Ladies In Love Collection Part 1: 4 Historical Steamy Romance Short Stories
Total word count 21,213.
Please note that each of these short stories can all be bought as a standalone single story.
The Earl’s Ward
Kate is glad the Earl is back after his long travels to foreign lands to approve officially of her marriage to Tom, her fiancé.
Kate thought she had all her life mapped out but she had not expected her warden to be of such an amicable character with him insisting on their first meeting that she call him by his first name, Matthew. Neither had she expected to become so close to the Earl as time goes on and he willingly shares with her his life stories and work.
Even more annoyingly, Kate cannot help but notice how handsome he is with his distracting blue eyes. It is not long before she starts feeling a strong attraction and attachment to him, one she believes is shared by the Earl in return!
Kate will now find that falling for a man who has pledged his life and work to being an explorer comes with its own perils, one that only love may overcome!
Lady Eloise’s Will
Joanna has always loved Ryan; he is her first and only love!
However, the path of true love will not run smoothly for Joanna. Lady Eloise, the woman who saved her from life in an orphanage, appeals to Joanna to release Ryan from the strong bonds they have formed for each other, allowing Ryan to set off to sea and become a man.
Joanna, at the guidance and insistence of Lady Eloise, goes on to make the hardest decision of her life. She forces Ryan to leave her, making him think that she never truly cared about him, a decision which leaves both of them heartbroken!
Now, over five years later, Ryan and Joanna come face to face once more to hear the final words of Lady Eloise from her will but what they will find out at the reading will surprise them, igniting again the powerful passion and desire that they both thought they had long ago suppressed for each other!
The Presumptuous Earl
Claire is under no illusion that Anthony the Earl of Beaumont has no great liking of her, but merely tolerates her as one of his sister’s closet friends.
But Claire is soon to become completely confused. If the Earl thinks she has such a bad character why is he instigating passionate encounters between them and requesting that she officially becomes his mistress?!
Even more shocking, why is she responding so wantonly in turn to his advances, allowing him to give and take pleasure from her so freely?!
The Patient Viscount
Cassandra wants nothing more to do with her former lover Tristan, the Viscount of Crescent, having found him in a compromising position with another woman.
She flees from him in her deep upset, only to find that the Tristan has no intention of letting her go. And this time around, once he finds her he will be more demanding than ever!