"A sensual historical romance with a feisty heroine and deliciously determined hero."—Night Owl Reviews It's a duel of wit and wills in this charming retelling of The Taming of the Shrew. But the question is...who's taming whom? How To Tame A Willful Wife: 1. Forbid her from riding astride 2. Hide her dueling sword 3. Burn all her breeches and buy her silk drawers 4. Frisk her for hidden daggers 5. Don't get distracted while frisking her for hidden daggers... Anthony Carrington, Earl of Ravensbrook, expects a biddable bride. A man of fiery passion tempted by the rigors of war into steely self-control, he demands obedience from his troops and his future wife. Regardless of how fetching she looks in breeches. Promised to the Earl of Plump Pockets by her impoverished father, Caroline Montague is no simpering miss. She rides a war stallion named Hercules, fights with a blade, and can best most men with both bow and rifle. She finds Anthony autocratic, domineering, and...ridiculously handsome.
"James and Aurelia's love story is a complex journey of romance, intrigue, and self-discovery, brimming with evocative details of late Victorian life."— Teresa Grant, author of Imperial Scandal A single waltz led her to the love of her life...but is she willing to betray her twin sister to capture his heart? Aurelia wasn't hiding exactly. She just needed to get out of the crush of the ballroom—away from the people staring at her scar, pitying her limp. She was still quite enjoying the music from the conservatory. And then a complete stranger—dashing, debonair, kind—asked her to waltz. In the strength of his arms, she felt she could do anything. But both would be leaving London soon... When they meet again a year later, everything has changed. She's no longer a timid mouse. And he's now a titled gentleman—with a fiancée. Is the magic of one stolen moment, one undeniable connection enough to overcome a scandal that would set Society ablaze and tear their families apart?
"If you're a Regency fan who likes unconventional heroines, pick this book up..."-Smart Bitches Trashy BooksCelebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca! Henry returns from war a tragically wounded hero. When he recruits the help of a beautiful and intelligent widow to woo her best friend, his suit takes a twist that neither of them could have forseen. Henry Middlebrook has returned to England. Back from fighting Napoleon, Henry is ready to re-enter London society where he left it. Wounded and battle weary, he decides that the right wife is all he needs. Selecting the most desirable lady in the ton, Henry turns to her best friend and companion to help him with his suit... Young and beautiful, war widow Frances Whittier is no stranger to social intrigue. She finds Henry Middlebrook courageous and manly, unlike the foppish aristocrats she is used to, and is inspired to exercise her considerable wit on his behalf. But she may be too clever for her own good, and Frances discovers that she has set in motion a complicated train of events that's only going to break her own heart... Fans of Regency Romance authors like Sabrina Jeffries, Julia Quinn and Stephanie Laurens will delight in this witty, Cyrano de Bergerac-style romance. Matchmaker Trilogy: It Takes Two to Tangle, Book #1-A witty and passionate Cyrano de Bergerac-style Regency Romance To Charm a Naughty Countess. Book #2-An enchanting and emotional Regency Romance of scandal and second chances Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress, Book #3-A captivating and hilarious Regency Romance, a title-less heiress is looking for a lover, but may find more than she bargained for What readers are saying about It Takes Two To Tangle: "Filled with passion, wit, a bit of humor, two engaging characters, and a boat load of trouble." "the air between them fairly crackles during their low-key but flirtatious exchanges" "Subtle humor, passionate encounters and heartfelt letters made this a very lovely read!" "beautiful writing, great characters, delicious banter and a lovely romance, all in one perfect package." What reviewers are saying about It Takes Two To Tangle: "...intriguing plot, replete with unforeseen twists and coupled with a set of passionate characters... 4 Stars"-RT Book Reviews "An incredibly insightful novel with biting wit and raw emotions."-Love Saves the World "Everything you look for in a Regency... Delightful... Witty and romantic. "-Under the Boardwalk "It Takes Two to Tangle is a beautifully written novel that balances laughter with healing."-B&N Review "...strong characters, witty banter and Cyrano de Bergerac type situation... definitely a must read for Regency fans."-Debbie's Book Bag What everyone is saying about Theresa Romain: "Brilliant, passionate historical romance that will capture your heart."?My Book Addiction Reviews, 4 stars "Utterly adorable...both passionate and just plain fun."?Courtney Milan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author "Theresa Romain is definitely an author to watch."-RT Book Reviews "Theresa Romain writes with a delightfully romantic flair that will set your heart on fire. " Julianne MacLean, USA Today bestselling author
Praise for A Lady's Revenge: "Devlyn makes a unique mark on the genre with her powerful prose and gripping theme."—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars The Stakes Are High, The Players in Position... Catherine Ashcroft leads a quiet life caring for her precocious seven-year-old daughter, until a late-night visitor delivers a startling ultimatum. She will match wits with the enigmatic Earl of Somerton, and it's not just her heart that's in danger. Let the Games Begin... Spymaster Sebastian Danvers, Earl of Somerton, is famous for his cunning. Few can outwit him and even fewer dare challenge him-until now. After returning to his country estate, his no-nonsense neighbor turns her seductive wiles on him- but why would a respectable widow like Catherine risk scandal for a few passionate nights in his bed? "Devlyn reveals the darkness of the spy game and entices readers with a talented and determined heroine."—Publishers Weekly "Wildly romantic, quick paced, and entertaining from beginning to end."—The Book Girl "Dark and sexy...full of adventure and mystery but also a powerful love story...a must read."—My Book Addition Reviews
"English crafts a lively battle-of-wills romance."—RT Book Reviews on How to Tame a Willful Wife How to Avoid an Unwanted Marriage: 1. Track down his first love 2. Slap his face when he propositions you to become his mistress 3. Flee the countryside with aforementioned scoundrel 4. Join a traveling troupe of Shakespearean actors 5. Don't fall under the enchantment of a magical midsummer moon... To escape the scheming, pawing clutches of her late husband's nephew, Arabella Darlington turns to Raymond Olivier, the only man she ever loved, for help. But the sweet Raymond she knew as a girl is now the dissolute Earl of Pembroke—the most notorious rake in London. When the situation turns deadly, Arabella and Raymond are forced to hide in the country. As she finds herself succumbing to Raymond's puckish charm, Arabella starts formulating a new plan: how to persuade a rake to propose.
