Hannah Pace needs a pretend husband, just for the weekend! She’s told her long-lost mother that she’s married–well, she was, then, see, but isn’t now, you understand? So in desperation, she hits up the local bad boy Nick Archer. He’s a local wheeler and dealer who stays just on the good side of the law, but boy is he handsome…
When the dissolute Lord Rochedale runs over Miss Candice Marston with his carriage, he thinks he’s found the answer to all his problems. Due to the conditions of his father’s will and the insistance of his uncle-guardian, he will not receive his inheritance unless he marries before his next birthday and remains so for a full year. The quiet and reserved Candice seems like an ideal candidate for a sham marriage, allowing Rochedale to continue his bachelor’s life uninterrupted.
Lee Williams has flown to Curaçao to marry the man she met last fall. Rash? Perhaps, but she was so sure it was the right thing to do! But things are a mess now, since he’s nowhere to be found, and his cynical former boss, Max Van Breedan, has made a most improper offer: Marry him so he can inherit, and he’ll help her go back, after his father passes.
Hadrian Northmore climbed from the coal mines of Durham to a position of wealth through his business ventures in the East Indies. He provides his youngest brother with the education and means to win a place in Parliament and abolish the dismal conditions that killed the rest of their family. When Hadrian returns to England only to discover that Julian died in a duel, he is devastated. He is also determined to gain custody of his illegitimate nephew. However, Lady Artemis Dearing, who has raised little Lee since her sister and brother’s deaths, is not willing to relinquish him. Faced with eviction from her home, Artemis arranges a marriage of convenience with Hadrian so she can raise Lee herself. Continue reading “Bought: The Penniless Lady”
Miss Claire Yelland is in a tight spot: almost alone in the world, she has few options for employment. Therefore, she turns to the theatre, reinventing herself as the dashing Clairisse Deschampes. She goes to great pains to hide her identity beneath a raven wig and guards her virtue to such an extent that she becomes known as the “Iceberg.” Then, her younger brother gets into a scrape that requires a large sum of money fast. Claire must make an uncomfortable bargain to save him: she agrees to marry the jaded Sir Egon Hollister. Egon wants to thumb his nose at his imperious, matchmaking grandmother by parading a scandalous bride at her house-party. Now, Claire must give the performance of a lifetime: loving newlywed in public, indifferent professional in private–while enduring Sir Egon’s assumption that she is a loose woman . . .
Carrie Gray has a very annoying neighbor. She’s a house sitter for a wealthy prince who owns apartment 12B, and the millionaire playboy next door, Trent Tanford, just can’t seem to give his girlfriends proper directions to apartment 12A! “Tanford’s Troops” come knocking at all hours of the day and night, looking for him, and she finally decides it’s time to talk to him about it!
Spoiled socialite Amira Forsythe is in a bit of a mess…the terms of her grandmother’s will make it so that she must marry before her thirtieth birthday, in order to inherit! So she approaches Brent Colby, the man she left at the altar eight years ago, for a business arrangement.