Devlin Beaumont's liked being a rake. Whiskey, women, and fun, what more could a man want? All that ends with an unexpected title, three young wards, and a beautiful governess. If that wasn't enough, there is the minor detail that someone is trying to kill him.
"I had a hard time finishing this"
The only thing Miss Guinevere Harding needs is a safe place to hide. A job as the downstairs maid at Brookshire is the perfect refuge from a frightening past. Or, at least it was until the arrival of the new duke.
One mistake has left Miss Emily Robbins in poverty, alone, and a social outcast. Only the love of the Earl of Lincolnshire can save her from a life of shame. Hudson Sinclair, The Earl of Lincolnshire, has but one regret: leaving the only girl he ever loved. He will move Heaven and Earth to save her - even if that means twisting fate.
Miss Caroline Jennings is facing a life of shame and poverty. She has lost everything: her home, her father, and any chance of happiness. What is more? If her father's secret is exposed, she will be known as the daughter of a traitor. Surely, life cannot get much worse. When a carriage accident throws her into the river - fitting punishment for her father's crimes - she is tempted to allow herself to succumb. It is only the thought of her two younger sisters and the strong arms of her rescuer that keep her among the living.
"Not my favorite narrator"
It was supposed to be a simple tutoring job for shy high school senior Chelsea. When she shows up at an address in the middle of nowhere, she never expected to find the guy of her dreams at the end of a mountain trail. The last thing Eric can afford to do is fall in love. He has secrets worth keeping, but when Chelsea starts breaking down his walls, they discover being hidden friends isn't enough. Maybe they have a future worth risking everything for.
A lonely 18-year-old, Kris Robertson left his mountain hideaway only to discover a deserted city of isolated individuals scrambling over the debris. Young girls being abducted, wild dogs attacking people. Scared young people hiding from raiding parties and each other. Scavenging for a life among the remains of the past. There is no community, no one in charge. Kris must decide whether to assume that responsibility or walk away.
Being in love with your best friend's older brother is never easy. To them, you'll always be the annoying pest following them around like a lost puppy. Always in the friend zone, never more, never enough. Ashley has known Nathan Johnson her whole life and secretly been in love with him since she was 12. Maybe now, maybe if dreams come true, Nathan might see her for her true self and might come to love her as much as she loves him.
Scott James ruined his future when he punched his best friend, Danny. Losing any chance at the college scholarship he desperately wanted. Ostracized by his fellow students. Only outsider Katie Rivers braves social suicide to interact with him. Katie prefers being on the outside of things. It's safer out there. Because of a shameful past, she desperately needs to remain invisible. Having spent years perfecting the art of blending into the background, she throws it all away to warn Scott that he will be attacked.