Romance Loretta Chase Collection

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    poppy_chip Sinh viên năm III


    Loretta Lynda Chekani was born in 1949, of Albanian ancestry. For her, the trouble started when she learned to write in first grade. Before then, she had been making up her own stories but now she knew how to write them down to share. In her teenage years, she continue to write letters, keep a journal, write poetry and even attempt the Great American Novel (still unfinished). She attended New England public schools, before she went off to college and earned an English degree from Clark University.

    After graduation, she worked a variety of jobs at Clark including a part-time teaching post. She was also moonlighting as a video scriptwriter. It was there that she met a video producer who inspired her to write novels and marry him. Under her married name, Loretta Chase, has been publishing historical romance novels since 1987. Her books have won many awards, including the Romance Writers of America RITA.


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    Scoundrels (5 books) by Loretta Chase

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    Carsington Brothers (5 books) by Loretta Chase

    The Dressmakers (4 books) by Loretta Chase

    Fallen Women (2 books) by Loretta Chase

    Regency Noblemen (2 books) by Loretta Chase

    Trevelyan Family(2 books) by Loretta Chase
     
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    poppy_chip Sinh viên năm III

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    Mình tìm thấy một loạt tác phẩm của Loretta Chase, nhwng tiêcs là ở các định dạng PDF, doc hoặc html. Hy vọng có bạn nào chuyển giúp sang .prc để có thể đọc trên mobile. Còn không thì các bạn vẫn có thể đọc những file này trên PC vô tư.
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    Viscount Vagabond
    (Regency Noblemen #1)
    by Loretta Chase

    FROM DISTRESS TO DISASTER
    Catherine Pelliston simply would not abide by her father's wishes and marry the slovenly Lord Browdie. But her escape through the streets of London only seemed to lead her from bad to worse. First, she was robbed. And then, her supposed "rescue" by a kindly old woman stranded Catherine in a bordello -- where the handsome Viscount Rand was intent on sampling her wares! A dire predicament indeed-especially when the dashing aristocrat decided to assume full responsibility for the ravishing runaway by taking her, quite against her will, into his home. But little did Catherine know that her struggle to preserve her virtue had inflamed the debauched gadabout's heart... and might well net her a husband worth desiring
     

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    The Last Hellion
    (Scoundrels #4)
    by Loretta Chase

    A ferocious conflict of wills...

    Vere Mallory, the Duke of Ainswood, has everything--he's titled, he's rich, he's devastatingly good looking--and he seems determined to throw it all away. Disreputable, reckless, and wild, the last of the Mallory hellions is racing headlong to self-destruction...until a mind numbingly beautiful blonde Amazon knocks him off his feet--literally.

    An incendiary passion...

    Lydia Grenville is dedicated to protecting London's downtrodden. Dissolute noblemen like Ainswood are part of the problem, not the solution. She would like him to get his big, gorgeous carcass out of her way so that she can carry on with her work. The problem is, Ainswood can no more resist a challenge, especially in female form, than he can resist the trouble she seems to attract.

    If they can only weather their personal firestorm...
    they might survive the real danger that threatens all they hold dear.

    Prologue

    Longlands, Northamptonshire
    September 1826

    The Duke of Ainswood's family name was Mallory. Genealogy scholars agreed that the family originated in Normandy and was one of several by that name to settle in England in the twelfth century.

    According to etymologists, the name meant unhappy or unlucky. In the Duke of Ainswood's family history, however, the name meant Trouble, with a capital "T." Some of the duke's forebears had lived long, and some had lived short, but all had lived hard because that was their nature. They were hellions, born that way, notorious for it.

    But times had changed, and the family had finally begun to change and quiet with the times. The fourth duke, a wicked old rip who'd died a decade earlier, had been the last of his generation. Those he'd left behind were a new breed of Mallory, more civilized, even virtuous.

    Except for the only son of the fourth duke's youngest brother.

