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USA Today bestselling author Samantha Holt lives in a small village in England with her twin girls and a dachshund called Duke. If you're not sure where to start why not try...
▶ Capturing the Bride (The Kidnap Club #1). A fun Regency read full of spice and an unusual heroine trying to escape an arranged marriage and a hero who has no idea how to keep his hands off her!
▶ Married to the Rake (Wallflower Brides #1). A full-length Regency read for those who love enemies to lovers. Meet the bookish Chloe who soon shows the rakish Mr. Waverly that she's nobody's fool.
▶ Amelia and the Viscount (Bluestocking Brides #1) for a fun, slightly hot shorter length read. Meet the Chadwick sisters and follow their adventures in each of their standalone stories.
▶ You're the Rogue That I Want (Rogues of Redmere #1) is a longer read with heat, witty dialogue, a feisty heroine and adventure. All books in the series are standalone.
▶ There Are Plenty More Dukes in the Sea (The Inheritance Clause #1) is a fun, steamy read focused on the Templeton family as they fight to save their inheritance.
▶ Once Upon a Rake is a standalone Victorian read, set in the heart of Victorian industrial society. This will appeal to lovers of heated romance, flawed heroes and heroines, and those who enjoy a taste of grittier history.
▶ Sinful Confessions is the first in the Cynfell Brothers Series. These are all novella length and standalone--ideal for a quick dip into the world of the sexy Cynfell brothers.
▶ Wake Me With a Kiss is a sweet, fairytale romance. Twists on Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella are also available if you love a clean, fun read.
▶ To Steal a Highlander's Heart is a full length dive into the world of sexy highlanders. For those who love braw Scots, some steamy scenes, and medieval romance, this series is a perfect escape.
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Minerva Templeton has a reputation for being, well, something of a recluse.
A wallflower, if you will.
However, due to her grandfather’s demands, all that must change. She must travel to the wilds of Scotland to fetch a mysterious something. Minerva cannot fathom why she should be the one to have to bring home this object but if she does not, their grandfather’s fortune will go to a most underserving man.
So off she sets to Scotland where she must brave all manner of awful things—things this wallflower avoids at all costs after a traumatic experience as a child.
But after the death of her beloved Grandpapa, she cannot help wondering if she should be brave. Bolder. Try new things.
Like meeting a handsome Scottish farmer turned wealthy landowner.
Like kissing him perhaps?
Like falling desperately in love with the brooding, wonderful man?
No, that’s a few too many new things. After all, there’s only so many new experiences a wallflower can have…
Now, he must find a wife. And quickly.
According to the terms of the inheritance, he must be engaged within two months or forfeit his grandfather’s money—money that would save his family. Finding a wife would be easy enough for a man like Seth but he’s certainly not ready to settle down. Surely there must be a way out of this situation…?
In search of a solution, Seth finds himself in the depths of a place in which he never thought he’d set foot...
He also finds himself spending time with the clever Miss Prudence Hartley. The woman is a whizz with books and the law, and is thus, extremely useful to Seth. He needs her—for her strangely vast brain only of course.
After all, what does it matter if he likes the way she pouts as she reads a book or furrows her brow in concentration? He’s a rake. And nothing will change that.
Theo, the Marquis of Eastbrook, has the easiest of tasks. At least the rest of his family thinks so. Return to his entailed estate and remain there for two months. It should be simple…
But he has refused to set foot there since the death of his wife.
Theo will do what he must for his family. It’s just, well, he almost forgot his ward still resides there.
Lucy Jameson is all grown up. Very grown up. So much so that it is becoming distracting. Not only is she attractive but she’s determined to show him how much she’s been looking after his house. The indomitable Lucy can run a household with all the talent of a woman twice her age apparently.
Every moment around her is like torment—knowing he cannot, must not touch her.
These two months were going to be challenging enough and now they’ll be even harder knowing he’s attracted to his ward—a young woman who should definitely be off limits.
I, George Lockett, do decree that my grandchildren, herein named, will inherit my fortune in its entirety, so long as they fulfill the following terms. Each person must complete their task to my lawyer’s satisfaction or their share of the inheritance shall be forfeit.
There are many reasons Lady Angel Templeton needs her grandfather’s money. Of course she wants to be less of a burden to her oldest brother but, goodness, once she has even more money, she can have her pick of the men! A certain Duke of Norwick would be a fool to ignore her…
Unfortunately, their beloved grandfather decided not to make it easy on the Templetons, though Angel is convinced her task must be the hardest. To fulfill the terms of the will, she must perform unpaid duties as a lady’s companion for two months to the entirely unmanageable Mrs. Stone.
