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Courtney Milan - Midnight Scandals
Welcome to Doyle's Grange, a charming house near the hills of Exmoor, where the garden is beautiful in every season, and the residents are respectable year-round. Except when the clock strikes midnight... One Starlit Night, by Carolyn Jewel Ten years away from Doyle's Grange isn't quite long enough for Viscount Northword to forget Portia Temple, or their passionate adolescent affair. Portia, however, is about to marry another man. Northword tells himself it is wrong to interfere in her life at this late hour, but interfere he cannot help, with his words, his body, and the truths of his heart. What Happened at Midnight, by Courtney Milan Fleeing the consequences of her father's embezzlement, Mary Chartley takes a position as a lady's companion, only to find herself a virtual prisoner at Doyle's Grange, her employer's house. And then the nightmare truly begins: the man she loves, who also happens to be the man from whom her father stole, shows up at her door seeking recompense. And not merely in pound sterling... A Dance in Moonlight, by Sherry Thomas After losing her childhood sweetheart to another woman, Isabelle Englewood is heartsick. But then something remarkable happens: Upon arriving at Doyle's Grange, her new home, she meets Ralston Fitzwilliam, who looks almost exactly like the man she cannot have. Come late at night, she tells him, so I can make love to you pretending that you are the one I love. Little does she realize what she is about to unleash...
Courtney Milan - Trial by Desire
Lady Kathleen Carhart knows all about imperfect marriages. For years, she has secretly helped women escape their violent husbands. She feels she owes it to womankind. After all, her husband is perfect: handsome, gentle, amusing...and best of all, he left the country three years ago. She isn't even bitter about that anymore. Mostly. When Ned Carhart returns in the middle of her most delicate operation to date, her life is thrown into turmoil. She'll do anything to preserve her secrets...even if it means risking her heart to the man who abandoned her once.
Courtney Milan - The Lady Always Wins
Railway financier Simon Davenant has waited seven years for a second chance with Virginia Croswell, his childhood sweetheart and best friend. He's not about to let his impending financial ruin destroy the opportunity. This time, he'll do anything he can to secure her hand in marriage--even if it means losing her heart for good.
Courtney Milan - Trade Me
Tina Chen just wants a degree and a job, so her parents never have to worry about making rent again. She has no time for Blake Reynolds, the sexy billionaire who stands to inherit Cyclone Technology. But when he makes an off-hand comment about what it means to be poor, she loses her cool and tells him he couldn’t last a month living her life. To her shock, Blake offers her a trade: She’ll get his income, his house, his car. In exchange, he’ll work her hours and send money home to her family. No expectations; no future obligations. But before long, they’re trading not just lives, but secrets, kisses, and heated nights together. No expectations might break Tina’s heart...but Blake’s secrets could ruin her life.
Courtney Milan - A Novella Collection
Four Previously Published Novellas…available now at one low price. The Governess Affair Three months ago, governess Serena Barton was sacked. Now she's demanding compensation from the man responsible: a petty, selfish duke. But it's not the duke she fears. Hugo Marshall handles all the duke's dirty business, and he's been ordered to get rid of her by fair means or foul. If only he didn't find her so compelling... A Kiss for Midwinter Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time. Still, no matter how hard she smiles, she can't forget the dark secret that nearly ruined her life. But someone else knows the truth of those dark days: the sarcastic Doctor Jonas Grantham. She wants nothing to do with him...or the butterflies that take flight in her stomach every time he looks her way... What Happened at Midnight Fleeing the consequences of her father's embezzlement, Mary Chartley takes a position as a lady's companion, only to find herself a virtual prisoner at Doyle's Grange, her employer's house. And then the nightmare truly begins: the man she loves, who also happens to be the man from whom her father stole, shows up at her door seeking recompense. And she has no way to pay him... The Lady Always Wins Railway financier Simon Davenant has waited seven years for a second chance with Virginia Croswell, his childhood sweetheart and best friend. He's not about to let his impending financial ruin destroy the opportunity. This time, he'll do anything he can to secure her hand in marriage--even if it means losing her heart for good
Courtney Milan - What Happened at Midnight
When John Mason discovers that his fiancée's father has embezzled thousands of pounds from their mutual business, he's furious. When Mary, his betrothed, flees, taking the money and all the evidence with her, he's outraged. He plans to bring the woman he once loved to account--and he’ll shed no tears when he does. But when he finds Mary, she's not living a life of luxury. Instead, she's, serving as a companion in exchange for a pittance. The more he attempts to untangle the truth, the more he remembers why he first loved Mary...and how much he wishes he could do so again.
