Meredith Duran

  • Depuis la mort de son père, Catherine est l'âme de la maison Everleigh spécialisée dans la vente d'objets d'art. Hélas, sa condition de femme célibataire la soumet aux caprices de son frère qui se moque bien des affaires familiales. Lorsqu'il commence à piocher dans la caisse, Catherine panique et se résout à demander l'aide du chef des brigands de Whitechapel, le ténébreux Nick O'Shea. Redoutable, charmeur, il a fait fortune de manière douteuse et espère se racheter une conduite pour se lancer dans la politique. De plus, il convoite Catherine depuis des années. Désespérée, elle lui propose une folie : le mariage...

  • Le duc d'Alastair lance un ultimatum à son frère : Michael doit se marier d'ici à la fin de l'année avec une femme de qualité, sinon il ne financera plus son hôpital. Furieux, Michael claque la porte et se réfugie en Cornouailles dans la bourgade de Bosbrea, où il ne connaît personne et officie en tant que médecin de campagne. Un beau matin, il découvre une sublime inconnue, endormie dans ses rosiers.
    Reine de toutes les fêtes, Mme Chudderley la scandaleuse est veuve... et pas si joyeuse qu'on le prétend. Entre Michael et elle, l'attirance est immédiate... mais l'amour interdit.

  • Richissime orpheline, Jane Mason vit sous la coupe de son oncle qui espère s'approprier sa fortune. Sous ses airs de bécasse se cache un tempérament rebelle et, en secret, Jane prépare sa fuite. Lorsque Crispin Burke, un politicien véreux, est laissé pour mort après une agression, elle falsifie un document et se présente comme son épouse. Cette brute méprisable n'a de toute façon que quelques heures à vivre... Contre toute attente, Burke survit. Amnésique, il semble devenu un autre homme, et Jane succombe malgré elle au charme dangereux de son prétendu mari... tout en redoutant que, d'un jour à l'autre, la bête se réveille en lui!

  • Le comte de Lockwood avait le monde à ses pieds. Trahi par son cousin, il a tout perdu et a été expédié aux colonies comme un vulgaire forçat, quelques jours seulement après son mariage. Quatre ans plus tard, c'est un autre homme qui revient à Londres, meurtri, assoiffé de vengeance et bien décidé à brûler sa vie par les deux bouts. Quant à sa femme qui n'a pas levé le petit doigt pour lui venir en aide, qu'elle aille au diable ! Mais Anna, toujours amoureuse, ne l'entend pas ainsi et se fait fort de reconquérir son coeur et de réveiller la passion qu'elle lui inspirait jadis.

  • Olivia Holladay vient d'être engagée comme gouvernante chez le duc de Marwick. En réalité, elle a l'intention de dérober des lettres très importantes pour elle. L'opération s'annonce risquée : ces missives se trouvent en effet dans la chambre du duc, qui vit reclus depuis son veuvage et se comporte en vrai sauvage. Pourtant, elle va peu à peu apprivoiser cet homme odieux qui semble haïr tout le monde et surtout lui-même... et dont le désespoir finit par toucher son coeur.

  • Lilah n'a qu'un rêve : fuir le quartier pauvre de Whitechapel où elle a grandi au sein d'une famille de criminels. Elle a appris à se comporter en dame et est devenue hôtesse dans la très chic salle des ventes Everleigh. Mais, lorsque son oncle exige d'elle un dernier larcin, elle est prise la main dans le sac par Christian Stratton, un héros de guerre qui n'hésite pas à la faire chanter : il est résolu à épouser Catherine Everleigh et Lilah l'y aidera en espionnant sa patronne. Les voici complices, liés par leurs secrets respectifs et, surtout, par un désir fou qui va bouleverser leurs projets et les mettre tous deux en péril.

  • Meredith Duran returns with another witty, humorous and smart romance in the second book of her Rules for the Reckless series, and winner of the 2015 RITA for Historical Fiction. Fans of Julia Quinn, Jane Feather and Eloisa James will delight in Meredith's trademark headstrong heroine, cunning hero and tale of deep emotional intensity!Sensible and lonely, Olivia Mather survives by her wits - and her strict policy of avoiding trouble. But when she realises that the Duke of Marwick might hold the secrets of her family's past, she does the unthinkable, infiltrating his household as a maid. She'll clean his study and rifle through his papers looking for information.Alastair de Grey has a single reason to live: vengeance. More beautiful than Lucifer, twice as feared, and thrice as cunning, he'll use any weapon to punish those who fooled and betrayed him - even an impertinent maid who doesn't know her place. But the more fascinated he becomes with the uppity redhead, the more dangerous his carefully designed plot becomes. For the one contingency he forgot to plan for was falling in love...and he cannot survive being fooled again.
    Want more Rules for the Reckless? Don't miss Your Wicked Heart or That Scandalous Summer.

