British author Kay Thorpe has written over 75 romance novels for Mills & Boon and Harlequin Enterprises. She was born in 1935. As a young woman, she held a variety of jobs including dental nursing and a stint in the Women’s Royal Airforce. In 1968, “The Last of the Mallorys” was published, marking the beginning of her writing career. Being a writer in the late 1960s, she is considered to be one of the first authors to explore sexual desire. Her work often reflected the “sexual revolution” of the time. Her heroines were independent, flawed, and able to initiate relationships. Her characters often had to come to terms with accepting love unconditionally without the need for the security of marriage.
Harlequin Presents - 2534
Leonie Baxter rejected Vidal Parella Dos Santos's first proposal because of his arrogance, his womanizing -- and his powerful sexuality, which left her trembling. Now the Portuguese billionaire is back in her life -- and this time he has a hold over her. He will settle her father's debt, and ma...
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She's fallen in love with her husband! Gina Saxton has inherited a huge fortune -- on one condition: she must wed the heir to the other fifty percent -- arrogant Ross Harlow! However, Ross has a suggestion to make: become his billion-dollar bride for one year, no strings attached. Easy enough --...
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Is she really the Latin lover's wife? Waking up in a Rio hospital bed, Karen has no idea how she got there. And when Luiz Andrade introduces himself as her husband, Karen is shocked and bewildered. Though Luiz claims she betrayed him, they rediscover their intense mutual passion and Karen is ...
At the millionaire's request... Lauren Turner has returned to England to look for the daughter she gave up for adoption thirteen years ago! She is mistaken for the new nanny once she arrives at Brad Laxton's extravagant mansion,and it is not long before he makes his attraction to her very clear!...
On holiday in Majorca, Jessica wakes from an erotic dream to find a stranger in her bed! Zac Prescott is as shocked as she is -- he's there by accident -- but he certainly likes what he sees! Though Jess asks him to leave, she secretly longs for more of his touch.... When they meet again, an int...
Marriage or nothing! A year ago Marcos Peraza had seduced Nicole. She'd presumed that to the Venezuelan millionaire it was just an affair. But after four incredible days...and passion-filled nights...Marcos had surprised her with a proposal. And she'd accepted -- all the while trying to forget t...
Harlequin Presents - 2312
Gina came to Tuscany to discover her roots, not to gain an Italian husband! But then she met Count Lucius Carendente, the most desirable man she had ever seen! Unable to resist their passion for one another, they spent one glorious night together. And the next morning Lucius informed her that they ...
Harlequin Presents - 2185
"Marry me...now!" Liam Bentley had always been a man who knew what he wanted. And when he discovered that Regan Holmes had given birth to his son seven years ago, he wanted her to be his wife! When Regan had first met Liam she'd been awed by his power, by his ambition, by his sexual prowess...
The older man... Erin had fallen in lust with Nick Carson the moment she'd set eyes on him. She knew he wanted her, too, even if he did seem to regard her feelings as little more than infatuation. Nick claimed he liked his women older, more experienced. But was the fifteen-year age gap really...
"My grandmother paid all her life for daring to love an Englishman rather than one of her own countrymen, but surely these are more enlightened times?" Kirsten had come to Norway to find the relatives she had never met, but the first member of the family she found turned out to be big, blond, di...
The marriage contract When Kyle Beaumont's niece, Jodie, is orphaned at the tender age of nine, Kyle is determined to adopt her. But to do that he needs his wife back.... Shannon Beaumont knows better than most what kind of a man Kyle is.Their marriage was brief, passionate and acrimonious. B...
His temporary lover... Greek tycoon Nikos Pandrossos needed someone to look after his little boy, and Chelsea was perfect for the job. Only, Nikos had more than child care on his mind. He wanted Chelsea in his bed! Chelsea Lovatt knew that for her heart's sake she should resist -- there was no fu...
Stop that man -- or the wedding! Ross Laxton was determined to stop his brother's "shotgun wedding"! And the only person who could stop him was Claire Marcroft! The sister of the expectant bride to be, she had more reason than most for ensuring that the ceremony went ahead. Protecting her sister's...
Harlequin Presents - 1988
Revenge by seduction! Businessman Lee Hartford. is a regular Midas: everything he touches turns to gold. His turnover in women is legendary, too! Kerry Pierson knows just how devastating the Hartford charm can be. Her roommate had her heart trampled into the (lust by the restless tycoon. So K...
