Elizabeth Thornton Books In Order

Deveraux Family Books In Order

  1. Tender the Storm (1991)
  2. Velvet Is the Night (1992)
  3. Cherished (1993)

Dangerous Books In Order

  1. Dangerous to Love (1994)
  2. Dangerous to Kiss (1995)
  3. Dangerous to Hold (1996)

Men from Special Branch Books In Order

  1. Whisper His Name (1999)
  2. Princess Charming (2001)
  3. The Perfect Princess (2001)
  4. Almost a Princess (2003)
  5. Shady Lady (2004)

Trap Books In Order

  1. The Marriage Trap (2005)
  2. The Bachelor Trap (2006)
  3. The Pleasure Trap (2007)

Seers of Grampian Books In Order

  1. The Runaway McBride (2009)
  2. The Scot and I (2009)
  3. A Bewitching Bride (2010)


  1. Bluestocking Bride (1987)
  2. A Virtuous Lady (1988)
  3. The Passionate Prude (1988)
  4. Fallen Angel (1989)
  5. The Worldly Widow (1989)
  6. Scarlet Angel (1990)
  7. Highland Fire (1994)
  8. Brides Bodyguard (1997)
  9. You Only Love Twice (1998)
  10. Strangers at Dawn (1999)
  11. To Love an Earl (2004)


  1. My Guardian Angel (1995)


  1. A Christmas Holiday (1990)

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Elizabeth Thornton Books Overview

Velvet Is the Night

To save her family from the guillotine, proud Claire Deveraux would do anything even stike a devil’s bargain with the ruthless new commissioner, Phillipe Dehet. Though an innocent, the breathtaking beauty has no illusions about what she has just promised…
to surrender herself, body and soul, and become sensual prisoner to Duhet’s every whim of pleasure.


Concludes the trilogy that began with ‘Tender the Storm’ and ‘Velvet is the Night’, and delivers the torrid tale of a handsome rake who yearns for the woman he’s sworn to possess at all costs.

Dangerous to Love

Dangerous. Wild. Reckless. Those were the words that passed through Serna Ward’s mind at the moment Julian Raynor entered the gaming Hall. If anyone could penetrate Serena s disguise as a tart and jeopardize the political fugitives she was delivering to freedom it would surely be London s most notorious gamester. Yet when the militia storms the establishment in search of traitors, Raynor provides just the pretext Serna needs to escape to an upstairs bedroom. But Serena is playing with fire…
and before the night is through she will find herself surrendering to the heat of unsuspected desires. Seductive. Fiery. Treacherous. She had used him for her own scheming purposes, then thrown his generous proposition back in his face. Julian Raynor, a man who had ruthlessly enjoyed his share of women, did not much care to have the tables turned on him. And when he discovered that the passionate beauty who had played his wonton prisoner in bed was none other than Serena Ward, the proud daughter of his bitterest enemy, he saw his chance for revenge not only on the man who had single handedly destroyed his family but on the woman who haunted his dreams.

Dangerous to Kiss

Handsome, kind, and unassuming, Mr. Gray seemed the answer to Deborah Weyman’s prayers. For once she accepted the position he offered, she would finally be safe from the notorious Lord Kendal, a man she had good reason to believe had murdered her former employer and was now after her. But there were certain things about Mr. Gray that Deborah should have noticed: the breadth of his shoulders, the steel in his voice, the gleam in his uncommonly blue eyes things that might have warned her that Mr. Gray was no savior, but a very dangerous man…
. Too tempting to resist…
Though she posed as a dowdy schoolteacher, Lord Kendal saw right through her disguise to the treacherous beauty beneath. Now, convinced that she alone can tell him the truth about Lord Barrington’s murder and the whereabouts of Barrington’s young son he coolly masquerades as the innocuous Mr. Gray. And only when it’s too late for Deborah to run will she learn what it means to be at his mercy and powerless to resist his seduction…

Dangerous to Hold

Searching for his missing wife but finding instead her look alike, fiery tempered Catherine Courtnay, Marcus Lytton, the Earl of Wrotham, asks Catherine to pose as his wife in order to help his investigation.

Whisper His Name

Breaking the code to her heart…

Independent and stubbornly unmarried, Abbie Vayle has always been a little too smart for her own good. But she may have gone too far when she starts her own rare book business and accidentally acquires an antique book in Paris with a mysterious code scribbled in the margins…

Someone wants the book back and is willing to kill to get it. The only trouble is, Abbie no longer has the book. It’s locked away in the customs house in Dover. Now it’s a race against time as Abbie stays one step ahead of her pursuers. The last person she wants to confide in is her best friend, Hugh Templar, whom she knows only as a formidable scholar who shares her passion for Roman antiquities.

