When Lady Brynne Weston was just fourteen, she made a pact with her brother's friend, Lord Lachlan Campbell, a charming Scottish boy with a rebellious streak that called to her own sense of adventure. If, in ten years, neither was married, they would marry each other. The promise was sealed with a stick of sugar, and then forgotten about...until almost a decade later when Lachlan comes to claim his prize. The charming, rebellious boy has grown into a charming, dangerously seductive man. And try as she might, Brynne is helpless against the smoldering passion that flares between them.
Evelyn Thorncroft wants to marry a duke, but she'll settle for an earl. The Earl of Hawkridge, to be precise. The only problem? Weston cannot stand the sight of her. At least, that's what he says. Their passionate kisses, however, tell a very different story. From the first moment he sees Evie across a crowded ballroom, Weston desires her. The dark-haired American is beautiful, intelligent, and charming. The only problem? She's a money-grubbing hoyden after his family's fortune. At least, that's what Weston tells himself. His heart, however, tells a very different story.
British private investigator, Thomas Kincaid, thinks he's seen it all...until a gorgeous, soaking-wet American shows up and demands he help her find a stolen family heirloom. Having had his heart crushed once before by a beautiful woman, Kincaid has no intention of tempting fate a second time. But Joanna Thorncroft isn't about to take no for an answer. Joanna has to find her mother's ring and discover the secrets it contains. Secrets that have brought her all the way across the Atlantic and onto the doorstep of a sinfully handsome detective.
As the fourth daughter of a baron, Miss Hannah Fairchild has no dreams of grandeur when it comes to marriage. Forget a duke or an earl. The shy, spinsterly wallflower would be happy with a doctor or (even better) the bookseller's son. Unfortunately, if she wants to save her family from financial ruin - and her father from debtor's prison - a duke is precisely what she needs.
A shy wallflower, Caroline hasn't the faintest idea why the Duke of Readington chose her to be his bride. She could ask, but that would mean speaking to him...and she'd rather have a conversation with the devil Eric married Caroline for one simple reason: he wasn't in love with her. Having seen firsthand how love can bring a man to his knees, he's determined not to make the same mistakes his father did. After a winter storm leaves him stranded with Caroline, Eric turns around and finds himself stumbling over the wife he never wanted...but is slowly beginning to desire....or was it?
Furious at being tricked into marrying a woman who keeps a hedgehog in her pocket, Derek couldn't get away from Eleanor fast enough after their vows were read. It's been a year since he's seen her, and he has no plans to change that anytime soon - until his scheming cousin shows up and declares the union a sham. Now Derek has exactly one month to woo a wife he never desired and consummate a marriage he never wanted.
The granddaughter of a duke and darling of the ton, Lady Georgiana's life was one glittering soiree after another...until her husband did her the grave disservice of dying. Recently returned to London after a year spent rusticating in the country, she's eager to resume her social life. One thing she doesn't plan on doing? Crossing paths with Sebastian Northcliff, the arrogant cad who stole her first kiss and broke her heart. There are whispers about the duke of Warwick. Whispers that he killed his first wife. Whispers that he is incapable of love.
Juliet is beautiful, intelligent...and one of the best thieves in all of London. Raised in the cutthroat streets of St. Giles, she's learned to survive by whatever means necessary. Even if those means include pretending to be a highborn lady to avoid capture by The Wolf, one of Bow Street's most cunning runners, and the only man to ever set her blood on fire. Grant is charismatic, titled, and second-in-command of the Bow Street Runners. When his captain orders him to find and arrest the lad who has been stealing jewelry from the ton's elite, he thinks it's just another job.
Felicity Atwood's life was a debutante's dream. She had a wealthy husband, two beautiful children, and an elegant townhouse in Grosvenor Square. Everything was perfect...until her husband publicly left her for his mistress and her dream turned into a nightmare. Now she's divorced, destitute, and bordering on desperate. Felix Spencer has never met a pretty woman he couldn't charm...until Felicity. A cunning thief turned Bow Street Runner, he's exactly the sort of man she has been taught to avoid at all costs. But try as she might she cannot forget the kiss he stole from her.
When Lady Scarlett Sherwood's husband is killed in a riding accident that turns out to be no accident at all, she becomes the number-one suspect in a murder investigation that takes the ton by storm. Her accuser? None other than the dark, ruthless Sir Owen Steel, Captain of the Bow Street Runners...and the only man Scarlett has ever loved.