Valan Grey, the 6th Earl of Edmonds, the Marquess of Northington, has no wish to sire an heir. His three-year-old nephew will carry on the title. His fertile sister has already borne her husband another son and a daughter for good luck. The title is safe. So why marry?
Miss Jeanine Matheson has graduated from Lady Peddington’s School for Young Ladies. Only, Jeanine isn’t interested in finding a husband—at least, not a young healthy husband. She aspires to become a businesswoman like Lady Peddington. All she needs is a very rich, very elderly gentleman to marry her and then, well…pass on to his reward.
A MARRIAGE OF NECESSITY
He offered one night. She needs a lifetime... When Viscountess Kinsley’s father lost all but their home and then drank himself to death, creditors stood ready to seize what remained. Anne’s only hope of saving her family is to find a husband through Lady Peddington’s School for Young Ladies. Only, upon graduation, Anne finds herself the victim of jealous gossip that claims she seeks multiple lovers. Now, no respectable man will have her. Kennedy Douglas,
Viscount Buchanan, has refused to marry—until his terminally ill father threatens to marry Kennedy’s younger sister to a known wife-beater unless Kennedy immediately weds and produces an heir. The man known as The Marriage Maker matches Kennedy with the ravishing Viscountess Kinsely, but time is running out. Kennedy’s father is declining rapidly, and he’s the only one who knows where Kennedy’s sister is being held against her will.
A SCROUNDREL IN THE MAKING
Retired spy Abigail Matheson has inherited the title of Marchioness of Buchman. But that annoyance is forgotten when The Raven, Abigail’s superior, introduces her to Sir Stirling James. They request her assistance on one final mission: find the stolen crown jewels of Scotland.
Lord Reade, brother to Robert Murdock, the Earl of Kinwall, has been given the opportunity to gamble with men who can afford to lose a lot of money. And a lot of money is exactly what Reade needs if he is to save his family’s ancestral home from creditors and prevent his brother’s family from being forced onto the streets. The catch: he must work with a beautiful spy to find the thief who stole the Honors of Scotland.
HER WICKED HIGHLAND SPY
As a spy in His Majesty's Service, Ethan Brodie possesses an unrivaled ability to charm himself out of any situation, and under many a petticoat. Upon his mentor's death, he retires from the service and promises to settle down to the business of finding a wife. To help out a friend, Ethan agrees to escort his mentor's widow and her niece, Rosalyn Beaumont, on a seaside holiday. After all, he owes his life to the man many times over. But the more time he spends with Rosalyn, the more her prying ways capture his attention.
Rosalyn Beaumont's heart broke the previous season when she caught her fiancé in bed with another woman. The engagement ended then and there, but her desire for justice did not. Instead of jumping back into the marriage mart, she sets herself up as a Lady's Defense, providing services to the season's debutantes by spying on their behalf.
A MOST UNUSUAL SCANDAL
After her father's scandal leaves Lady Ella and her young brother penniless on the streets of Edinburgh and her brother stripped of his title, Ella survives by washing clothes. Efforts to keep her young brother out of the local street thugs’ clutches fail miserably, and she fears he is headed for prison. But the evening he steals a watch from The Demon Earl puts them at the earl’s mercy in ways she never imagined possible.