Category: Historical Romance

The Lady Loves Danger by Anabelle Bryant

Posted May 28, 2022 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Kensington Books, NetGalley, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

The society of daring women known as the Maidens of Mayhem dedicates their lives to protecting London’s most vulnerable citizens from injustice. Daring and discreet, their missions lead them to people and places they least expect, often putting their lives—and their hearts—in peril . . .

Lady Delilah Ashbrook is tirelessly searching the streets of London for a boy who vanished while under her care. Suspecting the child was abducted to be sold, Delilah hopes the Maidens can help find him before it’s too late. But Delilah’s mission brings her into the crosshairs of a mysterious man who is also looking for the boy. Sebastian St. Allen certainly cuts a dashing figure. But is he hoping to save the child—or harm him?

Sebastian has his own reasons for protecting the less fortunate. He has a gift for seamlessly navigating both London’s darkest corners and its most elite circles. But nothing prepared him for Delilah, whose delicate beauty belies independence and sensuality he finds irresistible. Sebastian knows they can help each other if only she’ll let her guard down.  And as they become entrenched in danger, they realize how strong their ties have grown—and how much they need one another . . .

Titles in The Maidens of Mayhem include – Duchess If You DareThe Lady Loves Danger

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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A Duke Worth Fighting For by Christina Britton

Posted May 13, 2022 by Marsha in Forever (Grand Central Publishing), Historical Romance, NetGalley, Regency Romance, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Daniel Hayle, Duke of Carlisle, returned from Waterloo a hero, and he has the wounds to prove it. But he dreads the coming London season as he never did the battlefield, where his lack of social skills is certain to make it difficult to find a wife. What he needs is someone to help him practice socializing with the ton. Someone who isn’t frightened away by his scars . . .

Margery Kitteridge is still mourning the loss of her husband. So when she receives a blackmail letter accusing him of desertion, she’s desperate to protect his reputation. The answer to her troubles appears in the form of a damaged, reclusive—and much-too-desirable—duke in need of a wife. She proposes an alliance: she’ll help him find a bride, in return for the money to pay off the blackmailer. But working so closely together awakens passions they never imagined possible, and reveals secrets that might tear them apart.

Titles in the Isle of Synne series include – A Good Duke is Hard to Find – Someday My Duke Will Come – A Duke Worth Fighting For

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Rules for Engaging the Earl by Janna MacGregor

Posted April 27, 2022 by Marsha in Historical Romance, NetGalley, Regency Romance, Series, Sexual Content, St. Martin's Press / 0 Comments

Constance Lysander needs a husband. Or, so society says. She’s about to give birth to her late husband’s child—a man who left her with zero money, and two other wives she didn’t know about. Thankfully, she has her Aunt by her side, and the two other wives have become close friends. But still—with a baby on the way, her shipping business to run, and an enemy skulking about, she has no time to find the perfect match.

Enter Jonathan, Earl of Sykeston. Returned war hero and Constance’s childhood best friend, his reentry into society has been harsh. Maligned for an injury he received in the line of duty, Jonathan prefers to stay out of sight. It’s the only way to keep his heart from completely crumbling. But when a missive from Constance requests his presence—to their marriage ceremony—Jonathan is on board. His feelings for Constance run deep, and he’ll do anything to make her happy, though it means risking his already bruised heart.

With Constance, Jonathan, and the new baby all together, it’s clear the wounds—both on the surface and in their relationship—run deep. But when the nights come, their wounds begin to heal, and both come to realize that their marriage of convenience is so much more than just a bargain.

Titles in The Widow Rules series include — A Duke in Time – Rules for Engaging the Earl – 

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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A Relentless Rake by Anna Harrington

Posted April 24, 2022 by Marsha in Historical Romance, NetGalley, Regency Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments

An unapologetic rake attempting to cover up his past
A rule-following heroine unafraid to speak her mind
Thrilling action and mystery
A passionate attraction that overrides their deepest resistance

Notorious rake Alexander Sinclair, Earl of St James, takes pride in displaying his sins. When he’s tasked by the Home Office with finding the men who attempted to assassinate the prime minister, his hunt leads him to Olivia Everett, a most proper schoolmistress who wants nothing to do with a profligate nobleman like him.

Unknown to her, Olivia’s brother, Henry, has been working with the revolutionary group planning to overthrow the government. Shocked and hoping to save her brother, Olivia agrees to help the persuasive earl. But the closer they get to uncovering the villains, the more Alec and Olivia will need to trust each other.

