Books by Carolyn Jewel

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A Notorious Ruin

A Notorious Ruin is the second book in Ms Jewel’s series about the four Sinclair sisters, which began with Lord Ruin back in 2002, so there’s been a bit of a long gap between books one and two! The eldest sister is Anne, who is now married to the Duke of Cynssyr, the youngest is Em ...

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Not Proper Enough

I'm a sucker for characters getting a second chance at love, so it's no surprise that I'd end up reading Not Proper Enough. As always, Carolyn Jewel's writing is polished and her characterizations delightful. With a story that is by turns very hot and very emotional, I found myself relishing the e ...

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My Dangerous Pleasure

I confess, before I started reading the latest in Carolyn Jewel's My Immortals series, I promised myself that I was going to abandon the series if My Dangerous Pleasure followed the formula of the previous three books. To my surprise and delight, the author went a completely different route with the ...

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Indiscreet

The beginning of Indiscreet is so darn good that I was ready to write this off as a DIK. But…somewhere along the line the story began to lose its luster. Still, when all is said and done, this story remains a very good read that I would recommend to anyone. If only some parts were expanded on, thi ...

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My Forbidden Desire

Everyone knows there are only so many plotlines in the world. When they are additionally circumscribed by vampires and demons and werewolves and your garden-variety homo sapiens, it takes really special characters – not plots, not settings, and not six-volume background material, mind you - chara ...

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Scandal

In addition to showcasing many variations on the theme of scandal, Carolyn Jewel returns to historical romance with a deeply emotional story featuring two characters I liked very much. The Earl of Banallt and his beloved Sophie Evans have both lived through various scandals in their pasts and each ...

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A Darker Crimson

A Darker Crimson is the fourth book in LoveSpell’s multi-author Crimson City series and Jewel’s departure from historical romance. As an author, I think Carolyn Jewel shows promise, but sometimes her execution is flawed. She does some good things here with world-building and plotting, but her ch ...

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The Spare

I discovered Carolyn Jewel's first book, Lord Ruin, about a year too late to vote for it as my favorite 2002 Guilty Pleasure. While I agreed with our reviewer that the book had flaws, it was a very memorable debut, and made me anxious to read more by this author. Her newest book, The Spare is nothin ...

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Lord Ruin

Lord Ruin by Carolyn Jewel is a far-from-perfect book, but it is so entertaining, satisfying, and sensuous that I simply must recommend it anyway. The Duke of Cynnsyr, Ruan No-last-name (Or perhaps Ruan is his last name? I'll get to that in a minute), is an unrepentant, spoiled, egotistical rake. A ...