Courtney Milan - Unraveled
Smite Turner is renowned for his single-minded devotion to his duty as a magistrate. But behind his relentless focus lies not only a determination to do what is right, but the haunting secrets of his past—secrets that he is determined to hide, even if it means keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Until the day an irresistible woman shows up as a witness in his courtroom… Miranda Darling isn’t in trouble…yet. But she’s close enough that when Turner threatens her with imprisonment if she puts one foot wrong, she knows she should run in the other direction. And yet no matter how forbidding the man seems on the outside, she can’t bring herself to leave. Instead, when he tries to push her away, she pushes right back—straight through his famous self-control, and into the heart of the passion that he has long hidden away…
Courtney Milan - Proof by Seduction
It's not easy for a woman with neither money nor family to make her own way in the world, but as one of London's premier fortune-tellers, Jenny Keeble has managed precisely that. All she has to do is smile sweetly, listen carefully, and tell her clients precisely what they want to hear. It works...until Gareth Carhart, the scientifically-minded Marquess of Blakely, decides to prove that she's a fraud. At first, all Gareth wants is to free his gullible cousin from Jenny's clutches. But he discovers that she's clever, spirited, beautiful, and not at all the conniving liar that he initially imagined. Still, there's nothing logical about his attraction to her, and so he refuses to give in to it. He's vowed to ruin her, so he will--even if he has to break his own heart in the process.
Courtney Milan - A Kiss for Midwinter
Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time. But no matter how hard she smiles, she can't forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation. Even though the worst of her indiscretion was kept secret, one other person knows the truth of those dark days: the sarcastic Doctor Jonas Grantham. She wants nothing to do with him... or the butterflies that take flight in her stomach every time he looks her way. Jonas Grantham has a secret, too: He's been in love with Lydia for more than a year. This winter, he's determined to conquer her dislike and win her for his own. It all starts with a wager and a kiss...
Courtney Milan - The Governess Affair
The start of a critically acclaimed historical romance series by New York Times bestselling author Courtney Milan... Hugo Marshall earned the nickname "the Wolf of Clermont" for his ruthless ambition--a characteristic that has served him well, elevating the coal miner's son to the right hand man of a duke. When he's ordered to get rid of a pestering governess by fair means or foul, it's just another day at work. But after everything Miss Serena Barton has been through at the hands of his employer, she is determined to make him pay. She won't let anyone stop her--not even the man that all of London fears. They might call Hugo Marshall the Wolf of Clermont, but even wolves can be brought to heel...
Courtney Milan - The Countess Conspiracy
Sebastian Malheur is the most dangerous sort of rake: an educated one. When he’s not scandalizing ladies in the bedchamber, he’s outraging proper society with his scientific theories. He’s desired, reviled, acclaimed, and despised—and he laughs through it all. Violet Waterfield, the widowed Countess of Cambury, on the other hand, is entirely respectable, and she’d like to stay that way. But Violet has a secret that is beyond ruinous, one that ties her irrevocably to England’s most infamous scoundrel: Sebastian’s theories aren’t his. They’re hers. So when Sebastian threatens to dissolve their years-long conspiracy, she’ll do anything to save their partnership...even if it means opening her vulnerable heart to the rake who could destroy it for good.
