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Stephanie Laurens - Henrietta ​tévedése
Ha ​létezik zavarba ejtőbb jelenség a Cynster család bármely férfi tagjánál, az csakis egy Cynster lány lehet, aki szent meggyőződéssel hiszi, hogy a szerelem nem neki való. Az előkelő társaságban csak "eljegyzésbontóként" ismert Henrietta Cynster rejtélyes tehetséggel képes megakadályozni esküvőket - míg ő maga elkerüli Cupido nyilait. Egy bizonyos fiatalember döntéseibe azonban túl sokszor ártja bele magát; kötelességének érzi, hogy egyengesse a elbűvölő James Gossup útját, hogy a férfi megtalálja a megfelelő arát, és előnyös érdekházasságot köthessen. A dolgot pokolian megnehezíti a James és Henrietta között tomboló tagadhatatlanul heves vonzalom, miközben a lány továbbra is biztos benne, hogy ő soha nem lesz szerelmes.

Stephanie Laurens - Az ​elszánt kapitány
Titkos ​küldetésben érkezik Nyugat-Afrikába Caleb Frobisher kapitány: fivérei nyomdokába lépve próbálja felderíteni az eltűnt emberek rejtélyét. Mindenre elszántan fog hozzá a szálak felgöngyölítéséhez, de ha sikerre akarja vinni a küldetést, kénytelen hosszabb ideig a dzsungelben maradni. Találkozik Kate Fortescue-val, a csinos nevelőnővel, aki emberrablók fogságába került, s most a bányában dolgoztatott gyerekek pártfogója. Az állig felfegyverzett zsoldosok őrizetében a foglyoknak semmi esélyük a szökésre, Caleb színre lépése azonban új reményt ébreszt Kate-ben. Az átélt viszontagságok során az egykor élvhajhász Caleb vérbeli vezetővé érik. Olyan férfivá, aki kiérdemli Kate bizalmát - akire a nő fenntartás nélkül rá meri bízni az életét és a szívét...

Stephanie Laurens - Mary ​megszelídítése
Mary ​Cynster mindig eléri, amit akar. A családban most ő az utolsó eladósorban lévő hajadon, és eltökéli, hogy saját maga fogja irányítani az életét - sőt annak a férfinak az életét is, akihez majd feleségül megy. Jelöltlistájának utolsó helyét foglalja el Ryder Cavanaugh, Raventhorne merész és vonzó márkija, aki a társaság legellenállhatatlanabb hódítója, ám egyben legkezelhetetlenebb tagja is... Ryder Cavanaugh még soha nem találkozottolyan nővel, aki ne omlott volna boldogan a karjába egészen addig, amíg fel nem tűnik az életében Mary Cynster. S mivel a márki mindig is szerette a kihívásokat, elhatározza, hogy nem nyugszik, amíg feleségül nem veheti a lányt. Csakhogy ez a döntés kis híján az életébe kerül...

Stephanie Laurens - A ​lady parancsára
Declan ​Frobisher kapitány már az első pillanatban tudja, hogy feleségül akarja venni Lady Edwina Delbraitht. A házasságot úgy képzeli, hogy a feleség és a gyerekek biztonságban lesznek Angliában, míg ő továbbra is felfedezőként hajózik a messzi tengereken. Kívánsága csak részben teljesül, Edwina ugyanis már az esküvő előtt lerombolja az illúziót, hogy az a finom és törékeny teremtés lenne, akinek látszik. Elhatározza, hogy saját kezébe veszi az életét, és úgy alakítja a házasságukat, hogy mindkettőjük igényeinek megfeleljen. Mikor Declan parancsot kap, hogy hajózzon Nyugat-Afrikába, Edwina úgy dönt, vele tart. Ismeretlen gonosztevők titokzatos mesterkedése sodorja őket váratlan veszélybe, miközben azt is megtapasztalják, mekkora kihívás életben tartani nem éppen szokványos házasságukat...

