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Darcy Comes to Rosings: A Pride and Prejudice Regency Variation
Elizabeth Bennet from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is enjoying a visit with her newly married best friend in the idyllic countryside of Kent. Her pleasant holiday is interrupted when the arrogant Mr. Darcy appears at nearby Rosings Park. During their frequent meetings, her spirited retorts do nothing to deter his attentions to her. In fact, they only seem to encourage him.
Realizing Darcy is in love with her, Elizabeth is torn by an awful dilemma. With her father’s estate entailed on a male heir, she and her sisters face the prospect of poverty if they do not marry well. Darcy’s wealth could save them. But how can she marry a man she does not esteem simply for the material comfort he can offer?
Fitzwilliam Darcy is determined to forget the lovely Elizabeth, who stole his heart during his autumn sojourn in Hertfordshire. So naturally, when he learns she is spending the spring within walking distance of his aunt’s estate at Rosings, he goes for an extended stay. He finds Elizabeth even more enchanting than he remembered.
When Darcy discovers Elizabeth’s rightful resentments against him, he seeks to make things right and court her properly. Can he convince her of his worth? Or have his past sins—and the machinations of an old enemy—sunk him in her opinion forever?
This sweet Regency romance is a full-length, standalone novel. It includes kissing and a fade-to-black wedding night scene.
Romancing the Prince: Gay Royal Romance
When a European prince falls for the son of a U.S. senator, will their secret romance cause an international scandal?
College sophomore Lucas grew up as the privileged son of a powerful senator. That all changed when Lucas’s indiscretion freshman year destroyed his father’s chance at reelection. Now his father is being sent into political exile as ambassador to a small Mediterranean island. Worse, his parents pull Lucas out of school, saying that living abroad will be a good experience. But he’s sure their real goal is to somehow “ungay” him. With embassy guards watching his every move, he’s practically in prison.
As the younger son of the King of Kalyphos, Prince Nicolo has been called The Spare since birth—and feels every bit as useless as the name suggests. With his responsible older brother being groomed for leadership, twenty-five-year-old Nico struggles to find meaningful work to counter his reputation as Europe’s most wicked playboy prince. His rumored penchant for curvy fashion models hides a truth he doesn’t dare reveal.
When Nico meets Lucas, the attraction between them is immediate and palpable. Nico offers to show Lucas the island’s sights, and they can’t resist the passion that soon burns between them. They both know discovery could lead to scandal and threaten the very existence of the monarchy of Kalyphos. Can they keep their affair secret? Or will their growing love destroy both their families?
This sweet and steamy M/M romance has a happy ending and no cliffhanger.