By Stephanie Laurens, Kasey Michaels, Nicola Cornick
A woman of Expectations
Jack Lester seeks the right bride—one who's beautiful and sort, yet who additionally loves him despite his wealth. that is why he retains this trifling aspect hidden. but if Sophie Winterton enters his lifestyles, believing he needs to marry into wealth to run his family's property, how will he persuade her that she is the girl he desires—and that he may be the husband she deserves?
Secrets of a Courtesan
Eve Nightingale inspiration she had placed her earlier as mistress to the Duke of Welburn at the back of her. but if the good-looking duke strolls into her small village, she unearths it tough to maintain her secrets and techniques concealed…and to maintain her middle from stirring for him as soon as again.
How to Woo a Spinster
Still single at twenty-eight, woman Emmaline Daughtry has resigned herself to spinsterhood. Then Captain John Alistair arrives at her door—the very picture of definitely the right lover of her so much inner most goals. yet can a guy with a mystery and a girl who's by no means identified love locate happiness jointly?
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Grace sighed as she absently stroked Schooner’s fur. Perhaps it was because she had survived thus far unharmed and her treatment had not been too ill. Wearing the man’s cotton night rail that Freddie had brought her, still unwilling to trust her captor, Grace had fallen asleep each night as she had the first, sitting in the straight-back chair behind the captain’s desk. Each morning she had awakened in his bed, curled on her side beneath the covers. The only difference was, each of those mornings, she had awakened alone.
It is a hobby of mine. In fact, I have a small portable telescope packed in my trunk. ” He gave her a slightly crooked smile. “That sounds entertaining. I shall be traveling back that way on my return. ” Grace cast the earl a look. He was handsome and well groomed, wealthy and a member of the aristocracy. She had sensed the man’s interest from the start, yet any interest on her part remained lacking. Though she enjoyed a man’s company, there were few she found appealing enough to consider more than a friend.
One last bit of personal business that wouldn’t let him rest until he saw it done. His jaw hardened. The Sea Devil was the second ship he’d commanded since he had relinquished his naval commission eight years ago and begun a career as a British privateer. He had commanded the Sea Witch then, a similarly well-equipped vessel manned by the best crew a man could have. His men were gone now, lost in battle or dead in a stinking French prison, the Sea Witch rotting in an icy grave at the bottom of the sea.
A Lady of Expectations and Other Stories by Stephanie Laurens, Kasey Michaels, Nicola Cornick