Download and read online Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage in PDF and EPUB A duchess awaiting trial for her vile husband's murder is the most delicious gossip the ton has heard in years. But for Kate Townsende, the woman in question, it could be a matter of life and death. And when a shrewd and handsome nobleman offers to publish her side of the story while arranging for a barrister to take her case, she's tempted by much more than the chance to defend herself... James Bancroft, Viscount Medford, tells himself he's only interested in a bestselling pamphlet, but Kate's stubborn determination is captivating. Could the accused widow be telling the truth? At first, James isn't sure of anything besides his growing desire for her—but before long he's willing to risk much more than his reputation to make the infamous beauty his wife... Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage is the third Secret Brides novel from Valerie Bowman.
Download and read online The Scandalous Brides in PDF and EPUB For the first time together in one bundle, Valerie Bowman’s Scandalous Brides series: a secret pamphlet, an unlikely elopement, and a woman on trial for murder—scandalous marriages are far more interesting... SECRETS OF A WEDDING NIGHT: Lily Andrews, Countess of Merrill, is young, widowed, penniless, and has strong opinions on marriage; she refuses to allow another hapless girl to fall prey to a man, so she anonymously writes and distributes a pamphlet entitled “Secrets of a Wedding Night” to stop the wedding for the scoundrel who broke her heart five years ago. Except when the man in question, Devon Morgan, the Marquis of Colton, learns that his former fianceé is the author, he offers her a scandalous challenge impossible to resist. SECRETS OF A RUNAWAY BRIDE: With her overprotective family out of the country, nothing can prevent Miss Annie Andrews from eloping to Gretna Green with the man she loves—nothing that is, except for her brother-in-law’s best friend Jordan Holloway, the Earl of Ashbourne. Trusted with Annie’s protection, Jordan spirits her away to his country house to prevent her elopement, but as they spend time together, Jordan realizes he wants to run away with her himself... SECRETS OF A SCANDALOUS MARRIAGE: Awaiting trial for her husband’s murder, Kate Townsende is surrounded by gossipmongers who have no interest in her side of the story. But when the handsome James Bancroft, Viscount Medford, offers to publish her side of the story while arranging for a barrister to take her case, Kate is tempted by more than the chance to defend herself and James realizes he’s willing to risk more than his reputation to save Kate and make her his wife...
Download and read online Secrets of a Wedding Night in PDF and EPUB Secrets of a Wedding Night Valerie Bowman HOW TO STOP A WEDDING Young, widowed, and penniless, Lily Andrews, the Countess of Merrill, has strong opinions on marriage. When she spots a certain engagement announcement in The Times, she decides to take action. She will not allow another hapless girl to fall prey to a man—particularly the scoundrel who broke her heart five years ago. Anonymously she writes and distributes a pamphlet entitled "Secrets of a Wedding Night," knowing it will find its way into his intended's innocent hands... HOW TO SEDUCE A WIDOW Devon Morgan, the Marquis of Colton, desires a good wife and mother to his son—someone completely unlike Lily Andrews, the heartless beauty who led him on a merry chase five years ago only to reject him. When Devon's new fiancée cries off after reading a certain scandalous pamphlet, he vows to track down the author and make her pay. But when he learns it's his former fiancée Lily, he issues a challenge: write a retraction or prepare to be seduced—to find out how wonderful a wedding night can be...
Download and read online Secrets of a Runaway Bride in PDF and EPUB SECRETS OF A RUNAWAY BRIDE Valerie Bowman Miss Annie Andrews is finally free to marry the man she loves. With her overprotective sister out of the country on her honeymoon, nothing can prevent her flight to Gretna Green—nothing, that is, but an abduction by the wrong gentleman. When Jordan Holloway, the Earl of Ashbourne, promised to look after his best friend's sister-in-law, he didn't realize she would prove so difficult. But when he spirits her away to his country house to prevent her elopement, he discovers that the tempting beauty knows how to put up a fight. To make matters worse, he's stuck playing the role of honorable protector...when what he really wants is to run away with her himself.
Download and read online Secrets of a Scandalous Bride in PDF and EPUB Her first secret: She is not a widow. Elizabeth Ashburton has never even married, and at this rate, she never will. But pretending to be a bereaved young wife was the only way she could escape her horrid fate—being forced to marry the man who destroyed her father. Her second secret: She is not a prim young lady. Her third secret: She's willing to risk all. Elizabeth knows she is playing a dangerous game, for her dreaded suitor will not give her up without a fight. Now she needs Rowland more than ever—to rescue her from a life of desperation, to drive her wild with desire, and to make her his scandalous bride.
