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Published by: Gray Life LLC - 2012
Genres: Short Regency Romances
Rating: 4 stars
NOTICE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The Gentlemen Next Door Series contains 4 short regency romances with a bit of sex involved unlike the proper stories of the time. They're short, sweet, and can be read in 15 minutes or less. These are perfect stories to read right before bedtime with a cup of tea.
A Flirtatious Rendezvous:
Miss Hanna Morton is:
1. an affectionately dutiful daughter,
2. a hopeless romantic, and
3. desperately in love with one Mr. Hayden Banks despite good sense advising her to the contrary.
Mr. Hayden Banks is:
1. a reluctantly dutiful son,
2. an ingenious mathematician, and
3. incredibly wary of one Miss Hanna Morton when his matchmaking mother sets them under the same roof.
Hanna is hoping for Hayden's heart, but what will become of their flirtatious rendezvous?
A Dangerous Expectation
Miss Cassandra Drummond, shipping heiress and consummate shut-in, flees London and the hectic to-do of her sister's upcoming nuptials. She wants a quiet summer away from everyone, especially marriage-seeking fortune hunters.
She doesn't expect Mr. Gray Abernathy to prove dangerous to her impregnable walls.
Mr. Gray Abernathy, poor ducal relation and consummate harmless flirt, eeks by on his charming manner and his pretty face. He wants an independence where he isn’t beholden to anyone, certainly not a shipping heiress.
He doesn't expect Miss Cassandra Drummond to prove dangerous to his impregnable heart.
Fortunately for all, love and life can often exceed expectations...
An Illicit Engagement
Lord Lucas Willoughby earned his moniker as the Matchmaking Baron after his six engagements ended with each lady happily wed - to someone else. He swears off marriage proposals, until his headstrong neighbor proposes something else entirely.
Chastity Drummond has her sights set on a man who barely sees her as a woman much less a potential wife. She can't seem to get him on bended knee, but knows an engagement to the Matchmaking Baron will turn his head.
Lucas and Chastity's charade takes on a life of its. As feigned attraction becomes real, they wonder if they might already be perfectly matched.
Their illicit engagement will inevitably end in marriage – but to whom?
A Delightful Arrangement
Phillip has a duty to marry Francesca. He has always protected his former neighbor and childhood companion, and now that she is of marriageable age, he will give her what she needs most - a real home where she is welcome and wanted.
Unfortunately for him....she is done with being dutiful.
After years of being an obedient daughter to a hateful father, Francesca jumps into her first Season. Francesca is ready to dance every dance, flirt with every bachelor and snatch what she wants most - a man she loves who will make her swoon.
Unfortunately for her...he now sees making her swoon as his duty, too.
And Phillip takes his duties very seriously.