The Scandalous Marriage

The Scandalous Marriage
Author: M.C. Beaton
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-12-05
ISBN: 1472101545
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scandalous Marriage Book Excerpt:

As far as matrimonial prospects were concerned, Lucy Bliss was told she'd make an excellent clergyman's wife. Her mother, however, had loftier aspirations for her lovely younger sister Belinda. Belinda would marry a duke. More specifically, the Duke of Wardshire. Lucy was truly horrified. Lucifer Wardshire! Why, he was rumored to be as wicked as the devil, with orgies and mistresses' and worse! As the London Season unfolded, Lucy couldn't decide who was more abominable, her vulgar mama or the arrogant yet disconcertingly handsome duke. No matter, Lucy vowed to go to any lengths to protect her sister, even if her mission should take her into the very arms of the devilish duke himself.

Bound by a Scandalous Secret

Bound by a Scandalous Secret
Author: Diane Gaston
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN: 148800451X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bound by a Scandalous Secret Book Excerpt:

A most shocking betrothal! The pleasure-seeking Marquess of Rossdale has little interest in his birthright and even less in finding a bride. So he comes up with the perfect plan to survive the Season unscathed—a fake engagement to a most unsuitable girl! Outspoken Genna, the youngest of the scandalous Summerfields, has no wish to marry, either. So agreeing to be Ross’s temporary fiancée will grant her freedom for a little longer. But with every kiss, both Ross and Genna must face up to what they really desire…a true match!

The Duke s Forbidden Ward Mills Boon Historical Scandalous Socitey Brides Book 3

The Duke s Forbidden Ward  Mills   Boon Historical   Scandalous Socitey Brides  Book 3
Author: Millie Adams
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2022-04-28
ISBN: 0008919739
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Duke s Forbidden Ward Mills Boon Historical Scandalous Socitey Brides Book 3 Book Excerpt:

Her unattainable guardian The man she secretly yearns for!

Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage

Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage
Author: Valerie Bowman
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN: 1466813210
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage Book Excerpt:

A duchess awaiting trial for her vile husband's murder is the most delicious gossip the ton has heard in years. But for Kate Townsende, the woman in question, it could be a matter of life and death. And when a shrewd and handsome nobleman offers to publish her side of the story while arranging for a barrister to take her case, she's tempted by much more than the chance to defend herself... James Bancroft, Viscount Medford, tells himself he's only interested in a bestselling pamphlet, but Kate's stubborn determination is captivating. Could the accused widow be telling the truth? At first, James isn't sure of anything besides his growing desire for her—but before long he's willing to risk much more than his reputation to make the infamous beauty his wife... Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage is the third Secret Brides novel from Valerie Bowman.

The Scandalous Flirt

The Scandalous Flirt
Author: Olivia Drake
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN: 1466865601
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scandalous Flirt Book Excerpt:

Scandal begins with just one kiss... Aurora Paxton was once the belle of the ball, the most sought-after debutante of the season—until a scandalous mistake ruined her. Shunned by her family, Rory was banished to the country to live in disgrace. Now she’s been summoned back to London by her stepmother, who is being blackmailed by the least likely person Rory can imagine: Lucas Vale, Marquess of Dashell. Lucas is someone Rory’s known for years—a man as devastatingly handsome as he is coldly disapproving of her. What in the world could he want from her or her family? Rory intends to find out as soon as she comes face to face with her old foe. What she never expects, however, is that the icy aristocrat has a soft spot for her—and a secret plan to redeem her status. Could it be that Lucas has been in love with Rory all along. . .and has finally found a way to win her heart? The Scandalous Flirt by Olivia Drake is a sweeping Regency romance you won't be able to put down! The Cinderella Sisterhood series is: "Beautiful." - RT Book Reviews "Breathtaking." - Night Owl Reviews "Magical." - Once Upon a Romance

Marrying Her Best Friend

Marrying Her Best Friend
Author: Fiona Miers
Publsiher: Harley Romance Publishing
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marrying Her Best Friend Book Excerpt:

A well-bred lady with a ruined reputation… …and the man who’d do anything to protect her. Elizabeth Seymour has watched both brothers fall in love and marry. But one mistake has left the youngest Seymour destined for spinsterhood. Reputation in tatters, and ostracized from the ton, Lizzie’s only allies are family and her loyal best friend, Carson. The boy she’s known her whole life is now a man who makes her heart pound and pulse race. Carson has always been content with his life. He is part of a respectable family, has had a good education, and a cherished best friend. Lizzie’s rejection from society breaks his heart. He’ll do whatever he can to protect her from the vicious vipers of the ton. Because somewhere along the line he’s fallen in love with her. But as Lizzie’s life hangs in the balance, are they too late for their happily ever after? Author note: This is a much more traditional Regency than the 'Spares' series however still contains one open door love scene.

