New Release Books by Tessa Dare

Tessa Dare is the author of The Bride Bet (Girl meets Duke, Book 4) (2024), His Bride for the Taking (2021), Once Upon a Winter’s Eve (2021), How the Dukes Stole Christmas (2019) and other 67 books.

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The Bride Bet (Girl meets Duke, Book 4)

release date: Feb 15, 2024
The Bride Bet (Girl meets Duke, Book 4)
''I absolutely adored it. I laughed out loud numerous times...Love her writing'' Jodie Picoult on The Governess Game How to lose a Duke in ten years...without losing your heart. Two sworn enemies - a bookish daughter of a scholar and an arrogant heir to a Duke made a pact: If they were single in a decade they would get married. Nicola thought this was a joke. The Duke of Westleigh did not. Ten years later the Duke of Westleigh appears to claim his bride, but Nicola is not convinced. He is determined to marry her. She is determined to convince him she is not the marrying kind. Both bet they can change each other''s minds, who will win?

His Bride for the Taking

release date: Jan 15, 2021
His Bride for the Taking
It’s the first rule of friendship among gentlemen: Don’t even think about touching your best friend’s sister. Sebastian, Lord Byrne, has never been one for rules. He’s thought about touching Mary Clayton—a lot—and struggled to resist temptation. But when Mary’s bridegroom leaves her waiting the altar, only Sebastian can save her from ruin. By marrying her himself. In eleven years, he’s never laid a finger on his best friend’s sister. Now he’s going to take her with both hands. To have, to hold…and to love. This novella was originally published in Rogues Rush In, a Regency romance duet (2018), by Tessa Dare and Christi Caldwell

Once Upon a Winter’s Eve

release date: Jan 15, 2021
Once Upon a Winter’s Eve
Some wallflowers bloom at night… Violet is a quiet girl. She speaks six languages, but seldom raises her voice. The gentlemen aren’t beating down her door. Until the night of the Spindle Cove Christmas ball, when a mysterious stranger crashes into the ballroom and collapses at Violet’s feet. He’s wet, chilled, bleeding, and speaking in an unfamiliar tongue. Only Violet understands him. And she knows he’s not what he seems. She has one night to draw forth the secrets of this dangerously handsome rogue. Is he a smuggler? A fugitive? An enemy spy? She needs answers by sunrise, but her captive would rather seduce than confess. To learn his secrets, Violet must reveal hers—and open herself to adventure, passion, and the unthinkable… Love.

How the Dukes Stole Christmas

release date: Sep 24, 2019
How the Dukes Stole Christmas
From the ballrooms of London, to abandoned Scottish castles, to the snowy streets of Gilded Age New York, four bestselling authors whip up unforgettable Christmas romance. “Meet Me in Mayfair” by Tessa Dare Louisa Ward needs a Christmas miracle. Unless she catches a wealthy husband at the ball, the Duke of Thorndale will evict her family from their home. When Louisa finds herself waltzing with the heartless Thorndale, she’s unnerved by his handsome looks—and surprising charm. “The Duke of Christmas Present” by Sarah MacLean Rich and ruthless, Eben, Duke of Allryd doesn’t care for the holidays. But when Lady Jacqueline Mosby returns to town after a long absence, Eben falls under the spell of Christmas—and the woman he never stopped loving. “Heiress Alone” by Sophie Jordan When Annis Bannister finds herself stranded in the Highlands during a Christmas snowstorm, she must fend off brigands terrorizing the countryside. Her only hope falls on her neighbor, a surly hermit duke who unravels her with a kiss. “Christmas in Central Park” by Joanna Shupe Mrs. Rose Walker pens a popular advice/recipe column. No one knows Rose can’t even boil water. When her boss, Duke Havemeyer, insists she host a Christmas party, Rose must find a husband, an empty mansion, and a cook. But Rose fears her plan is failing—especially when Duke’s attentions make her want to step under the mistletoe with him.

The Wallflower Wager

release date: Aug 13, 2019
The Wallflower Wager
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller They call him the Duke of Ruin. To an undaunted wallflower, he''s just the beast next door. Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now he wants to get even. Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart. When her imposing—and attractive—new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes. Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens? And a two-legged dog. And a foul-mouthed parrot. And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog . . . Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon he’s covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving him. Not if he ruins her first.

The Governess Game

release date: Aug 28, 2018
The Governess Game
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller He’s been a bad, bad rake—and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson The accidental governess After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart . . . without risking her own. The infamous rake Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education—in pleasure. That should prove he can’t be tamed. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Soon the walls around Chase’s heart are crumbling . . . and he’s in danger of falling, hard.

