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Eloisa James - Éjféli ​csók
Kate ​egy bálon megismerkedik a vonzó Gabriellel, ám mindketten tudják, hogy az egymás iránt érzett ellenállhatatlan vonzalmuk nem vezet sehová. A férfi ugyanis egy másik nő jegyese.

Eloisa James - Szelíd ​szépség
Linnet ​igazi Szépség. A báli szezon legszebbjeként ahhoz mehetne feleségül, akihez csak akar, ám egy ártatlan flört és egy rossz döntés mindent megváltoztat. Jó hírén folt esik, így nincs más választása, mint hogy hozzámenjen a rossz természetéről elhíresült őrgrófhoz, Piers Yelvertonhoz, a Szörnyeteghez. Ehhez azonban először meg kell győznie a férfit arról, hogy elvegye… Piers egy gyermekkori sérülés miatt mogorva, magának való ember lett, akiről azt pletykálják, képtelen bensőséges kapcsolatot kialakítani a nőkkel, és mindenféle asszonyi vonzerőnek ellenáll. A talpraesett Linnetet azonban nem olyan fából faragták, hogy meghátráljon a kihívások elől. Két hetet ad magának arra, hogy elérje, a világtól elzárt walesi kastélyban élő férfi visszavonhatatlanul belészeressen… Ám a lány egyvalamivel nem számol: hogy kettejük párbajában elveszítheti a szívét… Eloisa James (Éjféli csók) legújabb regényében a Szépség és a Szörnyeteg találkozásának lehetünk tanúi, végigizgulhatjuk ennek a káprázatosan fordulatos és humoros regénynek minden pillanatát: vajon a Szépség megszelídíti a grófot, vagy a Szörnyeteg végérvényesen darabokra töri Linnet szívét és álmát, hogy ő is megtalálja a boldogságot?

Eloisa James - Az ​én hercegem
Az ​elképesztően intelligens és jóképű, ám a lelkében sötét tragédia emlékét őrző Tarquin, Sconce nagyhatalmú hercege tisztában van vele, hogy a mutatós és divatosan karcsú Georgiana Lytton megfelelő hercegné lenne a számára. Akkor hát miért kalandoznak a gondolatai állandóan a lány ikertestvérére, a gömbölyded, akaratos és a társadalmi normákra teljességgel fittyet hányó Oliviára? A lány nemcsak hogy egy másik férfi jegyese, de közte és a herceg között kibontakozó illetlen - ámde részegítő - románc egyértelművé teszi, hogy nem válna jó hercegné belőle. Tarquin eltökélte ugyan, hogy rangjához méltó feleséget választ, mégsem tudja kizárni a gondolataiból Oliviát. Amikor pedig úgy tűnik, a logika és a kötelesség már-már győzedelmeskedik a szenvedélyen, a herceg lassan ráébred, hogy a tökéletességnek vajmi kevés köze van a szerelemhez... Eloisa James (Szelíd szépség, Éjféli csók) legújabb regényében a már jól ismert Borsószem királykisasszony című mese elevenedik meg új, izgalmas, érzelmekkel és szenvedéllyel teli, ugyanakkor igazán szórakoztató köntösben.

Eloisa James - Desperate ​Duchesses
It ​is Spring 1783... Jemma, Duchess of Beaumont, has just returned from Paris and is planning to shock all of London High Society - not to mention horrify her husband - with scandalous soirees and a debauched Grand Ball. But irritating her husband comes naturally, and she needs a challenge. When her country cousin Lady Roberta St. Giles asks for help seducing the Duke of Villiers into marriage, Jemma jumps at the chance. She transforms Roberta into the most delicious and desirable woman in town. Then she lures Villiers to the house, ostensibly to play chess. But the plan backfires. Villiers responds enthusiastically to Jemma's challenge and, ignoring Roberta or indeed Jemma's husband, offers her a match - the third game of which is to be played blindfolded. And in bed.

