Julia London is a bestselling author of historical romance and contemporary romantic comedy novels. She was raised on a ranch in Texas. Julia earned a degree in government and worked in Washington, DC, and after some time, she decided public administration was not something she wanted to do for the rest of her life, and she began writing. Her first book was published in 1998, and she now lives in Texas with her husband, and two labradors, Hugo & Maude. Julia London has a great sense of humour and her books are difficult to put down. Pick one up for yourself, you won’t regret it!
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Series Books - Historical
Rogues Of Regent Street Series (Historical)
1. The Dangerous Gentleman (2000)
She was a lady. But he was no gentleman.... With her trademark sensuality and dazzling storytelling, Julia London brings us the Rogues of Regent Street, three dashing, aristocratic gentlemen whose scandalous exploits are the talk of the ton. Adrian Spence, Earl of Albright, has earned his notoriety on the dueling field, and in the finest drawing rooms - and boudoirs - of England. This is his story.... It was strictly business as Adrian Spence claimed the woman his brother desired. A hasty wedding, and Lilliana Dashell was his--sweet revenge on the father who disinherited him and the brother who let it happen. Their wedding night is a revelation as passionate, innocent Lilliana ignites fires Adrian tries desperately to deny. By day he is a stranger. By night he is the lover of her dreams, and she a shameless wanton in his arms. But Adrian is determined that no woman will ever possess him. And Lilliana knows that her only hope of taming this very dangerous gentleman is to unlock his deepest mysteries and open his shuttered heart to love....
2. The Ruthless Charmer (2000)
Julian Dane, the Earl of Kettering is being slowly tormented by guilt. Once Phillip's Rothembow's constant companion in gaming rooms and notorious boudoirs, he struggles with Phillip's death for months until he is teetering on the brink of self-destruction. Phillip's death has made Julian believe he harms those he loves. Phillip is not the first--as the guardian of four younger sisters, Julian has never been able to overcome his guilt at having lost one to fever. He believes he didn't do enough to save Valerie, and now, after months of painful reflection, he is quite certain he didn't do enough to save Phillip--because he secretly loved Phillip's intended, Claudia Whitney. It is a guilt that plagues Julian almost unto death--until he sees Claudia again. The desire for her is too strong, overpowering his guilt, and Julian fears he will stop at nothing to have her. Unfortunately for Julian, he is the last person Claudia wants to see. Having known the most handsome Rogue for years, she sees nothing more than a charming rakehell with a horrid reputation for loving and leaving. Worse, she believes it was Julian who led Phillip down a path of debauchery and finally, death. A forward thinking daughter of an influential duke, Claudia would rather become a spinster than attach herself to the likes of Julian Dane. But as hard as she might, she cannot deny the strong physical attraction she has to him. It is an extremely compromising situation that throws them together. But it is their growing desire for one another that pulls Julian back from the brink of despair by showing him the quality of love and infusing him with a revived will to live.
3. The Beautiful Stranger (2001)
Arthur would never forget that day: Lord Phillip Rothembow, his cherished comrade, killed senselessly in a duel. In an attempt to clear his late friend's name, Arthur leaves behind England - and the woman who broke his heart - to journey to Scotland. How could he know his travels would lead him to the most enchanting woman he had ever seen? Desperately fighting to hold on to the land her husband lost in a foolish business venture, widowed Kerry McKinnon cannot believe that this beautiful stranger has come to seize her home and leave her to a terrible fate. Yet from the moment they meet, something powerful ignites between them. Theirs is a passion that is reckless, scandalous...and impossible to resist. But a shocking crime will force Kerry to flee with Arthur to England, where propriety rules, and where desire can lead to certain ruin. Unless a determined woman can show a world-weary rake that a life without love is the greatest scandal of all....
4. The Secret Lover (2002)
Eight years after fleeing England in the wake of a terrible scandal, Sophie Dane is no longer the trusting debutante betrayed by love. Now as companion to a worldly French widow, she returns to London where her arrival instantly sets tongues wagging and attracts the roving eye of aristocratic Trevor Hamilton. But it is his mysterious brother, Caleb, in whom Sophie senses a kindred soul - and who captivates her as no other man has before. Reared on the continent, Caleb has come home to his ailing father - only to be shunned by society as a fortune-hunting imposter. Sophie, alone, seems to believe in him. But an unexpected series of events sets them both in flight once more. As scandal pursues them to a remote ancestral estate, a man and a woman haunted by the past will defy every convention on earth for a future in each other’s arms
Lockhart Family Trilogy (Scottish Family - Historical)
1. Highlander Unbound (2004)
He vowed to capture the woman who’d once imprisoned him body and soul… On leave from his Highland regiment, Captaim Liam Lockhart comes to London on an urgent mission: to repossess the stolen family heirloom that could save his ancestral estate. He never dreamed it would involve surrendering his heart. But the beautiful and scandalous socialite Ellen Farnsworth sets his Highland blood aflame with a will as strong and reckless as his own. Though bound to Liam by a soul-searing passion, duty impels Ellen to commit a terrible betrayal. Now, driven by passion, pride, and vengeance that know no bounds, this fearsome Highlander will reclaim not only his family’s ancient treasure, but the one daring woman he was meant to love for all time.