But as Hugh keeps turning up where she least expects him, a few things begin to dawn on her…
. Not only is Hugh surprisingly in fact incredibly handsome without his glas*ses on, but he’s strangely ‘professional’ in how he handles her mysterious enemies.

Hugh is clearly not what he seems. And soon Abbie realizes that neither is she…
as she discovers what it means to love with all her heart and soul.

Princess Charming

Elizabeth Thornton creates suspenseful tales of romance that transport readers to another time and place while spinning unforgettable love stories. Now she has penned her most mesmerizing novel to date the story of a woman who was certain her life held no more surprises…
until she learns that both peril and passion can appear when you least expect them.

When Gwyn Barrie inherits a mysterious legacy donated by an anonymous benefactor, she is sure it’s too good to be true and it is. For along with the legacy comes the man named as the sole trustee of the money: handsome, charming Jason Radley.

Eight years ago, Gwyn and Jason were in love until Gwyn disappeared for reasons Jason could never understand. Now fate has brought him back into her life again along with the funds Gwyn so desperately needs.

But Gwyn’s good fortune quickly sours when someone begins to follow her all over London someone who may even want her dead. Frightened and alone, Gwyn has only Jason to turn to. But can she trust the man who broke her heart so many years ago and fight the passion that is seething so close to the surface?

Soon nothing is what it seems as Gwyn and Jason are swept up in a terrifying game of greed and lust where the stakes are nothing less than their lives…

The Perfect Princess

Nationally bestselling author of Princess CharmingElizabeth Thornton has created one of her most thrilling and sensuous novels ever the story of a woman who’s nearly given up her hope of finding a noble hero…
until fate throws her unexpectedly into a breathtaking plot to save a scoundrel. Lady Rosamund Devere has no interest in becoming the wife of a dull prince, no matter how perfect the newspapers think she is for that role. But not even the unconventional Rosamund could imagine the headline the papers will soon be running: the one where she is the willing hostage of a condemned murderer. Yet Richard Maitland is no ordinary criminal. Steely eyed, arrogant, and dangerously attractive, the ex chief of His Majesty s Secret Service is also, as far as Rosamund is concerned, guilty as sin. Caught up in his daring escape on the eve of his execution, Rosamund, who can handle a gun as well as any man and is not afraid to use it, soon finds herself in every bit as much danger as Richard. For the more she learns about this mysterious lone wolf of a man, the more determined she is to help him clear his name. But even more perilous than the conspiracy surrounding Richard is the passion that ignites between them a passion that is rash, reckless, and impossible to resist.

Almost a Princess

From nationally bestselling author Elizabeth Thornton comes a sensuous new tale of true love and fiery romance under the most intriguing of circumstances. Case Devere, the steely eyed earl of Castleton, has agreed to help Special Branch track down a notorious killer one who just happens to be his archenemy. But he finds more than he bargained for when his search leads him to Jane Mayberry, a beautiful bluestocking passionately devoted to the cause of women’s rights and to protecting her privacy. As irresistible as she is uncooperative, the spirited Jane arouses Case s interest as well as his worst suspicions when she quietly disappears. Determined to find the one woman who may hold the key to his investigation and to his heart Case goes after her. Though their sparring belies an attraction too powerful to deny, Jane knows there can never be anything between herself and the strong willed earl. For she bears a dark and terrifying secret that must remain hidden even at the cost of a broken heart. As Case fights for the love of the one woman who has ever mattered to him, they are swept into a deadly game by a killer who won t stop until he has punished them both.

Shady Lady

As the Avon Journal’s no nonsense publisher, Jolie Chesney always stuck to the facts. And the fact was that she found the celebrated war hero who d come to her office angrily demanding a retraction unsettlingly charismatic. His wild sexual exploits had found their way into her paper s gossip column, and Jo had no intention of compromising her standards, journalistic or otherwise. But when her star reporter suspiciously vanishes, Jo seeks help from this dangerously sensual man, whose connection to the Special Branch may save her friend s life, even if it means putting her own life and heart on the line. Waldo Bowman sensed danger in his immediate attraction to Jolie the instant they met. Beautiful and independent, she was unlike any woman he knew and he was determined not to lose her, whatever the risk. But when Jo uses her paper to set a trap for a cold blooded killer, these reluctant lovers embark on a mystery that will change their lives or end them.

