Displaying items by tag: historical
“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...
“A Lady Never Lies” by Juliana Gray (historical, Berkley, August 2012, $7.99, 320pp)
Series: Book 1 in Affairs by Moonlight
Lady Alexandra Morley, an alluring widow, is desperate to devise a plan to reverse her fortunes. When fate lands her in the arms of Phineas "Finn" Burke, an attractive inventor, she despairs of ever getting what she needs...until they kiss.
“Return of the Viscount” by Gayle Callen (historical, Avon, August 2012, $7.99, 384pp)
Nicole gives this book a rating of 2 stars
Her marriage of convenience seems far too convenient . . .
Desperation drove Cecilia Mallory to seek a union with a stranger—one who would wed her sight unseen and grant her full access to her inheritance with no expectations whatsoever. She anticipated, perhaps, an older, undesirable, equally desperate husband—never the young, vibrant, and devastatingly attractive man who answered her call. What could such a man really be after?
“When You Wish Upon a Duke” by Isabella Bradford (historical, Ballantine, August 2012, $7.99, 320pp)
Reviewer Nicole gives this book 4 stars
Series: Book 1 in the Wylder Sisters series
Raised in the Dorset countryside, Lady Charlotte Wylder doesn’t care one bit about well-bred decorum. The dark-haired, blue-eyed beauty would rather ride a horse than attend a stuffy ball. So when Charlotte learns that she is to leave immediately for London to wed the Duke of Marchbourne, a perfect model of aristocratic propriety, she is less than enchanted with her arranged marriage.
“All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess” by Alexandra Hawkins (historical, St. Martins, August 2013, $7.99, 320pp)
Series: Book 5 in the Lords of Vice
Simon Jefferes, the Marquess of Sainthill, has done the unthinkable—he’s fallen in love. The so-called “Saint” has spent his life gambling, dallying with women, and satisfying his every whim. And he fully intended to continue his wicked ways, until he met the mysterious, exotic, and irresistible Madame Venna—the one woman he can’t have…and the only one he’s ever wanted for more than an evening.
“Thief of Shadows” by Elizabeth Hoyt (historical, Grand Central, July 2012, $7.99, 370pp)
Series: Book 4 of Maiden Lane Series
A MASKED MAN . . .
“Ravishing the Heiress” by Sherry Thomas (historical, Berkley, July 2012, $7.99, 304pp)
Series: The Fitzhugh Trilogy
- “Beguiling the Beauty” – Venetia & Duke of Lexington
- “Ravishing the Heiress” – Millicent & Fitz
- “Tempting the Bride” – Helena & David
“Hot Under the Collar” by Jackie Barbosa (historical, Circe, June 2012, $2.99, 140pp)
Series: Book 2 in Lords of Lancashire
Despite the old saw about third sons being destined for the church, no one ever expected the rakish, irresponsible Walter Langston to take up the collar, least of all himself. After an accident renders him unfit for military service, however, he has few other options. When he’s given the post of vicar at a parish church in a sleepy, coastal village, he’s convinced he’ll molder in obscurity. Instead, his arrival brings a sudden resurgence in church attendance…or at least, the attendance of female parishioners. As word of the eligible young vicar spreads, every well-heeled family for miles with a marriageable daughter fills his pews, aiming to catch his eye. Unfortunately for these hopeful members of his flock, Walter’s eye has already been caught—by the one woman who doesn’t come to church on Sundays.
“Scandal Wears Satin” by Loretta Chase (historical, Avon, July 2012, $7.99, 384pp)
Series: The Dressmakers #2
The Earl of Longmore's sister Lady Clara has gotten herself into trouble and must marry a man neither she or her family like. But with the help of her dressmaker, Sophy Noirot, things just maybe all will turn out right.
“Call of the Sea” by Rebecca Hart (historical, paranormal, Inkspell, June 2012, $13.99tp/$4.99e)
Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.
Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O'Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Siren's Call. However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter.
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