The Wedding Gamble
Sarah Wellingford would do her duty.
Even if that meant putting herself on the Marriage Mart during a London season she could ill afford – and did not desire. Now ironic circumstance have wed her to the compelling Marquess of Englemere, a fabled gamester, who has awakened passions she was honour–bound not to express.
A marriage of convenience could be deucedly inconvenient – even for a marquess – when one was perilously close to loving his own wife! But Nicholas Stanhope knew that was impossible, for hadn't his tragic past proven that women – especially wives – were not to be trusted?
A Scandalous Proposal
Threatened by extortionists, disowned widow Emily Spenser has little recourse – until the Earl of Cheverley, captivated by this unusual shopkeeper, comes to her aide.
Emily cannot repay the Earl's expenditures – not in coin. But having learned through bitter experience not to trust the largesse of powerful men and desperate to stay hidden from the father–in–law who would take away her son, she seeks to cancel her obligation to the highly visible earl immediately. Little does she realise a “fleeting” affair will lead to something much more...