The Sinful Gentlemen(2006)
The Manuscript / Midnight Without a Moon
(A book in the Sinful Gentlemen series)
An omnibus of novels by Emma Wildes
THE MANUSCRIPT: Claire is desperate and destitute. Justin is reclusive and wounded. Together they tentatively explore forbidden passion and work together to decipher not only the ancient secrets of an old manuscript, but the intricasies of their newfound love. Justin isn't free, but is there a way around the censure of polite society? A beautiful ingenue and a solitary scientist find love matters more than scandal and some more than intruiging ideas for passion in The Manuscript... ~~~~~~~~~~ MIDNIGHT WITHOUT A MOON: Trenton Wyatt usually disdains gossip, but when it involves the younger sister of one of his best friends, he is forced to interfere before disaster strikes. Rescuing her from suspicious revenue officers by pretending she is his mistress brings both scandal and the wrath of her family down on his head, and before he knows what's happening, he is forced to wed the very beautiful, very reckless Jessica. Finally having the attention of the man of her dreams isn't exactly the fantasy Jessica Fairman imagined. For one thing, her arrogant new husband is both controlling and difficult to know...except, of course, sexually. In that way, the infamous rake performs predictably with exquisite skill and tireless passion, filling her nights--and days--with unbelievable pleasure. An unexpected union binds an aristocratic rogue and a determined young woman together in the dangerous darkness of Midnight Without a Moon...
September 2006 : USA Paperback