Agents of Change Series

A team of agents work to unravel the truth behind a dangerous secret society and find love along the way…

What the Duke Wants

Agents of Change, Book 1

England 1814:  Upstanding duke desperately seeks accident-prone wife from trade…

She is from trade. He is a duke and an agent for the crown with a name to restore and a mystery to solve.

Miss Grace (ha!) Radclyffe is an oftentimes hilariously clumsy, 20-year-old orphan biding her time living with her uncle until she is old enough to come into her small inheritance. Much to her aunt’s chagrin:

She isn’t:

  • Reserved – not with her shocking! tendency to befriend the servants…
  • Sophisticated – highly overrated if one cannot run around barefoot outside…
  • Graceful – she once flung her dinner into a duke’s face… on accident, of course.

 But she is:

  • Practical – owning a fashion house is in her future; unless someone foils her plans…
  • In love… maybe… perhaps… possibly…

The Duke of Stonebridge is a man with a tragic past. His father died mysteriously when he was 12 years old amid speculation that the old duke was ‘involved’ with another man. He must restore his family name, but on the eve of his engagement to the perfect debutante, he meets his betrothed’s cousin, and his world is turned inside out… No matter:

He is always:

  • Logical – men who follow their hearts and not their heads are foolish…
  • Reserved – his private life is nobody’s business but his own…

And he isn’t:

  • Impulsive – it always leads to trouble…
  • Charming – that’s his best friend, the Marquess of Dansbury’s, area of expertise…
  • In love… maybe… perhaps… possibly…

Can he have what he wants and remain respectable? Can she trust him to be the man she needs?

What the Duke Wants (Agents of Change, #1)

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What the Marquess Sees

Agents of Change, Book 2

England, 1814: He is a marquess and a spy with a woman to protect and an assassin to thwart. She is… not nice.

The Marquess of Dansbury is a strong, charismatic man living a charmed life, despite interacting with the dregs of society as an agent for the crown. His past isn’t without tragedy, but he is too amiable to allow misfortune to mar his positive outlook on life.

Until now… when he finds himself tasked with protecting the one woman in the world he actively disdains, Lady Beatryce Beckett, from a deadly and all too insane assassin. No matter:

He is always:

  • Charming—though perhaps not around a certain lady…
  • Laid-back—again, maybe not around a certain lady…
  • And strong—especially around a certain lady…

And he isn’t:

  • Irrational—ever. Even around a certain lady… generally speaking… usually…
  • Or in love… with a certain lady. Especially not that. Honest…

Lady Beatryce Beckett is mean. She ruins other women on purpose. She lies. She cheats. She even steals. She’s fast. And she takes particular pleasure in provoking a certain marquess. In short, she’ll do anything to get what she wants: Freedom from her abusive father. Much to everyone’s vexation:

She isn’t:

  • Reserved—with anyone, but especially with a certain marquess…
  • Trusting—with anyone. Ever. Even with a certain charming marquess…
  • Or a coward—especially around a certain marquess.

But she is:

  • Strong—she’s had to be… particularly around… need she really explain?
  • Worthy… of love. Possibly.
  • And in love… Wait, what?

It will take a special man to see the true woman beneath the surface… and a strong woman to allow him that glimpse.

Is the Marquess of Dansbury up to the task? Can Lady Beatryce learn to rely on anyone other than herself?

And can she teach him that his ruthless drive to seek justice isn’t all that different from her determination to be free?

What the Marquess Sees, Agents of Change, #2)

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What the Scot Hears

Agents of Change, Book 3

England 1814: Reticent Scottish Lord pursues Mouthy, Independent, American Woman… She is an outspoken American orphan with a questionable past and a dubious purpose. He is a man of few words on the lookout for a traitor. How could they NOT get along?

Mrs. Amelia Chase is a highly-opinionated, 23-year-old woman from America on the run from her past with a penchant for self-preservation and a healthy love for Shakespearean insults. Much to a certain Scotsman’s dismay:

She isn’t:

  • Quiet – not with her tendency to talk to everyone about anything…
  • Demure – highly overrated if one cannot wear red and show off one’s curves…
  • Equine-savvy – she once fled some currish, toad-spotted, coxcombs – er, villains – in a stolen carriage at a pace slower than a meandering walk. Oh, and mistook a common mule for a thoroughbred. But other than that…

And she is:

  • Brave – Smart, Loyal, Witty. Er, charming. Plus, Modest, Lonely, Secretive – Um, forget that last part…
  • And In love – with a distrustful Highlander of all things…

Lord Alaistair MacLeod is an agent for the Crown and a man with secrets. He doesn’t speak of them, he doesn’t dwell on them, and he certainly doesn’t let them define his future. Much. One thing is for certain, he definitely doesn’t share his confidences with a peery, outspoken American woman who is obviously trouble, acts highly suspicious, and is far too nosy for her own good… No matter:

He is always:

  • Focused – men who cannot stay to task are foolish…
  • Pointed and Reserved – enough said…

And he isn’t:

  • Cheeky – like a certain American firebrand…
  • Led by his… ahem…even when following on the heels of a curvy, red-wearing… ahem
  • Or In love… especially not with a Troublesome, Meddlesome, so-called Independent American Woman…

Can he trust enough to embrace such an enigmatic woman? Can she awaken the passions of such an intensely private man?

What the Scot Hears Agents of Change, #3)

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Coming Soon:

Book 4

Agents of Change, Book 4

Book 5

Agents of Change, Book 5