The Brides of Wishmore Books In Publication Order
- The Bride Says No (2014)
- The Bride Says Maybe (2014)
- The Groom Says Yes (2014)
Cameron Sisters Books In Publication Order
- Temptation of a Proper Governess (2004)
- The Price of Indiscretion (2005)
- In the Bed of a Duke (2006)
- Bedding the Heiress (2007)
- In the Highlander’s Bed (2008)
The Chattan Curse Books In Publication Order
- The Scottish Witch (2012)
- Lyon’s Bride (2012)
- The Devil’s Heart (2013)
A Logical Man’s Guide to Dangerous Women Books In Publication Order
- His Secret Mistress (2020)
- Her First Desire (2021)
- His Lessons on Love (2022)
Marriage Books In Publication Order
- Married in Haste (1999)
- A Scandalous Marriage (2000)
- The Marriage Contract (2001)
Marrying the Duke Books In Publication Order
- A Little Thing Called Love (2015)
- The Match of the Century (2015)
- The Fairest of Them All (2016)
- A Date at the Altar (2016)
Scandals and Seductions Books In Publication Order
- A Seduction at Christmas (2008)
- The Earl Claims His Wife (2009)
- The Marriage Ring (2010)
- His Christmas Pleasure (2010)
- The Seduction of Scandal (2011)
Spinster Heiresses Books In Publication Order
- If Ever I Should Love You (2017)
- A Match Made in Bed (2018)
- The Duke That I Marry (2018)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- All Things Beautiful (1994)
- Treasured Vows (1996)
- You And No Other (1996)
- Falling in Love Again (1997)
- When Dreams Come True (1998)
- Because of You (1999)
- Flanna and the Lawman (2001)
- The Wedding Wager (2001)
- The Lady Is Tempted (2002)
- Adventures of a Scottish Heiress (2003)
- The Seduction of an English Lady (2003)
Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- Nightingale (From The One That Got Away) (2004)
- In a Moonlit Garden (2012)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- The One That Got Away (2004)
- Four Dukes and a Devil (2009)
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Cathy Maxwell Books Overview
Society dictates that a governessshould be modest, quiet, and keep to herself. She should never contradict her employer. And, above all, she must not attract the attention of any male in the household. But Michael Severson doesn’t see Isabel Halloran as a governess he sees her as a woman, one whose lush curves cannot be hidden behind a dowdy gown…
and whose efforts at hiding her sparkling intelligence are betrayed by her wit. Years before, Michael had left Regency England, falsely accused of a crime. Now he is back, dedicated to seeking retribution but not to taking a bride. But when his scandalous actions compromise Isabel’s reputation, he does the unthinkable and offers her his hand a marriage in name only. But although his bride’s passions are untried, Isabel’s sensuality clearly matches his own. And with each day, and night, that pas*ses, Michael becomes determined that every kiss, every caress, will be made with one goal: to seduce his proper wife into tender submission.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathy Maxwell delivers another passionate romance that is sure to delight her dedicated fans and increase her readership.
When three impoverished young ladies brought up in America decide to fulfill their late mother’s dream of successful marriages and seasons, they concentrate their resources on sending the prettiest to London to make a brilliant match. But whom does she see but the man who had broken her heart years before? Alexander Haddon is no longer the rough and tumble man she once fell for, but a wealthy gentleman whose passionate nature is only just hidden under a veneer of sophistication…
The distressed traveler Charlotte Cameron encounters on a rainy Scottish night is absolutely the worst man she could have invited into her carriage! It is Phillip Maddox, the reprehensible Duke of Colster, who brought the full weight of the ton’s fury down upon her simply because Charlotte encouraged her sister not to wed the powerful peer. And now the seductive devil responsible for her social ruin is sitting close enough to kiss…
Phillip’s distaste for the meddlesome beauty matches Charlotte’s though, under alternate circumstances, he might have enjoyed sampling the sensuous charms of the tempting young chit.
There is grave danger, however, on the journey they now must reluctantly share and a nemesis who means them both mortal harm. But can a passion that inconveniently ignites in the face of disaster erase a painful past…
and lead two sworn enemies to a most unanticipated destination: the bedchamber?
When a loathsome rake steals one of her most cherished family heirlooms and nearly her virtue as well! Francesca Dunroy devises the perfect plan to put him in his place. At a ball being held in her honor she didn’t ‘take’ in her first season, now her family is determined to get her a match in her second she’ll offer him a clandestine kiss sure to convince him to return what is rightfully hers. But in the dark hallways surrounding the ballroom, Francesca makes a terrifying mistake. She seduces the wrong man!
