Reviews by Robin Uncapher

C
The Highwayman

This book reminded me of the old days, and not in a good way. Remember the days when heroes and heroines in a romance novel met for the first time around page one-hundred? Remember how they barely spoke? Remember how they separated for what seemed like ages? Remember skimming the book to find out wh ...

F
Scandalous

Listen carefully. That whirling sound you hear is Georgette Heyer spinning in her grave. Do you hate that dull historical stuff? Don't know the difference between an annulment and a divorce and don't want to? Do you wish that your historical heroines would act more like the characters on All My ...

B+
Angel Falls

It is difficult to think of a way to describe Angel Falls that will not turn off readers who hate amnesia stories. This book, technically speaking, is an amnesia story, that is it is a story where one of the main characters, the heroine, gets amnesia. But saying that Angel Falls is an amnesia story ...

C+
The Ruthless Charmer

When I first heard the title The Ruthless Charmer, I envisioned an amusing regency-set historical about a witty hero determined to use his charisma selfishly. To put it mildly, this is not the case for this book. Far from being a diverting, roguish Cary Grand-like hero, the title character of Julia ...

B-
Lady Delafont's Dilemma

I have a special place in my heart for traditional Regency Romances about married people. Unrequited love is tragic, but unrequited love within an indissolvable marriage is doubly so. Maybe that’s why, in spite of some problems, the story of Emily Delaforte and Baxter Delaforte, Marquis of Sedgley ...

C+
A Prudent Match

The first line of A Prudent Match is: "Do you William Ledbetter, take this woman for your lawful wedded wife?" You know what that means don't you? It means a marriage of convenience. When I read the first page of a Regency Romance and find wedding vows, I can't help smiling. Unfortunately A Prudent ...

B-
Shadows at Sunset

This book should come with a warning label: Book is better than it sounds: Shadows at Sunset has cute in-love ghosts, childish adult millionaire's children and Hollywood. My initial reaction was ...not good. Am I the only one surprised to read funny ghosts in an Anne Stuart novel? But in spite of th ...

D
Blackmailed Bride

Let's say you're wholesome all American Cathlynn O’Connell, going to an antiques auction in a spooky old abbey in New Hampshire. A piece of Irish glass comes up for sale, one that you love, one that your grandma used to own, one that can't live without. After the bidding is over (you lost) you ...

B
A Secret Love

How do you feel about romance novels where one of the parties is in disguise? Stephanie Lauren's A Secret Love has two distinct parts. In the first part, which lasts for about two hundred pages, hero, Gabriel Bar Cynster falls in love with a mysterious disguised woman, who is, in reality, an old fri ...

B+
The Major's Mistake

Edith Wharton once said that people want a sad story with a happy ending. I love these kinds of stories which explains why I enjoyed this book. The Major's Mistake is nothing short of gut-wrenching and I mean that in the best way possible.The book opens with an awful scene of sexual molestation. ...