Eloisa James - The ​Duke Is Mine
Tarquin, ​the powerful Duke of Sconce, knows perfectly well that the decorous and fashionably slender Georgiana Lytton will make him a proper duchess. So why can’t he stop thinking about her twin sister, the curvy, headstrong, and altogether unconventional Olivia? Not only is Olivia betrothed to another man, but their improper, albeit intoxicating, flirtation makes her unsuitability all the more clear. Determined to make a perfect match, he methodically cuts Olivia from his thoughts, allowing logic and duty to triumph over passion…Until, in his darkest hour, Tarquin begins to question whether perfection has anything to do with love. To win Olivia's hand he would have to give up all the beliefs he holds most dear, and surrender heart, body and soul… Unless it’s already too late.

Eloisa James - Kiss ​me, Annabel
The ​RULES OF MARRIAGE...according to Miss Annabel Essex A husband must be: RICH. Make that very rich. She's had enough of leaky roofs and thread-worn clothing. ENGLISH. London is the center of the civilized world, and Annabel has a passion for silk and hot water. AMIABLE. Good-looking would be nice, but not necessary. Same for intelligent. Isn't she lucky? She's found just the man! And her chosen spouse is nothing like the impoverished Scottish Earl of Ardmore, who has nothing but his gorgeous eyes, his brain -- and his kisses -- to recommend him. So what cruel twist of fate put her in a carriage on her way to Scotland with just that impoverished earl and all the world thinking they're man and wife? Sleeping in the same bed? Not to mention the game of words started by the earl -- in which the prize is a kiss. And the forfeit... Well. They are almost married, after all!

Eloisa James - When ​Beauty Tamed the Beast
Piers ​Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. He's a Beast. Miss Linnet Thynne is one of the most exquisite young ladies ever to grace London's ballrooms. She's a Beauty. But wait—there's more! Piers is a doctor: brilliant, lame, and impossible to get along with. There's a version of him on Fox TV, named after a habitation. Linnet has been involved in a scandalous flirtation with a prince, and everyone in the ton thinks she's carrying a royal child: she needs a husband. Linnet estimates it will take two weeks—at the outside—to bring the earl to his knees. Piers knows that he will never fall in love, and definitely never marry.

Eloisa James - The ​Ugly Duchess
Theodora ​Saxby is the last woman anyone expects the gorgeous James Ryburn, heir to the Duchy of Ashbrook, to marry. But after a romantic proposal before the prince himself, even practical Theo finds herself convinced of her soon-to-be duke's passion. Still, the tabloids give the marriage six months. Theo would have given it a lifetime . . . until she discovers that James desires not her heart, and certainly not her countenance, but her dowry. Society was shocked by their wedding, but it's scandalized by their separation. James heads to sea where he becomes a notorious pirate, and Theo builds their estate into a flourishing concern. Back from the seas, a scandalous tattoo of a poppy under one eye, James now faces the battle of his lifetime: convincing Theo that he loved the duckling who blossomed into the swan. Theo will quickly find that for a man with the soul of a pirate, all's fair in love - or war.

Eloisa James - Fool ​for Love
The ​Woman Lady Henrietta Maclellan longs for the romantic swirl of a London season. But as a rusticating country maiden, she has always kept her sensuous nature firmly under wraps -- until she meets Simon Darby. Simon makes her want to whisper promises late at night, exchange kisses on a balcony, receive illicit love notes. So Henrietta lets her imagination soar and writes… The Letter A very steamy love letter that becomes shockingly public. Everyone supposes that he has written it to her, but the truth hardly matters in the face of the scandal to come if they don't marry at once. But nothing has quite prepared Henrietta for the pure sensuality of… The Man Simon has vowed he will never turn himself into a fool over a woman. So, while debutantes swoon as he disdainfully strides past the lovely ladies of the ton, he ignores them all…until Henrietta. Could it be possible that he has been the foolish one all along?

