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Luka is the son of a mafia don. Sophie is the daughter of the don's right-hand man. The two pledged their love to each other as children. But when they're all grown up, it's the don who orders them to marry. Luka hates his father and so refuses to marry Sophie. Then the don, Luka and Sophie's father are all arrested in a surprise raid. Later, the don and Luka are acquitted and released, while only Sophie's father is found guilty. From that moment on, Luka becomes Sophie's greatest enemy.
(c)MAO KARINO/CAROL MARINELLI
It's been two years since Lord Chepstow has seen the awkward, unsociable Honeysuckle Miller. Since then she has become a governess at the home of his acquaintance, Lord Budworth. An invitation from Lord Budworth to spend Christmas at his manor seems like the perfect opportunity for Lord Chepstow to reconnect with Honeysuckle. At first, the governess is delighted to hear that Lord Chepstow will be at the manor, but their first meeting proves to be horrific when he laughs at her appearance. Still, despite their horrendous encounter, she can't seem to get him out of her head. Will Honeysuckle's dreams of love come true?
(c)SATOMI TSUYA/ANNIE BURROWS
The Duke of Severn married Linnet for her fortune. While the sight of her handsome new husband takes her breath away, she reminds herself that it is an arranged marriage, without love. Severn is like a Greek god, and Linnet wishes she were even half as beautiful. Finding her husband more noble and wonderful than any other, Linnet can't help but desire his love in return.
(c)NAOKO MOTO/ELIZABETH ROLLS
Emily was so happy to have married her first love, Adrian, an earl. But after the wedding ceremony, he went to London and never came back. And then one day, three years later, her husband's cousin comes to see her, saying that unless she gives birth to an heir, her husband's lands and title will become his. Without thinking, Emily blurts out, "I'm carrying the earl's child." Now that she's said it, she's going to have to make an heir in a hurry. So Emily heads for London, knowing she's unwelcome there, and is shocked when she discovers the real reason her husband hasn't come home.
(c)RIHO SACHIMI/CHRISTINE MERRILL
After being falsely accused of a crime, Sophia's husband committed suicide, and then she lost her young son to pneumonia... Prior to that she'd lost her job and was now left with no money or home. So she was without prospects or any recourse when she was approached by a navy admiral with a damaged left hand. He introduced himself as Charles and his smile was so unexpectedly charming that Sophia inadvertently revealed her predicament. And so he offered her a job...as his wife!
(c)TAKAKO HASHIMOTO/CARLA KELLY
After being left at the altar, Susanna went from happy bride to old maid. In order to escape the shame, she ended up working as a lady's companion. Just as she was on the brink of losing her position, she was suddenly pushed into a carriage. She'd been kidnapped! It seems Sir Ben Wolfe, a wealthy man returning from India, has mistaken her for her mistress. But Susanna's still no closer to understanding why he wants to kidnap anyone.
(c)NORIKO HARA/PAULA MARSHALL
Taming the Highlander [Total ch. 2] Completed
A heavy fog covered the highland castle when a terrible scream pierced the dark night. Lady Kenna, the wife of the castle's Connor MacLerie, was found dead at the bottom of the parapets. Known as a ruthless beast who was believed to have murdered his wife for not bearing him children, rumors about Connor spread throughout the land. Nearby clans feared the thought of offering their own daughters to him as brides. From a weaker clan, Jocelyn was unable to escape her fate. After being transported to Connor's castle as his bride, his words made Jocelyn feel as if she were but a mare for breeding. "I will meet you in bed until you give me a son," he said.
(c)KAZUKO FUJITA/THERESA S. BRISBIN
When she woke up, she realized she didn't remember anything. She couldn't remember who she was, where she was going or where she had been when she blanked out. Fortunately for her, she ended up at Earl Norwyck's castle-a storm had destroyed her boat, and the earl had found her stranded and taken her home. This woman, now going by Marguerite, finds herself attracted to the calm yet caring earl. And, despite his suspicion that she is lying about her amnesia and has come to spy, the earl decides to kiss her.
(c)RIN OGATA/MARGO WIDER
It's been a while since Arabella saw her first love, Darius, the Duke of Carlyne. He has blond hair and beautiful eyes and is a friend of Arabella's brother. Arabella and Darius used to be close, but on the night of the ball, he was cold and distant. She was wondering why Darius had such a sad look in his eyes when he suddenly kissed her! This nineteenth-century tale is the fourth and last volume about four siblings from the distinguished St. Claire family! Enjoy this high-society love story illustrated by Chieko Hara.
(c)CHIEKO HARA/CAROLE MORTIMER
Medieval England-Rosamond's parents are going to marry her off, so she's decided to leave their castle in search of freedom. When she finds herself beset by drunkards instead, a knight named Sir Kynan helps her get rid of them. And for the first time, a man see her for more than just her position as the lord's daughter. He sees her for who she is. The two spend a passionate night together and fall in love. But the next day, Kynan is to participate in a tournament intended to celebrate Rosamond's wedding! Bonus story:Something Borrowed, Something Blue.
