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Tessa Dare - How ​to Catch a Wild Viscount
Luke ​Trenton, Viscount Merritt, returned from war a changed man. Battle stripped away his civility and brought out his inner beast. There is no charm or tenderness in him now; only dark passions and a hardened soul. He has nothing to offer the starry-eyed, innocent girl who pledged her heart to him four years ago. But Cecily Hale isn't a girl any longer. She's grown into a woman--one who won't be pushed away. She and Luke are guests at a house party when a local legend captures their friends' imaginations. While the others plunge into the forest on a wild goose...er, stag chase, Cecily's on the hunt for a man. She has only a few moonlit nights to reach the real Luke...the wounded heart she knows still beats inside the war-ravaged body...or she could lose him to the darkness forever. This is a novella of approximately 20,000 words, or 80 pages. It was originally published under the title The Legend of the Werestag.

Tessa Dare - Powiedz ​"tak" Markizowi
„Iskrzący ​humorem i kipiący emocjami romans mistrzyni gatunku”. – „Kirkus Reviews” Powieść uhonorowana nagrodą Czytelniczek Czasopisma „Romantic Times”, finalistka nagrody RITA dla najlepszego romansu historycznego Cykl Zamki szczęśliwej miłości: Piękne damy i przystojni dżentelmeni dziedziczą je, wygrywają, kupują lub zdobywają podstępem. I przeżywają w nich niebezpieczne i romantyczne przygody… Lady Clio Whitmore miała siedemnaście lat, gdy zaręczyła się z markizem Granville. Minęło osiem lat… i wciąż jest narzeczoną. I obiektem żartów salonów. Ma tego dość. Ileż czasu może czekać na mężczyznę, który woli podróże niż życie małżeńskie? I czy w ogóle musi czekać? Zwłaszcza że właśnie odziedziczyła wspaniały zamek. Postanawia zerwać zaręczyny. Nie spodziewa się, że największą przeszkodą stanie się nie jej narzeczony, lecz jego brat – owiany skandalem i wykluczony z salonów Rafe Brandon.

Tessa Dare - Ich ​obietnice
Nowy ​bestseller z Top 10 „New York Timesa” „Zmysłowe, wdzięczne i rozkosznie zabawne”. „Library Journal” Książę Ashbury wrócił z wojny z ranami na ciele i duszy. Odsunął się od świata, zamknął w swym londyńskim pałacu. Lecz rodowy obowiązek nakazuje mu zapewnić ciągłość rodu. A zatem książę potrzebuje żony. I oto w jego bibliotece pojawia się Emma Gladstone… ubrana w ślubną suknię. Emma, mistrzyni krawiectwa, jest młoda, ale odebrała już od życia kilka trudnych lekcji. Książęta są tylko w bajkach. A dobre wróżki, jeżeli nawet istnieją, omijają ją starannie. Dziewczyna może liczyć tylko na siebie. I dlatego Emma przychodzi do księcia po zwrot pieniędzy za suknię uszytą dla jego narzeczonej. Jego byłej narzeczonej… Nieoczekiwanie książę proponuje Emmie małżeństwo. Ale stawia cztery osobliwe warunki. Emma przyjmuje propozycję… Ale stawia własne warunki. Tessa Dare to jedna z najpopularniejszych i najbardziej lubianych autorek romansu historycznego. Jej pełne wdzięku i humoru, inteligentne, seksowne powieści podbijają serca czytelniczek w 20 krajach. W USA wchodzą na listy bestsellerów. Są laureatkami najbardziej prestiżowych nagród gatunku: RITA Award i Nagrody Czytelniczek Czasopisma „Romantic Times”, i zdobywają coraz większą popularność. Ich obietnice, pierwsza powieść z nowego bestsellerowego cyklu „Dziewczyna spotyka księcia”, zadebiutowała na 6. miejscu listy „USA Today” i 8. „New York Timesa”.

