She didn't even know how she could have let him kiss her. Or how she could
have enjoyed it so much. Surely it wasn't natural to enjoy kisses from a man such
as the duke. It's a good thing he hadn't asked her to propose to him while he was
Author: Amelia Grey
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
From bestselling author Amelia Grey comes The Duke in My Bed, a wickedly romantic tale of one reckless bachelor, five unwed sisters, and a wildly unconventional game of love... HERE COMES THE GROOM As a notorious member of the Heirs' Club, Bray Drakestone can't resist a challenge from one of his well-heeled colleagues-especially when it involves money and horses. But the friendly wager takes an unexpected and deadly turn. Bray is forced to agree to marry one of his challenger's five sisters-sight unseen. Now gamblers all over London are placing bets on whether Bray will actually go through with it... THERE GOES THE BRIDE Miss Louisa Prim, the eldest sister, doesn't care a whit what the reckless rogue at the Heirs' Club promised her brother-she has no intention of marrying the future Duke of Drakestone. Bray, however, sees her rejection as another challenge. He bets that the fiery Miss Prim will not only agree to marry him, she will propose to him! With four sisters behind her, Louisa knows she can't lose. But why does her opponent have to be a divinely handsome scoundrel? And so sweetly, irresistibly seductive... "Amelia Grey lights up the pages with humor and passion."-RT Book Reviews
She'd rushedout ofhis door earlier like she'd just been beaten instead of
experiencing the man's kiss. She couldn't ... But nothing like that! She'd never
walked away from any of their kisses feeling like she'd just been struck by
Author: Elizabeth Lennox
Publisher: Elizabeth Lennox Books (www.ElizabethLennox.com)
Her destiny wasn’t to be a man’s arm candy! Zarah Andromeda Busain had known what her role as a princess of Tasain would be since she could first walk and talk. That didn’t mean she agreed with it. From the beginning, she fought against those expectations, challenging them and asking why. So when it came down to the point of choosing a husband from a group of ten, she chose none. She followed a friend to a small town outside of London, infuriating her older brother but finding peace and satisfaction in helping others. That peace was shattered the day Derrick Huntington walked into her world. He was big and huge and disgustingly handsome with a confidence that irritated her beyond words. And when he touched her, she forgot to breathe, when he kissed her, she forgot to remember that he wasn’t the man she could marry. Derrick couldn’t believe that the perfect woman for him had been discovered right in his own little village. She was beautiful, smart and didn’t want him in any way. But when he touched her, she shivered. When he kissed her, she melted in his arms, kissing him back with a passion that drove him wild. The woman had a secret though. And when that secret had her disappear, Derrick moved heaven and earth to find the woman he loved. Even when it meant facing down a powerful sheik and older brother, he was going to find his woman and bring her back.
Lightly he feathered kisses over her cheeks, along the curve of her jaw and throat
that he knew would be most sensitive. 'My own sweet Jane.' With a shuddering
sigh, she gently twisted her face away from his lips, drawing far enough away ...
Author: Miranda Jarrett
Former governess Jane Wood is on borrowed time—and she doesn't want the fairy tale of her Grand Tour to end. She awaits the arrival of her employer, Richard Farren, Duke of Aston, with trepidation…. To widower Richard, meek and mousy Miss Wood is unrecognizable as the carefree and passionate Jane. Seeing Venice through her eyes opens his mind and heart to romance! Yet a sinister threat hangs over their newfound happiness: to protect Jane, Richard will have to overcome the demons of his past and persuade her to become his proper wife….
She pressed a kiss to his mouth as if to calm him. But it only made him more
desperate for touch, affection ... life beyond the grave. Grabbing her face in his
hands, he kissed her fiercely, passionately. He needed her to blot out the fear, to
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Maximilian Cale, the Duke of Lyons, long ago buried his grief for his missing elder brother, Peter, who was presumed dead after being kidnapped by their Great-Uncle Humbert. When a mysterious note arrives from Tristan Bonnaud asserting that the Duke's brother is alive, it leads him straight to the winsome Lisette Bonnaud, illegitimate daughter of a viscount and Tristan's sister. Soon after, Max and Lisette are travelling to Paris posing as husband and wife, in search of Tristan, who has disappeared. The longer he spends with Lisette, the easier it is for Max to see that the line between dukedom and desire is easier to cross than he imagined.
