Author: Alissa Johnson

RITA nominated Author of Historical Romance.

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A Gift for Guile - The Thief-takers, #2

A Gift for Guile
  • Number: 9781492620532
  • Release: 2016-07-05
  • Author: Alissa Johnson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Never Trust a Thief

Once a famous officer of Scotland Yard and now a renowned private detective, Sir Samuel Brass has better things to do than shadow a reckless hellion in her misguided quest for atonement. But when the daughter of a notorious criminal-and a former thief herself-returns to London to right an old wrong, Samuel is drawn back into the dangerously exciting world of Esther Walker-Bales.

Beautiful and conniving, maddening and brilliant, Esther is everything he shouldn't want. She's a liar. She's a con. She's a thief. And God help him, but he'd do anything to keep her safe.

Esther knows she's put herself in terrible danger, but nothing will stop her from making amends that are long past due-not her family's enemies, not old fears, and certainly not the domineering, interfering and undeniably handsome Sir Samuel Brass. Yet whenever he's near, Samuel makes her long for a life that can never be hers...and wish she were worthy of being saved.


A Talent for Trickery - The Thief-takers, #1

A Talent for Trickery
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  • Number: 9781492620501
  • Release: 2015-11-03
  • Author: Alissa Johnson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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The Lady is a Thief

Years ago, Owen Renderwell earned acclaim-and a title-for the dashing rescue of a kidnapped duchess. But only a select few knew that Scotland Yard's most famous detective was working alongside London's most infamous thief...and his criminally brilliant daughter, Charlotte Walker.

Lottie was like no other woman in Victorian England. She challenged him. She dazzled him. She questioned everything he believed and everything he was, and he has never wanted anyone more. And then he lost her.

Now a private detective on the trail of a murderer, Owen has stormed back into Lottie's life. She knows that no matter what they may pretend, he will always be a man of the law and she a criminal. Yet whenever he's near, Owen has a way of making things complicated...and long for a future that can never be theirs.


Practically Wicked

Practically Wicked
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  • Number: 9780425258033
  • Release: 2012-10-02
  • Author: Alissa Johnson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Berkley
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For some, virtue is a vice As the illegitimate daughter of a scandalous woman, Miss Anna Rees is almost as well known for having been raised in the hedonistic demimonde as she is for her quiet nature. Anna longs to leave behind her mother’s world of courtesans…until she unexpectedly meets the handsome, charming and decidedly wicked Lord Dane.  If only she could convince him to join her in search of respectability. . . For him, vice is a virtue

Viscount Maximilian Dane is perfectly content being a rake. After years of obeying the dictates of proper society--with disastrous results--he stopped following the ton’s ridiculous rules, and he sees no reason to begin courting respectability anew. Except that it may be the only way for him to win the lovely and fascinating Miss Anna Rees—if only he could convince her that the grass is greener on the wicked side of the fence. . .


An Unexpected Gentleman

An Unexpected Gentleman
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  • Number: 9780425244913
  • Release: 2011-12-06
  • Author: Alissa Johnson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Adelaide Ward has but one goal-to obtain an offer of marriage from the respectable, if unappealing, Baron Maxwell. But it's the devilishly handsome Connor Brice who captures her imagination-and a kiss in broad daylight-in front of a dozen members of the ton. Now Adelaide must decide if the charming scoundrel who stole away her reputation might still be trusted with her heart. Because Brice is after more than Adelaide's affection: he wants revenge on the baron.


Nearly a Lady

Nearly a Lady
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  • Number: 9780425241813
  • Release: 2011-06-07
  • Author: Alissa Johnson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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The woman makes the man…

Winnefred Blythe learned at a young age to make do with very little. After the death of her father, she taught herself to live on a pauper’s allowance—until a charming visitor promises her the funds that had been stolen from her through the years. But Freddie isn’t comfortable with the trappings of money—or the attentions of a stranger from London…

But can a man make a lady?

After the war, Lord Gideon Haverston resolved to never again burden himself with the troubles of others. Still, he was expecting to be greeted as a hero by the tough young woman his stepmother cheated out of house and home, not suspected as a conspirator. Indeed, the situation is more complicated than Gideon had expected—and the task of taming Winnefred Blythe, much more alluring… 


Destined to Last - Book four of the Providence Series

Destined to Last
  • Number: 9780843962529
  • Release: April 2010
  • Author: Alissa Johnson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: DP
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Lady Kate Cole was a young woman of exceptional beauty, extraordinary talent, and notable charm. She was also a woman so remarkably prone to accidents that it was generally considered wise to keep as much distance from her as possible.

Yet Andrew Hunter simply couldn’t stay away. No other woman would do for his wife. He would give her adventure, fidelity, and a fortune so vast she’d need several lifetimes to go through half of it. What woman could ask for more?

All Kate asked for was a true love match. And Mr. Hunter clearly had no room in his heart for such a silly emotion. But then how was it that no matter what adventure he dragged her on, no matter what mishap befell her, the look in his eyes told her they were…DESTINED TO LAST.


A Christmas Ball

A Christmas Ball
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  • Number: 9780843962505
  • Release: October 28, 2009
  • Authors: Jennifer Ashley, Emily Bryan, Alissa Johnson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: DP
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’TIS THE SEASON FOR SEDUCTION

It is the most anticipated event of the ton: the annual holiday ball at Hartwell House. The music is elegant, the food exquisite, and the guest list absolutely exclusive. Some come looking for love. Some will do almost anything to avoid it. But everyone wants to be there. No matter what their desires, amid the swirling gowns and soft glow of candlelight, magic tends to happen. And one dance, one kiss, one night can shape a new destiny….  


McAlistair's Fortune - Book 3

McAlistair's Fortune
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780843962512
  • Release: May 26, 2009
  • Author: Alissa Johnson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: DP
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FORTUNE’S LOT
 
To Miss Evie Cole, ignorance was never bliss. That principle had driven her to become quite adept at a most unladylike pursuit—eavesdropping. And it was while honing this skill that she heard her guardians’ elaborate scheme to find her a husband. Too bad she’d vowed never to marry. At least she knew the peril they were planning to help entrap her was only pretend.
 
What she didn’t hear would change everything.  James McAlistair wasn’t supposed to be part of the bargain. Not only was the retired assassin dark, silent and intimidating, but Evie also happened to know from an accidental encounter on a warm, moon-drenched night that the man was an exceptional kisser. Now the danger was real. Because now Evie might fall in love. 


Tempting Fate - 320pp

Tempting Fate
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780843961560
  • Release: January 27, 2009
  • Author: Alissa Johnson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: DP
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The feud between them has scandalized the ton for years.

Whittaker Cole, Earl of Thurston, is every debutante’s dream come true. Handsome, rich, and a prime catch on the Marriage Mart, Whit is also reputed to be one of the most unflappable gentlemen in all England. Nothing ever puts him in a temper. Until…

He comes within twenty feet of Miss Mirabelle Browning and loses all control. The women in his household believe divine providence sent Mira to live on the estate adjoining theirs. After the hellion breaks his nose, Whit decides that the divine has nothing to do with it. Until…

He kisses her. After all, it was either that, or wring her neck. But when sparks fly, he’s forced to admit that there might be something to this destiny thing after all. If he can just convince Mirabelle to give fate—and love—a chance.