Courtney Milan - Az örökösnőhatás
Miss Jane Fairfield semmit sem csinál jól. Társaságban folyton sületlenségeket beszél - ráadásul megállás nélkül. Hiába kerülnek egy vagyonba, a ruhái csúfot űznek a divatból. Még a tekintélyes hozománya sem mentheti meg attól, hogy közutálat tárgya legyen. És pontosan ez a célja. Megtenne bármit, hajlandó lenne megalázkodni is, hogy hajadon maradhasson, és biztonságban tudhassa a húgát. Mr. Oliver Marshallnak pedig mindent jól kell csinálnia. Egy herceg balkézről született fia, aki szerény körülmények közt nevelkedett - és eltökélt célja, hogy hangot és hatalmat ad a közembereknek. Elég egy rossz lépés, és soha nem kapja meg az esélyt, hogy valóra válthassa az álmait. Semmi szüksége arra, hogy megmentsen egy botrányos nőt. Arra pedig végképp nincs szüksége, hogy belé szeressen. Ám van valami a bájos és merész Jane-ben, aminek képtelen ellenállni... még, ha ezzel tönkre is teszi mindkettejüket.
Courtney Milan - Alyssa Cole - Rose Lerner - Hamilton's Battalion
Love in the time of Hamilton… On October 14, 1781, Alexander Hamilton led a daring assault on Yorktown's defenses and won a decisive victory in America's fight for independence. Decades later, when Eliza Hamilton collected his soldiers' stories, she discovered that while the war was won at Yorktown, the battle for love took place on many fronts... PROMISED LAND by Rose Lerner Donning men's clothing, Rachel left her life behind to fight the British as Corporal Ezra Jacobs--but life catches up with a vengeance when she arrests an old love as a Loyalist spy. At first she thinks Nathan Mendelson hasn't changed one bit: he's annoying, he talks too much, he sticks his handsome nose where it doesn't belong, and he's self-righteously indignant just because Rachel might have faked her own death a little. She'll be lucky if he doesn't spill her secret to the entire Continental Army. Then Nathan shares a secret of his own, one that changes everything... THE PURSUIT OF... by Courtney Milan What do a Black American soldier, invalided out at Yorktown, and a British officer who deserted his post have in common? Quite a bit, actually. * They attempted to kill each other the first time they met. * They're liable to try again at some point in the five-hundred mile journey that they're inexplicably sharing. * They are not falling in love with each other. * They are not falling in love with each other. * They are.... Oh, no. THAT COULD BE ENOUGH by Alyssa Cole Mercy Alston knows the best thing to do with pesky feelings like "love" and "hope": avoid them at all cost. Serving as a maid to Eliza Hamilton, and an assistant in the woman's stubborn desire to preserve her late husband's legacy, has driven that point home for Mercy—as have her own previous heartbreaks. When Andromeda Stiel shows up at Hamilton Grange for an interview in her grandfather's stead, Mercy's resolution to live a quiet, pain-free life is tested by the beautiful, flirtatious, and entirely overwhelming dressmaker. Andromeda has staid Mercy reconsidering her worldview, but neither is prepared for love—or for what happens when it's not enough.
Courtney Milan - Talk Sweetly to Me
Nobody knows who Miss Rose Sweetly is, and she prefers it that way. She’s a shy, mathematically-minded shopkeeper’s daughter who dreams of the stars. Women like her only ever come to attention through scandal. She’ll take obscurity, thank you very much. All of England knows who Stephen Shaughnessy is. He’s an infamous advice columnist and a known rake. When he moves into the house next door to Rose, she discovers that he’s also wickedly funny, devilishly flirtatious, and heart-stoppingly handsome. But when he takes an interest in her mathematical work, she realizes that Mr. Shaughnessy isn’t just a scandal waiting to happen. He’s waiting to happen to her…and if she’s not careful, she’ll give in to certain ruination.
