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The Courtesan Duchess

The Courtesan Duchess
Author: Joanna Shupe
Publisher: Zebra
ISBN: 1420135538
Pages: 352
Year: 2015-03-31
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Can a bold-faced lie lead to everlasting love? One by one, the impetuous heroines in the Wicked Deceptions series intend to find out, each in her unique way. . . How to seduce an estranged husband--and banish debt!--in four wickedly improper, shockingly pleasurable steps... 1. Learn the most intimate secrets of London's leading courtesan. 2. Pretend to be a courtesan yourself, using the name Juliet Leighton. 3. Travel to Venice and locate said husband. 4. Seduce husband, conceive an heir, and voila, your future is secure! For Julia, the Duchess of Colton, such a ruse promises to be foolproof. After all, her husband has not bothered to lay eyes on her in eight years, since their hasty wedding day when she was only sixteen. But what begins as a tempestuous flirtation escalates into full-blown passion--and the feeling is mutual! Could the man the Courtesan Duchess married actually turn out to be the love of her life?

The Harlot Countess

The Harlot Countess
Author: Joanna Shupe
Publisher: Zebra
ISBN: 1420135554
Pages: 352
Year: 2015-04-28
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Lady Maggie Hawkins's debut was something she'd rather forget--along with her first marriage. Today, the political cartoonist is a new woman. A thoroughly modern woman. So much so that her clamoring public believes she's a man. . . FACT: Drawing under a male pseudonym, Maggie is known as Lemarc. Her (his!) favorite object of ridicule: Simon Barrett, Earl of Winchester. He's a rising star in Parliament--and a former confidant and love interest of Maggie's who believed a rumor that vexes her to this day. FICTION: Maggie is the Half-Irish Harlot who seduced her best friend's husband on the eve of their wedding. She is to be feared and loathed as she will lift her skirts for anything in breeches. Still crushed by Simon's betrayal, Maggie has no intention of letting the ton crush her as well. In fact, Lemarc's cartoons have made Simon a laughingstock. . .but now it appears that Maggie may have been wrong about what happened years ago, and that Simon has been secretly yearning for her since. . .forever. Could it be that the heart is mightier than the pen and the sword after all?

The Lady Hellion

The Lady Hellion
Author: Joanna Shupe
Publisher: Zebra Books
ISBN: 1420135562
Pages: 352
Year: 2015-05
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Lady Sophia Barnes is on a mission to protect the employees of Madame Hartley's brothel, something much easier done dressed as a man. But she needs the help of Damien Beecham, a man who broke her heart long ago, and who still has feelings for Sophia.

A Scandalous Deal

A Scandalous Deal
Author: Joanna Shupe
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062678930
Pages: 384
Year: 2018-04-24
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Joanna Shupe returns with another unforgettable novel set in the glittering world of New York City’s Gilded Age… They call her Lady Unlucky… With three dead fiancés, Lady Eva Hyde has positively no luck when it comes to love. She sets sail for New York City, determined that nothing will deter her dream of becoming an architect, certainly not an unexpected passionate shipboard encounter with a mysterious stranger. But Eva’s misfortune strikes once more when she discovers the stranger who swept her off her feet is none other than her new employer. Or is it Lady Irresistible? Phillip Mansfield reluctantly agrees to let the fiery Lady Eva oversee his luxury hotel project while vowing to keep their relationship strictly professional. Yet Eva is more capable—and more alluring—than Phillip first thought, and he cannot keep from drawing up a plan of his own to seduce her. When a series of onsite “accidents” make it clear someone wants Lady Unlucky to earn her nickname, Phillip discovers he’s willing to do anything to protect her—even if it requires a scandalous deal…

A Daring Arrangement

A Daring Arrangement
Author: Joanna Shupe
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062678906
Pages: 384
Year: 2017-10-31
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One of Goodreads' Best Romances of October! A 2017 RT Reviewer's Choice Nominee for Best Historical Love & Laughter! Set in New York City’s Gilded Age, Joanna Shupe’s Avon debut introduces an English beauty with a wicked scheme to win the man she loves—and the American scoundrel who ruins her best laid plans… Lady Honora Parker must get engaged as soon as possible, and only a particular type of man will do. Nora seeks a mate so abhorrent, so completely unacceptable, that her father will reject the match—leaving her free to marry the artist she loves. Who then is the most appalling man in Manhattan? The wealthy, devilishly handsome financier, Julius Hatcher, of course…. Julius is intrigued by Nora’s ruse and decides to play along. But to Nora’s horror, Julius transforms himself into the perfect fiancé, charming the very people she hoped he would offend. It seems Julius has a secret plan all his own—one that will solve a dark mystery from his past, and perhaps turn him into the kind of man Nora could truly love.

