Miss Emily Sinclair needs to find a husband but in truth would rather not. Lord Brandon Davenport wants to remain a bachelor and is weary of marriage-minded misses. Of course, need and want are very different matters...or are they? When the two find themselves grudgingly paired in the ambush of highwaymen, temper is matched equally with desire, leading Emily to realize that Brand is the perfect prey for her husband hunt. But is Brand too cagey to be caught in her trap?
While browsing in an Austin shop, Nicola James finds a blank vintage journal hidden among a set of Jane Austen novels. Even though Nic is a straitlaced engineer, she's still a sucker for anything Austen-esque. But her enthusiasm turns to disbelief once she starts writing in the journal - because somehow, it's writing her back.... Itching for a bit of excitement, Nic decides to follow her "Fairy Jane's" advice. The result: a red-hot romance with a sexy Scottish musician who charms his way into Nic's heart in about five seconds flat. But a guy like Sean doesn't exactly fit into her life plan.
Austin, Texas has little in common with the gardened country estates of Jane Austen's work. But Cate Kendall still daydreams about brooding men and fancy parties as she teaches her beloved Jane Austen novels in her English classes. As for real-life romance or adventure - the highlight of most weeks is Scrabble with her cute co-worker, Ethan. Then Cate finds a journal that seems linked to the soul of the great Jane Austen herself. Soon, Cate has invented an alter ego with an attitude, attended some chic soirees, and gotten tangled up with a delicious mystery man.