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Dare, Tessa

Overview
Works: 84 works in 511 publications in 14 languages and 14,724 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  History  Sea stories  Erotic fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3604.A737, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tessa Dare
Romancing the duke by Tessa Dare( Book )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities. And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off ... Now Izzy's given up yearning for romance. She'll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who's never even been kissed?"--Page 4 of cover
A week to be wicked by Tessa Dare( Book )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a devilish lord and a bluestocking set off on the road to ruin, time is not on their side. Minerva Highwood, one of Spindle Cove's confirmed spinsters, needs to be in Scotland. Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, a rake of the first order, needs to be ... anywhere but Spindle Cove. These unlikely partners have one week: to fake an elopement; to convince family and friends they're 'in love'; to outrun armed robbers; to survive their worst nightmares; to travel four hundred miles without killing each other. All while sharing a very small carriage by day and an even smaller bed by night. What they don't have time for is their growing attraction. Much less wild passion. And heaven forbid they spend precious hours baring their hearts and souls. Suddenly one week seems like exactly enough time to find a world of trouble. And maybe ... just maybe ... everlasting love."--Page 4 of cover
When a Scot ties the knot by Tessa Dare( Book )

30 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shy, pretty, and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart. A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter ... and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely. Until years later, when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh. The real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstep--handsome as anything, but not entirely honorable. He's wounded, jaded, in possession of her letters ... and ready to make good on every promise Maddie never expected to keep"--
The duchess deal : girl meets duke by Tessa Dare( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Duke of Ashbury needs a wife. Emma Gladstone, a vicar's daughter turned seamstress, will do. They both have terms for the marriage, but will they be able to stop from falling in love?
A night to surrender by Tessa Dare( Book )

