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The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels

When I opened The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels for the first time and read the Table of Contents, I thought to myself ‘this is either going to be awesome or a hot mess.’ Fellow readers, it was awesome! This book is packed with hilarity, romance, and adventure topped with flying houses, ...

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Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake

Following the recipe is the key to a successful bake. Rosaline Palmer has always lived by those rules—well, except for when she dropped out of college to raise her daughter, Amelie. Now, with a paycheck as useful as greaseproof paper and a house crumbling faster than biscuits in tea, she’s teete ...

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Well Played

Well Played – the second in Jen De Luca’s series of renaissance faire-centered romances – is a bit of a step down from the excellent Well Met.  While the story itself is charming, and the heroine is wonderful, there are several rather frankly icky plot points that keep this one from a higher ...

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The Miser of Mayfair

I brought up Marion Chesney on a recent blog post about some of authors of the classic ‘traditional regency’ romances, and I was surprised that we only had reviews of two of her books in our database (one under Chesney, and one under M.C. Beaton, which is the name her estate seems to be using to ...

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Where Have All the Boys Gone?

As someone who regularly asks the question posed by the title of Jenny Colgan’s mid-2000s novel Where Have All the Boys Gone?, I don’t know if I’m comforted or horrified by the proof that women have been pondering this mystery for at least a decade and a half. Regardless, I’m quite glad that ...

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The Jetsetters

Once upon a time, Charlotte Perkins had a close-knit, happy family – or so it seemed on the surface.  In reality, the kids were kind of miserable and she was miserable, but she’s painted over those memories in shades of rose.  But her children, Cord, Lee and Regan, were all – if not unsatisf ...

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A Beastly Kind of Earl

When I read Mia Vincy’s début historical romance, A Wicked Kind of Husband, near the end of last year, I was impressed and utterly captivated - it made my list of Best Books of 2018.  With its likeable, complex characters, witty dialogue and wonderfully perceptive writing, it stood out like a a ...

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Jaded, Bearded, Wolfish

Jaded, Bearded, Wolfish by G.G. Andrew is the third standalone romantic comedy in her Crazy, Sexy, Ghoulish novella series, and the first one I read (though as soon as I finished I was at Amazon picking up the other two faster than you can say Boo!). I admit to being completely pulled in by the titl ...

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The Bear's Chosen Mate

Vivian Arend is a prolific Canadian romance writer. I first discovered her books with her Adrenaline Search and Rescue series (which I love!) set in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and then I dove into her multiple contemporary series set in and around Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. But she's also wel ...

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Nobody's Sweetheart Now

If you have any kind of fondness for Nick and Nora Charles, then you’re probably going to get a kick out of Maggie Robinson’s Lady Adelaide  series of cozy mysteries. If you try not to picture Adelaide as Carole Lombard,  you won’t be able to avoid it! Lady Adelaide Compton is in a bit of ...