"Refreshingly honest and passionate."—Publishers Weekly on How to Tame a Willful Wife How to Become London's Most Notorious Widow: 1. Vow to NEVER remarry 2. Own a ship and become fabulously wealthy 3. Wear the latest risqué fashions in your signature color 4. Do NOT have a liaison at the Prince Regent's palace with a naval captain whose broad shoulders and green eyes make you forget Rule #1 Angelique Beauchamp, the widowed Countess of Devonshire, has been twice burned by love, and she is certain that no man will ever touch her heart again. But that doesn't mean she can't indulge a little—and it would be hard to find a more perfect dalliance than one with the dashing Captain James Montgomery. After a brief torrid affair, James tries to forget Angelique and his undeniable thirst for more. The luscious lady was quite clear that their liaison was temporary. But for the first time, the lure of the sea isn't powerful enough to keep him away...
By the king's command, Sir Richard Blythe has reluctantly agreed to wed—for that is the only way to regain his birthright. But he never expected to be smitten by the lovely bride who has been forced upon him. To own the heart and soul of Elissa Longbourne, Sir Richard would be willing to forsake all other women; yet he realizes that it will take more than a marriage vow to free the passion he sees simmering in the stubborn beauty's eyes. So the notorious nobleman sets out to tame his willful wife—one slow, luxurious kiss at a time... Elissa refuses to love her bridegroom, even though he is so maddeningly handsome that he had stolen her breath away upon her very first glance. Richard Blythe is a husband to be feared. Now he holds the key to Elissa's young son's legacy in his powerful hands. Dare a pretty widow trust a rogue such as he with her heart?
This is the fourth and final book in the Domestic Discipline Quartet. Alex has made a lot of mistakes, but he is determined to reconcile with his estranged wife, Grace. He's willing to put their past problems where he thinks they belong - in the past - but insults and disrespect will be met with discipline. He's seen the marriages his friends have, and decided to take a page from their books. Unfortunately for him, Grace is not so willing to let go of past hurts, although she has no choice but to go with him when he basically kidnaps her and takes her to Bath. At least her friends are there for moral support, while she does her best to discover exactly why her husband is so intent on reconciliation rather than divorce. Hugh and Irene are blissfully happy, having declared their love for each other, but they seem to be the only ones. Eleanor is pregnant and worried that her condition will mean the end of overt affection and desire from her husband - especially as he hasn't declared any kind of finer feelings for her. She thinks Edwin doesn't realize she's with child, and worries over how to prod a declaration from him. Meanwhile, everyone is gathered in Bath for Wesley's wedding to the brazen and rebellious Cynthia. When these four women get together, it's no wonder that both trouble and bright red bottoms loom on the horizon. Each of their husbands is bound and determined to claim and tame his willful wife. This books contains adult situations, including spankings, whippings, backdoor play, and explicit scenes. Rated sizzling!
The history of the Koninklijke Nederduitsche Schouwburg (Royal Dutch Theatre) at The Hague begins in I804. although the theatre did not bear that name until Willem I granted it an annual subsidy a decade later. The present investigation covers the years from I804 to I876 because the company of Royal Dutch Players which was disbanded in the latter year had its origin in the group of actors that gave the opening performance of the new theatre on the K-orte V oorhout in the spring of I804. During the entire seventy-two years there were no important changes of policy at the Royal Dutch Theatre; it was not until I876 that a new period commenced in the theatrical life of the court city and of Holland. Although the Dutch players made frequent appearances in other towns and cities, particularly in Rotterdam and Leiden, the author has limited himself as much as possible to a dis cussion of their activities at The Hague. There is an almost complete absence of newspaper criticism on the Haagsche Schouwburg throughout the first three fourths of the Nineteenth Century, but this lack would be far more serious if the greater part of the period, at least from about I830 to I876, had not been one of theatrical and dramatic poverty . We have enough sources to know that the performances and plays were rarely better than me diocre. The little newspaper criticism available is usually of such an adulatory nature that it can hardly be called helpful.