Sailing Master Septimus Bolton has spent his entire life at sea…in more ways than one. Now that his ship has been decommissioned at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, he has nothing to do but accept the invitation of one of his fellow naval officers to convalesce for the summer at a remote country estate in Yorkshire. Septimus would do anything to get back to sea…
…until a pair of blue eyes and a mischievous smile tempt him to forget everything, including discretion.More info →
Lord Barrett Landers, Viscount Copeland, is at loose ends after being decommissioned as a naval officer at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Instead of going home to Wiltshire, his family, and the marriage that his mother will inevitably attempt to force him into, he is happy to idle away the summer with his friends at Wodehouse Abbey in Yorkshire.
And then temptation arrives in the form of the estate’s owner, Lord Anthony Wodehouse, Duke of Malton.More info →
Lord Redmund Wodehouse is the only one of his peers who is glad to be rid of the sea, the navy, and the horrible memories that won’t let him have a moment’s peace. He hopes retreating to his family’s country escape for a summer of games and merriment will drown out the crushing guilt he suffers because of a shipboard accident several months before.
And he’s especially looking forward to the arrival of his friend, rival, and occasional, casual lover, Lucas to take his mind off his troubles.More info →