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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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Monday, 24 June 2013 18:47

Review: At the Duke's Wedding

AtTheDukesWedding“At the Duke’s Wedding” anthology by Caroline Linden, Katharine Ashe, Miranda Neville and Maya Rodale (historical, self-published, June 2013, $2.99, 376pp)

 

Summary:
As society gathers at Kingstag Castle for the wedding of the year, matrimony is in the air. But who will be the bride? With swoonworthy lords, witty ladies, eccentric relatives, a gaggle of free-spirited girls, not to mention the world’s best high perch phaeton, it’s a recipe for mayhem — and romance. Award winning, best-selling authors Katharine Ashe, Caroline Linden, Miranda Neville and Maya Rodale serve up delectable Regency fun and a sexy contemporary twist in this anthology of original novellas.

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013 18:16

Review: One Heart to Win

OneHeartToWin“One Heart to Win” by Johanna Lindsey (historical, Gallery, June 2013, $26.00, 384pp)

 

Summary:
Some young ladies marry for money and social standing, a few lucky ones marry for love, but Tiffany Warren is marrying to end a feud. Honoring her mother’s wishes, Tiffany reluctantly travels west to meet her estranged father and his enemy’s eldest son, rancher Hunter Callahan. Once the Warrens and the Callahans are united by marriage, both clans will stop squabbling over a disputed strip of land. But in the chaos of a train robbery Tiffany seizes a golden opportunity: By assuming the identity of her father’s new housekeeper she can live with the father she never knew and assess his true character, as well as that of the neighboring cowboy to whom she is betrothed. But, too late, Tiffany discovers that the rivalry between the Warrens and the Callahans has escalated when the Callahans steal the Warrens’ “housekeeper” as soon as she steps off the train!

 

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Sunday, 09 June 2013 19:20

Review: The Chieftain

TheChieftain“The Chieftain” by Margaret Mallory (historical, Forever, March 2013, $7.99, 448pp)

 

Series: Book 4, The Return of the Higlanders

 

Summary:
Connor, chieftain of the MacDonalds of Sleat, holds the fate of his people in his hands. Rival clans are plotting to take over his lands, and duty determines whom he will fight, trust . . . even marry. Seeking guidance, Connor turns to Ilysa, a young lass with the gift of foresight, who reveals an approaching danger-and a passion that burns only for him. But the warrior must make a powerful marriage alliance, and Ilysa's bloodline is far too humble.

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Monday, 22 April 2013 20:10

Review: The Greatest of Sins

greatest of sins“The Greatest of Sins” by Christine Merrill (historical, Harlequin, April 2013, $6.20, 288pp)

 

Summary:
Giving in to temptation would be the ruin of them all!

 

Having spent years believing a lie about his birth, Dr. Samuel Hastings has been condemned to a personal hell of his desire's making—his sinful thoughts of the one woman he can never touch would damn his soul for eternity.

 

Lady Evelyn Thorne is engaged to the very suitable Duke of St. Aldric when a shocking truth is revealed—and now Sam will play every bit of the devil to seduce the woman he thought would always be denied him!

 

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