An indomitable governess…a brooding Highlander…a forbidden affair… An ill-fated elopement cost English-born governess Bernadette Holly her reputation, her unsuitable lover and any chance of a future match. She has nothing left to fear—not even the bitter, dangerously handsome Scot due to marry her young charge. Naive wallflower Avaline is terrified to wed Rabbie Mackenzie, but if he sends her home, she will be ruined. Bernadette's solution: convince Rabbie to get Avaline to cry off…while ignoring her own traitorous attraction to him. A forced engagement to an Englishwoman is a hard pill for any Scot to swallow. It's even worse when the fiancée in question is a delicate, foolish young miss—unlike her spirited, quick-witted governess. Sparring with Bernadette brings passion and light back to Rabbie's life after the failed Jacobite uprising. His clan's future depends upon his match to another, but how can any Highlander forsake a love that stirs his heart and soul?
The lush Scottish Highlands are a tempting setting for seduction in New York Times bestselling author Julia London’s sparkling novel. Who is the captive and who is the captor? When a sexy laird holds a spirited English lady for ransom, she turns the tables and steals his heart. The last person Daria Babcock expects to find in her grandmother’s home is a brawny, naked Highlander. She doesn’t buy Mamie’s explanation about finding the poor man shot in the woods. Nor does she trust the gorgeous laird, who insists his own memory fails him. But Daria came to Scotland looking for adventure and romance, and after the intriguing stranger kidnaps her, she gets her wish—and so much more....
A young widow puts her sexy suitors to the test in New York Times bestselling author Julia London's scintillating return to the idyllic Scottish Highlands. Widowed and forced to remarry in three years' time or forfeit her son's inheritance, Daisy Bristol, Lady Chatwick, has plenty of suitors vying for her hand…and her fortune. But a letter from a long-lost love sends Daisy and her young son to her Scottish Highland estate to buy time for his return. Along the way she encounters the powerful Cailean Mackenzie, laird of Arrandale and a notorious smuggler, and she is utterly—though unwillingly—bewitched. Cailean has no use for any Sassenach in his glen. But Daisy's brazen, flirtatious nature and alluring beauty intrigue him. When her first love appears unexpectedly at her estate, Cailean knows that a passionate woman like Daisy cannot marry this man. And to prevent the union, Cailean must put his own life at risk to win her heart.
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia London comes a sexy and fun new entry in the charming Lake Havenseries. When her unicorn dreams collide with his mulish plans, the battle for the heart and soul of a quaint Victorian inn begins. . . Jenny Turner needs to get her life together. She knows it, everyone knows it, and she’s going to do it. Soon. But one night when she catches her sometimes “boyfriend” cheating on her in the middle of a summer camping trip, she winds up at a quaint inn on the north shore of Lake Haven that it closed. This presents a problem. She can’t go home—her dad has a new woman in his life and doesn’t need Jenny’s help anymore. She can’t go to her friends—they are too eager to hook Jenny up with a job. With no place else to go, Jenny must convince the gruff but very hot innkeeper—who is wearing a kilt for some reason—to let her a stay a night. . .or ten. Edan Mackenzie is closing up shop and going home to Scotland. He came to America a few years ago to help a favorite aunt with her inn and to see part of the world. But he ended up working so much he saw nothing, his aunt died, his girlfriend left him, and suddenly, the usually pragmatic Edan doesn’t know who he was or what he’s doing with his life anymore. He’s come up with a firm plan and specific goals and has no patience for those who don’t do the same. But then a woman with shining blue eyes and long legs walks right past his CLOSED sign and into his life, and clearly has no idea what she’s doing. At first, Edan is mystified. But then he notices that chatty Jenny is starting to make sense in a weird way, and maybe her plans for getting her life together are perhaps better than his, and maybe this pretty, daffy woman is exactly what Edan needed all along. Just maybe, two people struggling to figure out where life will take them stumble into each other in the right cozy inn at the right time. . . Also Available Suddenly in Love Suddenly Dating Suddenly Engaged
From New York Times bestselling historical romance author Julia London comes a passionate contemporary love story about a young woman who is torn between two men she loves. Macy Clark receives the second worst shock of her life when a military official delivers the news that her husband Finn Lockhart was not killed in a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan—he is actually on his way back to the U.S. after being held prisoner for eighteen months. Finn was the love of Macy’s life and she was heartbroken when she received the news of his death. But when charming ranch owner and real estate developer Wyatt Clark started calling on her, pursuing her with the relentless attention he brought to all his business deals, Macy was able to rejoin the living. She started seeing friends again, picked up her work at a dog rescue organization, decorated a big new house, and married Wyatt in a country club wedding. Suddenly, she has two husbands, two men who are determined to call her his wife. And now she learns she’s pregnant. But who is the baby’s father? In Summer of Two Wishes, Julia London has crafted a compelling story that blends family drama with a heartfelt, sexy, and satisfying love story, guaranteed to delight her readers.