The recipient of Francesca’s caresses is none other than Justin Maddox, London’s newly titled duke and most eligible bachelor. A defiant Scotsman who disdains London society, he’s sworn to steer clear of the ladies of the ton, but he can’t escape the memory of Francesca urgently pressing her lips upon his…
and neither can she. But when a shocking and dangerous secret from Justin’s past resurfaces, the couple will have to risk tattered reputations and treacherous enemies to nurture what has quickly become true love.
Highland warrior Gordon Lachlan has spent his life fiercely battling the English. Now, to claim victory for his clan, he must retrieve the legendary Sword of the MacKenna from the hands of his mortal enemies. His plan: to kidnap Constance Cameron from her remote boarding school and force her wellborn relatives to surrender the sword as her ransom. But Lachlan is surprised that the woman he’s snatched from her bed is no malleable miss. Constance longs for adventure. She’s tantalized by Lachlan and his passionate cause…
and tempted enough by his seductive ways to wonder what it would be like to find herself In the Highlander’s Bed…
Brenn Owens, the new Earl of Merton, has come to London to choose a bride. The broad shouldered war hero has his pick of the season’s debutantes, but once he gazes upon Tess Hamlin, he knows he won’t rest until he’s made her his own. But behind Tess’s light hearted facade is desperation. She has no choice but to marry quickly, before news of her family’s ruin becomes common gossip, so she accepts Brenn’s sudden proposal without letting him know the truth. He offers her days and nights of unforgettable passion and love, but how can she marry him without feeling she’s betrayed him?
Leah Carrollton had dreams of meeting and marrying the perfect man. Then a scandalous affair ended in abandonment, and she left London rather than face her disgrace. With no one to turn to, Leah ran away to the country. Abruptly Devon Marshall, Viscount Huxhold, strides into her life, enveloping her in his strong embrace and offering her a chance to recapture what she’d lost. Heir to one of England’s most honorable titles, Devon has spent his life breaking the rules and giving Leah and her fatherless child his name is just one more way to flaunt convention. But Devon discovers Leah tantalizes him as no other woman ever has, making him long for all the sweet bliss that marriage has to offer. But can a marriage made in scandal become a happily ever after affair? Leah Carrollton had dreams of meeting and marrying the perfect man. Then a scandalous affair ended in abandonment, and she left London rather than face her disgrace. With no one to turn to, Leah ran away to the country. Abruptly Devon Marshall, Viscount Huxhold, strides into her life, enveloping her in his strong embrace and offering her a chance to recapture what she’d lost. Heir to one of England’s most honorable titles, Devon has spent his life breaking the rules and giving Leah and her fatherless child his name is just one more way to flaunt convention. But Devon discovers Leah tantalizes him as no other woman ever has, making him long for all the sweet bliss that marriage has to offer. But can a marriage made in scandal become a happily ever after affair?Leah Carrollton had dreams of meeting and marrying the perfect man. Then a scandalous affair ended in abandonment, and she left London rather than face her disgrace. With no one to turn to, Leah ran away to the country. Abruptly Devon Marshall, Viscount Huxhold, strides into her life, enveloping her in his strong embrace and offering her a chance to recapture what she’d lost. Heir to one of England’s most honorable titles, Devon has spent his life breaking the rules and giving Leah and her fatherless child his name is just one more way to flaunt convention. But Devon discovers Leah tantalizes him as no other woman ever has, making him long for all the sweet bliss that marriage has to offer. But can a marriage made in scandal become a happily ever after affair?
He was a man exiled from society handsome, unpredictable, and proud. Dark rumours surrounded his name. But Anne Burnett had signed a marriage contract binding her to Aiden Black, the Earl of Tiebauld. And although she d never met him, she’s determined to keep her word and make theirs a marriage in truth. Because a well bred lady with little fortune to recommend her has no choice. From the moment she arrived, Anne fell in love with Kelwin Castle and its roguishly handsome laird. By day, he instils a fierce loyalty in his people with his masterful ways…
and by night, he tempts Anne to surrender her innocence to him. But while he is willing to offer his body, Aiden refuses to give Anne his heart…
making her wonder what prevents him from truly claiming her as his wife.
She never expected it would come to this Desperation and an empty stomach forced Fiona Lachlan to agree to a plan that ended up luring the wickedly notorious Duke of Holburn into trouble. Everything went terribly wrong, and now she has found herself posing as his ward! And while she swore nothing could make her desire a scoundrel, even if he was a duke, she is now drawing ever closer to the one man she cannot have…
‘Beware of innocence!’ The Duke of Holburn had spent years heeding this warning, and in doing so, managed to avoid the virginal young ladies who had been put in his path. But now his wild ways have gotten him into real danger. There are killers at the door and a temptingly beautiful woman in his arms. He is about to find himself seduced…
and he isn’t quite sure he wants to resist this time.
