Books by Loretta Chase

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Knave's Wager

I had a love-hate relationship with Loretta Chase’ Knave’s Wager. Loved the heroine, hated the hero. Loved the writing, disliked the tropes. I didn’t want to put the book down, but not for the reasons anyone would keep reading a romance. That made it a difficult book to grade, but at least it ...

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Mr. Impossible (#12 on our Top 100 Romances list)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February 16, 2005 While last year's Miss Wonderful was an appropriately wonderful book, I have to admit that it felt somewhat mannered to me - almost as if the author kept a deliberate distance between herself and her characters. I learned a great dea ...

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Lord Perfect (#26 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February  26, 2006 I know this is romance sacrilege, but when I read Lord of Scoundrels about ten years ago, I traded it back to the ubs. I don’t remember that I hated it, just that I didn’t particularly want to keep it. This was before I started ...

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A Duke in Shining Armor

A new book from Loretta Chase is always cause for celebration, and her latest, A Duke in Shining Armor, gets her new Difficult Dukes trilogy off to a start worthy of much festivity.  On the face of it, it’s the very simple story of two people falling in love with the ‘wrong’ (right) person an ...

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The Last Hellion (#60 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on December 9, 2008 Loretta Chase's Lord of Scoundrels is an annual reread for me, and, when I close the book with a big smile on my face, I automatically reach for The Last Hellion, whose hero is the drunk Dain fights at the inn on his wedding night. Th ...

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Dukes Prefer Blondes

This fourth book in Loretta Chase’s Dressmaker series takes up the story of Lady Clara Fairfax, who has been a recurring secondary character since the first book, Silk is for Seduction. Clara is the most sought-after young lady in London – possibly in the whole of England. She’s beautiful, of ...

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Lord Perfect

Narrated by Kate Reading I haven't read a Loretta Chase book I haven't loved. Lord Perfect, book three in Ms. Chase's Carsington Family series proved no exception to this rule. Lord Benedict Carsington, Viscount Rathbourne, is perfect. It's rather miraculous when you consider the various scra ...

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The Mad Earl's Bride

I’ve said before that it takes a truly gifted author to turn out a novella which gives the reader the same degree of satisfaction upon finishing as can be found on the completion of a full-length novel, and I suppose the fact that this one is by Loretta Chase should be recommendation enough. At ...

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The Last Hellion

Narrated by Kate Reading The Last Hellion is the last of the four books in Ms Chase’s Scoundrels series, which are linked via a number of recurring characters; and it can perhaps be seen as a sequel to the wonderful Lord of Scoundrels. We met Vere Mallory, Duke of Ainswood, in that story when, ...

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Viscount Vagabond

Narrated by Stevie Zimmerman Originally published in 1990, Viscount Vagabond is one of Loretta Chase’s earliest historical romances, and one which has only recently come to audio along with a handful of other titles such as Isabella, The English Witch and Knave’s Wager. It’s a lighthearted ...