Books by Shana Galen

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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 ...

C+
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 ...

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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 ...

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Pride and Petticoats

Pride and Petticoats is a light Regency-set historical romance featuring an American heroine and an English hero who is a secret agent for the Crown. The cover is one of those generic, Here There Be Hanky Panky In The Past covers we've all seen. It's the one with the shirtless man embracing a win ...

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When Dashing Met Danger

Alexander Scarston, the Earl of Selbourne, is a - wait for it - Regency Earl Spy. Unfortunately, he is on forced leave, for his superiors are afraid that Alex's cover in France has been blown. He is chafing at the bit, for he knows Something Big is in the works and he has been passed over for the ...