27 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While in the town of Spindle Cove, a haven for ladies with delicate constitutions, to gather a militia, the new Earl of Rycliff meets his match in Susanna Finch, a woman who is determined to save her personal utopia from the invasion of his makeshift army."--Novelist
Do you want to start a scandal by Tessa Dare( Book )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the night of the Parkhurst ball, someone had a scandalous tryst in the library ... All Charlotte Highwood knows is this-- it wasn't her. But rumors to the contrary are buzzing. Unless she can discover the lovers' true identity, she'll be forced to marry Piers Brandon, Lord Grandville-- the coldest, most arrogantly handsome gentleman she's ever had the misfortune to embrace ... But as they set about finding the mystery lovers, Piers reveals a few secrets of his own ... Their passion is intense. The danger is real. Soon Charlotte's feeling torn. Will she risk all to prove her innocence? Or surrender it to a man who's sworn to never love?"--
Say yes to the marquess by Tessa Dare( Book )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Your presence is requested at romantic Twill Castle for the wedding of Miss Clio Whitmore and ... and ...? After eight years of waiting for Piers Brandon, the wandering Marquess of Granville, to set a wedding date, Clio Whitmore has had enough. She's inherited a castle, scraped together some pride, and made plans to break her engagement. Not if Rafe Brandon can help it. A ruthless prizefighter and notorious rake, Rafe is determined that Clio will marry his brother--even if he has to plan the dratted wedding himself. So how does a hardened fighter cure a reluctant bride's cold feet? He starts with flowers. Ladies can't have too many flowers. Or harps. Or cakes. He lets her know she'll make a beautiful, desirable bride-- and tries not to picture her as his. He doesn't kiss her. If he kisses her, he definitely doesn't kiss her again. When all else fails, he puts her in a stunning gown and vows not to be nearby when the gown comes off. And no matter what--he doesn't fall in disastrous, hopeless love with the one woman he can never call his own"--
One dance with a Duke : a novel by Tessa Dare( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In One Dance with a Duke-- the first novel in Tessa Dare's delightful new trilogy-- secrets and scandals tempt the irresistible rogues of the Stud Club to gamble everything for love. A handsome and reclusive horse breeder, Spencer Dumarque, the fourth Duke of Morland, is a member of the exclusive Stud Club, an organization so select it has only ten members--yet membership is attainable to anyone with luck. And Spencer has plenty of it, along with an obsession with a prize horse, a dark secret, and, now, a reputation as the dashing 'Duke of Midnight.' Each evening he selects one lady for a breathtaking midnight waltz. But none of the women catch his interest, and nobody ever bests the duke--until Lady Amelia d'Orsay tries her luck. In a moment of desperation, the unconventional beauty claims the duke's dance and unwittingly steals his heart. When Amelia demands that Spencer forgive her scapegrace brother's debts, she never imagines that her game of wits and words will lead to breathless passion and a steamy proposal. Still, Spencer is a man of mystery, perhaps connected to the shocking murder of the Stud Club's founder. Will Amelia lose her heart in this reckless wager or win everlasting love?"--Publisher's web site
Any duchess will do by Tessa Dare( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, tries thwart his mother's attempts to get him to marry by paying Spindle Cove barmaid Pauline Simms to fail duchess training, the unexpected result is a burning desire in the duke's heart to truly make her his wife
Twice tempted by a rogue : a novel by Tessa Dare( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Luck is a double-edged sword for brooding war hero Rhys St. Maur. His death wish went unanswered on the battlefield, while fate allowed the murder of his good friend in the elite gentleman's society known as the Stud Club. Out of options, Rhys returns to his ancestral home on the moors of Devonshire, expecting anything but a chance at redemption in the arms of a beautiful innkeeper who dares him to take on the demons of his past--and the sweet temptation of a woman's love. Meredith Maddox believes in hard work, not fate, and romance isn't part of her plan. But when Rhys returns, battle-scarred, world-weary, and more dangerously attractive than ever, the lovely widow is torn between determination and desire. As a deep mystery and dangerous smugglers threaten much more than their passionate reckoning, Meredith discovers that she must trust everything to a wager her heart placed long ago."--Page 4 of cover
Three nights with a scoundrel : a novel by Tessa Dare( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The bastard son of a nobleman, Julian Bellamy is now polished to perfection, enthralling the ton with wit and charm while clandestinely plotting to ruin the lords, ravish the ladies, and have the last laugh on a society that once spurned him. But after meeting Leo Chatwick, a decent man and founder of an elite gentleman's club, and Lily, Leo's enchanting sister, Julian reconsiders his wild ways. And when Leo's tragic murder demands that Julian hunt for justice, he vows to see the woman he secretly loves married to a man of her own class. Lilly, however, has a very different husband in mind. She's loved Julian forever, adores the man beneath the rakish façade, and wants to savor the delicious attraction they share--as his wife. His insistence on marrying her off only reinforces her intent to prove that he is the only man for her."--Cover p.4
Goddess of the hunt : a novel by Tessa Dare( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever the bold adventuress, Lucy Waltham has decided to go hunting for a husband. But first she needs some target practice. So she turns to her brother's best friend, Jeremy Trescott, the Earl of Kendall, to hone her seductive wiles on him before setting her sights on another man. But her practice kisses spark a smoldering passion--one that could send all her plans up in smoke. Jeremy has an influential title, a vast fortune, and a painful past full of long-buried secrets. He keeps a safe distance from his own emotions, but to distract Lucy from her reckless scheming he must give his passions free rein. Their sensual battle of wills is as maddening as it is delicious, but the longer he succeeds in managing the headstrong temptress, the closer Jeremy comes to losing control. When scandal breaks, can he bring himself to abandon Lucy to her ruin? Or will he risk his heart, and claim her for his own?"--Page 4 of cover
A lady by midnight by Tessa Dare( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of fending for herself, Kate Taylor found friendship and acceptance in Spindle Cove--but she never stopped yearning for love. The very last place she'd look for it is in the arms of Corporal Thorne. The militia commander is as stone cold as he is brutally handsome. But when mysterious strangers come searching for Kate, Thorne steps forward as her fiance. He claims to have only Kate's safety in mind. So why is there smoldering passion in his kiss?
Surrender of a siren : a novel by Tessa Dare( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate to escape a loveless marriage and society's constraints, pampered heiress Sophia Hathaway jilts her groom, packs up her paints and sketchbook, and assumes a new identity, posing as a governess to secure passage on the Aphrodite. She wants a life of her own: unsheltered, unconventional, uninhibited. But it's one thing to sketch her most wanton fantasies, and quite another to face the dangerously handsome libertine who would steal both her virtue and her gold. To any well-bred lady, Benedict "Gray" Grayson is trouble in snug-fitting boots. A conscienceless scoundrel who sails the seas for pleasure and profit, Gray lives for conquest--until Sophia's perception and artistry stir his heart. Suddenly he'll brave sharks, fire, storm, and sea just to keep her at his side. She's beautiful, refined, and ripe for seduction. Could this counterfeit governess be a rogue's redemption? Or will the runaway heiress's secrets destroy their only chance at love?
The governess game by Tessa Dare( Book )