Stephanie Laurens - Karácsony ​a Cynster-kastélyban
1837 ​decemberében a Cynster család fiatal tagjai a hóborította Casphairn Manorban töltik a karácsonyt. Ám ahol ők összejönnek, ott mindig megjelenik a szerelem is. Az ünnepi alkalom összehozza Danielt, Lucifer Cynster fiainak tanítóját és Claire-t, Gabriel Cynster lányának nevelőnőjét. Claire, aki egyszer már megégette magát, nem hiszi, hogy része lehet még a boldogságban. Daniel azonban - a házigazdák segítségével, akik egytől egyig született házasságszerzők - mindent elkövet, hogy meggyőzze a hölgyet őszinte szerelméről... Eközben az ifjú Cynsterek kilovagolnak karácsonyeste, és segélykiáltást hallanak. Lucillát nehéz szüléshez hívják, a többiek pedig vele tartanak. A pusztító vihar elvágja őket a külvilágtól, és a fiatalok szembesülnek életük első komoly megpróbáltatásával...

Stephanie Laurens - Kalózszív
Sorra ​tűnnek el a fehér emberek a Brit Birodalom nyugat-afrikai gyarmatán: férfiak, nők, gyerekek. A korona Robert Frobishert, a kipróbált hajóst és diplomatát küldi Freetownba, hogy járjon utána a rejtélynek. Afrikába érkezve megismerkedik Aileen Hopkinsszal, a szép és belevaló fiatal lánnyal, akinek öccse szintén az eltűntek között van, és Aileen eltökélte, hogy mindenáron felkutatja. Robert számára, aki eddig leginkább bürokraták és üzletemberek közt forgott, merőben újszerű kihívást jelent, hogy ezúttal egy önfejű, ráadásul ellenállhatatlanul vonzó nővel kell szót értenie. Minthogy azonban céljaik egybevágnak, úgy döntenek, egyesítik erőiket...

Stephanie Laurens - Lucilla ​szerencséje
Thomas ​Carrick szigorú keretek között éli az életét. A nyüzsgő Glasgow-ban működő családi vállalat tehetős tulajdonosa a város egyik legkívánatosabb partiképes agglegénye. Eltökélt szándéka, hogy feleséget választ magának, csakhogy egyik jelentkezőn sem akad meg a szeme... nemúgy, mint annak idején Lucilla Cynsteren. Miután a skóciai birtokon élő földművesektől nyugtalanító hírek érkeznek hozzá, kénytelen visszatérni a Carrick-kastélyba. Nagybátyja, a földesúr gyengélkedik, a rokonok pedig tönkreteszik a gazdaságot. Amikor rejtélyes gyilkossági kísérletek történnek, a kötelességtudó Thomasnak nincs más választása, kénytelen segítséget kérni attól a nőtől, aki sokkal szenvedélyesebb és makacsabb, mint az egy engedelmes feleségtől elvárható lenne. Lucilla pedig készen áll, hogy megragadja a lehetőséget, amelyet a végzet felkínál neki...

Stephanie Laurens - Marcus ​titka
A ​nyughatatlan természetű, türelmetlen Marcus Cynster a sors hívására vár. Tudja, hogy végzete a családi otthont körülvevő vidékhez köti, de milyen jövő vár rá, és kivel fogja azt megosztani? A titokzatos szomszédnő, Niniver Carrick ellenállhatatlanul vonzza Marcust, aki kötelességének érzi, hogy megóvja - még saját magától is. Mindkettőjük érdekében az a leghelyesebb, ha messzire elkerüli a lányt. Niniver megesküdött, hogy újra felvirágoztatja a klánt. Beletörődik, hogy nem vállalhatja a házasság kockázatát, mert azzal átengedné a klán gyeplőjét egy megkerülhetetlen, vezető hajlamú férjnek. A lány kisvártatva kénytelen segítségért folyamodni, hogy megszabaduljon a kéretlen udvarlóktól. Az erős, határozott Marcus Cynster tökéletesen alkalmas a feladatra. A kezdeti ellenállás után Marcus rájön, hogy várakozásával ellentétben a sors azt a szerepet szánja neki, hogy Niniver mellett álljon, és végül megkéri a kezét. Mielőtt Niniver igent mond Marcusnak, fejest ugranak egy kockázatos utazásba, előre láthatatlan veszélyekbe, a szenvedélybe és a vágyakozásba...

