Historical Romance

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Unfit to Print

K.J. Charles always finds fresh, new angles to pursue in her stories and peoples them with characters in unusual walks of life - and her new novella, Unfit to Print, is no exception.  Set in late Victorian London, one of the protagonists is a purveyor of naughty books and has a shop in Holywell Str ...

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The Risk of Rogues

In The Risk of Rogues, Sabrina Jeffries latest, novella-length addition to her Sinful Suitors series, Lady Anne and Captain Lord Hartley Corry get a second chance at their happily ever after. They were, once upon a time, engaged and deeply in love, before Anne’s father forbade the union and Hartle ...

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A Gentleman Never Keeps Score

This second book in Cat Sebastian’s Seducing the Sedgwicks series centres around Hartley, younger brother of Ben (hero of book one, It Takes Two to Tumble) whose backstory as explained in that book was both heartbreaking and intriguing.  It’s impossible to discuss further without entering into ...

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An Affair with a Spare

An Affair with a Spare is the third installment in Shana Galen's Survivors series which features a group of former soldiers who have returned from the Napoleonic wars. These soldiers were part of a secret group who were assigned some of the most dangerous missions. Out of the thirty members of this ...

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The Highlander's Promise

The Highlander’s Promise is a Beauty and the Beast story between a laird and a gently-born lady. While the premise is not uncommon - an amnesiac heroine discovers love and passion with a strong alpha hero - the execution is poor. The characters are uninspiring and unimaginative and the interesting ...

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The Duke and I

(NOTE: This novella was previously published in the Hot Winter Nights: Racy Regency collection) Heather Boyd’s The Duke and I is a charming and spicy regency tale in which a handsome duke falls in love with his daughter’s companion. Nicolas Westfall, Duke of Stapleton, is beside himself wi ...

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Only Seduction Will Do

Holy cats, y’all, is this book not a standalone. If you have read the previous House of Pleasure books and enjoyed them, there is no reason to believe you won’t enjoy this one, but if you, like myself, have not dipped into this series, Only Seduction Will Do is not the place to start. I had no i ...

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The Mistress of Pennington's

Rachel Brimble takes us back to a time when women were just beginning to emerge as authors of their own destiny with The Mistress of Pennington’s, the first in her series of novels about a fictional department store set just after the turn of the twentieth century. Elizabeth Pennington has been ...

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My Own True Duchess

Opening up a Grace Burrowes book these days is like going to visit old friends.  Even though each of her novels focuses on a different couple, the author has done such a thorough job of creating her own Regency world and peopling it with the many different families who move in the same elevated cir ...

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Tempting the Laird

Julia London’s Highland Grooms series has taken readers from the union of Clan Mackenzie’s mother and father (Wild, Wicked Scot) all the way to the romantic pursuits of their children, and in this book, their youngest daughter – the independent Catriona – meets her match in a salt-of-the-ear ...