Historical Romance

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A Duke in the Night

Some authors just get better and better each time out, and Kelly Bowen is one of them.  Her last series, Season for Scandal, was tremendous, but right out of the gate, A Duke in the Night trumps them all.  It’s smart, sexy and romantic, and I enjoyed every bit of it.  In the lovely novella The ...

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What the Earl Needs Now

Good Earls Don't Lie was one of my favorite books of 2016, so I jumped at the chance to get my hands on the second book in Michelle Willingham's The Earls Next Door series, What the Earl Needs Now. This novel tells the story of what happens when Lily Thornton, sister of the preceding book's heroine ...

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Wallflower Most Wanted

Have you ever watched a Hallmark movie? For all that I love romance stories, I haven’t sat through very many. While the characters in the show say all the right things, the language can feel a bit formulaic and predictable. There’s a certain spark between the romantic leads which is just missing ...

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The Sins of Lord Lockwood

It’s been a decade since Liam Devaliant, the Earl of Lockwood, stepped onto the pages of Meredith Duran’s début novel, The Duke of Shadows. Handsome, charming and enigmatic, Lockwood immediately captured my attention, the mention of his mysterious four year absence from society and his obvious ...

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Never Dare a Wicked Earl

As I’ve said in the past, I make it a point to try new authors when I can – after all, I had some pretty good luck a couple of years back when I found not one, but three début authors whose books have since become ‘must reads’, and I live in hope of finding others.  Unfortunately, however, ...

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The Marquess Tames His Bride

The Marquess Tames His Bride is the second book in Annie Burrows’ Brides for Bachelors series, which, although the romance is self-contained, picks up the storyline about a number of jewel thefts that began in book one, The Major Meets His Match.  I have read that book, although I confess I could ...

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More or Less a Marchioness

More Or Less a Marchioness is the first book in Anna Bradley's Somerset Sisters series as well as my introduction to Ms. Bradley's writing. It's a sexy tale set at an English house party, and I'm really glad I picked it up for review. Iris Somerset has worked hard to keep her rebellious streak we ...

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Redeeming the Roguish Rake

Liz Tyner’s Redeeming the Roguish Rake treads the well-worn path of rakish hero redeemed by love - in this case, the love of a vicar’s daughter.  It’s a trope I generally enjoy, as it’s always fun to watch the world-weary hero falling head-over-heels for the last woman he’d ever have expe ...

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Anything but a Gentleman

In Elisa Braden’s Anything but a Gentleman, readers are treated (finally) to Sebastian Reaver’s story, which sees the gruff, brooding giant of a man meet his match in the form of a woman who refuses to be cowed by either his size or his manner.  Sebastian – the owner of one of London’s most ...

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A Scandal by Any Other Name

I'm always looking for romances with positive portrayals of physical disabilities, so I was beyond thrilled to get a copy of A Scandal by Any Other Name for review. It's the second book in Kimberly Bell's A Tale of Two Sisters series, and is the story of a young woman with a mild form of spina bifid ...