Stephanie Laurens - Vakmerő ​szerelmesek
Anglia, ​1824: Royd Frobisher kapitány tengerészként már hírnevet szerzett magának, és most testvérei nyomdokába lépve egy fontos küldetést készül sikerrel befejezni. Kiderül azonban, hogy nehéz vállalkozás lesz, mert kísérője az úton nem más, mint fiatalkori szerelme, Isobel Carmichael. A vonzó nő a saját feje után megy: nemcsak eltűnt unokahúgát szeretné megtalálni, de vissza akarja szerezni Roydot is. Amikor a nyílt tengeren veszély fenyegeti őket, Isobel és Royd közelebb kerülnek egymáshoz, mint tervezték, és el kell dönteniük, mi mindent hajlandók kockára tenni a szerelmükért...

Stephanie Laurens - Scandal's ​Bride
Catriona ​Hennessy wants an heir. Richard Cynster wants the rights of a husband. But neither wants the inconvenience of a wedding. Catriona is aghast to learn that her guardian's will decrees that she must marry Richard Cynster . . . within the week! How could the proud Scottish lass possibly consent to a union with the English rake they call "Scandal," a masterful man with a deplorable reputation? It is true his commanding presence charms her, his heated kisses excite her—and the mysterious Lady of the Vale whom she serves has prophesied that they will wed. But Catriona will never give up her independence! Richard is equally stunned by the will's command, since marriage was not on his agenda. But lately he's been feeling strangely restless—and perhaps taming the exquisite lady is just the challenge he needs. He burns for Catriona—but can he entice her into the marriage bed without making any binding and revealing promises of love? And when passion and love are truly destined, can even the most stubborn of hearts resist?

Stephanie Laurens - The ​Tempting of Thomas Carrick
Thomas ​Carrick is driven to control all aspects of his life. The wealthy owner of Carrick Enterprises, located in bustling Glasgow, he is one of that city's most eligible bachelors and intends to select a wife from the many young ladies paraded before him. He wants to take that next step along his self-determined path, yet no one captures his eye, nor his attention…not the way Lucilla Cynster did. Thomas has avoided his clan's estate because it borders Lucilla's home, but disturbing reports from his clansmen force him to return. His uncle, the laird, is ailing, a family is desperately ill, and the healer is unconscious and dying. Duty leaves Thomas no choice but to seek help from the last woman he wants to face. Strong-willed and passionate, Lucilla has been waiting for Thomas to return and claim his place by her side. She knows he is her fated lover, husband, protector, and mate just as she is his one true love. Though his return wasn't on her account, Lucilla is willing to seize whatever chance Fate hands her. Thomas can never forget Lucilla, or the connection that seethes between them, but to marry her would mean embracing a life he does not want. Lucilla sees that Thomas has yet to accept the inevitability of their union. But how can he ignore a bond such as theirs—one so much stronger than reason? Lucilla is as determined as only a Cynster can be to fight for the future she knows can be theirs. And while she cannot command him, she has powerful enticements she's willing to wield in the tempting of Thomas Carrick.

Stephanie Laurens - A ​Season for Scandal
New ​York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens takes your breath away with two charming romances... TANGLED REINS Miss Dorothea Darent has no intention of ever getting married, certainly not to a rogue such as the Marquis of Hazelmere. A disreputable scoundrel, he is captivated when they meet by chance and is determined to win her heart, even while she's busy dazzling the rest of London society. Now Dorothea has a choice to make: stick with her plan to remain a respectable spinster, or run into the arms of her dashing stranger.... FAIR JUNO When the Earl of Merton suddenly finds himself playing the knight in shining armor to a damsel in distress, he knows his days as a notorious rake are numbered. But though the lady seems grateful for his assistance, she flees the scene without revealing her name. And though past scandals and present dangers threaten his pursuit of the mysterious lady, he knows she is to be his destiny.