Tessa Dare - Ich ​gwiazdy
Druga ​powieść z cyklu "Dziewczyna spotyka księcia" rozpoczętego bestsellerem New York Timesa "Ich obietnice". Nowy bestseller laureatki najbardziej prestiżowych nagród: RITA i Nagrody Czytelniczek Czasopisma Romantic Times. "Ten namiętny romans zachwyca wdziękiem, sercem i humorem". Kirkus Review Kiedy Alexandra Mountbatten traci pracę, podejmuje się iście niewykonalnego zadania: wychowania dwóch osieroconych rozpuszczonych dziewczynek na damy. Lecz dzieci wcale nie potrzebują dyscypliny. Potrzebują miłości. Ale ta prosta prawda nie dociera do ich opiekuna, Chase'a Reynauda dziedzica książęcego tytułu i wcielonego diabła w łóżku. Alexandra musi przemówić mu do serca i nie stracić swego. Jak każdy szanujący się libertyn Chase ma tylko jedną zasadę: żadnych związków. Kiedy uparta guwernantka zaczyna reformować jego życie, on też postanawia ją czegoś nauczyć to, co sam umie najlepiej: rozkoszy. Żadne z nich nie zamierza się poddać. Ale jak to zwykle bywa, wszystko idzie nie tak!

Tessa Dare - The ​Wallflower Wager
Another ​scintillating romance from USA Today bestselling author Tessa Dare. “Prepare to fall in love.”—Julia Quinn They call him the Duke of Ruin. To an undaunted wallflower, he’s just the beast next door. Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now he wants to get even. Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart. When her imposing—and attractive—new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes. Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens? And a two-legged dog. And a foul-mouthed parrot. And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog... Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon he’s covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving him. Not if he ruins her first.

Tessa Dare - A ​Week to Be Wicked
When ​a devilish lord and a bluestocking set off on the road to ruin...time is not on their side. Minerva Highwood, one of Spindle Cove's confirmed spinsters, needs to be in Scotland. Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, a rake of the first order, needs to be...anywhere but Spindle Cove. These unlikely partners have one week to • fake an elopement • convince family and friends they're in "love" • outrun armed robbers • survive their worst nightmares • travel four hundred miles without killing each other All while sharing a very small carriage by day and an even smaller bed by night. What they don't have time for is their growing attraction. Much less wild passion. And heaven forbid they spend precious hours baring their hearts and souls. Suddenly one week seems like exactly enough time to find a world of trouble. And maybe...just maybe...love.

Tessa Dare - Godess ​of the Hunt
In ​this lush and seductive novel, exciting new author Tessa Dare takes desire to brazen heights. Ever the bold adventuress, Lucy Waltham has decided to go hunting for a husband. But first she needs some target practice. So she turns to her brother’s best friend, Jeremy Trescott, the Earl of Kendall, to hone her seductive wiles on him before setting her sights on another man. But her practice kisses spark a smoldering passion–one that could send all her plans up in smoke. Jeremy has an influential title, a vast fortune, and a painful past full of long-buried secrets. He keeps a safe distance from his own emotions, but to distract Lucy from her reckless scheming, he must give his passions free rein. Their sensual battle of wills is as maddening as it is delicious, but the longer he succeeds in managing the headstrong temptress, the closer Jeremy comes to losing control. When scandal breaks, can he bring himself to abandon Lucy to her ruin? Or will he risk his heart and claim her for his own?

Tessa Dare - The ​Duchess Deal
When ​girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules… Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do. His terms are simple: - They will be husband and wife by night only. - No lights, no kissing. - No questions about his battle scars. - Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again. But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own: - They will have dinner together every evening. - With conversation. - And unlimited teasing. - Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…

Tessa Dare - Any ​Duchess Will Do
What’s ​a duke to do, when the girl who’s perfectly wrong becomes the woman he can’t live without? Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season--or any season--but his diabolical mother abducts him to “Spinster Cove” and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl. Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn’t dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week’s employment. Her duties are simple: submit to his mother’s “duchess training"...and fail miserably. But in London, Pauline isn’t a miserable failure. She’s a brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure--a woman who ignites Griff’s desire and soothes the darkness in his soul. Keeping Pauline by his side won’t be easy. Even if Society could accept a serving girl duchess--can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him with her heart?

