Griffin York, Duke of Halford, is happy living as a bachelor, but his mother abducts him and gets him to Spinster Cove. He chooses the less appropriate canditate, a servant girl who happens to be all covered in sugar. He hires her to follow his mother’s “duchess training” and fail miserably. However he doesn’t expect to like thus feisty, brave and sweet girl.
Pauline Simms has one goal in mind, to work hard so she can leave her abusive father, and have a book shop in Spinster Cove. She wants a better life for her and her sister, who has a special condition.Her dream mught become a possibilty, when a duke comes to Spinster Cove and hires her for a fortune to submit to his mother’s “duchess training” and fail miserably. She decides to accept the deal, and as she spents more time with him, she discovers that there’s more to him than a rich man who gets what he wants. She also feels that there’s more in this than a mother trying to get his son to marry. Can she meet her end of the deal? When the week ends will they go their separate ways? What’s the mystery in mother and son relationship?
Juliet Marshall is not ine to value material things, but Rosecliff Cottage is very dear to her because of the valuable childhood memories it holds. When she finds out that her good for nothing brother gambled the prooerty, she is furious. She goes to visit Johnathan Ridmore, the Earl of Sinclaire, dubbed Sin, since he is the one who won the property. She intends to demand that he returns the property.
Despite his reputation of being a rogue, fond of parties, gambling and women, Johnathan values his family, Her three sisters are very difficult, and once again made their governess quit. His mother tells him that he needs to find another one for them. When Juliet comes demanding her property, he finds the solution. He will give her the property on one condition, she will become his sisters’ governess and turned them into proper ladies.There’s also a plus for him in this deal, she is very attractive to him and he is good at seducing. However, she is not like other women and won’t give in to his char, that easily. Can she make proper ladies of her sisters? Will she recover the cottage? Will she give in to his seduction?
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 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?