Stephanie Laurens - Jack ​kapitány szeretője
Az ​öntörvényű úrhölgy, Kathryn „Kit” Cranmer néhány Londonban töltött év után visszatér nagyapja vidéki birtokára. Gyerekkori barátnője ekkor már boldog menyasszony. Kit viszont nevetségesnek tartja a „nagy lángolást”, és eltökélt szándéka, hogy soha nem hódol be egyetlen férfinak sem. Kit csupán a kaland kedvéért, s persze fiúnak öltözve egy csempészbanda vezetője lesz. A rivális banda hírhedt vezére, az ördögien jóképű Jack kapitány, a vakmerő és titokzatos férfi különös bosszút áll: szédítően magas csúcsokra röpíti a lányt az érzékek birodalmában. Ám Jack kapitányról csupán néhányan tudják, hogy valójában ő sem az, akinek mutatja magát… Az izgalmas kalandok során tehát megtörténik a csoda: Kit megtapasztalja a minden mást elsöprő szenvedélyt. Minél többet szeretne átélni abból a gyönyörből, amely a 19. század Angliájában kizárólag a férjes asszonyok számára megengedett. Miközben Kit az éjszakai lovaglásokkal, a fondorlatos csempészakciókkal és a titkos, szenvedélyes légyottokkal lázad a konvenciók ellen, Jack kapitány észrevétlenül egyre szorosabb hálót fon köré, s megpróbálja megzabolázni, hogy a rajongás és a vágy kötelékével végleg magához láncolhassa.

Stephanie Laurens - A ​Rake's Vow
With ​both of her parents gone, Patience Debbington is accustomed to managing her own affairs, and those of her teenage brother Gerrard. To her love is dangerous, men uninteresting and faithless. Gerrard needs a suitable mentor, but when tall elegant Vane Cynster rides into her life, Patience sees nothing but an arrogant, presumptuous dandy-a man who drinks in her very soul like a fine wine and intoxicates her in the bargain.With both of her parents gone, Patience Debbington is accustomed to managing her own affairs, and those of her teenage brother Gerrard. To her love is dangerous, men uninteresting and faithless. Gerrard needs a suitable mentor, but when tall elegant Vane Cynster rides into her life, Patience sees nothing but an arrogant, presumptuous dandy-a man who drinks in her very soul like a fine wine and intoxicates her in the bargain.

Stephanie Laurens - A ​Rogue's Proposal
Demon ​Cynster has seen love bring his brethren to their knees, and he's vowed that he will not share their fateuntil he spies Felicity Parteger sneaking around his country estate. Demon remembers Felicity as a mere chit of a girl, but now she stands before him-begging for his help-all lush curves, sparkling eyesand so temptingly worthy of the love he's vowed never to surrender to any woman. Felicity knew Demon was one of the ton's most eligible bachelors and a rogue of the worst sort, but he was the only one capable of getting her friend out of trouble. Her fascination with him had nothing to do with the power lurking just beneath his devil-may-care fagade-or with the desire that flares when he takes her in his arms. She knows he'll never yield her the love she desperately seeks, but could a marriage with passion alone-even with a man like Demon-be enough?Demon Cynster has seen love bring his brethren to their knees, and he's vowed that he will not share their fateuntil he spies Felicity Parteger sneaking around his country estate. Demon remembers Felicity as a mere chit of a girl, but now she stands before him-begging for his help-all lush curves, sparkling eyesand so temptingly worthy of the love he's vowed never to surrender to any woman.