Courtney Milan - The Suffragette Scandal
An idealistic suffragette... Miss Frederica "Free" Marshall has put her heart and soul into her newspaper, known for its outspoken support of women's rights. Naturally, her enemies are intent on destroying her business and silencing her for good. Free refuses to be at the end of her rope...but she needs more rope, and she needs it now. ...a jaded scoundrel... Edward Clark's aristocratic family abandoned him to die in a war-torn land, so he survived the only way he could: by becoming a rogue and a first-class forger. When the same family that left him for dead vows to ruin Miss Marshall, he offers his help. So what if he has to lie to her? She's only a pawn to use in his revenge. ...and a scandal seven years in the making. But the irrepressible Miss Marshall soon enchants Edward. By the time he realizes that his cynical heart is hers, it's too late. The only way to thwart her enemies is to reveal his scandalous past...and once the woman he loves realizes how much he's lied to her, he'll lose her forever.
Courtney Milan - The Carhart Series
Courtney Milan’s Carhart series is now available in one boxed set. This set contains two full-length books and a novella. This Wicked Gift: Lavinia Spencer is too poor to be anything but practical. But when her younger brother lands himself in trouble, she has no choice but to do the unthinkable. She accepts the help of the dishonorable man that she's always wanted, even knowing that it might mean her ruination... Proof by Seduction: When Gareth Carhart discovers that his vulnerable young cousin is seeing a fortune teller, he vows to prove her a fraud. But he soon discovers that Jenny Keeble is far more than she appears to be, and before he knows it, he’s caught in her spell… Trial by Desire: Lady Kate Carhart has no use for the husband who left her years ago. But when he returns, disrupting her carefully-laid plans, she has no choice but to distract him…any way she can.
Courtney Milan - Seductive Starts
This box set contains three opening books from three of Courtney Milan’s brilliant historical romance series—a delicious way to discover this author. This set contains two full-length books and a novella. The Governess Affair: Three months ago, governess Serena Barton was sacked, and now she's demanding compensation from the man responsible: a petty, selfish duke. But it's not the duke she fears. Hugo Marshall handles all the duke's dirty business, and he's been ordered to get rid of her by fair means or foul. Now if only Hugo didn't find her so compelling.. Unveiled: When Ash Turner heads to Parford Manor to survey the dukedom he believes he has won from an old enemy, he’s not counting on Lady Margaret, the duke’s daughter, who has sworn to foil him at every turn. Proof by Seduction: When Gareth Carhart discovers that his vulnerable young cousin is seeing a fortune teller, he vows to prove her a fraud. But he soon discovers that Jenny Keeble is far more than she appears to be, and before he knows it, he’s caught in her spell…
Courtney Milan - Once Upon a Marquess
The last man Judith Worth wants to see again is Christian Trent, the Marquess of Ashford—the man who spent summers at her family home, who kissed her one magical night…and then heartlessly ruined her father. But when a tricky business matter arises, he’s the only one she can ask for help. With any luck, he’ll engage a servant to take care of the matter, and she won’t even have to talk with him. But Ashford has never forgotten Judith. He knows she will never forgive him for what he’s done, but when offered the chance to assist her, he arrives in person. His memory of Judith may have haunted him, but it pales in comparison to the reality of the vivacious, beautiful woman he rediscovers. Throughout his life, he has always done what is correct. But now, he finds himself doing something utterly wrong…falling in love with the one woman he can never have.
