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I am a historian and writer and have a varied career to date: from examining medieval manuscripts to designing museum exhibitions, to working as a researcher for the BBC to working for the National Trust.

My books range from England 1050 to Texas 1848, and I can’t wait for you to fall in love with my heroes and heroines!

Always the Courtesan________ (Never the Bride Book 3)

Always the Courtesan________ (Never the Bride Book 3)

Always the courtesan and never the bride - it's a life she never chose and cannot escape…

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Lady Honora Lennox hasn't gone by that name in three years - not since she was abducted and forced to work in a brothel.
She's but nineteen and has given up on the world offering her anything of kindness. Until he walks through her door.

Josiah Stanhope, Earl of Chester, is exhausted with politics and games, deceit and lies - it's time for simplicity, and there's nothing simpler than the clear cut exchange of coin for pleasure. And yet there's something different about this girl. She knows how to please a man, certainly, but there's more to her. Something refined.

He's determined to find out the truth. She's terrified of destroying her family name. Tensions mount as wills clash and there can only be one victor.

Can Josiah ever prove himself as trustworthy, or will he fall back to old habits? Can Honora ever return to society after her fall from grace - or is his bed far more inviting?

This full-length novel is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series that can be read in any order.

Never the Bride Series
Always the Bridesmaid
Always the Chaperone
Always the Courtesan
Always the Best Friend
Always the Wallflower
Always the Bluestocking

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Always the Best Friend ______________ (Never the Bride Book 4)

Always the Best Friend ______________ (Never the Bride Book 4)

Always the best friend and never the bride - it was a trap she never saw coming…

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Lady Harriet Stanhope grew up with her twin brother and his friends, never questioning their laughter or their games - but now she's a young lady, she's desperate for one friend in particular to see her in a different light.

But after twenty years of knowing each other, she's just the best friend, not a serious contender for the Duke of Devonshire's heart.

Montague Cavendish knows what is due to him and his family name, and he is not fool enough to wish for a love match. He'll find a pretty young thing with plenty of money, and that will be that.

Until Harriet - Harriet - breaks into his rooms to seduce him. He should resist her, he knows he should. But Montague had never imagined such perfection lay beneath the gown of his best friend.

He's determined to resist. She's sure that he will fall in love with her after one night of passion.

Mistakes will be made and confusion abound as friendship is put to the ultimate test.

Is it possible for two people raised as siblings to become lovers - and if it all goes wrong, what will be left of their friendship?

This full length novel is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series that can be read in any order.

Never the Bride Series
Always the Bridesmaid
Always the Chaperone
Always the Courtesan
Always the Best Friend
Always the Wallflower
Always the Bluestocking

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Always the Wallflower (Never the Bride Book 5)

Always the Wallflower (Never the Bride Book 5)

Lady Letitia Cavendish is a Cavendish, but only a cousin of the current Duke so even her name isn't enough for potential suitors to court her. She's a wallflower, terrified of putting herself forward, and so life continues on without her.
But at two and twenty, things are getting desperate.

The most confident rake in town, Edward Wynn, is a handsome devil - and being the Viscount of Stulsemere doesn't hurt. When, despite his best efforts, he's partnered with the most boring lady at Almack's, he resigns himself to twenty minutes of silence.

And is astonished. Lady Letitia is nothing like what he expected, and after she storms off and leaves him standing, Edward has to know more.

He's determined to understand her. She's torn between remaining invisible and finally making a good match. Personalities collide and compromise seems out of reach as the unexpected happens.

What will society say as the biggest rake courts the wallflower of the season? Can Letitia ever take a step towards a happily ever after?

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Never the Bride Series
Always the Bridesmaid
Always the Chaperone
Always the Courtesan
Always the Best Friend
Always the Wallflower
Always the Bluestocking

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Always the Bridesmaid (Never the Bride Book 1)

Always the Bridesmaid (Never the Bride Book 1)

Always the bridesmaid and never the bride - but not if the Duke of Axwick has anything to do with it…Miss Tabitha Chesworth is walking down the aisle for the third time, but never as the bride. Frustrated with being passed over, there's nothing that a well-born lady can do about it. But at four an...

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Always the Chaperone (Never the Bride Book 2)

Always the Chaperone (Never the Bride Book 2)

Always the chaperone and never the bride - until she catches the eye of the very man whose courtship she's supposed to be helping…

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Lady Charlotte St Maur is a spinster. Invited to dances as a chaperone rather than a dance partner, it's all she can do to keep back tears as match after match is made - with her help. But a lady over thirty, no matter the title, doesn't find true love.