Stephanie Laurens - Beyond ​Seduction
In ​a moment of recklessness, Gervase Tregarth, 6th Earl of Crowhurst, swears he'll marry the next eligible lady to cross his path. Cloistered at his ancestral castle in Cornwall, with nary a suitable woman for miles, he never expects he'll have to fulfill his pledge, at least not until the London Season begins. But then he meets his neighbor, the very appealing Madeline Gascoigne. Years of secret service to the Crown have taught Gervase the value of always having a loophole—there will be no wedding if he and Madeline are incompatible in any way. So he sets out to prove that they would make a most dreadful match . . . by luring her into his arms and, ultimately, his bed. From their very first kiss, Gervase discovers that the headstrong and independent Madeline is no meek country miss . . . and that the fire between them will burn long beyond that first seduction.

Stephanie Laurens - Where ​the Heart Leads
Penelope ​Ashford, Portia Cynster's younger sister, has grown up with every advantage - wealth, position, and beauty. Yet Penelope is anything but a typical ton miss - forceful, willful and blunt to a fault, she has for years devoted her considerable energy and intelligence to directing an institution caring for the forgotten orphans of London's streets. But now her charges are mysteriously disappearing. Desperate, Penelope turns to the one man she knows who might help her - Barnaby Adair. Handsome scion of a noble house, Adair has made a name for himself in political and judicial circles. His powers of deduction and observation combined with his pedigree has seen him solve several serious crimes within the ton. Although he makes her irritatingly uncomfortable, Penelope throws caution to the wind and appears on his bachelor doorstep late one night, determined to recruit him to her cause. Barnaby is intrigued-both by her story, and her. Her bold beauty and undeniable brains make a striking contrast to the usual insipid ton misses. And as he's in dire need of an excuse to avoid said insipid misses, he accepts her challenge, never dreaming she and it will consume his every waking hour. Enlisting the aid of Inspector Basil Stokes of the fledgling Scotland Yard, they infiltrate the streets of London's notorious East End. But as they unravel the mystery of the missing boys, they uncover the trail of a criminal embedded in the very organization recently created to protect all Londoners. And that criminal knows of them and their efforts, and is only too ready to threaten all they hold dear, including their new-found knowledge of the intrigues of the human heart.

Stephanie Laurens - The ​Promise in a Kiss
When ​a handsome man literally fell at her feet while she was walking through a moonlit convent courtyard, Helena knew he must have been there for a scandalous liaison. Yet she kept his presence a secret from the questioning nuns -- and for her silence the stranger rewarded her with an enticing, unforgettable kiss. What Helena didn't know was that her wild Englishman was Sebastian Cynster, Duke of St. Ives ... and that this dashing, dangerous nobleman was her destiny. Seven years later, Sebastian spies Helena from across a crowded ballroom. This heiress is dazzling London society with her wit and beauty, tantalizing all the eligible men with the prospect of taking her hand in marriage. But Helena is not looking for just any husband. She wants an equal, a challenge -- someone who can live up to the promise of that delicious, never-forgotten kiss.

Stephanie Laurens - A ​Lady of His Own
The ​members of the elite Bastion Club have sparred with countless worthy opponents in their fearless service to the Crown, but only now will they truly meet their match. Impatient to find his bride-to-be yet appalled by the damsels of the ton, Charles St Austell seeks refuge in his castle - and discovers Lady Penelope Selborne walking the deserted corridors at midnight. Years ago they'd consummated their youthful passion one unforgettable afternoon. While the ardent interlude still haunts Charles, Penny vowed never again to be seduced by the dashing earl. But resisting a stronger, battle-hardened Charles proves difficult, and when a traitorous intrigue threatens them both, Penny discovers that her first love is her fated champion and protector - and will not rest until he has made her his own...

