Here are December’s Book Releases by our authors at The Beau Monde.
Hope you enjoy them.
A Rake for Christmas by Ann Lethbridge (Harlequin Undone – Short Story Ebook)
After years of struggling against her wicked desires, Lady Eugenie Hardwick is being driven wild by the sounds of unrestrained passion coming from her neighbor’s bedroom. The thought of Lord Richard Townsend, a notorious rake, sets her body quivering with need—even though she’s never yet seen his face.
When they finally meet in person on Christmas Eve, it only takes one masterful kiss to unleash Eugenie’s inner temptress for a night of sensual pleasure with the devilish lord. But Eugenie must ensure their holiday affair remains a secret so she doesn’t get ruined—again….
CAPTURED FOR CAPTAIN’S PLEASURE by Ann Lethbridge (Harlequin Historical)
Captain Michael Hawkhurst relishes his fearsome reputation, for he lives only to wreak revenge on the Fulton family, who so cruelly destroyed his own. Spirited Alice Fulton knows a ship is no place for a lady, but she is determined to save her father’s business….
When fate delivers him Fulton’s virginal daughter as his captive, Michael faces a dilemma—should he live up to his scandalous name and find revenge with sweet Alice, or will his honorable side win out—and win the girl…?
THE UNREPENTENT RAKE By Barbara Monajem (Harlequin Historical Undone)
Beatrix March chose to be a governess rather than let an overbearing husband rule her. Even though she never intends to marry, it doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy a man’s…company—especially one as tempting as notorious rake Simon Carling!
Simon doesn’t usually seduce virtuous governesses, but Beatrix is unlike any woman he’s ever encountered. Her luscious curves were made to grace a man’s bed, and he’s never denied himself such satisfaction before.
Will flouting society’s conventions, in favor of thrilling chemistry,force Beatrix and Simon to contemplate the unthinkable—marriage?
THE EARL’S MISTAKEN BRIDE by Abby Gaines (Love Inspired)
As soon as Marcus Brookstone lifts his bride’s veil, he sees he’s been tricked. He made a bargain with God—to marry a good, Christian girl if his mother recovered from illness. But Marcus intended to marry pretty Amanda, not stubborn Constance. His next plan, to ignore his new wife, fails as well when Constance makes it clear that she wants a true union.
Constance Somerton doesn’t dare reveal that she’s been enamored of Marcus for years. The man believes love is for weaklings. Someone needs to teach him about marriage’s blessings. Someone who sees beyond his arrogance to the tender heart beneath. Someone exactly like Constance….
ANGELS AT ALMACKS by Catriona Iams (Amazon Digital Services)
Principessa Adina has fled her home in occupied Malta and sailed for England with a fear of intimacy and the unchristian prayer that her evil betrothed, Count Basa, rots in the belly of a shark. Scotland’s Rannoch MacQuaire seeks a noble English wife to gain him admittance to London’s politically influential social circles, and hence, support for a canal in the Highlands. Unfortunately, allying with the English makes Rannoch feel he’s forsaken all his forefathers held dear, making success the only outcome to justify his treason.
The attractive Highlander intrigues Adina in ways she never imagined possible given her shameful past. As well, her little royal dog of Malta looks so safe in his strong arms. Rannoch falls for the exotic and unpretentious Adina, too, but her lack of connections make her unsuitable for his purposes. Adina finds Rannoch’s steadfast loyalty to his beloved Scotland admirable, lovable, and ultimately heartbreaking.
It’s up to the motivated novice Cherub named Nimba to bring this unlikely couple together. If the embodied Nimba succeeds without interfering with human Free Will (a serious offense) or revealing her true nature she will please the Cherubim General and ascend the hierarchical ranks. Alas, Human Free Will is a formidable obstacle, but not Nimba’s only obstacle; dark forces are at work.
Perfectly Flawed by Shirley Marks