She’ll be his perfect wife…
Preoccupied with fighting Napoleon and making love to his mistress, Brian Ranson has ignored his wife since their wedding. But now that he’s become the Earl of Wright, he’s ready to fetch his bride back to London. He’s shocked to find she’s become a bold, beautiful woman, exactly the kind he lusts after…
and she wants nothing to do with him. Gillian, Lady Wright, is desperate to seize the love she’s been denied…
but not with her rakish husband! So she makes a bargain for thirty days she’ll be the perfect wife, then he’ll set her free. But no matter how she hardens her heart against her damnable earl, her body begs her to surrender…
The woman who will one day wear Richard Lynsted’s ring will be genteel, dainty, and well bred. This eliminates Grace MacEachin on all three counts. A hellion of the first order, the alluring, infuriating woman would be nothing more than a passing temptation to an upstanding gentleman like Richard if it weren’t for the fact that she’s trying to blackmail his father! Or, as Grace sees it, trying to get justice and maybe just the slightest hint of revenge on the family that tore her life asunder when she was just a girl. And as for Lynsted, well, the stuffy, humorless man wouldn’t suffer for time spent in company more exciting than that of his company ledgers. Only when Richard gets Grace alone, she discovers he may know a thing or two about excitement after all…
Anything can happen at Christmas! When her father threatens to marry Abigail Montross off to a man twice her age and with thirteen children!, she decides to elope instead with the irresistibly handsome Bar n de Vasconia. She knows all about his notorious reputation. He is the most seductive man in all of London, but he’s vowed to protect her, so she allows herself to be tempted into his bed, promising to guard her heart at all costs. Andres believes he’s entered into nothing more than a marriage of convenience with a charming and very wealthy young woman. But the days and nights Abigail spends in his arms soon reform this rogue. He’ll do anything to gain her love until they each discover the truth about the other and old wounds are revealed. It’s the season of miracles and passion when love not only awakens the senses but delivers the greatest gift of all…
Lady Julia Markham was the toast of London Society until an ill advised attempted elopement ended in betrayal and left her good name in tatters. Now ruined, penniless, and desperate, she has agreed to wed the magnetic and possibly dangerous Brader Wolf. A dashing, phenomenally successful self made businessman, Brader wants this union to help gain him entry into the drawing rooms of the aristocracy, nothing more. Julia, however, is a woman of rare passion and daring, irresistibly drawn to this enigmatic, infuriating man, and no mere marriage of mutual convenience will do. But how far will the spirited beauty have to go to satisfy a heart that will settle for no less than the love of a lifetime?
Unless heiress Phadra Abbot finds her missing spendthrift father, she will be forced to enter into a marriage arranged by the Bank of England to pay off his debts. Before she gets too far, the forbiddingly handsome banker Grant Morgan catches up with her and compromised her, leading her to a most passionate marriage of convenience.
The constraints of quiet widowhood have become too much for Lady Caroline Pearson to bear especially now that her brother in law has idiotically, and illegally, gambled away her house. Boldly, she confronts the new owner in person. But not only does the dashing rogue, James Ferrington, refuse to return Caroline’s deed, he tries to take scandalous advantage of her as well. Sheepish and repentant, James arrives on Caroline’s doorstep to make amends unaware that the young widow and her eccentric aunt are intent on retaliation. James merely meant to seduce a bewitching minx and have done with it and, suddenly, he’s a kidnapped prisoner in Caroline’s cellar. But most shocking of all, James realizes that he has no desire whatsoever to be free for the audacious Caroline has inflamed his senses, destroyed his reason…
and completely captured his heart.
Hell hath no fury like a bride scorned! Highborn country heiress Mallory Edwards was dutifully fulfilling family obligations when she exchanged marriage vows with a dashing gentleman she barely knew. But the charming beast abandoned her on their wedding night. Years later facing prison because of her husband’s debts she has finally found the blackguard, John Barron, again. And she’s not leaving until the faithless rogue grants her a divorce! John is enchanted by this delightful hellion who causes a scene at his London soir e. Could this be the forgotten rural miss whom his father once forced him to wed? Now that Mallory’s reentered his life, John desperately wants her to stay and not merely to help him snare the criminal who is ruining them both. But winning her hardened heart will take more than sweet words and sensuous kisses he will have to become the caring, thoughtful husband who is truly worthy of her passion and her love.
