Historical Romance

A
Resisting Miss Merryweather

Sir Barnaby Ware was introduced in Unmasking Miss Appleby as the other man in an affair that broke up a marriage and destroyed a life-long friendship.  He could have been easy to dislike, but his deep remorse showed there was much more to him.  It’s a rare thing when a secondary character can st ...

C
One for the Rogue

I enjoyed the previous book in Charis Michaels’ Bachelor Lords of London series (The Virgin and the Viscount) and was impressed with the author’s ability to craft a strong story and create sympathetic  characters.  I was less impressed with the fact that the story went off the rails in the las ...

D
How to Train Your Highlander

Mary Elizabeth Waters lives up to her nickname, The Hellion of Hyde Park. A Scottish lass sent to mix with polite company at the insistence of her English mother, Mary Elizabeth has no time for the social constraints of polite society.  She mixes with everyone regardless of class; she rides like a ...

B+
Tempest in the Highlands

The writing team known as May McGoldrick returns with the third volume of the Scottish Relic Trilogy, Tempest in the Highlands. Miranda MacDonald is carrying a heavy burden.  Her mother, Murine, was endowed with second sight thanks to a power-enhancing rune stone she holds, and a wicked privatee ...

B-
Mistletoe, Mischief and the Marquis

‘Tis the season for sugary-sweet holiday stories on my e-reader.  Author Amelia Grey brings that Christmas spirit into her novella Mistletoe, Mischief and the Marquis with cute kids, a snowy setting and a yuletide gathering of friends.  I would have to be a Grinch not to enjoy this kind of story ...

B
The Scottish Duke

I have a feeling that people who know history better than I do will take umbrage with this book. It’s one of those that just doesn’t feel completely historically accurate and I kept wondering how much of my “fantasy” brain I should engage. I was charmed by it, especially by the heroine and b ...

B
The Viscount and the Vixen

Caz Owens and Emily Wittmann compare notes on Lorraine Heath’s latest book, The Viscount and the Vixen, the third and final full-length novel in her Hellions of Havisham Hall series. Love begets madness. Viscount Locksley watched it happen to his father after his cherished wife’s death. B ...

D
The Heiress and the Hothead

If I were being charitable, I would blame the length of the story for the D grade. Is seventy-five pages enough, I ask, to introduce two characters and their assorted relatives-with-books, reveal their political ideologies and practices, establish conflict stemming from said ideologies and practice ...

B-
Married for His Convenience

There are quite a few plot strands running through Married for His Convenience; in fact I’m not sure there aren’t a few too many.  As well as the convenient marriage promised by the title, we have the subplot of the hero’s search for his missing son, the parallel plotline of the heroine searc ...

C
My Rogue, My Ruin

When I read the storyline of My Rogue, My Ruin - in which the hero is a kind of latter-day Robin Hood - it was obvious I was going to have to be prepared to suspend my disbelief to a larger degree than normal.  But that’s okay.  I was in the mood for an adventure story, and if an author (in this ...