THE INNOCENTToo tall and entirely too outspoken, Miss Eliza Sheringham grew up thumbing herse at polite English society. So when Captain Lord Marcus Wharton, calledBeau for his stunning good looks set his rakish sights on her, Eliza thoughtthing of rejecting his advances. Until a stolen kiss swept her into the armsof a man too dangerous too love. . . .THE BEAUCalled to battle, Marcus left behind the woman who had captured his heart--andthe scandal ignited by their kiss. His brother's disappearance made him Dukeof Blackthorne, guardian of twin nieces who were rumored to be his owndaughters. Badly scared in battle, the Beau had become the Beast ofBlackthorne, a wounded animal destined to spend his life hiding in a shadowywing of Blackthorne Abbey. THE BEASTWhen Eliza Sheringham showed up on his doorstep proposing herself as governessfor the incorrigible twins, the Beast demanded marriage as the price of thejob. He knew she could never love him. Surely his looks would drive heraway--w that he hungered for her more than life itself....High Praise for Award-Winning Joan Johnston and Her Previous BestsellingNovels: Captive Captive is guaranteed to hold you in its thrall. . . A lovely reminder of whatromance is all about. The author's talent brings everything to vivid life. - The Romance Reader DELIGHTFUL! - Atlantic Journal-Constitution Maverick Heart Joan Johnston gives us a double dose of romance with a maturelove story and one of young love. Readers will find themselves truly captivatedby romances and the excitement of the chase and passion. - RomanticTimes The Inheritance An engrossing story. - BrazosportFacts
Joan Johnston is the bestselling, award-winning author of fourteen historical romances and twenty contemporary romance novels. She received a Master of Arts degree in Theater from the University of Illinois and was graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law at Austin. She is currently a full-time writer who lives in South Florida.