Tessa Dare - Once ​Upon a Winter's Eve
Some ​wallflowers bloom at night… Violet Winterbottom is a quiet girl. She speaks six languages, but seldom raises her voice. She endured bitter heartbreak in perfect silence. The gentlemen aren’t beating down her door. Until the night of the Spindle Cove Christmas ball, when a mysterious stranger crashes into the ballroom and collapses at Violet’s feet. His coarse attire and near-criminal good looks would put any sensible young lady on her guard. He’s wet, chilled, bleeding, and speaking in an unfamiliar tongue. Only Violet understands him. And she knows he’s not what he seems. She has one night to draw forth the secrets of this dangerously handsome rogue. Is he a smuggler? A fugitive? An enemy spy? She needs answers by sunrise, but her captive would rather seduce than confess. To learn his secrets, Violet must reveal hers—and open herself to adventure, passion, and the unthinkable… Love.

Tessa Dare - Lord ​Dashwood Missed Out
A ​snowstorm hath no fury like a spinster scorned! Miss Elinora Browning grew up yearning for the handsome, intelligent lord-next-door...but he left England without a word of farewell. One night, inspired by a bit too much sherry, Nora poured out her heartbreak on paper. Lord Dashwood Missed Out was a love letter to every young lady who'd been overlooked by gentlemen--and an instant bestseller. Now she's on her way to speak in Spindle Cove when snowy weather delays her coach. She's forced to wait out the storm with the worst possible companion: Lord Dashwood himself. And he finally seems to have noticed her. George Travers, Lord Dashwood, has traveled the globe as a cartographer. He returned to England with the goal of marrying and creating an heir-only to find his reputation shredded by an audacious, vexingly attractive bluestocking and her poison pen. Lord Dashwood Missed Out, his arse. Since Nora Browning seems to believe he overlooked the passion of a lifetime, Dash challenges her to prove it. She has one night.

Tessa Dare - The ​Governess Game
He’s ​been a bad, bad rake—and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson The accidental governess. After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart... without risking her own. The infamous rake. Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education—in pleasure. That should prove he can’t be tamed. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Soon the walls around Chase’s heart are crumbling... and he’s in danger of falling, hard.

Tessa Dare - Wymarzony ​narzeczony
Tom ​3 cyklu Zamki szczęśliwej miłości po powieściach Romantyczny książę i Powiedz „tak” markizowi Piękne damy i przystojni dżentelmeni dziedziczą je, wygrywają, kupują lub zdobywają podstępem. I przeżywają w nich niebezpieczne i romantyczne przygody… Miss Madeline Gracechurch wspaniale maluje, ale zupełnie nie radzi sobie w kontaktach z dżentelmenami. Jest pewna, że jej debiut na londyńskich salonach będzie zupełną porażką, a ona sama na zawsze straci szanse na znalezienie męża. Robi więc to, co od wieków robi każda nieśmiała, niepewna siebie młoda dama: wymyśla sobie ukochanego. Przystojnego, honorowego Szkota, zakochanego w niej bez pamięci… Pisze do wyimaginowanego kapitana MacKenzie długie listy i wszystko przebiega zgodnie z planem. Do dnia, kiedy w jej drzwiach staje prawdziwy kapitan MacKenzie – przystojny jak grzech, choć może nie aż tak bardzo honorowy. „Czarowne, zmysłowe, błyskotliwe”. „Kirkus Reviews”