  • Meredith Duran returns with another witty, humorous and smart romance in this Rules for the Reckless novella. Fans of Julia Quinn, Jane Feather and Eloisa James will delight in Meredith's trademark headstrong heroine, cunning hero and tale of deep emotional intensity!Amanda Thomas is stranded a thousand miles from home. Jilted by a viscount and abandoned without a penny, she'll do whatever it takes to secure a berth on an England-bound ship. But when the anchor lifts, she's not the only impostor on board - for the stranger in her bed claims to be the real viscount. Can she trust this devastatingly attractive scoundrel? Or is his offer of friendship only a pretext for seduction...and revenge?
    /> Want more Rules for the Reckless? Don't miss That Scandalous Summer or Fool Me Twice.

  • Meredith Duran returns with another witty, humorous and smart romance. Fans of Julia Quinn, Jane Feather and Eloisa James will delight in Meredith's trademark headstrong heroine, cunning hero and tale of deep emotional intensity!Lydia Boyce is a spinster with sophisticated interests, for she knows that an unblemished reputation is the only protection in a judgmental world. But when a mysterious forgery threatens to sully her family and her father's legacy, she finds her only hope for salvation in a man who has no use for the rules of good society - or those who follow them. The Viscount Sanburne is a society darling, but a dark past has left him aimless and uninterested in anything but self-destructive amusement. He has no interest in a bluestocking bent on justice - until she flashes a dimple, and he realizes that corrupting her might prove as pleasurable as scandalizing her does.
    Looking for more Meredith Duran novels? Try Wicked Becomes You or her Rules for the Reckless series.

  • Meredith Duran returns with another witty, humorous and smart romance. Fans of Julia Quinn, Jane Feather and Eloisa James will delight in Meredith's trademark headstrong heroine, cunning hero and tale of deep emotional intensity!She's been burned not once but twice by London's so-called gentlemen . . .
    Gwen Maudsley is pretty enough to be popular, and plenty wealthy, too. But what she's best known and loved for is being so very, very nice. When a cad jilts her at the altar - again - the scandal has her outraged friends calling for blood. Only Gwen has a different plan. If nice no longer works for her, then it's time to learn to be naughty. Happily, she knows the perfect tutor - Alexander Ramsey, her late brother's best friend and a notorious rogue.
    So why won't a confirmed scoundrel let her be as bad as she wants to be?
    Unbeknownst to Gwen, Alex's aloof demeanor veils his deepest unspoken desire. He has no wish to see her change, nor to tempt himself with her presence when his own secrets make any future between them impossible. But on a wild romp from Paris to the Riviera, their friendship gives way to something hotter, darker, and altogether more dangerous. With Alex's past and Gwen's newly unleashed wildness on a collision course, Gwen must convince Alex that his wickedest intentions are exactly what she needs.
    Looking for more Meredith Duran novels? Try Bound By Your Touch or her Rules for the Reckless series.

  • Meredith Duran returns with another witty, humorous and smart romance. Fans of Julia Quinn, Jane Feather and Eloisa James will delight in Meredith's trademark headstrong heroine, cunning hero and tale of deep emotional intensity!The society beauty who saved his life... Beauty, charm, wealthy admirers: Mina Masters enjoys every luxury but freedom. To save herself from an unwanted marriage, she turns her wiles on a darkly handsome stranger. But Mina's wouldbe hero is playing his own deceptive game. A British spy, Phin Granville has no interest in emotional entanglements...until the night Mina saves his life by gambling her own.The jaded spy who vowed to forget her...Four years later, Phin inherits a title that frees him from the bloody game of espionage. But memories of the woman who saved him won't let Phin go. When he learns that Mina needs his aid, honor forces him back into the world of his nightmares.In lives built on lies, love is the darkest secret of all...Deception has ruled Mina's life just as it has Phin's. But as the beauty and the spy match wits in a dangerous dance, their practiced masks begin to slip, revealing a perilous attraction. And the greatest threat they face may not be traitors or murderous conspiracies, but their own dark desires...
    Looking for more Meredith Duran novels? Try The Duke of Shadows or her Rules for the Reckless series.

  • Meredith Duran returns with another witty, humorous and smart romance. Fans of Julia Quinn, Jane Feather and Eloisa James will delight in Meredith's trademark headstrong heroine, cunning hero and tale of deep emotional intensity!From exotic sandstone palaces... Sick of tragedy, done with rebellion, Emmaline Martin vows to settle quietly into British Indian society. But when the pillars of privilege topple, her fiance's betrayal leaves Emma no choice. She must turn for help to the one man whom she should not trust, but cannot resist: Julian Sinclair, the dangerous and dazzling heir to the Duke of Auburn. To the marble halls of London... In London, they toast Sinclair with champagne. In India, they call him a traitor. Cynical and impatient with both worlds, Julian has never imagined that the place he might belong is in the embrace of a woman with a reluctant laugh and haunted eyes. But in a time of terrible darkness, he and Emma will discover that love itself can be perilous - and that a single decision can alter one's life forever. Destiny follows wherever you run. A lifetime of grief later, in a cold London spring, Emma and Julian must finally confront the truth: no matter how hard one tries to deny it, some pasts cannot be disowned...and some passions never die.
    Looking for more Meredith Duran novels? Try Written On Your Skin or her Rules for the Reckless series.

