Books by Victoria Alexander

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The Lady Travelers Guide to Happily Ever After

This should have been my favorite summer read. Good girls and rakes are my favorite thing and Victoria Alexander’s The Lady Travelers Guide to Happily Ever After promised precisely that. I was entirely prepared to be delighted and happily rave about my new favorite read. Instead, I found myself mo ...

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The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels & Other Gentlemen

The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels & Other Gentlemen might well win an award for being the longest title in historical romance! The first book in Victoria Alexander’s new Lady Travelers Guide series, it’s a light-hearted romantic comedy, set mostly in Paris around the time of the Great E ...

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What Happens at Christmas

I love the Christmas season and all the traditions that come with it. Well, most of the traditions are good ones. I’m not particularly enamored of the plethora of cutesy Hallmark Christmas movies that run on TV almost 24/7 during the month of December. They are just too far removed from reality fo ...

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The Importance of Being Wicked

Victoria Alexander’s The Importance of Being Wicked is the fourth book in her Hadley-Atwater series along with the novella Lord Stilwell’s Excellent Engagements. The latter introduces readers to the hero of this book, Winfield Elliott. However, readers need not read the other books in the series ...

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My Wicked Little Lies

Characters playing mind games in romance novels is about as enjoyable as it is in real life - that is, not at all. However, it does provide a sure conflict, and all things considered, Victoria Alexander does it about as well as one can in My Wicked Little Lies. Not many romance novels begin with ...

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Desires of a Perfect Lady

In some ways, I feel like Desires of a Perfect Lady was severely misrepresented by the title and the blurb on the back of the book. Both made the story sound like a witty, fun reconciliation/seduction of sorts, which couldn’t possibly be further than the truth. The characters are dull, the plot is ...

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The Virgin's Secret

Victoria Alexander’s new series about three aristocratic brothers (what’s new?) is a sequel to her earlier The Perfect Wife, set four generations later in the same family. I chose to review it because the plot revolves about explorers and ancient artifacts, elements I usually like, but this nove ...

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Secrets of a Proper Lady

Upon first reading a summary of this book, I admit to having low expectations; mistaken identity plots usually annoy me, and the plot seemed confusing and overly complicated. I was very wrong. Secrets of a Proper Lady is a funny, entertaining story. Daniel Sinclair and Lady Cordel ...

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What a Lady Wants

What a Lady Wants has a strong beginning and a likable heroine, but, unfortunately, it’s weakened by a shallow hero and an unexciting second half. Nigel Cavendish is one of a group of four men who originally bet a shilling and a bottle of cognac on who would remain unmarried the ...

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A Little Bit Wicked

A Little Bit Wicked is published by Avon and the heroine is a widow. No, she’s not a virgin - actually she’s had several lovers and doesn’t want to re-marry. When she decides to have a little fling with the rakish hero, they both find that their emotions are engaged in a way that they didn ...