After attending the funeral of an old school friend, five Regency gentlemen make a pact never to marry, convinced it will save them from meeting the same fate...
In AVA STONE's A Bit of Mistletoe...Everett Casemore, the very serious Marquess of Berkswell, resolves himself to eternal bachelorhood. Unfortunately, both his resolve and his peace of mind are threatened by the arrival of a beautiful, thoughtful, but mostly unsuitable lady. * Miss Theresa Birkin knows better than most that an error in judgment can lead one down an unfortunate path. If only she'd been wiser when she was younger. If only she hadn't followed her foolish heart. If only she'd met Lord Berkswell long before now.
In JANE CHARLES's Lady Disguised...Mr. Sebastian Stanwick never intended to marry. Women were simply unpredictable and unstable if not taken care of properly. * Hélène Mirabelle wants few things in life. One, is to perform on the stage, and the other, is to be out from under the roof of her overbearing new family: Lord Bentley and the Trent brothers. A husband could never fit into the plans because no decent man would take an actress as a wife. * One fateful night leaves Hélène questioning if being an actress is the only thing she wants, while Stanwick begins to wonder whether all women are truly prone to madness.
In JERRICA KNIGHT-CATANIA's All He Wants For Christmas...Rowan Findley has decided to remain a bachelor for all eternity. That is, until Olivia walks into his cousin's drawing room for a Christmas party, reminding him of a night many years ago. * Olivia Edwards can't quite believe her eyes when Rowan Findley waltzes back into her life, as handsome and charming as ever. It's been almost seven years since she's seen him, and the secret she's been harboring all that time has her on edge whenever he's about.
In AILEEN FISH’s Chasing Lord Mystery...Lord Northcotte is not in the holiday spirit when he joins his sister’s family and discovers a matchmaking scheme is afoot. He vows he will never marry Lady Miriam or any other woman. Now if only his heart would listen. * Lady Miriam’s mother accused her of chasing Lord Mystery after a noble act by a handsome stranger six years ago became the measure of all other men. Now he’s staying at the home where she’d hoped to escape a summons from her grandfather. Terrified Northcotte will recognize her, she can’t decide which is the bigger threat: the duke armed with a special license, or Lord Mystery, who carries a secret she’d never live down.
In JULIE JOHNSTONE’s ’Tis The Season For Surrender...Lillian Lancaster's recently deceased father’s will stipulates her inheritance hinges upon her marrying a lord. With time running out, Lillian proposes to the marriage-adverse Lord Edgeworth after securing his agreement to a marriage in name only. * Haunted Edgeworth is commanded by to marry by Christmas or become penniless, the perfect choice is a woman who wants nothing to do with him. But will these two wounded souls find more than security in each others arms?