Sara Bennett

Sara Bennett

Bendigo Area, Victoria

Sara writes romance with passion. An Australian, she began her career with Harlequin as Deborah Miles and moved on to Australian historical fiction, writing under the name Lilly Sommers (now reissued under the name Kaye Dobbie) before her career as a historical romance author for Avon from 2000 to 2014. She has also written paranormal romance under the name Sara Mackenzie. She is currently self publishing romance and writing Women's Fiction for Mira Australia (Harlequin)

Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Western

The Rose and the Shield

Beautiful Lady Rose, the fiercely independent mistress of Somerford, reluctantly agrees to hire a bold Viking warrior, Gunnar Olafson, and his mercenaries to protect her undefended lands. But although Gunnar takes her breath away with his steel-hard muscles and eyes afire with undisguised yearning she dares not trust him. But Gunnar is not what he seems. Posing as a hired soldier, he is duty-bound to expose Rose, whom his liege lord believes is plotting against him. Somerford is to be loyal Gunnar's reward, but he quickly realizes Rose is the true prize. He never expected to be bewitched by the exquisite beauty he is sworn to betray, and now he is discovering that her love is what he truly desires a need he must satisfy, even if dishonor is its price ...

A Seduction in Scarlet (Aphrodite's Club)

One wicked night . . . Lady Portia Ellerslie, dearest confidante to Queen Victoria and a woman of impeccable breeding, normally wouldn't dream of dallying in Aphrodite's Club, London's most exclusive and erotic bordello. But one lonely night she finds something enticing about the idea of a wild encounter in the notorious hothouse. Donning a daring, dangerously low-cut scarlet dress and a veil to mask her identity, she arrives at the club ready to succumb to the torrid desires raging inside her . . . and is shocked to find herself gazing into the eyes of Marcus Worthorne, the man she swooned over at seventeen. Could lead to a lifetime of ecstasy . . . Back then, Marcus barely knew she was alive, but now he's about to make her most wanton fantasies come true. Portia's proper life is about to change forever . . . because for Marcus one night with the lady in red could never be enough.

Her Secret Lover (Aphrodite's Club)

Desperate to save her reputation, the beautiful heiress Antoinette Dupre escapes to Wexmoor Manor, a country estate in Devon. But she gets more than she bargained for when she encounters a masked stranger who, with just one touch, awakens in her an irresistible desire. Gabriel Langley is on a mission. Antoinette has a letter he needs to take back his family's ancestral home, and he is willing to go to any lengths to claim it—even seduce her. And though aware he is playing a dangerous game, he cannot resist returning to her bed in the shadow of darkness . . . to become her secret lover. But when Gabriel's true identity is revealed, their passionate midnight interludes are threatened. And they must face a web of scandal and blackmail that could destroy their one chance for love . . .

Once He Loves

Lovely Briar Kenton has lived with loathing in her heart for two years. Now she has the opportunity to wreak vengeance upon Lord Radulf, the man she blames for the deaths of her stepmother and father, and the ruination of her family name. Briar's plan is simple, she intends to seduce the lord with her charming song and lush beauty, then let his indiscretion be known, destroying his happy family just as he destroyed hers. But the man who succumbs to her wiles is gentle and kind, filling her with unexpected tenderness. And it is not until later that Briar discovers she seduced not Radulf but his knight, Ivo de Vessey. Will her continuing quest for vengeance ruin her chance for love?

Miss Debenham's Secret: A Husband Hunters Club Book

A novella linked to The Husband Hunters Club series. Clarissa Debenham is a young teacher living in Lyme Regis, when she meets Alistair McKay, a naval officer, who is on shore leave while his ship is undergoing repairs. They fall in love but Clarissa’s father is against the match, and indeed it seems ill-fated when Alistair must go to war against Napoleon Bonaparte. They both know he may never return and even if he does, can they find the happiness they dream of? Many years later Clarissa has a fashionable school for young ladies. She is successful and respected; she tells herself she is happy. And then suddenly, shockingly, Alistair returns to her life.

Rules of Passion (Greentree Sisters)

The boldest, most unconventional of the three Greentree sisters, Marietta believes her best course would be to emulate her natural mother, the notorious courtesan Madame Aphrodite. Being woefully unschooled in the ways of passion, however, Marietta, at Aphrodite's insistence, must first prove herself by properly seducing one man: Max Valland, the moody, disgraced, anddisinherited former Lord Roseby. With his life and reputation already in tatters, Max is most willing to help the exquisite young minx practice her chosen craft—though he is surprised at the depth of his desire . . . and by her most unprofessional tenderness. But Marietta's plans are threatened by the dangerous mysteries swirling around this disarmingly sensual gentleman . . . and by a heart that urges her to break the courtesan's cardinal rule: never fall in love.

Lessons in Seduction (Greentree Sisters)

What is prim and proper Miss Vivianna Greentree to do when her precious haven for orphans is threatened? She has no choice but to turn to the owner of the property, Sir Oliver Montegomery—yet the heartlessscoundrel refuses to be swayed by reason. So Vivianna must resort to other means of persuasion ... Under the tutelage of Madame Aphrodite, London's most notorious courtesan, Vivianna is determined to learn the sensuous secrets that will render a man weak with desire, to melt Oliver's stony heart with a kiss, a caress and a promise. But as her encounters with Oliver become more intense, Vivianna unexpectedly discovers a fiery passion that leaves her breathless. And soon it becomes unclear exactly who is seducing whom ...

