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I have felt rather disconnected from historical romance of late. I do not read nearly as many historical romances as I once did, and I often don’t even notice - well until I read some great ones that remind me of what I am missing out on. Recently, I had this experience with two books: Tessa Dare’s Say Yes to the Marquess and Miranda Neville’s The Duke of Dark Desires. Both were wonderful stories with heart despite being very different.

 

Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare is the lighter of the two romances. Clio Whitmore has been engaged to local lord, Piers Brandon, the Marquess of Granville, for eight long years. Piers has been absent for quite some time, working as a diplomat abroad. Clio is tired of waiting, and Piers really isn’t the husband she wants anyway. Determined to take control over her own life, Clio marches into a seedy area of London to find the only man who can free her from her engagement, Lord Rafe Brandon, her brother in law to be.

 

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:27

Review: Season for Desire by Theresa Romain

Season-for-DesireSeason for Desire by Theresa Romain (historical, Zebra, October 2014, $6.99, 320pp)

 

Series: Holiday Pleasure, book  4

 

Summary:
Like her four sisters, Lady Audrina Bradleigh is expected to marry a duke, lead fashion, and behave with propriety. Consequently, Audrina pursues mischief with gusto, attending scandalous parties and indulging in illicit affairs. But when an erstwhile lover threatens to ruin her reputation, Audrina has no choice but to find a respectable husband at once.

 

Who would guess that her search would lead her to Giles Rutherford, a blunt-spoken American on a treasure hunt of his own? When a Christmas snowstorm strands the pair at a country inn, more secrets are traded than gifts--along with kisses that require no mistletoe--and Audrina discovers even proper gentlemen have their wicked side. . .

 

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mylordmyladyMy Lord, My Lady by Katharine Ashe (historical, Billet-Doux, March 2014, $3.99e, 347pp)

 

Summary:
The Bluestocking ~
Lady Corinna Mowbray has three passions: excellent books, intelligent conversation, and disdaining the libertine Earl of Chance.

The Rake ~
Lord Ian Chance has three pleasures: beautiful women, fast horses, and tormenting high-and-mighty Corinna Mowbray.

Neighbors for years, they’ve been at each other’s throats since they can remember. But when a twist of fate forces them to trade lives, how long will it be before they discover they cannot live without each other?

 

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montagueThe Masterful Mr. Montague by Stephanie Laurens (historical, Avon, May 2014, $7.99, 449pp)

 

Series: The Casebook of Barnaby Adair

 

Summary:
Montague has devoted his life to managing the wealth of London’s elite, but at a huge cost: a family of his own. Then the enticing Miss Violet Matcham seeks his help, and in the puzzle she presents him, he finds an intriguing new challenge professionally . . . and personally.

 

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Sunday, 13 April 2014 11:51

Review: Bound to Be a Groom

boundtobegroom“Bound to be a Groom” by Megan Mulry (historical, erotic, Riptide, April 2014, $15.99, 206pp)

 

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Summary:
Sometimes our wildest dreams come true.

In the tumultuous summer of 1808, Spain and England are close to war and four young lovers are close to ecstasy.

 

To carve out an independent life with the woman she loves, ANNA knows she must leave her quiet Spanish convent to become a courtesan. To gain experience, she sets her sights on . . .

 

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Thursday, 30 January 2014 14:26

Review: Romancing the Duke

Romancing the DukeRomancing the Duke by Tessa Dare (historical, Avon, February 2014, $7.99, 384pp)

 

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Series: Castles Ever After, Book 1

 

Summary:
In the first in Tessa Dare's captivating Castles Ever After series, a mysterious fortress is the setting for an unlikely love . . .

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Saturday, 19 October 2013 17:51

Review: Duke of Midnight

DukeofMidnight“Duke of Midnight” by Elizabeth Hoyt (historical, Grand Central, October 2013, $8.00, 400pp)

 

Series: Maiden Lane, book 6

 

Summary:
WHEN A MASKED MAN . . .

Twenty years ago Maximus Batten witnessed the brutal murders of his parents. Now the autocratic Duke of Wakefield, he spends his days ruling Parliament. But by night, disguised as the Ghost of St. Giles, he prowls the grim alleys of St. Giles, ever on the hunt for the murderer. One night he finds a fiery woman who meets him toe-to-toe-and won't back down . . .

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Sunday, 06 October 2013 12:05

Review: Lady in Red

LadyInRed“Lady in Red” by Maire Claremont (historical, Berkley, October 2013, $7.99, 320pp)

 

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Series: A Novel of Mad Passions, book 2

 

Summary:
The Victorian era was full of majestic beauty and scandalous secrets—a time when corsets were the least of a woman’s restrictions, and men could kill or be killed in the name of honor.…
 

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Sunday, 22 September 2013 16:31

Review: It Takes Two to Tangle

ItTakesTwotoTangle“It Takes Two to Tangle” by Therese Romain (historical, Sourcebooks, September 2013, $6.99, 352pp)

 

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Summary:
Wooing the Wrong Woman...

Henry Middlebrook is back from fighting Napoleon, ready to re-enter London society where he left it. Wounded and battle weary, he decides that the right wife is all he needs. Selecting the most desirable lady in the ton, Henry turns to her best friend and companion to help him with his suit...

 

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Sunday, 14 July 2013 14:09

Review: The Gentleman's Keeper

GentlemansKeeper“The Gentleman’s Keeper” by Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon (historical, m/m, Samhain, July 2013, $5.50, 202pp)

 

Summary:
Confronting the darkness of his past, he finds the light of his future.

 

After years gadding about Europe, Everett Gerard can no longer avoid his responsibilities. Word has come that a child bearing the unmistakable Gerard stamp has shown up at the family estate—and he realizes it’s time to face his demons.

 

As his carriage nears the gates of home, he fights the urge to flee the memory of the horrible crime he witnessed as a child. Yet the Abbey delivers surprises and delights he never expected.

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