Books by Loretta Chase

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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 ...

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Vixen in Velvet

I’ve enjoyed the previous two novels in this series (which I’ve listened to rather than read), but I think this might be my favourite of the series so far. It’s one of those books I found hard to put down and couldn’t help gobbling up, no matter how much I wanted to read it slowly so it didn ...

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Silk Is for Seduction

Kate Reading’s narration of Loretta Chase’s Lord of Scoundrels is an audio triumph, an absolutely perfect meshing of one of the best historical romances with a nuanced and note-perfect performance by a highly talented narrator. Naturally, seeing that Ms. Reading had been engaged to narrate the a ...

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Scandal Wears Satin

Can a beautiful, conniving, brilliant French dressmaker find true love with a gorgeous, straight-forward, not so bright English Earl? In Ms. Chase’s latest, Scandal Wears Satin, the second in her Dressmakers series, the answer is a resounding and yet unbelievable yes. The novel, written with Ms. C ...

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Silk is for Seduction

Loretta Chase’s books just resonate with me. One reason is that she is such a master at building sexual tension with her battles of the sexes and there is no better foreplay then the hero and heroine engaging in a clash of wits. Along with that, her books tend to be wonderfully unpredictable. Mar ...

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Last Night's Scandal

We’ve often discussed at AAR what books we would include in a “Conversion Kit” to bring non-romance readers over to the joy of the genre. Last Night’s Scandal, showcasing a great writer at the absolute top of her game, is most assuredly in mine. Honestly, I liked, but didn’t love Don’ ...

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Lord of Scoundrels

I have read Lord of Scoundrels three times now. The first time in 1999 when I discovered AAR’s Desert Isle Keeper page (back when there was a special page), again in 2004 after it won the #1 slot on that year’s Top 100 Romances poll, and this last month for AAR’s Book Club. From reading to r ...

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Don't Tempt Me

Loretta Chase rarely lets me down. Very rarely. And, I’m happy to say that Don’t Tempt Me certainly didn’t disappoint. Chase brings all the things she does so well to the table yet again in this one as humor, witty dialogue, and well-fleshed out characters are all present and accounted for. ...

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Your Scandalous Ways

Writing reviews is normally pretty easy for me. But I’ve been putting off writing this one for days now and I think I finally figured out why. When a book is this good, it’s a challenging task to make certain I’ve adequately conveyed that fact to readers. To put my reaction to this book int ...