After some grim jests with his soontobe victim (including a reference to his lady's
countenance having “somewhat a grave” look) he shows the Duke his device
and allows his plan to work. The Duke kisses the skull and is immediately aware
Author: Gabriel A. Rieger
Drawing upon recent scholarship in Renaissance studies regarding notions of the body, political, physical and social, this study examines how the satiric tragedians of the English Renaissance employ the languages of sex - including sexual slander, titillation, insinuation and obscenity - in the service of satiric aggression. There is a close association between the genre of satire and sexually descriptive language in the period, author Gabriel Rieger argues, particularly in the ways in which both the genre and the languages embody systems of oppositions. In exploring the various purposes which sexually descriptive language serves for the satiric tragedian, Rieger reviews a broad range of texts, ancient, Renaissance, and contemporary, by satiric tragedians, moralists, medical writers and critics, paying particular attention to the works of William Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton and John Webster
The Duke kissed her again. ¥When did you ~ first know you ~ loved me? ¥
Honora asked when she could speak. ¥When I carried you upstairs after you
fainted, I knew that I wanted to protect you and never let you be in any danger
Author: Barbara Cartland
Publisher: Barbara Cartland Ebooks Ltd
The heart-breakingly handsome Duke of Tynemouth is appalled to find that his torrid affaire dÕcoeur with the alluring Aline, Countess of Langstone, is destined to end, because Queen Victoria insists that he marries one of Prince AlbertÕs German relatives, who is fat and ugly.Ê To refuse is unthinkable, so, in desperation, he agrees to pre-empt his Monarch by cynically marrying AlineÕs innocent young niece, Honora. The beautiful Honora is horrified at the prospect of marrying a man she has never met, let alone love, but she has little choice.Ê Heartbroken and facing a life without the love she has always dreamt about, a husband who seems to hate her and a wedding night she dreads, she flees and falls prey to an even worse fate.Ê Now that he might lose her forever, the Duke realises that it is not hate for Honora that beats in his heart. It is love!Ê But has his awakening come too late?
Olivia thought about saying, Being kissed, and decided that dissembling would
be the more prudent course. “I expect ... “I haveno need to do so,” his mother
continued, “because this young woman is promised elsewhere, and kisses,
Author: Eloisa James
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' - Julia Quinn Once upon a time, not so very long ago... Tarquin, the powerful Duke of Sconce, knows perfectly well that the decorous and fashionably slender Georgiana Lytton will make him a proper duchess. So why can't he stop thinking about her twin sister, the curvy, headstrong, and altogether unconventional Olivia? Not only is Olivia betrothed to another man, but their improper - albeit intoxicating - flirtation makes her unsuitability all the more clear. Determined to make a perfect match, he methodically cuts Olivia from his thoughts, allowing logic and duty to triumph over passion . . . until, in his darkest hour, Tarquin begins to question whether perfection has anything to do with love. To win Olivia's hand he would have to give up all the beliefs he holds most dear, and surrender heart, body and soul - but it may already be too late. 'Eloisa James is extraordinary' - Lisa Kleypas 'Romance writing does not get much better than this' - People
Vindice boldly states that the skull will function as his weapon, a weapon that has
a motive all its own: This very skull Whose mistress the Duke poison'd with this
drug, The mortal curse of the earth, shall be reveng'd In the like strain and kiss ...
Author: Farah Karim-Cooper
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
This original study examines how the plays of Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists reflect and engage with the early modern discourse of cosmetics.
But there were feather-soft caresses and deep, soul-stirring kisses. And it was
those she promised him with her ardent gaze. ... Every eye, except for the ever-
discreet Addison's, turned to the duke. Sterling cleared his throat awkwardly, a
Author: Teresa Medeiros
AWAKENED BY A KISS Laura Fairleigh needs a husband. If she is to keep a roof over her siblings’ heads, the prim rector’s daughter must wed by her twenty-first birthday. When she finds a mysterious stranger with the face of an angel and the body of Adonis unconscious in the forest and with no memory of his name or his past, she decides to claim him for her own. Little does she know that her fallen angel is really the devil in disguise. Sterling Harlow, the notorious rakehell known as the “Devil of Devonbrooke,” awakens to the enchanting kiss of a lovely young woman who informs him he is her long-lost betrothed. With her sun-kissed cheeks and smattering of freckles, she looks every inch the innocent, but her curves possess a woman’s allure. When she assures him he is the perfect gentleman, he wonders if he’s lost his wits as well as his memory. He would have sworn he was not a man to be satisfied with mere kisses—especially from lips as sweet and luscious as Laura’s.As he attempts to uncover the truth before their wedding night, A Kiss To Remember ignites a passion neither of them will ever be able to forget....
