Cade Byron returned from his work for the foreign service and buries himself in work at his country estate. Wounded in body and spirit, Cade turns his back on both friends and family, preferring to grieve his losses in solitude. But when a snowstorm strands a beautiful young woman on his doorstep, all of Cade's carefully crafted defenses will be put to the test. Meg Amberley is determined to make the best of her snowbound time with the cranky Lord Byron. Drawing him out of his seclusion, Meg soon discovers a man she wants to spend more and more time with. But when a passionate encounter uncovers dark secrets from Cade's past, Meg must decide if she's willing to risk her heart on a man believed to be incapable of love. Forced to pretend an engagement, will Meg be able to break down the walls around Cade's heart, or will the scars of his past prove too much?
An irrepressible rake, Lord Jack Byron is more than happy to be a bachelor. But his carefree lifestyle is thrown into jeopardy when he loses a fortune gambling - to a merchant, of all people. And the man doesn't want money as payment. Instead, he wants Jack to marry his firmly on-the-shelf daughter! Having given no thought to marriage, Jack wasn't certain a spinster like Grace Danvers was the woman to convince him otherwise. To make matters worse, her father wants the whole thing kept secret, so Jack must make her fall in love! Surprised at how easy it is to spend time in the wonderfully intelligent Grace's company - and even more surprised at how un-spinsterlike she appears - this is one debt Jack is suddenly very happy to pay off. But with his own heart now at risk, Jack will do whatever it takes to make sure Grace never finds out the devastating secret of what brought him to her door.
"Tracey Anne Warren is brilliant!" -New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell "Warren senses what readers desire in their fantasies and gives it to them ten-fold." -Romantic Times The "mad, bad and dangerous" Byron brothers are back in the fifth book of Tracy Anne Warren's fabulous Byrons of Braebourne historical romance series. The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author lets brilliant, scholarly, yet still devilishly desirable fourth son, Drake, take center stage in The Bed and the Bachelor, as he tries to crack the code to a mysterious young lady's heart. This is passion that sizzles ingeniously blended with wonderful wit-a thrilling, sensuous romp that will particularly delight fans of Julia Quinn, Victoria Alexander, Nicole Jordan, and Elizabeth Boyle.