Download and read online A Secret Proposal in PDF and EPUB After reading a scandalous pamphlet entitled SECRETS OF A WEDDING NIGHT, Miss Amelia Templeton cried off from her engagement. But her mother is set on seeing her daughter land a peer before the end of the Season. Amelia will do her duty. This time she has a list of the oldest, and most titled men in the ton who are looking for a wife. She'll marry one of them. But first she needs to get over her fear of a wedding night. She enlists the help of Mr. Thaddeus Hammond, a mere mister who is riddled with scandal, but worse, he's her dead brother's closest friend. Thad has never told the story of what happened the night Amelia's brother died, but he did make her a promise. She issues him a scandalous proposal: spend the night with her to show her the real secrets of a wedding night.
Download and read online Never Trust a Pirate in PDF and EPUB The rules of engagement were never so scandalous. . . A rumored pirate and the scurrilous black sheep of his well-to- do family, Cade Cavendish relishes his world of rebellion, deception, and seduction. Nothing and no one can hold him to be the duty-bound, honorable man he is expected to be. But when an unexpected run-in at his twin brother’s estate with a ravishing, raven-haired maid leads her to believe he’s actually a viscount, Cade’s renegade life is thrown wildly off-kilter. And even though a case of mistaken identity can be quickly set to rights, matters of the heart are quite different... Miss Danielle LaCrosse is startled to learn that the handsome gentleman who radiates sin and has the devil in his eyes is not her employer the Viscount, but rather his infamous brother. A former heiress, orphaned and left penniless, Danielle has more than a few secrets of her own. Cade may be skilled at coaxing even the most hidden desires out of Danielle but can he earn her trust—and win her heart—as they embark on an adventure to confront a dangerous enemy from both of their pasts . . . and uncover the identity of the so-called Black Fox along the way? Never Trust a Pirate is part of the Regency-set Playful Brides series by Valerie Bowman
Download and read online It Happened Under the Mistletoe in PDF and EPUB First in an exclusive Can happily ever after begin with one Christmas kiss? It Happened Under the Mistletoe is a brand-new holiday novella from award-winning author Valerie Bowman! When Oliver Townsende escapes to his friend's house for a Christmas party, he intends to avoid the hordes of marriage-minded misses who have been dogging his steps in London ever since he inherited a dukedom. He soon learns a bit of Yuletide peace and quiet is too much to ask for. When he encounters Miss Cerian Blake, who's dodging her own unwanted set of admirers, the two decide to join forces and fake an infatuation to keep their suitors at bay. But when a bough of mistletoe becomes involved, will their Christmastime prank turn into a love to last all seasons? Look for Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage—available now!—from St. Martin's Paperbacks. Praise for Valerie Bowman's Secret Brides novels: "This engaging and sweetly romantic [series] is just too delightful to miss."—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas "This sparkling [series] marks Bowman for stardom." —RT Book Reviews "Everything romance should be—sexy, quirky, fun." —Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author
Download and read online The Right Kind of Rogue in PDF and EPUB Can two star-crossed lovers come together—until death do they part? Viscount Hart Highgate has decided to put his rakish ways behind him and finally get married. He may adore a good brandy or a high-speed carriage race, but he takes his duties as heir to the earldom seriously. Now all he has to do is find the right kind of woman to be his bride—ideally, one who’s also well-connected and well-funded. . . Meg Timmons has loved Hart, the brother of her best friend, ever since she was an awkward, blushing schoolgirl. If only she had a large dowry—or anything to her name at all. Instead, she’s from a family that’s been locked in a bitter feud with Hart’s for years. And now she’s approaching her third London season, Meg’s chances with him are slim to none. Unless a surprise encounter on a deep, dark night could be enough to spark a rebellious romance. . .for all time? Valerie Bowman’s Playful Brides novels are: “Wholly satisfying.”—USA Today “Smart and sensual...readers will be captivated.”—RT Book Reviews “Smoldering.” —Booklist
Download and read online A Secret Affair in PDF and EPUB Miss Frances Birmingham has set her cap for the charming, dashing Mr. Charles Holloway. She and her best friend, Annie, have the most clever idea. They've arranged a bachelor auction for charity. The proceeds will go to the Royale Society for the Humane Treatment of Animals and the winners will be escorted to the most talked-about ball of the Season by their bachelor of choice. When Frances makes a bid for Charlie, will one fun night's amusement turn into a lifetime of love? A Secret Affair is part of the Secret Brides series by Valerie Bowman.