Harlequin Presents - 1924
Have you heard the latest? Don't tell anyone, but... As far as Cal Forrester is concerned, Alexandra Sherwood is one step away from being a loose woman. It doesn't seem to stop him wanting her, though! Because she's a model, he seems to think that she's fair game for anyone wanting a temporary mi...
"You think you only have to crook your little finger to have everyone falling over themselves to please you." Brett Sanderson was a very rich businessman and his exclusive Caribbean hotel was just one of his many interests. Beautiful women were another. And Brett wasn't used to taking no for an ans...
"I'm no Prince Charming. I never was." But it wasn't until Logan Bannister's ring was on her finger that Caryn believed him and realized how far from a fairy-tale her marriage was. Did Logan even love her, or was she just a convenient way of ensuring he secured his inheritance? And had they really ...
Harlequin Presents - 1667
Sweet persuasion Lauren's visit to Calahorra was purely to introduce her twins to the relatives they had never met. But Rafael de Quiros wanted his dead brother's sons to be raised in Spain, surrounded by their magnificent legacy. And he wanted Lauren to become his wife. Rafael had wealth,...
Harlequin Presents - 1619
DESTINATION: GREECE ATTRACTIONS: THE ACROPOLIS, THE ISLANDS -- AND ALEXIS THEODOROU Zoe had been told that Greek men's attitudes could be rather traditional, but Alexis Theodorou's ideas were positively archaic. Especially when it came to Sofia, his younger sister. As Sofia's companion, Zoe...
Harlequin Presents - 1603
He had her where he wanted her... Tricia remembered every glance, every kiss, the moment she fell in love--and the shattering heartbreak when he suddenly said goodbye. Her looks and name were different now. She hadn't wanted him to recognize that his new temporary secretary was the woman he'd...
Harlequin Presents - 1571
Where there's a will... Sure, it's an offer few men could refuse, but Rachel is astonished at the speed Craig Lindhurst agrees to the terms of her late husband's will. In order to inherit, these two strangers must marry and produce an heir. Rachel can't deny the instant chemistry between them...
Harlequin Presents - 1556
Too close for comfort When Professor Jake Rothman refused to allow Karen to accompany the all-male television documentary crew on what she knew could possibly be the most exciting expedition of her film career, her blood boiled! The fact that desire flowed between them like an electric current d...
Harlequin Presents - 1534
His offer wasn't the only thing she found tempting! Virginia Sutherland didn't know what infuriated her more--the fact that Nick Calway was trustee of her inheritance, or that he was confident, arrogant and able to outmaneuver her at every turn. He also drove a hard bargain. Nick agreed to fi...
Harlequin Presents - 1501
An imposter in their midst? Reece Harland didn't behave like a typical tourist on a Las Vegas bus tour. That's why Lisa, the group's guide, wasn't too surprised to learn he was there on behalf of the company's new management. He'd obviously been sent to check up on things. She was surprised, ...
Harlequin Presents - 1446
A husband was the last thing she wanted. In fact, marriage wasn't even on Lian Downing's agenda. She'd come to ask for financial assistance--she needed the money to help raise her son. Bryn Thornley, however, was insisting on claiming his rights to their child. He left her no choice but to fa...
Harlequin Presents - 1397
"I'm not interested in acquiring a full-time wife:" That's what Ryan Bentley told Kimberly Anderson--but it didn't stop him from pressuring her into playing the part in a complicated masquerade to fool his family. In London it had all seemed so simple, but once in Canada, the picture changed ...
Harlequin Presents - 1356
Kerry had fancied herself in love with Brad. But that had been four years ago--when Brad Halston had shattered her by telling her he wasn't the marrying kind. So Kerry Wallace wasn't particularly thrilled to find Brad was one of the bosses at the Las Meridas construction site. She was anxious...
Harlequin Presents - 1301
"I want a son," Don Felipe said That was the first indication Jan Presley had that the paper she'd signed was not a normal contract for secretarial employment. What had she let herself in for? Don Felipe de Rimados made it clear that Jan's intrusion into his ordered life was for one reason on...
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No emotional involvement, that was Tessa Cadman's rule. And usually, though she enjoyed working with children, she stuck to it. Involvement was the way to heartbreak. At present, however, young Jason wasn't causing her upsets. It was his father, attractive Mark Leyland, who was. He'd asked...
