SAY YES TO THE DUKE Kieran Kramer Janice Sherwood wants to marry for love, but she's failed to make a match after two Seasons. Her parents, the Marquess and Marchioness of Brady, arrange to send her to the Duke of Halsey's country estate as a short-term guest of his grandmother, the dowager, in hopes that she might win the duke's affections. What they never could have imagined is that Janice would fall for the ruggedly handsome servant Luke, who lives in the stables and carries an air of mystery and temptation. When Luke Callahan learns that he is the legitimate heir to a dukedom, he will stop at nothing to claim what is his. But first, he must begin a game of disguise to secure his rightful inheritance. Janice isn't part of his plan. But by engaging her in this dance of deception, might he lose her forever?
What is it that holds them back? Is it love? Trust? A fear that what they feel is no more than lust? These are the questions the siblings of clan MacKintosh seek the answers to in the Questions for a Highlander series. The Perfect Question Richard MacKintosh returned from Egypt wounded, in body and in spirit. Determined to force the government to search for the brothers-at arms he left behind, he has no time for distractions...until Abby Merrill comes back into his life. The once brash, bossy tomboy he once knew is now a lovely sophisticated woman who stirs anything but brotherly feelings. But Abby has a few demons of her own. If they have any chance at a future together, they must first free themselves from the past. A Question of Love Since meeting Eve Preston years before, Francis MacKintosh has become a man embittered by life, a disgraceful wife, and the scandalous divorce that has darkened his family's name. He never thought that fate would bring Eve back into his life or that he would dare to love and trust once more. But for his bonny lass, he's willing to take a chance. If only he can convince Eve to do the same! A Question of Trust When Jack Merrill inherits not only a title of Earl of Haddington but the devastating debt that comes with it, his friends convince him that there is no better way to gain quick wealth than to marry into it! On the hunt for a wealthy bride, Jack stumbles upon the perfect solution. Kitty Hayes is everything her sister Eve was not–full of a fire and spirit that challenges him. She's also possesses Eve's finest quality—the fortune he needs. But Kitty is a married woman and swears never to wed again once she gets the divorce she longs for. When Jack becomes first friend then lover then rescuer, can Kitty set aside her troubled past, and not only love, but trust again? A Question of Lust Moira MacKenzie is thrilled that the man she loved for so long is coming home again believing he'd been killed in action five years before...until she remembers one thing. She may have loved Vin MacKintosh, but he'd never loved her back. Tormented by his years as a prisoner of war, Vin must readapt to a world far different from the one he left and Moira offers the friendship and encouragement he desperately needs to carry on. However, he discovers he cannot see her as sister any longer. She is a woman…one too desirable to resist. Will it be too late before he realizes that what he feels is more than a mere question of lust? A Question for Harry They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. As one of them, Fiona MacKintosh isn't inclines to entrust her heart to a man again. Especially not the same man! But there's just something about Harry Brudenall and when danger looms unexpectedly, and it is her life rather than her heart that is in peril, Fiona soon realizes that there is only one man she wants to turn to. A Question Worth Asking Primrose Eames has more than enough men trying to control her already. There's no chance she’ll relent and marry again, despite her brothers’ dogged “encouragement” on the matter. What she needs is a decoy and James MacKintosh is just the man for the job. James is happy to engage in a false courtship with Prim for reasons of his own. However, he soon discovers that even a fictitious courtship with a woman set on never remarrying has its own challenges. A Question for the Ages For more than two years, Piper Brudenall has successfully hidden herself away. She'd be a fool to let her guard down now, however when Connor MacKintosh comes along offering a friendly ear, a helping hand, and something more unexpected, she’s torn between her head and the heart that knows he's a man like no other. As her past catches up with her, can she learn to trust Connor with not only her heart but her life? That’s a question for the ages.
