Reviews by Sara Elliott

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Say Yes to the Scot: A Highland Wedding Box Set

I’ve been on a Highlander kick recently (I’ll blame it on Outlander withdrawal).  Four authors put their spin on this classic romantic character type in the new collection Say Yes to the Scot: A Highland Wedding Box Set.  Each story showcases all the stubborn, proud and slightly possessive qua ...

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The Most Dangerous Duke in London

Madeline Hunter begins her Decadent Dukes Society series with an engaging, slow-burn romance.  The Most Dangerous Duke in London takes its time building a relationship between the main characters while drawing the reader deeper into rivalries and intrigues simmering between two influential London f ...

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From Duke Till Dawn

From Duke Till Dawn changes the perspective usually seen in historical romance.  Most times the story is told through the viewpoint of the rich, where the mansions, ballrooms and men’s clubs of London are standard fare.  Author Eva Leigh takes all of that glamour and turns it on its ear to show ...

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The Bohemian and the Businessman

You don’t often see a marriage of convenience plotline brought into the 21st Century.  Katy Regnery does her best to translate this old-timey idea into a modern format in The Bohemian and the Businessman with somewhat mixed results. Pricilla Story, second youngest daughter of an esteemed Phila ...

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Duchesses in Disguise

Duchesses in Disguise contains three very different stories that all spring from one small accident.  Three noble ladies traveling incognito are stranded after their carriage is damaged in a storm.  When a local gentleman and his two companions come upon the accident, they immediately offer their ...

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The VIP Doubles Down

Nancy Herkess creates perhaps her darkest hero in The VIP Doubles Down.  Each of the men brought to life in the Wager of Hearts series has demons they have to battle, but Gavin Miller is perhaps the only one who has been losing the war. Gavin is a popular suspense author fighting the world’s w ...

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The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband

I can always count on Julia Quinn!  Her books are full of likeable characters, amusing tête-à-têtes and she skillfully uses romantic plot devices, making them feel so believable that a character’s illogical behavior easily becomes relatable.  In her newest release The Girl with the Make-Belie ...

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Wanted and Wired

Wanted and Wired takes our obsession with technological advancements to the nth degree while exploring ideas about how the human heart survives when the head has gone to the machines.  It’s an interesting idea that’s perfect for a Science Fiction story; however it gets rather convoluted when ro ...

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Blame it on the Duke

Blame It on the Duke is the third book of Lenora Bell’s Disgraceful Dukes series and it’s fitting that I’m the third reviewer here at All About Romance to give her a try.  It’s always down to a roll of the dice as to whether  a new author will produce a story that knocks your socks off or ...

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The Seven Sins of Ruby Love

Full disclosure, I’ve always been a bit biased towards the Beyond series since the setting is practically in my backyard.  The idea that a portal to the afterlife has opened somewhere in Tempe, Arizona just starts me on all sorts jokes about Hell being a summer day here in the desert.  Don’t w ...