“Heiress Kate Barker thought she’d met the man of her dreams the night the mysterious English viscount swept her off her feet at the masquerade. Until his real identity is revealed – the cold, calculating scoundrel is really there to rip her world apart.
The only things that have kept widower Stephen Worth alive for the past two years are the promise of revenge against the man who framed him for murder and the love for Andy, his son, who was taken by the beautiful but vexing sister of his dead wife. He didn’t know what to expect when he met Kate, but it wasn’t undeniable desire.
Love’s revenge is the first in a exciting new series by Joan Avery. It has lavish description of late Victoriana draws you into her world. The novel begins at St. Louis’s masked “Veiled prophet’s ball” when Katherine meets her “dark apparition who shakes her to her core”. She tries to convince herself that it was a momentary lapse and he doesn’t really exist- until she meets him.
Viscount Montgomery, a metallurgist- shunned from England because of a family scandal, takes one look at Katherine and is smitten.
Katherine isn’t impressed with him and even calls him a remittance man only after her fortune. Stephen hides his true identity from Katherine until he is sure that she is the right woman. Katherine fights her feelings for him because she knows deep down that he is the man who can take everything away from her.
The love of a child unites them on a quest into Indian territory, where more secrets are revealed. This novel was a hot sizzling read that will pull on your heart strings.
“Remington Hawthorne, Earl of Latham, has spent his life protecting the Crown. When he’s assigned to play the part of lover to Emma Masterson, one of the few female spies in England and the one woman he can’t forget, he’ll have to risk his heart as well as his life.
Emma is a spy working for the mysterious Seven. Death is stalking her – as you immediately get sucked into the action. Emma now has to pair up with her old partner Remy. Emma is not pleased with sitution as they once had a failed affair in Paris.
She has to pretend to be Remy’s mistress to find Lord Comfry’s journal and the secrets that are held with in. Remy and Emma are explosive together, but Emma still has her doubts about Remy. Will she over come them, solve the mystery and get her hearts desire?
This novella has rich textured seductive scenes. Very well written for smooth reading. There is intrigue and espionage and even a salacious party of debauchery. I loved this spy romance and only wished it could have been a full length novel. I am secretly hoping this is just a taster for a larger series.
“Drake, Duke of Manchester is searching the Marriage Mart for a perfect bride. He wants a woman who is poised, sophisticated, and worthy of the title Duchess. But most of all, he wants a woman who does not want the useless emotion of love.
Penelope is summoned to London for a season against her wishes. She would much rather stay behind and with her botany specimens. Drake is told to take Penelope under his wing for her first season. Even though Penelope is described as social inept, Drake is still intrigued.
Drake tells her he needs a wife of social importance and should look for a suitor elsewhere. He regrets that and sets about to win her heart again.
I enjoyed reading as the spark of sexual tension turned into a inferno of desire and the discovery of true love. The book was right combination of steamy romance and old fashioned comedic romp. You will not be disappointed with The Duke’s quandary.