Stephanie Laurens - The ​Elusive Bride
Gareth ​Hamilton is stunned when he recognizes Emily Ensworth on his ship. The veil she wears is not enough to disguise her from him - or from the man hired to kill her. Whisking Emily to safety, Gareth realizes that the Black Cobra is on to them. In order to protect her, Gareth must let Emily in on the dangerous plot she is now intimately involved in. Emily Ensworth is no wilting flower. She knew the packet the dying soldier thrust upon her held vital information, and she has every intention of seeing it into safe hands. But she is also determined to bring the men trying to kill her to justice. Together, she and Gareth do their best to lure the Black Cobra and his men into the open. Putting their lives at risk draws Emily and Gareth ever closer together, the constant danger sparking a passion neither one can resist. But with threats lurking around every corner, Gareth and Emily must work harder than ever to make sure that their newfound love isn't snuffed out before it ever has a chance.

Stephanie Laurens - The ​Perfect Lover
Never ​let it be said that a Cynster male can't face up to the one unassailable truth: A successful marriage gives life its fullest meaning. To all of English society, Simon Frederick Cynster has a perfect life—one of enormous wealth and impeccable social status. His lean handsomeness turns the heads of naïve debutantes, while his sensual allure ensures he never lacks for more sophisticated partners for a night, or more, of pleasure. Yet despite all of this, Simon knows that there is something—or rather someone—missing in his life. To achieve true contentment, Simon must find a lady accomplished enough to be his wife, someone who will spend her days as a member of one of England's most influential families ... and her nights pursuing duties of a more private—and personal—nature. But Simon knows what to expect if he reveals his intention to choose a bride; nothing could be more tiresome than having every blushing miss on the marriage mart thrust upon him. So he discreetly begins his search at a house party at Glossup Hall . . . and is astonished that the lady who immediately captures his interest is Portia Ashford. Simon has never considered Portia as a potential wife. He's known the raven-haired beauty since childhood; she's willfully independent and has always claimed to be uninterested in marriage. But an unexpectedly heated kiss abruptly alters the rules of their decade-long interaction. Soon they begin to long for the moments they can spend in each other's arms. But all is not as it seems at Glossup Hall. As Simon and Portia begin to explore the depths of their mutual passion, a shocking murder is committed ... and it appears that the next victim will be Portia herself. And even more shocking than the fact that a murderer secretly walks among them is the realization that all of Simon's considerable strength and influence may not be enough to protect Portia—his once and always perfect lover . . .

Stephanie Laurens - The ​Edge of Desire
They ​proved their bravery fighting for His Majesty's Secret Service and were rewarded with brides of great beauty and breeding. But one member of the Bastion Club has remained a bachelor . . . until now. "Christian, I need your help. There is no one else I can turn to . . . L." When Christian Allardyce, 6th Marquess of Dearne, reads those words, his world turns upside down. Lady Letitia Randall is a woman like no other, and the day he left her behind to fight for king and country was the most difficult of his life. He never forgot the feel of her lips against his, but never expects to see her again. Yet now she seeks his help, and Christian knows he will not resist her plea. Letitia believes that Christian abandoned her when she needed him most, and she hates to call on his aid. But to clear her brother's name, she has sworn to use every weapon at her command, even if it means seducing her ex-lover. Yet all the while, Christian is waging a war of his own - a campaign of pure pleasure and sweet revenge that will take them both beyond the edge of desire.

Stephanie Laurens - Glencrae ​gróf zsákmánya
Örömmel ​meghívjuk Miss Angelica Cynster esküvőjére... miután a jövendőbelijével együtt elrendeznek egy ősi viszályt a skót felföldön! Az akaratos Angelica Cynster biztos benne, hogy rögtön felismeri az igazit, aki majd a férje lesz. És amikor megpillantja a titokzatos nemesurat, minden kétséget kizáróan tudja, hogy ő az igazi. De hamarosan egészen más miatt kezd hevesen verni a szíve - ugyanis a szíve választottja elrabolja! Glencrae nyolcadik grófjának nincs más választása, mint elrabolni Angelicát, az egyetlen Cynster-lányt, akivel nem akar viszonyba bonyolódni. A kastélyát és a klánját azonban csak úgy mentheti meg, ha meggyőzi a lányt, hogy segítsen neki - és az egyezségüket a gróf házassági ajánlattal akarja megerősíteni.