How to Dazzle a Duke

How to Dazzle a Duke
Author: Claudia Dain
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN: 1101140054
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Dazzle a Duke Book Excerpt:

New in award-winning author Claudia Dain?s dazzling Courtesan series. Miss Penelope Prestwick wants a duke for a husband, and clearly the dashing Duke of Edenham is the best choice. Just as Lady Dalby is clearly the best person to arrange the match. But how exactly should Penelope go about dazzling a duke? Surely a show of cleavage never hurt. Perhaps a kiss? And a bit of competition might do nicely. To that end, Penelope approaches the Marquis of Iveston requesting that he kindly appear interested in her so that the Duke will take note. When he does, the game begins as all of Society tries to determine who will actually marry Penelope.

Marriage By Arrangement

Marriage By Arrangement
Author: Anne Greene
Publsiher: Pelican Ventures Book Group
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-12-06
ISBN: 1611162890
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marriage By Arrangement Book Excerpt:

A MARRIAGE COVENANTWhy does a handsome, powerful noble of the highest rank in England stoop to marry a mere Lady of Lowland Scotland? A GREAT SECRETAre the whispered stories about him true? With his shadowy past and strange behavior, what awful secret does he hide? Each change of clothes transforms him into a different man. AN IMPOSSIBLE CHOICECan Lady Cailin keep her vow to make her marriage happy and successful, unlike that of her parents, or must she arrange for the Duke's accidental death?

Lady Arabella s Scandalous Marriage

Lady Arabella s Scandalous Marriage
Author: Carole Mortimer
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN: 1426852282
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lady Arabella s Scandalous Marriage Book Excerpt:

You are cordially invited to the marriage of Darius Wynter, Duke of Carlyne Dark and dangerous, Darius has a reputation riddled with unsavory rumor… to Lady Arabella St. Claire Headstrong and feisty, yet more innocent than she'll ever admit… What is Lady Arabella letting herself in for? Sinister whispers surround the death of Darius's first wife—could Arabella be in jeopardy? Or will the infamous duke prove all of society wrong? One thing's for sure—after the compromising situation that led to this marriage, Arabella will soon discover the exquisite pleasures of the marriage bed….

Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke s Heart

Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke s Heart
Author: Sarah MacLean
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN: 1405511850
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke s Heart Book Excerpt:

'Fabulous' Eloisa James 'Smart, sexy, and always romantic' Julia Quinn 'For a smart, witty and passionate historical romance, I recommend anything by Sarah MacLean' Lisa Kleypas She lives for passion. Bold, impulsive, and a magnet for trouble, Juliana Fiori is no simpering English miss. She refuses to play by society's rules: she speaks her mind, cares nothing for the approval of the ton, and can throw a punch with remarkable accuracy. Her scandalous nature makes her a favorite subject of London's most practiced gossips . . . and precisely the kind of woman the Duke of Leighton wants far far away from him. He swears by reputation. Scandal is the last thing Simon Pearson has room for in his well-ordered world. The Duke of Disdain is too focused on keeping his title untainted and his secrets unknown. But when he discovers Juliana hiding in his carriage late one evening - risking everything he holds dear - he swears to teach the reckless beauty a lesson in propriety. She has other plans, however; she wants two weeks to prove that even an unflappable duke is not above passion. This is the third novel in the Regency romance Love By Numbers trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean - perfect for fans of Lisa Kleypas and Eloisa James Love By Numbers series: Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart Praise for Sarah MacLean: 'Sarah MacLean has reignited the romance genre with a bolder edge' The New Yorker 'Funny, smart, feminist and roastingly hot' BookRiot.com 'Do yourself a favor and discover the compelling magic of Sarah MacLean' Amanda Quick 'MacLean writes with an entirely unique blend of elegance and ferocity that bursts from every page' Entertainment Weekly 'Great chemistry, intelligence and sparkling humor' RT Book Reviews