(c)YUKI SHIOMIYA/HARLEQUIN BOOKS S.A. / MARIE RYDZYNSKI-FERRARELLA
Sophia, the daughter of the Earl of Yardley, has always been different than her social peers. Much to the concern of her parents and peers, Sophia would rather give up her noble lineage and marry a man she loves instead of an empty-headed aristocrat. Then one day, Ben, the Duke of Sharnbrook, saves her from danger. Ben is charmed by her immediately and sets out to try to win her hand. However, he soon finds that Sophia has a distaste for aristocratic men, so he hatches a plan to pose as a groom and find work in her household. The two soon grow close, but Ben's false identity, not to mention the interest of other suiters, soon puts their relationship and Ben in danger.
(c)CHISATO NAKAMURA/HARLEQUIN BOOKS S.A.
Rowan, a noble lady, felt uneasy. Her friend Penelope, who was so shy it hurt, was worried about being forced to marry an earl who had been accused of killing his wife. If Rowan posed as her servant and could prove that the earl was an inappropriate man for Penelope, then her father would give up on the match. Rowan immediately put her plan into action, but just as quickly she ran into a snag-Lucas, a playboy and the earl's servant. He had only just met Rowan and had already tried to kiss her!
(c)KYOKO FUMIZUKI/LOUISE ALLEN
Ever since her father died, Elizabeth had been ostracized by London high society because of the unfounded rumors that she is a loose and vulgar woman. But she had one friend who believed her-Terry. In order to protect her reputation, Terry even proposed to her! Terry's uncle, the Earl of Havington, flew into a rage when he heard of the proposal and confronted Elizabeth, giving her a terrifying ultimatum. She must disappear from Terry's life or the earl will take any measure necessary to make her disappear.
(c)NEI NOWAKI/LYNDA STONE
Persephone, born into an aristocratic family, can't find her place in society. One day, she meets a man she doesn't know when she's out horseback riding. She abruptly runs away the moment she sees the man's piercing beautiful eyes, but he captures her in his castle in the valley. Scared at what he might have planned for her, Persephone finds out that this man, Hades, is actually a handsome, highly educated, sophisticated man. She's sent back home safely a few months later and now she's ready for the Season. She's completely taken aback by a marquess she meets there-it's Hades!
(c)RIHO SACHIMI/PATRICIA FRANCES ROWELL
After a tragic carriage accident, Iain retreated from society for four years. Meanwhile, his childhood friend Julia grew into a beautiful young lady of the aristocracy. Just seeing her again makes Iain's heart pound! After narrowly surviving the accident, Iain lost both his smile and the zest he once had for life. But when the two of them kiss under the mistletoe, Julia feels all the passion that he'd been hiding... That kiss set her heart on fire! She'll do anything to keep from losing him again.
(c)JUNKO MURATA/THERESA S. BRISBIN
Julianna has been dressing in men's clothing to protect Tuck's Tower ever since the death of her father. The elegant dress her late mother made for her sits unused. Washing herself with fragrant soap is the only ladylike luxury she enjoys. One night, she is alerted to an emergency in the forest, where she finds a seriously wounded man. She takes the unconscious man to the tower. When the man awakes, revealing his blue eyes, Julianna falls for him in an instant. What a handsome man he is, and what a bind she's in!
(c)AKEMI MAKI/HARLEQUIN BOOKS S.A.
Mary has been working as a seamstress ever since she came to London six years ago. The dresses that she embroiders have become very popular in socialite circles, but she doesn't receive any compensation for her work because her employer rescued her after she lost her memory and had nowhere to go. One day, Mary is pursued by a man in black on her way home. Several days later, that same mysterious aristocrat confronts Mary demanding to know why she ran away from their engagement!
(c)NAOKO MOTO/ANNIE BURROWS
In sixteenth-century England, Lady Margaret was just eleven when her father died. He designated Christopher, a pirate, as her guardian, and decreed in his will that they were to marry. But Margaret, still young, was scared of Christopher, so he kept his distance. They lived a marriage in name only for years, which was never a problem for Margaret before. But now that she's eighteen, she desperately wants to consummate their marriage! Unfortunately, even though she's grown up, Christopher doesn't feel the same way...
(c)YUKAKO MIDORI/MERLINE LOVELACE
The Rogue's Disgraced Lady [Total ch. 2] Completed
To mark her return to society more than a year and a half after the death of her husband, Juliet is invited to a ball at her friend's house. But all she is met with are cold stares, and she ends up regretting that she came. A rumor has been going around that she killed her husband, and people are calling her the Black Widow behind her back! Then a young man calls out to her at the ball, taking her under his wing. He's Sebastian St. Claire, the youngest son of a powerful noble family...so what would he want with her? Does he think that because she's a widow, he can have whatever he wants from her?
(c)CHIEKO HARA/CAROLE MORTIMER
Some like It Wicked [Total ch. 2] Completed
Pandora lost her husband in a duel a year ago, and ever since rumors have circulated that she is a wicked woman who leads men on. Invited by a friend to a party to cheer her up, Pandora meets Duke Rupert, also known as the "Devil Duke." Though known to be an ill-mannered lord, he is still a gentleman, and he comes to her aid when she is attacked by a brute. And afterward he pursues her relentlessly. He needs a bride, and he has set his sights on her...
The "back of the cover" mentioned in the afterword is not included.
(c)SATOMI TSUYA/CAROLE MORTIMER
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