The Marriage Trap

Nationally bestselling author Elizabeth Thornton returns with a wickedly tempting new tale of scandal, intrigue, and daring proposals…

From dueling at dawn to fighting at Waterloo, Jack Rigg, Earl of Raleigh, has seen his share of danger. But now he faces his greatest fear: wedlock by ambush. It began in Paris, when he rescued an alluring cardsharp named Aurora from a tavern brawl. In the safety of Jack’s rooms they shared a passionate embrace. He never suspected their compromising encounter would change his life completely…

The idea that a poor vicar s daughter should marry Jack Rigg might be amusing if it weren t so imperative. When she last saw Jack, Ellie Hill was disguised as Aurora, indulging her gift for gaming. Now she s in trouble with the law and Jack is her alibi. She must hope he ll be more of a gentleman than he was to Aurora. But as they forge an unlikely and increasingly amorous alliance, someone with a deadly agenda wants to end their union before it begins.

The Bachelor Trap

From the nationally bestselling author whose novels are delightfully entertaining Philadelphia Inquirer comes the provocative tale of a gentleman with a secret and the independent lady he is determined to win in the ultimate game of love.

For Brand Hamilton, it’s a challenge most men would avoid at all costs: to seduce the ravishing, reluctant Lady Marion Dane while avoiding that long walk to the altar. But Brand, the baseborn son of a duke with a bright future in politics, has his own compelling reasons for courting Marion…

With her impeccable bloodlines, Marion can t help but question Brand s motives. And Marion has her own problem to solve: an unseen enemy is stalking her, and Brand is the only one who can help. Desire is the wild card an uncontrollable passion that catches them both by surprise. Now, with society abuzz over their unconventional courtship, they embark on a journey that will take them from the glitter and intrigue of London to a decades old secret hidden in a far off English village and a love that could prove the most irresistible snare of all…

The Pleasure Trap

From nationally bestselling author Elizabeth Thornton comes the sinfully seductive, delightfully romantic story of a woman who discovers a most thrilling type of pursuit…

After years of heroism in the fight against the French, Ash Denison wants nothing more than to savor the good life. But an urgent request has sent him to a writer’s symposium. His charge: to unmask an author who has rattled several members of the town by revealing their most intimate, most scandalous secrets. Not one to be left out, when Ash encounters a bold, beautiful, irresistibly aloof woman writer, he can t help stirring up some gossip of his own…

Much to Eve Dearing s surprise, Ash is far from the well mannered gentleman she s heard about. In fact, he s shockingly brash and has taken an inexplicable interest in manhandling her at every turn. Yet something about his searing embrace makes her forgive his wicked behavior and succumb to his dangerous seduction. And when a fellow writer is brutally attacked and Eve becomes the killer s next target, Ash surprises her once more by vowing not only to keep her safe…
but to win her heart.

The Runaway McBride

James Burnett is a widower who’s given up hope of finding someone to share his life with. He did, however, once have a lover he later dubbed Faithless McBride. For eight years, he d suppressed thoughts of Faith McBride s abandonment with whiskey and women. That is, until visions of her imminent death started to haunt him. Only James can save her from a killer but can Faith trust the one man who destroyed her faith in love?

The Scot and I

After a mysterious woman foils an assassination attempt on the Queen’s life, Alex Hepburn, a psychic agent for Her Majesty’s Secret Service, recognizes the bold beauty as a conspirator he’s been hunting for years.

Bluestocking Bride

Educated and brilliant, classics scholar Catherine Hartland has yet to meet a man who takes her intellect seriously or views the opposite sex as anything but mere playthings. Certainly the Marquis of Rutherton is no exception, though his knowledge of Greek is impressive. Yet as much as her head demands she ignore his bold, sensual gaze, his beautifully sculpted features, and his clear intent to kiss her senseless, her heart dictates otherwise…
Cynical and weary of matchmaking games, the Marquis is stunned by his own reaction to a woman so different from the docile, biddable beauties he much prefers. Catherine might be the only woman in London immune to his considerable charms, but that only convinces his she remains the only woman he has to have. And as passion makes Catherine a prisoner of her own desires, she knows the time has come to teach this arrogant gentleman a lesson in the true meaning of love…