Harlequin Presents - 1204
Would he never forgive her? Alex had dropped Greg Wilde, a successful London photographer, from her life two years earlier. She'd believed he had been unfaithful. Now on assignment with him in Japan, she discovered she'd been wrong--she'd let foolish pride rule her heart. No more, Alex decide...
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They were alone in the world The night Ross rescued her, Nicola knew that naivete had caused her abduction. Furthermore, it was self-doubt about her acting ability that had made her accept a nanny position in the middle of a Venezualan jungle in the first place. As for Ross King, her extraord...
Harlequin Presents - 1084
How could she love him? They'd never met! When Adria Morris had been mugged at Victoria Station, she'd lost more than her purse. The bump she'd received had wiped out her past. And it had taken two years for Kyle Hamilton to find her. Kyle insisted he could prove she was his late brother's wi...
Harlequin Presents - 973
"You'd better hightail it back to England." That's what Captain Ty Morgan instructed Ria Brownlow to do when he discovered her stowed away aboard his ship. For Ria the Tiger Rose offered passage to Brunei where she could begin her expedition to the primitive jungle village of Long Laha. She'd...
Harlequin Presents - 941
They were light-years apart in their needs Journalist Sara Mellor realized that marriage was a serious commitment. It was Dave, the sensuous, famous sportsman--and her husband--who hadn't. They had both been deluded into believing that wanting and loving were one and the same thing. Now Sara ...
Harlequin Presents - 902
She found him dangerously attractive Lynn Renford planned to combine her holiday in Greece with her ambition to learn everything she could about the tour business. Except that her attention was seriously diverted by Andreas Stephanos, an international hotel owner. Of course, it was possible h...
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Had it been a mistake to come? Vanessa wondered about it. On the island of New Caledonia she'd joyfully found the father she'd not seen for sixteen years, though his death so soon after was traumatic. But it was her liaison with Raoul DuTemple, a wealthy Frenchman, a virtual stranger who had ...
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She was caught up by two lives at once... "Would you do your sister a good turn?" Karen Greer had asked Gail Branstead, the twin she hadn't seen since birth, to step into her shoes for a couple of weeks and experience the exciting life of a model. Had there been anything to the alleged telepa...
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"Granted, you're a very desirable woman." It will save a lot of time if I tell you I'm prepared to do anything you want, " Lauren Devlin said, confronting a man who would respond to no gentle persuasion-the only man who could save her father from jail and lifelong regret. When most women woul...
Harlequin Presents - 710
Overnight, her wildest dreams had come true! A distant relative had left Eve Brockley and her sister, Fleur, the huge circle Three Ranch in Florida, making them both instant millionaires, "What can we do with a ranch?" her sister reasoned, insisting the best thing to do was sell the land, sin...
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She hadn't expected to fall in love When Logan Telford asked Gemma to pose as his fiancee she couldn't resist the offer. Work was hard to find for ambitious young actresses, and she felt sure the pose would lead to a role in his new London musical. Their arrangement was strictly business. No ...
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He was determined to make her suffer! Donna had been too young to know the difference between sexual attraction and mature love when she'd married Blake Mitchell. And when his plans for her to raise a family clashed with her career she'd left him. Now he had unexpectedly reappeared to head t...
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He wanted an heir more than a wife! The rigid conventions of Morley Grange had driven Emma's grandmother into exile when she had dared love a man beneath her social station. Now Emma had returned to her ancestral home and found love with the present master of Morley. Only Emma wasn't at all sure...
Harlequin Presents - 573
Mark had seemed far out of her reach Dana had fallen in love with him--yet how could a seventeen-year-old hold the interest of such a mature successful man? Though his marriage proposal was a surprise, she eagerly accepted and asked no questions. But Mark let her know that theirs would not be...
Harlequin Presents - 534
Quiet peaceful homeor fool's paradise? Which was Sculla? Thea's life on the tiny island off Cornwall had always been happy, if not exactly exciting. Staying on after she and Gavin were married had always been her aim-until David Barrington arrived. The new trustee of the island brought in swe...
