Historical Romance

B+
A Marriage Deal with the Viscount

Bronwyn Scott kicks off her new Allied at the Altar series with A Marriage Deal with the Viscount, which features a pair of engaging, refreshingly different principals who enter into a business arrangement only to discover an unlooked for connection that could threaten everything they’ve worked fo ...

B
Taken by the Rake

Shana Galen continues her Scarlet Chronicles series of novels set in the early days of the French Revolution with Taken by the Rake, in which a young Englishwoman - who happens to be a talented forger – working with the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel in order to provide suitably ‘authentic’ d ...

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Appetites & Vices

Felicia Grossman’s début historical romance, Appetites & Vices makes use of a setting I’ve not come across before in historical romance – 1840s Delaware – and boasts a couple of interesting, though flawed, central characters who enter into a faux engagement in an attempt to better the s ...

C
The Governess

The Governess, the third book in Christi Caldwell’s Wicked Wallflowers series, features Broderick Killoran, owner of The Devil’s Den gaming hell, and his assistant Regina - Reggie - Sparks. Broderick rescued Reggie one night ten years earlier after she ran from an abusive lover, and for those te ...

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50 Ways to Ruin a Rake

Mellie Smithson is a chemist whose discoveries have helped her father and uncle’s textile production boom, bringing the family to new wealth. However, her reward for this is that the men want to keep that money in the family by marrying Mellie off to her cousin Ronald. Too rich for local boys and ...

A
Earth Bound

Twentieth century historical romances are much less common than their regency or medieval counterparts so the sky’s the limit (or not in this case) for co-authors Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner to tackle the post-World War Two space-race era. Earth Bound is the second full-length novel in the Fly ...

B+
A Summer for Scandal

It’s 1911, and while Emilia Cruz and Ruben Torres are both authors, he’s a literary darling and newspaper publisher, while she uses a pseudonym to write The True Accounts of a Former Courtesan, an explicit and swashbuckling adventure serial. When their paths cross and Ruben learns Emilia’s sec ...

B+
Devil's Daughter

Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: he's a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband's life a misery, and she'll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedding, she encounters ...

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Tempt Me with Diamonds

Picture the movie The War of the Roses as a romance novel set in late Victorian England and you have – in a roundabout way - Jane Feather’s latest novel, Tempt Me with Diamonds. If you enjoy reading about characters who like to fight each other and then hate-bang each other into oblivion, then y ...

C
Governess Gone Rogue

Have you ever really wanted to like something, only to have an onslaught of evidence slowly chip away at your feelings until you have to accept that you can’t like it? That’s how I felt with Governess Gone Rogue. Amanda Leighton and Jamie St. Clair, the Earl of Kenyon, are both desperate. Ama ...