Tessa Dare - Romantyczny ​książę
Część ​pierwsza cyklu Zamki szczęśliwej miłości o pięknych damach i przystojnych dżentelmenach, którzy dziedziczą je, wygrywają, kupują lub zdobywają podstępem. I przeżywają w nich niebezpieczne i romantyczne przygody… Izolda Ofelia Goodnight ma dwadzieścia sześć lat, romantyczne usposobienie i wiele niespełnionych marzeń. Jej ojciec, autor poczytnych opowieści o pięknych dziewicach i dzielnych rycerzach, zmarł, nie zostawiwszy jej środków do życia. Kiedy więc Izzy dostaje niespodziewany spadek, nie posiada się z radości… która szybko gaśnie, gdy okazuje się, że jest nim ponure zamczysko. Z ponurym księciem w środku, który twierdzi, że jest jego jedynym właścicielem. I pozwala jej zostać tylko na jedną noc…

Tessa Dare - Say ​Yes to the Marquess
Your ​presence is requested at romantic Twill Castle for the wedding of Miss Clio Whitmore and ... and ...? After eight years of waiting for Piers Brandon, the wandering Marquess of Granville, to set a wedding date, Clio Whitmore has had enough. She's inherited a castle, scraped together some pride, and made plans to break her engagement. Not if Rafe Brandon can help it. A ruthless prizefighter and notorious rake, Rafe is determined that Clio will marry his brother--even if he has to plan the dratted wedding himself. So how does a hardened fighter cure a reluctant bride's cold feet? He starts with flowers. A wedding can't have too many flowers. Or harps. Or cakes. He lets her know she'll make a beautiful, desirable bride--and tries not to picture her as his. He doesn't kiss her. If he kisses her, he definitely doesn't kiss her again. When all else fails, he puts her in a stunning gown. And vows not to be nearby when the gown comes off. And no matter what--he doesn't fall in disastrous, hopeless love with the one woman he can never call his own.

Tessa Dare - When ​a Scot Ties the Knot
On ​the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shyly pretty and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart. A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter … and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely. Until years later, when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh. The real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstep—handsome as anything, but not entirely honorable. He’s wounded, jaded, in possession of her letters… and ready to make good on every promise Maddie never expected to keep.

Tessa Dare - Beauty ​and the Blacksmith
At ​last, Diana gets a romance of her own! But with the last man anyone in Spindle Cove expects… Beautiful and elegant, Miss Diana Highwood is destined to marry a wealthy, well-placed nobleman. At least, that’s what her mother has loudly declared to everyone in Spindle Cove. But Diana’s not excited by dukes and lords. The only man who makes her heart pound is the village blacksmith, Aaron Dawes. By birth and fortune, they couldn’t be more wrong for each other…but during stolen, steamy moments in his forge, his strong hands feel so right. Is their love forged strong enough to last, or are they just playing with fire?

Tessa Dare - A ​Lady of Persuasion
Tessa ​Dare spins a witty, wanton tale of passion and conquest, as a reformer and a rake find unexpected love. Only one thing could convince Sir Tobias Aldridge, an incorrigible libertine, to profess undying fidelity to a woman he’s just met. Revenge. What better way to get back at an enemy than by stealing the scoundrel’s sister? Not that Toby finds it a chore, seducing a beguiling, sultry beauty freshly arrived from the West Indies. When the prize is Isabel Grayson, vengeance is doubly rewarding. Isabel is determined to marry a wealthy, powerful lord and become a lady of influence, using her rank and fortune to fight social injustice. Sir Toby, with his paltry title and infamous reputation, is unsuitable husband material–but he makes her blood race, her heart pound, and her long-buried passions come to the surface. If she can reform the charming devil, she’ll get exactly what she craves: society’s respect. But it’s a dangerous gamble. For if Toby wins this battle of persuasion, Isabel could lose her heart.

