Posts Categorized: Historical Romance

Sep 15
Blog Tour: Review-Lecia Cornwall’s What a Lady Most Desires + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Lecia Cornwall’s What a Lady Most Desires + Giveaway

I admit that the only reason I wanted to read Lecia Cornwall’s What a Lady Most Desires was mostly due to the cover! I mean it’s drool worthy and made me want to just pet the cover while saying, “my precious.” When given the opportunity to participate in the blog tour, I couldn’t pass up the chance since it meant spending more time drooling over the cover! We have good character development. Delphine St. James is beautiful and charming, but it’s all a façade. When she’s out in society, she plays the part as expected, but she’s tired of it. I liked Delphine because she’s not afraid to sit around and wait for things to happen. She’s interested in taking an active role and finds a purpose after the Battle… Read more »

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Jul 07
Blog Tour: Review-Miranda Neville’s Lady Windermere’s Lover + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Miranda Neville’s Lady Windermere’s Lover + Giveaway

Miranda Neville is one of those authors I’ve always wanted to read, but I haven’t had the opportunity to do so until now. So when I had the opportunity to participate in the blog tour for Lady Windermere’s Lover, I couldn’t pass up the chance! We have good character development. We first meet Damian when he’s a young man. I really liked getting to see him at this age because we can see how reckless he becomes that night and how sorrowful he is afterwards. It’s really easy to see the man he’ll become. We don’t get much of Cynthia in her youth and by the time we do know her she’s already evolved into the woman Damian wanted his wife to become. She’s a bit complex to understand but… Read more »

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Jun 24
Book Review: Jennifer Haymore’s The Rogue’s Proposal

Book Review: Jennifer Haymore’s The Rogue’s Proposal

I wasn’t a fan of Jennifer Haymore’s debut, A Hint Wicked and as a fan of historical romance, I decided to give her another try. Unfortunately, The Rouge’s Proposal had potential to be an intriguing romance with a hint of mystery, but it falls flat. Character development is weak and by the time we get to the ending, I’m still not sure I knew the characters well enough to say that I liked them. Emma Curtis is a widow and her father blames her for losing his fortune because her husband makes a bad business deal. Carrying that weight, she opts to make things better by searching for Roger Morton. Lucas Hawkins lives in the shadow of his brother, the Duke of Trent. He has some dark secret that made… Read more »

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Mar 20
Blog Tour: Review-Eloisa James’ Three Weeks with Lady X + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Eloisa James’ Three Weeks with Lady X + Giveaway

Eloisa James is one of those authors who are hit or miss for me. I loved, loved, loved meeting Leopold Dautry, the Duke of Villiers in James’ Desperate Duchesses series and when I heard his illegitimate son, Tobias, was getting a book, I couldn’t resist the temptation to read it! Ah, Three Weeks with Lady X was everything I wanted! If you’ve never read James’ Desperate Duchesses series it’s not necessary to do so in order to enjoy Three Weeks with Lady X. There are no spoilers and you can even go back to read Leopold’s story, A Duke of Her Own, and not miss anything since both are good standalones. We have good characterization and James does a great job letting us spend an equal amount of time with… Read more »

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Nov 30
Book Review: Rebecca Thomas’ The Blacksmith’s Son

Book Review: Rebecca Thomas’ The Blacksmith’s Son

By now you know I can’t resist a historical romance and when I read the synopsis to Rebecca Thomas’ novella and saw that it involved a female character disguising herself as a boy, my interest was piqued. As for characterization, we have good character development within the confines of a novella. Ally Lockwood is feisty and isn’t afraid of hard work. She disguises herself as the son of a blacksmith and is biding her time before she can leave the country. The reason? She’s been accused of stealing from the Earl of Linford and when she comes face to him in her disguise she knows her time is up. Then we have Quentin who has just left the Navy and is going home to visit his family before leaving to… Read more »

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Oct 31
Blog Tour: Review-Julia Quinn’s The Sum of All Kisses + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Julia Quinn’s The Sum of All Kisses + Giveaway

Whenever I have a bad day, Julia Quinn is an author I turn to. I devoured her Bridgerton series and I’ve made no secret that Mr. Cavendish, I Presume is my favorite. When the opportunity came to participate in the blog tour for The Sum of All Kisses, I couldn’t pass up the chance. The Sum of All Kisses is the third in the Symthe-Smith Quartet series. If you haven’t read the first two books, Just like Heaven and A Night Like This, you can delve right in; however, Quinn does mention a few things that occur in previous books, but nothing I would consider a spoiler. As for character development, it’s strong. We spend an equal amount of time with Sarah Pleinsworth and Hugh Prentice and get to know… Read more »

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Oct 08
Blog Tour: Review-Sandra Sookoo’s Marriage Minded Lord + Giveaway!

