Medieval Romance

D
My Lady's Temptation

Sir Josce FitzBaldwin, illegitimate son of Lord Haydon, has vowed to avenge the murder of his father and sisters. He blames Reiner du Hommet, the incompetent sheriff of the shire where Lord Haydon was fatally attacked. Josce tells Reiner that if the bandits aren't caught in a fortnight, he (Josce) w ...

B
Laird of the Mist

Forget judging a book by its cover; don't judge this one by its cheesy title. Elizabeth English's second release is an enjoyable and fast-paced romance with a strong plot and generally likable characters. Despite a few problems, it kept me turning pages right through to the very end. ...

B+
Lord of a Thousand Nights

Fans of Hunter's previous novels know that Morvan Fitzwaryn has vowed to reclaim his ancestral home of Harclow. As Lord of a Thousand Nights opens, Sir Morvan, hero of The Protector, is laying siege to Harclow as well as to nearby Black Lyne Keep. Lady Reyna Graham of Black Lyne ...

B+
The Marriage Bed

Sir Richard has a problem. Everything about Isabel's too blatant desire for him had been wrong - wrong in God's eyes the world's. She had been betrothed to his brother; therefore, she was his sister by marriage, her attraction for him both incestuous and adulterous. She had become a stone thrown ...

D
The Husband Test

If The Husband Test were my first Betina Krahn romance, it would also be my last. That would be a shame, as I've enjoyed some of Krahn's past work, particularly The Last Bachelor. Unfortunately, this disappointing book is not representative of its author's potential. Eloise of Argent is a nov ...

B-
The Border Bride

Once in a while I come across a book that's first in a series, breeze through it, and keenly anticipate the next installment. Since The Border Bride appears to be Elizabeth English's debut book, I'm doubly impressed. Although I wasn't completely satisfied with the development of the characters' rela ...

C+
My Warrior

I don't believe in corporal punishment, but about half way through My Warrior I would've cheered had Holden de Ware taken Cambria Gavin over his knee and given her backside a thorough tanning. Unfortunately, Holden has the patience of Job and allowed Cambria to continue her bursts of idiocy througho ...

B+
The Sword Maiden

I began to read The Sword Maiden hoping to find a book that rose above the usual Scottish-set historical. If you're also looking for a fresh take on this oft-used setting, I urge you to give Susan King's latest a try. Although this is the third in the Maiden trilogy, the books seem to be related in ...

B
My Lady deBurgh

Would you like to read a funny, sexy story with enough atmosphere to transport you to the past, but one that deos not overdose you with period language or history lessons? If this sounds like something you’d like to read, Deborah Simmons’ latest, My Lady de Burgh might just fit the bill. ...

C-
Bliss

Something strange and unexpected happened about two thirds of the way through this book. It started to get interesting. This was a direct contrast to the seemingly never-ending tediousness of the first section and took me by surprise. But it still wasn't enough to save the plot that had dragged out ...