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Author: Jo Beverley

Jo Beverley was one the few authors writing English-set historical romance who was English. She was born and raised in England, and has a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire. She and her husband emigrated to Canada, but returned to England. They have two sons.

Though Jo started to write as a young child, it was only in the eighties that she began to think that it was something ordinary people could do, and after a talk at a local library, she settled to seriously writing her first historical romance.

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Merely a Marriage

Merely a Marriage
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780399583537
  • Release: 2017-05-30
  • Author: Jo Beverley
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Berkley
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Viscount Needs a Wife returns with another roguishly delicious Regency romance... 

As England mourns the death of Princess Charlotte, Lady Ariana Boxstall has another succession in mind. Her brother, Norris, is a strapping young man, but he’s also happily unmarried and childless. Norris agrees to take a wife on one condition: that Ariana take a husband first. Although she realizes she risks a lifetime in a loveless marriage, for the sake of her family, Ariana accepts his challenge. 

When the Earl of Kynaston met Ariana eight years ago, he broke her heart. Since then, his own heart has been broken, and he’s sworn off love...until he sees Ariana all grown-up and his resolve is threatened.  

Could Ariana’s bargain with Norris actually lead her to happiness? With real love on the line, she must win over the one man who refuses to be had.


The Viscount Needs a Wife - Rogue Series, #17

The Viscount Needs a Wife
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780451471901
  • Release: 2016-04-05
  • Author: Jo Beverley
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Signet
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The New York Times bestselling author of Too Dangerous for a Lady returns with another roguishly delicious Regency romance...

Since being widowed two years ago, Kitty Cateril has been trapped in her late husband's home, where she is expected to mourn forever. Desperate to escape, Kitty will consider any option—even a hasty marriage to a stranger with no intention of abandoning his bachelor ways.

London life suits Beau Braydon, especially his work keeping Britain safe. So when he inherits the title of Viscount Dauntry, he has no intention of resettling on a rural estate. He can’t resist the opportunity to marry a sensible widow who can manage Beauchamp Abbey for him—until he realizes Kitty is more than he bargained for...

Before Kitty and Dauntry can adjust to each other, a threat to the royal family takes them to London. Soon someone is determined to prevent Dauntry from exposing the villain, and secrets in Kitty's past threaten their growing love...


Too Dangerous For a Lady

Too Dangerous For a Lady
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780451471895
  • Release: 2015-04-07
  • Author: Jo Beverley
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Signet
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The new novel in the Rogue Series from the New York Times bestselling author—and five-time RITA Award winner…

Lady Hermione Merryhew, daughter of an impoverished marquess, already has her share of problems. The last thing she needs is an intruder in her bedroom, especially not a fugitive thief. She should scream, but the shabby rascal is a man from her past.

Six years ago, at her first ball, dashing Lieutenant Mark Thayne failed to steal a kiss, but succeeded in stealing a little of her heart. She's older and wiser now. She can't toss him to the wolves. Besides, she wants that kiss.

Now Viscount Faringay, Mark has never forgotten Lady Hermione, but he mustn't involve her in his dangerous life. He's infiltrated the Crimson Band, violent revolutionaries who plan a bloodbath in London, and if he survives the night he will be able to destroy them. Hermione is involved, however, and only he can protect her.


A Shocking Delight

A Shocking Delight
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  • Number: 9780451468017
  • Release: 2014-04-01
  • Author: Jo Beverley
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Signet
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From five-time RITA Award winner Jo Beverley comes an exciting new Regency romance in which a lady must risk all to win love.

The man she shouldn’t want. The woman he shouldn’t marry...

David Kerslake, smuggling master from The Dragon's Bride, is now Earl of Wyvern and must survive the ton as well as the Preventive Officers. Lucy Potter, daughter of a wealthy merchant, is more interested in trade than in the men after her dowry. When forced to have a London season, she sets out to enjoy herself rather than to find a husband. But once she meets the notorious Earl of Wyvern, her resolve weakens, and when they kiss, it dissolves?even though her instincts warn he’s dangerous.

Wyvern has a dark secret, which means he must win a rich bride. Lucinda Potter seems ideal. Not for her beauty and her lively charm, but because at first meeting she seems unlikely to realize the truth.

As he comes to know her, however, as they spar and kiss, he realizes she’s too clever and honest by far. Marrying Lucy would mean living a lie with the woman he has come to love....


Seduction In Silk - A Novel of the Malloren World

Seduction In Silk
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780451239457
  • Release: 2013-08-06
  • Author: Jo Beverley
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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From five-time RITA Award winner Jo Beverley comes an exciting new novel set in the scintillatingly wicked Georgian age. Two lives are thrown into chaos by a centuries old feud and a wicked curse.

SEDUCTION IN SILK

Peregrine Perriam, son of an earl, has no desire to marry, but when he’s named heir to Perriam Manor, he finds he has only a month to persuade a stranger, Claris Mallow, to the altar or the property will be lost to his family forever, and his line will be cursed.

Having survived her parents’ tormented marriage, Claris prefers poverty to any husband. When a high-born stranger demands her hand, she drives him off at pistol point.

Perry finds weapons of his own, however, and soon Claris is compelled to accept his proposal. But she does so on her own terms?especially that the marriage be in name only. Once mistress of Perriam Manor, however, she discovers she isn’t immune to Perry’s charms. Perhaps a real marriage might be worth the risk?including a real marriage bed


A Scandalous Countess - A Novel of the Malloren World

A Scandalous Countess
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780451236043
  • Release: 2012-02-07
  • Author: Jo Beverley
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Lady May is back. And so is the scandal that sent her tumbling from her position as the toast of London, when her husband, the Earl of Maybury, was killed in a duel. Even a year of mourning hasn't quieted the rumors of her infidelity.

