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How to Wed a Courtesan

How to Wed a Courtesan is a touching story about grown-ups searching for a second chance at love.  It left me with a lump in my throat, and tears of both sorrow and joy in my eyes.  It’s a rare book, one not to be missed. Charlotte – Lottie - Rossington was once a shy vicar’s daughter in ...

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With the Lights On

Jackie Ashenden is great at writing hot sex scenes, and you’ll find those aplenty in With the Lights On. Unfortunately even a sexy romance needs a plot, and with too much narration and too little momentum, With the Lights On is a low-watt bulb. Under the name Honey, Maggie makes a living workin ...

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The Intimacy Experiment

Rosie Danan does it again with her beautiful The Intimacy Experiment, which is about spirituality, sex and true love in equal measures. Ex-porn-star turned sex educator Naomi Grant – AKA Hanna Sturm – wants to expand her highly-regarded start-up website, Shameless, into the realm of public le ...

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The Roommate

Friends, there is nothing like reading a debut romance and loving it.  Surprising, funny, sexy and original, The Roommate is on my shortlist of favorite books of 2020.  It’s excellent. Clara Wheaton has loved Everett Bloom since they were small children.  Their families, part of the Connecti ...

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Vice

(originally reviewed on November 11, 1999) I have read all of Jane Feather's books from the '90s and some from the '80s. This book is her finest because she goes into her material with a depth and complexity her other books lack. While all of her books are entertaining, this one is not only enterta ...

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The Ruin of Evangeline Jones

In her biography, Julia Bennet says she writes historical romance with passion, intrigue, dark humor and the occasional animal sidekick.  She does!  The Ruin of Evangeline Jones has passion and intrigue in spades.  Not so much the humor, but we do get a memorable cat.  I like all of these things ...

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The Corpse Played Dead

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the next installment in the Lizzie Hardwicke series and it does not disappoint! Ms. Clarke has another winner on her hands. The Corpse Played Dead is just as intriguing and brilliantly written as the first book in the series, Death and the Harlot. The Corpse Played ...

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P*rn Star

In an industry more known for its women, superstar Logan O’Toole is the male face of porn. Years earlier, he filmed a scene with Devi Dare, and he can’t get her out of his mind. After a chance meeting at a party, he offers her the co-starring role in his new project, a reality-style web series t ...

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Death and the Harlot

Yay! A new historical mystery author with a great start to a series! Death and the Harlot, by Georgina Clarke, is book one in the new Lizzie Hardwicke series and it’s a riveting beginning. Lizzie Hardwicke is one of the luckier harlots in Georgian London; she has a roof over her head, regular m ...

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Slammerkin

A slammerkin is a loose dress, and also a loose woman. Emma Donoghue, author of Room, based this book on the true story of a girl who was executed in 1763 for murdering her mistress, and who apparently did it from a longing for ‘fine clothes’. While this wasn’t exactly a pleasant read, it was ...