12 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He's been a bad, bad rake--and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson. The accidental governess. After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don't need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke's heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried--and failed--to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart . . . without risking her own. The infamous rake. Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education--in pleasure. That should prove he can't be tamed. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Soon the walls around Chase's heart are crumbling . . . and he's in danger of falling, hard." --
A lady of persuasion : a novel by Tessa Dare( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Only one thing could convince Sir Tobias Aldridge, an incorrigible libertine, to profess undying fidelity to a woman he's just met. Revenge. What better way to get back at an enemy than by stealing the scoundrel's sister? Not that Toby finds it a chore, seducing a beguiling, sultry beauty freshly arrived from the West Indies. When the prize is Isabel Grayson, vengeance is doubly rewarding. Isabel is determined to marry a wealthy, powerful lord and become a lady of influence, using her rank and fortune to fight social injustice. Sir Toby, with his paltry title and infamous reputation, is unsuitable husband material--but he makes her blood race, her heart pound, and her long-buried passions come to the surface. If she can reform the charming devil, she'll get exactly what she craves: society's respect. But it's a dangerous gamble. For if Toby wins this battle of persuasion, Isabel could lose her heart."--Page 4 of cover
Beauty and the blacksmith : a Spindle Cove novella by Tessa Dare( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Portuguese and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beautiful and elegant, Miss Diana Highwood is destined to marry a wealthy, well-placed nobleman. At least, that's what her mother has loudly declared to everyone in Spindle Cove. But Diana's not excited by dukes and lords. The only man who makes her heart pound is the village blacksmith, Aaron Dawes. By birth and fortune, they couldn't be more wrong for each other-- but during stolen, steamy moments in his forge, his strong hands feel so right. Is their love forged strong enough to last, or are they just playing with fire?"--Author's web page
Lord Dashwood missed out by Tessa Dare( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A snowstorm hath no fury like a spinster scorned. Miss Elinora Browning grew up yearning for the handsome, intelligent lord-next-door ... but he left England without a word of farewell. One night, inspired by a bit too much sherry, Nora poured out her heartbreak on paper. Lord Dashwood Missed Out was a love letter to every young lady who'd been overlooked by gentlemen--and an instant bestseller. Now she's on her way to speak in Spindle Cove when snowy weather delays her coach. She's forced to wait out the storm with the worst possible companion: Lord Dashwood himself. And he finally seems to have noticed her. George Travers, Lord Dashwood, has traveled the globe as a cartographer. He returned to England with the goal of marrying and creating an heir--only to find his reputation shredded by an audacious, vexingly attractive bluestocking and her poison pen. Lord Dashwood Missed Out, his arse. Since Nora Browning seems to believe he overlooked the passion of a lifetime, Dash challenges her to prove it. She has one night."--Page 4 of cover
Romancing the duke by Tessa Dare( )

17 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities. And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one. Ugly duckling turned swan? Abducted by handsome highwayman? Rescued from drudgery by charming prince? No, no, and ... Heh. Now Izzy's given up yearning for romance. She'll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who's never even been kissed? This one
The duchess deal : a girl meets duke by Tessa Dare( Recording )

17 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury's to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne'er-do-wells by night. Now there's a new item on the list. He needs an heir--which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar's daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she'll do. But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own
 
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A night to surrender
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One dance with a Duke : a novelTwice tempted by a rogue : a novelThree nights with a scoundrel : a novelGoddess of the hunt : a novelSurrender of a siren : a novelA lady of persuasion : a novel
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