The Lily and the Falcon by Jannine Corti-Petska
With her father's blessing, Bianca degli Albizzi weds handsome warrior, Cristiano de'Medici to end the war between Florence's two powerful families. But headstrong Bianca vows to teach her husband that loyalty cannot be bought...not even by seduction. Cristiano could have any woman he desires. But for peace he ends up with a defiant bride who awakens his deepest passion. Her vengeful scheming puts them both in peril, but is he prepared to sacrifice his life to safeguard the woman who has stolen his heart? Lady and the Beast by Gail MacMillan Shipwrecked, Lady Kathryn Sheffield wakes in New Brunswick, Canada, to find a hulking beast leaning over her. Her intended destination was Jamaica, to an arranged marriage she didn't want. The Beast, Hamish McDonald, needs to be rid of this Lady as soon as possible. His life in hiding due to a false accusation is in jeopardy. But who is deceiving whom? Between their growing love, the secrets, and a price on both their heads, will there be happiness for The Lady And The Beast? Lady Adel's Captain by Loretta C. Roger Lady Adel Fitzhugh needs a miracle. One arrives in the form of Captain Liam O'Shea. Captain O'Shea is taking his motherless young daughter to live with the nuns during his five-year deployment to India. Adel seizes the opportunity to begin a new life, offering her services as governess. Liam accepts Adel's offer on the condition she raise the child at his family estate in Ireland. Fearing that if he dies in battle his daughter will be at the mercy of profiteers, he also proposes a marriage of convenience. If he returns, Adel will be free to file for an annulment and return to England. She agrees but has no idea the task will require all her strength and determination once she reaches his ruined castle and becomes "the O'Shea" to his people. And what if she wants to stay? Nothing to Commend Her by Jo Barrett The Earl of Pensby lost his wife in a fire, one that left him scarred in more ways than one. He's surly, brooding, and according to half the ton, a monster. Except to Agatha Trumwell, she sees so much more than his scars. But with a pitiful dowry, unfavorable looks, and a tendency to speak her mind, she has nothing to commend her, or so she believes. Can these two lonely souls find love amid the gossiping beau monde while someone plots to tear their fragile world apart? Masquerade by Sarita Leone Sophie Teasdale longs to marry for love, rather than security, but no man has offered her both. The memory of a stolen embrace with her childhood friend Colin Randolph has left her confused about her feelings for him. When a handsome stranger sweeps her off her feet at a masquerade ball, she's more confused than ever. Does she love Colin, or is the stranger the man she's been dreaming of? There has never been any woman for Colin Randolph but Sophie. A masquerade ball provides him with the chance to convince Sophie the man of her dreams has been by her side all along. A Family Affair by Jennifer Wenn Lady Francesca Darling has been in love with Devlin Ross, the Duke of Hereford, since she was five years old. When they meet again at her debutante ball she finds her feelings remain the same, and to her joy he is mesmerized by her. To the gossipy matrons of the ton it's the perfect match--the richest heiress and the most eligible bachelor. But can their budding love survive her interfering family and the deep scars from his father's abuse? Enchanted as he is with the delightful woman Fanny has become, Devlin intends never to repeat that abuse, vowing not to live with his wife and children. Fanny is a determined young lady -- she wants Devlin and a true marriage. Is her love strong enough to tear down all his walls?