Download and read online Three Brides Novellas in PDF and EPUB Valerie Bowman has whisked countless readers away to the ballrooms of Regency England, where marrying for love is the most scandalous task of all. Here together for the first time in a fabulous eBook bundle at a discounted price are her Three Brides novellas: A Secret Proposal Forced to marry, Amelia Templeton will do her duty—but first she needs to get over her fear of a wedding night. So she issues her brother’s scandal-ridden friend, Thaddeus Hammond, a wicked proposal: spend the night with her to show her the real secrets of a wedding night. A Secret Affair Frances Birmingham has her sights set on the charming, dashing Charles Holloway, so when she makes a bid for him at a charity bachelor auction, will one fun night’s amusements turn into a lifetime of love? The Unforgettable Hero When Cecelia Harcourt loses her memory after being hit by a coach, she’s convinced that the fascinating man she meets is the hero of her romantic novel. But can Adam Hunt, a mere solider, become the man he was meant to be and fill that lofty role?
Download and read online The Legendary Lord in PDF and EPUB THE MAKING OF A LEGEND... When Christian Forester, Viscount Berkeley, flees the stuffy ballrooms of London for his Scottish hunting lodge, the last thing he expects to find ensconced before his fire is an incredibly beautiful woman. But the plight of lovely young Sarah Highgate, who has run away from an unwanted betrothal, inspires an eminently practical exchange. He’ll safeguard her reputation with the ton while she advises him how to best attract a proper bride... As the undisputed belle of the season, Sarah has enchanted plenty of suitors. Still, she isn’t interested in marriage, especially not to the pompous bore her father has chosen for her. But her hasty escape seems reckless now that she’s estranged from her family and has no one to count on besides Christian. Turning the lucklesslord into such a catch has another unplanned consequence for Sarah: Has he run away with her heart? The Legendary Lord is the sixth installment of Valerie Bowman's Regency-set Playful Brides series.
Download and read online The Banished Bride Scandalous Secrets Series Book 1 in PDF and EPUB A drunken laugh, a roll of the dice... and Aurora Sprague finds herself a child bride, married in haste to a young man she's never met to settle her father's gaming debt. Moments after the ceremony, the new groom gallops off to the army and Aurora is banished to a remote estate, married in name only. Years later, Alex Fenimore, now a top intelligence officer, is on a secret mission when a fiery young lady helps him escape attack. He has no idea that the woman is his wife or that the sparks of desire between them are about to ignite a dangerous passion. AWARDS: Best Regency of the Year Nominee, 2000 REVIEWS: "...lush romance mixed with great humor and a touch of human frailty." ~RT magazine SCANDALOUS SECRETS SERIES, in order The Banished Bride Lady of Letters The Major's Mistake LESSONS IN LOVE, in series order The Defiant Governess Second Chances The Storybook Hero
Download and read online The Unforgettable Hero in PDF and EPUB To escape a forced marriage to her loathsome, social-climbing cousin, Cecelia Harcourt banks on selling a romantic novel. But when she's hit by a coach on the way home from meeting a potential publisher and loses her memory, the accident leads to an encounter with a fascinating man. . . who she’s convinced is the hero of her novel. Due to his brother's influence, Lieutenant Adam Hunt finds himself honorably discharged from the army. Adam intends to make his way in the world without the help of a war-hero duke, brother or no. He finds his plans for independence sidetracked by a chance encounter with a lady whose memory has gone. She believes he's a hero. Can Adam become the man he was meant to be and fill that lofty role?
Download and read online The Untamed Earl in PDF and EPUB AN INDECENT PROPOSAL Lady Alexandra Hobbs, the daughter of the Duke of Huntley, has intended to marry Lord Owen Monroe since she first glimpsed him from the window of her bedchamber, back when she was just a girl. But the duke has already chosen Alex’s infamously spoiled elder sister, Lavinia, for Owen. And now there’s no turning back. Owen has spent most of his bachelor years drinking, gambling, and skirt-chasing. He won’t see another pound from his parents, however, until he’s engaged to Lavinia. Desperate, he accepts an offer from her innocent and spirited—and absolutely beautiful—sister Alex: She will turn him into a perfectly tamed suitor, and show him how to woo the shrew. But when Alex’s true motives come to light, will their bargain lead to recriminations—or to a romance that defies everyone’s expectations? Award-winning author Valerie Bowman once again delivers romance and wit in The Untamed Earl!