Historical Romance

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To Ruin a Gentleman

In 2017, Shana Galen published Traitor in Her Arms, part of the Scarlet Chronicles, a series of historical romantic adventures set during the turbulent years of the French Revolution.  Now she’s following up with another book in the series – a novella – which precedes Traitor, but which can b ...

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A Duke in Need of a Wife

This book’s title - A Duke in Need of a Wife - tells you pretty much all you need to know going into this story (that’s one thing about Harlequin Historical titles – they don’t generally beat about the bush!).  It’s pretty standard historical romance fare – an aristocratic, coolly contr ...

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The Uncompromising Lord Flint

I thoroughly enjoyed The Wild Warriners, and was excited when I finished the last book in that series (A Warriner to Seduce Her) and discovered Jake’s colleagues in the King’s Elite would be getting a series of their own.  Unfortunately, The King’s Elite series has been a disappointment so fa ...

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Ten Kisses to Scandal

Bird poop, clumsiness and terrible matchmaking are all a part of the rather silly Ten Kisses to Scandal, Vivienne Lorret’s latest addition to her Misadventures in Matchmaking series.  Let’s just say all of the poop sets a precedent for rest of the book. Briar Bourne – of the Bourne Matrimo ...

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A Wicked Kind of Husband

I love it when I pick up a book by a début or new-to-me author and find myself quickly engrossed by it - which is exactly what happened with Mia Vincy’s A Wicked Kind of Husband.  I’m a sucker for a good marriage-of-convenience story, and this IS a good one; well defined, complex characters, s ...

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The Desperate Duke

Theo Radney is not having a good day. For one, his father died. For another, his father was the Duke of Reddington, meaning Theo must now take on responsibilities that his father never bothered to prepare him for. Finally, Theo is twenty-three going on seventeen (at most), so he promptly gets himsel ...

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The Earl's Irresistible Challenge

Lara Temple, one of the strongest on the current roster of Harlequin/Mills & Boon Historical authors, begins her new Sinful Sinclairs series with The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge, the first of three stories about siblings whose irresponsible, ne'er-do-well forebears have tarnished the family ...

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Dare to Love a Duke

I tend to have pretty tepid feelings towards secret clubs in romances, whether they’re historical or contemporary. There’s something about the idea of all these sex clubs, gaming hells and what have you operating in secret and yet always making gobs of money and never seeming to require much – ...

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What a Widow Wants

What a Widow Wants is the third installment in Jenna Jaxon's Widows' Club series, but the first that I've read. From what I understand, the novels in this series run parallel to one another, making it possible to read them in whatever order the reader chooses. Lady Fanny Tarkington has no problem ...

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The Duke's Suspicion

The Duke’s Suspicion is the second in Susanna Craig’s Rogues and Rebels series, and takes as its heroine, Erica Burke, the sister of Cami, from the first book, The Companion’s Secret. I haven’t read it, but didn’t feel the lack here; this works as a standalone and any bits of necessary bac ...