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Saturday, 23 February 2013 16:10

Review: Dusk with a Dangerous Duke

DuskwithaDangerousDuke“Dusk with a Dangerous Duke” by Alexandra Hawkins (historical, St. Martins, March 2013, $7.99, 320pp)

 

Series: Lords of Vice, book six

 

Summary:
They were children when the Duke of Huntsley was introduced to Lady Grace Kearly. The young duke—nicknamed “Hunter”—took one look at his future bride and thought only of escaping his responsibilities to his family. Marriage was for grown-ups and Hunter still had years of skirt-chasing ahead of him. But now the time has come for Hunter to heed the call: if this Lord of Vice hopes to keep all of his inheritance, he’ll have to claim his long-neglected betrothed…

 

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Monday, 11 February 2013 20:20

Review: The Earl in My Bed

EarlInMyBed“The Earl in My Bed” by Sophie Jordan (historical, Avon, February 2013, $1.99, 80pp)

 

Series: A novella in the Forgotten Princesses series

 

Summary:
Intended for one man ...

All her life, everyone assumed Paget Ellsworth, the vicar’s daughter, would marry the Earl of Winningham’s youngest son. And when he left for war with his older brother, Jamie, words and promises were not necessary. She would wait.

 

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Friday, 08 February 2013 12:49

Review: The Importance of Being Wicked

ImportanceBeingWicked“The Importance of Being Wicked” by Victoria Alexander (historical, Zebra, February 2013, $7.99, 433pp)

 

Series: Millworth Manor

 

Summary:
Welcome to Millworth Manor, a delightful English country estate where love and laughter are always perfectly at home.

 

For Winfield Elliott, Viscount Stillwell, finding a prospective bride always seemed easy. Perhaps too easy. With three broken engagements to his name, Win is the subject of endless gossip. Yet his current mission is quite noble: to hire a company to repair his families fire–damaged country house. Nothing disreputable in that–until the firm’s representative turns out to be a very desirable widow.

 

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Thursday, 07 February 2013 20:57

Review: The Cowboy's Surprise Bride

cowboys surprise bride“The Cowboy’s Surprise Bride” by Linda Ford (inspirational, historical, Harlequin, January 2013, $5.75, 278pp)

 

Series: Eden Valley Cowboys

 

Summary:

Traveling to Canada's Northwest Territories is a thrilling opportunity for Linette Edwards—and her chance to escape a dreaded marriage in England. She's more than eager to accept Eddie Gardiner's written invitation. How could she know that Eddie thinks he's marrying not Linette, but her friend, Margaret?

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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 20:52

Review: The Dark Lady

DarkLady“The Dark Lady” by Maire Claremont (historical, Berkley, February 2013, $7.99, 336pp)

 

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Series: Mad Passions, book 1

 

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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Tuesday, 29 January 2013 12:53

Review: One Good Earl Deserves a Lover

EarlCoverpink-177x300“One Good Earl Deserves a Lover” by Sarah MacLean (historical, Avon, February 2013, $7.99, 384pp)

 

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Series: The Rule of Scoundrels, book 2

 

Summary:
Lady Philippa Marbury is . . . odd

 

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Sunday, 20 January 2013 15:52

Review: The Scoundrel Takes a Bride

Scoundrel-cover2-2-200x326“The Scoundrel Takes a Bride” by Stefanie Sloane (historical, Ballantine, January 2013, $7.99, 336pp)

 

Series: Regency Rogues, book 5

 

Summary:
A notorious scoundrel, the right Honorable Nicholas Bourne has spent years in the East Indies amassing a fortune through questionable means. Still, his loyalty to his older brother, Langdon, and his childhood friends remains true and trusted. But when Lady Sophia Southwell, the woman promised to Nicholas’s brother, seeks his help on a dangerous mission, he is troubled—and torn. Unable to dissuade her from her quest to find a killer, he vows to keep her safe. This makes his mission the hardest test of his wits, honor, and skill. For Sophia is the secret love of his life.
 

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Thursday, 03 January 2013 18:46

Review: The Seduction of Elliot McBride

SeductionElliotMcBride“The Seduction of Elliot McBride” by Jennifer Ashley (historical, Berkley, January 2013, $7.99, 320pp)

 

Series: The Mackenzies, book 5

 

Summary:
PROPERLY IMPROPER…AND DARING TO LOVE…

Juliana St. John was raised to be very proper. After a long engagement, her wedding day dawns—only for Juliana to find herself jilted at the altar.

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Friday, 28 December 2012 21:35

Review: The Lady Most Willing . . .

willing 350“The Lady Most Willing . . .” by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James & Connie Brockway (historical, Avon, January 2013, $7.99, 384pp)

 

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Summary:
At the behest of three of the most talented historical romance authors writing today, you are cordially invited to a ball. No, a party. No . . . a kidnapping.

 

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Sunday, 16 December 2012 16:45

Review: A Bluestocking Christmas

BluestockingChristmas MBurn-200x300“A Bluestocking Christmas” by Monica Burns (historical, self-published, November 2012, $3.99, 198pp)

 

Summary:
As a young man, Simon, Viscount Wycombe learned the painful truth that a tradesman’s daughter is suitable only for liaisons and nothing more. But Ivy Beecham is a far cry from his preconceived notions, and he’s determined to have her. But when she rejects him, it only increases his determination to seduce her into a world of sin and pleasure.

Ivy Beecham knows first-hand that handsome aristocrats like Simon can’t be trusted. But the intellectual scoundrel is hellbent on making her his mistress, using every means at his seductive disposal. When she refuses to give away her heart on Christmas Eve, a ghostly specter shows her in one night why her surrender can be the greatest gift of all.

 

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