Titles in the Lords of the Armory series include — An Inconvenient Duke – An Unexpected Earl – An Extraordinary Lord – A Relentless Rake

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Earl on the Run by Jane Ashford

Posted February 24, 2022 by Marsha in Historical Romance, NetGalley, Regency Romance, Series, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments

The missing Earl of Ferrington doesn’t want to be found…

Pulled from his comfortable life in Boston by agents who insist he’s the Earl of Ferrington, Jonathan Frederick Merrill―Jack to everyone else―arrives in London only to face a torrent of criticism from his great-grandmother. Angry and hurt, Jack resolves to have one look at his ancestral home, and then return to America.

Harriet Finch has been carried off to her wealthy grandfather’s country house, where she’s seething with rebellion. She spends her days pacing the grounds, fantasizing about a way to escape the life her grandfather has planned. There she meets an intriguing, handsome rogue. What better way to flout her grandfather’s rules than to flirt with a stranger he would never approve of? But when she learns Jack’s true identity, Harriet is stunned and furious at the deception! Her grandfather is delighted and insists she marry the new earl.

Can Harriet accept Jack’s promise to marry her when she wants nothing more than to be free and is Jack willing to pay the price of nobility if it means he’ll have to stay in England?

Titles in The Duke’s Estates series include — The Duke Who Loved Me – Earl on the Run – Blame It on the Earl –

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Rules for Heiresses by Amalie Howard

Posted January 20, 2022 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Multicultural Romance, NetGalley, Regency Romance, Sexual Content, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments

A rebellious heiress determined to be independent — A shunned duke forced to return to his family estate — And a scandal between them that will have the whole town aflutter

Sometimes, finding love means flouting the rules…

Born to a life of privilege, Lady Ravenna Huntley rues the day that she must marry. She’s refused dozens of suitors and cried off multiple betrothals, but running away—even if brash and foolhardy—is the only option left to secure her independence.

Lord Courtland Chase, the grandson of the Duke of Ashvale, was driven from England at the behest of his cruel stepmother. Scorned and shunned, he swore never to return to the land of his birth. But when a twist of bad luck throws a rebellious heiress into his arms, at the very moment he finds out he’s the new Duke, marriage is the only alternative to massive scandal.

Both are quick to deny it, but a wedding might be the only way out for both of them. And the attraction that burns between them makes Ravenna and Courtland wonder if it’ll truly only be a marriage of convenience after all…

Daring Dukes connecting stories — The Princess Stakes – Rules for Heiresses –

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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A Most Unusual Duke by Susanna Allen

Posted January 6, 2022 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Owned, Paranormal Romance, Regency Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments

The Duke said he’d never get married…

The Prince Regent insists his cousin and fellow bear shifter Arthur Humphries, the Duke of Osborn, take a mate to ensure the continuation of their species. After all, Arthur is an Alpha, so he must set a good example. The duke would very much prefer to continue his comfortable bachelor lifestyle, but the Prince Regent is not a bear to be poked.

Beatrice, the widowed Marchioness of Castleton, is in possession of a powerful secret. She knows all about Shifters, her horrible late husband being one of them. At any moment, Beatrice could reveal the secrets of the Prince and those like him—unless the Prince can make sure she marries another Shifter.

A marriage between the Duke of Osborn and Beatrice is far from ideal for either one, but at least they won’t fall in love…right?

Titles in the Shapeshifters of the Beau Monde series include — A Wolf in Duke’s ClothingA Most Unusual Duke – A Duke at the Door –

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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A Duke in Time by Janna MacGregor

Posted December 7, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Historical Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, St. Martin's Press / 0 Comments

Katherine Vareck is in for the shock of her life when she learns upon her husband Meri’s accidental death that he had married two other women. Her entire business, along with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a royal supplier, is everything she’s been working for and now could be destroyed if word leaks about the three wives.

Meri’s far more upstanding brother, Christian, Duke of Randford has no earthly clue how to be of assistance. He spent the better part of his adult years avoiding Meri and the rest of his good-for-nothing family, so to be dragged back into the fold is…problematic. Even more so is the intrepid and beautiful Katherine, whom he cannot be falling for because she’s Meri’s widow. Or can he?

