• Historical Romance Book Review

    When the Scoundrel Sins

    My Review: Wow, is it hot in here? I think I need to open a window because my goodness was this a steamy read. When the Scoundrel Sins is the second book in the Capturing the Carlisles series and it is a hot and heavy romance. The characters have a lot of chemistry, the strong-willed bluestocking meeting her match with an impish rakehell. I loved the sass and teasing between the characters throughout the novel that kept their romance steaming, straddling that line between childhood friends and potentially something more. I was extremely happy with how the book discussed marriage, and in particular, a pesky piece of common law called…

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    If the Duke Demands

    My Review: You ever read a book that you are initially dazzled by, and then slowly grow more disappointed until the end when the plot comes crashing down? Oh, how I loathed the way that this book ended. The book starts off good, and I mean really good. The two main characters are charming and seem to actually have some good chemistry. The physical tension between the two of them is hard to ignore and builds up at a steady rate throughout the novel. Sebastian was a total dreamboat and I was really digging the story up until the halfway point. So what went wrong? It was a couple of…

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    The Female Correspondent

    My Review: It’s easy to forget how the regency romance label has evolved over the years to dime a dozen erotic romance novels. I’ve been wary of the regency and historical romance genres as of late due to many of the stories just feeling so out of place for their respective time periods. I had no such issues with this book and it was actually pretty refreshing. The Female Correspondent is a squeaky clean romance novel about a young woman, Beatrice Debord, who is more interested in botany than she is in marriage. Nobody takes her work seriously due to her gender, which leads her to pose as a man…

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    What To Do With A Duke

    My Review: When it comes to historical romance, I look for one of two things: a steamy and compelling love story or a light and fluffy clean romance. What I demand from all historical romances is for both the romance and the setting to be believable. When I went into this book, with the cute cover and hints at a curse, I figured this one might fall on the fluffy side of the spectrum – the cat on the cover may have influenced this assumption. I was sadly mistaken, and I wonder sometimes if my standards are too high. But can you understand at all how fleeting a woman’s existence…

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    The Mad Herringtons

    My Review: Aphrodite is the family’s black sheep: she is the only member that is level-headed, responsible and cares at all about polite society. Parents that are constantly displaying affection publicly, a sister who is a mindless flirt, another constantly wearing revealing clothing, and to round it out a mischievous younger brother always playing pranks. She finds herself falling for a rakehell and realizes that maybe she’s not as prim and proper as she believes herself to be, and she might just be more like her family than she ever thought possible. I honestly really struggled with this novel, while it was lighthearted and humorous, I found myself rolling my…