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DukeDominaThe Duke and the Domina: Warrick: The Ruination of Grayson Locke Danforth by Jenn LeBlanc (historical, time travel, self published, May 2015, $4.99, 344pp)

 

Series: Lord of Time, volume 2

 

Summary:
Grayson Locke Danforth, in his wildest of dreams, never expected two things. The first was to be recalled from India by Queen Victoria where he worked for the quiet purposes of the crown. He must now become the Duke of Warrick after the tragic deaths of his father and brothers. However, tragedy is entirely in the eyes of the beholder, and Grayson doesn’t want the title, or to return to what remains of his family. Grayson wants to remain invisible, an outcast, a man in exile for the way his body and mind behave and the secrets he needs to keep. The second thing he never expected was to be forced into marriage to a woman from the twenty-first century. Lulu is no mere woman, however. She’s a switch who works as a professional Dominatrix—at least, she did. When she wakes up in a strange house, a strange world, a strange body, she isn't quite sure what to think and is certain she’s dreaming. She has less than a day to gain her bearings and make a decision that will dictate the rest of her life in this world—whether or not to marry this beautiful stranger. As Lulu and Grayson attempt to begin a life together, she discovers the true reason why this man is a stranger to his family. She can only hope she can persuade Grayson to accept who she is, and who he was born to be, before he forces her out of his life in order to maintain his well-kept secrets. Trust doesn’t come easily to either of them, but it’s the only thing they have. Grayson will have to give in to his need to submit in order to get his wife to open up and allow him to possess her fully in return. It’s a cautious dance between two people who have never known how to trust, or love.

 

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Saturday, 04 April 2015 15:36

Review: Seven Days by Ariel Atwell

SevenDaysSeven Days by Ariel Atwell (erotic, historical, Loose Id, March 2015, $5.99, 205pp)

 

Series: Cavanaugh Trilogy, book 1 (stand alone HEAs)

 

Summary:
When her dissolute husband dies after being shot in another woman’s bed, Catherine Corvedale, Countess of Bewleton, discovers that the family’s once formidable fortune has been utterly depleted and she stands to lose everything that matters to her, including her young son. She throws herself on the mercy of the one man who can save her--her late husband’s cousin, the Marquess of Huntley.

 

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CourtesanDuchessThe Courtesan Duchess by Joanna Shupe (historical. Zebra, April 2015, $7.99, 352pp)

 

Series: Wicked Deceptions, book 1

 

Summary:
Can a bold-faced lie lead to everlasting love? One by one, the impetuous heroines in the Wicked Deceptions series intend to find out, each in her unique way...

 

How to seduce an estranged husband--and banish debt!--in four wickedly improper, shockingly pleasurable steps...

 

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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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