2. Highlander In Disguise (2005)
Griffin Lockhart holds the key to his family’s fate. Since his brother Liam failed to reclaim the priceless heirloom that could save their ancestral Scottish estate, it’s now up to Grif to find it-among the lords and ladies of fashionable London society. Disguised as a Scottish earl, Grif attend the most glittering balls, hunting for the woman who is rumored to possess the family’s treasure. Along the way he catches the eye of Anna Addison, a highborn young woman whose sharp tongue and even sharper wits have limited her marital prospects but enable her to detect Grif’s deception. Determined to find a husband this Season, Anna draws Grif into a scandalous bargain: She will deliver his precious heirloom-and keep secret his true identity-if Grif can teach her how to seduce a man and win her heart. Well aware of what a man wants from a woman, Grif reluctantly instructs her. Soon Anna is besieged by suitors and Grif’s exasperation with the troublesome beauty turns into heated desire. With time running out, Grif commits a reckless act in order to claim not only his treasure, but the passionate woman he believes is his and his alone.
3. Highlander In Love (2005)
My Dear Miss Lockhart: I thank you for your kind letter of Wednesday past concerning the alleged curse of any daughter born to a Lockhart; I assure you that I think it all a lot of flummery. I hold firmly convinced that a lass with your considerable fortitude and spirit might marry whomever she please without a care for even the devil. Nor do I believe that a man who has bargained for the hand of a daughter of a Lockhart, and bargained quite fairly, if I may be so bold, has any need to fear, other than the usual danger of death by great exasperation owing to the Lockharts stubborn nature in general. Thank you again, Miss Lockhart, for your concern for my well-being. I look forward to setting the date of our wedding. Sincerely, Douglas
The Desperate Debutantes Series
1. The Hazards of Hunting a Duke (2006)
When the young ladies of the Fairchild family learn that their stepfather has absconded with their late mother’s fortune, Ava, the eldest, hunts down the notoriously wealthy rakehell Jared Broderick, the Marquis of Middleton and heir to a dukedom. Much to her shock and delight, the marquis sweeps her into a whirlwind romance and proposes marriage. But after their passionate wedding night, Ava discovers Jared has ulterior motives of his own. Not only does he expect her to deliver an heir while he continues to enjoy a rogue’s life, Ava also suspects she is a pawn. Marriages of convenience work for some, but for Ava, a loveless bond won’t do, so she devises a bold plan to confront her husband…
2. The Perils of Pursuing a Prince
(to be released)
Series Books – Contemporary
Lear Family Trilogy (Contemporary)
1. Material Girl (2003)
Rich. Sexy. Beautiful. Robin Lear is all that—and her jet-set life is golden. Until the day her indestructible father sends her tumbling off her pedestal with the startling news that he is dying. Then he further shatters her illusions by demoting her from the cushy job in the family business to teach her "about life." In an instant her whole world unravels, and Robin is suddenly swimming in uncharted waters, including a bogus night in jail, a new job as the lackey of her toady ex-boyfriend, and a major distraction in the form of one very sexy contractor who's renovating her house. Jake Manning has had some tough knocks in life. Now all he wants is to make enough money to finish his degree and, maybe, get a nice house with a nice wife and a nice kid. But this Prada-clad ice princess is turning his life upside down with her sassy—and disastrous—ways. Jake's head tells him to run, don't walk, from this gorgeous train wreck of a woman. A man would have to be crazy to pursue someone like Robin Lear. But Jake is crazy—about her....
