Historical Romance

D+
A Lord to Love

When I asked to review this short story I hadn’t heard of the author and knew nothing about this work, except that it was a m/m Historical Romance. I was quite pleased when I learned it was set in an alternate universe, as that’s one of my favourite sub-genres and can be quite wonderful when ...

F
This Scot of Mine

Sophie Jordan’s Rogue Files continues with This Scot of Mine, the cliché-ridden story of a lady who fakes her own disgrace and a laird who struggles under a dire curse. The plot makes use of pretty much every Scottish Romance trope known to man, the characterization is mediocre, the hero and her ...

A
Desire Lines

The Welsh Blades series is darker and significantly more complex than most of the historical fare I read; its heroines are strong and powerful - far from cookie cutter in every way.  Clever, complicated and thought-provoking, each of the novels in the series has engaged my heart and mind in equal m ...

B+
Within These Lines

World War II stories are some of my favorite things to read, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that I jumped at the chance to review Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill. It's the story of two teenagers torn apart by the decision of the American government to force Americans of Japanese ...

C
Believe in Me

Ella Quinn’s Worthingtons series concludes with its sixth volume, Believe in Me. Lady Augusta Vivers yearns for a deeper education, and has embarked upon a written correspondence with multiple European professors and lessons with visiting scholars in order to obtain it.  Fascinated by linguist ...

B
One Night with the Major

Bronwyn Scott’s One Night with the Major has a wonderful start that turned to a pleasant but not exceptional read. Although this book is part of the Allied at the Altar series, new readers should have no difficulty leaping in here. Pavia Honeysett is a woman with a mission most possible: losing ...

B+
The Duke I Once Knew

If you’re a fan of Olivia Drake, or if you’re just looking for a good book to while away a quiet afternoon, you can’t go wrong picking up The Duke I Once Knew. As the first book in the new Unlikely Duchesses series, it’s easy to jump into, and the reunited lovers theme is a classic romance p ...

A-
The Earl's Inconvenient Wife

Julia Justiss’ series about the Lattimars, who must swim against the social tide to win their happily ever afters, continues with The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife, in which two best friends find themselves married in name only – at least at first… Temperance - Temper - Lattimar has a scandalo ...

C+
The Scoundrel in her Bed

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Rich girl falls for poor boy. Surrendering to teenaged passion, they make love, then plan to run off and marry. But at the designated hour, girl’s father shows up and tells boy she’s changed her mind. Boy leaves, vowing to hate girl for ever, and girl f ...

B-
Lady Notorious

Lady Notorious is the fourth in Theresa Romain’s Royal Rewards series, although we’ve moved on from the initial premise of the first two books which concerned the hunt for several chests full of gold sovereigns which were stolen from the Royal Mint. Lady Notorious picks up a plot-thread from the ...