Slade Mason, the Earl of Drake, returned home on his ship to find that his brother, Graham Mason, the Marquess of Hertford, was in a serious carriage accident, leaving his father dead and Graham with serious injuries. And it seems that it might not have been an accident. Returning to the family home in Dover, Slade runs into his friend’s little sister. Only, Bella isn’t so little anymore.
Lady Arabella “Bella” Stewart had admired Slade for a long time. He’d come to their home with Percy, but he’d never noticed her…or so she thought. So she was more than excited that he started courting her.
A bad time to start courting, for sure. There was danger in the air, and Slade had to find out who their enemy was before anyone else was hurt. This is a shorter story but packed full of suspense and romance, with the added comic relief from Gracie, the dog.
Lady Susan Winslow was outraged to find her father had betrothed her to some old earl. Her parents' marriage was a love match, and she wanted no less for herself.
Lord Grayson Harding had inherited the title since his father and elder brother passed away. His mother was trying to find a wife for him...so he took it into his own hands to find a wife and goes signs a betrothal agreement. When he runs into his old friend, he finds more than friendship. Something odd is going on with her brother and her stepmother raises the hair on the back of his neck.
A wonderful novella. I loved the characters...except for the villain, of course. It has a hint of Christmastide magic, too.
Lord Adam Hunter had come home from the war with his world a different place than he had planned. Anger and betrayal had pushed him to something he shouldn't have done. But that was behind him now. Life finally brightened when someone from his past reminded him of better times.
Colin Nelson, the fifth Earl of Shefford, won a building while gambling. He hoped it would be perfect to open a fencing salon for his brother to run. What he didn't expect was for it to be occupied by a beautiful woman who ran an orphanage. Things didn't quite turn out as Colin expected.
Once Upon a Haunted Heart
Lady Violet Hanson is excited to be betrothed to the most wonderful, handsome man. However, odd things begin to happen as it gets closer to their wedding. Dreams, accidents, uneasiness.
Edward Baxter, the Earl of Whitlock, is still getting used to his new position. A year or so ago, his cousin Daniel died in the war, and then his uncle died. Bringing the title to him. When accidents happen and he sees a ghostly woman, he decides it’s time to investigate more into his late cousin’s life.
The dying words of a young woman betrayed by her betrothed’s father are a curse. She won’t be here in life to have justice done, but perhaps even in her death… This is a short but full story.
Embattled Hearts Series
Book 1: Embers of Anger
Wicked Earls' Club - Multi-Author Series
Lord Thomas Bergen belongs to a club of bachelor earls and he's enjoying his single life. That is until a small donkey he names Clarence, changes everything. At first, it's just another widow he plans on wooing. But, something changes this Christmastide season.
Elizabeth Newton may be a widow, but she has three children to look after and isn't going to be some rogues play toy. But she does love the adorable donkey he's brought to add to her menagerie. He's quite the unusual little critter. Too much time around the handsome earl isn't good for her though. He's as...or more...charming than little Clarence.
Loved this story. It's so humorous and Clarence with his antics and little Marie with her childish lisp add so much to the story. Aunt Faith and Aunt Jane are unique in their own ways and put in the same house add even more humor.