Mary Balogh - Nicola Cornick - Courtney Milan - The Heart of Christmas
A Handful of Gold A love story from New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh Not only is Julian Dare dashing and wealthy, but he's the heir to an earldom. So what do you get a man who has everything? Innocent and comely Verity Ewing plans on giving Julian her heart - the most precious gift of all. The Season for Suitors An original romance from Nicola Cornick After some close encounters with rakes in which she was nearly compromised, heiress Clara Davenport realizes that she needs some expert advice. And who better for the job than Sebastian Fleet, the most notorious rake in town? But the tutelage doesn't go quite as planned, as both Sebastian and Clara find it difficult to remain objective when it comes to lessons of the heart! This Wicked Gift An original romance from Courtney Milan Lavinia Spencer has been saving her hard-earned pennies to provide her family with Christmas dinner. Days before the holiday, her brother is swindled, leaving them owing more than they can ever repay. Until a mysterious benefactor offers to settle the debt. Innocent Lavinia is stunned by what the dashing William White wants in return. Will she exchange a wicked gift for her family's fortune?
Courtney Milan - The Turner Series
Courtney Milan’s critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling Turner series is now available in one boxed set. This set contains three full-length books and a novella. Unveiled: When Ash Turner heads to Parford Manor to survey the dukedom he believes he has won from an old enemy, he’s not counting on Lady Margaret, the duke’s daughter, who has sworn to foil him at every turn. Unlocked: Elaine Warren has resigned herself to life as a spinster and a wallflower, but when Evan Carlton, the Earl of Westfeld, returns after a long absence, she’s afraid that he plans to torment her as he did before. This time, though, she vows to show him that wallflowers can fight back… Unclaimed: Sir Mark Turner wrote the book on chastity—literally. Who better to bring him to ruin, then, than Jessica Farleigh, the courtesan hired to destroy his reputation? Unraveled: Smite Turner is dedicated to his duty as magistrate, and he’ll stick to it…no matter how harsh he must be with the woman who shows up in his courtroom in disguise.
Courtney Milan - A szüfrazsett botrány
Miss Frederica „Free” Marshall szívét-lelkét beleadja az újságba, amely a nők egyenjogúságáért emel szót. Az ellenségei meg természetesen abba, hogy ellehetetlenítsék a törekvések sikerét, és elhallgattassák a mozgalmát. De Free nem engedi, hogy megtörjék. Edward Clarkot arisztokrata családja egy háború sújtotta helyen hagyta meghalni. Túl kellett élnie, bármi áron. Csaló és elsőrangú hamisító lett belőle. Amikor ugyanez a család akarja tönkretenni Miss Marshallt, a férfi felajánlja segítségét a hölgynek. Lehet, hogy hazudnia kell, de így legalább bosszút állhat mindenért.
Courtney Milan - A grófné titka
SEBASTIAN MALHEUR A LEGVESZÉLYESEBB ÉLVHAJHÁSZ: AZ INTELLIGENS FAJTÁBÓL VALÓ. Ha éppen nem hölgyeket becstelenít meg a hálószobájában, akkor tudományos előadásokkal borzolja a társadalom kedélyeit. Egyszerre vonzó és megvetett, szidalmazott és elismert, de ő csak nevet az egészen. VIOLET WATERFIELD, CAMBURY ÖZVEGY GRÓFNÉJA EZZEL SZEMBEN TISZTELETRE MÉLTÓ ÉLETET ÉL, ÉS SZERETNÉ, HA EZ ÍGY IS MARADNA. De Violetnek van egy végzetes titka, amely visszavonhatatlanul Anglia legbecstelenebb gazemberéhez köti: Sebastian elméletei ugyanis valójában az ő tudományos felfedezései. Így amikor Sebastian úgy dönt, felfedi többéves összeesküvésüket, a lány mindent megtesz, hogy megőrizze a szövetséget. Még akkor is, ha ez azt jelenti, hogy meg kell nyitnia a férfi előtt sebezhető szívét.
