A Pair of Sweet Regency Stories in Ruined Reputations

Ruined Reputations is now available in print and ebook on Amazon.com. Read for free on Kindle Unlimited.

Ruined Reputations includes two short stories

“A tantalizing pair of Regency tales” ~Emmy Z. Madrigal

–The Unusual Manners of Mr. Aarons–frontsmalljpg

Rumors of Mr. Aarons unconventional ways are confirmed when he nearly yanks the bonnet off Emmaline’s cousin’s head. Drawn by his charm and good looks, Emmaline find’s herself assisting him in his mysterious mission.

His obscure search appears to lead to her cousin, beautiful Catherine Connersfield. She is the more sensible choice, but will she have him? More to the point, will Emmaline let her?

Check out an excerpt from The Unusual Manners of Mr. Aarons…

Emmaline tapped the unopened letter on the back of her hand once and ripped it open.

Miss Emmaline Connersfield,

I am grateful my quest led to you.

The Honorable Mr. Aarons

Beneath the terse words he’d scrawled a sweeping feather. She puzzled over it, by turns finding it encouraging and discouraging. It didn’t compare to Catherine’s note, but then again it had the disarming taste of something written just for her, not a form filled in by politeness learned from a stern nanny. It wasn’t as pretty as Catherine’s, but she could imagine him saying it with warmth in his emerald eyes.

Still unresolved, she fell asleep with the card somehow coming to be tucked beneath her pillow.

–Virtue’s Temptation–

Experience has taught Eleanor it’s better to be practical than passionate.

When she discovers Bitsy eloping with her French tutor, scandal threatens to ruin the girl. To keep her reputation intact, Eleanor reluctantly chaperones the rebellious heiress.

Eleanor’s spotless character protects Bitsy, but behaving respectably proves difficult when tempted by the dangerously attractive Mr. Stinson.

If she fails it will end with … Ruined Reputations.

Check out an excerpt from Virtue’s Temptation…

“Have you no care for the horrors you bring on yourself and others? For propriety? The wedding is a guise, a sham for a gullible child so he may have his way with you,” said Eleanor.

Bitsy glanced at Andre, biting her lip, the brief illusion of sophistication shattered as she wound her finger through a curl.

Their shoulders framed the bed and flat brown bedding. Eleanor placed her hands on her hips.

Bitsy mirrored Eleanor. “We will be wed, and who can frown then? I’ll be a woman, with my own life.”

“You’ll be ruined. A fool whispered about in proper drawing rooms to warn others from similar foolishness, and I won’t allow it.”

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Ruined Reputations is now available in print and ebook on Amazon.com. Read for free on Kindle Unlimited.


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