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The small kingdom of Glanzberg sits in central Europe. Rebecca is an artisan who works at the famous ceramics maker, Adele Rozen. Then one day, the crown Prince, Rudolph, comes to her atelier and asks her to pose as his bride. He's pushy and arrogant, and that makes her want to push back against him, but she ends up folding and agreeing to help. To top it all off, she's finds herself attracted to the loneliness that shows in his eyes from time to time. Where will this love between two different classes lead them...?
"I will love you forever." Fallen noble Charlotte has never forgotten those words. She exchanged them under the magnolia tree on their property with the man she loved, Gregory. Six years later, she attends a ball where fate brings the two back together. However Gregory is now equipped with both dignity and style as he's become a fantastic billionaire. However, he's here to lay the foundation for his sweet revenge against Charlotte?
Amy is the daughter of an American businessman, who is perplexed when her father tells her that she is to be married to an English aristocrat named Count Crawford. He's handsome and refined, and seems absolutely uninterested in this marriage. Sensing his apprehension, Amy proposes that they work together to break off the engagement. But once she looks beyond her preconceptions of stuck up aristocrats and begins to see his kind, gentle side, her heart starts to open up to him...
Recognized for her work as a tour operator, Melinda visits the small kingdom of Jenna in the Middle East, known as a paradise of beauty and culture. Although at first irritated by the arrogance of her guide Irfan, against her best instincts she finds a way to work with him. Upon accidentally discovering a powerful royal secret, Melinda suddenly finds herself a captive of the palace, kept under close watch and threatened to never speak of what she saw...
Louise sneaks into a charity dance party hosted by a non-profit organization run by a royal family in a bid to find out embezzlement within the organization. But the prince, whom she doubts is the center of the crime, comes to like her, and she's asked to pretend to be engaged to him?!
Rachel goes to the police station to look for her missing sister, but they refuse to take her seriously. That's when a strange man offers help. He's none other than the prince of Roxbury, Prince Damon. His kindness captures her heart and she accepts his help. Then he asks her to marry him!
(c)MIZUHO AYABE/HARLEQUIN ENTERPRISES
Photographer Alexa is working temporarily as a waitress at a hotel banquet when she meets Luka, the grand duke of the kingdom of Dacia. On her way home, she is saved from some muggers by Luka. He takes her to her apartment, but somehow their run-in ends up in the tabloids. On top of that, Alexa is accused of orchestrating the whole thing as a publicity stunt! Now she has to prove her innocence...
(c)MIZUHO AYABE/ROBYN DONALD
Emma, a botanist from Washington, DC, has arrived in England full of expectations. She intends to collect a plant she needs for her research from the garden of Brice Palliser, a distinguished aristocrat. Despite the beautiful plants and buildings and the high rank of the earl, she's most excited to meet the local pen pal she's been writing to the last few years. But as it turns out, the man who signed the letters, whom she believes to be a London photographer, is none other than the Earl of Palliser himself...
(c)MIZUHO AYABE/ELIZABETH HARBISON
Marc is one of the biggest icons in the business world. He is a man with wealth and fame, but he is missing one thing: a perfect wife. That's when Rennie comes into the picture. Her cousin introduces her to Marc as someone who will help find his ideal bride. Despite Marc being skeptical of love, Rennie tries to help the man by introducing him to several great candidates. Marc doesn't care for the candidates, though: he is more interested in Rennie herself!
(c)MIZUHO AYABE/BARBARA MCMAHON
Callie works at a hotel in Cape Town. On her way to the welcome party for the new CEO, she gets trapped in an elevator with a handsome stranger in a tuxedo. As they wait to be rescued, they get to talking and she ends up falling head over heels for him. However, when they finally arrive at the party, she realizes that she was trapped in the elevator with the CEO himself! Upon finding out that she's an employee, he suddenly turns cold and walks away. Did he think she was trying to seduce him?
(c)MIZUHO AYABE/THERESE BEHARRIE
Clemency can't believe her eyes! She caught her husband and her best friend in a tender embrace. Unable to bear the sight, Clemency flees and ends up on the banks of the River Thames where she meets a man. They grow close over an intimate conversation, and their lips graze in a faint parting kiss before they go their separate ways... Five years later, she moves into a new house. When she sees her neighbor, her heart begins to pound. Why? It's the man from five years ago.
