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B+
Dipped in Sunshine

Fearne Hill’s Dipped in Sunshine is a fun, sexy/sweet age-gap romance with a lot of humour and an endearing grumpy/sunshine pairing.  It picks up right after the previous book – Brushed with Love – ended, and although it’s not essential to read that book before this, I’d recommend it beca ...

B+
The Cuckoo's Call

Lily Morton’s The Cuckoo’s Call is a charming and heartfelt age-gap, opposites-attract romance that looks at what happens to a holiday romance after the holiday is over.  You generally know what you’re getting with a Morton book – steamy sexytimes, witty banter, engaging characters and a go ...

B+
The Wedding Journey

Carla Kelly’s The Wedding Journey is the story of a marriage of convenience made during wartime in order to protect the heroine from the threat of being sold off in marriage to pay her father’s debts.  In the hands of this author, however, the story is so much more than the story of two people ...

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Nine Kinds of Naughty

With a title like Nine Kinds of Naughty, author Jeanette Grey is definitely setting up some high expectations for steamy scenes in this third novel in the Art of Passion series. If you’ve read Seven Nights to Surrender and its companion/sequel Eight Ways to Ecstasy, you’ll know that she's up to ...

B+
The Soldier's Rebel Lover

The second book in Marguerite Kaye’s Companions in Arms duo, The Soldier’s Rebel Lover is a worthy companion piece to the equally good The Soldier’s Dark Secret, and like that book, takes a thoughtful look at the after-effects of war on those who fought and what happens to them when war is ove ...

B
The Sergeant's Lady

Romance is full of heroines who make it through marriage: Exchange vows with a duke, or possibly a marquess – or a billionaire CEO in contemporaries –, and you’re made. There are very few Across the Tracks romances in which a hero stems from a lower class than the heroine. This is especiall ...

D
Midnight Harvest

This book has such an intriguing setting: the 1930s, first in Spain at the outset of the Civil War, and then in San Francisco. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? I’m not necessarily a fan of vampire novels – I’ve read as many bad ones as good ones – but The Chronicles of Saint-Germain (of whi ...

B+
The Wedding Journey

The Wedding Journey is a rather whimsical title for a book that so clearly juxtaposes humanity's potential for both great good and terrible evil. A more accurate, if less appealing, title would be Retreat Into Hell. That would better convey what these characters have to confront and overcome. Eli ...

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Beauvallet

Think Georgette Heyer, and you automatically think Regency. And for the most part that's a valid association. This remarkable storyteller penned many of the best-loved Regencies of all time, yet we often forget that she used other time periods, as well. And she did just as outstanding a job in bring ...