Eloisa James - Pleasure ​for Pleasure
Fueled ​by the knowledge that notoriety is better than failure, witty, unconventional Josie does what no proper young lady should - she challenges fate. She discards her corset and flirts outrageously. She attends the horse races and allows an arrogant rakehell to whisk her behind the stables for a surreptitious kiss . . . and is caught! She doesn't want to marry the young hellion - but who's to help? Her chaperone keeps disappearing for mysterious appointments; her guardian is on his wedding trip; and his friend the Earl of Mayne is too busy staring into the eyes of his exquisite French fiancé. Can a marriage forced by stuffy convention and unwilling desire become the match of the season?

Eloisa James - Once ​Upon a Tower
To ​win her love... As an extremely wealthy laird, Gowan Stoughton, Duke of Kinross, can have any of the maidens at the ball he attends. The only problem is they are all English and Gowan is not so certain they are suitable. He is accustomed to the hard-working lasses from his Highlands, not these dainty noblewomen who spend their days drinking tea or some other such nonsense. But then he makes the acquaintance of Lady Edith Gilchrist. Utterly bewitched by the emerald-eyed beauty with lush golden locks, he knows he must have her. He must free her from her tower... "Edie" had the misfortune of being dreadfully ill at her debut ball and barely remembers what Gowan looks like. Even worse, she accepted his proposal the following day. Edie's only true passion is playing music—until Gowan writes a scandalous letter and stirs the most irresistible desire. Yet when they marry, Edie realizes her husband needs a lesson and locks herself in a tower. Somehow Gowan must find a way to enter the tower and convince his new bride that she belongs in his arms.

Eloisa James - Szerelmes ​hercegnő
Gina ​Girton hercegével köti össze életét, de a ceremónia után délceg házastársának el kell hagynia a kontinenst. Hogyan alakul viszonyuk a herceg visszatérte után? Girton hercegnője az egyedül élő, férjezett asszonyok vidám, független, kacér életét éli, mindaddig, amíg úgy nem dönt: meg akar szabadulni férjétől, akihez gyerek fejjel hozzákényszerítették. Elhatározza, érvénytelenítteti házasságát, hogy minél előbb frigyre lépjen kedvesével, a márkival. Ám amikor Girton hercege megérkezik, az egymást évtizedek óta nem látó házaspár egyre több időt kénytelen egymással eltölteni, s rádöbbennek, vonzódnak egymáshoz. Ám a herceg minél hamarabb vissza akar térni Görögországba, hogy tovább élhesse gondtalan, könnyelmű, aranyifjúi életét, s női aktjaival foglalkozhasson. A hercegnőt kritikus szemmel figyeli leendő férje, aki minden erejével igyekszik megőrizni jövendőbelije ártatlanságát, s próbálja szigorúan távol tartani őt könnyűvérű, ledér barátnőitől, de legfőképpen a jóképű és minden szabályt felrúgó férjtől. A szálak lady Troubridge vidéki kastélyában futnak össze, ahol a fülledt és erotikával terhelt levegő lassan mindenkit kiforgat önmagából… Eloisa James első regényét tartja kezében az olvasó, akit a szerző humorral megírt szerelmi sokszöge minden bizonnyal lenyűgöz majd.

Eloisa James - Duchess ​by Night
Disguise ​is a dangerous game . . . After a lifetime as a wallflower, Harriet, the Duchess of Berrow, is finally seeking a little pleasure of her own. And where better to begin than at the house of one of the most disreputable men in the country, Lord Strange? However, the high-stakes games of lust and chance that rule Strange's household mean that to cross the threshold could entirely ruin her reputation. So Harriet swaps her hoops and corsets for a pair of breeches and transforms herself into a young male relative of the Duke of Villiers. Before she knows it she's writing bawdy missives on behalf of a young actress, not to mention winning card games played by the most powerful men in England. But when she starts attracting male attention, Harriet must decide whether to stay in her disguise - or to reveal that she's really a duchess by night . . .

