Historical Romance

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Subtle Blood

Romance, drama, skulduggery and edge-of-the-seat adventure abound in this rip-roaring tale that brings the Will Darling Adventures to an absolutely magnificent close.  In Subtle Blood, KJ Charles delivers everything I wanted from this series finale – a fast-paced, tightly-plotted mystery and a we ...

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The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels

When I opened The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels for the first time and read the Table of Contents, I thought to myself ‘this is either going to be awesome or a hot mess.’ Fellow readers, it was awesome! This book is packed with hilarity, romance, and adventure topped with flying houses, ...

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Catch a Falling Duke

Catch a Falling Duke is an historical romance about a duke who finds out his family fortune has horrifying origins and a farmer struggling with her legacy, who meet at a crossroads of their lives. When the two share a night of passion, both feel a connection, but neither has a place in the other’s ...

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The Hellion's Waltz

The Hellion’s Waltz is a lot of fun, but has a few flaws that knock it out of the DIK bracket and make it the weakest of Olivia’s Waite’s Feminine Pursuits series.  It’s still well worth the read though, though. Sophie Roseingrave is a piano teacher, tuner and composer with a problem.  ...

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The Highlander's Secret Son

The Highlander’s Secret Son has a few things going for it.  I liked Jeanine Englert’s style, and her writing – and research – are very good. The book’s real problem is its characters, however. Oo ee, these characters, who betray and think the worst of each other over and over again. Cl ...

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The Cinderella Heiress

Reader, when I see Cinderella in a book title, I have some minimum expectations for the story.  One: the heroine was once blessed with a happy (prosperous) life; two:  the heroine is treated poorly by a step-family after the death of a birth parent; three:  the down-on-her luck heroine never lose ...

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The Queer Principles of Kit Webb

Cat Sebastian takes readers back to Georgian England with her latest novel, The Queer Principles of Kit Webb.  It’s a lively tale laden with wit, sparkling dialogue and insightful social commentary; the two leads are superbly characterised and there’s a vibrant secondary cast, too.  In fact, w ...

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The Viking Chief’s Marriage Alliance

Reader, Viking romances are my jam.  I’m here for long-haired men with braids and beards and muscles for days, tattoos and runes, long-houses and long ships, long winters and starry night skies, cinnamon roll Chieftains, and Valkyrie-esque women.  More please.  Unfortunately, there are too few ...

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The Devil Comes Courting

The Devil Comes Courting is the third full-length novel book in the Worth Saga, and it follows a new heroine as well as the continuing adventures of the Worth siblings and the Hunter family. Captain Grayson Hunter is looking for a genius, specifically, someone to code Chinese characters for his t ...

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A Duke in Time

Janna MacGregor’s A Duke in Time begins with the heroine’s husband meeting his maker in a most inauspicious manner, and the goofiness keeps coming thick and fast. While the central relationship works fairly well, and the hero is good-hearted and the heroine well-meaning, the plot leans heavily t ...