"If it will save my country, then I shall give myself up to the devil." Antonella, princess to the small, economically wounded kingdom of Monteverde, is dining with some VIPs at a luxurious yacht party when a familiar voice reaches her ears. "A princess doing the work of a harlot?" The owner of this insult is none other than Cristiano, who reigns in the rival kingdom of Monterosso. Long ago, when their kingdoms were at peace, he had stolen her heart. Now he tells her that she is the only one that can save Monteverde from destruction, but in order for that to happen, he wants Antonella for himself.
"You want me to act as your wife for one million pounds?" Jodie, who had her engagement broken off right before the wedding by her fiancé, escapes to Italy from her hometown. Her misty eyes and the treacherous road conditions cause her to have an accident in a unknown place. The person who offers help to her while she is in distress is an incredibly handsome man driving an expensive sports car that is totally ill-suited for the woods. As soon as he learns her desperate situation, he arrogantly makes her an incredible proposition!
Once Miss Emma realizes Robert is likely behind all the horrible occurrences happening in France, she fears for her life...and that of her father. Miss Emma finds a way to escape from Robert and reunite with Simon. But Robert is hot on their tail, and it's not long before he catches up to them. Now Miss Emma must figure out how to escape Robert and catch Simon. Even if she manages to make it to London, will she be able to have a future with a man who's never known true love?
While trying to flee with her family back to England, Miss Emma Lynton is left behind in France during the revolution. Thankfully Simon Avedon comes to her rescue, duty bound to make sure Miss Emma makes it back to her family. On their travels, she finds Simon a rather difficult companion, but she cannot help but be attracted to him. Then one night, while trying to get away from some suspicious men, Miss Emma and Simon must part ways. Miss Emma soon finds herself in the care of her father's acquaintance, Robert, who may or may not be the one responsible for the wave of fear that is dominating France. As she is being closely watched by Robert's servants, she can only wait patiently until she is reunited with Simon.
Mariel has broken in to the offices of a scoundrel to steal back valuable data he's taken. Suddenly she's startled by a noise in the dark, but it isn't the scoundrel who's found her-it's another one of his victims, Haroun! Before she can understand what's happening, they running from their pursuers together. When Mariel learns of the attractive yet dangerous Haroun'squest to find the lost al Jawadi Rose, what else can she do but help him? And perhaps they'll find love while they're on the run, too...!
Cassandra was twelve years old when she first met Vincent, and still remembers the dashing older boy that helped her and her kitten down from a tree. Eight years later, Vincent pledges to honor his dying friend's last wish-for Vincent to marry his sister...Cassandra! Curious about the woman that the little girl he once knew has grown up to be, Vincent invites Cassandra to his house to get to know his would-be bride...all over again.
Rou is a psychologist looking for a bride for the sheik of the Kingdom of Sarq. No matter how charming she finds Sheik Zayed Fehr, she has to come up with a woman who fits his strict requirements perfectly within a week, which she admits is impossible! But Zayed seems not to care about the difficulties she's having, and when she finally produces a list of women, he rejects them all point-blank. On top of that, when he steals a kiss from her, she's overwhelmed by the heat of his intense passion. Just like that, he decides to coerce her into becoming his bride...
Eleanor, beautiful red-haired witch. I'll give you a kiss so you'll never forget this day-or me.... Eleanor has come to the kingdom of Quaram as an English tutor for the royal family. At the royal party she's invited to, on her twenty-first birthday, she's asked to dance by Jasim, the kingdom's second prince. His gorgeous black hair, his hungry eyes...in that dreamlike moment spent in his embrace, she falls for him before she realizes it. But little does Eleanor know, even as Jasim passionately proclaims his love for her, he has a dreadful scheme in mind...!
It's the social season, and 17 year old Emma heads to London, with her family's hope of finding a rich husband weighing heavily on her shoulders. One night, a mysterious man approaches her. A refined handsome face, curly black hair and deep blue eyes... Emma falls in love at first sight and shares with him her first kiss. 12 years later and now a widow, Emma visits the Earl of Greyston to discuss the marriage of her stepdaughter. It is the Earl's younger brother who is betrothed to her stepdaughter, but the Earl never shows himself. While staying there, Emma spots the man she kissed all those years ago in a portrait on the wall...!