Historical Romance

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The Duke's Runaway Bride

Having really enjoyed the previous book in Jenni Fletcher’s Regency Belles of Bath series (Unexpectedly Wed to the Officer) I decided to continue on to book three – The Duke’s Runaway Bride - the story of a marriage-of-convenience that doesn’t quite go according to plan.  It gets off to a b ...

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Waiting for a Scot Like You

Waiting for A Scot Like You is the third book in Eva Leigh’s Union of the Rakes series, which is based on Ms. Leigh’s favorite movies from the 1980s. This book is loosely based on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Footloose, but while I was a big fan of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off I just could not f ...

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The Bluestocking Duchess

The Bluestocking Duchess launches Julia Justiss’ new Heirs in Waiting series. It’s a well written friends-to-lovers tale that is sweet but doesn’t quite have the passion or charm of other books I’ve read by this author. Jocelyn Sudderfeld is the daughter of the Duke of Farisdeen’s estat ...

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The Gentle Art of Fortune Hunting

KJ Charles revisits Regency England in The Gentle Art of Fortune Hunting, a frothy, wonderfully trope-y, Heyer-esque romp that, while light-hearted, is underpinned by the author’s customary insight into the workings of the society of the day and a very sharp-eyed look at the importance of security ...

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Hero Wanted

Hero Wanted is an unlikely but entertaining story that is equal parts adventure and love story. It’s one of those books where you have to just settle in for the ride, checking your reality meter at the gate. The Alcot and Townsend families are both owners of shipping companies in need of cash. ...

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The Duke Heist

The Duke Heist is the first novel in Erica Ridley’s The Wild Wynchesters series. It’s a light-hearted but sometimes silly tale featuring the adopted daughter of a baron who happens to fall in love with the duke she kidnaps! Chloe Wynchester is one of six orphans adopted by Baron Vanderbea ...

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Hit Me With Your Best Scot

In book one of Suzanne Enoch’s Wild Wicked Highlanders series, readers were introduced to the three MacTaggert brothers, all of whom need to marry in order to maintain their family estate.  It’s been years since their mother, an Englishwoman, separated from their father and left Scotland for Lo ...

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A Lady's Formula for Love

Some romances are just plain adorable, and A Lady’s Formula for Love is somehow both adorable and action-packed, a delightfully fun romp that brings the reader the best of both worlds. Widowed Violet Hughes, Lady Greycliff, created Athena’s Retreat as a secret social club for women to develop ...

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Portrait of a Forbidden Love

Bronwyn Scott’s Portrait of a Forbidden Love is the first in her The Rebellious Sisterhood series, and it begins with artist Artemisia Stansfield in front of the board of the Royal Academy waiting to learn if her late father’s nomination and recommendation for her admittance is to be granted ...

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The Viscount's Unconventional Lady

Looking for a romance novel that’s low on angst and high on sexual tension?  One you’ll finish with a sigh of contented satisfaction?  Then look no further.  The Viscount's Unconventional Lady is, ironically, a somewhat conventional love story featuring a buttoned up, emotionally scarred hero ...