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Sunday, 30 September 2012 17:43

Review: The Lady Risks All

TLRAcovermedium“The Lady Risks All” by Stephanie Laurens (historical, Avon, October 2012, $7.99, 496pp)




Series: While not part of a series, the hero, Neville Roscoe, appears in both “The Edge of Desire” and “The Reckless Bride.”


Neville Roscoe, notorious and enigmatic, lives resolutely outside society, bound only by his own code of honor - until challenged by his desire for the one woman he cannot have.


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Monday, 17 September 2012 13:18

Series Review: The Devil DeVere Series

The_Devils_Match_600x900The Devil DeVere Series including “A Wild Night’s Bride” by Victoria Vane (historical, Breathless Press, April 2012, $0.99, 105pp), “The Virgin Huntress” by Victoria Vane (historical, Breathless Press, June 2012, $3.49, 99pp), “The Devil You Know” by Victoria Vane (historical, Breathless Press, July 2012, $4.99, 127pp) and “The Devil’s Match” by Victoria Vane (historical, Breathless Press, August 2012, $3.49, 132pp)


For more on this series, check out what the author has to say about it.


There are four short books (each about 100 pages) in the Devil DeVere series by Victoria Vane chronicling the amorous adventures and happily ever afters of three couples. Each successive book builds upon the previous ones, making this a series that should be read in order. While the first story wasn’t my favorite of the group, it set the foundation for a strong and highly memorable romance between the debauched Ludovic DeVere and the reluctant and gun shy Lady Diana Palmerston-Wriothesley.


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Saturday, 15 September 2012 09:37

Review: Sins of a Virgin

sinsofvirgin200“Sins of a Virgin” by Anna Randol (historical, Avon, September 2012, $7.99, 384pp)


Nicole gives this one a rating 4 stars


To the world, Madeline Valdan is a scandalous courtesan, with society's most eligible gentleman at her feet. But no one knows her shocking secret: she had never experienced the most intimate touch of any man. So she astonishes the ton by telling them the truth...and announcing the auction of her virginity to the highest bidder.


Handsome and disciplined, Gabriel Huntford knows his time is best spent hunting down criminals from the darkest corners of London. As a Bow Street Runner investigating his sister's death, he has no desire to join London's strutting peacocks in this competition when there are more important tasks at hand.


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Sunday, 02 September 2012 07:14

Review: A Little Mischief

ALittleMischief_reissueLittle Mischief, by Amelia Grey (historical, Sourcebooks, August 2012, reissue, $7.99, 320pp)


How can a lady avoid a scandal...

Just as Miss Isabella Winslowe is finally achieving comfortable respectability, the fascinating and decidedly unrespectable Earl of Colebrooke inconveniently appears...


When a gentleman is so determined to flirt...

The darkly handsome Daniel Colebrooke is intrigued and alarmed when an alluring young lady arrives at his door in need of assistance. In a moment of impetuosity, Daniel decides he must keep a close watch on Isabella, and what better way than to strike up a not–so–innocent flirtation...


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Saturday, 01 September 2012 19:32

Review: A Study in Seduction

StudyinSeduction635x1024“A Study in Seduction” by Nina Rowan (historical, Grand Central, August 2012, $5.99, 400pp)



The lovely Lydia Kellaway can solve the most complex puzzles. The one challenge she can't top? Managing the most infuriating man she's ever encountered.

Alexander Hall, Viscount Northwood, has purchased a one-of-a-kind locket from a pawnshop, unaware of the priceless sentiment it holds for Lydia. The gentlemanly thing to do would be to simply return it. But Alexander is curious to see just how bold this brilliant beauty will be...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2012 18:03

Review: A Lady by Midnight

ALBM“A Lady by Midnight” by Tessa Dare (historical, Avon, September 2012, $7.99, 384pp)




Series: Book 3 in the Spindle Cove Series


A temporary engagement, a lifetime in the making . . .


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Monday, 27 August 2012 18:43

Review: The Ugly Duchess

ugly_duchess“The Ugly Duchess” by Eloisa James (historical, Avon, September 2012, $7.99, 384pp)


Series: This is the fourth book in the Fairy Tale series.


How can she dare to imagine he loves her…when all London calls her The Ugly Duchess?


Theodora Saxby is the last woman anyone expects the gorgeous James Ryburn, heir to the Duchy of Ashbrook, to marry. But after a romantic proposal before the prince himself, even practical Theo finds herself convinced of her soon-to-be duke's passion.


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Wednesday, 22 August 2012 20:01

Review: Lessons from a Scandalous Bride

Lessons_Scandalous_Bride“Lessons from a Scandalous Bride” by Sophie Jordan (historical, Avon, August 2012, $7.99, 384pp)


Series: Book 2 in the Forgotten Princesses series


A life can change in an instant . . .

No one knows this better than Miss Cleopatra Hadley, who went from poverty to plenty when she discovered one of England's richest men was her true father who wanted her to share his wealth . . . if she married into the upper echelons of Society. A high price to pay for someone whose mother taught her just how dangerous a marriage could be.


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Monday, 20 August 2012 12:37

Review: Pleasures of a Tempted Lady

pleasures_sm“Pleasures of a Tempted Lady” by Jennifer Haymore (historical, Grand Central, August 2012, $7.99, 448pp)


Series: Book 3 of the Donovan Sisters series


Forbidden passion is the ultimate temptation…

Captain William Langley knows the ocean well, but nothing could prepare him for what he discovers adrift on the cold Irish Sea. The tiny boat carries two passengers: a child—and Meg Donovan, Will’s long-lost love. Meg’s disappearance at sea eight years ago was a devastating blow. Now she’s back, as beautiful as ever, and with secrets as deep as Will’s own . . .


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Sunday, 12 August 2012 13:39

Review: How to Romance a Rake

How-to-Romance-a-Rake-e1337106412323“How to Romance a Rake” by Manda Collins (historical, St. Martins, August 2012, $7.99, 336pp)


Series: Book 2 in the Ugly Duckling Series


You can lead a wallflower to the ball, but you can't make her bloom--unless one daring young bachelor turns up the heat...

What's a nice girl like Miss Juliet Shelby doing at a place like Lord Deveril's ballroom? With her shy demeanor, she's a total stranger to the dance floor and a source of mockery for the ton. So imagine her surprise when Deveril gallantly comes to her defense--and offers to teach her to dance! Juliet can hardly believe the most handsome bachelor in London would notice her, until he takes her in his arms and sets her heart ablaze...

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