Books by Victoria Alexander

C+
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 ...

D+
Let it Be Love

As I read Let It Be Love, I found myself wondering repeatedly how far must you suspend reality to enjoy a book? Oh, I find I can easily sink myself into Time Travel, Alternate Reality, or the fantasy of an overbearing Medieval captor evolving into a considerate hero once he has discovered his one t ...

C+
When We Meet Again

While When We Meet Again is a perfectly pleasant, perfectly readable historical romance, it's also one that may play slightly better for readers who – unlike me – aren't yet Effington-d out. To be honest, I hadn't realized how tired I was of the Effington family and their circle until I be ...

D
A Visit from Sir Nicholas

I am astonished by how much I didn’t like this book. Victoria Alexander is an author I can usually count on to be witty and cozy; I have never before associated the word “maddening” with her. A Visit from Sir Nicholas, though, features turgid prose and a self-satisfied, smirking hero who is pu ...

B+
The Lady in Question

I'm starting to develop a theory about writers who excel at books on the lighter side: Because those books are funny, fast-paced, and, therefore, easy to read, people assume that they're just as easy to write. My guess is that the exact opposite must sometimes be true. For example, ...

A-
Love With the Proper Husband

The last time I reviewed a book by Victoria Alexander, my editor was surprised that I gave it only a B+, because I obviously loved the book. I think my subconscious knew that there was even better to come, because I'm delighted to report that Alexander's latest, Love with the Proper Husband, is one ...

B-
Her Highness, My Wife

I don't have the difficulty some readers do with fake-royalty stories, especially if they have an historical setting. What I do have difficulty with, however, is unsympathetic characters, and the heroine of Her Highness, My Wife teetered on the verge of almost too unsympathetic for my taste. A very ...

B
The Prince's Bride

If you're a fan of humorous historical romance, Victoria Alexander's latest is probably already on your TBB (to-be-bought) list. If you're afraid of books with forced humor and too much fluff, you won't find that here, where the marriage of convenience gets an original twist. Lady Jocelyn Shelton ...

B+
The Marriage Lesson

I admit it: I’m a curmudgeon when it comes to comedies set in historical time periods. Usually, I just don’t think they’re all that funny. The banter seems stilted and unreal, the situations seem unlikely and contrived. But The Marriage Lesson by Victoria Alexander pleased even me: it is charm ...

B+
The Husband List

Victoria Alexander's latest, The Husband List, is an enjoyable tale in the tradition of Julia Quinn and other writers of humorous historicals set in the regency period. Fans of her most recent novel, The Wedding Bargain, will want to read this one - the heroine of The Wedding Bargain even makes a br ...