Magnate

Magnate
Author: Joanna Shupe
Publisher: Zebra
ISBN: 1420139851
Pages: 352
Year: 2016-04-26
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New York City’s Gilded Age shimmers with unimaginable wealth and glittering power. The men of the Knickerbocker Club know this more than anyone else. But for one titan of industry, the business of love is not what he expected… Born in the slums of Five Points, Emmett Cavanaugh climbed his way to the top of a booming steel empire and now holds court in an opulent Fifth Avenue mansion. His rise in stations, however, has done little to elevate his taste in women. He loathes the city’s “high society” types, but a rebellious and beautiful blue-blood just might change all that… Elizabeth Sloane’s mind is filled with more than the latest parlor room gossip. Lizzie can play the Stock Exchange as deftly as New York’s most accomplished brokers—but she needs a man to put her skills to use. Emmett reluctantly agrees when the stunning socialite asks him to back her trades and split the profits. But love and business make strange bedfellows, and as their fragile partnership begins to crack, they’ll discover a passion more frenzied than the trading room floor… Raves for The Courtesan Duchess “Original and alluring.” —Publishers Weekly “Riveting.” —Sabrina Jeffries “Passionate and seductive.” —RT Book Reviews “Captivating.” —Booklist

When the Duchess Said Yes

When the Duchess Said Yes
Author: Isabella Bradford
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345527321
Pages: 336
Year: 2012-09-25
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The romantic escapades of the irrepressible Wylder sisters continue in Isabella Bradford’s fun, charming, and breathtakingly passionate series—as the wildest of the Wylders turns an arranged marriage into a game of desire to tame a wayward duke. Notorious for her free-spirited antics, Lady Elizabeth Wylder revels in attention—but not the sort that leaves her humiliated when her future husband, the Duke of Hawkesworth, fails to appear for their much-anticipated first introduction. So when a chance encounter leads to a sizzling kiss with a dangerously handsome stranger, she nearly succumbs. The shock of finally meeting her betrothed only to come face to face with her rakish would-be seducer inspires fury—and fans the flames of a fire that both Lizzie and the Duke acknowledge is a most agreeable way to start a marriage. In her husband’s arms, Lizzie knows she has found love. But is the passion that accompanies endless nights of erotic discovery enough to persuade a duke whose scandalous lineage and lifestyle prevent him from giving his heart completely?

Courtesan’s Lover

Courtesan’s Lover
Author: Gabrielle Kimm
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402265905
Pages: 528
Year: 2012-05-01
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"Stunning." "Captivating." "Gets under your skin." —Praise for the novels of Gabrielle Kimm Francesca Felizzi knows she wields an immense power over men. Her patrons see only a carefree courtesan, and they pay handsomely for the privilege of her time. Francesca never saw him coming, the man who cracked her heart open and ruined her for the job. But he's shown her what a gaudy facade she's built, and she doesn't know how to tear it down without taking her beloved daughters with her. The wrong move could plunge all of them into the sort of danger she has dreaded ever since she began her perilous work all those years ago. An exquisite tale that explores the intricate nature of a mother's heart. The Courtesan's Loverdraws you close and whispers in your ear. In the tradition of Sarah Dunant and Marina Fiorato, a compelling and vibrant tale from an up-and-coming fresh voice that readers will want to savor.

Never A Lady

Never A Lady
Author: Barbara Dawson Smith
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312959362
Pages: 352
Year: 1996-11-15
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Mary Sheppard follows a troubling vision of her identical twin sister to London, but Josephine has vanished and is wanted by the Duke of St. Chaldon for the murder of his brother, and Mary masquerades as a courtesan to find the real killer. Reissue.

A Wicked Liaison

A Wicked Liaison
Author: Christine Merrill
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 142683585X
Pages: 288
Year: 2009-07-01
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Constance Townley, Duchess of Wellford, has always been impeccably behaved. So why does she suddenly feel a wild urge to kick over the traces? Anthony de Portnay Smythe is a mysterious figure. A gentleman by day, he steals secrets for the government by night. When Constance finds a man in her bedroom late at night, her first instinct is to call for help. But something stops her. The thief apologizes and gracefully takes his leave…with a kiss for good measure! And Constance knows that won't be the last she sees of this intriguing rogue….