Harlequin Presents - 491
Regan had to find a husband! There were only five weeks before her twenty-fifth birthday, and by then she had to be married or she would lose the home she loved so dearly. So when Keir Anderson turned up out of the blue--and out of her past--Regan asked him to marry her, as a temporary busine...
Harlequin Presents - 455
She was committed to the crazy scheme Toni Bradbury pretended to be Sean's fiancée--not because she loved him, but to fool one particular person: Rafe Stewart, Sean's domineering stepbrother. Rafe deserved to be put down by a woman. He had unscrupulously tried to seduce Toni--and she'd almos...
Harlequin Presents - 425
Could Dale Ryland show him how to love again? As a brilliant sculptor, Jos Blakeman breathed life into slabs of marble, stone and bronze. As a man, he inspired fiery passion in journalist Dale Ryland--something her fiance had never done. Jos had sculpted Dale's so-called perfect body, and the...
Harlequin Presents - 394
Claire would let nothing stop her Once Claire had decided she was going to marry Rod McGilbray, the rugged engineer, nothing would change her mind. It didn't matter to Claire that their meeting in Africa had been the result of a rather mean trick. Or that her father advised caution. It didn't...
Harlequin Presents - 378
She had driven away the man she loved. Sharon Tiler met Lee Brent by accident, but his pursuit of her was purposeful and marriage quickly followed. But when rumors started, Sharon hadn't the confidence or security to ignore them. The thought that Lee had married her just to comply with his fa...
Harlequin Presents - 360
Andrew's bequest shocked them both Kerry had assumed that her stepfather would leave his large department store to his son, Ross Sinclair. But Andrew must have had something else in mind--he stipulated that both Kerry and Ross were to inherit the store. She liked old-fashioned friendliness an...
Harlequin Presents - 336
Gina just wanted a glamorous holiday Gina was embarrassed by her traveling companion's behavior, but she was hurt when author Ryan Barras accused her of coming to the Bahamas to pick up a wealthy man. Ryan's cynical attitude made Gina despise him--especially after he made ardent love to her, ...
Harlequin Presents - 311
"Trust me, Lisa. It will be all right." Lisa could have laughed. How could she trust Bryn when he had taken advantage of her from the start? They had met outside the church where the man she loved had married Bryn's girl friend. Bryn had suggested a drink together to ease their sorrows. Lisa ...
Harlequin Presents - 299
"You can't have one," Liam said savagely. "So you'll try for the other. Is that it?" He went on without waiting for her reply. "Well, it won't work! I've met your kind before." Jaime felt sick at his accusation. It was true that it had only taken two short weeks for her to fall out of love wi...
Harlequin Romance - 2234
"I will give you your freedom." Sara turned painfully away from the cold finality of Steve's words. Yet wasn't this why she had returned to Florida after five years of separation? Wasn't it she who had demanded a divorce in the first place? She should have been ecstatic--now she would be a...
Harlequin Romance - 2232
"You'll keep quiet and do as I say!" Regan was shocked to hear Cal Garrard's words. Who did he think he was? She hadn't wanted to travel in his private plane, but it was the only means of reaching Ben--the brother she'd finally succeeded in tracing. But when their plane crashed, Regan was for...
Harlequin Presents - 242
Alex Gaynor had run away from an unbearable situation by securing a three-month singing engagement on a Caribbean luxury liner. But Alex hadn't known that Clay Anderson would be on board. .. or that he would hold her responsible for ruining his sister's marriage. And Clay was determined to make ...
Harlequin Presents - 237
Lian Trevor was forced to make a hurried decision. Stranded in Buenos Aires, she must choose between remaining in her very dangerous predicament, or marrying a stranger. It was like something out of a dream...or a nightmare. Lian didn't want to be Ricardo Mendoza's wife for the next six months; ...
Harlequin Romance - 2151
You can't force me to stay on here!" But Ty Frazer could and did. What Greer regarded as a simple business transaction was fast turning into a war of wills. Ty stubbornly refused to buy her half of the Nova Scotia lumber business she had inherited from her father. But why? He should have jump...
Harlequin Romance - 2109
Tara Smith and Nick Bryant had been through a lot of adventures together--a shipwreck, being stranded on a Pacific island and then dramatically rescued--so perhaps it did not come entirely as a surprise to her when he asked her to marry him. But the reasons for his asking her were quite plain--he w...