Beloved Highlander

Gregor Grant was to have been the Laird of Glen Dhui. But defeat at the hands of the English had cost him the home that had been with his family for generations. Bitter and betrayed, the Highlander vowed never to return . . . . . . until a lady pleads for his help. Margaret Mackintosh cannot believe that the wild and scowling warrior in the tavern is the man she seeks. This is Gregor Grant, the proud laird her people have been whispering longingly for? But the new lady of Glen Dhui has no choice. Forced into a betrothal to a duke determined to unite their lands, Meg needs a champion. And who better than Gregor Grant, the clan's rightful leader? So the fiery lass makes him an offer he'd be a fool to refuse…and the sweetness of her kisses awakens a desire Gregor had thought long buried. Will Meg be able to resist its heat, or the raging power of his love?

Mistress of Scandal (Greentree Sisters)

Proper, reserved Francesca detests chaotic London and one of its most infamous inhabitants: her birth mother, the notorious courtesan Madame Aphrodite. Lovingly raised by the devoted Lady Greentree, she's content to remain in Yorkshire, far from the scandalous parent whose life and profession shock . . . yet intrigue her. But a dark, dangerous stranger she rescues on the moors is awakening a most improper desire—causing Francesca to question whether she is more her mother's daughter than she ever wished to be. When Sebastian Thorne agrees to protect Aphrodite's estranged daughter from a dire threat emerging from her past, the fallen lord is unexpectedly seduced by Francesca's beauty. But a vigilante living on the shadowy edge of society has little hope to own such a prize—and unless he reclaims his abandoned title and lost honor, Sebastian will never get close enough to the bewitching lady to save her life . . . or win her passion.

The Lily and the Sword (Medieval Series)

Trapped in an old Saxon church, Lady Lily is dragged from her hiding place to the very feet of the warrior who's been hunting for her—Radulf, the King's Sword, a man whose name all speak in fear. Yet when she looks into his coal-black eyes, it is not fear that makes her tremble...but desire. So she lies to save her life—and prays to save her heart. Even though some instinct whispers that Lily's not who she claims to be, Radulf is helpless against his burning need to possess her. Furious when he discovers her true identity, he nevertheless marries her—not to protect her from the king's wrath, he tells himself, but to keep a close watch on her. For Radulf was betrayed by a woman once before...and now trusting Lily could cost him his life.

Wicked Earl Seeks Proper Heiress: The Husband Hunters Club (The Husband Hunters Club Series)

Too wicked for proper society and in dire financial straits, Rufus Blainey, the Earl of Southbrook, knows but one solution: to marry an heiress. So when innocent and beautiful Lady Averil Martindale waltzes into his life, Rufus can't imagine a more perfect scenario: woo her, win her, bankrupt her. Averil has no intention of spending her life or her money alone. An orphan, she's determined to find her lost half sister and reclaim what little family she has left. When Rufus offers to help locate the elusive girl, Averil is grateful and more than a little intrigued by the handsome, dashing rogue. Everything is going according to Rufus's plan. That is until, despite his best efforts, he begins to fall totally, madly, sincerely in love with Averil . . . but will she marry him once she learns the truth?

Sin With a Scoundrel: The Husband Hunters Club (The Husband Hunters Club Series)

Historical romance readers simply can’t get enough of the amorous misadventures of the plucky graduates of Miss Debenham’s Finishing School—the self-styled “Husband Hunters Club.” Author Sara Bennett returns us to Victorian England to Sin with a Scoundrel—the final installment in her delightful series featuring heroines who firmly believe the only husband worth having is a husband you have hunted yourself. Readers should heed the warning of bestselling author Lisa Kleypas and, “Get ready to fall in love,” as Miss Clementina Smythe seeks lessons in seduction from a notorious rake in order to land a wealthy lord, only to have her schemes thwarted by her unexpected desire for her tutor!

To Pleasure a Duke (The Husband Hunters Club Series)

The Husband Hunter’s Club is back in session! To Pleasure a Duke is the third installment in author Sara Bennett’s delightful historical romance series set in England’s Victorian Era, where the girls at Miss Debenham’s Finishing School believe the only husband worth having is a husband they have hunted themselves. The intended husband the determined heroine of To Pleasure a Duke has chosen is a moody nobleman, not unlike Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy, who has absolutely no intention of proposing—which leads to a delightful game of seduction undertaken by a most brazen and enterprising young lady.

A Most Sinful Proposal (The Husband Hunters Club Series)

Sara Bennett’s wonderful Husband Hunter’s Club series continues with A Most Sinful Proposal. The girls at Miss Debenham’s Finishing School believe the only husband worth having is the one you capture for yourself—and another indomitable young lady tries her hand at romance in this glorious novel that recalls the early sensuous and sweeping love stories of Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. Fans of Stephanie Laurens are urged to try A Most Sinful Proposal. Satisfaction is emphatically guaranteed!

Led Astray by a Rake: The Husband Hunters Club (The Husband Hunters Club Series)

The hunt is on for the perfect husband . . . Beneath Livy Monteith's icy blonde exterior beats a passionate heart, a heart that will not abide by society's rules. No, Livy will simply not marry the proper young man her parents have chosen for her husband. She'd rather die! But even her friends at Miss Debenham's Finishing School are shocked by the man she desires. Lord Dominic Lacey, the man they call Wicked Nic, is quite handsome, even more notorious, and every bit a scoundrel. Nic thinks he knows all about Livy. She's a proper young lady from an upstanding family, the kind of woman any respectable man would be thrilled to take as his bride—but Nic is not a respectable man. For Livy, even being seen with him would lead to certain scandal. So why is the ravishing innocent doing everything in her power to seduce him? Bedding her would be a delight. But a sinful night with a man like Nic would lead a girl very far astray indeed . . .

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