Ripe for Pleasure

Ripe for Pleasure
Author: Isobel Carr
Publisher: Forever
ISBN: 1609418867
Pages: 336
Year: 2011-05-01
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Second in line, first in love A secret society of younger sons, sworn to aid and abet each other, no matter the scandal or cost.... Their fathers and brothers may rule the world, but they run it . . . and when it comes to passion, they refuse to accept second best. Searching for hidden treasure, finding forbidden fantasy. London's most sensual former courtesan, Viola Whedon, is incapable of being seduced-she does the seducing. Until she meets Leonidas Vaughn. Her salacious memoirs have made her the target of half the lords in England, and Vaughn is the only man she can turn to. When he promises to protect her-and to make her beg for his touch-the alluring beauty finds both offers impossible to refuse. Leonidas Vaughn secretly believes Viola possesses a fortune given to his family by the King of France. So the strong and sexy Vaughn charms his way into Viola's life . . . and her bed. But when their arrangement is consummated, he'll experience pleasure far beyond his wildest fantasies-and realize his heart may need the most protection of all.

Mogul

Mogul
Author: Joanna Shupe
Publisher: Zebra
ISBN: 1420139894
Pages: 352
Year: 2017-01-31
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The privileged members of the Knickerbocker Club can never climb too high up the social ladder. But for one charming New York bachelor, does the ascent take precedence over love in the Gilded Age? As owner of a well-respected national newspaper, Calvin Cabot has the means to indulge his capricious taste for excess—and the power to bring the upper crust of society to its knees. So when a desperate heiress from his past begs for his help, Calvin agrees . . . as long as she promises to stay out of his way. Except, like the newsman, this willful beauty always gets what she wants . . . Lillian Davies lives a life brimming with boundless parties, impressive yachts, and exotic getaways. But when her brother disappears, Lily knows that blood runs thicker than champagne and she’ll spare nothing to bring him back alive. Unfortunately, the only man who can help her is the one she never wanted to see again. Can Lily keep Calvin at arm’s length long enough to save her brother and protect her name . . . even when the tenacious powerbroker turns out to be absolutely irresistible? Raves for Magnate “Original and captivating.”—Publishers Weekly “Intense, poignant, and powerfully written.” —RT Book Reviews “Engaging . . . opulent.” —Library Journal

Once a Courtesan

Once a Courtesan
Author: Liana LeFey
Publisher: Entangled: Select Historical
ISBN: 1633758710
Pages: 386
Year: 2017-03-27
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Constable Will Danbury has infiltrated a school to investigate an alleged crime. What he finds is a deeper, darker mystery—and a potent attraction to the alluring headmistress, Jacqueline Trouvère. But a constable can't get romantically involved with a suspect; even one he thinks is innocent, without committing career suicide. As headmistress of a school devoted to saving the innocent daughters of London's soiled doves, Jacqueline’s life is complicated. Will tempts her in ways she never thought to experience, but she believes no respectable gentleman could love a former courtesan. Despite their best efforts to fight it, a romance blossoms. When danger jeopardizes the school, however, his deceptions and her omissions come to light, threatening to destroy their love. They must look beyond the past to save both their future together and the lives of those they’ve sworn to protect. Each book in the Once Wicked series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 To Love a Libertine Book #2 Once a Courtesan

When You Wish Upon a Duke

When You Wish Upon a Duke
Author: Isabella Bradford
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345527291
Pages: 311
Year: 2012
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Forced into an arranged marriage with the Duke of Marchbourne, Lady Charlotte Wylder, after their passionate wedding night, is happy until her new husband pushes her away and past secrets mire their marriage in scandal.

Wicked Designs

Wicked Designs
Author: Lauren Smith
Publisher: Lauren Smith via PublishDrive
ISBN: 0997423749
Pages: 362
Year: 2017-11-07
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Fans of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton Series and Johanna Lindsey’s Malory Series will love the passionate romances and gripping adventures of the League of Rogues. The League of Rogues takes what they want—but have they taken on too much? For too long Miss Emily Parr has been subject to the whims of her indebted uncle and the lecherous advances of his repulsive business partner. Her plan to be done with dominating men forever is simple—find herself a kind husband who will leave her to her books. It seems an easy enough plan, until she is unexpectedly abducted by an incorrigible duke who hides a wounded spirit behind flashing green eyes. Godric St. Laurent, Duke of Essex, spends countless nights at the club with his four best friends, and relishes the rakish reputation society has branded him with. He has no plans to marry anytime soon—if ever. But when he kidnaps an embezzler’s niece, the difficult debutante’s blend of sweetness and sharp tongue make him desperate for the one thing he swears he never wanted: love. Yet as they surrender to passion, danger lurks in Godric’s shadowed past, waiting for him to drop his guard—and rob him of the woman he can’t live without. Warning: This novel includes a lady who refuses to stay kidnapped, a devilish duke with a dark past, and an assortment of charming rogues who have no idea what they’ve gotten themselves into. *Includes Exclusive Illustrated Scenes throughout the book! This book was previously published by Samhain Publishing and is now re-released.

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