Diane Whiteside, Mia Marlowe, Maggie Robinson
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"Unsuitable. Forbidden. Oh-so-seductive. These gentlemen are hardly respectable. But they are the very, very best. . .
**Talbot's Ace Diane Whiteside**
"". . .Prose so steamy that it fogs one's reading glasses.""-*Booklist*
He rules Colorado's most glittering, anything-goes gambling palace. And Justin Talbot never does something for nothing. But if daring Boston aristocrat Charlotte Morland needs his protection from a dangerous enemy, he'll have no choice but to make her business his pleasure. . .
**To Match a Thief Maggie Robinson**
""A fun read that will keep you turning pages in the night.""-Affaire de Coeur on *Mistress by Mistake*
Ex-pickpocket Sir Simon Keith can finally afford the best of everything. But London's most-desired courtesan is his lost love Lucy. Now Simon will need his wits and his considerably large. . .wiles to win his way back into her bed-and into her heart.
**A Knack for Trouble Mia Marlowe**
""Mia Marlowe is a rising star!""-Connie Mason
Lord Aidan Stonemere didn't go from prison to a title playing by society's rules. If he wants something, he takes it, and Rosalinde Burke didn't object to being taken. Once. To keep her from marrying a staid viscount, Aidan's about to remind her how deliciously good being bad feels. . .
“Hurry up with that red-eye,” somebody demanded. There was a soft knock and a bartender appeared. Charlotte quickly took her place on the settee, determined to appear an experienced woman of the world no matter what her hammering pulse said. Talbot offered her a cup of coffee, laced with cream and speckled with crimson and gold. She sniffed cautiously, then again far more happily. “What is it? It smells delightful.” “Coffee with chocolate and spices. It’s a Mexican recipe.” He sat down beside
the town council offered me the job of mayor with the loan to clear my mind. Said they wanted somebody who’d stick around for a while and I said yes.” “You never told me.” “Didn’t think you’d like me making a deal that I could get out of just by watching the town melt into the hillside when the ore gave out.” “No, I wouldn’t have.” He’d have done his best to wring Johnson’s neck. “Yeah, sometimes that Palmetto Aristocracy upbringing gets in the way of your common sense.” Justin took another
vaguely glad afterward that the cancan’s dancers and wild music had hidden any noise they’d made. Of course, if anybody commented, he’d live up to his reputation and show them how unhealthy it was to hurt her feelings. He was also happy that Charlotte’s complete relaxation allowed her to sleep in his arms without any uncomfortable questions or small talk. Unfortunately, it also allowed him time to think about what he’d lose when she left. He couldn’t keep her here, since Johnson would be
gave his mistress such odd gifts—mismatched teaspoons, jeweled snuffboxes, small objets that could easily be stuffed into pockets or down bodices—hadn’t seemed to occur to him yet. Lucy was not a thief, although she had been taught by the best. And he had stolen her heart and sent it back broken. Chapter 2 No one who saw him now could ever guess precisely how primitive Sir Simon Keith’s beginnings were. Thanks to Providence, his teeth were mercifully straight, his black hair clipped a la
be in a near paroxysm of joy, but Rosalinde couldn’t raise so much as a flutter in her chest. “I’d protect you from him,” Edwin said. “If you give me leave to do so.” “And who will protect her from you?” came a voice from the shadows. It sounded like Aidan, so Rosalinde turned, but his brother stepped into the full moonlight instead. “Liam, what are you about, skulking there in the dark?” Edwin asked. “I never skulk. Skulk means to hide and I wasn’t hiding. I’m just easy to overlook. You