Books by Barbara Dawson Smith

C-
Countess Confidential

If I'm engaged in a book, really, really engaged in it, I'll read for hours and stay up late to finish it. If I'm moderately engaged in a book, I'll read for some time, then lay it down but look forward to reading it again. During the time I was reading Countess Confidential, I read three other ...

C
The Duchess Diaries

Wild and irresponsible Grant Chandler, disowned younger son to a duke, met an equally reckless Sophie Huntington during her first Season. They fell madly in love and scandalized the ton with their antics. After they gave in to their desires and consummated the relationship, Grant asked Sophie to m ...

C+
One Wild Night

Lady Charlotte Quinton was a villain in an earlier book in this series, Romancing the Rogue. She stole a valuable necklace and hid it under the pillow of that book's heroine, successfully framing the other woman as a thief. When Charlotte was caught a terrible scene ensued, and she was banished from ...

C+
With All My Heart

It's hard to put my finger on exactly why I wasn't enthralled by this book. The writing is clean and readable, the characters easy to like, and the mystery just mysterious enough. I think the key may be in the fact that despite its assets, this book is burdened by a "been there, done that" feeling. ...

B+
Tempt Me Twice

Barbara Dawson Smith's latest release, Tempt Me Twice, offers excellent characters in a solid plot with a believable and enjoyable love story. Only a few minor details kept this from being a keeper for me, and as it is, I've definitely found a new author to glom. Kate Talisford th ...

C
Romancing the Rogue

I've enjoyed Barbara Dawson Smith in the past, particularly Her Secret Affair. However, Romancing the Rogue didn't quite work for me. While the heroine is interesting and the story had potential, the hero's continuous lack of trust was a problem. Sure, I expected some distrust on his part because th ...

B-
A Glimpse of Heaven

A Glimpse Of Heaven is mostly enjoyable. Its main characters are well developed, and the premise is definitely out of the ordinary. Some of its scenes are breathtakingly haunting, and, although marred by a rushed opening and a conclusion that is somewhat unsatisfactory, this book is worth reading. ...

C+
Seduced by a Scoundrel

Having just finished a book (The Barbarian Earl by Nadine Miller) where the hero was a bastard who married a proper, high born lady - with revenge among some of his motives - I was intrigued by how this book would carry out a similar premise. I know what author Smith is capable of - Too Wicked to Lo ...

B
Too Wicked To Love

Too Wicked To Love takes a familiar theme, gives it a fresh slant, and presents the reader with a love story that has some nice little twists and turns along the way. And that step-back cover isn't so hard to take, either. Sour old spinster Miss Jane Mayhew steps out her front do ...