Books by Julia London

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You Lucky Dog

Julia London’s You Lucky Dog is funny, sweet and charming, but gets a couple of points dinked off for the author’s preference for outside conflict versus internal conflict in the romance. It’s a tough day in Austin, Texas. The arrest of a dog walker in an undercover drug sting has resulted ...

D+
The Princess Plan

I’ve read and enjoyed a number of Julia London’s books in the past, so I thought I’d give her latest title a try.  The Princess Plan is billed as a mixture of mystery and romance, in which a visiting prince teams up with a lively spinster to solve a murder and falls in love along the way.  I ...

B
The Devil in the Saddle

Sometimes you just need a book to be good. You sit down, and you hope that the author knows what they’re doing because you’re too tired to make the effort to try and be entertained. You just want to be entertained and not end up mentally bracing yourself for the next dreadful line of dialogue li ...

D+
Tempting the Laird

Julia London’s Highland Grooms series has taken readers from the union of Clan Mackenzie’s mother and father (Wild, Wicked Scot) all the way to the romantic pursuits of their children, and in this book, their youngest daughter – the independent Catriona – meets her match in a salt-of-the-ear ...

C
Devil in Tartan

In Devil in Tartan,  Julia London’s most recent installment in her Highland Grooms series, Lottie Livingstone finds herself in a pickle. Aulay Mackenzie’s ship is the solution to that pickle, and over the course of a few hundred pages, Lottie goes from maiden daughter to whisky smuggler to pira ...

C+
Hard-Hearted Highlander

I’ve enjoyed the previous two books in Julia London’s Highland Grooms series in spite of my general aversion to Scottish/Highland set romances; both books are strongly character driven with, in the case of the first book, Wild Wicked Scot, a dash of politics and intrigue thrown in to add an extr ...

B
Sinful Scottish Laird

Julia London returns to the Scottish Highlands in the region of Balhaire for Sinful Scottish Laird, the second book in her Highland Grooms series.  Like the previous book, Wild Wicked Scot, the story takes place during a time of great unrest, with the Jacobites who are loyal to the deposed Stuart k ...

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Wild Wicked Scot

I love "second chance at love" stories and most books revolving around troubled marriages are near cousins to these. In Wild Wicked Scot, our protagonists weren't head over heels in love the first time around, so the dynamic is a little different. However, since the characters are layered and worth ...

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Suddenly Dating

Julia London’s Suddenly Dating would have us believe that a divorcing couple could unknowingly lend their lake house out for the summer to different people without realizing they had double booked the house until it was too late for the strangers to make alternative living arrangements, thus forci ...

C+
Suddenly in Love

For most of my romance reading life I never encountered a rock star as hero. Suddenly, they seem to be featured in every other romance I read. I’ve truly loved some of these rock star heroes, but that wasn’t the case when I initially encountered the hero of Suddenly in Love. Instead, I found him ...