He’s an industrialist who thinks nothing of replacing workers with machines, depriving them of honest work. Camryn is everything a social reformer like Charlotte detests.
Yet an undeniable attraction simmers between them, but Camryn is the last man Charlotte can have affection for.
Rebellion is brewing in England and soon both are swept into the turmoil of the burgeoning Luddite movement. The desperate workers are bent on demolishing the machines which have left them destitute.
Camryn vows to destroy the rebel movement, unaware that the only woman he has ever loved harbors a secret, shocking connection to one of its leaders that could shatter them both.
Tempting Bella Mirabella can hardly remember the man she married as a girl. And it's just as well. She feels nothing but contempt for the man who married her for her fortune and promptly forgot she existed.
Since then, Bella's had no use for the company of gentlemen — until temptation appears in the form of an olive-skinned stranger with haunting eyes the color of a turbulent sea.
Sebastian has been apart from his child bride since their wedding day, after a teenaged marriage forced upon him to rescue his family from certain ruin. His attempt to honor his vows to his absent wife have earned him the nickname, "The Saint."
But when he encounters an enchanting impish beauty at the opera, Sebastian cannot resist learning who she is. He is thrilled to find she is none other than his long-ago bride.
Already resentful of his early abandonment, Bella is suspicious of her husband's unusual activities —mysterious midnight outings and apparent liaisons with pretty servant girls. Then there is the mounting evidence that Sebastian is not who he claims to be.
Guarding the painful secret of his true identity, Sebastian is entranced by Bella. Delighted by his good fortune, he is eager to make her his wife in truth. But he soon realizes the beguiling lady has no intention of coming meekly to the marriage bed!
Compromising Willa Lady Wilhelmina Stanhope is ruined. What’s worse, everybody knows it.
An impetuous inn assignation four years ago has left her reputation in tatters. Back in Town for the first season since her downfall, Willa plans to remain firmly on the shelf. She vows to never marry, assuming only fortune hunters will want her now.
Instead she focuses on her unique tea blends, secretly supporting a coffee house which employs poor women and children. If her clandestine involvement in trade is discovered, she'll be ruined. Again.
No one is more shocked by Willa’s lack of quality suitors than the newly minted Duke of Hartwell. Having just returned from India, the dark duke is instantly attracted to the mysterious wallflower.
His pursuit is hampered by the ruthless Earl of Bellingham, who once jilted Willa and is now determined to reclaim her. Especially now that he's uncovered her secret, which he plans to use to bend her to his will.
Caught between the clash of two powerful men, a furious Willa soon finds herself trapped in a loveless betrothal she does not want.
Determined to seize control of her own destiny, Willa formulates a cunning plan to outwit them both, ensuring her own happy ending with the man who finally wins her heart.