Two whole months of work.
What’s worse, Mrs. Stone is determined to be an even bigger handful than Angel herself.
No…what’s worse, is the lady comes along with a miserable wretch of a nephew. While she cannot deny he is handsome in that dark, brooding way so many women adore, Angel does not enjoy the company of serious men—especially when they have already declared they do not trust her one jot.
Well, she doesn’t trust him either. It soon becomes obvious why the stern Mr. Hunter is determined to haunt her every move—he must want Mrs. Stone's money!
Well, Angel cannot allow anything happen to her new friend, especially when she risks losing everything.
One might not know it to look at her, but the uptight Miss Lucinda Evans was once quite the adventurer. So much so it very nearly landed her in a whole world of trouble.
Now nearing spinster age, Lucinda is determined the same fate won’t befall her headstrong little sister. All she needs to do is keep a careful watch over Mary-Anne and maintain her own prim and proper appearance and behaviour. It might be a dull existence but at least it’s safe.
At least until she meets the Marquis of Kirbeck.
Lord Alexander Moncrieff has done his best to avoid a dull existence since inheriting the title. He might have returned home to the quiet country town at the behest of his mother, but it will not be long until he’s back to his usual reckless lifestyle.
But whilst he is trying to behave, at least for a little while, for some inexplicable reason, every woman in England has flocked to the dull town. Alexander finds himself surrounded by women of every variety, enough to fulfil even his rakish tastes.
So why the devil does he find himself interested in the prudish, uptight Miss Lucinda Evans?
Maybe because, despite her boring appearance and determination to scold him at every turn, he cannot help but feel she’s hiding some hint of scandal under those high collars…
The Tempting of a Devilish Lord is a novella length Regency tale with a touch of steam. Readers who adore hate to love and rakish lords meeting their match, will enjoy this hot historical romance.
Second chances don’t come easy…or cheap…
Rebecca Fortescue needs to make amends. With her father on the run, she’s the only one who can make recompense to those he hurt. And unfortunately, the way to do that is to return to where he did the most damage—the home of her first love. It’s just her unfortunate luck that the boy she knew grew into an untameably wicked (and sinfully appealing) rogue. Even more unfortunate is just how much she needs him now…
Lord Leonard Moncrieff was once foolish enough to lose his heart. It’s not a mistake he intends to repeat. Especially not now that his mother has banished him from London to escape a romantic scandal that wasn’t even his doing. But then Rebecca steps back into his life and everything changes…
It’s not long before Rebecca and Leo realize the pull that once existed between them is as powerful as ever. But is it strong enough to overcome the ugliness of their past and put them on the road to happily ever after?
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away…well, Scotland…Rose lived tucked away from the world with her aunt. Orphaned as a baby and adopted by her aunt, she’s used to her eccentric ways—including her overprotectiveness. But Rose wants more from life. However, she never quite expected for Laird Hamish McTavish—complete with kilt—to change things. The brash, and admittedly braw, man is hardly like the charming men Rose has been dreaming of.
Freshly returned from the battlefield with an unexpected inheritance, highlander Hamish is struggling enough to fit in at the sleepy lowland village. When he comes across a feisty young woman with wild hair and a brash tongue on his land, he doesn’t expect it to lead to more than a five-minute argument.
But he cannot help himself. His curiosity is piqued. Who is this young woman surrounded by three slightly-crazed elderly women seemingly intent on keeping her from the world? He must find out more.
Unfortunately, there are several people more than willing to get in the way of that aim. Rose’s aunt for one—not to mention his late-cousin’s mistress who is determined to replace one cousin with the other. Not only must Hamish deal with his duties and find a way to get close to Rose, he must also find a way to get rid of this abhorrent woman…before she does anything truly evil.
The Kidnap Club--known to few--specialize in helping women out of difficult situations.
Arranged marriages to awful men, for example.
Miss Grace Beaumont is at the mercy of her uncle who is determined she marry the depraved Mr. Worthington. Desperate times call for...well, the Kidnap Club.
It seems insane. Perhaps it is. But anything is better than being married to that man.
Lord Nash Fitzroy has looked after many a kidnapee over the past few years, but none make him want to break the cardinal rules as much as Grace. Her determined spirit, quick wit, and, let's be honest, her pretty looks have him struggling to remember his role in this.
Protector, defender, and occasional shoulder to cry on.
His way with women and the almost derelict offerings of his ancestral home as a hideaway make him a perfect pretend kidnapper. He doesn't much mind the money involved either, seeing as his father cut him off.
