She wanted to seek revenge against the gentlemen who ruined her father. He desired to earn her love. Can he strike a new wager to entice her into his arms forever?
Devon Holdenburg cannot remember a time when he hadn’t been in love with Kathleen Beckwith. At his every attempt to court her, she waylaid him with her fiery exchanges. As he kisses the words from her lips, Devon strokes the flames of their passion higher. Can Devon convince Kathleen of his love?
Ever since her family’s ruination, Lady Kathleen Beckwith had set out to expose Devon Holdenburg as a scoundrel to the Ton. However, her mother had different plans by throwing Kathleen in his path at every opportunity. With whispers of seduction and passionate kisses, will Kathleen be able to fight off Devon’s charms?
A few years past, Devon won a wager on Kathleen’s innocence. He only joined the game to protect Kathleen from an evil lord. Kathleen not aware of the true nature of the bet from that game, entices the two lords who destroyed her father into a new game with higher stakes. As their story unfolds, so do the lies and deceit surrounding them. When they place their final wager, will Devon and Kathleen confess their true love? Or will their past leave a cloud of doubt hanging over them forever?
The Scoundrel’s Wager is the fourth novel in Laura A. Barnes’s Tricking the Scoundrel series. If you enjoy the makings of a good wager, then you will love the stakes of Devon and Kathleen’s courtship.
Enjoy The Scoundrel’s Wager today for a fun historical romance to read.
Rescued for vengeance
Set out to finalize a deal for her brother’s return, Skye MacKinnon instead captures the double agent working alongside her enemy. When she holds her prisoner hostage at her castle, he draws her into an attraction that spirals out of control. After she fights off his spell, she deceives him for her own agenda. As she betrays his trust, she is caught in the web of the evil villain who is terrorizing England. When her prisoner rescues her from the torture, she becomes afraid of her own shadow. As Skye recognizes her love for him, can she overcome her fears, or will she be forever destroyed by the violence of her mission?
Rescued for desire
Chained and left waiting for his own demise, Zane Maxwell is soon rescued by a Scottish goddess. He is enraptured by her charms and drawn under her spell. Her touch and look sink into his soul a connection he cannot resist. While he lures her into his confidence and seduces her into his bed, her only plans are betrayal. When she is captured, he realizes she was only protecting his life. Now he must rescue her and destroy the man who hurt her. Can Zane convince her of his love, or did he miss his chance of a life filled with the woman of his dreams?
What if by chance you met a famous person? And he wants you.
Makeup artist Rafaella Hamilton accepts a one-day sub position on a Hollywood movie set. When a stranger returns a pen she drops, she doesn’t realize she’s met and mistaken for a member of the crew the lead of the movie, British heartthrob Evan Hutchinson.
As the pair continue to see each throughout the day, Evan finds himself increasingly intrigued. Rafaella’s pretty, likable, and has made him laugh. And now he wants to know more. But she won’t be back tomorrow—unless Evan can make sure she will.
An unusual job offer is extended to Rafaella to finish out the film as Evan’s personal makeup artist. The opportunity promises to provide much alone time for the two to become acquainted. Rafaella sees Evan as charming, personable, and funny—unlike most actors she’s come across—and now, apparently interested in her. Is there hope for love and a happily ever after in Evan’s A-list world?
Their love story is sweet but entails drama beyond what the couple can foresee.
Kidnapped for revenge
Haunted by the man who murdered her family, Raina LeClair must always be two steps ahead of her sworn enemy through disguise and espionage. When her newest masquerade lands her back in the hands of the man she had previously kidnapped, she is awakened to the pleasure of his touch. When the threat of treason comes into play, Raina can no longer work alone to stop the destruction of England. Can she learn to trust the man who she once betrayed or will her obsession for revenge own her heart forever?
Kidnapped for love
Kidnapped and left for dead, Charles Mallory is always two steps behind in the quest to find his lady kidnapper. Discouraged, Charles turns his attention to a treason plot that is threatening his beloved England. Only to discover the lady who not only held him hostage, but stole his heart, mixed up in the crossfire. Unable to persuade her of the danger she is truly in, Charles resorts to kidnapping her to his family’s cottage. There they learn the true threat lies within their passion for each other. Can he convince her of the love in his heart or will he be left destroyed by this lady once more?
Katie Edwards is 28 and single and living the life, or so she thinks. After leaving a leech of a boss, who enjoyed putting the personal in personal assistant, Katie lands a job as a PA for Liam Kennedy, a sports freak.