Stephanie Laurens - The ​Capture of the Earl of Glencrae
Three ​heros, three rescues, three weddings. We joyfully request your attendance at the wedding of Miss Angelica Cynster ...but not until she and her hero confront a devious enemy and lay to rest an ancient grudge in the Scottish Highlands! Headstrong Angelica Cynster is certain she'll recognize her fated husband at first sight. And when her eyes meet those of a mysterious nobleman across a candlelit ballroom, she knows beyond doubt that he's the one. But her heart is soon pounding for an entirely different reason--when he hero abducts her! The eighth Earl of Glencrae has no choice but to kidnap Angelica, the one Cynster sister with whom he hadn't wanted to tangle. But to save his castle and his clan, he must persuade her to assist him--and he's prepared to offer marriage to seal the deal.

Stephanie Laurens - Christina Dodd - Elizabeth Boyle - Hero, ​Come Back
Three ​historical romance veterans present novellas that give the spotlight to heroes who've appeared in previous books in supporting roles. In Laurens's gentle though disappointingly conflict-free _Lost and Found_, longtime friends are blindsided by love, but must reunite a boy with his aristocratic family before they can indulge their hearts. In _The Matchmaker's Bargain_, a whimsical tale that reels with delightful screwball scenes, Boyle binds her engaging heroine to a former rake-turned-recluse, who soon recognizes this sprightly girl has taught him to live again. The final entry, Dodd's _The Third Suitor_, a fast-paced adventure involving a hoyden heiress and a spy on vacation at the shore, delivers many thrilling twists and turns. While each story will satisfy the individual author's readers, Dodd's has the broadest reach and provides the most entertainment per page, doling out fun main characters, a sinister villain, sizzling love scenes and a marvelous ending that will make strong women cheer.

Stephanie Laurens - The ​Lady Chosen
Tristan ​Wemyss, Earl of Trentham, never expected he'd need to wed within a year or forfeit his inheritance. But he is not one to bow to the matchmaking mamas of the ton. No, he will marry a lady of his own choosing. And the lady he chooses is the enchanting neighbour living with her family next door. Miss Leonora Carling has beauty, spirit and passion; unfortunately, matrimony is the last thing on her mind... Once bitten, forever shy - never again will Leonora allow any man to capture her heart and break it. But Tristan is a seasoned campaigner who will not accept defeat, especially when a mysterious blackguard with dark designs on Leonora's family home gives him the perfect excuse to come to the lady's aid - as her protector, confidant, seducer...and husband.

Stephanie Laurens - Ein ​unmöglicher Gentleman
Miss ​Mary Alice Cynster hat ein Ziel: Nachdem ihre Schwester unter der Haube ist, will auch sie endlich den passenden Ehemann finden. Und sie weiß genau, wie er sein soll – nämlich keinesfalls so wie Ryder Cavanaugh, Marquess of Raventhorne! Dummerweise hat ausgerechnet dieser berüchtigte Charmeur ein Auge auf sie geworfen und umgarnt sie nach allen Regeln der Kunst. Mary würde natürlich nicht im Traum daran denken, diesen Schurken zu heiraten, auch wenn seine Küsse noch so verführerisch auf ihrer Haut prickeln …

Stephanie Laurens - The ​Reckless Bride
Four ​officers of the Crown, aided by Bastion Club member and Cynster alike, fight to bring down a dangerous enemy - and to win the loves of their lives ... Entrusted with vital evidence, Rafe takes the long way home to England - a journey made even longer and more perilous when he acquires some unwanted companions. After rescuing an old woman from thieves, he finds himself stuck with the woman's niece, Loretta. Unwilling to leave her to the Black Cobra's minions, he discovers he has a surprisingly fierce defender on his hands. Loretta is not quite certain what Rafe is up to, but it's clearly dangerous. Drawn to him, despite the obstacles he tries to place in their way, Loretta soon realises that this particular rake is the one for her. Brought together by fate and united by fiery passion, Rafe and Loretta pursue their shared destiny, as they race to bring down the Black Cobra - and begin their lives happily ever after ...

