Displaying items by tag: historical
Monday, 27 February 2012 15:15
“A Rogue by Any Other Name” by Sarah MacLean (historical, Avon, March 2012, $7.99, 400pp)
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 20:22
“Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel” by Samantha Grace (historical, Sourcebooks, February 2012, $6.99, 412pp): How do I talk about “Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel,” Samantha Grace’s debut historical romance? I don’t really know. I had a very difficult time reading this book. While it had a strong setup and characters I thought were great together (well, at first), the central source of conflict between the hero and the heroine was The Big Misunderstanding – ok, really The Big Misunderstandings that happened again and again and again. The story showed such promise but that promise was not realized.
Miss Lana Hillary is in her second season – and is still unwed. Her mother is obsessively worried that Lana has no prospects and is pushing less than desirable men at her daughter. Lana catches the attention of Lord Andrew Forest, a younger son of a duke who is rake, scoundrel and pleasure seeker. Yet, something about Lana calls to Drew, so much so that he cannot stay away from her – despite his brother’s explicit order to leave the innocent woman alone.
Monday, 13 February 2012 13:55
“The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae” by Stephanie Laurens (historical, Avon, January 2012, $7.99, 496pp)
Series: The Cynster Sisters’ Trilogy & 18th Cynster book
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 15:13
“Not Wicked Enough” by Carolyn Jewel (historical, Berkley, February 2012, $7.99, 320pp)
Series: Seducing the Scoundrels
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 19:18
“The Rogue Pirate’s Bride” by Shana Galen (historical, Sourcebooks, February 2012, $6.99, 352pp)
Series: Sons of Revolution
Sunday, 05 February 2012 14:04
“Secrets of an Accidental Duchess” by Jennifer Haymore (historical, Grand Central, February 2012, $7.99, 432pp)
Series: The Donovan Sisters
Saturday, 04 February 2012 15:02
“Firelight” by Kristen Callihan (historical, paranormal, Grand Central, February 2012, $5.99, 400pp)
From this moment that I started reading Kristen Callihan’s “Firelight,” I was hooked. I couldn’t resist the firestarting heroine and the deeply tortured hero finding true love in dark London. The mystery kept me turning the pages with gusto as I tried to figure out what possible ailment affected said hero, Lord Benjamin Archer and how it all might be resolved. Callihan kept me guessing with this riveting romance.
Thursday, 02 February 2012 20:50
“How to Dance With a Duke” by Manda Collins (historical, St. Martins, January 2012, $7.99, 352pp)
Series: The Ugly Ducklings, book 1
Monday, 16 January 2012 19:02
“The Lesson Plan” by Jackie Barbosa (historical, erotic, December 2011, Circe Press, $2.99, 22,500 words/64pp)
I’ve read several of Jackie Barbosa’s historical novellas over the past several months. Her books are set during the Regency period, my favorite time period for historical romances, and they have an intense eroticism that titillates. As such, I jumped at the chance to review Barbosa’s recent release, “The Lesson Plan,” the first story in the Lords of Lancashire trilogy. While I have way too many books that I have committed to read, I could not resist reading this one as soon as it hit my inbox.
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 20:38
“Sunrise with a Notorious Lord” by Alexandra Hawkins (historical, St. Martins, January 2012, $7.99, 304pp)
Series: the Lords of Vice