The Northumberland Nine Series
If you've read An Undesirable Duke than you will have already heard of the infamous Northumberland Nine. Nine gently bred sisters, all of marriageable age, and terribly desperate to get married. The problem? Their fertile father is so busy traveling and searching for willing husbands that his modest estate has fallen into disrepair. They are near penniless, and well, what wealthy gentleman wants a wife with no dowry? But that won't stop these spirited sisters from taking their fate into their own hands and ensuring that not only will they save their home from total destitution, but they will find love too.
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Will one wild dawn lead to true love… or a secret that will ruin their lives?
The oldest of nine sisters, Miss Annette Marsden spends her life taking care of others and keeping her father’s modest estate from falling apart while longing for a romance she only dare to dream about.
The younger brother of the Duke ofSelbourne, Lord Roderick Andrews finds himself tiring of the same old debauchery and longs for the one woman who does not swoon at his feet.
One wild dawn, driven by a stolen kiss, Anne and Roderick are swept away by desire. Anne dares to hope her dream of love may come true, only to find that Roderick was so drunk that he doesn’t remember what happened!
Now the romance she once craved has left her carrying a secret that will ruin her and her sisters. A house party is her only chance to find a husband as quickly as possible. But Roderick is determined to prove he can change and win her heart. Can he rekindle the passion they'd found and redeem himself to Anne or is their one chance at happiness gone with Roderick's memories?
Will two wicked nights turn a loyal friendship into everlasting love …or tear them apart?
Bernadette Marsden has made it her duty to protect her family. But as one of the infamous Northumberland Nine, she secretly wishes her life could be more. She craves adventure and love, but neither can be found in in the wilds of Northumberland unless she takes fate into her own hands. But can fate be controlled?
Lord Tiberius Alexander, Earl of Chester, is a gentleman to the bone. But Bernadette has a way of testing his good intentions. Though he is her loyal friend, he can’t fight the feeling they should be more. When a house party provides new gentlemen for Bernadette to meet, Chester must act on his feelings or lose her to another.
One kiss opens the door to deeper desires, but Chester’s family looks down on Bernadette for being poor gentry. To keep them apart, Bernadette is trapped in a scandalous situation to force her to marry another man.
Chester hides her away, and for two wicked nights they indulge their passions. But they can’t run forever. In the light of day, Bernadette must choose between the future of her eight sisters and the yearnings of her heart.
Can Chester thwart his powerful family and save Bernadette or will their two nights together end in bittersweet memories?
Georgette Marsden has a way with animals, but will her skills help her tame a rake?
As one of nine impoverished daughters, Georgie had to become the son her father never had. She can shoot, mend a fence, and wrestle a sheep to the ground. But when it comes to falling in love, she’ll have to rely on one of her more conventional sisters to catch a husband before an unscrupulous cousin inherits their home.
Mr. Gavin Cage accepted an invitation to Selbourn Castle to get awayfrom marriage minded women in London. To his dismay, he’s stuck in a castle with nine sisters, all lovely and in need of husbands. But before he can find an excuse to escape, his interest is piqued by one sister, the most unconventional woman he’s ever met.
Georgie and Gavin form an unlikely friendship. But they can’t ignore the attraction between them. For once Georgie feels like a woman and wants to explore the desire she finds in Gavin’s arms, even though she may end up with a broken heart.
Gavin knows an affair with an innocent like Georgie is dangerous, but they can’t resist the passion that claims them when they’re alone. He must rely on his experience as a rake to protect them both from scandal. But is his judgment clouded by his deepening feelings for her?
Every risk has it’s reward… as long as they don’t get caught…
Hope is the most dangerous temptation of all…
Jeanette Marsden dreamed of a London season, but as one of nine daughters to a poor gentleman farmer, she must pin all her hopes of finding love during a two week house party at Selbourne Castle. But what no one knows, is that she’s already lost her heart to a rogue who stole her first dance and her first kiss.
Lucian Zachariah Edward, Viscount Luckfeld, returned to Selbourne Castle in hopes of a glimpse of the woman who reminded him his stone heart could still beat. Only to find out that he’d be sharing a roof with her for a fortnight as a potential suitor for her hand. But Luc carries a secret that makes marrying for love an impossible dream.
All Luc wants is to keep his distance, but Miss Jeanette proves irresistible.
Despite his deeply held secrets and his confession that he must marry an heiress, Jeanie will make him an offer he can’t refuse. Will she forsake her respectability for Luc?
Will Luc do the impossible and find a way to marry Jeanie and save his families legacy, too?
Josette Marsden’s mission is to educate impoverished girls. A husband would only get in her way.
However, one happenstance meeting with the Earl of Selhorst awakens desires Josie has never felt before. As a girl, she dreamed of love, but the struggles of growing up in poverty hardened her heart. She refuses to put her future in the hands of a husband. But, Josie never ignores an opportunity to expand her mind, and until now, the passions between a man and a woman had gone unexplored. All she has to do is convince Lord Selhorst to help.
