal she had placed her prior as mistress to the Duke of Welburn at the back of her. but if the good-looking duke strolls into her small village, she unearths it challenging to maintain her secrets and techniques concealed…and to maintain her center from stirring for him as soon as again.

How to Woo a Spinster
Still single at twenty-eight, girl Emmaline Daughtry has resigned herself to spinsterhood. Then Captain John Alistair arrives at her door—the very snapshot of the precise lover of her so much deepest goals. yet can a guy with a mystery and a lady who's by no means recognized love locate happiness jointly?

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Unique booklet: 1996

Jack Lester has to discover a bride. ..

But the place can he locate the best girl? She should be beautiful, style, a superb conversationalist. .. and most crucial, she has to just accept him as he's: devilishly good-looking, captivating and, so far as somebody is familiar with, terrible as a church mouse! If London society discovers his hidden wealth, he'll by no means locate the appropriate wife.

Jack's middle races while he first lays eyes on Sophie Winterton. She is every little thing he desires--and more--but he's stuck in his personal capture. Believing that Jack must marry into wealth, Sophie rejects all his advances, definite he may by no means marry a terrible lady like her. As they play out a online game of cat and mouse, can Jack persuade her that she is the lady he wants--and that he's the husband she merits?

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Gautier tried to avoid her dark stare but failed. Control slipped fast. In his mind’s eye, everything began to blur. He could deny it no longer. He was falling. With a mouth that had seared its likeness onto his lips, she lifted her pointed chin and kissed him. Like whispers, her sighs tickled the fine hair around his mouth. He felt his hands reach out to encircle her lean frame. Their bodies fit so perfectly, as though God had built her to be pressed against him. Beyond his control, his fingers fluttered down on either side of her, following the gentle curves of her hips then her backside.

Dust rose in puffs around the hem of his cape. He looked down at the road to keep the sun out of his eyes as he headed for the tavern on the other side of town. He knew he would find the knight there with his insufferable companion. The ramshackle tavern came into view. He wanted to roll his eyes but decided it was a waste of energy. Approaching the narrow building leaning on its neighbor for support, he smelled odors which reminded him too much of the crusade—liquor, sweat and sin. With these three mixed together, a lot of good men had lost their ways.

Charlotte regretted not taking Armand’s offer to wait for her as she was not sure she could hold the tears long enough to make it home. Jean-Louis was dead. She looked down at the ring and kissed it. Guilabert. He would pay. Chapter Four Gautier’s heart squeezed in anguish when he stomped up the narrow stairs and shouldered open the door to his study. It collided against the wall and knocked him back on the shoulder. With a snarl, he kicked it closed. Puffs of dust swirled on the floor in tiny vortices.

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