a brand new irresistible romance to sweep you away this summer
Author: Eloisa James
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' Julia Quinn The fifth book in New York Times bestselling Eloisa James's new series, the Wildes of Lindow Castle, perfect for fans of Julia Quinn's Bridgertons and Eloisa's Desperate Duchesses Miss Viola Astley is so painfully shy that she's horrified by the mere idea of dancing with a stranger; her upcoming London debut feels like a nightmare. So she's overjoyed to meet handsome, quiet vicar with no interest in polite society - but just when she catches his attention, her reputation is compromised by a duke. Devin Lucas Augustus Elstan, Duke of Wynter, will stop at nothing to marry Viola, including marrying a woman whom he believes to be in love with another man. A vicar, no less. Devin knows he's no saint, but he's used to conquest, and he's determined to win Viola's heart. Viola has already said Yes to his proposal, but now he wants her unruly heart . . . and he won't accept No for an answer. The Wildes of Lindow Castle series: Wilde in Love Too Wilde to Wed Born to Be Wilde Say No to the Duke Say Yes to the Duke Praise for Eloisa James: 'Eloisa James is extraordinary' Lisa Kleypas 'Smart heroines, sensual heroes, witty repartee and a penchant for delicious romance have made James a fan favorite . . . readers will be hooked from beginning to end' RT Book Reviews 'Romance writing does not get much better than this' People 'Eloisa James writes with a captivating blend of charm, style, and grace that never fails to leave the reader sighing and smiling and falling in love' Julia Quinn 'Charming, romantic and unexpectedly funny' Kirkus
Raif Jarrett has returned from battle, and is seeking a quiet life as agent to the Duke of Penrith. So when he is sent to the Durham town of Woolbridge to settle the affairs of one of the Duke's tenants following his sudden death, the dangers of the Yorkshire countryside could not be more unexpected. Jarrett begins to uncover a network of crime and corruption but is thwarted at every turn by the town's powerful and much-feared magistrate, Mr. Justice Raistrick. When a young woman dies in tragic and mysterious circumstances, Jarrett is accused of her murder and has to fight for his life as he desperately seeks to uncover the truth. While he unravels one mystery, Raif Jarrett keeps the lid firmly closed on another. As a stranger in Woolbridge, Jarrett sets tongues wagging, but he refuses to talk about his family, especially his connection to the Duke. And why did he flee to the army - seeking almost certain death - some years previously? Even the elegant and charming Henrietta, in whom Jarrett longs to confide, cannot work out this enigmatic newcomer. Rebecca Jenkins writes with the skill of a natural-born storyteller. The Duke's Agent is full of richly evocative descriptions, audacious plot twists and a cast of unforgettable characters: vivacious black-eyed Sal who falls prey to the sinister Tallyman; sharp-minded old Lady Catharine who is cared for by her poised and proper niece; and of course, the gallant Jarrett himself, who may yet have more in common with his amoral nemesis Raistrick than he would ever care to admit.
Lovely Regina Berryman was pursued by two men—the two most attractive and infamous bachelors in London. One was Jason Thomas, Duke of Torquay, whose skill and success in seduction had made him a legend of lordly licentiousness. The other was St. John Basil St. Charles, Marquis of Bessacarr, the devilish Duke’s only rival as the foremost rake of the realm. These notorious gentlemen had made Regina fair game in a competition where all was considered legitimate strategy in winning her affection and capturing her virtue. And Regina’s only chance of preserving her honor and protecting her heart was to turn the tables on her titled tempters—and change the dallying way Regency London played the game of love....
Charles Goodgame is a portrait painter who’s in love with his stepsister Polly Capstan. She works for the Duke of Burfaughtonleigh at his crumbling stately home in Gloucestershire. Polly invites Charles to paint a portrait of the Duke, but when he arrives, he finds that she has an ulterior motive, a brilliant idea that will make them ‘pots of money’. The plan goes wrong, of course … The supporting cast of characters includes aristocratic crooks, a widowed Viscountess with a penchant for Italian waiters, an artist with a guilty secret who is being blackmailed by the alcoholic wife of a theatre impresario and a bank manager who carries handcuffs and a shotgun when chasing fraudsters, but not everyone is who they appear to be. All their lives collide in a series of scandals, shocks and surprises that continue to the very last page. Ken Wilson has been writing educational materials for nearly fifty years, and sold more than ten million books before he wrote his first work of fiction. In all, he wrote more than thirty English language teaching titles, including a dozen series of textbooks. His most successful course book series, Smart Choice, published by Oxford University Press, is in its fourth edition and has sold more than six and a half million copies. His first publication was an album of language teaching songs called Mister Monday, released when he was 23, which at the time made him the youngest-ever published ELT author. During his working life, he was also a trainer, conference presenter, theatre director, radio and TV programme writer and audio producer. Until 2002, he was artistic director of the English Teaching Theatre, a company which performed stage-shows for learners of English all over the world. The ETT made more than 250 tours to 55 countries. Five years ago, Ken decided he had written enough English teaching books and embarked on a Creative Writing Master’s degree at Birkbeck College, University of London. He graduated with merit in 2017.