The Notorious Duke by Deborah Simmons
Pagan Penhurst is bored in Brighton until a friend wagers
that he can find a woman who won't be swayed by Pagan's
charms. But problems arise when the duke meets Scholastica
Hornsby, a young bluestocking much too inexperienced for
his usual methods of seduction.
Cupid Goes to Gretna by Deborah Hale
Irrepressible Ivy Greenwood is desperate to reunite her
lovesick brother and his divine mistress, yet in order to
do so she must first convince bookish scientist Oliver Lyte
to be her accomplice — in a daring elopement!
The Rake's Bride by Nicola Cornick
The Marquis of Merlin is honor bound to prevent his young
cousin from marrying a "scheming older woman." But the
jaded nobleman is completely intrigued when the would-be
bride bolts at the altar and then refuses his generous
offer of settlement....
Deborah Simmons joins authors Deborah Hale and Nicola
Cornick in The Love Match, a Harlequin Historical
anthology of all-new Regency novellas. In Simmons' entry,
"The Notorious Duke," Pagan Penhurst is bored by
Brighton until his friend Hazard wagers there is at least
one woman at the seaside resort unfazed by Pagan's charms.
Pagan takes up the challenge only to meet Miss Scholastica
Hornsby, a most unusual young lady with a mind of her own.
When she manages to make even the hardened rake break into
a sweat, Hazard is betting that theirs will be a Love Match.