Improper-Proposals-coverImproper Proposals

Newly widowed, Caroline Boothroyd passes her days writing a guide for young wives daunted by their housewifely duties. She takes it to publisher Thomas Cathcart-Ross, who makes the outrageous suggestion that Caroline should instead tackle the subject of marital relations–and, even more shocking, that she should tell women that sex with their husbands can be pleasurable and not a shameful necessity.

Tom’s sisters were sent into marriage naive and unworldly. He’s willing to risk scandal to help women like them, and Caroline’s writing talent provides the means. Remembering her own newlywed nerves, she agrees, despite fears for her reputation.

As Caroline thinks back on her own sexual awakening, she cannot help imagining a sensual future with her compelling publisher. Tom makes her want to write a second chapter of her sexual life. But lust could lead to love, and Caroline never wishes to feel heartbreak again.

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Carina_1113_9781426897368Improper Arrangements

In the summer of 1866, Lady Alice Cathcart-Ross travels to the Alps with the intention of walking the challenging High-Level Route between Chamonix and Zermatt. As her guide, she hopes to engage the renowned E.P. Keating, one of the greatest adventurers of the age. Not only has Mr. Keating explored the farthest corners of the earth and climbed to inconceivable heights as a pioneering alpinist, but he is also the author of a classic memoir, Between Earth and Sky, that Alice practically knows by heart.

But Elijah Philemon Keating, in the flesh, is not at all what she had expected. He is irascible, demanding and moody, and far from certain that he wishes to spend a week in her company. Yet he is also the most fascinating, singular and viscerally attractive man that Alice has ever met.

When the instant attraction between them threatens to become all-consuming, Alice is faced with a nearly unbearable decision. Shall she give in to her base desires and risk losing the independent existence she prizes so highly? Or shall she set herself apart and, in so doing, cast aside the one man she has ever met who is worth such a sacrifice?

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Cover-smallImproper Relations

When Hannah’s caught watching her late husband’s cousin debauch the maid in the library, she’s mortified—but also intrigued. An unpaid companion to his aunt, she’s used to being ignored.

The black sheep of the family, Leo has nothing but his good looks and noble birth to recommend him. Hannah ought to be appalled at what she’s witnessed, but there’s something about Leo that draws her to him.

When Leo claims he can prove that women can feel desire as passionately as men, Hannah is incredulous. Her own experiences have been uninspiring. Yet she can’t bring herself to refuse his audacious proposal when he offers to tutor her in the art of lovemaking. As the tantalizing, wicked lessons continue, she begins to fear she’s losing not just her inhibitions, but her heart as well. The poorest of relations, she has nothing to offer Leo but herself. Will it be enough when their erotic education ends?

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