Everyone knew the earl of Penhollow needed a wife, so one thunderous night the villagers gathered together to ask the ocean to deliver a bride to the bachelor lord…
The Sea Brought Him A Wife When Pierce Kirrier, the handsome earl of Penhollow, rescued a mysterious beauty from the billowing ocean waves, he had no idea who she was or where she came from. But at the first sight of this enchanting maiden, he had to claim her for his own. Taking her back to Penhollow Hall, he pampered her like a princess, determined to win her trust and her heart. But Her Past Could Take Her Away Nothing had prepared Eden to awaken in an elegant bedchamber in a remote corner of Cornwall. It was like living in a perfect dreamworld, where every wish came true. In Pierce’s arms she found a love…
she never knew existed. But once her secret past caught up with her, those dreams could be shattered forever.
A Scandalous WeddingPretty Samantha Northrup knew her duty was to marry, but this orphaned vicar’s daughter wanted to be swept off her feet by someone whose kisses made her toes curl. She never dreamed her orderly life would be turned upside down when a mysterious stranger came knocking on her door one stormy night. And when they were found in a compromising position, she found herself marrying a man she barely knew…
but couldn’t resist.A Not So Convenient MarriageWhat Samantha doesn’t know is that her unknown bridegroom is Yale Carderock, the disinherited son of a duke, banished by his father years before. Now the prodigal has returned rich, but only somewhat reformed. Yale is bewitched by his bride’s innocent fire, and he knows he’s powerless to resist her awakening sensuality. But is this outcast from society worthy of her tender love?
Desperate for someone to help her protect her land, a female con artist saves an ex lawman from the hangman’s noose by claiming him as her husband. And when her ‘no good spouse’ turns out to be a hero, she longs to turn their charade into a real marriage.
She’s a debutante set on making a convenient marriage; he s one of the most infuriating men she s ever met. But it takes a bet to bring them together to discover even though it seems they have nothing in common, sometimes the happiest and sexiest marriages really are made by opposites.
USA Today bestselling author Cathy Maxwell delivers another passionate romance wherein marriage is based on convenience not love, and only desire can get in the way.
She was determined to marry for love, never expecting that her adventures would lead her to a lifetime of passion. The Runaway Heiress Like many a Regency miss, Lyssa Harrell longs for love, but knows her duty lies in marriage. Still, when her father promises her hand to a dissolute but well connected lord, she does the unthinkable…
she flees to Scotland. Not to Gretna Green, but to her family and to the castle where her mother once had been so happy. In this romantic land she will discover her heart’s desire. A Man Seeking His Fortune But she doesn’t count on Ian Campion. The ruggedly handsome man has his orders: fetch the runaway daughter home! Ian has a price on his head and a dire need for the reward Lyssa’s father offers. Tracking Lyssa down is easy enough, convincing her to return is difficult…
and not seducing her is impossible. And Their Scandalous Adventures Soon, Lyssa is on the adventure of a lifetime. She has to sleep in the great outdoors, and flee from mysterious attempts on her life. She knows she’s ruined in the eyes of society, but she is willing to face true ruin and risk everything for the unimaginable passion she finds in Ian’s strong arms. And when they return to civilization, the two must confront the most perilous adventure of all…
admitting their unanticipated love.
To seduce an English lady, a gentleman must always remember to…
Gaze longingly into her eyes while declaring her beauty…
Colonel Colin Mandland has wealth, power…
everything but a bride. But although there is no mistress of his newly purchased manor, Maiden Hill, there is certainly a resident maiden: Lady Rosalyn Wellborne, a stubborn beauty who steadfastly refuses to leave the place she has always called home. Hold her hand just a fraction longer than necessary…
Tantalizing Rosalyn proves to be far more difficult than any enemy he’s ever met on the battlefield. She attacks by declaring Colin an upstart who is unfit for local society. He shockingly counters by offering for her hand in marriage and she surprisingly accepts. Or, when all else fails, conquer her. Although this genteel lady has vowed never to succumb to unbridled passion, she quickly learns that theirs will be no marriage in name only, but rather a slow, sensuous and alarmingly effective seduction…
that turns her world upside down.
In passionate love stories from four of romance’s most prominent authors, meet women who’ve spent years thinking they’ve missed their shot at Mr Right only to discover that fate is handing them one more chance. to win back the love of the one who got away!
What do you do with three dukes a dog named Duke and a devil? You put them into an anthology! We ve combined five of today’s bestselling and popular authors into one volume to deliver romance like you ve never experienced before.