Patrick Richard Madden, Earl of Selhorst, has lived a charmed life, universally liked by everyone he knows, until he falls on Josette Marsden, knocking her to the ground and all good sense from his head. From there on, Josie does not like him, and he sets out to change her mind. But in return, Josie doesn't offer friendship, but a chance to help her experiment.
While Patrick knows he should refuse, he can’t resist Josie’s beautiful face and her extraordinary mind. She’s made it clear her interest in him is purely academic. He's never met a woman whose love of knowledge matches his own. He’s determined to show her that marriage to him doesn’t mean giving up her convictions.
A battle of wills ensues, and like all experiments, there is a measure of risk. The closer they become, the more passion and pleasure binds them together. But will scandal force her to give up her principles for the protection of a husband, or can Patrick convince her that giving away her heart doesn't mean giving up her dreams?
Lunette Marsden is a gifted healer but falling for a spy could leave her with a broken heart.
The Earl of Densmore and his younger brother, Mr. Denham, are guests of Selbourne Castle for a house party honoring Luna and her sisters. But the brothers are up to something mysterious. When Luna discovers the earl is injured, she insists on treating his wound. She secretly tends to him in his room masking her attraction to him as best as she can. But the more she comes to know him, the more her scientific mind gives way to the desires of her heart.
All his life Callen has tried to do the right thing—usually because his brother was always doing the wrong thing. As the future Earl of Densmore, his parents relied on him to be the leader, the good influence, which put him at odds with his brother and caused no shortage of animosity between them. But now Callen is preparing to make the biggest sacrifice of all by leaving his home, his country, and his one chance at love to save Theo from the hangman.
And he doesn’t want to do it.
Luna Marsden not only healed the bullet wound in his side with her tender mercy, she awoke something in him that made leaving her, and the growing desire between them, impossible. Choosing between his damned brother and Luna should be easy, but he’d spent his life protecting his brother and turning his back now meant Theo’s death.
Luna doesn’t want to stand between two brothers who need each other more than they realize. But Mr. Denham threatens everything she holds dear. She must find a way to save a man who doesn’t want to be saved or lose the love of her life.
Can love redeem the most unworthy of rogues?
Nicolette Marsden is standing on the precipice of the rest of her life and she isn’t sure what she wants. At a house party in honor of she and her sisters, Nicolette is supposed to choose one of the men present to marry, but none stir her heart, not until one fateful night when the least marriageable of them all, the devilish rogue, Mr. Denham, happens to catch her singing. She knows she should not fall for him, but what can a caged bird do, when freedom lies in the hands of a rake?
Theodore Denham has lived in his brother's shadow all his life. Though his parents loved them both equally, Theo could never measure up, so he went in the opposite direction, letting his devilish side run free until he couldn’t remember what it was to be good. But his sins have caught up with him, and soon he will have to leave England or face retribution.
Seduced by Nicolette’s angelic voice, Theo risks all to prove that he can be redeemed, but only after taking what should never have been his. Her heart.
Will Nicolette’s love save Theo from the exile and death or are they destined for love and loss?
Who knew unearthing the mysteries of the past could be so…scintillating…
Husband hunting was far from Odette Marsden’s mind. She had much more important pursuits, like discovering Selbourn Castle's ancient secrets and making a name for herself as an antiquarian in a male-dominated world, but she couldn’t refuse a house party given in her honor.
Leopold Seyburn was on his way to becoming one of England’s premier antiquarians, but before leaving on his next quest, he wanted to enjoy a relaxing house party at the invitation of an old friend. Or so he thought. Now he’s stuck in a castle with nine marriage-minded women, except one. Odette Marsden is more interested in his antiquarian expertise than his bachelor status.
Dark tunnels, secret passages, damp caves… The closer they come to Selbourne’s secrets, the more Odette’s own hidden desires come to light. But marriage between them would never work, she’d be left behind while he traveled the world, and Odette fears that as his wife, she’d live in the shadows of his accomplishments and never be respected for her own.
Can Odette and Leo bridge the gap between love and ambition or is happily ever after one treasure they won’t be able to find?
Willet Marsden is the last daughter of the Northumberland Nine to marry.
But her London debut was a dismal failure. Staring down the barrel of another season, Willa decides to take her fate into her own hands. When Willa’s travel plans are hijacked by highwaymen, a daring stranger in a knights helmet rescues her. But her mysterious hero is injured, and now it’s Willa’s turn to rescue him.
She’s dubbed him Lord Knightly, and though gravely hurt, he must protect her at all cost. His wound prevents the helmet from being removed, and worse still, he’s lost his memory. Keeping her safe and returning her to her family is his only mission, but he craves more.
They must depend on each other, masquerading as husband and wife, and looking for clues to unearth his identity. But pretending blurs the lines of propriety, and the attraction between them burns hotter than the truth. When the helmet comes off, who will be underneath? Is he one of the highwaymen? A married gentleman? A complete stranger?
His memory may be the key to happily ever after…or it could tear them apart forever.