A Virtuous Lady

Briony Langland had no use for the superficial games of the ton. She did, however, have choice words for London’s most notorious rake when she caught him dallying with his Diamond of the moment in her uncle’s library. She never thought that her bold set down would only inspire his lordship to employ his considerable charms to awaken her own deepest passions. Now, even as Briony steadfastly resists, she can’t deny her attraction to this devilish gentleman, and she begins to wonder if perhaps she could reform him. Hugh Montgomery, Marques of Ravensworth, has never met a woman he couldn’t seduce…
and, just as easily forget. But Briony, so self possessed, so scrupulous, so determined to thwart him at every turn, has awakened something deep inside his cold, self serving heart a desire to experience love. However, his generous offer of carte blanche is exactly the wrong way to approach the lady. His lordship has a few lessons to learn in the art of sweet persuasion…
and Briony may be just the woman to teach him.

The Worldly Widow

Ignoring the dangers still lingering in the aftermath of Waterloo, Annabella Jocelyn arrives in Paris on a mission to purchase the publishing rights to a scandalous dairy written by a notorious femme fatale. An astute businesswoman, Annabella knows that securing this diary will certainly bring both fame and fortune to her fledgling company, Bailey’s Press. All that stands in her way is a cadre of dangerous gentlemen determined to bury their indiscretions, and a brave war hero and incorrigible rogue determined to keep her safe, preferably in his bed. David Falconer, the Earl of Dalmar, knows how to fight and win, be it for his country or any woman who takes his fancy. His need to possess the cool, composed Annabella is unrelenting and deliriously consuming, yet his duty as a gentleman to keep her safe from the hands of merciless men is growing even stronger. Both desires are proving treacherous at best, for fearless Annabella is a formidable match for his skills at both soldiering and seduction…

Scarlet Angel

Eleven years ago, Cam Colburne, Duke of Dyson, witnessed the unspeakable horrors of mob hysteria in a French prison. Here, he watched his family condemned to death by the actions of an innocent young girl, the daughter of a French diplomat. Now, a decade later, Cam’s moment of retribution has come. Lovely Gabrielle de Brienne is now his prisoner, held for ransom at Cornwall castle. The product of a most unconventional education, Gabrielle is now more hoyden than lady. Her powerful captor doesn’t frighten her with his threats. But, his commanding kiss sends shivers of fear and desire through her body. For the tenderness beneath his pride and arrogance warns her that she is far too vulnerable. In the dark of night, she longs to understand the secret her enigmatic captor hides behind his mask of indifference. But by day, she plots her escape, fearing her heart and her will to resist him will soon be lost forever.

Brides Bodyguard

With his striking good looks, Ross Trevenan was one of the most attractive men Tessa Lorimer had ever seen. But five minutes in his company convinced her he was the most arrogant, infuriating man alive. That’s why it was such a shock to discover Trevenan’s true purpose: hired to escort her out of Paris and back
to England, he had sworn that he’d do anything to keep her safe even if he had to marry her to do it. Now, finding herself a bride to a devastatingly
attractive bodyguard seems more hazardous than any other situation she could possibly encounter.

Yet Tessa doesn’t know that she holds the key to a mystery that Trevenan would sell his soul to solve…
and that a vicious murderer will kill to keep.

She should stop him, she knew she should stop him, but she felt as weak as a kitten. She said something a protest? a plea? and his mouth was on hers
again, and everything Tessa knew about men and their passions was reduced to ashes in the scorching heat of that embrace. Her limbs were shaking, wild
tremors shook her body, her blood seemed to ignite. She was clinging to him for support, kissing him back, allowing those bold hands of his to wander at
will from her breast to her thigh, taking liberties she knew no decent girl should permit, not even a French girl.

When he left her mouth to kiss her ears, her eyebrows, her cheeks, she got out a shaken whisper, ‘I never knew it could be like this. You make me feel things
I never knew existed, sensations I’ve never experienced before. You seem so different tonight.’

And he did. His body was harder, his shoulders seemed broader, and she hadn’t known he was so tall. As for his fragrance

Then she knew, she knew, and she opened her eyes wide, trying to see his face. It was too dark, but she didn’t need a light to know whose arms she was in. He
didn’t wear cologne as Paul did. He smelled of fresh air and soap and freshly starched linen. Outrage rooted her to the spot, but only for a moment longer.
Those clever hands of his had slipped and were beginning to massage her bottom.

‘Trevenan!’ she gasped, and fairly leaped out of his arms. He made no move to stop her, but said in a laconic tone that grated on her
ears, ‘What a pity. And just when things were beginning to turn interesting.’

