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Lady Armstrong's Scandalous Awakening

For this second book in her Victorian Era Revelations of the Carstairs Sisters series, Marguerite Kaye returns briefly to her Armstrong family, albeit a generation on, and shows the apple didn’t fall far from the tree in the person of the deceased but obnoxious-from-beyond-the-grave Lord Harry Arm ...

A
The Lady Tempts an Heir

Harper St. George knows how to write spine-tingling romances that make you feel like you’re soaking in a warm bath while sipping from a glass of delicious red wine. The Lady Tempts an Heir is no exception, and will attract anyone who likes brooding men and smart, uncompromising women. Max Crens ...

B+
Improper Series Bundle

Juliana Ross’s set of interconnected Victorian erotic stories starts out a bit shaky but gets better with each tale. Improper Relations Grade: B- Hannah witnesses her late husband’s cousin Leo in an encounter with a maid and falls into sexual education with him. There are a lot of tropes ...

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Devil in Disguise

We were all hoping for a high grade for Devil in Disguise weren’t we?  Well, good news friends!  This longtime Kleypas fan was well pleased by the story and the romance, and I couldn’t read it fast enough.  There are some problems - instalust really isn’t my jam; I think our hero might be s ...

B+
A Scot to the Heart

I haven't read many books by Caroline Linden, but I'm rethinking that oversight after reading A Scot to the Heart. A sweet story about two middle-class people (although there is the potential of a dukedom thrown in), I enjoyed the chance to read about a dance at an oyster cellar instead of a grand b ...

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The Viking Chief’s Marriage Alliance

Reader, Viking romances are my jam.  I’m here for long-haired men with braids and beards and muscles for days, tattoos and runes, long-houses and long ships, long winters and starry night skies, cinnamon roll Chieftains, and Valkyrie-esque women.  More please.  Unfortunately, there are too few ...

A
Masques of Gold

A Retro Review originally published on December 30, 1999 I was never much of a history student. Dry textbooks just didn't hold my interest. Because of my love for adventure, intrigue and romance, much of what I've learned about medieval England has been gleaned from historical romances. I believe ...

B
One Thing Leads to a Lover

This is the second book in Susanna Craig’s Love and Let Spy series about jaded spies finding unexpected love. The premise of the series is that the spies' boss, General Scott, is match-making behind the scenes with his assignments. Like the first book in this series, Who’s That Earl, One Thing L ...

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When a Cowboy Loves a Woman

PTSD and a slow-burning romance collide in When a Cowboy Loves a Woman, the lovely and gently-moving story of two people who lost their previous partners in traumatic way falling in love with someone brand new. Elle Brooks is a mainstay of the Heaven Can Wait Horse Rescue team, and after the too- ...

B+
The Christmas He Loved Her

A Retro Review originally published on October 11, 2013 My tolerance for treacle tends to be low, so it probably surprises no one when I say that small-town contemporaries tend to be a mixed bag for me. Happily for me, The Christmas He Loved Her ended up being both a wonderful read and something b ...