    Vere Aylwin Mallory was the last Mallory hellion. At well over six feet, he was the tallest of them all and, some said, the handsomest as well as the wildest. He had his father's thick chestnut hair, and in his eyes—the darker green of earlier generation—glinted centuries of wickedness and the same invitation to sin that had undone generations of women. At nearly two and thirty years old, he'd done more than his share of sinning.

    At present, he was making his way through the wood of the great Longlands estate, the country home of the Duke of Ainswood. Vere's destination was the Hare and Pigeon public house in the nearby village.

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    The English Witch
    (Trevelyan Family #2)
    by Loretta Chase


    The traditional Regency classic from New York Times bestseller Loretta Chase is back...

    A Comedy of Manners...

    Her father's prodigal ways have forced the extremely lovely Alexandra Ashmore into an engagement with a strange man in a strange land: a man blind to the effect her unearthly beauty has on other men, and which has earned her the title "the English Witch"! So when she's kidnapped by another love-struck suitor, Alexandra assumes she's truly doomed to a loveless marriage with her captor.

    A Villain Redeemed...

    But her troubles have only begun—for although she's quickly rescued, her brave 'hero' is the notoriously irresistible, unrepentant scoundrel, Basil Trevelyan, who finds himself quite taken with the tart, spirited Alexandra. So taken, in fact, that he's determined to make her his own. Now, if he can only charm her into agreeing with his plan!


    DANGEROUS ENCOUNTER

    "You are standing in my path, Mr. Trevelyan, which is very inconsiderate, because now I'll be obliged to trample on that lovely flowerbed."

    "I only wanted to kiss you" was the outrageous reply. "Here we are alone in paradise—the perfect moment—and you talk only of murdering these innocent plants."

    She took a step backward. "I don't know what you're thinking of."
    Miss Ashmore certainly had not meant to let him kiss her in the first place or to kiss him back in the second. But his mouth was so unexpectedly gentle as it touched hers… He pulled her closer until her heart was pounding, and the press of his lean, muscular body kindled warmth into blazing heat… She was, suddenly, very afraid. But she did not want him to stop.

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    Lord of Scoundrels

    (Scoundrels #3)
    by Loretta Chase

    DETERMINED LADY

    Tough-minded Jessica Trent's sole intention is to free her nitwit brother from the destructive influence of Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain. She never expects to desire the arrogant, amoral cad. And when Dain's reciprocal passion places them in a scandalously compromising, and public, position, Jessica is left with no choice but to seek satisfaction ...

    LORD OF SCOUNDRELS

    Damn the minx for tempting him, kissing him ... and then forcing him to salvage her reputation! Lord Dain can't wait to put the infuriating bluestocking in her place --- and in some amorous position, And if that means marriage, so be it! --- though Sebastian is less than certain he can continue to remain aloof ... and steel his heart to the sensuous, headstrong lady's considerable charms.

    Tác phẩm đứng đầu danh sách 100 tiểu thuyết hay nhất được bình chọn bởi trang webVui lòng đăng nhập hoặc đăng ký để xem link tháng 11 năm 2007.

    Tác phẩm này khá hay cho những người thích đọc câu chuyện cổ tích Giai nhân và Quái vật . Nhưng nó còn hơn câu chuyện cổ tích kia bởi càng đọc ta càng thấy con người ta đẹp nhất bởi tấm lòng chứ không phải bởi vẻ bề ngoài.
    Và đây là nhận xét của trang web về tác phẩm .

    Lord of Scoundrels
    (This DIK review was written by a reader)

    Loretta Chase
    1995, European Historical Romance

    Grade: A
    Sensuality: Hot

    One of the greatest thrills about reading, for me, is to begin a new book and within the first few pages realize that it's one of the best books I've ever read. I get a shiver and I breathe a sigh of contentment and just fall into state of near total euphoria. This book will reside on my bedside table for months or longer, so I'll have it near to reread a favorite bit of dialogue, a particularly wonderful scene or simply experience the same heartfelt emotion it evokes in me one more time. I cherish these books. I live for these books. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase is one of these books.