Harlequin Romance - 2079
Keely refused to miss this marvelous chance to advance her career. She was determined to be included in the botanical expedition up the Amazon so that she could photograph the search for the mysterious Fire Flower. But there was one snag. Greg Stirling, the man in charge of the expedition, flatl...
Harlequin Romance - 2046
"There's never been the woman yet who could hook Brad Ryall, and plenty have tried," they told Karen when she went to South Africa on a visit. Reluctantly she realized that she would indeed be wasting her time trying to attract him. But then Serena Harlow came on the scene......
Harlequin Romance - 1990
After a disastrous love affair, Peta Sheppherd was "off" men -- with a vengeance. Therefore, she was in no mood to put up with her new boss, Lee Merril, his sweeping changes and his assumption that everyone was going to jump to his bidding. Peta certainly wasn't!...
Harlequin Romance - 1967
Tessa Wright's carefree existence in her Caribbean home was threatened by the news that Bryn Marshall was coming back. Their relationship had always been uneasy, and she had little hope that it might change. For he seemed no more interested in her now than he had been all those years ago....
Harlequin Romance - 1909
Ruth was in Algiers, alone in the world and very young, when she met Andre Dubois. His answer to the problem was to marry her out of hand, with the assurance that their marriage would remain a brother-and-sister arrangement for the time being. That was all very well, but where did the glamorous ...
Harlequin Presents - 93
Lisa Farrel was at her wits' end, wondering how she could possibly raise the money to get her beloved brother out of serious trouble, when Brad Norton appeared on the scene, like an answer to a prayer. Within a few days of their meeting, he had proposed to her--and Lisa agreed, on condition that...
Harlequin Presents - 81
Kimberly Freeman was worried to death when her fiance, who had gone out to Sierra Leone in West Africa, seemed to have disappeared with-out trace, and she decided the best thing to do was to follow him out there and see if she could discover what had happened to him. In Sierra Leone, however, sh...
Harlequin Romance - 1779
Sara lived with her father at Kambala in Kenya and was accustomed to do as she pleased there. She certainly didn't think much of Steve York, the impossible man who came to take charge in her father's absence. "It's asking for trouble to run round a game reserve as if it were a play park," he tol...
Harlequin Romance - 1756
When Eve's flighty young sister got engaged to an unknown Spaniard over in the Canary Islands, Eve thought she ought to go there herself and investigate the matter, and find out what this Juan Perestrello was like. She found, for a start, that he had a twin brother, Ramon....
Julia recovered consciousness after a car accident to discover that she had lost her memory. Not completely-but 'three months had vanished out of her life, and they happened to be the three months she had been married to Ross Mannering. There was no doubt about it, she was ...
Harlequin Romance - 1661
It was a wonderful job Nicky had got herself--representative for a travel firm on the lovely holiday island of Corfu. In fact everything would have been perfect had it not been for the hotel owner, the lordly Nikos Alexandros, who seemed to think there was something unfeminine about the whole thing...
Harlequin Romance - 1609
It was a great mistake when Doctor Tracy Redfern found herself at sea aboard the 'Antarctic Star'. The 'Atlantic Star' had been going on the West Indies run, but the 'Antarctic Star' was going whaling in the Antarctic. The Captain Leigh Garratt was hardly pleased. "To put it bluntly, you represe...
Claire Manston knew she was going to love her new job as secretary to the celebrated author Steven Hollis, on the beautiful Isle of Wight. Steven was kind, interesting to work for - and very attractive. Also he was a widower, and after a none too happy marriage deserved better luck next time. Certa...
Harlequin Romance - 1583
Toni deeply resented Dave Bradley's coming into her life, and he on his side was simply impatient with her and looked on her as a silly, wilful child. But circumstances demanded that they put up with each other, at least for the time being. Was there any chance of either of them changing their m...
Harlequin Romance - 1504
Kerry could hardly believe her luck when she landed a part in a play starring the celebrated actor Ryan Maxwell - and it was not long before she had fallen under his spell. But with the glamorous Paula Vincent as his leading lady, was it likely that Ryan would ever see Kerry as anything but a promi...
Harlequin Romance - 1237
"Miss Page," Brent Mallory warned Vanessa when she applied for a job with him, "I don't think much of women in business. They're too prone to distraction, too often resentful of any kind of authority . . ." Vanessa was indeed to find plenty of cause for distraction--and in Brent himself....