Courtney Milan - Unveiled
Ash Turner has waited a lifetime to seek revenge on the man who ruined his family - and now the time for justice has arrived. At Parford Manor, he intends to take his place as the rightful heir to the dukedom and settle an old score with the current duke once and for all. But instead he finds himself drawn to a tempting beauty who has the power to undo all his dreams of vengeance… Lady Margaret knows she should despise the man who's stolen her fortune and her father's legacy - the man she's been ordered to spy on in the guise of a nurse. Yet the more she learns about the new duke, the less she can resist his smoldering appeal. Soon Margaret and Ash find themselves torn between old loyalties - and the tantalizing promise of passion…
Courtney Milan - The Heiress Effect
Miss Jane Fairfield can't do anything right. When she's in company, she always says the wrong thing - and rather too much of it. No matter how costly they are, her gowns fall on the unfortunate side of fashion. Even her immense dowry can't save her from being an object of derision. And that's precisely what she wants. She'll do anything, even risk humiliation, if it means she can stay unmarried and keep her sister safe. Mr. Oliver Marshall has to do everything right. He's the bastard son of a duke, raised in humble circumstances - and he intends to give voice and power to the common people. If he makes one false step, he'll never get the chance to accomplish anything. He doesn't need to come to the rescue of the wrong woman. He certainly doesn't need to fall in love with her. But there's something about the lovely, courageous Jane that he can't resist... even though it could mean the ruin of them both.
Courtney Milan - The Duchess War
Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly—so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at least they don’t get trampled. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention. But that is precisely what she gets. Because Robert Blaisdell, the Duke of Clermont, is not fooled. When Minnie figures out what he’s up to, he realizes there is more to her than her spectacles and her quiet ways. And he’s determined to lay her every secret bare before she can discover his. But this time, one shy miss may prove to be more than his match…
Courtney Milan - A hercegné háborúja
Néha a szerelem csak véletlen. Ám ez esetben: taktika. Minerva Lane csöndes, szemüveges nebáncsvirág, és mindent elkövet azért, hogy észrevétlenül meghúzódhasson a sarokban. Amikor legutóbb a figyelem középpontjába került, csúnyán megjárta - olyan csúnyán, hogy nevet változtatott, és elmenekült botrányos múltja elől. Lehet, hogy nem a nebáncsvirág a legpompásabb növény, de legalább nem szakítják le. Ezért amikor egy jóképű herceg érkezik a városba, a legkevésbé sem szeretné felhívni magára a figyelmét. Ám végül pontosan ez történik. Mert Robert Blaisdellt, Clermont hercegét nem lehet lóvá tenni. Amikor Minnie kitalálja, hogy a férfi miben mesterkedik, a herceg azonnal rájön, hogy a csöndesség és a szemüveg mögött valami egészen különleges dolog rejtőzik. Elhatározza, hogy felfedi a lány titkait. Ám ezúttal kiderül, hogy egy szégyenlős hajadon képes keresztülhúzni minden számítását...
Courtney Milan - Unlocked
A perpetual wallflower destined for spinsterhood, Lady Elaine Warren is resigned to her position in society. So when Evan Carlton, the powerful, popular Earl of Westfeld, singles her out upon his return to England, she knows what it means. Her former tormenter is up to his old tricks, and she’s his intended victim. This time, though, the earl is going to discover that wallflowers can fight back. Evan has come to regret his cruel, callow past. At first, he only wants to make up for past wrongs. But when Elaine throws his initial apology in his face, he finds himself wanting more. And this time, what torments him might be love…
Courtney Milan - Unclaimed
HER ONLY HOPE FOR SURVIVAL... Handsome, wealthy and respected, Sir Mark Turner is the most sought-after bachelor in all of London—and he’s known far and wide for his irreproachable character. But behind his virtuous reputation lies a passionate nature he keeps carefully in check… until he meets the beautiful Jessica Farleigh, the woman he’s waited for all his life. IS TO RUIN THE MAN SHE LOVES... But Jessica is a courtesan, not the genteel lady Sir Mark believes. Desperate to win free of a life she despises, she seizes her chance when Mark’s enemies make her an offer she can’t refuse: Seduce Mark and tarnish his good name, and a princely sum will be hers. Yet as she comes to know the man she’s sworn to destroy, Jessica will be forced to choose between the future she needs—and the love she knows is impossible.
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