Books by Anne Mallory

A
One Night is Never Enough

Anne Mallory’s One Night is Never Enough is as close to perfect as any love story I’ve read in recent memory. I bet it’s the best historical romance I’ll read this year and, yes, I know it’s only March. Ms. Mallory gets better and better with each novel she pens. Her last work, The Seve ...

A-
Seven Secrets of Seduction

When Anne Mallory is on, she delivers in spades. Miranda Chase is accustomed to living vicariously through books (and occasionally through her wilder friend Georgette). She lives quietly, working for her absentminded uncle in his bookshop, and saving up for a Grand Tour that she always manages to ...

B+
For the Earl's Pleasure

One of the things I love about reviewing at AAR is that it has allowed me to broaden my horizons and read a lot of authors I'd never tried before. For the Earl's Pleasure is my first book by Anne Mallory, but it certainly will not be the last. I greatly enjoyed this story and the author's voice ma ...

C-
The Bride Price

For a while there, I thought I had a very interesting read when I began The Bride Price, but alas, after a simply fantastic opening, terrible confusion set in. I never bonded with the characters, and closed the book feeling quite disappointed. In his youth, the Duke of Grandien belonged to a grou ...

B
Three Nights of Sin

I generally don't mind writing C reviews, which is a good thing, as I've written more than 180 of them. But after several Cs in a row, coming up with ways to say "this book was average" can take its toll. That's why Three Nights of Sin was an unexpected treat. Everything about it looks average - fro ...

D
What Isabella Desires

It’s pretty sad when you finish a book and all you can think about is how boring it was. Such is the case with What Isabella Desires. I am a fan of unrequited love stories, but the affection Isabella had for her childhood friend Marcus was simply not believable. Their love affair was beyond dull t ...

C-
The Earl of Her Dreams

In The Earl of Her Dreams, Anne Mallory doesn't deliver a well-rounded historical romance. While the lead characters were likable, their characterization lacked dimension. And the mystery sub-plot is not interesting enough to make up for the tepid romance they share. Christian Black ...

C-
The Viscount’s Wicked Ways

A gothic tale set in Regency England? I have not seen that plotline before, and it intrigued me enough to pick up Anne Mallory’s The Viscount’s Wicked Ways. Shadows cloak an imposing estate. Menacing birds swoop overhead. Grotesque carvings adorn entry doors. Lightning and ...

C-
Daring the Duke

There's a lot of promise in Anne Mallory's writing. It is, however, a promise as yet unfulfilled. The second novel by the author and former Golden Heart finalist, Daring the Duke is a largely formulaic tale of yet another anonymous female thief and the nobleman – one of those ar ...

B-
Masquerading the Marquess

Masquerading the Marquess is a charming and enjoyable debut for author Anne Mallory. Although there are some elements that are a bit clichéd, as well as minor problems with the flow of the book, in the end the story combines some unique and amusing characters and incidents. Calliope Minton live ...