Tessa Dare - One ​Dance with a Duke
In ​One Dance with a Duke—the first novel in Tessa Dare’s delightful new trilogy—secrets and scandals tempt the irresistible rogues of the Stud Club to gamble everything for love. A handsome and reclusive horse breeder, Spencer Dumarque, the fourth Duke of Morland, is a member of the exclusive Stud Club, an organization so select it has only ten members—yet membership is attainable to anyone with luck. And Spencer has plenty of it, along with an obsession with a prize horse, a dark secret, and, now, a reputation as the dashing “Duke of Midnight.” Each evening he selects one lady for a breathtaking midnight waltz. But none of the women catch his interest, and nobody ever bests the duke—until Lady Amelia d’Orsay tries her luck. In a moment of desperation, the unconventional beauty claims the duke’s dance and unwittingly steals his heart. When Amelia demands that Spencer forgive her scapegrace brother’s debts, she never imagines that her game of wits and words will lead to breathless passion and a steamy proposal. Still, Spencer is a man of mystery, perhaps connected to the shocking murder of the Stud Club’s founder. Will Amelia lose her heart in this reckless wager or win everlasting love?

Tessa Dare - A ​Night to Surrender
Welcome ​to Spindle Cove, where the ladies with delicate constitutions come for the sea air, and men in their prime are... nowhere to be found. Or are they? Spindle Cove is the destination of choice for certain types of well-bred young ladies: the painfully shy, young wives disenchanted with matrimony, and young girls too enchanted with the wrong men; it is a haven for those who live there. Victor Bramwell, the new Earl of Rycliff, knows he doesn't belong here. So far as he can tell, there's nothing in this place but spinsters... and sheep. But he has no choice, he has orders to gather a militia. It's a simple mission, made complicated by the spirited, exquisite Susanna Finch—a woman who is determined to save her personal utopia from the invasion of Bram's makeshift army. Susanna has no use for aggravating men; Bram has sworn off interfering women. The scene is set for an epic battle... but who can be named the winner when both have so much to lose?

Tessa Dare - A ​Lady by Midnight
A ​temporary engagement, a lifetime in the making . . . After years of fending for herself, Kate Taylor found friendship and acceptance in Spindle Cove - but she never stopped yearning for love. The very last place she'd look for it is in the arms of Corporal Thorne. The militia commander is as stone cold as he is brutally handsome. But when mysterious strangers come searching for Kate, Thorne steps forward as her fiancé. He claims to have only Kate's safety in mind. So why is there smoldering passion in his kiss? Long ago, Samuel Thorne devoted his life to guarding Kate's happiness. He wants what's best for her, and he knows it's not marriage to a man like him. To outlast their temporary engagement, he must keep his hands off her tempting body and lock her warm smiles out of his withered heart. It's the toughest battle of this hardened warrior's life . . . and the first he seems destined to lose.

Tessa Dare - Romancing ​the Duke
In ​the first in Tessa Dare's captivating Castles Ever After series, a mysterious fortress is the setting for an unlikely love . . . As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities. And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one. Ugly duckling turned swan? Abducted by handsome highwayman? Rescued from drudgery by charming prince? No, no, and… Heh. Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed?

Tessa Dare - Surrender ​of a Siren
New ​author Tessa Dare takes passion to the high seas in this steamy tale of a runaway bride and a devilishly disarming privateer. Desperate to escape a loveless marriage and society’s constraints, pampered heiress Sophia Hathaway jilts her groom, packs up her paints and sketchbook, and assumes a new identity, posing as a governess to secure passage on the Aphrodite. She wants a life of her own: unsheltered, unconventional, uninhibited. But it’s one thing to sketch her most wanton fantasies, and quite another to face the dangerously handsome libertine who would steal both her virtue and her gold. To any well-bred lady, Benedict “Gray” Grayson is trouble in snug-fitting boots. A conscienceless scoundrel who sails the seas for pleasure and profit, Gray lives for conquest–until Sophia’s perception and artistry stir his heart. Suddenly he’ll brave sharks, fire, storm, and sea just to keep her at his side. She’s beautiful, refined, and ripe for seduction. Could this counterfeit governess be a rogue’s redemption? Or will the runaway heiress’s secrets destroy their only chance at love?

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