Georgia Maybury is determined to regain her position in the beau monde, but a scarred ex-naval officer threatens her plans...


The Dragon's Bride

The Dragon's Bride
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780451233400
  • Release: 2011-08-02
  • Author: Jo Beverley
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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One of Jo Beverley's most popular novels-a tale of treasure, temptation, and tantalizing pleasure.

Con Somerford, the new Earl of Wyvern, arrives at his fortress on the cliffs of Dover to find a woman from his past waiting for him-pistol in hand. The magic they once shared was destroyed by youthful arrogance and innocence, but can they seize the passion that comes along only once-or twice- in a lifetime?


Forbidden Magic

Forbidden Magic
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780451232182
  • Release: 2011-02-01
  • Author: Jo Beverley
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Rom: Historical, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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One of New York Times bestselling author Jo Beverley's best loved Regency novels.

Left penniless after her parent's death, Meg Gillingham is in dire straits. Reluctantly, she turns for help to her only legacy: a magic statue that will grant wishes. Meg never expects the statue to bring her a marriage proposal, especially not from a handsome earl. But when his dark secrets are revealed, putting her life at risk, she dares not believe in another kind of magic: true love...


An Unlikely Countess - A Novel of the Malloren World

An Unlikely Countess
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  • Number: 9780451232717
  • Release: 2011-03-01
  • Author: Jo Beverley
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Prudence Youlgrave is out to marry above her station and secure a happy life. Catesby Burgoyne is out to continue his noble family's good name. When fate pushes them together, they are married-but this inconvenient marriage of convenience quickly turns into something much more...


AN Invitation To Sin

AN Invitation To Sin
  • Number: 9781420112382
  • Release: 2011-02-01
  • Authors: Jo Beverley, Vanessa Kelly, Kaitlin O'Riley, Sally MacKenzie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
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"Forbidden Affections" is written by Jo Beverley. The doors to romance can be found in the most unexpected places, especially when the notorious Earl of Carne moves into the mansion neighbouring Anna Featherstone's London townhouse. Who knocks first remains the only question..."The Pleasure of a Younger Lover" is written by Vanessa Kelly. Clarissa Middleton cannot resist the ardent kisses of Captain Christian Archer, though they must meet in secret or risk the censure of London society. In each other's arms, desire and love melt two hearts into one..."The Naked Prince" is written by Sally MacKenzie. Josephine Atworthy is shocked by the goings-on at her rich neighbour's house party. Quite shocked. But her demure charm beguiles a mysterious nobleman, who begs a kiss - then another. And in a twinkling they fall head over heals in love. "A Summer Love Affair" is written by Kaithlin O'Riley. Unmarried. Unconventional. Unchaperoned. Miss Charlotte Wilson is free to do as she pleases and Gavin Ellsworth is dashing. Summer in Spain at a secluded villa is about to get a whole lot hotter.


Emily and the Dark Angel

Emily and the Dark Angel
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  • Number: 9780451231253
  • Release: 10/05/2010
  • Author: Jo Beverley
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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New York Times bestselling author Jo Beverley "brings the Regency Period to life." (Joan Hammond)

Emily Grantwich lives quietly with her crippled father and eccentric aunt, managing the family's land, until the fateful day she walks down the main street of Melton Mowbray and is showered with Poudre de Violettes, thrown by a lady of loose morals at the handsomest man Emily has ever seen.

He is Piers Verderan, known by many as the Dark Angel. His friends lay the blame for his scandalous ways on his troubled past. No decent woman should be seen in his company, but Emily must dutifully manage her father's estate-which Verderan's land adjoins.

Soon Emily learns that the Dark Angel is very dangerous, especially to her sanity and her heart...


The Secret Duke

The Secret Duke
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780451229533
  • Release: 2010-04-06
  • Author: Jo Beverley
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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A thrilling new historical romance from the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Wedding

When Arabella Barstowe is kidnapped, she believes her life and virtue are forfeit-until she's rescued by the notorious rogue Captain Rose. Bella never expects to see him again. But years later she learns the wicked truth behind her abduction, and she seeks out the only man who can help her take revenge.

What she doesn't know is that Captain Rose is just a disguise for the formidable Duke of Ithorne, who is intrigued to hear from the mysterious woman from his past. Their lives are soon entangled by danger and a growing forbidden passion.


Chalice of Roses

Chalice of Roses
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  • Number: 9780451229021
  • Release: 01/05/2010
  • Authors: Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverley, Karen Harbaugh, Barbara Samuel
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Romance and destiny intertwine in four all-new novellas inspired by grail quests-featuring two New York Times bestselling authors!

From the bestselling and award-winning authors of Dragon Lovers comes an anthology of fantasy, romance, and eternal love. In these four novellas, history and destiny spark passion, and everything depends on the fate of one mystical cup: the Holy Grail.

A young woman must find her love to summon the Grail to bring peace to England; a Regency lady must keep it safe from Napoleon's spies; a modern sorceress must keep the Grail from falling into Nazi hands, and an American must put the chalice at risk to rescue her one true love. These are four passionate and enchanting stories of desire and destiny inspired by one of our most powerful legends.


The Secret Wedding

The Secret Wedding
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  • Number: 9780451226518
  • Release: April 2009
  • Author: Jo Beverley
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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a sensational NEW historical romance from the New York Times bestselling author of a lady's secret

He had never intended to marry, but at the age of seventeen Christian Hill impulsively defended a maid's honor only to be blamed for defaming it, and was coerced into marrying Dorcas Froggatt. But then he left to pursue his military career, putting the surreal event out of his mind. Until someone begins making inquiries about a man named Christopher Hill—the alias he used when he wed Dorcas years before...