Silence followed, etched in astonishment, during whichthe assemblage took care
not to look at the grand duke. He'd been answering every query himself. God only
knew what he'd thinkof this usurper. Brian glanced back down the parapet at ...
Author: Diane Whiteside
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
His wicked desire could free her. . . Strikingly handsome, wealthy, and accomplished, Brian Donovan has succeeded in everything he puts his mind to--except marriage. Now, as a favor to his former military commander Teddy Roosevelt, Brian is investigating a powerful new weapon invented in the small European country of Eisengau. The task carries prestige, danger, and an enticing complication in the lithe form of Meredith Duncan. With her deliciously candid approach to all things sensual, Meredith is unlike any woman Brian has known. In fact, she wants him to ruin her reputation--and Brian eagerly obliges, initiating a passionate, playful, and wildly erotic affair. . . Or enslave her. . . A feminist who believes in free love, Meredith has always battled convention. When her parents urge her toward an odious marriage, Meredith turns to the dashing, thoroughly masculine American who could be her only hope of escape. But nothing is as simple as it seems, and as competition to acquire the new weapon turns deadly, two lovers are drawn into a treacherous game where the stakes run as high as their raw, mutual desire, and the greatest risk of all may lie within an untested and all-consuming love. . . Praise For The Novels Of Diane Whiteside "Very hot. . .Once you start you won't want to stop reading." --Romantic Times "So steamy that it fogs one's reading glasses. . ." --Booklist on The Irish Devil
She laughed at George's expression and added, “Seriously, he kissed me a
couple of times, George, and . . . nothing. ... “Apart from her knees dissolving
when the duke kisses her, the biggest clue is that when George was offered her
Author: Anne Gracie
A marriage born of passion and scandal turns into something more from the bestselling author of Marry in Secret. When a duke denied . . . The proud and arrogant Duke of Everingham is determined to secure a marriage of convenience with heiress, Lady Georgiana Rutherford. He's the biggest prize on the London marriage mart, pursued by young unmarried ladies and their match-making mamas, as well as married women with a wandering eye. He can have any woman he wants. Or so he thinks. . . ...Hunts an independent lady . . . Lady Georgiana Rutherford--irreverent and unconventional--has no plans to marry. Having grown up poor, Lady George has no intention of giving up her fortune to become dependent on the dubious and unreliable goodwill of a man. Especially a man as insufferable as the Duke of Everingham, whose kisses stirs unwelcome and unsettling emotions . . . ...Sparks are sure to fly The more she defies him, the more the duke wants her, until an argument at a ball spirals into a passionate embrace. Caught in a compromising position, the duke announces their betrothal. George is furious and when gossip claims she deliberately entrapped the duke--when she was the one who was trapped--she marches down the aisle in a scarlet wedding dress. But the unlikely bride and groom may have found love in the most improbable of places--a marriage of convenience.
The Countess Ceprano passes before the Duke, and he addresses her gallantly.
The Duke fervently kisses the Countess s hand. The Duke. Borsa: Non v'oda il
conte, 0 Duca. Duca: A me che importa? Borsa: Dirlo ad altra ei potria. Duca: Né
Author: Burton D. Fisher
Publisher: Opera Journeys Publishing
A comprehensive guide to Verdi's RIGOLETTO, featuring insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis, a complete, newly translated Libretto with Italian/English side-by side, and over 35 music highlight examples.
My uncle Louis, who is Bishop of Therouanne as well as the duke's chancellor, is
both host and priest at this wedding of his own making. ... My uncle the bishop
greets his master with obvious affection and then bows to kiss his hand. The duke
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When the death of Joan of Arc shows her the dangers faced by strong women, Jacquetta, a psychic descendant of a river goddess, studies alchemy and becomes the secret wife of Richard Woodville before returning to the court of Henry VI.
As she reeled with the sensation of actually being kissed by Spencer, he
deepened it. Amelia's lips parted. He tasted sweet like Brandy. His tongue teased
hers, inviting her to explore more. She accepted. The kiss went on for eternity.
Publisher: Books to Go Now
Amelia arrives on the doorstep of her childhood friend, the Duke, in the middle of the night with an outrageous plan. If he agrees to ruin her, then she won't be required to marry the cad she doesn't love. Will Spencer do what she desires and go along with her idea, or does he have a very unexpected plan of his own?