Blog Tour: Review-Sandra Sookoo’s Marriage Minded Lord + Giveaway!

We’ve all heard the proverb, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Sandra Sookoo proves that in Marriage Minded Lord. Felix Darrington, Earl of Swandon can’t stop thinking about Lady Olivia’s French companion, Clarice, who happens to have a talent for cooking. Clarice dreams of a man who could love her and when Felix shows interest she’s quick to explain she’s not looking to become his mistress. While most men would walk away, Felix is willing to take the time to show her he wants her as his wife. They can’t deny the attraction, but when Lady Olivia notices the attention Felix is bestowing on her companion she quickly works to tear them apart. Character development is a bit weak. I really liked Felix. He’s just come… Read more »

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Oct 01
Blog Tour: Review-Megan Frampton’s What Not To Bare + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Megan Frampton’s What Not To Bare + Giveaway

My hands have been itching to pick up a Megan Frampton book since I first saw the cover for Hero of My Heart. When the opportunity came to participate in the blog tour for What Not To Bare, I couldn’t pass up the chance. Lady Charlotte Jepstow likes color and more importantly to dress as if she’s had an accident with a painter’s palette. Despite being an heiress she has yet to capture anyone’s interest and reluctantly enters her third season. Her mother is desperate to see her wed and goes as far as to arrange a marriage with a widower who needs a mother for his children. What her mother didn’t anticipate was the arrival of Lord David Marchston. The moment David enters the ballroom, she’s happy to introduce… Read more »

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Aug 08
Book Review: Mary Balogh’s The Arrangement

Book Review: Mary Balogh’s The Arrangement

Mary Balogh’s The Arrangement is the second book in The Survivors’ Club series. It picks up a few weeks shortly after The Proposal ended and if you haven’t read the first in the series, The Proposal, it’s not necessary to do so in order to enjoy The Arrangement. It’s not easy writing a beta hero and even more so one that has a disability. Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh, comes home blind after his first battle. His mother and sisters take turns taking care of him when all he wants is to be free. When his mother invites a friend and her daughter for a visit, Vincent doesn’t mind at first until he hears the daughter utter the words that have him fleeing, “I wouldn’t mind.” He doesn’t want a woman… Read more »

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Aug 02
Blog Tour: Review-Katharine Ashe’s How to Marry a Highlander

Blog Tour: Review-Katharine Ashe’s How to Marry a Highlander

Katharine Ashe’s How to Marry a Highlander is a novella in her Falcon Club series. You don’t need to read the books in the series, but for a little background on Teresa and Duncan, you might want to read How a Lady Weds a Rogue since they make an appearance. Upon hearing the local vicar express his interest in her, Teresa Finch-Freeworth, flees her home in the country to London with one goal in mind, to marry the handsome Scotsman she can’t stop thinking about it. She seeks Duncan, the Earl of Eads and proposes marriage, but is disappointed when he doesn’t remember her and refuses her proposal. Not one to back down from a challenge, she proposes a wager; for each betrothal his sisters make with her assistance, Duncan… Read more »

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Jul 01
Blog Tour: Review-Tara Chevrestt’s Maiden Behind the Mask

Blog Tour: Review-Tara Chevrestt’s Maiden Behind the Mask

Tara Chevrestt’s Maiden Behind the Mask is a fun whimsical read! Even though it’s a novella, characters are drawn out. Catalina Rodriguez is no fainting miss! Realizing what her fate could have been had she been raped she seeks out to defend the innocent and in the process wreaks havoc on the pueblo! Ricardo Garcia isn’t your typical hero. Sure he’s arrogant, but he’s not interested in marriage nor does he go around sleeping around. Even though Catalina forces his hand, he takes it in stride, but doesn’t count on falling in love. Both Catalina and Ricardo are blindsided by love, but it’s a lovely romance. The writing is engaging and it’s a fast paced read. I had a lot of fun with this book, but I do have a… Read more »

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Jun 17
Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway-Sally Smith O’Rourke’s Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway-Sally Smith O’Rourke’s Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen

Sally Smith O’Rourke’s Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen is the second book in her The Man Who Loved Jane Austen series. I haven’t read the first book, which takes the name of her series, and although I didn’t feel lost reading Yours Affectionately, I do feel I would have been better prepared had I read it. At the time I wasn’t aware it was a second book and it wasn’t until I read it that I felt certain events were missing. I do recommend you read the first book and then proceed to Yours Affectionately. Yours Affectionately picks up where The Man Who Loved Jane Austen left off. Eliza Knight has made contact with Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley Farms in Virginia and brought him the letters written by Jane Austen herself…. Read more »

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