MAY 5, 2015 REISSUE – Available for pre-order!
A taciturn soldier and a social butterfly —is the perfect home worth the price of a marriage of inconvenience?
Blake Montague’s draconian temper and clever mind belong on the Continent, decoding French communications. Instead, as the youngest son of a baron, he’s terrorizing London ballrooms in search of a wife who will buy the commission he can’t afford.
Jocelyn Carrington, after years of smiling through the pain inflicted by an uncaring family, has just inherited a fortune. Now she can buy the special home with an aviary her eccentric younger brother needs—but Blake Montague’s family owns it. They offer the house if she will marry their son and prevent him from marching off to war. Except Blake will use her dowry to buy his commission.
How can Jocelyn gain the home of her dreams while keeping alive a courageous man with a bad habit of attracting trouble? Can Blake believe the beautiful Jocelyn might actually free him from his family’s manipulations?
Can this wary, cynical pair open their hearts to trust in the power of love?
“Intriguing protagonists, quirky secondary characters, and a surprising plot make for an endearing sequel to …The Wicked Wyckerly” – Publishers Weekly
“Rice takes her cast of characters—including the naughty French-speaking parrot, Percy—on a passionate, sensual, rib-tickling romance. A master of the nuances of humor, she brings joy, lots of love, and plenty of laughter to this fast-paced, unforgettable second Rebellious Sons story”— 4 ½ stars Top Pick, Joan Hammond, RT Reviews
MARCH 31, 2015 ORIGINAL RELEASE – Available NOW!
He’s a tradesman; she’s a marchioness. They have only one thing in common….
Having married once out of desperation, the Virgin Widow Lady Belden has no intention of giving up her independence… until her long-lost siblings arrive on her doorstep. By law their guardianship belongs to the power-hungry marquess of Belden, but Bell will defy law and society to keep her newly reunited family together.
Formidable in trade, unlucky in love, Lord Quentin Hoyt has eyed Lady Bell from afar—not just because she possesses the family fortune, but because she’s the most desirable woman he’s ever met. Now that the widowed Bell is ripe for seduction, the shrewd Scotsman is prepared to negotiate the business merger of his lifetime.
Who will be the victor when the imperial Lady Bell engages the clever Lord Quentin in a battle of wits over life, lust, and love?
APRIL 7, 2015 REISSUE
John Fitzhugh Wyckerly has been the spare heir all his life, supporting himself with gambling and charm. The news that he’s inherited the bankrupt title of Earl of Danecroft shatters his indolent world. Even penniless, he’s always paid his debts, but now the estate’s creditors are closing in. He can fake his death and run for cover…or accept overwhelming responsibility and find a rich wife—one who will also accept his illegitimate terror of a daughter.
On his way to find an heiress, he meets Abigail Merriweather, who is neither rich nor aristocratic, but she can tame The Terror and stomp cockroaches. Unfortunately, she needs a wealthy, powerful man who will fight her father’s executor and retrieve her four half-siblings. When an unexpected inheritance falls into Abby’s lap, she sets out for London to seek a lawyer.
Can Fitz charm his practical Abby into trusting him to save her siblings when it’s doubtful that he can even save himself? And can Abby surrender reason and logic for the folly of love offered by a man who can have any woman he wants but insists he wants only her?
“Rice is a master storyteller …A wonderful blend of humor, pathos, adventure, and charm, this page-turner is book one in Rice’s promising Rebellious Sons series.” Shelley Mosley, Booklist —a top ten romance for 2010
FEBRUARY 2015 RELEASE
Raised in rural isolation, Alyson Hampton is bereft after the death of her aristocratic English grandfather. Introduced to society, she is horrified to learn that her illegitimacy—and the wealth she’s inherited—leave her a target for fortune hunters. Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, she nearly falls prey to her devilish cousin, until a dashing Scotsman comes to her rescue.
Thanks to the hated English, Rory, Laird Maclean, is the last of his family. He is a wanted rebel in England, a smuggler in the Americas, and intent on buying back his former home. Then the wealthiest—most virtuous—heiress in all the kingdom falls into his lap. What’s a blackguard to do when smitten by this virtuous beauty? Alyson insists on marriage. Rory would sooner rob an Englishwoman than marry one.
Even should love find a way, the Maclean is reluctant to trade her virtue for the price on his head..
Previously published by New American Library
Bostonian Evelyn Wellington has always worked in her father’s prosperous warehouse. After his death, she has no choice except to continue her masculine occupation to feed her family. But the discovery that one of her major suppliers is shipping smuggled goods to avoid the new taxes endangers her family and livelihood.
Alex Hampton, heir presumptive to the Earl of Cranville and the earl’s shipping partner, has reluctantly left his comfortable London home to uncover the traitor using his ships for smuggling. He’s quite prepared to rake the complaining warehouse owner over the coals… until he’s stunned by a highly improper beauty in breeches.
How can a freedom-loving American beauty and a luxury-loving rake uncover smugglers in a country on the brink of revolution—while fighting a fierce attraction?
Previously published by New American Library
“Ms. Rice is a surefire bet to steal your heart away…” Romantic Times
NOVEMBER 2014 RELEASE
It’s a magical time of year, and Patricia Rice delivers magical holiday stories to celebrate the season! This unique special collection brings together three of Patricia’s favorite holiday romance stories in one joyful book.
Taking care of family and helping a once prosperous town survive was all Marian had in mind after the tragic death of her fiancé. The unexpected visit of a stranger with a heavy heart turns everything she knew upside-down. Maybe this will be the Christmas of change they both need – with a gift that lasts forever.
Rebecca gave up her comfortable home for love, but her husband died on a distant battlefield. Now she struggles to care for his young sisters, removed from the grace of her prosperous family. The last thing she needs is another soldier like Simon, whose soul has been devastated by war. But in this feisty woman, Simon sees a new goal worth fighting for—the love Rebecca has renounced.
Jeffrey fought the good fight in the halls of government but disillusioned, he returns home at the holiday, exasperated with life, law, and people. Much to his dismay, a sarcastic guardian angel leads him to question his sanity. Mary’s bright humor and pragmatic views give him a gift he’s never experienced – a way to look beyond himself and into the world again. Could she be the key that opens that last door at Christmas?
Enjoy these wonderful Christmas romance stories by bestselling author Patricia Rice to warm up the season!
JULY 2014 ORIGINAL RELEASE
Sparks fly when special forces meets psychic forces…
Brilliant psychic Nadine Malcolm is held prisoner in an asylum by her stepfather, a power-mad general. As the Librarian, she secretly hijacks computers to prevent his plans to turn paranormal children into weapons. When her younger sister ominously disappears, Nadine reaches through cyberspace for help.
Ex-Special Forces warrior Magnus Oswin has focused his formidable talents on stopping the rogue general who once held him prisoner. After picking up the Librarian’s frantic plea, he roars into the fray in his latest engineering marvel, a modified muscle car.
The last thing Nadine needs is another military control freak in her life. The last thing Magnus needs is an aluminum-foil-wearing nutcase. But fierce attraction forges an uneasy alliance as two desperate people fight to save the children who cannot save themselves.