It is 1907, in London, England. Celeste, an eighteen-year-old girl brought up in the workhouse her entire life, longs to discover who she is and where she came from. She has lived a happy life amongst the other orphans and strays in Exeter House but yearns for adventure and excitement. Her world is turned upside down when a housekeeper to the Duke of Elstree, chooses her for the duke’s personal maid and concubine. A role she does not want or relish, but is forced to accept due to financial circumstances at the workhouse. Celeste is strong willed and finds it hard to follow the duke’s bizarre rules at first. Soon, however, there becomes and understanding between them, a need for one to please and respect the other. A chance meeting at a party, brings about unexpected events. Celeste soon begins to find out about her past, opening doors to a whole new world. As she tries to move on with her life and forget about her past, she still craves the dominance and love of the duke, as well as a much simpler life away from aristocratic society. As her new life begins, Celeste and the duke cross paths over and over, no matter how hard they try to forget the other, it seems fate has other plans. Always bringing them together in the most unusual circumstances. Can Celeste ever get her happily ever after? Or will she forever regret walking away from her commanding duke?
When Dylan Thorn receives a job through his brother to kidnap a female and bring her to a mysterious client, he doesn't think twice about it. That is until he meets the mysterious woman he is supposed to be kidnapping. He quickly comes to realise she is an innocent and refuses to go through with the job. Sadly. it's already been paid for though and now he has made him and his brother some new enemies. Both Dylan and his brother Zac become intrigued by the mysterious beauty, both having feelings for her and protective over her.. She is keeping secrets from them and them from her, because she doesn't know her knights in shining armour are wolf shifters. Eventually our three heroes end up on the run from a deadly vampire coven led by 500 year old Marco, a ruthless biker gang and hunters. They must swallow their pride and take refuge amongst their old wolf pack, even though they turned their back on them years before. When it all comes to a head, a war between rivals and allies begins. The one thing they all have in common...they are all in love with the same woman. The real question is, who does she love back? And can she ever be truly happy once the truth of her past is revealed?
When Cassie Turner finds herself all alone after the death of her mother, it makes her question everything about her life. Why was she never told who her father was? Why wasn’t she told about any other family she may have? When Cassie discovers an old ferry ticket and a pendant in her mom’s belongings, she embarks on a journey across the world in search of finding out more about her family. She finds herself on a remote, mysterious island in the north of Scotland, where the inhabitants are less than friendly towards her. Especially one male in particular, Blane MacDonald. Soon it becomes evident that this is no ordinary island and the people who live there are far from normal either. As secrets and truths are revealed, Cassie’s life begins to change forever. With enemies closing in, can Cassie embrace who she was born to be and fulfil her destiny? Or will it all be too much for this 5ft 4” nurse from New York to contend with?
Saat itu tahun 1907, di London, Inggris. Celeste, seorang gadis berusia delapan belas tahun yang dibesarkan di rumah kerja sepanjang hidupnya, ingin mengetahui siapa dirinya dan dari mana asalnya. Dia telah menjalani kehidupan yang bahagia di antara anak yatim piatu lainnya dan tersesat di Exeter House tetapi merindukan petualangan dan kegembiraan. Dunianya terbalik ketika pengurus rumah tangga Duke of Elstree, memilihnya untuk pembantu dan selir pribadi sang duke. Peran yang tidak dia inginkan atau sukai, tetapi terpaksa dia terima karena keadaan keuangan di rumah kerja. Celeste berkemauan keras dan merasa sulit untuk mengikuti aturan aneh sang duke pada awalnya. Namun, segera, ada pemahaman di antara mereka, kebutuhan bagi yang satu untuk menyenangkan dan menghormati yang lain. Pertemuan kebetulan di sebuah pesta, membawa kejadian tak terduga. Celeste segera mulai mencari tahu tentang masa lalunya, membuka pintu ke dunia baru. Ketika dia mencoba untuk melanjutkan hidupnya dan melupakan masa lalunya, dia masih mendambakan d******i dan cinta sang duke, serta kehidupan yang jauh lebih sederhana dari masyarakat aristokrat. Saat kehidupan barunya dimulai, Celeste dan sang duke berpapasan berulang kali, tidak peduli seberapa keras mereka mencoba untuk melupakan satu sama lain, tampaknya takdir memiliki rencana lain. Selalu mempertemukan mereka dalam keadaan yang paling tidak biasa. Bisakah Celeste membuatnya bahagia selamanya? Atau akankah dia selamanya menyesal telah menjauh dari adipati yang memerintah?
Kelsey Fitzpatrick has always been a model student and good girl, Her entire life she has been training to be an Olympic ice dance champion under the watchful eye of her cold hearted, strict, stern mom, Helena. With her twenty-first birthday only days away, Kelsey is depressed at the thought of never being on a date or hanging with friends she approaches another milestone birthday. An opportunity arises for a double date the day before her birthday, allowing her to meet the mysterious Maximus. Their chemistry is undeniable and their connection is intense. What should have been a normal date with a normal guy sends Kelsey's life into a tail spin, awakening something inside of her that had lay dormant for lifetimes. Sending her life into chaos and onto a path of discovery, destiny and danger. Her faith is tested at every turn and with the odds stacked against her,, will the mysterious Maximus turn out to be friend or foe.... can true love be her most powerful weapon against the dark forces closing in on her. Who can she trust?
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