Nothing But Scandal

Nothing But Scandal
Author: Allegra Gray
Publsiher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-07-07
ISBN: 1420110896
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nothing But Scandal Book Excerpt:

It all starts with an innocent proposition When her father dies, leaving her penniless and without prospects, Elizabeth Medford is faced with a horrible future: marriage to the utterly vile Harold Wetherby. Her family thinks he's a brilliant choice, but Elizabeth has witnessed Wetherby's cruel nature and knows a life with him would be a miserable one. If only he didn't want to marry her. . .but for that to be the case, she would have to have a damaged reputation, and despite her father's missteps, Elizabeth's own name is pristine among society. So far. . . But innocence is in the eye of the beholder A brilliant plan is hatched: Elizabeth will organize her own ruin and escape the betrothal, leaving her old life behind. The only hitch is the man she hopes will do the ruining--the irresistible Alex Bainbridge, Duke of Beaufort. But he has secrets of his own that make Elizabeth Medford a woman he should avoid at all costs--for both their sakes. He insists he will have no part in her crazy scheme. . .no matter how tempting she may be. . .

The Duke s Decision

The Duke s Decision
Author: Carolina Prescott
Publsiher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2021-01-25
ISBN: 1509233970
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Duke s Decision Book Excerpt:

While gathering research for the puzzles she sells to newspapers, Vivian, the widowed Viscountess Rowden, literally stumbles across the arrogant Duke of Whitley. Whit, known to the ton as the Ice Duke, is spymaster for the Crown, and he has evidence of enemy agents using newspaper ciphers to send coded messages to Napoleon's army. His mission is clear—less clear are his feelings for the woman he may have to destroy. While Vivian struggles to put the past behind her and find a future where her heart can be safe, the duke must decide whether the lovely and independent viscountess is friend, foe, or fate.

Never Tempt A Duke

Never Tempt A Duke
Author: Virginia Brown
Publsiher: Bell Bridge Books
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2014-03-31
ISBN: 1611944465
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Tempt A Duke Book Excerpt:

He could not forgive her deception. She could not resist the desire they shared. When a scandal forces them to marry, their passions lead to dangerous secrets. American-born Alyssa and her twin brother arrive in England after the death of their father reveals their high-born heritage--he was the heir to an earldom. Now they have been placed in the guardianship of the handsome, jaded Duke of Deverell. Alyssa's brother, Nicholas, will be schooled in the strict manners of a future earl. Alyssa will be sent to a convent. Both are horrified at their prospects, so they switch identities. Nick heads for a life at sea. Alyssa, disguised as a boy, takes his place in Deverell's household. The cynical but mesmerizing Deverell is a tough taskmaster; though his frail-looking ward is spirited and witty, quietly winning the duke's affection, Deverell insists on harsh standards that challenge Alyssa's determination to keep the ruse going. Her feelings for Deverell complicate the situation even more; her young heart falls deeply in love with him. Even after her deception is discovered and he sends her away, she can't stop desiring him. For Deverell, a man whose secrets are locked inside memories of painful betrayals, she will always be a deceiver at heart. Returning as a beautiful and fully grown young woman, Alyssa takes his breath away. Yet the deceiver in her has only grown bolder. And so begins a turbulent marriage filled with seduction, heartache, and passion. She fights to find the man who guards his feelings for her behind an impenetrable wall. It will take dangers from outside their marriage to break down the barriers between them. If they survive.

The Patriarch and the Tsar

The Patriarch and the Tsar
Author: William Palmer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 624
Release: 1873
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Church and state
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Patriarch and the Tsar Book Excerpt:

The Patriarch and the Tsar History of the condemnation of the patiarch Nicon by a plenary council of the Orthodox Catholic Eastern Church held in Moscow a d 1666 1667 written by Paisius Ligarides of Scio

The Patriarch and the Tsar  History of the condemnation of the patiarch Nicon by a plenary council of the Orthodox Catholic Eastern Church  held in Moscow a d  1666 1667  written by Paisius Ligarides of Scio
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1873
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Church and state
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Patriarch and the Tsar History of the condemnation of the patiarch Nicon by a plenary council of the Orthodox Catholic Eastern Church held in Moscow a d 1666 1667 written by Paisius Ligarides of Scio Book Excerpt:

Claimed For The Highlander s Revenge Mills Boon Historical Scandalous Society Brides Book 1

Claimed For The Highlander s Revenge  Mills   Boon Historical   Scandalous Society Brides  Book 1
Author: Millie Adams
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2020-06-25
ISBN: 0008901562
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Claimed For The Highlander s Revenge Mills Boon Historical Scandalous Society Brides Book 1 Book Excerpt:

His revenge will ruin her... Could his passion set her free?

