Books by Louise Allen

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Contracted as His Countess

Louise Allen is an author whose work I’ve enjoyed many times in the past, and I always look forward to a new release from her.  Contracted as His Countess is a standalone historical romance that puts a slightly different spin on a familiar trope, and the very different backgrounds of the two prot ...

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Least Likely to Marry a Duke

Louise Allen’s Least Likely to Marry a Duke features my favorite type of hero - buttoned-up, bound by duty and convention but with a sense of humor and ease just waiting to be unbuttoned by the right woman. Will Calthorpe, the Duke of Aylsham, was raised by his grandfather to be the perfect heir. ...

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A Lady in Need of an Heir

A Lady in Need of an Heir sees author Louise Allen skilfully gender-flipping the frequently used trope of a man needing to marry in order to produce an heir.  In this story, a successful, independent businesswoman, whose family has been making wine and port in the Douro Valley for generations, is u ...

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Marrying His Cinderella Countess

Louise Allen is an author I can rely on to deliver a well-developed, strongly characterised romance within the restraints imposed by the Category format, and true to form, she’s done just that. In Marrying his Cinderella Countess, she uses the well-worn trope of an impoverished young woman marryin ...

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Surrender to the Marquess

Surrender to the Marquess is the third book in Louise Allen’s series about the Herriard family which began in Forbidden Jewel of India. That book told the story of Major Nicholas Herriard and Anusha Laurens, the Anglo-Indian daughter of an East India Company merchant and a high-born Indian lady. A ...

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Loving the Lost Duke

Loving the Lost Duke is a charming historical romance that is interesting but a little bland, so it didn’t truly capture my attention or draw me into its story. This is the first book in Louise Allen’s new series Dangerous Deceptions and my first time reading any of her novels. While Loving the ...

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His Christmas Countess

His Christmas Countess is book two in Louise Allen’s most recent series, The Four Disgraces, in which the heroes are a group of young men who earned that sobriquet as a result of their daring exploits at school and university.  For some reason, I read the first, third and fourth books when they c ...

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The Many Sins of Cris de Feaux

Crispin de Feaux, Marquess of Avenmore is one of the four Lords of Disgrace, who were introduced to readers in His Housekeeper’s Christmas Wish; although by the sound of it, he’s probably the least deserving of being called a ‘disgrace’ of all of them. I’m also not sure what his “many si ...

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The Unexpected Marriage of Gabriel Stone

I've enjoyed books by Louise Allen since way back, when I first read The Earl's Intended Wife, which was partly set on Malta! She has a knack for inserting the unusual into the rather well-trodden paths of the regency romance genre, and she does not disappoint in The Unexpected Marriage of Gabriel S ...

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His Housekeeper's Christmas Wish

Louise Allen is one of my favourite Mills and Boon/Harlequin authors, so I was pleased to see that she has a new series underway, four books under the collective title of The Four Disgraces, of which His Housekeeper’s Christmas Wish is the first. I admit that I rolled my eyes a bit at the name of ...