The Historical Collection: The Wallflower Wager / Dare To Love A Duke / The Pursuits Of Lord Kit Cavanaugh / Wild Wicked Scot

release date: Oct 01, 2019
The Historical Collection: The Wallflower Wager / Dare To Love A Duke / The Pursuits Of Lord Kit Cavanaugh / Wild Wicked Scot
Sexy Historical Romances from Mills & Boon

Royal Families Vs. Historicals

release date: Oct 01, 2019
Royal Families Vs. Historicals
A Sexy Collection of stories from Mills & Boon

The Duchess Deal

release date: Aug 22, 2017
The Duchess Deal
When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules… Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do. His terms are simple: - They will be husband and wife by night only. - No lights, no kissing. - No questions about his battle scars. - Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again. But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own: - They will have dinner together every evening. - With conversation. - And unlimited teasing. - Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…

Do You Want to Start a Scandal

release date: Sep 27, 2016
Do You Want to Start a Scandal
On the night of the Parkhurst ball, someone had a scandalous tryst in the library. Was it Lord Canby, with the maid, on the divan? Or Miss Fairchild, with a rake, against the wall? Perhaps the butler did it. All Charlotte Highwood knows is this: it wasn’t her. But rumors to the contrary are buzzing. Unless she can discover the lovers’ true identity, she’ll be forced to marry Piers Brandon, Lord Granville—the coldest, most arrogantly handsome gentleman she’s ever had the misfortune to embrace. When it comes to emotion, the man hasn’t got a clue. But as they set about finding the mystery lovers, Piers reveals a few secrets of his own. The oh-so-proper marquess can pick locks, land punches, tease with sly wit . . . and melt a woman’s knees with a single kiss. The only thing he guards more fiercely than Charlotte’s safety is the truth about his dark past. Their passion is intense. The danger is real. Soon Charlotte’s feeling torn. Will she risk all to prove her innocence? Or surrender it to a man who’s sworn to never love?

Lord Dashwood Missed Out

release date: Dec 08, 2015
Lord Dashwood Missed Out
A snowstorm hath no fury like a spinster scorned Miss Elinora Browning grew up yearning for the handsome, intelligent lord-next-door…but he left England without a word of farewell. One night, inspired by a bit too much sherry, Nora poured out her heartbreak on paper. Lord Dashwood Missed Out was a love letter to every young lady who’d been overlooked by gentlemen—and an instant bestseller. Now she’s on her way to speak in Spindle Cove when snowy weather delays her coach. She’s forced to wait out the storm with the worst possible companion: Lord Dashwood himself. And he finally seems to have noticed her. George Travers, Lord Dashwood, has traveled the globe as a cartographer. He returned to England with the goal of marrying and creating an heir—only to find his reputation shredded by an audacious, vexingly attractive bluestocking and her poison pen. Lord Dashwood Missed Out, his arse. Since Nora Browning seems to believe he overlooked the passion of a lifetime, Dash challenges her to prove it. She has one night.

When a Scot Ties the Knot

release date: Aug 25, 2015
When a Scot Ties the Knot
On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shy, pretty, and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart. A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter . . . and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely. Until years later, when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh. The real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstep—handsome as anything, but not entirely honorable. He''s wounded, jaded, in possession of her letters . . . and ready to make good on every promise Maddie never expected to keep.

Say Yes to the Marquess

release date: Dec 30, 2014
Say Yes to the Marquess
Your presence is requested at romantic Twill Castle for the wedding of Miss Clio Whitmore and . . . and . . . ? After eight years of waiting for Piers Brandon, the wandering Marquess of Granville, to set a wedding date, Clio Whitmore has had enough. She''s inherited a castle, scraped together some pride, and made plans to break her engagement. Not if Rafe Brandon can help it. A ruthless prizefighter and notorious rake, Rafe is determined that Clio will marry his brother—even if he has to plan the dratted wedding himself. So how does a hardened fighter cure a reluctant bride''s cold feet? He starts with flowers. Ladies can''t have too many flowers. Or harps. Or cakes. He lets her know she''ll make a beautiful, desirable bride— and tries not to picture her as his. He doesn''t kiss her. If he kisses her, he definitely doesn''t kiss her again. When all else fails, he puts her in a stunning gown and vows not to be nearby when the gown comes off. And no matter what—he doesn''t fall in disastrous, hopeless love with the one woman he can never call his own.