She hates sports and sporty people.
Liam is not only a sports fanatic, but good at everything!
The last thing Katie expects is to fall in love with him. But he’s simply sex on wheels. Yummy!! She’s always wanted to work for a sexy boss, but really, you need to be careful what you wish for, because gorgeous employers are a hazard to the heart. Before she could say hello, she’d fallen in lust with him. Great. Terrific start.
Katie’s in lust and he thinks she’s a dizzy chick who only knows how to party.
How could she work in a professional manner when all she wants to do is hop into his bed? And how is he ever going to take her seriously?
The Wildshire Series, a collection of erotic short stories revolving around the high-nostriled Gidley Family of historic England and their over-lively neighbors.
Margaret Greenfield is gone and she took all the furniture with her! Josiah Greenfield is left with an empty cottage, his carpentry tools, two adorable sons, and an imagination that’s free to consider all of his new, sensual opportunities. Shall he go for Catherine, his lovely friend, the exciting Widow Ache, or the town beauty, Eleanor Brown? Or all? Or none?
Trapped in a marriage she did not want Van’s mother sought to exact revenge against Van’s father. Stealing Van away she forced her to pretend to be a boy to escape detection. Van excelled. Disguised as a young man, she saves the life of the King’s Champion and is bestowed the honor of knighthood and enters a life she loves.
Three years of being a knight comes to a crashing halt with one dying wish. Van reluctantly agrees to marry. To keep those she cares for safe from her enemies, Van hides her past.
Expecting a docile bride Peter is unsure of how to handle the strong willed and stubborn woman who has become his wife.
Van and Peter struggle for control and Van’s secret past creates a rift between them. She struggles to give up her identity as the Knight and become the woman that society and Peter expect her to be.
Can Peter and Van find a happy life, or will lies and secrets rip apart their future and put their very lives in danger.
Italian Art Graduate Gioia Di Terzi has left Rome for England, upsetting all her plans of a future as a Museum administrator. Now working as a civil servant, she settles into a British working-class routine which comes nowhere close to her dreams of English Gothic tales.
That’s before she discovers the Medieval Quarter of the city and steps into its Guildhall, a building which instantaneously fascinates her.
Little does she know she just crossed the supernatural underworld’s threshold…
AFTER CENTURIES AS A GUARDIAN HE MUST COME OUT AND FIGHT
In 1430,Roydon Thamesian’s pact with Vampires saved his life and made him the powerful Guildhall’s guardian.
Ruling the Medieval Quarter, he doesn’t know humanity anymore.
Until Gioia Di Terzi stumbles into his life and he becomes the target of unmistakable attacks from a Hunter…
Thelonious T. Bear, ursine photojournalist, leaves behind the big city life of London to take an assignment in the Norfolk countryside, where he hopes to find the real England. Instead he stumbles upon gastro-pubs, crazed Audi drivers and murder. As the hapless Thelonious keeps ending up in the wrong place at the wrong time, he attracts the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Horatio Sidebottom of Norfolk Constabulary CID, who’s determined to tie Thelonious to the crimes. Add in a pair of hoods from London’s East End, celebrity TV chef Paolo Louis Black, and plenty of oddball local characters and it all adds up to a madcap journey through England’s most quirky county, where everything is normal (for Norfolk)!
The main character, Jolán Vajnbirg, is developing into another being. She has a calling from the sky world. A battle is on the horizon.
While working on her studies at the Churchill Military Academy in Kinsburgh, England, Jolán Vajnbirg’s final year at the academy develops into a year of competition, aristocratic love, reincarnated spirits, and a calling from the sky world to help save earth from the death and destruction caused by the Order of the Hunters.
Jolán Vajnbirg is an often reserved, yet occasionally outspoken young woman living in Kinsburgh, England. She has a relatively easy life living in her quiet England town. She has a full-ride swimming scholarship to the Churchill Military Academy. She has a strong mind, she has an athletic body, and she has a loving family and caring friends. Even though her family has a modest income, Jolán makes the best of her situation and excels at anything she puts her focus towards.
As Jolán embarks upon her final year at the Churchill Military Academy, her life takes an unexpected turn. She has a quaint encounter with Colemund, the Prince of Gallia Belgica, and the two are literally a universal match created centuries ago. As Jolán begins the last year of her studies, she experiences many changes.
The sky world is steadily preparing Jolán for her future fate. Jolán will need her friends to help her battle the Order of the Hunters. The hunters have upset the universal balance of earth, and the hunters have upset the sky world.