Two very lightly linked books featuring stepbrothers Robin Loxleigh and Toby Real Last Name Unknown. The epilogue, ‘A Rose By Any Name’, is available in my Facebook group, and will be uploaded to the Free Reads in due course.

The Gentle Art of Fortune Hunting

Cover for The Gentle Art of Fortune Hunting. Two Regency gentlemen silhouetted in frame surrounded by cards

Robin Loxleigh and his sister Marianne are the hit of the Season, so attractive and delightful that nobody looks behind their pretty faces.

Until Robin sets his sights on Sir John Hartlebury’s heiress niece. The notoriously graceless baronet isn’t impressed by good looks, or fooled by false charm. He’s sure Robin is a liar—a fortune hunter, a card sharp, and a heartless, greedy fraud—and he’ll protect his niece, whatever it takes.

Then, just when Hart thinks he has Robin at his mercy, things take a sharp left turn. And as the grumpy baronet and the glib fortune hunter start to understand each other, they also find themselves starting to care—more than either of them thought possible.

But Robin’s cheated and lied and let people down for money. Can a professional rogue earn an honest happy ever after?

“Charles is unparalleled when writing two characters who have every good reason to loathe one another, only they just can’t stop kissing.”–Scribd, Best Romances of 2021

“A surprising, satisfying, and steamy Regency charmer.”–New York Public Library, Best Books for Adults 2021

“An artful dance of nuanced plot, character precision, and thoughtful writing. … I cannot recommend this book highly enough.”–Frolic Media


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A Thief in the Night

Toby never meant to be a highway robber, but needs must. He didn’t plan to impersonate a top London valet either, but when the chance comes to present himself as the earl of Arvon’s new gentleman’s gentleman, he grabs it. Unfortunately, the earl is the man he seduced and robbed on the road to get here. Oops.

Miles, Lord Arvon, is not impressed. But he’s faced with a tumbledown home and lost family fortune, and desperate times call for desperate measures. Toby—shameless, practical, and definitely desperate—may be just the man he needs.

To steal back a priceless bracelet, that is. What else were you thinking?

“a little gem of a listen … a lovely romance laced with warmth, humour and tenderness featuring two well-defined and engaging protagonists.”–Audiogals


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