How to Catch a Wild Viscount

release date: Aug 14, 2014
How to Catch a Wild Viscount
She’s on the hunt for a hero… Luke Trenton, Viscount Merritt, returned from war a changed man. Battle stripped away his civility and brought out his inner beast. There is no charm or tenderness in him now; only dark passions and a hardened soul. He has nothing to offer the starry-eyed, innocent girl who pledged her heart to him four years ago. But Cecily Hale isn’t a girl any longer. She’s grown into a woman—one who won’t be pushed away. She and Luke are guests at a house party when a local legend captures their friends’ imaginations. While the others plunge into the forest on a wild goose...er, stag chase, Cecily’s on the hunt for a man. She has only a few moonlit nights to reach the real Luke…the wounded heart she knows still beats inside the war-ravaged body…or she could lose him to the darkness forever. This is a novella of approximately 20,000 words, or 80 pages. It was originally published under the title The Legend of the Werestag.

The Governess Game (Girl meets Duke, Book 2)

release date: Aug 28, 2018
The Governess Game (Girl meets Duke, Book 2)
‘Prepare to Fall in Love’Julia Quinn, author of Bridgerton ‘I absolutely adored it. I laughed out loud numerous times... Love her writing.’ Jodi Picoult The addictive Regency read from the New York Times bestselling author that’s perfect for fans of Bridgerton

Romancing the Duke

release date: Jan 28, 2014
Romancing the Duke
As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities. And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one. Ugly duckling turned swan? Abducted by handsome highwayman? Rescued from drudgery by charming prince? No, no, and . . . Heh. Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed? This one.

Any Duchess Will Do

release date: May 28, 2013
Any Duchess Will Do
What''s a duke to do, when the girl who''s perfectly wrong becomes the woman he can''t live without? Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season—or any season—but his diabolical mother abducts him to "Spinster Cove" and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl. Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn''t dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week''s employment. Her duties are simple: submit to his mother''s "duchess training"… and fail miserably. But in London, Pauline isn''t a miserable failure. She''s a brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure—a woman who ignites Griff''s desire and soothes the darkness in his soul. Keeping Pauline by his side won''t be easy. Even if Society could accept a serving girl duchess—can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him with her heart?

The Regency Bestsellers Collection

release date: Oct 01, 2018
The Regency Bestsellers Collection
Be whisked away by four of your favourite Regency authors! Featuring: * The Governess Game by Tessa Dare * The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens * Society''s Beauties by Sophia James * Rebellious Rakes by Bronwyn Scott

The Regency Bestsellers Collection: The Governess Game / Mistress at Midnight / Scars of Betrayal / Rake Most Likely to Rebel / Rake Most Likely to Thrill / The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh

release date: Oct 01, 2018
The Regency Bestsellers Collection: The Governess Game / Mistress at Midnight / Scars of Betrayal / Rake Most Likely to Rebel / Rake Most Likely to Thrill / The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh
Be whisked away by four of your favourite Regency authors!

Great Escapes

release date: May 21, 2013
Great Escapes
Great Escapes: An Avon Summer eBook Sampler Celebrate summer love and sunny skies! Avon Books is delighted to present this free e-book sampler, which includes excerpts from classic Avon tales as well as eight new or upcoming Avon and Avon Impulse novels, and a special introduction from bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips. You''ll find: An Introduction from Susan Elizabeth Phillips Excerpts from New Summer Releases When I Find You by Dixie Lee Brown Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare My Notorious Gentleman by Gaelen Foley And Then She Fell by Stephanie Laurens It Happened One Midnight by Julie Anne Long An English Bride in Scotland by Lynsay Sands Anything But Sweet by Candis Terry Love at First Sight by Lori Wilde Avon Classics The Black Lyon by Jude Deveraux Love Me Forever by Johanna Lindsey Nobody''s Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

Beauty and the Blacksmith

release date: Apr 30, 2013
Beauty and the Blacksmith
Take a trip to Spindle Cove in New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare''s gorgeous and sexy Regency romance. Beautiful and elegant, Miss Diana Highwood is destined to marry a wealthy, well-placed nobleman. At least that''s what her mother has loudly declared to everyone in Spindle Cove. But Diana''s not excited by dukes and lords. The only man who makes her heart pound is the village blacksmith, Aaron Dawes. By birth and fortune, they couldn''t be more wrong for each other . . . but during stolen, steamy moments in the smithy, his strong hands feel so right. Is their love forged strong enough to last, or are they just playing with fire?

The Complete Regency Bestsellers And One Winters Collection

release date: Oct 01, 2018
The Complete Regency Bestsellers And One Winters Collection
Two of your favourite Mills & Boon collections!

