The bewitchingly beautiful Hannah Bartlett never meant to fall in love, and certainly not with a man of the cloth. But when she meets Vicar Rafe Waterford, she discovers a warmth and tenderness she’s searched for her entire life.
Not until it’s too late does she realize that Rafe not only holds the key to her heart, but he possesses the power to destroy her – especially when he discovers who she really is.
For years, Vicar Rafe Waterford’s family has made every attempt to find him a wife and see him settled down. Yet, no lady has enchanted him enough to draw him into matrimony…until he crosses paths with the breathtakingly beautiful Miss Hannah Bartlett. Struck by her wit, her charm, and a heart overflowing with love and compassion, he relentlessly pursues her.
But when he discovers the secret she’s kept from him, that she is Madam Genevieve, owner of London’s most famous bordello, their love is tested beyond all measure.
Griffin Blackmoor blames himself for the tragic accident that claimed his wife and young son. Riddled with guilt, he prays that during the Crimean War an enemy’s bullet will end the consuming torture he can’t escape. Instead, that bullet finds his best friend.
Now there isn’t enough whiskey in England to make him forget all the people who have died because of him.
But before he can drown himself in an endless sea of liquor, he must keep the promise he made his dying friend. Except that promise is sure to risk an innocent woman’s life—and his own battered heart.
When her brother’s sudden death leaves her destitute, Lady Anne Carmichael knows she must marry. Although her dark beauty earns her the attention of London’s most eligible bachelors, only one man can stir her soul with his kisses.
Griffin Blackmoor is everything she swore she never wanted. So why does his love feel like exactly what she needs?