Category: Historical Romance

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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How To Train Your Earl by Amelia Grey

Posted August 12, 2021 by Marsha in Historical Romance, NetGalley, Regency Romance, Series, St. Martin's Press / 0 Comments

 

Brina Feld has settled into a life devoted to helping others since the sinking of the Salty Dove left her widowed. She has no need for a man in her contented life. But when the notorious and handsome Lord Blacknight returns and awakens her desires, her peace and serenity vanish. If she agrees to an alliance with him, she knows she will have to battle her heart to keep from being snared under his spell.

Zane, the Earl of Blacknight, was never supposed to inherit the earldom, so he didn’t much care to lead a respectable life before then. Fistfights, card games, and drinking are the order of the day. Now he’s determined to change his rakish ways and he knows the proper lady who can help him. There’s just one problem: He’s already bet he’ll win her hand before the Season is over. With her resolve to out-scheme him, how can he show her that his love is true?

Titles in the First Comes Love series include – The Earl Next Door – Gone With The RogueHow to Train Your Earl

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Undercover Duke by Sabrina Jeffries

Posted August 3, 2021 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Kensington Books, NetGalley, Regency Romance, Series / 2 Comments

Along with his stepsiblings, Sheridan Wolfe, Duke of Armitage, is determined to finally solve the mysteries behind the suspicious deaths of their mother’s three husbands. Tasked with investigating a possible suspect, Sheridan finds himself in dangerous proximity to her captivating daughter, Vanessa Pryde. But still haunted by a tragically lost love, the duke is resolved to resist the attraction—and avoid any “scheming” husband-hunters. Besides, lovely Miss Pryde seems utterly smitten with a roguish London playwright . . .
 
Vanessa thinks a little scheming may be in order—for it’s Sheridan she truly has her sights, and her heart, set on. Her theatrical flirtation is intended only to break through his business-like demeanor and guarded emotions. And as Sheridan’s jealousy becomes aroused, the two soon find themselves propelled into a scheme of an altogether different kind, involving a pretend engagement, a secret inquiry—and a perhaps not-so-secret leap into true love . . .

Titles in the Duke Dynasty series include – Project Duchess – A Perfect Match (in the anthology Seduction on a Snowy Night  – The Bachelor – Who Wants to Marry A DukeUndercover Duke

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When a Duke Loves a Governess by Olivia Drake

Posted July 28, 2021 by Marsha in Historical Romance, NetGalley, Regency Romance, Series, Sexual Content, St. Martin's Press / 0 Comments

Tessa James has worked and planned tirelessly to open her own millinery shop. All she needs now is a loan from the lord who sired and abandoned her. The only problem is, she doesn’t even know his name. What’s a woman to do to find him but enter the aristocratic world by becoming a governess?

Guy Whitby, the new Duke of Carlin, has returned to London after years abroad to discover that his young daughter Sophy has become a wild child known for scaring away every governess who’s crossed his doorstep. When Tessa James applies for the job, he hires her in desperation despite his misgivings that she’s too bold and beautiful–and that she might be fibbing about her qualifications.

Their blooming attraction leads them on a completely unexpected path to love that neither wants to deny. But when an old enemy threatens Guy’s family, their forbidden romance goes up in flames. Can they still learn to love and trust each other as forces try to tear them apart?

Titles in the Unlikely Duchesses series include – The Duke I Once Knew – Forever My DukeWhen A Duke Loves a Governess

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

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A Wolf in Duke’s Clothing by Susanna Allen

Posted July 18, 2021 by Marsha in Historical Romance, NetGalley, Paranormal Romance, Regency Romance, Series, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments

A Duke in want of a wife…

Alfred Blakesley, Duke of Lowell, has long been an enigma. No one dares to give a man of his status the cut direct, but there’s simply something not quite right about him. What would the society ladies say if they learned the truth—that the Duke of Lowell is a wolf shifter and the leader of a pack facing extinction if he doesn’t find his true love? So now he’s on the hunt…for a wife.

Felicity Templeton has a goal of her own: to remain unwed until her twenty-fifth birthday when she will inherit a significant fortune. But that all changes when she meets Alfred, the dashing duke who’s determined to have her for his very own…

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

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The Secret Life of Miss Mary Bennet by Katherine Cowley

Posted April 22, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Historical Romance, Series, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

In Jane Austen’s revered Pride and Prejudice, Mary, the middle sister, is often passed over. Until now…

Upon the death of her father, Mary Bennet’s life is thrown into turmoil. With no fortune or marriage prospects, Mary must rely on the kindness of her relatives. When a mysterious late-night visit by an unknown relative—a Lady Trafford from Castle Durrington—leads to an extended stay and the chance for an education, Mary gratefully accepts the opportunity.

But even as she arrives at the castle, she’s faced with one mystery after another. Who is Lady Trafford really and what is she hiding? Do her secrets and manipulations place the small seaside community at risk of an invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte? Always curious, Mary sets out to discover the truth. But when she discovers the dead body of a would-be thief she outed prior to her father’s funeral, Mary jeopardizes her position at the castle and her family’s good name in her quest for the truth.

Never underestimate the observation skills of a woman who hides in the background.

Titles in The Secret Life of Mary Bennet series include – The Secret Life of Miss Mary Bennet

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