William Lennox, Duke of Mercia, never expected to come to fame and fortune, and never thought anything could be more tiring than soldiering - except the marriage market. He needs to make a good match, but no matter how many young chits he's introduced to, it's always the chaperone who catches his eye.

He's determined to convince her. She finds the idea of anyone courting her laughable. This soldier has never been defeated, and he won't now. A seduction is the only recourse.

Can Charlotte allow herself to be loved or will the Duke of Lennox be tempted away by a bright young thing?

This full length novel is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series that can be read in any order.

Never the Bride Series
Always the Bridesmaid
Always the Chaperone
Always the Courtesan
Always the Best Friend
Always the Wallflower
Always the Bluestocking

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Always the Bluestocking (Never the Bride Book 6)

Always the Bluestocking (Never the Bride Book 6)

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Miss Mariah Wynn was adopted and has spent her life attempting to prove herself worthy. Intelligent and witty, it's nonetheless not a good idea to let a gentleman know you actually have brains. After all, no one marries the bluestocking, even if she is beautiful and but twenty one.

One man who laughs in the face of bluestockings is Patrick O'Leary, Viscount Donal. He knows the woman's place, and that is most certainly in the home.

Until, that is, he sees Mariah attending a lecture at his alma mater. A woman - at university. He's determined she won’t get an education. She's ready to face down any ignorant man, title or no. A battle of intellect storms while a battle of desire fights under the surface.

Will Mariah and Patrick have enough focus to argue while every bone in their bodies wants to make love?

This full length novel is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series that can be read in any order.

Never the Bride
Always the Bridesmaid
Always the Chaperone
Always the Courtesan
Always the Best Friend
Always the Wallflower
Always the Bluestocking

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Always the Rival (Never the Bride Book 7)

Always the Rival (Never the Bride Book 7)

Always the rival and never the bride - and this time, it's her own fault…

What had Miss Priscilla Seton been thinking? She had always assumed that Charles would stay the same forever, but bowing to familial wishes he is now engaged - and Priscilla is determined to sabotage the match. She has known him for all her twenty years, and he is hers.

But Charles Audley, Duke of Orrinshire, is facing pressures of his own. His marriage arranged for him, there's not a single day that goes by without him regretting Priscilla.

Of course, he could never say anything. His family honor is at stake, and he would never betray them - but letting off a little steam?

He's determined to have his cake and eat it. She's ready to rival any woman that comes into his life. Seduction isn't the problem - it's the pressure of family and commitment that threatens to destroy everything.

Is it possible for Priscilla to rival not just the perfect woman for Charles, but also his family?

This full length novel is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series that can be read in any order.

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Never the Bride Series
Always the Bridesmaid
Always the Chaperone
Always the Courtesan
Always the Best Friend
Always the Wallflower
Always the Bluestocking
Always the Rival

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Always the Matchmaker (Never the Bride Book 8)

Always the Matchmaker (Never the Bride Book 8)

Miss Theodosia Ashbrooke does not believe there is anything greater than matching the perfect pair - and she's become rather expert in it. Never mind that she's never found the missing half to her own soul and body.

Perhaps that's not her lot in life, even at the age of eight and twenty.

Her own failure is Albemarle Howard, Earl of Lenskeyn. He's rude, he's arrogant, he's overly confident, and nothing Theodosia can do makes a difference. Albemarle has found his match though: and he is sure it is Theodosia.

He's determined to have her. She's not ready to accept defeat just yet. When you've always been right it's impossible to accept that you're wrong.

Can Theodosia step away from her matchmaker mindset for one minute and see the man in front of her - or will she lose him forever?

This full length novel is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series that can be read in any order.

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Always the Bridesmaid
Always the Chaperone
Always the Courtesan
Always the Best Friend
Always the Wallflower
Always the Bluestocking
Always the Rival

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Always the Widow (Never the Bride Book 9)

Always the Widow (Never the Bride Book 9)

Once Elizabeth Howard was widowed, that's all anyone saw her as - but it does come with some perks. She's well-respected, of course, and no one is surprised when a dark gentleman leaves the house in the middle of the night. But that's not all he's left, and now the thirty-four year old widow has a secret to keep for nine months.

Jacob Beauvale thought nothing of his romantic entanglement with the widow Howard last year, but his return to town with a fiancée brings a shock in the shape of a small child with his grey eyes. Gossip starts to fly as Jacob ignores his intended to pursue a woman with a child - and Elizabeth knows the facts can never be known. He's determined to have the truth. She's sworn all along that it was her late husband's child. Knowledge is in the balance and neither will give up their ground.

