Books by Julia Ross

C+
Clandestine

I’m of two minds about this one. On the one hand, Julia Ross is a skilled writer whose prose is always a joy to read. On the other, regretfully, the story she tells here isn’t a very interesting one. Frankly, my assessment of this one is echoed by my feelings about Games of Pl ...

B-
Games of Pleasure

Games of Pleasure is that frustrating thing – a pretty good book that could have been a better one. In this case, the fly in the ointment is a nauseatingly self-sacrificing heroine who, believe it or not, manages to be one of the most annoying "I’m not worthy" types I’ve come across in a while ...

B-
Night of Sin

Night of Sin features a hero who is a tortured rake, and the heroine is a scholarly Dissenter. The atmosphere is dark and filled with angst. I had some problems with the book, but was won over by the interesting characters. And the atmosphere! Those who like their romances lush and a bit dark ...

B+
The Wicked Lover

The Wicked Lover is a Georgian romance. A kick-off-your-shoes-and- sink-your-teeth-into-it Georgian romance. I read it slowly during a busy period and every time I opened the book I savored the experience. Ross's latest opens with a terrific, attention-grabbing scene. The hero, Robert Sinclair Do ...

A-
The Seduction

With one hand of cards Alden Granville-Strachan, Viscount Gracechurch, has lost everything: his estates, his money, even his clothes. He has nothing left to lose when he's offered a wager by Lord Edward Vane: if he wins he regains all he's lost, plus five thousand pounds. If he loses he not only los ...

B
My Dark Prince

It pays to be persistent. When I first started My Dark Prince I didn't want to pick it up again. But I kept on reading and after the first few chapters, I didn't want to put it down. We have all had the experience of reading a book that starts out promising but falls apart toward the m ...