USA TODAY bestselling author Julia London, "a gifted and versatile author" (Publishers Weekly), introduces a sexy, wildly romantic and emotionally charged new trilogy in which three aristocratic young ladies, upon discovering they are destitute, resort to desperate means to keep up appearances...and find the husbands of their dreams. When the young ladies of the Fairchild family learn that their stepfather has absconded with their late mother's fortune, Ava, the eldest, hunts down the notoriously wealthy rakehell Jared Broderick, the Marquis of Middleton and heir to a dukedom. Much to her shock and delight, the marquis sweeps her into a whirlwind romance and proposes marriage. But after their passionate wedding night, Ava discovers Jared has ulterior motives of his own. Not only does he expect her to deliver an heir while he continues to enjoy a rogue's life, but Ava also suspects she is a pawn in her husband's quest for revenge. Marriages of convenience work for some, but for Ava a loveless bond won't do. So she devises a bold plan to confront her husband's demons so that he might be free to choose to give her his heart for the right reason: because she is the only woman he will ever truly desire.
While on the search for her birth mother, a young woman falls in love with a widower only to discover that his late wife may have been the key to finding out about her own mysterious past. Determined to discover the truth of her identity, elementary school teacher Jane Aaron heads to Cedar Springs, Texas, to find her birth mother. While staying in the small town, she’s hired by Asher Price, a wealthy advertising executive whose wife was killed in a car accident two years ago, to look after his thirteen-year-old daughter, Riley, and five-year-old son, Levi. Around town, Jane learns that Asher’s late wife may not have been the perfect mother teenaged Riley makes her out to be. As the months pass, Jane finds herself growing fiercely attached to the children and soon, she and Asher begin to fall in love, as well. Though he refuses to speak about his late wife, rumors and whispers around town causes Jane to suspect that her birth mother may have been involved in the same car accident that claimed Asher’s wife. As Jane’s investigation takes her down winding and complicated paths, her relationship with Asher becomes strained. Will the truth bring the pair closer together or drive them apart forever? With New York Times bestselling author Julia London’s signature “nuanced characters, subtle wit, and elegantly sexy style” (Booklist), this compelling story of family and romantic love “will steal your heart” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
Meet the Blackthorne men, each one as hot, fast, and smooth as the whisky that built the family fortune, and the yachts and race cars that bear their name. From proud Scottish stock, Blackthornes never lose. But, one by one, the seven sexy men in this family are about to risk everything when they fall for strong and beautiful women who test their mettle in life…and love. JASON - Book Two Jason Blackthorne wants to make films. As head of Blackthorne Entertainment, he’s finally getting his break – a gritty cop drama filmed near the family compound. He has a lot riding on the success of the series, both with family and the industry. He doesn’t have time to notice how pretty or talented his assistant is. He just needs her to jump when he says jump. Mallory Price has tried acting, but what she really wants is to be behind the camera. She is a storyteller at heart and she knows she could direct a killer show. She has great ideas, and though Jason seems to hear her, he never sees her as anything but a Girl Friday. But when an accident on set puts him flat on his back, and a mercurial director goes missing, Mallory steps in. Long nights at work and equal footing create sparks between Jason and Mallory. But when Jason is on his feet once again, and the director returns, has anything really changed between them? Or was it all just a dream? Get the whole series! DEVLIN - Barbara Freethy JASON - Julia London ROSS - Lynn Raye Harris PHILLIP - Cristin Harber BROCK - Roxanne St. Claire LOGAN - Samantha Chase TREY - Christie Ridgway