New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s glittering Marrying the Duke series continues—Twice he has been close to the altar and still no duchess. Will the third time be the charm? A duke can’t marry just anyone. His wife must be of good family, be fertile, be young. Struggling playwright Sarah Pettijohn is absolutely the last woman Gavin Whitridge, Duke of Baynton, would ever fall in love with. She is an actress, born on the wrong side of the blanket, and always challenges his ducal authority. She never hesitates to tell him what she thinks. However, there is something about her that stirs his blood . . . which makes her perfect for a bargain he has in mind: In exchange for backing her play, he wants Sarah to teach him about love. And he, in turn, has a few things to teach her about men . . .
Three rules for dealing with Dr. Matt Bishop, my new boss: No one, least of all Matt, must find out the truth about my being jilted at the altar! Just because Matt inspires some seriously X-rated thoughts, he's my boss and is 100% off-limits. Working on the hospital's St. Valentine's Day Ball with him might sound like fun, but with all these sparks flying around I must remain calm, aloof and professional… But Valentine's Day is nearly here—surely a girl deserves a little fun! What harm could there be in just one kiss…?
THE WEDDING THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN They'd almost made it to the altar, but fate and family had forced Elise and Wil apart. The lovers had not seen each other in ten years…until fate once more intervened. Suddenly, they were face-to-face—each reminded of the passion they'd once shared, and the misunderstandings that had ended their engagement. Did their unexpected encounter mean they were destined to be together? Time was running out to decide. For Wil had one last chance to claim Elise as his bride before she did make it to the altar—with another man!
This original study is the first attempt to piece together an overall picture of the origins and historical development of provincial cults in the Latin west in the period from the reign of Augustus down to the mid third century A.D.
The secrets behind the wedding veil For penniless widow Ainsley McBrayne, marriage is the only solution. She's vulnerable yet fiercely independent, so shackling herself to another man seems horrifying! Until handsome stranger Innes Drummond tempts Ainsley to become his temporary wife. Once married, Ainsley hardly recognizes the rugged Highlander Innes transforms into! He sets her long-dormant pulse racing, and she's soon craving the enticing delights of their marriage bed. She has until Hogmanay to show Innes that their fake marriage could be for real…