Which means, he cannot afford to get this wrong. No matter how tempted he is to show Grace that Worthington is not a prime example of how a man should be and burn the damned rule book.
And he certainly matches up to his name. From his looks to his constantly furrowed brow, Miss Beatrice Edgerton is under no illusions as to the status of their arranged marriage.
It will be very much one of convenience. With him conveniently providing the title her family so desperately wants and her family bringing in plenty of money for his dilapidated home. She is simply grateful he is younger than her first husband.
Lord Morton, Duke of Hartwich, is only a little perturbed by the vibrant Beatrice. After all, he sets her straight from the very first day of their marriage—this is one of mutual benefit. In one way only. She can expect no affection or romance from him.
Because, frankly, he is incapable of such things. Being a one-legged duke with a slightly dark past brings enough challenges without him having to worry about a wife too. His days of concern for anyone are long gone.
Unfortunately, It is not only the duke’s dark demeanor she has to deal with. Someone is trying to cause trouble for them but they cannot fathom who or why.
Beatrice is determined to make the best of the situation, even whilst spending Christmas with the duke alone in the eerie Hartwich Hall. Why, perhaps she might even be able to change the duke’s mind about their relationship.
Especially after they share a fiery kiss…or three…
She was looking for adventure…
Lady Rosamunde Stanley just never expected in the form of a kidnapping.
Well, an almost-kidnapping. The dastardly man only went and took the wrong woman!
But she soon discovers the dark, handsome man is not quite the terrible rogue she thinks him to be and she decides to put his experience to use. Her uncle has gone missing and no one believes her when she says he’s in trouble. Can she persuade Russell to help?
Russell might have kidnapped her, but he has no intention of keeping her. Even if the heat between them is driving him out of his wits and her crazy family makes him long for things a battle-hardened orphan like him should never want.
Their societal divide isn’t the only reason to keep his distance. Rosamunde is a bloody knife-carrying, picklock-wielding madwoman.
A far too appealing madwoman…
He’s not the only one struggling. Rosamunde is finding it just as difficult to fight the attraction, despite knowing it is most likely her over-active imagination leading her down this path. Somehow, she must keep her head around the most exciting man she’s ever met.
Stealing the Heiress is a steamy Regency romance featuring a determined, adventure-loving heroine, and a hero wwho might or might not be regretting kidnapping her. It can be read as a stand-alone story.
The Earl of Henleigh has no time or desire for women. Well, that’s a lie. He has the desire but since his disastrous engagement, he’s avoided the opposite sex at all costs.
It’s a shame Miss Haversham has not received the message, though.
The determined reporter refuses to leave Guy alone, convinced he’s the key to a story. He might well be, but he’ll be damned if she gets anywhere near his kidnap club.
Or his bed…
No woman has ever wanted that from him, and she'll be no different.
Freya Haversham wants one thing from the dark, wickedly handsome Earl of Henleigh.
But the blasted man refuses to play nice. The story of these disappearing noble women could make her career and mean she doesn’t have to write insipid gossip columns anymore, not to mention she might earn enough money to look after her elderly parents.
She’s convinced he knows something, but he evades her at every turn.
That is, until he’s kissing her until she’s breathless. And rescuing her dog. Oh yes and looking after her mother. Could this heroic earl really be involved in something so awful as kidnapping and killing rich women?
Very well, perhaps he’s playing too nice.
She can’t let herself be distracted from this story, no matter how tempted she might be to give into the pull between them.
Taking the Spinster is a spicy Regency romance read with a hero who can't help but play rescuer and a heroine who despises everything the rich earl stands for. Be sure to pick up The Kidnap Club series that can also be read as a standalone.
Even if that means braving the wrath of the Beast of Blackmoor. If Isabel is ever going to get her subscription library running, she must risk the ire of the infamous man—and the owner of one of England’s best libraries—and demand he help her build her book collection.
But the Beast of Blackmoor has little intention of anyone gaining access to his precious library. This demanding young woman will not be getting her hands on his books…or anything else for that matter. Particularly not his heart…
However, when Isabel finds herself confined to this mysterious duke’s house, with only the knowledge of his dastardly deeds for comfort, she begins to find that it is not only his library that interests her. Aided by his kindly servants, she learns of the circumstances behind his beastly reputation. Maybe, just maybe, he is not so beastly after all.
When danger in the form of Isabel’s unwanted suitor darkens his doorstep, the duke must choose. Is he truly a beast or can he be the man worthy of love after all?
The Beast Who Loved Me is a sweet, clean, fairytale novella of 25,000 words.