The Perfect Mistress
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|Author||: Betina Krahn|
Planning to marry a man of her choice as opposed to the wealthy protector her courtesan mother has decided upon, Gabrielle Le Coeur pretends to be the mistress of libertine viscount Pierce St. James. Original.
|Author||: Victoria Alexander|
|Editor||: Kensington Publishing Corp.|
Let #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander sweep you away with her dazzling new romance, in which one otherwise proper lady discovers that passion is her legacy. . . Widowed Julia, Lady Winterset, has inherited a book--a very shocking book--that every gentleman in London seems to want. For a charismatic businessman, it's a chance to build an empire. For a dashing novelist, it could guarantee fame. But to a proud, domineering earl, it means everything. . . Harrison Landingham, Earl of Mountdale, can't let the obstinate Julia release the shameless memoir that could ruin his family's name. But the only way to stop her may be equally sordid--if far more pleasurable. For his rivals are intent on seducing the captivating woman to acquire the book. And Harrison isn't the sort to back away from a competition with the stakes this high. Now the winner will claim both the scandalous memoirs and the heart of their lovely owner. . . "Warm, witty and wise." --Julia Quinn, New York Times bestselling author
|Author||: ReShonda Tate Billingsley|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
The daughter of an adulterous father deals with the long-rippling effects of his actions in her own love life in this emotionally powerful novel by award-winning and national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley. Lauren Robinson knows exactly what it takes to be the perfect mistress. She had a front-row seat when she tagged along with her father on all of his extramarital trysts. She loved “keeping Daddy’s special secrets,” but many family members, especially her mother, consider her an accomplice in helping break up their family. Years later, Lauren’s mother, Joyce, whose health is failing, cannot let go of the bitterness caused by her husband’s philandering. She continues to blame Lauren, as does Lauren’s brother. Joyce can’t see past her anger and betrayal and has withheld her maternal affection from Lauren for most of her life. This emotional distance and Lauren’s early dating experiences lead her to date married men… That is until Dr. Matthew King enters the scene. Now poised to become a college president, Matthew is a former beau that left Lauren brokenhearted. He tries to show Lauren that he’s a changed man since their college days. The two truly connect and their relationship quickly escalates. When Matthew proposes marriage, Lauren happily accepts, but as their very public engagement makes the news, someone is intent on sabotaging their relationship. Someone who watched her own marriage destroyed by Lauren, and won’t be happy until she gives Lauren a taste of her own medicine. Can Lauren stop the cycle of destruction in time to salvage the only love she’s ever known?
|Author||: Blake Pierce|
|Editor||: Blake Pierce|
“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Blake Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) THE PERFECT MISTRESS is book #15 in a new psychological suspense series by bestselling author Blake Pierce, which begins with The Perfect Wife, a #1 bestseller (and free download) with over 600 five-star reviews. When wealthy suburban women are found murdered in their small town without rhyme or reason, Jessie soon realizes she is up against no ordinary killer. He is an unpredictable psychopath, beyond anyone she’s ever been up against—and she will have to enter the dark canals of his twisted mind if she has any chance of saving the next woman on his list. A fast-paced psychological suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding suspense, THE JESSIE HUNT series is a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.
|Author||: Diane Haeger|
|Editor||: Broadway Books|
A fictional portrait of the legendary actress and mistress to King Charles II details her poverty-stricken youth, her rise to the heights of the theatrical world, and the talent, beauty, and vivacity that brought her to the attention of the king, in a historical novel set against the backdrop of Restoration England. Reader's Guide included. Original. 30,000 first printing.
|Author||: Mary Balogh|
|Editor||: Dell Publishing Company|
Lady Angeline Dudley, who harbors a secret desire for a simple marriage in spite of expectations that she marry a wealthy, titled man, must must come up with a plan when she falls for an earl who does not return her feelings.
|Author||: Victoria Alexander|
|Editor||: Kensington Publishing Corp.|
For three years, Lady Veronica Smithson has been perfectly happy as a widow—and thoroughly independent. Still, the right gentleman could provide the benefits of marriage without the tedious restrictions. And in Sir Sebastian Hadley-Attwater, renowned explorer and rogue, Veronica is sure she has found him. Sebastian will come into his inheritance in a matter of weeks—if his family deems him responsible enough. There's no better way to prove his maturity than with a wife. But though Veronica will share his bed, she refuses to marry. However, Sebastian has a plan: An intimate sojourn at his new country house will surely change Veronica's mind. For Sebastian never takes no for an answer. And he intends to persuade his Christmas mistress that they belong together—in this, and every season to come. . . "This Victorian yuletide romance provides erotic sizzle and delectably clever dialogue on every page." –USA Today
|Author||: Kat Martin|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Paperbacks|
PERFECT SIN is a captivating classic Kat Martin romance—now available as an e-book for the very first time! He was the ultimate rake. But Randall Clayton, 7th Duke of Beldon, harbors a hidden motive for seducing the fiery-haired, passionate Caitlin Harmon. Rand is on a mission to find a murderer...and it's leading straight to Caitlin's father. She was the ultimate temptation. Cait Harmon, the feisty, intellectual daughter of an American adventurer, is certain she will never fall in love. But one dance with the powerful, compelling Duke of Beldon and Cait's heart is lost forever. Theirs was the ultimate love.They were the talk of London, until passion and betrayal tore them apart. Now, Rand must embark on the quest of a lifetime: proving to Caitlin that love is the most powerful treasure of all.
|Author||: Mary Balogh|
Wounded in a duel thanks to the interference of Jane Ingleby, the Duke of Tresham, Regency England's most eligible bachelor, hires her as his nurse--and his mistress--to care for him during his convalescence, only to find himself falling in love with his headstrong, scolding companion. Reprint.