Eloisa James - Three ​Weeks With Lady X
The ​next fabulous romance by New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James. Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized façade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India. Exquisite, headstrong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks. But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them. Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option. But there is only one thing that will make India his . . . the one thing Thorn can't afford to lose . . . his fierce and lawless heart.

Eloisa James - A ​Kiss at Midnight
Miss ​Kate Daltry doesn't believe in fairy tales . . . or happily ever after. Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince . . . and decides he's anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman—a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions. Gabriel likes his fiancée, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesn't love her. Obviously, he should be wooing his bride-to-be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him. Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after. Unless a prince throws away everything that makes him noble . . . Unless a dowry of an unruly heart trumps a fortune . . . Unless one kiss at the stroke of midnight changes everything

Eloisa James - A ​Wild Pursuit
It ​is whispered behind the fans of London's dowagers and in the corners of fashionable ballrooms that scandal follows willfully wild Lady Beatrix Lennox wherever she goes. Three years before, the debutante created a sensation by being found in a distinctly compromising position. Now, the ton has branded her as unmarriageable, her family has called her a vixen, and Beatrix sees no reason not to go after what -- and who -- she wishes. And she wants Stephen Fairfax-Lacy, the handsome Earl of Spade. Beatrix, with her brazen suggestions and irresistibly sensuous allure, couldn't be more different from the earl's ideal future bride. Yet Beatrix brings out a wildness in the earl he has tried to deny far too long. Still, he's not about to play love's game by Lady Beatrix's rules. She may be used to being on top in affairs of the heart, but that will soon change.

Eloisa James - Your ​Wicked Ways
Helene, ​the Countess Godwin, knows there is nothing more unbearably tedious than a virtuous woman. After all, she's been one for ten long years while her scoundrel of a husband lives with strumpets and causes scandal after scandal. So she decides it's time for a change -- she styles her hair in the newest, daring mode, puts on a shockingly transparent gown, and goes to a ball like Cinderella, hoping to find a prince charming to sweep her off her feet…and into his bed. But instead of a prince, she finds only her own volatile, infuriatingly handsome...husband, Rees, the Earl Godwin. They'd eloped to Gretna Green in a fiery passion, but passion can sometimes burn too hot to last. But now, Rees makes her a brazen offer, and Helene decides to become his wife again...but not in name only. No, this time she decides to be very, very wicked indeed.

Eloisa James - Paris ​in Love
In ​2009, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: she sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. Paris in Love: A Memoir chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With no classes to teach, no committee meetings to attend, no lawn to mow or cars to park, Eloisa revels in the ordinary pleasures of life—discovering corner museums that tourists overlook, chronicling Frenchwomen’s sartorial triumphs, walking from one end of Paris to another. She copes with her Italian husband’s notions of quality time; her two hilarious children, ages eleven and fifteen, as they navigate schools—not to mention puberty—in a foreign language; and her mother-in-law Marina’s raised eyebrow in the kitchen (even as Marina overfeeds Milo, the family dog). Paris in Love invites the reader into the life of a most enchanting family, framed by la ville de l’amour.

Julia Quinn - Eloisa James - Connie Brockway - The ​Lady Most Willing
Step ​into the glittering world of Regency and prepare to have your hearts warmed by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Connie Brockway... During their annual Christmas pilgrimage to Scotland to visit their aged uncle in his decrepit castle, the Comte de Rocheforte and his cousin, Earl of Oakley, are presented with unique gifts: their uncle has raided an English lord's Christmas party and kidnapped four lovely would-be brides for his heirs to choose from ...as well as one very angry duke, Lord Bretton. As snow isolates the castle, and as hours grow into days, the most honourable intentions give away to temptations as surprising as they are irresistible.