She was so overcome with rage she could hardly find her voice, and when she did find it, it was high pitched and unnatural. ‘Interesting? What you did to me
was not interesting. It was depraved.’

As he advanced she retreated. Though she felt a leap of alarm, she was too proud to run away. When he halted beside the stone steps, so did she, but she
was careful to preserve some space between them. The lights on the terrace had yet to be extinguished, and she had a clear view of his expression. He could
hardly keep a straight face.

‘Depraved?’ he said. ‘That’s not the impression you gave me. I could have sworn you were enjoying yourself. ‘I never knew it could be like this,” he
mimicked. ”You make me feel things I never knew existed.” He began to laugh.

‘I thought you were Paul,’ she shouted. ‘How dare you impose yourself on me in that hateful way.’

He arched one brow. ‘My dear Miss Lorimer, as I recall, you were the one who imposed yourself on me. I was merely enjoying a quiet smoke when you barged
into the gazebo and cornered me. I didn’t kiss you. You kissed me.’ His white teeth gleamed. ‘Might I give you a word of advice? You’re too bold by half. A
man likes to be the hunter. Try, if you can, to give the impression that he has cornered you.’

The thought that this depraved rake and he had to be a rake if his kisses were anything to go by had the gall to give her advice made her temper burn even
hotter. She had to unclench her teeth to get the words out. ‘There is no excuse for your conduct. You knew I thought you were Paul.’

‘Come now, Miss Lorimer. That trick is as old as Eve.’

Anger made her forget her fear, and she took a quick step toward him. ‘Do you think I’d want your kisses? You’re nothing but my grandfather’s lackey. You’re
a secretary, an employee. If I were to tell him what happened here tonight’ she pointed to the gazebo ‘he would dismiss you.’

‘Tell him, by all means. He won’t think less of me for acting like any red blooded male. It’s your conduct that will be a disappointment to him.’ His
voice took on a hard edge. ‘By God, if I had the schooling of you, you’d learn to obey me.’

You Only Love Twice

Bestselling author Elizabeth Thornton triumphs with this thrilling blend of sensuous historical romance and heart stopping suspense. For three years she’s been a mystery even to herself a young woman who awoke in a London convent bereft of her memory. But now Jessica Hayword knows her name, her birthplace, and one other thing: By some terrifying twist of fate, she has the power to read another s thoughts the thoughts of a man who has killed and will kill again. Convinced that she must unmask the murderer before it s too late, Jessica goes home to Hawkshill Manor and discovers that no one is happy about her return, especially the dangerously handsome earl Lucas Wilde. What kind of girl was she, Jessica wonders, to have earned such scorn? And whose murder is it that continues to haunt her? The deeper Jessica digs, the more scandalous details are revealed. Yet even as the clues point to Lucas as the killer, Jessica can t keep herself away from his embrace. And now all she can do is pray that the man she s falling in love with isn t the man whose deadly voice she hears in her dreams.

Strangers at Dawn

Elizabeth Thornton, author of the nationally bestselling Whisper His Name and You Only Love Twice, combines ravishing romance with spellbinding suspense in her most dazzling love story yet…

Throughout Sara Carstairs’ trial for the murder of her sister’s husband, Max Worthe had studied her cool demeanor in the dock, fascinated by her even as he was convinced she was guilty as charged. For three years after the ravishing heiress was acquitted, he used the power of his newspaper to pursue the truth hoping to find the still undiscovered body of the murder victim and at last prove Sara’s guilt. But not only had the body disappeared without a trace, so had Sara Carstairs…

When Max finally catches up with Sara by sheer chance, he doesn’t even know it’s her…
at first. By the time he does, it’s too late they’ve already spent a night together that both of them know they will never forget and can never repeat. Has he fallen in love with the woman of his dreams or with a cold blooded murderess? And has she put herself in the hands of a knight in shining armor or a ruthless scoundrel bent on destroying her?

My Guardian Angel

Part of an irresistible collection of five tales from today’s finest romance authors, Almost An Angel, by genre superstar Kay Hooper, tells thedisarming story of one very lucky and very handsome British agent. He’s a man with a most desperate mission: to find the beautiful stranger who miraculously rescued him…
then vanished as quickly as she appeared. What he remembered most clearly was that she possessed luminous eyes and the sweetest voice this side of heaven. Now he can only wonder whether he will look into those eyes or hear that voice again. If he does, this customarily attentive gentleman will not be so careless as to let his gorgeous rescuer out of his sight that is, if he even lets her out of his arms.

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