About The Author

Jo Beverley

The NYT bestselling author of over thirty historical romance novels, all set in her native England in the medieval, Georgian, and Regency periods, Jo Beverley firmly believes that reading should be fun, and every book should leave the reader with a smile.
 
"One of the most masterful writers of Regency romance..." ~Romantic Times
 
You can find Jo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jo.beverley and at www.wordwenches.com where she blogs regularly.

The Company of Rogues Series

An Arranged Marriage

Ruined through her vile brother's schemes, Eleanor Chivenham is offered rescue by marriage to a rake with an infamous French mistress. Eleanor accepts, determined to treat the arranged marriage with cool dignity.
 
Then she meets Nicholas Delaney. Not only does he stir her senses, but the trouble and pain beneath his smooth exterior reaches her heart.
 
Nicholas is indeed troubled. While serving his country by seducing secrets out of a French spy, he is persuaded to marry Eleanor to protect his family's honor. But such chivalry runs counter to his carefully wrought rogue image, and extends the life-threatening plots shadowing him to Eleanor.
 
To assist, Nicholas reassembles the Company of Rogues, a schoolboy group he started years before. But not even they can dampen Eleanor's fighting wit that is quickly unmasking their enemy and testing Nicholas' formidable will.
 
AWARDS:
Best Regency Novel, Romantic Times
Bookrak Bestseller
RITA, finalist

An Unwilling Bride

The Duchess of Belcraven committed a folly, and bore her husband another man's child. But Lucien was a third son, so all was patched over.
 
Then the two older boys drowned, leaving disaster.
 
Now, over twenty years later, the duke learns he has a legitimate daughter—Beth Armitage, a child of his blood—and he compels Lucien and Beth to marry.
 
Lucien, now the arrogant ducal heir, is devastated to learn he is not his father's child and that the only way to his fortune is through his unwilling bride: an independent schoolteacher raised in the principles of the Rights of Women.
 
Can there be any common ground?
 
AWARDS:
Romance Writers of America RITA Award, Winner
Best Regency Romance, Romantic Times

Christmas Angel

Leander, Lord Charrington has a problem. Raised to be a charming diplomat, women fall in love with him.
 
He, however, seeks a marriage of convenience with a sensible woman with whom he can live on honest terms.
 
The impoverished widow, Judith Rossiter, Angel Bride of poet Sebastian Rossiter, seems ideal. Still dressing in black, she remains devoted to her dead husband, and she has children to provide for.
 
Judith Rossiter thanks heaven for the earl's offered escape from disaster. Though her story is not what the earl believes, the terms of his agreement—to not fall in love with him—seem simple enough. Or so she believes on her wedding day....
 
AWARDS:
Reader's Choice Award, Best Regency

Forbidden

The death of her husband freed Serena Riverton from life as an abused sex-object. Now, her brother plans to sell her to another vile man.
 
This time, Serena flees, but finds herself stranded and near penniless. When a passing gentleman offers help, Serena accepts, and develops a new plan: become a rich man's mistress so she can leave at any time.
 
Believing herself barren, Serena initiates a passionate encounter with her rescuer. However, Francis, Lord Middlethorpe is already committed to a sweet-natured lady. He finds Serena refuge with an elderly relative, and must return to his life. Then Serena discovers she's pregnant.
 
They have no choice but to marry, but assailed by Serena's scheming brothers, Francis's appalled relatives and Serena's painful past, is there any hope for the loving future they both seek?
 
Please Note: Story contains references to the heroine's sexually abusive first marriage that some readers may find disturbing.
 
REVIEWS:
"Nobody does Regency better than Jo Beverley." ~Rendezvous

Dangerous Joy

Miles Cavanagh just wants to hunt in the Shires, but instead he finds himself the guardian to a twenty-year-old heiress hell-bent on marrying a fortune-hunting wretch.
 
Refusing to let Felicity throw her life away, Miles kidnaps his ward and carries her off to England. But Felicity's determination is proving equal to his.
 
As fierce wills clash, and fiery hearts ignite into passion, Felicity faces a choice: pursue her mission, or trust the tyrant she's come to love.
 
REVIEWS:
"Brimming with sensual adventure and daring wit." ~RT

Other Titles

Tempting Fortune

Lord Arcenbryght Malloren is done with love. If he marries it will be for money to invest in his favorite scheme—canal building.
 
Then he meets the impoverished Portia St. Claire, and is soon entangled in her and her family's ruinous affairs.
 
It doesn't take Bryght long to decide that Portia is the woman for him. But can he persuade Portia to trust a rich, devastatingly handsome nobleman who appears to be a reckless gamester?
 
REVIEWS:
"Intricately plotted, fast-paced, and delightfully wicked..." ~Library Journal

The Shattered Rose

When Galeran of Heywood returns from the Crusades, longing for his wife, Jehanne, he finds his castle under siege and his wife alone with a child that is not his own.
 
Seeing Galeran alive was all Jehanne ever hoped for. But credible rumors of Galeran's death wrought dangerous folly that Jehanne never expected when they kissed goodbye three years prior.
 
Now enemies from church and state hover, looking for spoils, and Galeran and Jehanne must decide: find a way to forgive each other and fight together, or allow others to orchestrate their fate.

REVIEWS:
"...a powerful, thought-provoking romance." ~Romantic Times