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Gilded Cage

Last night I finished Gilded Cage, and moments ago, I finished reading the latest batch of responses to the ask@AAR:  Does Historical Romance have a quality problem?  Well, if you’re exclusively reading K.J. Charles, the answer is a resounding ‘no.’  This is an author absolutely getting his ...

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Any Old Diamonds

Murder and mayhem! Betrayal and revenge! Dastardly dukes and scheming criminals! Roll up, roll up! K.J. Charles has another winner on her hands with Any Old Diamonds, a fabulously entertaining and deftly plotted tale of intrigue and suspense in which our hero – son of the aforesaid dastardly duke ...

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Stealing the Rogue's Heart

One of the things that long-time readers of historical romance frequently discuss is the fact that the genre is awash in heroes and heroines from the aristocracy and that we’d really like to see more historicals featuring lower and middle class characters.  I think anyone who has been around roma ...

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Fool Me Twice

Fool Me Twice is easily my favorite Duran book of the last few years. After having loved a few of hers in the past, I struggled with the last three as they had themes that didn’t really resonate with me. Happily, her newest effort really worked, and I finished the book a happy reader. The book ...

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Stealing Home

I’m not really the biggest baseball fan in the world (read: at all), but I like sports romances and was lured in by the cute cover of Stealing Home. As it turns out, I did like the pro baseball player hero - very much. But I certainly could have lived without the thief heroine with the giant chip ...

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The Sword Dancer

The best historical romances are those that draw you into another world and make you see, smell and touch what is going on, sharing the emotions and the mindset of characters who are thousands of miles and hundreds of years removed from your own experience. This is what happened to me when I read (i ...

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Sleepwalker

Narrated by Kate Rudd Karen Robards has written some of my favorite books and I count her as a favorite author. Sadly, those juicy books that stir my blood were written a long time ago. Sleepwalker is romantic suspense that is lackluster in the romance department and short on suspense. It has ...

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Sleepwalker

Too often it seems when a book is labeled “romantic suspense” the story is either light on one or the other. If the romance is developed fully, frequently the suspense is lacking. Or, the romance suffers as a consequence of the suspense plot. Sleepwalker fell into the latter category for me. ...

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Sex, Lies and Valentines

Remember the wonderful John Robie from To Catch A Thief? Or the dashing Thomas Crown from The Thomas Crown Affair? Or any one of the men played by Cary Grant in Charade? These characters were all charming, charismatic gentlemen thieves. Somehow they manage to make a heinous crime seem like nothing s ...

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Thieves Like Us

Lie to Me, the author’s first book, was a DIK for me, so I was excited to read this one, particularly when I learned it features characters from her first book. While I enjoyed Thieves Like Us for the most part, it didn’t live up to the first book, and I’m not sure how well it will work as a s ...