(c)MIZUHO AYABE/ROSEMARY GIBSON
Leigh is a reporter who's after a scoop on Prince Maximilian of Schwanstein. While chasing the prince during his trip to Florida, she is involved in a traffic accident. She ends up spending the night at a motel with the man who saved her...and discovers that he's Max! She promptly asks him for an interview, and in exchange she's asked to play the part of his fiancee!
(c)MIZUHO AYABE/PAMELA HANSON AND BARBARA ANDREWS
Her husband, who was thought to have died five years earlier, is still alive! Eden had never quite fit in with his famous family and she didn't assert herself with him either...their marriage had been on the rocks. To make matters worse, after her husband's disappearance a fake article about Eden having an affair appeared in a tabloid. Now they've been reunited and her husband is happy, but can their happiness last?
(c)MIZUHO AYABE/LYNNE GRAHAM
In nineteenth-century England, Mary, the daughter of a reverend, is left all alone after his death, with no one to depend on. While worrying about the future, before her appears Ian, the much-talked-about rake of high society and the son of an earl. Mary is put off by his flippant attitude, but Ian can't stop thinking about this woman from a lower class and asks for her hand in marriage!
(c)MIZUHO AYABE /CATHERINE J. ARCHIBALD
When nineteen-year-old Nicola's father passed away, she married his business partner, Brett. She'd always had feelings for him, so when they married, she was over the moon. But her happiness didn't last. It seems that Nicola's father arranged the marriage before his death because he was worried that men would come after her for her money. The whole wedding was arranged just to protect her. As time passes, she knows that it's futile to wish for a true, passionate marriage with Brett, and with her twenty-first birthday approaching, she'll soon be able to give him back his ring and break things off...
(c)MIZUHO AYABE/LINSAY ARMSTRONG
Natalie, marry me. Being proposed to by Pierce, son of the most distinguished family in town, should have been a dream come true for Natalie. She's been deeply in love with him since she was a teenager. She had given up on him before because she's the daughter of a servant, but her feelings only intensified as she got older. One month before his proposal, Pierce came to her house after breaking off his engagement with the daughter of a wealthy family, and they slept together. She intended it to happen only once, just to comfort him. But she finds herself pregnant, and now the man she loves most has come to her with a proposal born out of obligation. Is this the end of her dream?
(c)MIZUHO AYABE/KATE WALKER
Lisane attends a lively party with her lover, Zac. He is a skilled lawyer and millionaire with a magnetic charm. Other women are always pursuing him. And every time she sees them on his tail, Lisane is reminded that she and Zac have made no promises to each other, that nothing ensures Zac will stay at her side. A couple of weeks later, she's both elated and anxious to learn that she's pregnant with Zac's child. But that same day she sees something in the newspaper that makes her heart stutter-it's an announcement of Zac's engagement to another woman!
(c)MIZUHO AYABE/HELEN BIANCHIN
Cathy's heart was filled with joy when Blake called, saying he needed her. For so long, she'd thought her feelings for him were unrequited. So she rushes to Texas to meet him, and is crushed when she learns the sad truth. His call was no confession of love, but a request for an employee's help. He wants to marry his ex-girlfriend and needs Cathy's assistance to win his old girlfriend back!
(c)MIZUHO AYABE/HARLEQUIN BOOKS S.A.
"I have something I want you to help me with. Let's have a fake marriage." Alex can't believe her ears when Philippe says this to her. He had saved her at the beach a few days earlier, but he was a guest staying in the hotel she worked at and they were virtual strangers. However, Alex is hurt when she finds out that she was betrayed by her fiance, so she goes along with Philippe's clever trick, marrying him and being whisked off to France. She has no idea that she will encounter pain in the form of love in that extravagant chateau...
(c)MIZUHO AYABE/CHARLOTTE LAMB
Georgina is still hurt that her cousin stole her boyfriend, and now they're getting married. That's why she hires an escort, so she doesn't have to go to their wedding alone. The guy who shows up at her door is a charming, sexy man named Callum. The wedding is painful for Georgina... She has a few drinks too many and ends up sleeping with Callum! It's not like her to be so casual. And to make matters worse, when she goes back to work, she finds out her new boss is none other than Callum...and he's already made up his mind that she's bad news!
(c)MIZUHO AYABE/KIM LAWRENCE
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