Eloisa James - Much ​Ado About You
When ​you're the oldest daughter, you don't get to have any fun! Witty, orphaned Tess Essex faces her duty: marry well and marry quickly, so she can arrange matches for her three sisters -- beautiful Annabel, romantic Imogen and practical Josie.After all, right now they're under the rather awkward guardianship of the perpetually tipsy Duke of Holbrook. But just when she begins to think that all might end well, one of her sisters bolts with a horse-mad young lord, and her own fiancé just plain runs away. Which leaves Tess contemplating marriage to the sort of man she wishes to avoid -- one of London's most infamous rakes. Lucius Felton is a rogue whose own mother considers him irredeemable! He's delicious, Annabel points out. And he's rich,Josie notes. But although Tess finally consents to marry him, it may be for the worst reason of all. Absurd as she knows it to be, she may have fallen utterly in love

Eloisa James - Bolond ​szerelem
Lady ​Henrietta Maclellan távolról rajong London báli forgatagáért, amelyben neki, vidéki kisasszonyként még soha nem lehetett része. A kedves, segítőkész, szókimondó lányt mindenki szereti és félti környezetében: nem csupán árvasága miatt óvják őt, hanem életének tragikus titka miatt is. A lány önfeláldozóan elnyomja saját vágyait, hogy másokon segíthessen, még ha ez azzal is jár, hogy örökre lemond a szerelemről. Egészen addig a napig, amíg váratlanul két, hozzá hasonló árva gyerekbe botlik, akik nagyvárosi, piperkőc mostohabátyjukkal, Simon Darbyvel érkeztek a kisvárosba. A férfi azért látogat el Wiltshire poros, unalmas városkájába, hogy nagynénje, Lady Rawlings otthonában vendégeskedjen elárvult kistestvéreivel, akiket örökbe fogadott, s hogy kinyomozza, vajon nagynénje valódi vagy csupán álterhességével készül-e őt kitúrni jogos örökségéből. Pedig Esme Rawlings ha akarná, sem tudná színlelni állapotát, amely a legsötétebb kétségbeesésbe taszítja őt, egészen addig a téli reggelig, amíg váratlanul szert nem tesz egy csodás kertészre. Eloisa James (Szerelmes hercegnő) regényalakjai újra életre kelnek e könyv lapjain, s olyannyira elevenek, hogy lépten-nyomon keresztezik egymás útjait, szívfacsaróan szomorú és boldog perceket okozva ezzel önmaguknak és az olvasónak.

Eloisa James - Csábító ​ajánlat
Helene, ​Godwin grófnője egykor szerelemből szökött meg a szülői házból az igen tekintélyes Lord Godwin oldalán, ám a házasság, annak minden momentuma valódi gyötrelemnek bizonyult a számára. Mindkét fél megsínylette a frigyet: rideg, merev emberekké lettek, és habár névleg továbbra is egy párt alkottak, mások oldalán igyekeztek örömet találni – sikertelenül. A házaspárban mindössze egy közös vonás maradt: a zene szenvedélyes szeretete. Helene úgy látja: megérett az idő a változásra és arra, hogy végre megtalálja a felhőtlen boldogságot. Ennek zálogát – barátnői példáját is látva – saját gyermeke születésében látja. A végletekig erényes, a férfiakat inkább taszító nőből vonzó asszonnyá avanzsál, az urak – még a legbefolyásosabbak és a hölgyek körében nagy hírnévnek örvendők is – a lábai előtt hevernek. Várva várt szabadságában azonban nem tud kiteljesedni, a férje ugyanis nem hajlandó elválni, gyermekkel pedig nem kívánja őt megajándékozni. A patthelyzetből végül Lord Godwin egy szokatlan ajánlattal kínál kiutat a felesége számára. Helene-nek nincs más választása, mint hogy elfogadja azt. A kényszerhelyzet szülte bonyodalmak közepette a történések mindkettejük számára meglepő fordulatot vesznek. Eloisa James (Szerelmes hercegnő, Bolond szerelem, Vad szerelem) legújabb regényében a tizenkilencedik századi London főúri világába enged bepillantást az olykor szívet facsaró, máskor megmosolyogtató események szövevényében.