|Author||: Jill Childs|
It wasn’t until that night that I found out he had been cheating. I never would have guessed it of Ralph – I was still head over heels in love with him then. I would have done anything for my husband… that is, until I found out what he was really hiding. The night it happened, I was late home from a parent-teacher conference. Things hadn’t been the same between us recently and I was hoping we could start over – make things right over a bottle of wine and an early night like the old days. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I sometimes think I never really knew Ralph at all. Because I never thought he’d be capable of doing what he did. It wasn’t only dangerous, it was very, very wrong. And I’m not talking about the affair with Laura. As I said, I came home that night hoping to finally fix things with the man I love. The very last thing I expected was to find my husband murdered. No marriage is ever what it seems from the outside. A compulsively unputdownable domestic thriller from a USA Today bestselling author. Perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and The Silent Wife. What readers are saying about The Mistress: ‘Dark, twisty compulsive read that will leave you on the edge of your seat wanting to find out what is going to happen. I couldn't read fast enough. Excellent!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow such a dark, twisty unpredictable read! Kept me on the edge of my seat with a totally unexpected ending!... A really addictive, compulsive read that will keep you guessing!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘From the first chapter you know that this is going to be a thrilling journey and I was hooked immediately struggling to put the book down… The book was full of surprises and just when you thought you had everything figured out nothing is as it seems, the twists and turns will have you holding your breath. This was my first read by the author and it was a fantastic unputdownable read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I read long into the night to discover all of the secrets and conclusions to this gripping story and the shocking revelation at the end was magnificent. Definitely a full five stars from me for this fabulous book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘WOW!!… What a great book!!!… What an ending! Loved having a good read on a rainy day.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Extremely well written with good characters, it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout and had a great ending to a brilliant book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
|Author||: Jess Michaels|
|Editor||: The Passionate Pen|
The steamy conclusion to USA Bestselling Author Jess Michaels' historical romance series, Mistress Matchmaker. Vivien Manning, the notorious Mistress Matchmaker, is tired. Tired of the parties, tired of the lovers, tired of being her. So she decides to leave London behind once and for all and start a whole new life. But before she goes, she must tie up some loose ends, and makes a list that includes a man she’s never been fully able to let go—Benedict Greystone. Benedict was broken when Vivien broke off their affair years ago. When she comes back into his life...and his bed…he isn't certain of anything except the power of their desire. But as Vivien moves closer to disappearing forever, both of them begin to question if the past can be overcome and if love might be the one loose end that cannot be neatly tied up. Length: Full Length Novel Heat Level: Off the charts. This book is the third book in the Mistress Matchmaker series.
|Author||: Kate Pullinger|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
When her mistress departs from Victorian London society to seek relief from tuberculosis symptoms in Egypt, maid Sally throws herself into their new culture and comes to know freedoms she has never experienced before she is harshly reminded of her humble station in life. 75,000 first printing.
|Author||: Tess Thompson|
|Editor||: Tess Thompson|
An untested teacher. A wealthy benefactor. When their attraction becomes undeniable, will they open their hearts to each other? Colorado, 1910. Quinn Cooper can’t help feeling uneasy. But securing a job as a schoolmarm in a tiny frontier town was the only way to save her family from starvation back in Boston. And her nerves aren’t eased by a stray gunshot that spooks the sleigh horses, casting her into the snow… until she’s rescued by a handsome stranger. Lord Alexander Barnes knows better than to believe any pretty young woman would willingly become a mother to five children. But the lonely widower finds himself charmed by the lovely newcomer and her easy rapport with his offspring. And after his disgruntled nanny quits, his heart melts at the sight of her joyfully taking over the role. Determined to prove herself in the schoolhouse and as a governess, Quinn fears her near-poverty will prevent any possible courtship with the affluent Englishman. And between their age difference and prejudicial violence in the town, Lord Barnes is certain this second chance at happiness just cannot be. Will their love go unspoken, or will their persistence reward them with a lasting passion? The School Mistress is the delightful first book in the Emerson Pass Historicals sweet romance series. If you like gallant nobles, resilient heroines, and hints of mystery, then you’ll adore Tess Thompson’s Edwardian adventure in the Old West. Buy The School Mistress to study reading, writing, and happily ever after today!
|Author||: Karen Martin|
|Editor||: The Nazca Plains Corporation|
How to Capture a Mistress is a light-hearted, but aggressive approach, to mining that rare jewel, a Dominant Lady of quality, and figuring out what to do once you've found her. It will take time and dedication, but those special ladies are waiting to treasure, lead, play and discipline as necessary.
|Author||: Danielle Steel|
Natasha Leonovas beauty saved her life. Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection. Believing his generosity will always keep her safe, Natasha is careful not to dwell on Vladimirs ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in. Until she meets Theo Luca. The son of a famous and difficult artist, Theo and his mother own a restaurant filled with his late fathers artwork. There, on a warm June evening, Theo first encounters Natasha, the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. And there, Vladimir lays eyes on Lucas artwork. Two dangerous obsessions begin. Theo, a gifted artist in his own right, finds himself feverishly painting Natashas image for weeks after their first meeting. Vladimir, enraged that the paintings are not for sale, is determined to secure one at any price. And Natasha, who knows that she cannot afford to make even one false move, nevertheless begins to think of the freedom she can never have as Vladimirs mistress ...
|Author||: Ariel Lawhon|
|Editor||: Anchor Books|
A steamy reimagining of the scandal-marked 1930 disappearance of Justice Joseph Crater explores events decades later from the perspectives of the three women who knew him best, including his Chanel-draped wife, his showgirl mistress and his dutiful housemaid.