    Miss Jessica Trent arrives in Paris to rescue her dim-witted brother, Bertie, from a ruinous association with a group of rogues known for their hard and fast life of debauchery. The leader of this group is Sebastian, Marquess of Dain.

    Sebastian relishes his role as the lecherous Lord of Scoundrels. Upon his birth, Dain's horrified father deemed his son an "abomination." Cursed and scorned as a child with a "grossly overlarge nose" and "ill-proportioned limbs" inherited from his Italian mother's side of the family, Dain had always been the outcast because of his big body and swarthy visage. To compensate for this lack of esteem and love in his life, Dain resolves never to care for another person and to live only for his own dissolute pleasure.

    When Jessica meets the cause of her brother's potential downfall, she is instantly smitten. She is inexplicably drawn to the big, dark, hulking brute and she doesn't know what to do about it. Dain is equally attracted to Jessica which is unacceptable to him since she is a well-bred lady, single by her own choosing and a bluestocking. These qualities are missing from the courtesans inhabiting Dain's world.

    Their relationship is further complicated by a rare and valuable Russian icon which Jessica spots at an antique shop during her first encounter with Sebastian. Dain is outraged that the impudent Miss Trent has possession of something he covets, so he sets out of buy it from her. Jessica, sensing she has an opportunity to remove her brother from Dain's wicked influence, offers to give the icon to him if he will agree to send her brother back home. Dain will not be manipulated by any woman. He refuses to negotiate. Jessica will not sell the icon. They come to a dangerously explosive impasse.

    The icon is forgotten though, when Jessica and Dain are caught in a scandalously compromising position during a formal ball. Dain, thinking he's been deliberately entrapped, abandons her and walks away. In the eyes of society, Jessica is ruined. A coldly resolute Jessica decides to have her revenge and does what any self-respecting woman would do; she hires a lawyer to obtain a financial settlement! Dain, realizing that such an action would make him a laughingstock and concluding that there is no other way to save his pride and Jessica's reputation, offers marriage. They return to England and marry.

    After the wedding and a tense honeymoon trip to Dain's ancestral home in Devon, Jessica realizes that Dain's troubled childhood makes him distrustful of her ardent attentions and Dain is wary of letting his guard down and showing how much he truly cares for his wife. Their relationship is strained further when a former mistress arrives on the scene with Dain's illegitimate son. Jessica again takes the initiative and forces Dain to accept responsibility for the boy and come to terms with his painful childhood. In doing so, Dain finally accepts Jessica's love for him and this allows him to express his own love and need for her.

    I had grown accustomed to reading about gorgeous virgin heroines who were brought to their sexual and emotional awakening by strong, equally gorgeous heroes. So from the first page of Lord of Scoundrels we are treated to a grand story with wonderfully realized characters who break the standard romance novel stereotype.

    I was thoroughly enchanted by Jessica's refreshing and realistic acceptance of her attraction to Dain and her intuitive knowledge of the "male mentality." Her character alone would have earned praise from me (Jessica is no simpering Miss!) but to have an equally strong hero is a real bonus. Dain is not your above-average, dashing, gorgeous gentlemen. He's big, he's brutal, he's befuddled by the one woman he's ever wanted or needed, Jessica.

    The dialogue is dazzling. The main characters' introductory dialogue would be worth the price of this book but it only gets better. The story had me engrossed from the first page to the last and I appreciated Chase's wit and pace which was quick and smart throughout. The verbal humor in this book puts every other author's use of it in the shade. The secondary characters were mere wisps, but artfully drawn and necessary to move the story along.

