Historical Romance

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Unmasked by the Marquess

Unmasked by the Marquess, the first in Cat Sebastian’s new Regency Imposters series, marks something of a departure for her in that, unlike her previous books, it isn’t a male/male romance.  The two protagonists are a man and a woman – but the fact that this isn’t a standard m/f romance qui ...

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What a Difference a Duke Makes

Despite the fact that none of the books in Lenora Bell’s The Disgraceful Dukes trilogy had earned better than a D from the team here at All About Romance, I nonetheless decided to give her new series a try.  New year, fresh start and all that.  Unfortunately, What a Difference a Duke Makes, is - ...

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A Rogue of Her Own

How much do I love reading anything by Grace Burrowes—bring ‘em on: novellas, stand-alones, her continuing series. All of the above! When I read A Rogue of Her Own, the fourth and last of the Windham Brides series, my brain was flooded with the phrase, 10 Things I Love About Grace Burrowes. With ...

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Devil in Tartan

In Devil in Tartan,  Julia London’s most recent installment in her Highland Grooms series, Lottie Livingstone finds herself in a pickle. Aulay Mackenzie’s ship is the solution to that pickle, and over the course of a few hundred pages, Lottie goes from maiden daughter to whisky smuggler to pira ...

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The Secret of Flirting

Although The Secret of Flirting is the fifth instalment in Sabrina Jeffries’ Sinful Suitors series, it can easily be read as a standalone, as none of its storylines is related to the other books. Previous heroes and heroines make appearances within its pages, but they are brief cameos and no prior ...

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The Taste of Temptation

Julia Kelly’s The Matchmaker of Edinburgh series continues with The Taste of Temptation, the second installment in the adventures of the clients of Mrs. Moira Sullivan, the country’s best and cheekiest matchmaker. Caroline Burkette, accompanied by her maid, has joyfully fled the dirty, gossip ...

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Marry in Scandal

Readers first met Lily Rutherford, heroine of Marry in Scandal (the second book in Anne Gracie’s Marriage of Convenience series), in Marry in Haste, where she was introduced as one of the two somewhat unruly sisters of its hero, Cal, Earl of Ashendon.  Now eighteen years old, Lily, her sister, Ro ...

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Counting on a Countess

I’ve been looking forward to Counting on a Countess, the second book in Eva Leigh’s London Underground series, which features a set of clever, independent heroines in unusual circumstances who have to make their livings in a somewhat unorthodox manner.  I’m a fan of Ms. Leigh’s; she’s a g ...

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From Courtesan to Convenient Wife

Marguerite Kaye’s research glimmers in a well-told, engrossing and tender story from her Matches Made in Scandal series, about a courtesan who’s never (really) been kissed seeking to leave behind a past she had no say over, and a man running from a (possibly) falsified betrothal. In From Courtes ...

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A Scot's Surrender

Lily Maxton's series about the Townsend siblings continues with A Scot's Surrender, in which the good-natured, carefree Robert Townsend meets his match.  It’s a short, but entertaining read, and the author crafts a tender, sensual romance between Robert and Ian Cameron, the estate’s handsome f ...