Eloisa James - Duchess ​in Love
It ​should be galling for a bride to have her bridegroom flee the country only minutes after saying "I do." But for Gina, who was not yet 12 when she suddenly had to learn to be a proper duchess, it was a relief to find she wouldn't have to deal with becoming a wife to the childhood friend who was now her husband as well. Instead, she devoted herself to administering the ducal estates in her young husband's absence, while the 18-year-old duke settled in Greece to sculpt scandalous statues of naked women. This situation, which suited them both for a dozen years, is finally disrupted when Gina falls in love and asks for an annulment. Cam's response to his virgin bride's unexpected request is an immediate return to England, where he has two momentous realizations. First, the English climate cannot compare to the warmth and sunlight of his beloved Greece. And second, he has fallen in love with the stunning near-stranger who is his wife. While award-winning author Eloisa James is not the first writer to make use of the plot device of an estranged married couple falling in love, she imbues this theme with vitality, passion, and just enough anger on Gina's part to keep the romantic tension sizzling in this delightful historical romance. Gina's friends complicate matters, as the duke and duchess come to realize that, while their marriage so long ago may not have been in their best interests, an annulment now would destroy any chance for true happiness.

Eloisa James - Vad ​szerelem
Suttognak ​a háta mögött, bárhova is megy Lady Beatrix Lennox. Három évvel korábban azzal keltette fel a figyelmet, hogy szenzációt keltett azzal, hogy egy félreérthetetlen, kompromittáló helyzetben kapták rajta. Most úgy tartják számon, mint aki nem fog férjhez menni, a családja egy sárkánynak nevezi, és Beatrix nem lát okot arra, hogy ne szerezze meg azt vagy akit ő akar. És ő Stephen Fairfax-Lacy-t akarja, aki jóképű és Spade grófja. Beatrix, szemtelen javaslataival és ellenállhatatlanul érzéki allűrjeivel már nem is lehetne különbözőbb, mint egy gróf ideális jövendőbelije. De Beatrix megvadul, mert a gróf visszautasítja. A férfi nem akar szerelmi játékot játszani Lady Beatrix szabályai szerint. A nő lehet, hogy hozzá van szokva az ilyen röpke szívügyekhez, de ez hamarosan meg fog változni.

Eloisa James - The ​Taming of the Duke
Imogen, ​Lady Maitland, has decided to dance on the wild side. After all, she's in the delicious position of being able to take a lover. A discreet male who knows just when to leave in the morning. But Lady Maitland is still under the watchful eye of her former guardian, the wildly untamed Rafe, the Duke of Holbrook. He believes she is still in need of a "watchdog." She laughs at the idea that someone so insufferably lazy and devoted to drink can demand that she behave with propriety. It's Rafe's long-lost brother, a man who looks precisely like the duke but with none of his degenerate edge, who interests Imogen. To Imogen, he's the shadow duke...the man who really should hold the title. But when Imogen agrees to accompany Gabe to a masquerade...whose masked eyes watch her with that intense look of desire? Who exactly is she dancing with? The duke or the shadow duke? Rafe...or Gabe?

Eloisa James - As ​You Wish
Eloisa ​James returns to what she does best - thrice - in this omnibus of new novellas. Travel back in time once again to the people of the ton and their gossip, flirtations and sensual romantic liaisons. Love, lust and a touch of drama ensues . . .

Julia Quinn - Eloisa James - Connie Brockway - The ​Lady Most Likely...
Hugh ​Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife—so his sister hands him a list of the very best young ladies on the market. And then, because he refuses to tear himself away from the stables where he trains Arabian racehorses, she invites all those ladies to a house party, along with some other bachelors, of course. So who will Hugh choose? The Botticelli-esque, enchanting Gwendolyn? The outspoken, delightful Katherine? If he doesn't work fast, he'll lose those ladies to his closest friends, and then where will he look for a wife? Perhaps, just perhaps, toward a lady who's not on a market at all, and would require a great deal of persuading...

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