School for Scandal by Susan Johnson
Inveterate rake James Bell, viscount Ormond, makes no apologies for his flagrant disregard for the rules of society. Those reckless belles willing to risk everything to be his lady wife are few but persistent. For Claire Russell her sisterís dogged pursuit of Viscount Ormond is cause for worry not jubilation. That is why she has followed her sister to the Viscountís private masked ball where the shocking behavior of the attendees only reinforces her decision to oppose her guardianís desire to force Ormond to come up to scratch. Compared to the shocking goings on Claire witnesses at the ball, the agreement she and James come to is improper at best but delicious temptation to her lonely heart.
You will be delighted with the masterful telling of this engaging sensual love story. Susan Johnson has not lost her flare for creating compelling characters or realistic settings. Get out your notebooks, ladies, school is in session!
Mischief and the Marquess by Sylvia Day
Justin, the Marquess of Fontaine and Lady Sophie Milton-Riley have known each other since they were children. Their mother and grandmother, respectively, have long wished to have their families connected through marriage. The well-meaning ladies are thoroughly convinced that Justin and Sophie are perfect for each other. Justin and Sophie have their own ideas about a proposed match between them and go to remarkable lengths to demonstrate just how ill suited a match would be. The more they try to prove they are ill matched, the more obvious it is these two wounded souls need each other desperately.
The sexy mischief these two get up to is guaranteed to stimulate more than your imagination. With amusing antics, strong dynamic characters, and sexual tension thick enough to walk on, Sylvia Day has a sure fire hit with this novella.
The Ruby Kiss by Noelle Mack
Susannah Fowlerís upbringing in the exotic beauty of India did not prepare her for life as an English lady of leisure. Possessed of a lively quick wit and decidedly independent ways, Susannah finds English society as ill fitting as a corset and boring to boot. When she discovers a fortune in gems sewn into one of her corsets she is certain of two things: her maid is involved in this situation and her late fatherís friend Carlyle Jameson wants the gems. Well, if he really wants them so very badly Susannah is determined to make him pay one kiss at a time.
This ladyís man has surely met his match. The Ruby Kiss was a saucy little treat chockfull of eroticism, passion, strong characters and a well laid plot. You canít go wrong.