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”
Tag: regency romance
Review: The Marquess Next Door
This adorable Regency romance is the perfect summer read!Continue reading “Review: The Marquess Next Door”
Review: Reputation by Lex Croucher
Pitched as Mean Girls meets Bridgerton, this book sounded like it would be a real lark. However, I found myself slightly disappointed…e
Review: The Duke’s Runaway Bride
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”
Review: A Match for the Rebellious Earl
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”
Review: The Duke Heist
If you’ve been with me for a while, you’ll know I’m a fan of Erica Ridley’s historical romances, and this new series starter is one of her most fun yet!
Review: Unexpectedly Wed to the Officer
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!
Mini Romance Reviews!
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!”
Blog Tour: Would I Lie To The Duke
I loved My Fake Rake, the first book in Eva Leigh’s Union of the Rakes series, which spices up Regency romance with pop culture references from the 1980s, so I’m really excited to be on the blog tour for book two, Would I Lie To The Duke!
Review: Dawn With A Duke
I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of the last four books in Erica Ridley’s 12 Dukes of Christmas series – she’s released four a year for the last two years in September, October, November and December. It’s finally time for this year’s set to begin, and Dawn with a Duke is an adorable instalment!