    Lord of Scoundrels succeeds on all levels. Ms. Chase has taken a conventional plot and given it new depth and breadth. This novel will appeal to readers who delight in strong and intelligent characters and to readers who want to know what makes a character tick. Most impressive of all, Lord of Scoundrels is a wickedly witty and luscious love story. All hail Loretta Chase! This book is a cherished keeper.

    -- Kathy Guajardo

    Mọi người cùng đọc và cảm nhận!
     

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    The Lion's Daughter
    (Scoundrels #1)

    by Loretta Chase

    Esme Brentmore doesn't care that revenge isn't a suitable job for a woman. She's determined to avenge the murder of her beloved father, an enigmatic English aristocrat who lived in self-imposed exile. Honor demands that Esme let nothing and nobody stand in her way. That includes the handsome wastrel who's become entangled in her life, whose charm does not make up for his lazy and irresponsible character.

    Having gambled away his entire family fortune, Varian St. George, Lord Edenmont, now lives by his wits and winning ways. A man who has always taken the path of least resistance --- preferably in soft beds with willing women --- he does not want to become embroiled in a mad quest with a hot-tempered and heavily armed redhead.

    But forced to travel together through an exotic land, the mismatched pair soon discovers that friction can produce some very dangerous sparks ...
     

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    Captives of the Night
    (Scoundrels #2)

    by Loretta Chase

    When the intriguing Comte d'Esmond enters a room, women swoon and men gnash their teeth. The count is fully accustomed to this reaction and brilliant at exploiting it. What he isn't prepared for is Leila Beaumont. One look from her tawny eyes is dangerously captivating. How ... troublesome. Esmond can't afford the distraction of an entanglement, however passionate it promises to be. He's supposed to be working --- for the government! --- and his employers want Leila's corrupt and treacherous husband brought to justice. When the spouse, unsurprisingly and conveniently, gets himself murdered, all Esmond has to do is clear Leila of suspicion and proceed to the next assignment.

    But not being hanged for her husband's murder isn't enough for Leila. She wants to learn the truth --- all of it --- from Esmond, a man who's been lying all his life.
     

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    The Mad Earl's Bride
    (Scoundrels #3.5)

    by Loretta Chase

    Originally appeared in the print anthology Three Weddings and a Kiss (1995).

    Gwendolyn Adams is about to propose to an earl. On his deathbed.

    Gwendolyn Adams isn't shocked at being asked to save a handsome earl's dying line, even when she learns the prospective bridegroom is seriously ill and possibly insane. She's quite a good nurse, after all, and her family is famous for producing healthy male children. Those stories about his riding the moors half-naked on a pale white horse? Extremely intriguing—especially after she gets her first look at the gorgeous lunatic.

    The Earl of Rawnsley wants only to lose what's left of his mind in peace and privacy. But his busybody relatives have saddled him with a surprise bride and orders to sire an heir forthwith. (And they say he's mad?) But with Gwendolyn, his health is returning, and his resistance ... crumbling. Is it possible that love is the finest madness of all?
     

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    Isabella
    (Trevelyan Family #1)

    by Loretta Chase

    Published November 30th 2012

    The traditional Regency classic from New York Times bestseller Loretta Chase is back...

    At the advanced age of 26, the independent, wealthy and imminently practical Isabella Latham has no expectation of marriage. But, good-hearted and dutiful, Isabella accompanies her two young country cousins to oversee their London debut...only to find that it's she who is attracting suitors...all of whom do seem to have quite an excess of creditors!

    There's the sinfully sexy Basil Trevelyan, a rake through and through, but so charming that even sensible Isabella is almost tempted. But then there's his maddeningly handsome—and maddeningly arrogant!—cousin, Edward Trevelyan, seventh Earl of Hartleigh, who has no need of Isabella's dowry; but whose adorable orphaned ward needs a mama. Could he love Isabella for herself? Isabella is too busy trying to decide whether to kiss him—or kill him!

    Poor, poor Isabella. What's a girl to do? But more importantly...who's a girl to choose?
     

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