Spoils of War by Carolyn Faulkner
The Civil War had been hard on everyone, but Celia Weston felt as if she had taken the brunt of it. Left alone on what had once been her family's beautiful estate, she had to scrimp and scrape just to survive. Reduced to living like an animal while she tried to take care of her beloved mother, whose mind had been crippled by her great losses, she felt her life would never be the same again.
Trey Rivers had been occupied by all sorts during those long years, but the worst was its last occupier, a Yankee, Aaron Denehy, who thought that possession was a lot more than nine-tenths of the law, and that Celia's body and soul came with the land he claimed as his own. Celia found herself subjugated by Aaron, treated no better than a lady of easy virtue, much to the disdain of the townspeople she'd grown up with.
He spanked, belted or paddled her at the least sign of resistance, but brought her to the heights of ecstasy that she hadn't known existed before his touch.
And there was nowhere for Celia to escape to. It was her home, but she was bound to Aaron, bound to do his bidding forever, as one of the spoils of war...
Apprehended by Lust by Elizabeth McKay
Growing up as an unwanted kid in a dysfunctional family, Lawrene's - aka Laurie's - sights are firmly set higher than any other of her relatives has ever attempted to achieve. Determined not to sponge off anyone, especially a man who wants nothing more than to boss her around, she works hard to achieve every small goal.
Upon meeting Alex, a highway patrol officer, Laurie discovers that he is just as determined to make sure she follows rules that will keep her safe, healthy and, if he has anything to say about it, happy. As their unlikely friendship blossoms, Alex wants to help Laurie but she has been beaten down her entire life and is finding it difficult to trust his word.
The first time he makes her pay a consequence for her inappropriate behavior, she discovers that there is a difference between allowing a man to rule her life, and sharing that life with someone who truly cares for you. Will she be able to overcome her fear that he will toss her aside? Will he be able to teach her that he has every faith in her, and that she can make her dreams come true?
Lost Love by Maryse Dawson
Arabella Dufour had always loved Ulric Griffin but when she finds out his heart belongs to another; she tells her father that he kissed her, hoping he would have to marry her instead. However, her father banishes Ulric from the castle forever. Several years later, Arabella's father arranges her marriage to Lord John of Terryn, a knight she has yet to meet. He owns vast lands in the North and has enough wealth to keep her in the finest gowns but can she love another man when her heart still yearns for Ulric - her lost love?