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My Fair Princess

Vanessa Kelly has been having some fun expanding the family trees of the House of Hanover.  The promiscuous reputations of the Prince Regent and his brothers inspired her series The Renegade Royals, introducing men who were the illegitimate offspring of the royal princes and dukes.  Using this sam ...

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A Princess Next Door

This is the first of a series featuring the Rothman royal family, rulers of a small Alpine country bordering Switzerland and France. Amalie is studying art in Minneapolis to the chagrin of her mother who wanted her daughter to follow the royal tradition of arranged marriages and had picked out a ...

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His Royal Favorite

His Royal Favorite is the second book in the duology that began with His Royal Secret.  As it's a direct sequel, it’s advisable to have read the first book before embarking upon this one, and also means that there are going to be spoilers for His Royal Secret in this review. The story in His R ...

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Crowned and Dangerous

This is the tenth entry in the author’s Royal Spyness series, featuring Lady Georgiana Rannoch, thirty-fifth in line to the British throne. The series is primarily set in England between the World Wars and while often touching on darker world events, falls clearly on the side of a light mystery se ...

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Broken Prince

Did you read the first book in the Royals trilogy, Paper Princess?  I have good news for you:  Broken Prince is just as addictive and compelling and its ending is just as frustrating!  Love, blackmail, betrayals - Broken Prince has all those and more.  Happy ever afters?  Not so much.  When th ...

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Sheikh's Mail Order Bride

Today, AAR reviewers Maggie Boyd and Caz Owens discuss The Sheikh’s Mail Order Bride, the second book in Marguerite Kaye’s Hot Arabian Nights series. Here is Maggie’s summary of the novel: Constance Montgomery is a dutiful daughter. When her family encounters severe financial trouble, sh ...

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His Royal Secret

His Royal Secret could have been so cheesy; maudlin, sentimental and coarsely gossipy, like the gutter press depicted so unflatteringly within its pages. Yet, somehow, Lilah Pace—a new author to me—manages to give us a romantic story that looks hard at two young men who fall in love under remark ...

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Once a Soldier

Once a Soldier is the first book in Mary Jo Putney’s new Rogues Redeemed series. This book begins with Major Lord Will Masterson regaining consciousness locked in a French cellar after being knocked out by the enemy.  He and several other prisoners are scheduled to be hung the next morning as ...

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The Burning Sky

Most readers probably recognize  Sherry Thomas as an author of superb historicals.  The Burning Sky, set in an alternate world that intersects somewhat with 1880s England, marks her first foray into YA. I enjoyed the characters and the world created for them, and this book would definitely go on m ...

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Recklessly Royal

A while ago, I reviewed a book by Nichole Chase, Suddenly Royal. It was basically The Prince and Me mixed with The Princess Diaries, both of which I am pretty fond of. I enjoyed the first one a lot, and figured why not, let’s give the sequel a chance, right? Recklessly Royal follows Catherine, ...