Marriage by Fate

The Reclusive Earl (Book 1)

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Titled gentlemen are supposed to be perfect. Whether it be good looks, charm, or eloquent speech, everyone expects an earl to be refined in every way. And if the earl isn’t, he risks being shamed by the Ton. No one knows this better than Landon Tait, the Earl of Farewell, who’s been on the receiving end of the Ton’s gossip since he first made his appearance in London.

After the last Season, he vowed to stay as far from London as possible. But when his brother lands into serious trouble, he has no choice but to come to his aid. He tells himself he’ll make it quick. Just one evening and his brother will be free from trouble. Then he can return to his country estate to enjoy his life of solitude.

Miss Opal Beaufort is attending a ball when she overhears the snickers about a certain gentleman who was born with a lisp. Several ladies sneak to a private room to listen to him, and something in Opal snaps. She can’t stand the idea of someone being made the laughingstock of the Ton. But as soon as she intervenes on his behalf, a scandal ensues, and she finds herself unwittingly betrothed to him.

Now, Landon isn’t only forced to stay in London to face the ridicule of the Ton, but he also must deal with a beautiful wife who might find him as imperfect as he fears.

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Married In Haste (Book 2)

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Brad Bachman, Earl of Youngtown, is the most predictable and orderly gentleman in London. In fact, there is no other gentleman more concerned with having every strand of hair in place or making sure everything in his townhouse is neat and tidy. Also, unlike other gentlemen, he planned out his entire life when he was a child. And so far, everything has gone according to plan. Except for one thing: he doesn’t have a wife. With his twenty-sixth birthday quickly approaching, he begins to wonder if his future will ever hold the love match he’s been searching for over the past three years.

Miss Ava Baynes fell in love with Brad the moment she met him, but with one little accident at the ball, her chances of being his wife is no longer within her reach. That is, until, his brother picks her for the scandal he had planned for Brad. On the surface, it would seem as if fate is lending her a helping hand. Except, she knows that fate has nothing to do with this. It’s the result of a conniving brother who is out for revenge.

Now she has to marry a gentleman who resents having to spend the rest of his life with her, and she just knows he’ll never love her because, unlike him, her world doesn’t have anything to do with order or predictability.

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Make Believe Bride (Book 3)

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Lord Whitney is intelligent, rich, and good looking. But he’s also boring. Despite his notable attributes, he has nothing worthwhile to contribute to the gentlemen he would love to establish friendships with.  One thing he’s noticed is that all the gentlemen around him are getting married.  So in order to have something in common with them, he does something he never thought he’d do: he lies about being betrothed.

His ploy works.  For the first time in his life, gentlemen are finally paying attention to him.  Soon, however, they start asking him questions about the wonderful lady he’s going to marry.  It comes to a point where he can no longer keep up the lie.  He has to find a lady to present to them.

As fate would have it, Lady Stacey happens to be in the right place at the right time, and he manages to convince her to play along with his scheme.  In return for playing the part of his betrothed, he will secure safe passage for her and her mother out of London. But as time passes on, he begins to wonder if there’s more to their ruse than meets the eye.  Will their deception bloom into a love that is real, or will it be as make believe as it was when they met?

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The Perfect Duke (Book 4)

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Nicholas Lidgate, the Duke of Ravenshire, needs to marry a lady who comes from a wealthy family. His father left a large sum of debt, and if he doesn’t pay it off, he’ll be sent to debtor’s prison. He has two very important advantages. One, he is a prominent member of the Ton. Two, no one knows his secret. If he can secure a marriage to a lady from a wealthy family, all of his problems will be over.

Or at least that’s what he thinks…

He proposes to Miss Tara Webb because her dowry will be enough to pay the debts and leave him with a comfortable lifestyle. He doesn’t mind the fact that she only agrees to the marriage because her connection to him will bring her social group back in good standing. A marriage of convenience suits him just fine.

What he does mind, however, is the fact that her brother turns out to be one of his father’s debtors, and her brother isn’t one to play fair. Also, the more Nicholas gets to know Tara, the more he ends up falling in love with her.

And her brother will use that to his advantage.

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Kidnapping the Viscount (Book 5)

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Miss Heather Duff met the love of her life. Then she let him go. And now she’s determined to get him back.

Quint Nelson, Viscount Powell, has one simple rule: never take back a lady once she breaks your heart. Yes, he loved Miss Duff. He loved her so much he proposed to her. Even now, he still loves her. But he’s been burned once, and he’s not about to be burned again. It wasn’t his fault his title wasn’t good enough for her. If she wants a gentleman with a more prestigious title, she can go find one.

If there’s one thing Heather regrets, it’s that she let Lord Powell go. She listened to other people tell her what to do. Well, she’s not going to make that mistake again. From now on, she’s going to follow her heart, regardless of the consequences. And despite what Lord Powell thinks, she’s not about to hurt him a second time. She’s in this for keeps, and she’s going to prove it, even if it’ll require extreme measures to do so.