Will the truth of that night be more dangerous if known - and can Elizabeth and Jacob talk long enough to keep their hands off each other?

This full length novel is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series that can be read in any order.

Never the Bride Series
Always the Bridesmaid
Always the Chaperone
Always the Courtesan
Always the Best Friend
Always the Wallflower
Always the Bluestocking
Always the Rival
Always the Matchmaker
Always the Widow

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Always the Rebel (Never the Bride Book 10)

Always the Rebel (Never the Bride Book 10)

Miss Sophia Worsley never expected to be left at the altar, but two broken engagements was enough. Never again will she allow herself to be that vulnerable. It's time to rebel against all that society expects of her. Though even at three and twenty, she knew wearing breeches at Almack's was probably too much…

If there is one man bored of life, it's Philip Egerton, Earl of Marnmouth. He's seen it all and nothing can surprise him - though the woman laying down a Royal Flush with a grin is certainly new. Ah, a challenge. Finally something for Philip to sink his teeth into - though that's not what he wants to sink into the delectable Miss Sophia Worsley.

He's determined to have her. She's turned her back on men and matrimony. Passions ignite as two challengers circle each other looking for a weakness.

But the rebellious Sophia may just have the upper hand as Philip loses his heart faster than he could have predicted. Will this rebellion end in tears?

This full length novel is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series that can be read in any order.

Never the Bride Series
Never the Bride Series
Always the Bridesmaid
Always the Chaperone
Always the Courtesan
Always the Best Friend
Always the Wallflower
Always the Bluestocking
Always the Rival
Always the Matchmaker
Always the Widow
Always the Rebel

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Always the Mistress (Never the Bride Book 11)

Always the Mistress (Never the Bride Book 11)

Miss Emma Tilbury is notorious, and that's just the way she likes it. As mistress to the rich and famous, she's never short of cash or invitations - but after reaching thirty, a shock rejection makes her think again. Perhaps it's time to look for another protector.

Abraham Fitzclarence - Fitz to his friends - believes in love and has had his eye for years on Miss Emma Tilbury. Forbidden fruit, delectable and sweet, he’s astonished when she takes a shine to him - and his heart is quickly lost despite all his attempts to remain aloof.

Emma needs a protector but Fitz intrigues her. Perhaps this is a man she could truly care for - as long as she doesn’t lose her heart. She's determined to keep their relationship just business. He's ready to leave all that behind her. There's no end of pleasure at night but in the morning there's nothing but disappointment.

Will Emma open her heart - and could Fitz be the one to do so? Or will her past follow her and prevent a happily ever after?

This full length novel is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series that can be read in any order.

Never the Bride Series
Always the Bridesmaid
Always the Chaperone
Always the Courtesan
Always the Best Friend
Always the Wallflower
Always the Bluestocking
Always the Rival
Always the Matchmaker
Always the Widow
Always the Rebel
Always the Mistress
Always the Second Choice

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Always the Second Choice (Never the Bride Book 12)

Always the Second Choice (Never the Bride Book 12)

Always the second choice and never the bride - even at her own wedding…

Olivia Lymington never liked her sister, but twins are always supposed to be close. Now Isabella is engaged to the charming and handsome Colin Vaughn, Duke of Larnwick, and Olivia is forced to act as chaperone until the big day. That’s why, when Isabella goes missing, the entire Lymington family considers it Olivia's responsibility to find her wayward twin.

Colin Vaughn, Duke of Larnwick, is tired of waiting for Isabella to become his bride, and now she’s gone, he’s outraged. He’ll track her down if it’s the last thing he’ll do – and make her marry him. But the journey is throwing up some unexpected surprises; namely, the delectable identical twin sister of his missing bride.

It's out of the shadows and into the spotlight for Olivia but she's hardly eager to accept the attentions of a Duke she knows will have to marry her sister. He's determined to fight his desire. She's not convinced that he really understands she is not Isabella. It's a war of wills and is it possible for the two of them to win - or for disaster to fall on them both.

Can Olivia accept that she is no longer second choice, or will Colin's appreciation for the second Lymington twin be his own undoing?

This full-length novel is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series that can be read in any order.

Never the Bride Series
Always the Bridesmaid
Always the Chaperone
Always the Courtesan
Always the Best Friend
Always the Wallflower
Always the Bluestocking
Always the Rival
Always the Matchmaker
Always the Widow
Always the Rebel
Always the Mistress
Always the Second Choice

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