James Cordier is a master of intrigue, a brilliant thief, a first-class lover, and an intimate friend of danger—all for King and Country—and thoroughly sick of it. He just has to complete one last mission, and then he can retire peacefully, and resume his aristocratic life in Regency London, where his most dangerous task will be courting sweet, respectable heiresses. But first, James must charm a set of incriminating letters from a woman who is anything but quiet or respectable: the notorious Francesca Bonnard... Francesca Bonnard has overcome heartbreak, scorn, and scandal to become independent, happy, and definitely fallen! She's learned the hard way that "gentlemen" are far more trouble than they're worth, so she can certainly see that her wildly attractive new neighbor is bad news. But as bad as James is, others—far worse—are also searching for Francesca's letters. And, as James and Francesca are thrust ever closer, suddenly nothing is simple—especially the nearly incendiary chemistry between the two most jaded, sinful souls in Europe. And just as suddenly, risking every danger seems to be worth every reward.
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A wickedly funny, uplifting novel of love and betrayal. . .good karma and bad karma. . .sin and redemption. . . Chyna and her sister, Janelle, are always moments away from a catfight. They love each other, but Janelle has never forgiven her sister for swiping her first love, Cordell. That was ages ago, and now Chyna is showing off as the First Lady of New Hope Assembly, a church caught between the old ways of Holiness and new ways of serving its community. New Hope's leader, Reverend Grayson Young, is also caught--in the infamous Sweet Bush lounge, an establishment well-known for adult pleasures. . . With the church congregation running wild in the aftermath of her husband's scandalous behavior, Chyna turns to Janelle for guidance. But if Chyna thinks she's getting sympathy, she'd better think again, because Janelle's got her own crisis. And when Cordell suddenly reappears in their lives, what follows are squabbling, chaos, and surprises that show just how hard the road to salvation really is. "Filled with characters that jump off the page. . . . Pat G'Orge-Walker has a way of showing us our flaws in a humorous manner." --Shelia M. Goss, author of Delilah
They're discovering the healing powers of passion Burned-by-love architect Hunter McKay came home to Phoenix to open her own firm, not rekindle her fleeting high school romance with playboy Tyson Steele. But when she runs into the sexy surgeon at a nightclub—and he unleashes that legendary Steele charm—Hunter fears she's headed straight for heartbreak once again. Tyson hasn't forgotten the one who got away. A weeklong fling should be just enough to get the sultry beauty out of his system for good, even if he has to let Hunter set the ground rules. But the rules are suddenly changing for the no-strings bachelor. Can Tyson convince this sensual woman that he's the real deal—that they deserve a second chance together?
Do You Want to Keep Your Man From the Arms of Another Woman? Renee-Michelles Ladies, How to Keep Your Man From a Woman Like Me delivers a unique perspective as to why and how men are drawn into the arms of another woman. With in-your-face details, this down-to-earth hard hitting guide delves into the world of seduction and exposes the mind state of the women who play the game. Within its pages, the author provides straightforward advice to girlfriends and wives who ask: ? How do I keep my man at home? ? If he is a good man, will he still cheat? ? Are they really just friends? Full of real-life stories of the men who have fallen to the other woman, and the authors unique Reverse-Seduction Principles, Ladies, How to Keep Your Man from a Woman Like Me provides practical bottom line answers. It will help you identify the type of women that go after other womens men, reposition yourself and relate to your man on an entirely new level. Once youve discovered the tricks of the trade, the rest is up to you!
In Susanna Calkins's next richly drawn mystery set in 17th century England, Lucy Campion, formerly a ladies' maid in the local magistrate's household, has now found gainful employment as a printer's apprentice. On a freezing winter afternoon in 1667, she accompanies the magistrate's daughter, Sarah, to the home of a severely injured Quaker man to record his dying words, a common practice of the time. The man, having been trampled by a horse and cart the night before, only has a few hours left to live. Lucy scribbles down the Quaker man's last utterances, but she's unprepared for what he reveals to her—that someone deliberately pushed him into the path of the horse, because of a secret he had recently uncovered. Fearful that Sarah might be traveling in the company of a murderer, Lucy feels compelled to seek the truth, with the help of the magistrate's son, Adam, and the local constable. But delving into the dead man's background might prove more dangerous than any of them had imagined. In The Masque of a Murderer, Susanna Calkins has once again combined finely wrought characters, a richly detailed historical atmosphere, and a tightly-plotted mystery into a compelling read.
She was his savior Banished from London for her reckless behavior, Lady Miranda Sinclair is robbed by a dashing highwayman en route to the country. By offering him a kiss in lieu of the jewels she had to leave behind, she commits the very type of act that caused her exile. When her dour guardians extend her punishment to performing charitable work at the local orphanage, she’s further tempted by the home’s owner, a provincial gentleman who stirs her passion in a most wicked way. He was her downfall Desperate to save his orphanage from financial catastrophe, Montgomery "Fox" Foxcroft leads a double life as a highwayman. The arrival of wealthy, well-connected Miranda, whose kiss he can’t forget, presents a lawful opportunity to increase his coffers. His problems seem solved—until she rejects his suit. Out of options and falling for the heiress, Fox must risk what principles he has left and take advantage of her wicked ways—even if it ruins them both.