By Alissa Johnson, Jennifer Ashley, Emily Bryan

"It is the main expected occasion of the ton: the once a year vacation ball at Hartwell residence. The song is sublime, the foodstuff beautiful, and the visitor record totally particular. a few come searching for love. a few will do virtually whatever to prevent it. yet all people desires to be there. it doesn't matter what their wishes, amid the swirling robes and gentle glow of candlelight, magic has a tendency to ensue. And one dance, one kiss, one evening can form a brand new future.
--from again disguise

From Emily Bryan's ""My woman under Stairs,"" the tale of a bastard servant woman referred to as in to impersonate her lacking aristocratic half-sister with effects necessary of Shakespeare, to Ashley's ""The Longest Night,"" during which a shapeshifting nobleman makes an attempt to win the center of the cautious lady he loves whereas at the path of a secret agent, to Alissa Johnson's ""Traditions,"" the story of an earl who units out to woo one girl and falls for her fascinating significant other in its place, those gentle, pleasing romps aren't commonplace vacation fare. .

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