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The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes

Cat Sebastian continues her romp through Georgian England with the second half of her Kit Webb duology, The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes. Spirited, spunky, and though perhaps a little too swiftly paced, but is still worth a look. Marian Hayes, Duchess of Claire, has shot her two-timing husband ...

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The League of Gentlewomen Witches

What a charming, imaginative book!  The League of Gentlewoman Witches continues the Dangerous Damsels series with fun and aplomb.  Want a romance about a witch and a pirate?  Then look no further. Miss Charlotte Pettifer is the future leader of the titular league, and prophesized heiress of Bl ...

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The Queer Principles of Kit Webb

Cat Sebastian takes readers back to Georgian England with her latest novel, The Queer Principles of Kit Webb.  It’s a lively tale laden with wit, sparkling dialogue and insightful social commentary; the two leads are superbly characterised and there’s a vibrant secondary cast, too.  In fact, w ...

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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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Fool Me Forever

What does a modern day Robin Hood look like? That’s the question author Ainslie Paton tackles in her latest series, The Confidence Game. It’s about the Sherwood family and their allies, modern day thieves who excel at breaking the law but do it with a sole purpose in mind – to rob the rich of ...

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My Lady Thief

The Historicals prompt in the TBR Challenge is my Busman’s Holiday, but it can nonetheless be quite difficult to choose a book from the many still sitting unread on my Kindle.  In the end, I decided to go for something I was pretty certain would be a winner and picked up Emily Larkin’s My Lady ...

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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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Better When He's Bad

I have a friend who loves the work of author Jay Crownover. I've read several synopses and wasn't terribly impressed, but I decided to try Better When He's Bad, the first in Ms. Crownover's new series. Shane Baxter loves being bad. It's all he knows, and he doesn't see any reason to change it. Sure, ...

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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 ...