Without Love: Love and Warfare series book 4

Without Love: Love and Warfare series book 4

Anne Garboczi Evans

Anne Garboczi Evans

Born a slave, forced into ill-repute, Libya's one meaning in life is her young son, the child of a nobleman, Victor Ocelli. Then, one night, her master moves to sell the boy. A stranger rescues the boy by buying her and her child. Moved by her tears, Roman patrician Felix ""Wryn"" Paterculi purchases Libya and her son that night. Wryn is working to gain a higher military post to bring the force of the law against the criminal who tried to kill him and his familia seven years ago—Victor Ocelli. To gain such a post, Wryn must follow custom and marry an elite patrician girl, but he can't get the prostitute under his roof out of his head. Then Victor Ocelli re-enters Libya's life, offering her son freedom and a nobleman's life if she will betray Wryn. Will Libya place her trust in the father of her son or the master whose kindness never ceases to amaze her? What will Wryn sacrifice for love?
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When Gambling (Love and Warfare Series Book 2)

When Gambling (Love and Warfare Series Book 2)

Anne Garboczi Evans

Anne Garboczi Evans

Cara of Camulodunum dreams of traveling the world, but as the daughter of a blacksmith, the height of her exploration is the plebian carpenter’s shop of her intended. Then she meets the patrician’s son, Eric Paterculi, who regales Cara with tales of Greece and Hercules. The sons of Roman noblemen are meant to become soldiers and politicians, and Eric’s father, the Legate of Britannia has illustrious plans for Eric. However, Eric fails rhetoric class and seems more interested in training for the Olympic Games than for statesmanship. At the training grounds, Victor Ocelli, a member of the Viri piracy ring, befriends Eric in order to use him against his father. The more Cara learns about Eric, the more she desires to break free from the restrictive rules of her intended. But breaking the rules lands Cara in a bondage worse than she could have imagined. Only Eric can save her, but will a patrician defy his familia to rescue a plebeian?
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Plum Pudding Bride

Plum Pudding Bride

Anne Garboczi Evans

Anne Garboczi Evans

Patience Callahan is twenty-five and fast becoming an old maid. But she's spent most of her life dreaming over romantic European literature and wants a dashing d'Artagnan, not a bookish Bob Cratchit. Alas, the Colorado town of Gilman is chock-full of Cratchit's without a d'Artagnan in sight. Peter Foote, the general store owner, has been in love with Patience for seven years. But every time he's on the verge of proposing, she cuts him off; he can only imagine on purpose. This time though, dadburn it, he's going to go through with it. Ring in hand, he's moments from touching knee to floor, when Patience pulls out a list of mail-order bride advertisements and declares her intention to marry a backwoods stranger, on Christmas Day. Peter has two weeks to change her mind.
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To Deceive an Empire: Love and Warfare series book 3

To Deceive an Empire: Love and Warfare series book 3

Anne Garboczi Evans

Anne Garboczi Evans

Daughter of an elite patrician father and a Celtic woman, Gwen Paterculi chafes against the restrictions of Roman society. Her family thinks Caius Marcellus is a smuggler with the ruthless empire-wide smuggling ring, the Viri, as well as a violent lecher. But Gwen's been kissing Marcellus behind secluded hedges for two years now. Caius Marcellus isn't even his real name, and the part he plays contradicts everything he believes in. Now that she's turned eighteen, Gwen has decided it's past time for Marcellus to marry her and she's used to getting what she wants. Marcellus has much too dark a secret to ever marry. Then both sides of his double life conjoin, threatening Gwen's life. He could marry Gwen and thus save her life, but if she discovers his secret, she'll not only despise him, he'll hang on a cross. What choice will he make? Either way, can Gwen ever forgive him?
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