Historical Romance

B+
The Legend of the Gypsy Hawk

I can’t be the only one who is tired of the romanticized pirates, the Fabios of the romance novel world. Don’t get me wrong, there are some absolutely wonderful pirate romances out there, and luckily, The Legend of the Gypsy Hawk is one of them. Instead of romanticizing the freedom of the wind a ...

B
You're the Earl That I Want

Having enjoyed Kelly Bowen's last book - A Good Rogue is Hard to Find - I'd marked her down as a new author to watch and was keen to read more from her. In You're the Earl That I Want (and would somebody PLEASE STOP with the stupid, cutesy titles that aren't cute so much as they are irritating!), s ...

B-
Lady Emily's Exotic Journey

The thing that initially attracted me to this book was the fact that while it’s set in the Victorian Era, the action takes place well away from England. I have no objection to England as a setting, but it’s a refreshing change to find an historical romance set somewhere else; and the fact that ...

B-
All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue

This is one of those books I almost hesitate to confess I enjoyed! The storyline is unoriginal, and the hero, while as manly and gorgeous as any other to be found in the genre, acts like such a prick at times that I wanted to smack his manly, gorgeous face! But what saved All the Ways to Ruin a Ro ...

C-
A Duke But No Gentleman

At the start, A Duke But No Gentleman seemed as though it was going to venture into darker territory than that which is normally found in the pages of an historical romance. When I finished the book, I came away appreciating the fact that Ms Hawkins has tried to do something a little different, but ...

B
Tremaine's True Love

It’s no secret that I’m a big Grace Burrowes fan. I understand the criticisms that are sometimes levelled at her books; they can be repetitive, the heroes are too improbable, there are too many Americanisms etc., but for the most part I can forgive her those things because she writes stories th ...

A-
Lady Be Good

This book is the third in Meredith Duran’s Rules for the Reckless series and it is the best of the lot so far. I love the unusual time setting for this series and the somewhat unconventional heroes and heroines. If you have been following Ms. Duran’s series, you will not want to miss this latest ...

B+
The Chaperon's Seduction

This is the first book in a quartet of books about The Scandalous Arrandales, a family whose name has become a byword for dissipation, profligacy and excess throughout society. It’s basically a rake-meets-prim-guardian story, but it’s a very good one – well-written and strongly characterised w ...

D+
The Best of Both Rogues

The Best of Both Rogues is one of those books that took a while to get started, and which I found myself compelled to finish simply in the hopes that at some point, something would actually happen. I reached the end of the book still waiting. The story is highly insubstantial, and while I am certai ...

B+
The Marriage Act

Alyssa Everett is one of my favourite authors, one I know I can rely upon to provide me with a well –written and engaging story, well-developed characters and a satisfying romance. She describes her latest book, The Marriage Act as being somewhat “edgier” than her previous ones, and I can see ...