Books by Laura Lee Guhrke

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Trouble at the Wedding

J.D. Robb’s Innocent in Death has a line that really resonates with me. It’s something Mavis says to Eve when some people are speculating that Roarke is cheating: ”All guys have the small jerk gene, it makes them guys. But only some have the big jerk gene. He doesn’t.” Mavis is, of course, ...

B
Scandal of the Year

Sometimes nothing hits the spot better than a bad girl out to get her good boy. Though I use the terms girl and boy here, make no mistake that Laura Lee Guhrke’s Scandal of the Year is a mature story, well-worth the angst involved. Trapped in a bad marriage with little hope of escaping ...

B+
With Seduction in Mind

I always enjoy Laura Lee Guhrke’s books and With Seduction in Mind is no exception. The characters were a delight to meet – witty, intelligent and well matched. The story had a bit of a silly misunderstanding at the end, but for the most part I had a wonderful time reading this one. Years ago ...

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Secret Desires of a Gentleman

I’ve had a string of bad reading luck lately. Three of the five books I last reviewed were Ds, with more mediocre stories in between. However, my luck turned when I picked Secret Diaries of a Gentleman, the third in Laura Lee Guhrke’s popular Girl Bachelors series. Like many other readers, I lov ...

B
The Wicked Ways of a Duke

Laura Lee Guhrke is definitely onto something with her Girl Bachelor series. Still, even though I very much enjoyed The Wicked Ways of a Duke, it didn’t manage to reach the heights of And Then He Kissed Her, the first entry in the series. So, just what took some of the edge off my ...

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She's No Princess

The good news is that Laura Lee Guhrke’s new book is a satisfying one. The... well, less good news is that the heroine is a 22 year-old whose main motivation is to choose her own husband, damn it! Whether it was the Avon Powers That Be or Ms. Guhrke’s choice herself, I have to admi ...

B+
The Marriage Bed

Obviously I’m a sucker for marriage-in-trouble books. Last year, I gave a very controversial B+ grade to Your Wicked Ways by Eloisa James, a book about how a rather unsympathetic estranged married couple fell in love again. This book, The Marriage Bed by Laura Lee Guhrke, has a similar plot, but d ...

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His Every Kiss

A wonderful, lush, intelligently written novel that came this close to DIK status for me, His Every Kiss is an absolutely not-to-be-missed treat for those less than pleased with the vast majority of today's European Historical Romances. There is life out there, people, and Laura Lee Guhrke's latest ...

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Guilty Pleasures

An intelligent pair of lovers and sizzling sexual tension make Guilty Pleasures a most enjoyable romance. It breaks no new ground, but it tells a familiar story in a very engaging way. Anthony Courtland, the Duke of Tremore, is fascinated with antiquities. He is excavating a Roman villa on one of ...

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Not So Innocent

Sophie Haversham is an impoverished gentlewoman who can sometimes see the future in her dreams. This time, she has seen an image of a violent murder that she wants desperately to prevent, but when she goes to the police to report her vision, Sophie discovers that the victim she foresaw is none other ...