The Historical Collection 2018

release date: Apr 01, 2018
The Historical Collection 2018
Take a step back in time with Mills & Boon''s Historical collection...The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare When the Duke of Ashbury returns from war scarred, he realises he needs an heir - which means he needs a wife! When Emma Gladstone, a vicar''s daughter turned seamstress visits wearing a wedding dress, he decides on the spot that she''ll do. Emma is no pushover. She has secrets and some rules of her own. Once she''s seen the man beneath the scars, he can''t stop her from falling in love...From Duke Till Dawn by Eva Leigh The Duke of Greyland lost his heart - and a princely sum - to a charming, beautiful and destitute widow who, after one passionate night, vanished without a trace. Cassandra Blair grew up on the city streets, picking pockets to survive. Greyland was a rich mark - to be fleeced and forgotten - only she''d never forgotten him...His Sinful Touch by Candace Camp When an unknown gentleman arrives on his doorstep, Alexander Moreland is astonished to discover that the stranger is a beautiful woman disguised as a man and in great need of his help. The woman remembers nothing except her name, Sabrina, and has only the contents of her pockets as clues to her identity: a handkerchief, a pocket watch, a leather pouch, a torn scrap of paper and a gold ring. Sabrina is certain that she is on the run from someone or something - how else to explain her bruises and the pervasive sense of dread she feels? She''s also certain that she can trust Alex to assist her and is all too aware of the attraction she feels for him. As they race through the streets of Victorian London, Sabrina and Alex must solve the mystery of Sabrina''s past--before whatever she''s running from finds them!His Wicked Charm by Candace Camp Lilah Holcutt mistrusts Constantine Moreland from the moment she meets him. He''s frivolous, rash, challenging and, worst of all, a flirt. Constantine knows how Lilah feels about him - he just wishes she wasn''t so gorgeous, that he wasn''t so attracted to her....

The Duchess Deal (Girl meets Duke, Book 1)

release date: Feb 22, 2018
The Duchess Deal (Girl meets Duke, Book 1)
‘Prepare to Fall in Love’Julia Quinn, author of Bridgerton ‘Love her writing.’ Jodi Picoult on The Governess Game ‘I absolutely loved it; her style is so warm and funny.’ Nicola Cornick

The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright

release date: Dec 11, 2012
The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright
Miss Eliza Cade is a lady in waiting. And waiting. Because of a foolish mistake in her youth, she''s not allowed "out" in Society until her three older sisters are wed. But while she''s trying to be good, she keeps bumping elbows—and, more distressingly, lips— with notorious rake Harry Wright. Every moment she spends with him, she risks complete ruin. The sensual passions he stirs in her are so wrong . . . but Eliza just can''t resist Mr. Wright.

The Historical Collection 2018: The Duchess Deal / From Duke Till Dawn / His Sinful Touch / His Wicked Charm

release date: Apr 01, 2018
The Historical Collection 2018: The Duchess Deal / From Duke Till Dawn / His Sinful Touch / His Wicked Charm
Take a step back in time with Mills & Boon’s Historical collection... Perfect for fans of Bridgerton

A Lady by Midnight

release date: Aug 28, 2012
A Lady by Midnight
Spindle Cove, nestled in a peaceful corner of Regency Era England, has long been known as “Spinster Cove,” due to its preponderance of unwed ladies of “delicate constitutions”—and that’s the fictional setting for a delightful historical romance series by USA Today bestselling author Tessa Dare. In A Lady by Midnight, a young woman searching for her family finds love unexpectedly with a handsome colonel—but the secrets of her heritage threaten to disrupt their romance…and their upcoming nuptials. Concerning the heart-soaring romantic fiction of Ms. Tessa Dare, fans of Lisa Kleypas and Eloisa James would do well to heed Julia Quinn’s admonitions and “prepare to fall in love!”

A Week to Be Wicked

release date: Mar 27, 2012
A Week to Be Wicked
Unexpected lovers find themselves together in Spindle Cove with A Week to be Wicked—the second book in Tessa Dare’s utterly delectable historical romance series. This Regency Era delight finds a restless British lord desperate to escape the quaint and too quiet small seaside resort he’s trapped in…and he gets much more than he expected when he eagerly agrees to escort a beautiful, brilliant, socially awkward lady scientist to Scotland. Concerning Tessa Dare and her irresistible romances, bestselling author Julia Quinn is spot on when she says, “Prepare to fall in love!” And anyone who loves the novels of Lisa Kleypas, Christina Dodd, and Liz Carlyle is going to adore having A Week to be Wicked.

Love Letters From a Lord

release date: Jul 06, 2021
Love Letters From a Lord
Love Letters From a Lord has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.
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