Lady Isabella s Scandalous Marriage

Lady Isabella s Scandalous Marriage
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-07-06
ISBN: 1101442263
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lady Isabella s Scandalous Marriage Book Excerpt:

Lady Isabella Scranton scandalized London by leaving her husband, notorious artist Lord Mac Mackenzie, after only three turbulent years of marriage. But Mac has a few tricks to get the Lady back in his life, and more importantly, back into his bed. Read a deleted scene from Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage.

Sex Scandal and Celebrity in Late Eighteenth Century England

Sex  Scandal  and Celebrity in Late Eighteenth Century England
Author: M. Kinservik
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2007-05-28
ISBN: 0230604803
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Scandal and Celebrity in Late Eighteenth Century England Book Excerpt:

This book tells the story of the bitter feud between the Duchess of Kingston and the actor, Samuel Foote, which resulted in a pair of scandalous trials in London in the revolutionary year of 1776. Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution, the duchess's state trial for bigamy and Foote's criminal trial for attempted sodomy engrossed the attention of Londoners, including George III, Parliament, and the nobility. Sex, Scandal, and Celebrity offers specialists and general readers a meticulously researched and dramatic narrative that relates the fortunes and misfortunes of its protagonists and exposes the social and legal hypocrisies about love, sex, and marriage in the age of George III.

His Reluctant Lady

His Reluctant Lady
Author: Ruth Ann Nordin
Publsiher: Ruth Ann Nordin
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

His Reluctant Lady Book Excerpt:

Will she choose marriage to avoid a scandal? From the moment Mister Christopher Robinson meets Lady Richfield at a ball, he wants to marry her. But Agatha Lyons has no desire to enslave herself to another cruel husband. She’s very happy as a widow and is determined to stay that way. Unfortunately, she is hiding a secret, a secret so shocking that if it was discovered, it could ruin her reputation. When a little slip exposes this secret, Mister Robinson sees his chance and makes her a deal: marry him or risk scandal. Will she keep her independence as a wealthy widow or will she succumb to a second husband who not only threatens to ignite her dormant passions but makes her want to give up her heart as well?

The Scandalous Brides Books 1 3

The Scandalous Brides  Books 1 3
Author: Valerie Bowman
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 1072
Release: 2017-07-18
ISBN: 1250174430
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scandalous Brides Books 1 3 Book Excerpt:

For the first time together in one bundle, Valerie Bowman’s Scandalous Brides series: a secret pamphlet, an unlikely elopement, and a woman on trial for murder—scandalous marriages are far more interesting... SECRETS OF A WEDDING NIGHT: Lily Andrews, Countess of Merrill, is young, widowed, penniless, and has strong opinions on marriage; she refuses to allow another hapless girl to fall prey to a man, so she anonymously writes and distributes a pamphlet entitled “Secrets of a Wedding Night” to stop the wedding for the scoundrel who broke her heart five years ago. Except when the man in question, Devon Morgan, the Marquis of Colton, learns that his former fianceé is the author, he offers her a scandalous challenge impossible to resist. SECRETS OF A RUNAWAY BRIDE: With her overprotective family out of the country, nothing can prevent Miss Annie Andrews from eloping to Gretna Green with the man she loves—nothing that is, except for her brother-in-law’s best friend Jordan Holloway, the Earl of Ashbourne. Trusted with Annie’s protection, Jordan spirits her away to his country house to prevent her elopement, but as they spend time together, Jordan realizes he wants to run away with her himself... SECRETS OF A SCANDALOUS MARRIAGE: Awaiting trial for her husband’s murder, Kate Townsende is surrounded by gossipmongers who have no interest in her side of the story. But when the handsome James Bancroft, Viscount Medford, offers to publish her side of the story while arranging for a barrister to take her case, Kate is tempted by more than the chance to defend herself and James realizes he’s willing to risk more than his reputation to save Kate and make her his wife...