FOOL FOR LOVE
Three utterly romantic love stories sure to warm your heart this Valentine’s Day.
Wicked Rogues. Handsome Aristocrats. Destined for love, one and all!
Beverley Oakley, Donna Cummings, and Heather Boyd have teamed up to bring you three utterly romantic love stories to warm your heart!
In His Valentine’s Secret, by Beverley Oakley, Lady Athelton’s St Valentine’s Ball should have been a time for love, not vengeance, as the once carefree Lisette plots the demise of the man she once loved. Will she learn the truth in time?
In Truly, My Love, by Donna Cummings, Lord Benedict and Lady Sommerwood stage a faux romance in order to help him evade two besotted young misses at a Valentine party. But can an affair built on falsehoods possibly turn into true love?
In A Husband for Mary, by Heather Boyd, Miss Mary Vine kissed a handsome stranger at the Fenwick Masquerade, never imagining the extraordinary attraction could be for the most disgraceful rake in London. A man she knew far too well…
Release Date: 17 JANUARY, 2017
Digital ISBN: 9781925239218
Print ISBN: 9781925239225
iBooks ID: 1190497592
Here’s an excerpt from His Valentine’s Secret.
“My love, he has come.” James’s breath chilled Lisette’s cheek, his urgent murmur forcing her to turn her head in the direction he indicated.
Older and more handsome than she remembered. Devastatingly so.
With a shiver of anticipation, Lisette touched the locket concealed below the line of her bodice, and steeled herself to betray no emotion as her cousin rose from his ironic bow and melted into the sumptuously dressed crowd. James had alerted her to their quarry, yet there’d been no danger she might fail to recognize Lucien. In seven years, he’d had not changed. It was she who was now unrecognizable.
“The Vicomte de Monteil grows handsomer by the year.” The dowager to whom Lisette was speaking followed her gaze to the landing halfway up the sweeping staircase where, with one elegant hand upon the banister, the young vicomte had paused to rake the occupants of the ballroom with his cool gray eyes.
“You have met him?” With an effort, Lisette maintained her public smile—light, amused, deferential—as she went on to compliment the latest addition to their group, young Madame Pasquier, on her feathered headdress, before nodding at the flirtatious and possibly inebriated Comtesse de Silvain, who raised her champagne coupe as she passed by on the arm of an ageing British Rear Admiral.
Lord Athleton’s ballroom was bursting with French émigrés tonight. They were easy to spot amongst the English. They possessed a certain style, a sophistication and elegance in their dress and manner, though it was not that alone which set them apart. There was, too, an edge to their gaiety—those who’d chosen gaiety as their façade. A more diligent observer would have noticed in some the fragility of a smile; the haunted look in the eyes of others for whom pleasure-seeking was a recourse against the violence and blood-letting they’d so narrowly escaped. Lisette did her best to conceal such signs, but the memories of what she had lost were always with her.
It was why she was here tonight.
[End of Excerpt]
Here’s our first review!
5 Stars ~ Goodreads Reviewer
Love is a multi-faceted emotion. There are so many words that can describe this one feeling from anger to lust, pain to happiness, attraction to hatred. So many feelings are wrapped up in this one word, therefore it’s fitting that Fool for Love explores the effects of love both good and bad. A trio of talented authors give glimpses into the emotional havoc we can LOVE.
His Valentine’s Secret by Beverly Oakley – From a painful breakup to a plot for revenge. The road to happily ever after leads Lisette on a journey of darkness and hurt pride. Can she let go of the pain of the past for a second chance at happiness?
Truly, My Love by Donna Cummings – A sham of convenience, has a surprising Twist. Ms. Cummings lightens up the mood with this adorable couple.
A Husband for Mary by Heather Boyd – A mysterious kiss leads to an all to familiar emotion. Can a leopard change it’s spots? Or will risking her heart turn into Mary’s biggest heartache?
Heather Boyd, Beverly Oakley and Donna Cummings approach this complex emotion with a hint of humor, a ton of mystery and a wealth of wisdom. Fool for Love is a wonderful ode to romance.