With a textile business to run and a strong friendship forming with Meri’s two other wives, Katherine doesn’t have time for much else. But there’s something about the warm, but compellingly taciturn Christian that draws her to him. When an opportunity to partner in a business venture brings them even closer, they’ll have to face their pasts if they want to share each other’s hearts and futures.

Titles in The Widow Rules series include — A Duke in Time – Rules for Engaging the Earl – 

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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A Cowboy Christmas Legend by Linda Broday

Posted November 30, 2021 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Historical Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Western Historical Romance / 2 Comments

A cowboy learning how to start over – A fiery young woman with the heart to save him – A past neither can escape, and -A future worthy of any Christmas miracle.

Devastated by the loss of his young wife—and the life he’d always thought would be his—Sam Legend II has done everything he can to make a fresh start. As a bladesmith, all he needs is a bed, a hot fire, and enough distance from his famous family to finally indulge in a little peace and quiet. So what if it’s almost Christmas? This year, he’s happy just keeping to himself.

But then fiery Cheyenne Ronan comes blasting into his home, and any notion of peace goes flying out the door.

Cheyenne’s like no one Sam has ever met—and from the moment he first catches her eye, his quiet life is anything but. Now he’s hunting wanted men with the Texas Rangers, decking every hall, and sharing passionate embraces with the woman who’s set his world alight. For the first time in what feels like forever, Sam’s facing Christmas feeling like his life is full of meaning again—and that with Cheyenne by his side, love can be the stuff of Legend.

Titles in the Lone Star Legends series include — A Cowboy of Legend – A Cowboy Christmas Legend –

An earlier series with a definite connection to the Lone Star Legends is:

Men of Legend which includes — To Love a Texas Ranger – The Heart of a Texas Cowboy – To Marry a Texas Outlaw –

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Mistletoe Christmas An Anthology by Eloisa James, Christi Caldwell, Janna MacGregor, Erica Ridley

Posted October 8, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Historical Romance, NetGalley, Regency Romance, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

The Duke of Greystoke’s Christmas Revelry is famous throughout the British Isles for its plays, dancing, magical grotto… not to mention scandals leading to the marriage licenses he hands out like confetti.

But not everyone welcomes a visit from Cupid.

Lady Cressida, the duke’s daughter, is too busy managing the entertainments—and besides, her own father has called her dowdy. Her cousin, Lady Isabelle Wilkshire, is directing Cinderella and has no interest in marriage. Lady Caroline Whitmore is already (unhappily) married; the fact that she and her estranged husband have to pretend to be together just makes her dread the party all the more.  But not as much as Miss Louisa Harcourt, whose mother bluntly tells her that this is her last chance to escape the horrors of being an old maid.

A house party so large that mothers lose track of their charges leads to a delightful, seductive quartet of stories that you will savor for the Season!

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Suzanne Enoch, Amelia Grey, Anna Bennett

Posted October 7, 2021 by Marsha in Historical Romance, NetGalley, Regency Romance, St. Martin's Press / 1 Comment

From the Scottish highlands to the bustle and tussle of London, to a hotel on the outskirts of town, three unforgettable authors bring the joy of Christmas romance in Kissing Under the Mistletoe.

Great Scot! by Suzanne Enoch
Miss Jane Bansil knows she will never have a fairy-tale moment. Well past the marriageable age, she’s taken a position as a companion and is now stuck in Scotland for Christmas, alone even in the middle of the boisterous MacTaggert family. But when Brennan Andrews, an architect, and cousin to the MacTaggerts, arrives to draw up plans for a new family home, Jane must decide if she will take a chance at a happily-ever-after, or settle into her small, safe life for good.

Christmas at Dewberry Hollow by Amelia Grey
Miss Isabelle Reed has no plans to ever fall in love. She has a perfectly acceptable life with her mother at the Dewberry Hollow Inn, thank you very much. But when Gate, the Duke of Notsgrave’s grandson, appears at Dewberry Hollow searching for a carving on a tree, Isabelle cannot help but get involved. But Gate’s charm and their instant attraction make Isabelle question if she’s willing to take her chance at love once again.

My Mistletoe Beau by Anna Bennett
Miss Eva Tiding is determined to cheer her widowed father with the perfect Christmas gift. Even if it means breaking into the home of the rakish Earl of Frostbough who swindled Papa out of his pocket watch. But when the earl, Jack Hardwick, catches her in the act, they strike a deal: she’ll pose as his fiancée in exchange for the watch. Falling in love is not part of the plan—but with a little Christmas magic, anything is possible…

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