2. Beauty Queen (2004)
Rebecca, the middle sister of the prominent Lear family, is pretty, privileged, and popular. She even married well. You’d never know it, but the former Miss Texas is a perfectly poised mess. Her marriage is a sham, her life is empty, her friends are shallow…and when her husband leaves her fro another woman, her self-esteem is shattered. But she moves to Austin to pick up the pieces, volunteering as a campaign strategist for a family friend… Matt Parrish has a reputation for being a tough litigator-and a real heartbreaker. He’s just agreed to help an old frat brother with his statewide campaign…but he didn’t count on sharing the spotlight with a former beauty queen who just stepped out of a limo from another planet. He thinks she’s a socialite with no common sense. She thinks he’s an arrogant hot shot lawyer. Neither can deny there’s a fire burning between them. But where there’s fire, there’s smoke-and the smoke might just blind them to the trouble they’re about to step straight into…
3. Miss Fortune (2004)
Rachel is the baby of the Lear family--the dreamer, the one who always has her nose in a romance novel, likes yoga and astrology and counts Ben and Jerry among her closest friends. When her father cuts her off in an effort to launch her into the real world, Rachel is forced to concoct a plan, including losing a few pounds, getting a job...and, with the help of her best friend, a witch, conjuring up a knight in shining armor complete with a British accent and a James Bond look. Suddenly fate starts putting Flynn Oliver in Rachel's path. Handsome and charming, he's like the romance heroes she's always read about. Rachel can't believe her luch. Flynn seems like a dream come true...until a series of crimes reveals the real Flynn Oliver--and startles Rachel from her dream of happily ever after.
Thrillseekers, Anonymous Series
1. The Wedding Survivor (2005)
Living on the edge is nothing to the men who started Thrillseekers Anonymous, a members-only adventure service that caters to the rich and famous. But “extreme sports” takes on a whole new meaning when one of them falls off the edge…into true love. When a pair of A-list movie stars decides to combine a wedding with an extreme sport outing, ex-stuntman Eli McCain isn’t too happy. One of Thrillseekers Anonymous’s founders, he was jilted at the altar a year ago—and has no interest in hearing wedding bells. Unfortunately, he’s been outvoted, and now there’s a crazy wedding to stage with a bridezilla from hell. In comes wedding coordinator Marnie Banks to save the day—and, she hopes, make some romantic connections with Hollywood’s jet set. Only one problem stands in her way: Eli McCain, who may look like a movie star but clearly has no appreciation for the finer things in life. But when a freak storm hits, Marnie and Eli are trapped on the wrong side of a ravine. Now if someone could just tell her why this handsome, rugged man is so obviously all wrong for her—because suddenly she can’t seem to survive without him…
2. Extreme Bachelor (2006)
Living on the edge is nothing to the men who started Thrillseekers Anonymous, a members-only adventure service that caters to the rich and famous. But “extreme sports” takes on a whole new meaning when one of them falls off the edge…into true love. A former CIA operative, Michael Raney loves that his new gig as stunt coordinator combines the two things he likes most in this world—extreme sports and lots of beautiful actresses. He has earned his reputation as the Extreme Bachelor honestly…but when one of the actresses on a new feature film turns out to be the only woman he could never forget, Hollywood’s notorious heartbreaker will have to mend his ways and risk it all to win the one who got away. Leah Klein hasn’t seen Michael in five years, but she hasn’t forgotten a single moment she spent with him. His entreaty to return to what they had is tempting—but his extreme past not only tarnishes what could be a new beginning, it’s also dangerous…extremely dangerous…
The Devil's Love (1998) Historical
A woman's desire... With dreams of a great romantic love, Abigail Carrington sails to England to marry the man she has loved since childhood, Michael Ingram, Marquis of Darfield. She believes her betrothed is a generous and noble man who has been longing for her. But the handsome man waiting for her at the altar is a dark, brooding stranger who rushes her into marriage, then abandons her at his country estate. Only the passion of Michael's kiss gives her hope that theirs can be more than a marriage of convenience. A man's need... With scandal shadowing his past, Michael, the Devil of Darfield, had no need for a wife. Remembering only the little hellion who made life miserable for him aboard her father's ship, he resents the agreement he made to marry her so he could save his ancestral home. Though determined to ignore her, he cannot stop thinking about his lovely violet-eyed bride. Her beauty tempts him. Her charm bedevils him. He tries to drive her away until he almost loses her. Then he vows to regain her love – before it is too late....
Wicked Angel (1999) Historical
Forbidden love is always a scandalous choice.... She raced across the pasture, vaulted a fence, and landed, stunned and breathless, on top of the most handsome man she had ever seen. The bemused stranger stayed to capture the fancy of the brood of orphaned children in her charge, then stole Lauren Hill's heart with a searing kiss as he left. Lauren couldn't tell him she was a widowed countess fallen on hard times. She tried to forget him--until she saw him again at a London ball. The man who haunted her dreams was a duke, out of her class...and he was pledged to another woman. The ton is ablaze with talk of the ravishing Bavarian countess. Stunned, Alexander Christian, Duke of Sutherland, recognizes Lauren as the country girl who's captured his heart. Duty has forced him to pledge himself to another, to take his proper place in society and in Parliament. He wants one night with his blue-eyed enchantress, but will he be able to walk away from her again, or will he risk it all to be with the woman who fires his blood and makes him think of a . . . Wicked Angel.
Hot Ticket (2006) Contemporary