I plan to write this series once I’m done with the Marriage by Necessity Series.
*These descriptions are temporary. I might change them if the stories change as I write them.
Secret Admirer (Marriage by Obligation Series: Book 1)
He loved her from afar, and she’s been out of his reach. Until now.
Lady Rachel, the sister of the very wealthy and highly esteemed Duke of Creighton, has entered her first Season with great anticipation. She loves wearing beautiful gowns. She loves talking to her friends. She loves going to balls and meeting gentlemen. This is going to be the most wonderful time of her life. When she starts receiving missives from a secret admirer, it turns out the Season is even better than she imagined. What lady, after all, can resist the appeal of a mysterious stranger expressing his deep and abiding love in her?
She sets out to enlist the help of an unlikely ally to find out who her secret admirer is. She knows it’s not appropriate to be discussing such personal information with the butler, but he is the only one she trusts to not tell anyone. Little does she realize the very one she’s confiding in is the very one she’s looking for. And there’s no way he’s telling her the truth since her brother, and the rest of London, would never approve the match.
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Midnight Wedding (Marriage by Obligation Series: Book 2)
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Miss Lydia Hamilton is desperate. She needs to secure a marriage to a wealthy gentleman, and she needs to do it fast. Enlisting the help of two cousins, she kidnaps the unwitting Lord Quinton as he’s coming home from a ball. Under ordinary circumstances, she would never force a gentleman to marry her, but these aren’t ordinary circumstances, and she’s tired of not having any control over her future.
Guy Milton, the Earl of Quinton, is not happy. It’s extremely bad luck to be kidnapped. Nothing good ever comes from it. Now doom is imminent. His kidnappers are going to kill him. He just knows it. That’s exactly what he gets for going out after dark.
But instead of killing him, he is forced to marry Lydia. While one would think this would come as a welcome relief, such isn’t the case. Marriage under force by a lady with redheaded brothers means even worse luck. To make matters worse, they hurry him off to a country estate where he is confined to a place full of so much bad luck that he’s sure this is where he’ll die.
When Lydia decided to kidnap a titled gentleman, she thought her biggest problem would be convincing him to get her with child. She didn’t think she’d have to convince him that he’ll live long enough to survive the task.
This is a romantic comedy with a superstitious hero, a heroine who needs a child, and an estate with a classic gothic feel to it.
The Earl’s Jilted Bride (Marriage by Obligation Series: Book 3)
The past doesn’t have to define you.
Lady Carol was supposed to marry the Duke of Augustine. Then, shortly before the wedding ceremony, the duke committed suicide, citing her for the reason he couldn’t go on living anymore. While there was no love lost between them, her situation is not any better when her guardian threatens to send her off to a convent unless she finds someone else to marry. Marriage to a gentleman she barely knows is a risky venture, but with nothing to lose, she accepts Lord Wright’s hasty proposal.
Grant Carnel, Lord Wright, did everything he could to make everyone think he had a wonderful first marriage. He did it to protect the young child that isn’t really his. He is determined that no one learn the truth. Her life will be free from scandal. With his first wife gone, he is free to marry again. But marriage would mean opening up old wounds that he thought he left behind.
Worth the Wait (Marriage by Obligation Series: Book 4)
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
All of his life, Mr. Reuben St. George has been sickly. And his older brother has always done everything he could to keep him safe and healthy. So for all of Reuben’s life, he’s been forced to stay in the country. Then, finally, he’s allowed to go to London to attend a Season with the hopes of finding a lady to marry. And he finds the perfect one for him. Miss Amelia Carnel.
Except London is a big place with a lot of people, and all it does it make him sick so often he is unable to attend quite a few social activities. The most frustrating part is that Amelia has other suitors. Healthy suitors who can give her lots of children who will also be healthy. As much as he hates to admit it, his brother is right. He needs to return to the country and let Amelia stay in London to marry someone who can give her the kind of life she deserves. It is with a heavy heart he leaves a farewell missive to the lady of his dreams.
But he never bothered to ask Amelia what she wants, and she’s going to make certain he finds out. Some things are worth the risk, and love is one of them.