A Hotly Contested Claim
A bastard by birth, James Devlin lives on his own terms--until a twist of fate reveals that he is the true Duke of Blackwood. Though the brooding bachelor swears to hold on to his freedom, he does intend to take back his childhood home. But once at Wyndmoor Manor, he discovers an arresting adversary in Bella Sinclair. Her hot-blooded claim to his home is amusing. . .and arousing. Which is why he isn't leaving until he takes possession of everything--starting with the bewitching Bella. . .
A Sensual Surrender
Bella is furious when the Duke barges into her home, declaring it rightfully his! The willful widow is not about to give up her haven without a fight, no matter how determined the Duke is--or how sensual the battlefield. But once she's sharing a house with the beguiling barrister, she is in danger of losing everything--one deep, slow kiss at a time. . .
"Well-matched lovers. . .witty comradely repartee." –Publishers Weekly on In the Barrister's Chambers
"Tantalizing. . .revenge, secrets and misunderstandings. . .with sizzle." --Romantic Times on Lady of Scandal
"Scintillating." --Booklist on A Perfect Scandal
"Lively, engaging. . .Gabrielle's barristers will have you swooning!" --Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author
Strong-willed lovers clash over the ownership of an estate in Gabrielle's second Regency Barristers novel (after In the Barrister's Chambers). When barrister James Devlin discovers he is the new duke of Blackwood, he immediately repurchases his childhood home, only to find himself the victim of a scam: the house is already occupied by the attractive widow Bella Sinclair, who has a deed to the property as good as his own. In a setup strongly reminiscent of Mary Balogh's No Man's Mistress, they are forced to share a home, and attraction immediately flares between them, even as Bella must cope with the unpleasant aftermath of her abusive first marriage. While Gabrielle provides satisfyingly steamy encounters, the distinctiveness of her well-researched barrister theme is mostly lost when the hero acquires a title, and her feel for period custom is limited outside the legal arena. Intriguing teasers involving James's fellow barristers will leave series readers hoping for better in future installments.
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In The Barristers Bed
This was the 1st book I read by Tina Gabrielle. Right from the 1st page she had my attention & interest. Through out the book I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. At times when I'd have to put the book down, at first chance, I was back to reading it again. The book is full of suspense, adventure, romance and some love making. Upon finishing this book I immediately ordered the first barrister book.