  • Anglais At Your Pleasure

    Meredith Duran

    Meredith Duran returns with another witty, humorous and smart romance. Fans of Julia Quinn, Jane Feather and Eloisa James will delight in Meredith's trademark headstrong heroine, cunning hero and tale of deep emotional intensity!By candlelight, she lures him...Glittering court socialites and underworld cutpurses alike know that Adrian Ferrers, Earl of Rivenham, is the most dangerous man in London. Rivenham will let nothing - not the deepening shadow of war, nor the growing darkness within him - interfere with his ambition to restore his family to its former glory. But when tasked by the king to uncover a traitor, he discovers instead a conspiracy - and a woman whose courage awakens terrible temptations. To save her is to risk everything. To love her might cost his life.At swordpoint she defies him...Lady Leonora knows that Rivenham is the devil in beautiful disguise - and that the irresistible tension between them is as unpredictable as the dilemma in which Nora finds herself: held hostage on her own estate by Rivenham and the king's men. But when war breaks out, Nora has no choice but to place her trust in her dearest enemy - and pray that love does not become the weapon that destroys them both...
    Looking for more Meredith Duran novels? Try Wicked Becomes You or her Rules for the Reckless series.

  • Meredith Duran returns with another witty, humorous and smart romance. Fans of Julia Quinn, Jane Feather and Eloisa James will delight in Meredith's trademark headstrong heroine, cunning hero and tale of deep emotional intensity!IN GRITTY, WORKING-CLASS LONDON, SHE DOES WHAT SHE MUST TO SURVIVE...When Nell Whitby breaks into an earl's house on a midnight quest for revenge, she finds her pistol pointed at the wrong man - one handsome as sin and naked as the day he was born. Pity he's a lunatic. He thinks her a missing heiress, but more to the point, he'll help her escape the slums and right a grave injustice. Not a bad bargain. All she has to do is marry him. A NOTORIOUS LADIES' MAN COULD TAKE HER FROM POVERTY TO OPULENCE...BUT AT WHAT PRICE? A rake of the first order, Simon St. Maur spent his restless youth burning every bridge he crossed. When he inherits an earldom without a single penny attached to it, he sees a chance to start over - provided he can find an heiress to fund his efforts. But his wicked reputation means courtship will be difficult - until fate sends him the most notorious missing heiress in history. All he needs now is to make her into a lady and keep himself from making the only mistake that could ruin everything: falling in love...
    Looking for more Meredith Duran novels? Try Wicked Becomes You or her Rules for the Reckless series.

  • Trop, c'est trop ! Abandonnée une fois encore par un amant inconstant au pied de l'autel, Gwen Maudsley, l'héritière la plus courtisée de Londres, décide qu'il est désormais grand temps de s'endurcir. Pour commencer, elle compte bien reconquérir sa liberté et s'affranchir des contraintes sociales. C'est inconvenant ? Tant mieux. Finies la gentillesse et l'abnégation ! Désormais elle ne pensera plus qu'à son bon plaisir. N'en déplaise à ce dévoyé d'Alex Ramsey qui, depuis la mort de son frère, se croit obligé de veiller sur elle.

  • Phineas Granville était géographe quand on l'a forcé à s'engager dans les services secrets britanniques. Dix années de missions périlleuses ont laissé en lui des stigmates indélébiles. Devenu comte d'Ashmore, il entend enfin profiter de la vie lorsque Mlle Mina Masters lui demande de l'aider à retrouver sa mère, kidnappée. Impossible de refuser, le comte a une lourde dette envers la jeune Américaine, mais il se méfie. Mina semble elle aussi adepte du double jeu. Est-elle une parfaite idiote ou une redoutable aventurière ? Le seul moyen de la démasquer est d'engager avec elle une partie aussi serrée que sensuelle...

  • Quel malotru, ce lord Sanburne ! Alors que Mlle Lydia Boyce donnait une conférence à Londres afin de récolter des fonds pour son éminent archéologue de père, ce dandy rouquin, vaurien et ivrogne notoire, s'est promis de troubler son exposé. Et non content de lui voler la vedette, il a osé mettre en cause la réputation de son père. Outrée, la jeune femme se fait une joie de le moucher en public. Lorsque l'effronté se présente à nouveau devant elle avec des preuves accablantes d'un trafic de fausses reliques, elle comprend qu'elle n'en a pas fini avec cet insupportable trublion...

  • Dans le naufrage du bateau qui la conduisait aux Indes, Emmaline Martin a perdu ses parents. À Delhi, où elle rejoint son fiancé Marcus, la bonne société anglaise s'indigne qu'elle ait été sauvée par de rudes marins. N'aurait-elle pas perdu sa vertu ? Dans ce milieu hostile, la jeune orpheline fait la connaissance du marquis de Holdensmoor, un esprit libre. Tandis qu'Emma étouffe dans la société étriquée des colons britanniques, cet homme va apporter à sa vie une bouffée de fraîcheur. Et quand une insurrection indigène éclate, semant la terreur et le chaos, il devient son seul allié...

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