Evangeline Jenner is akward and nervous when in crowd, making her stutter a lot. Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent is a confident, devilish rake. He has such a reputation that proper ladies shouldn’t go anywhere near him. However, Evie puts away her own fears to confront this devil. Why? Desperation. With her mother dying when she was young and her father not wanting for her to live with him inthe gambling hall, Evie is forced to live with her relatives. They are hirrible. When her father is in his death bed, they don’t let her see him, because he owns a gambling hall and can taint her reputation. Plus, they want her to marry her cousin, so they can have the inheritance left by her father to her. Therefore, the only thing is to marry a man that has a good posicion in society, but needs money. Lord St Vinent fits perfectly with this description, since he has a title, but is short in finances. So, when she visits him and explains her deal, he accepts. They go all the way to the famous Gretna Green in the Scottish border to marry. When they return, they go to the gambling
hall and Sebastian, which in the past was not akin to work, becomes very interested in the gambling buisness, and starts taking charge if Evie’s father buisness.
Meanwhile, in respect to their married life, Evie had a condition in her deal which is that she will consumate the marriage to make it valid, but they will sleep together just once. Knowing his reputation, will he honor her condition and leave her alone, while having affairs during their marriage? Will he try to seduce her and make brake the condition in their deal? Or will he start to care for this akward, but brave girl, who was determined to do anything to see her dying father and to escape from her fate?
Violet Waterfield is an intelligent and independent woman at a time where women were ridiculed if they did anything other than housework. Violet hopes to publish a scientific paper, but is rejected numerous times. Her friend Sebastian Maleur convinces her to publish the paper under his name, and it becomes an astounding sucess. After five years, Sebastian is sick of the deceit and the guilt of having the credit for Violet’s work. Sebastian and Violet’s relationship is complex because even though they have been friends since childhood, he has secretly loved her for a very long time now.Violet in the other hand, is afraid to have a relationship again. She and her belated husband had problems because she wanted a baby and she couldn’t give him one. She almost died during pregnancy and the baby was lost.
Sebastian also has his problems, besides his one love for Violet. His brother has cancer and Sebastian wants him to leave his nephew with him. His brother thinks that Sebastian is careless and spoiled, he always gets what he wants, and he doesn’t take life seriously. Therefore, he rejects Sebastian’s offer. However, Sebastian is not just a stupid and funny guy like everyone believes, he actually is quite good with numbers and very determined with the right motivation. Even when Sebastian tries to proof his brother wrong and makes a fortune in a matter of days, is still not good enough for his brother.
Will Violet reveal her secret to the world and bear the consecuences? Will Sebastian confess his love to her? Will she confront her fears of loving someone else? Will he have his brother’s approval? Read more
Geofrey Winter never does something that isn’t proper. He is set in marrying a proper lady and makes a list, in which Beatrice Dennington is included. Meanwhile, Beatrice’s cousin Abbigail Stone has come from America, leaving behind a scandal and a tainted reputation, and wanting to have a new start in England. Geoffrey and Abby meet at a ball, where he accidentally steps in her hem, making her stumble into a server. He apologizes, and when she smiles at him, he is besotted. She starts talking to him and when he realizes everyone is staring he tells her that they can’t talk to each other if they haven’t been properly introduced. He insists on wooing Lady Beatrice, and is astounded to know that the american woman which he met in the ball is her cousin. Will he follow what’s proper or will he go for what he really wants? Will he discover Abby’s scandal? Will he care, once he discovers it?
A 19th century novel. As a duke and a politician, Hart Mckenzie is used to controlling everything in his life, buypt he couldn’t control the love of his life from leaving him years ago. Eleanor Ramsey is the daughter of a scottish professor and Harts’s former fiance. She visits Hart after they sent her an enevelope with a nude photo of him, which she took when they were engaged. This photo could harm his career. Eleanor makes a deal with him, she’ll help him if he pays her for the work. He agrees, with ulterior motives to convince her to have him back and marry him. Eleanor meanwhile is worried about the changes in Hart. When they were engaged he was happy and full of energy, and now he is cold and dull. Will he change back with Eleanor’s help? Will she have him back? Will they solve the photo mystery?
A wonderful historical nivel set in the 19th century. Strong-willed, independent and smart Annabelle Payton is set in marrying a peer to free her family from heir destitute situation. Self-made and wealthy Simon Hunt is attracted to Anabelle and wants to make her his mistress at first, since he didn’t want to become a member of the gentry. She keeps rejecting him, first, because he is a self-made man and not really accepted in the aristocrat society. Second, because of his not very decent proposal.
Anabelle becomes friends with three other girls. Together, they call themselves the wallflowers, since they are not popular among men, and are not invited to dance in balls. Lily and Daisy are new rich girls from America, while Evie is shy and akward. Neither of them behave quite like ladys. The three friends help Anabelle “trap” a peer.
Between their encounters and banter Simon and Anabelle start having feelings for each other. Will they forget about society and everything else and follow their hearts?