Oct 20, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday #32: Rules of an Engagement, The Lady Most Likely, Passions of a Wicked Earl, Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord & One Night in Scotland!




"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

So, this week my-can't-wait-to-read choices are all historical romances:

Rules of an Engagement
by 
Suzanne Enoch

Publication date:
October 26, 2010


For proper young ladies, good behavior has always been the rule.

Captain Bradshaw Carroway loves the seafaring life - though he'd rather be battling brigands than his current assignment of ferrying a boatload of spoiled aristocrats. One passenger, however, has caught his eye: a bewitching young minx who definitely distracts him from the rules of shipboard decorum . . .

 

Some rules, of course, are meant to be broken.

Miss Zephyr Ponsley has traveled the world, but she's completely innocent in the ways of love. She's never learned to dance or flirt. But scientific observation has taught her that the laws of attraction have no rules, and that no adventure, on land or sea, is more dangerous - or delicious - than passion! 


 

The Lady Most Likely...
by 
Julia Quinn, Eloisa James & Connie Brockway 

Publication date:
December 28, 2010


Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife - so his sister hands him a list of the very best young ladies on the market. And then, because he refuses to tear himself away from the stables where he trains Arabian racehorses, she invites all those ladies to a house party, along with some other bachelors, of course. So who will Hugh choose? The Botticelli-esque, enchanting Gwendolyn?  The outspoken, delightful Katherine? If he doesn't work fast, he'll lose those ladies to his closest friends, and then where will he look for a wife? Perhaps, just perhaps, toward a lady who's not on a market at all, and would require a great deal of persuading...




Passions of a Wicked Earl
by
Lorraine Heath

Publication date:
October 26, 2010


Known throughout for his prowess in the bedroom, Morgan Lyons, the eighth Earl of Westcliffe, cannot forgive an unpardonable affront to his honor. Discovering his young bride in the arms of his brother was a staggering blow - so he banished the beautiful deceiver to the country and devoted himself to the pursuit of carnal pleasure.

Claire Lyons was an innocent, frightened girl on her wedding day, seeking chaste comfort from a childhood friend. Now, years later, she has blossomed magnificently and has returned to London with one goal in mind: the seduction of her notorious husband. Unskilled in the sensual arts, she burns nonetheless for the kisses too long denied her. And she has but one Season to win back the heart of the rogue she betrayed. 




Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord
by
Sarah MacLean

Publication date:
October 26, 2010


Since being named 'London's Lord to Land' by a popular ladies' magazine, Nicholas St. John has been relentlessly pursued by every matrimony-minded female in the ton. So when an opportunity to escape fashionable society presents itself, he eagerly jumps - only to land in the path of the most determined, damnably delicious woman he's ever met!
The daughter of a titled wastrel, Lady Isabel Townsend has too many secrets and too little money. Though she is used to taking care of herself quite handily, her father's recent passing has left Isabel at sea and in need of outside help to protect her young brother's birthright. The sinfully handsome, eminently eligible Lord Nicholas could be the very salvation she seeks.
But the lady must be wary and not do anything reckless and foolish.like falling madly, passionately in love. 




One Night in Scotland
by
Karen Hawkins

Publication date:
November 23, 2010


New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins begins a sparkling new series with this thrilling tale of a desperate beauty on an urgent quest, a dark earl scarred by his beastly past - and the ancient treasure that binds their fates.
 

A mysterious abductor . . .  

Someone is holding her brother prisoner in exchange for a gold-and-onyx box covered in mysterious runes, so Mary Hurst boldly sets out from the family vicarage to find the priceless artifact. But the man who possesses it, Angus Hay, the Earl of Erroll, is less than sympathetic to her plight.

A forbidding stranger . . .  

Himself a prisoner of his dark past, Angus refuses to yield the box - or allow Mary to leave! Suspicious of the alluring lass's mission, he vows to wrest a confession from her, but unearths a fiery temper and a will as strong as his own.

An unbreakable curse . . .  

Passion flares between them, but now there is more at stake: an unknown enemy is hunting down the precious box, and will stop at nothing. Risking all for love, Angus must solve the mystery behind the runes . . . and trust the only woman who can awaken his forgotten heart.

10 comments:

  1. Ooh, a new Suzanne Enoch book. Very exciting. I'll have to keep my eye out for it.

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  2. I am a sucker for historical romantic fiction. These all look super nommy lovely. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. WOW I had no clue Karen Hawkins had a new book coming out. Ugh I just put myself on a book buying ban so now I gotta find a way to justify buying it LOL Kinda defeats the purpose right? Love your WOW choices this week

    Come by and see my WOW

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  4. Your wish list is overflowing! Love that you had so many picks!

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  5. Great picks! Historical romance are my guilty pleasure :)

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  6. Great WOW!

    Here is my WOW

    Yara @ Once Upon a Twilight!

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  7. Those are fantastic pics - I love all those authors' books. I can say that I've read both Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord and The Lady Most Likely... for review and both are definitely books worth waiting for.

    Here's my WOW pick if you're interested :)

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  8. A Regency bookfest! I'm desperate to read the Lorraine Heath title.

    This is what I'm Waiting On this week. J x

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  9. That's a lot of books to be waiting on! I have never heard of any of these, they look pretty good!


    Check out my WoW :D

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  10. I have to say, these titles totally crack me up! I love them!!

    Check out my pick HERE!

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