Books by Shana Galen

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An Affair with a Spare

An Affair with a Spare is the third installment in Shana Galen's Survivors series which features a group of former soldiers who have returned from the Napoleonic wars. These soldiers were part of a secret group who were assigned some of the most dangerous missions. Out of the thirty members of this ...

B
No Earls Allowed

No Earls Allowed is book two in Shana Galen’s Survivors series, and like the first book, Third Son’s a Charm, features one of the men who had belonged to a specialist ‘suicide troop’ formed during the Napoleonic wars.  The group consisted originally of thirty, all of them single men, some o ...

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Third Son's a Charm

In Third Son’s a Charm, Shana Galen introduces us to some of the gentlemen who will feature in stories of their own as her new Survivors series progresses.  These men are closer than brothers; they served together during the Napoleonic Wars under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Draven in a unit ...

D+
Traitor in Her Arms

I should have loved Traitor in Her Arms.   I was sure the combination of spies, an enemies-to-lovers romance and the Scarlet Pimpernel was destined to be wonderful, and I’m so disappointed to tell you it wasn't.  The principals are unappealing, the plot contrived and ridiculous, the secondary c ...

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I Kissed a Rogue

Shana Galen’s Covent Garden Cubs series has highlighted many people and places we rarely see in a romance, such as the slums of Seven Dials or the gangs of thieves who know all the tricks to separate a lofty peer of his valuables. Along the way Sir Brook Derring has worked as an investigator, usin ...

B
The Rogue You Know

Like the previous book in Shana Galen’s Covent Garden Cubs series, The Rogue You Know features an engaging – if improbable – cross-class romance, this time between an aristocratic young woman and a thief who wants to get out of the game and make a better life for himself. We met Gideon Harrow ...

B+
Earls Just Want to Have Fun

Shana Galen’s new Covent Garden Cubs series gets off to a terrific start with Earls Just Want to Have Fun which is – fortunately – a book with much more emotional depth than it’s overly cutesy title would seem to suggest. The story is, at first glance, a simple cross-class romance with a ...

B
Love and Let Spy

This is the third book in the Lord and Lady Spy series using classic (or at least popular) spy stories revamped as romance novels, the first being Lord and Lady Spy (pulling from Mr. and Mrs. Smith), followed by True Spies (from True Lies), and with a short novella or two to round out the series. Lo ...

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Sapphires Are an Earl's Best Friend

The writing is pretty good in this latest in a trio by Shana Galen, but the spy masquerading as a courtesan trope is so overdone that I never could believe in this story. As a reader, if I cannot buy in to a story then I spend the vast majority of my time picking apart the unbelievable aspects and n ...

F
No Man's Bride

No Man’s Bride is the first book in a new series called Misadventures in Matrimony. It features four friends who form the “Spinsters’ Club” and swear never to marry. They all have different reasons for this. Some are strong willed. One wants to be a pirate (yes, really). The heroine of this ...