He was playing a dangerous masquerade...Griff Knighton′s found the perfect way to avoid being trapped into marriage with one of the Earl of Swanlea′s daughters: he′ll swap identities with his man of affairs during their next visit to Swan Park, and be free to pursue his own desires! After all, he′s not about to marry some homely spinster just to claim his rightful title. But Griff didn′t reckon on the brazen, voluptuous Rosalind, who could tempt even a saint into sinning, and Griff is no saint. She was determined to unmask him...
Torn from his Romany mother's arms as a small boy, Viscount Emilian St. Xavier has spent a lifetime ignoring the whispers of gypsy that follow him everywhere. A nobleman with wealth, power and privilege, he does not care what the gadjos think. But when the Romany come to Derbyshire with news of his mother's murder at the hands of a mob, his world implodes. And Ariella de Warenne is the perfect object for his lust and revenge…. Ariella de Warenne's heritage assures her a place in proper society, though as a radical and independent thinker she scorns her peers' frivolous pursuits in the Ton, fashion and marriage. Until a Roma camp arrives at Rose Hill, and she finds herself drawn to their charismatic leader, Emilian. Even when he warns her away, threatening that he intends to seduce and destroy her, she cannot refuse him. For Ariella is just as determined to fight for their dangerous love….
Adair Radcliffe is only a child when her family perishes in the War of the Roses, so her real father, the womanizing King Edward IV, takes her in, honoring his promise to her mother. Once Adair turns sixteen, the king marries her off without her knowledge - and to her later outrage - in a wedding by proxy. But when tragedy leaves her a widow twice over, Adair realizes that her already tenuous social position has sunk even lower. Now, all she can do is hope that the Scottish laird to whom she is sold will have mercy on her. But little does master or servant suspect that love knows no rank.
Before He was King . . . Before She was Queen . . . Before their son was forced to choose his bride from among twenty-five strangers . . . There was another royal romance. Prince devron was never meant to be king. he was given the opportunity to choose his bride . . . for love instead of political advantage. Shiara - the lonely, orphaned, weaver never expected to meet prince devron much less have him propose marriage. Could this be her very own fairy tale ending . . .
This volume is a shocking insight into the way the idea of romantic love can justify and excuse the killing of women by their spouses and partners, and lead to sympathy and reduced prison sentences for the killers. The author explores how stories of domestic homicide and love are told in the news, by the police, and in the courts, drawing from the reporting of 72 cases which happened in just one twelve month period. The findings make compelling reading and are important in understanding how we respond to domestic abuse and violence more generally, making clear the need to listen to victims more closely both before and after death. The book also includes a personal account of the aftermath of a double murder which was pivotal to the introduction of Domestic Homicide Reviews in the UK in April 2011.
At nineteen, completing her senior year in high school, and looking forward to college and a possible career in journalism, Lisa suddenly faces two major problems. The first is a boyfriend who is involved in selling drugs - a fact of which she has been unaware. The second is the sudden death of her entire family in an auto accident. Lisa is struggling to find some value in her continued existence when she wrecks her car on a remote mountain road in the wild mountains of Northwest Arkansas. She is rescued by a grouchy young man and befriended by his mother and daughter. Yancey offers her a summer job at his lavish home as a maid for his mother and babysitter for his three-year-old daughter. Thinking it would be better than spending the summer in a home that continually reminds her of her recent loss, she impulsively accepts. Lisa knows nothing about Yancey or his family and no one is offering any information. Her job is more like a summer vacation and the pay is good, but she begins to wonder if Yancey's source of income might be drugs. Worse, she is falling in love with him. Yancey disappears down a path into the forest every day to work somewhere. When he keeps warning her that the forest around them is dangerous, she is further intrigued to discover what is at the end of that path that he doesn't want her to see. She doesn't believe his claim about dangers in the forest. The only thing that she is sure of is that her love for him could be dangerous. Her ventures into the forest reveal disturbing information about a mysterious building and a car that Yancey occasionally meets there. She has to get inside that building and find out if she could have any future with Yancey.