Adrian Sutherland, the Earl of Danvers, saw his father destroyed by a heartless, predatory courtesan. He has no time or patience for such exotic, expensive ladybirds. He’s far too busy restoring his family’s wealth and reputation whilst doing what he can to protect his friends from the clutches of all the scheming courtesans of London.
Then a moment of compassion turns intense dislike to breathless passion, and these two strong-willed, fiercely proud people are compelled to indulge in a brief affair. Each is convinced that they can satisfy their craving for the other without emotional risk.
But neither realizes that a little dalliance can be a dangerous thing.
A Most Demanding Mistress (Book Two)
Miss Miranda Jones is the most sought after courtesan in all of London. However, beneath the cool exterior of pride, this beautiful night bird hides a past of pain and rejection. Scorned by her ducal father as a bastard daughter, Miranda vowed to never depend on a man for anything—except financial support.
Now she’s madly in love with a nobleman who cannot afford to keep her in such extravagant style. Giving into passion means breaking her vow, and worse, means gambling with her future security.
Adrian Sutherland, the Earl of Danvers, has seen the men of his family destroyed through their obsessive need to possess beautiful women. He’d thought himself immune to such base desires. Then he met Miss Miranda Jones.
Miss Jones’ high standards and past reputation foretells that she’ll be a demanding mistress. Despite his lack of funds, Adrian is determined to protect and provide for her. Yet as they enter a protector and mistress arrangement, Adrian becomes consumed with possessiveness. How can such dark passion be true love? Is this compulsion the need to own her stunning beauty? He must find the answer before his obsession destroys them.
Sacrifice (Book Three)
Adrian Sutherland, the Earl of Danvers, loves Miss Miranda Jones with all his heart and soul. His love is so ardent that he will marry her and make her his countess, despite her past as a courtesan. He loves her so much that he is prepared to do anything to keep her safe. No matter the cost.
Miranda loves Adrian with a passionate love that equals his. She wants only him, no matter the hardships she must face as wife to an impoverished earl.
Miranda and Adrian, two tortured and damaged souls, whose only solace is each other. As they share the dark secrets that have tormented them for years, their love is put to the test again and again. But when Adrian makes the ultimate sacrifice to ensure her safety, all their future happiness is put at risk.
How great a price must they pay for their obsessive, all-consuming love?
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Heat Level: Scorching Hot Historical Romance
Length: Approximately 600 pages
Story Tone/Mood: Dark and angsty
Reader advisory: This bundle contains frank sexual language and general bedchamber naughtiness. Abuse issues are alluded to in the backstory.