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y Her Secret Desire C. J. Archer , Las Vegas : Montlake Romance , 2012 Z1919082 2012 single work novel romance historical fiction 'Courageous Minerva Peabody, a poor but passionate playwright, is cursed to be living in Elizabethan England, when women most assuredly did not write plays. Determined to succeed, Min impulsively enlists the help of the first man she sees to be her cover. Blake, her chosen surrogate, a handsome blue-eyed sea captain with his own agenda, is a man with a mysterious past, a wondrous pair of shoulders, and an irresistible aura of intrigue. As his own mission--ferreting out the cad who got his sister pregnant--collides with Min's nascent career, his dilemma is keen : protect either his family's honor or the woman who's slowly but surely winning his heart' (Publisher's blurb)
y Scandal’s Mistress C. J. Archer , Las Vegas : Montlake Romance , 2012 Z1919452 2012 single work novel romance historical fiction

'In Shakespearean London, falling in love just became the greatest scandal of all...

'Just when Leo, Baron Warhurst, thinks his family’s financial situation can’t get any worse, he discovers that his unwed sister is pregnant. The Warhurst estate is already crumbling thanks to Leo’s father, and unless Leo can make a match with a wealthy heiress, his family will be ruined. Such are the dire straits that bring the ambitious nobleman to the White Swan Inn, where he must suffer the indignity of asking a common seamstress for help spying on his sister’s lover.

'Yet Alice Croft is anything but common. She is low-born, yes, but also strong-willed, clever, confident, and bears a luminous beauty Leo cannot ignore. Leo knows that even the mere rumor of a liaison between them could ruin his marriage prospects, but the harder he fights against her, the stronger their attraction grows—until Leo is forced to choose between the woman who stole his heart and the family that demands his honor.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

y To Tempt the Devil C. J. Archer , Las Vegas : Montlake Romance , 2012 10464959 2012 single work novel historical fiction romance

'He’s dark and dangerous…and she can’t stay away…

'Seven years have passed since Rafe Fletcher fled London. Now he has returned to make amends, only to find his brother, James, bound for debtors’ prison. Unable to clear James’s debts, Rafe does the next best thing, promising to watch over his brother’s betrothed in his absence. There’s just one problem: the shy, sweet girl he once knew has grown into an alluring young woman—one who wants absolutely nothing to do with a man like him.

'Lizzy Croft isn’t fooled by Rafe’s dark good looks; she remembers all too well the hot-headed rogue he once was. But when Lizzy is framed for murder, she has no choice but to trust the man who once beat his brutish stepfather half to death, the man whose recent past is shrouded in mystery—the man who is slowly, inexorably winning her heart. Loving him would be the greatest risk of all…'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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