Kidnapped and held prisoner by a menacing Scottish brigand, Violet does her best to persevere and resist his rakish charms. When she realizes the brigand is really Ewan, the boy who once saved her life, who once kissed her and ruined her for all other kisses, she is lost. Ewan desperately needs the respectability a titled bride can bring him. But when his kidnapped betrothed is delivered - bound and gagged - he discovers it's the wrong woman.
Widowed and threatened with penury by her heartless in-laws, Eleanor - Lady Ulster - hatches a plot to save herself. Determined to produce the Ulster "heir", she seduces a stranger at a tawdry masquerade. Little does she know, this magnificent masked lover is none other than her husband's greatest nemesis. And God knows Ulster had plenty.
When rakish Ned falls in with the wrong crowd, his brother decides to send him to the Continent for "seasoning". For Sophia, this just won't do. She's loved Ned for ages - and also longed for adventure. She runs away from her boring suitors and disguises herself as a cabin boy on the Defiant, the ship sailing Ned to Italy. Ned knows he's not good enough for Sophia, but once they're on the Defiant, he can't stop himself from touching her, tasting her, loving her.
Edward Wyeth, the Dark Duke of Moncrieff's life has been turned on its end. His well-ordered home has been invaded. By destitute relatives. From Scotland. How on earth can he write Lord Hedon's salacious novels with hellions battling in the garden and starting fires in the library? But with the onslaught has come a delicious diversion. His cousin's companion, the surprisingly intriguing Kaitlin MacAllister. He is determined to seduce her.
When Lady Helena Simpson flees an unwanted marriage to a revolting lord, she finds refuge with James, a charming, handsome man unlike any she's ever known. Helena concocts the perfect solution to her problem. She asks - begs - James to ruin her. Surely her betrothed will repudiate her if she is no longer pure. And if all her efforts fail and she still ends up married to a horrid man until the end of her days, she will at least once have known true passion.