Stephanie Laurens - Titkos ​szeretők
Miután ​tíz esztendőn át titkos ügynökként harcolt a franciák elleni háborúban, Deverell Paignton vikomt hazatér, hogy a rangjához méltó feleséget keressen magának. Ehhez a főúri társaságokban járatos nagynénje segítségét kéri, aki egy ifjú, vidéki hölgyet ajánl a figyelmébe. Phoebe Mallesonnak kedvére van a jóképű udvarló, ám a házasság továbbra sem szerepel a csodaszép leány tervei között. Egy idő után azonban -az ismeretlen iránti kíváncsiságtól hajtva- megengedi a vikomtnak, hogy bevezesse őt a testi örömök világába. Azt reméli, hogy miután a férfi megkapja mindazt, amit akar, hamarosan már más hölgynek fogja csapni a szelet, és ő zavartalanul folytathatja titkos vállalkozását. Arra azonban nem számított, hogy Deverell halálosan belészeret, sőt kitartó nyomozása eredményeképpen fényt derít Phoebe legféltettebb titkára, amely egy rendkívül befolyásos személy érdeklődését is felkelti. Hamarosan veszélybe kerül a lány élete...

Stephanie Laurens - Four ​in Hand
She ​was unquestionably a lady. Still, that had never stopped him before. He could see that she was not, he thought, that young. Even better. Another twinge of pain from behind his eyes lent a harshness to his voice. "Who the devil are you?" In no way discomposed, she answered, "My name is Caroline Twinning. And if you really are the Duke of Twyford, then I'm very much afraid I'm your ward . . . " Max Rotherbridge couldn't believe it. Along with the dukedom of Twyford, he - London's most notorious rogue - had inherited wardship of four devilishly attractive sisters! Including the irresistible Caroline Twinning. The eldest Twinning was everything he had ever wanted in a woman, but even Max couldn't seduce his own ward . . . or could he? After all, he did have a substantial reputation to protect. And what better challenge than the one woman capable of stealing his heart? The first romances New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens ever read were those of Georgette Heyer, and romances set in Regency England continue to be her favorites. After escaping from the dry world of professional science, Stephanie took up writing such romances for her own pleasure. Four in Hand was one of the eight original Regency romances that she wrote before turning her hand to longer, historical romances set in the Regency period. Now residing in a leafy bayside suburb of Melbourne, Australia, Stephanie divides her free time between her husband, two teenage daughters and an affable idiot of a hound. She also enjoys gardening and needlework.

Stephanie Laurens - A ​Gentleman's Honour
The ​men of the Bastion Club thought they'd endured every danger known to man ... until they faced the perilous task of finding a wife. The season has yet to begin, and Anthony Blake, Viscount Torrington, is already a target for every matchmaking mama in London. But there is only one lady who sparks his interest... Desperate and penniless, but determined, Alicia plans to make an excellent match for her ravishing younger sister. But one moonlit stroll may prove Alicia's undoing when it leads to an accusation of murder. Every instinct Tony Blake possesses tells him that Alicia is innocent of serious wrongdoing. His social prominence will certainly work in her favour. But it is more than honour that compels Tony to protect her - and he will do everything in his seductive power to make Alicia his.

Stephanie Laurens - And ​Then She Fell
The ​only thing more troublesome than a Cynster man...is a Cynster lady who believes love is not her destiny. Famously known in London society as "The Matchbreaker," Henrietta Cynster's uncanny skill lies in preventing ill-fated nuptials - not in falling victim to Cupid's spell. But then she disrupts one match too many and feels honor-bound to assist dashing James Glossup in finding a suitable bride for a marriage of convenience. A task infernally complicated by the undeniable, unquenchable attraction that flares between James and Henrietta, who continues to believe she will never fall...

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