Displaying items by tag: historical
Saturday, 09 January 2016 11:09
I feel so much more removed from historical romances than I used to be. At one point, historical romance was my go-to genre. But in 2015, I made an effort to read more and therefore have a good number of them on my favorite reads of 2015! I already posted my favorite kinky reads of 2015 and my favorite new to me authors of 2015.
I Loved a Rogue by Katharine Ashe: This romance has a vicar’s daughter and the gypsy she has always loved. Talieson returns home, after years away, and Eleanor isn’t sure what to do. Her life is in a bit of an uproar with her father’s very recent marriage. She feels a bit left out and left behind. With Talieson’s return, Eleanor decides to go off on an adventure to find out about her family (she and her sisters were adopted). Things between Eleanor and Talieson are tense and fraught with sexual tension. He doesn’t believe he is good enough for Eleanor, but also can’t resist her. I adored the emotional angst and longing in this romance. It was at times a tense read, but so very worth it. Also, I recommend reading the Prince Catcher books in order as there is a series arc.
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 19:21
The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean (historical, Avon, January 2016)
Series: Scandal & Scoundrel, book 1
When Sophie, the least interesting of the Talbot sisters, lands her philandering brother-in-law backside-first in a goldfish pond in front of all society, she becomes the target of very public aristocratic scorn. Her only choice is to flee London, vowing to start a new life far from the aristocracy. Unfortunately, the carriage in which she stows away isn’t saving her from ruin . . . it’s filled with it.
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 19:57
Lord Dashwood Missed Out by Tessa Dare (historical, Avon, December 2015)
Series: a Spindle Cove novella
Miss Elinora Browning grew up yearning for the handsome, intelligent lord-next-door...but he left England without a word of farewell. One night, inspired by a bit too much sherry, Nora poured out her heartbreak on paper. Lord Dashwood Missed Out was a love letter to every young lady who'd been overlooked by gentlemen--and an instant bestseller. Now she's on her way to speak in Spindle Cove when snowy weather delays her coach. She's forced to wait out the storm with the worst possible companion: Lord Dashwood himself.
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 20:38
A Mackenzie Clan Gathering by Jennifer Ashley (historical, Berkley, November 2015)
Series: A holiday story in the Mackenzie series
Thursday, 15 October 2015 19:03
Star Dust by Emma Barry & Genevieve Turner (historical, 1960s, self-published, October 2015)
Series: Fly Me to the Moon, book one
Anne-Marie Smith wanted normal: a loving husband, two beautiful kids, and a well-kept house. But when she catches her husband cheating, she decides that normal isn’t worth it. Now in a new city with a new job, she’s trying to find her new normal—but she knows it doesn’t include the sexy playboy astronaut next door.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 20:08
The Legend of Lyon Redmond by Julie Ann Long (historical, Avon, October 2015)
Series: Pennyroyal Green series
Monday, 01 June 2015 19:28
The 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
Saturday, 04 April 2015 15:36
Seven Days by Ariel Atwell (erotic, historical, Loose Id, March 2015, $5.99, 205pp)
Series: Cavanaugh Trilogy, book 1 (stand alone HEAs)
Saturday, 04 April 2015 10:22
The Courtesan Duchess by Joanna Shupe (historical. Zebra, April 2015, $7.99, 352pp)
Series: Wicked Deceptions, book 1
How to seduce an estranged husband--and banish debt!--in four wickedly improper, shockingly pleasurable steps...
Thursday, 15 January 2015 19:27
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.