I had an enormous amount of fun with the first two books in the Union of the Rakes series, and the final book does not disappoint!Continue reading “Review: Waiting for a Scot Like You”
I’m always a sucker for childhood friends-to-lovers in historical romance, and Virginia Heath’s new book has a lot of fun with the trope!Continue reading “Review: How Not to Chaperon a Lady”
Another gorgeous historical romance from Jenni Fletcher – this time, full of medieval intrigue!Continue reading “Review: A Marriage Made in Secret”
This adorable Regency romance is the perfect summer read!Continue reading “Review: The Marquess Next Door”
Get your biscuits ready because the third book in Jenni Fletcher’s Regency Belles of Bath series is here to sweep you off your feet and make you hungry!Continue reading “Review: The Duke’s Runaway Bride”
I’m a big fan of Lara Temple’s capable heroines and rakish heroes, and her latest book serves up both in a fantastic Regency romance!Continue reading “Review: A Match for the Rebellious Earl”
I really loved the first book in the Regency Belles of Bath series, An Unconventional Countess (review here) so I was thrilled to be offered the chance to review the second book early – and it’s just as delightful!
I’ve been reading lots of historical romance lately, and with not much time on my hands, I thought I’d do a little mini review round up. Read on for Darcy Burke, Erica Ridley, Louise Allen, and more!
Content warnings: death of spouse/mother mentioned; hero has facial scars which are discussed by him and others negatively; hero is injured badly at one point; war and violent death discussed; kidnapping.
A Marquis In Want Of A Wife was a very sweet marriage of convenience story that had lots of heart. I loved how starkly practical both characters were, and their journey to falling in love after their marriage. Though at first they treat their marriage as a strictly business practice, with Ross gaining a mother for his son, and Prue gaining protection after a romantic indiscretion, they slowly warm to each other in a very fulfilling way. I did find that the plot got a little bit farfetched in places, once the war against Napoleon was brought in as a major plot point – I would have preferred the stakes to stay smaller, and have focused more on the emotional danger the two found themselves in, but that is my personal preference for most romance, and overall this was very enjoyable.
Also, it’s a small thing, but I appreciated the detail put into having a baby in the story – there is plenty of discussion of his nursemaid and wet nurse, which is not something you often see in historical romance, but certainly something that would have had to be considered for a baby without a mother! It helped to make the story feel more realistic for me, as I often find babies to be little more than window-dressing in these sorts of books; here, Jon is a real part of the family and having that realism made it easier to connect with both Ross and Prue’s love for him. Three and a half cats! Continue reading “Mini Romance Reviews!”
I really enjoyed book four in the Sons of Sigurd series (see my review of Redeeming Her Viking Warrior here) so I was excited to see how the story and mystery wrapped up in book five, Tempted By Her Viking Enemy!
Though I read a lot of historical romance, I tend to stick mostly to the 19th century. Redeeming Her Viking Warrior is my first Viking read, but I jumped in with both feet because I love the author, and it didn’t disappoint!