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lively st. lemenston series


sweet disorder
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sweet disorder

Lively St. Lemeston Book 1

With his younger brother desperate to win the local election, wounded former infantry officer Nick Dymond has new marching orders: dust off the legendary family charm and maneuver a beautiful widow into a politically advantageous marriage.

Under her town’s by-laws, Phoebe owns a vote that only a husband can cast. Much as she would love to ignore the matrimonial candidate pushed at her by the handsome earl’s son, she can’t. Her teenage sister is pregnant, and Phoebe’s last-ditch defense against her sister’s ruin is her vote—and her hand.

Warning: Contains elections, confections, and a number of erections.


true pretenses
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true pretenses

Lively St. Lemeston Book 2

Ash is heartbroken that his younger brother wants out of the con-artist life. But giving Rafe his wish seems simple. Find a wealthy, lonely woman, make sure she falls in love with Rafe, and his brother will be set.

Lydia is immediately drawn to the kind, unassuming stranger who asks to tour her family’s portrait gallery. The attraction seems mutual—until she realizes Ash is matchmaking for his younger brother.

When Lydia’s fiery kiss puts Rafe’s future at risk, Ash wonders if he was matchmaking for his brother…or for himself?

Warning: Contains secrets and pies.

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a Lily Among Thorns
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a lily among thorns

Lady Serena Ravenshaw is one of London’s most prosperous women, but she’s never forgotten the misery that set her on the path to success. Nor has she forgotten the drunken young gentleman who gave her the means to start her long, tortuous climb out of the gutter.

Sent to Serena for help to recover a stolen family heirloom, Solomon Hathaway is shocked to discover she’s the same bedraggled waif to whom he once gave his entire quarterly allowance. As they delicately tread common ground, they must negotiate a treacherous world of crime and espionage before they can find love.

Warning: Contains toasty warm pastries, scorching hot chemistry, and a web of treason that just might see England in flames.


in for a penny
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in for a penny

When his father is killed in a drunken duel, Lord Nevinstoke leaves his wastrel ways behind and goes all in to restore the family fortune. Pretty, proper heiress Penelope Brown seems the perfect choice for a wife.

Penelope doesn’t believe in Grand Passion. She knows that marrying Nev was uncharacteristically impulsive of her, but she’s sure they can build a good marriage basted on mutual respect. Yet as the newlyweds deal with one disaster and scandal after another, she begins to fervently hope that her first taste of Grand Passion in her husband’s arms won’t be her last.


free short stories

Four Times Percy Garrett Didn't Kiss [REDACTED], and One Time He Did. A short story set during the events of In for a Penny. Warning: contains SPOILERS.

The way of a man with a maid. Deborah Hathaway's first two weeks of marriage to Jonas...which do not go very smoothly. Takes place shortly after the events of A Lily Among Thorns. Warning: contains SPOILERS.

Poor child of Doubt and Death. Nick is a vampire and Phoebe is a dragon: a re-imagining of Sweet Disorder.