Would you surrender the pleasure of lust to become a lady of chastity?
Darien Avery followed Caitlyn Sinclair from England to Australia, memories of their intense love affair fresh in his mind. When they arrive he quickly learns he isn't the only man in this new country who's infatuated with the breathtaking, blonde-haired beauty.
Women are turning up dead, victims to the worst kinds of depraved acts—women who fit Caitlyn's description—and every clue to the murderer leads back to Darien's family. Frantic to save Caitlyn's life, he sends her up north to her family, hoping to free her from the murderer's grasp. But she never makes it there. When he receives word that her dead body has been found, his heart breaks and he throws himself into a life of debauchery and sin as punishment for failing to save the woman he loves.
When yet another murder occurs, Darien believes he will be accused of the crime, so he flees. He finds himself in Jarvisfield—the same town where Caitlyn's family lives. But he soon learns that the murderer who has been butchering blonde-haired, green-eyed women has followed him there.
He's in for even more of a shock when he discovers that his beloved Caitlyn is not dead, and has in fact, been living in Jarvisfield for months. This time he will protect her. However, Caitlyn is having none of it. She believes Darien has betrayed her, and she won't fall for him again. No longer is she his lustful lover, but rather a lady of chastity, determined to live an independent life—one without Darien.
Content Warning: contains sex, strong language, and some violence
Flora Munro had a crush on Ham McCabe for what seemed to be her whole life until she got tired of him avoiding her all the time. She finally realized what a shallow person he really was, he didn’t like the fact that she wore men’s clothes, didn’t obsess about her appearance and didn’t really try to impress people. Either they liked her for who she was, or they didn’t, Flora didn’t put on airs for anyone.
Ham McCabe had just finished up his service to the king’s army and returned to Gleann where he had grown up. Just like when they were younger, Flora Munro began following him around once again. He had been avoiding Flora since they were both young, she was just a nuisance and not what he would consider a lady or marriage material. He discouraged her every chance he could.
After a visit with Ham’s sister Jacqueline at her home a day’s ride away, Ham offers to escort Flora, who had also been visiting her childhood friend, back to Gleann. Due to a freak storm, they are trapped alone together for days. Ham learns more about Flora than he ever thought possible, and more importantly, he finds out that she is much more than she seems and he really likes her. He’s not even upset when to save her reputation he has to marry her, although Flora wants nothing to do with him. After a trip or two over his knee, he begins to try to change her opinion of him back to what it once used to be, when he was the man of her dreams. Due to some poor choices he’s made, that may not be so easy.
Although this is a stand-alone novel, many of the characters were introduced to the series in; “An Honest Mistake The McCabe’s book 1” and “A Good Man The McCabe’s book 2”.
Lady Edwina wants nothing to do with the man her mama has said she must marry. She has ideas of her own, she doesn’t want to marry the local squire her mama has selected. She wants to travel, to have adventures, and to live life. Her cousin Theodosia has the same problem – her mama has selected an intended fiancé Theodosia dislikes. Theodosia doesn’t want to marry the man. What are the two cousins to do?
Rosamund Clifford, one of the most famous royal mistresses of all time—concubine to Henry II, the first Plantagenet King.
A young maiden ruled by a grasping father who will stop at nothing to promote his own cause with the King…even using his daughter’s beautiful face and enticing body to gain high favour.
A fearful girl taken by a mysterious messenger from Godstow nunnery to a Tower surrounded by a grotesque topiary labyrinth, where she must wait for the arrival of the master of the maze—not the Minotaur of ancient Greek myth but the bull-like Plantagenet King Henry.