Books by Liz Carlyle

B+
In Love with a Wicked Man

Narrated by Carolyn Morris Kate Wentworth is a rather unusual Lady in that she is a rare thing – a peeress in her own right. She is the Baroness d’Allenay, one of the few titles in England that can pass to the female line if there are no sons to inherit. // <![CDATA[ var browName = nav ...

B+
In Love With a Wicked Man

In Love With a Wicked Man is the latest from prolific romance writer Liz Carlyle and her writing experience shows in this book. There are a few minor criticisms that keep this book from DIK status, but overall it was a very enjoyable read. Ned Quartermaine is the illegitimate son of an aristocrat ...

B
A Bride By Moonlight

This is the fourth book in a series of which I have not (yet) read the other three. Usually when I pick up a book mid-series, I can say confidently that I don’t think it’s necessary to have read the others, but with this one, I felt at a slight disadvantage, and I’m not quite sure why that was ...

D+
The Bride Wore Pearls

On page 348, the hero starts maundering on and on about his first impressions of the heroine, and she cuts him off with a sharp elbow to the ribs. Holy crap – if only someone had done that in the editing phase. Then I wouldn’t have lost four weeks of my life to a book that felt reams longer th ...

B
The Bride Wore Scarlet

Halfway through Liz Carlyle’s latest historical romance, The Bride Wore Scarlet, I put it down and went to reread the first book in The Fraternitas Trilogy, Ms. Carlyle’s latest slightly paranormal series. I enjoyed that book, One Touch of Scandal, but had forgotten its premise. I was glad I did ...

A-
Wicked All Day

There are a number of books that I would recommend to romance readers that I would not give to newbies to the genre. Whenever I introduce a friend to romance, my selection of their first book is done specifically with that person in mind, with that first book tailored to their interests and personal ...

A-
Tempted All Night

Liz Carlyle quickly became a favorite of mine when I read her “Never” series a little while back. Her newest, Tempted All Night is another winner. Lady Phaedra Northampton is not your typical debutante. At an “advanced” age of 21 and with a scandalous – but still secret – past, she is u ...

A-
Never Romance a Rake

The last book I read was destined for my keeper shelf, so it’s bizarre to me that this one should be as well. It’s actually somewhat difficult to be objective about grading two such books, because naturally they have great differences between them. At first I thought Never Romance a Rake was n ...

A-
Never Deceive a Duke

For those who think “meaty” and “historical romance” have become mutually exclusive, I offer up Never Deceive a Duke. Liz Carlyle returns to form here in what to my mind is her best book in several years. The story is a simple one, but her characters are so very complex and multi-layered ...

B-
Never Lie to a Lady

Liz Carlyle begins her new trilogy with Never Lie to a Lady, a somewhat uneven book in terms of momentum, but one that I ultimately enjoyed due to the interesting characters - both old and new. Xanthia Neville and her brother Kieran, the new Baron Rothewell, have recently arrived in ...