Category: Regency Romance

The Den of Iniquity by Anabelle Bryant

Posted January 11, 2017 by Marsha in Regency Romance, Series / 2 Comments

Welcome to the most notorious address in London…

Beneath the airs and graces of the Ton lies The Underworld – London’s most scandalous gambling hall.

The only thing darker and more debauched that the hall itself? The proprietor, Max Sinclair. As mysterious as the corners of the city he stalks, Max has vowed to take revenge against the men who murdered his mother. And The Underworld attracts London’s darkest characters – the perfect partners in crime.

But when Lady Vivienne Beaumont enters The Underworld, Max’s life becomes more dangerous than he ever thought possible.

Titles in the Bastards of London series include:  The Den of Iniquity – Into The Hall of Vice – The Last Gamble – Return To The House of Sin

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Ready Set Rogue by Manda Collins

Posted January 3, 2017 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Series / 2 Comments

When scholarly Miss Ivy Wareham receives word that she’s one of four young ladies who have inherited Lady Celeste Beauchamp’s estate with a magnificent private library, she packs her trunks straightaway. Unfortunately, Lady Celeste’s nephew, the rakish Quill Beauchamp, Marquess of Kerr, is determined to interrupt her studies one way or another…

Bequeathing Beauchamp House to four bluestockings—no matter how lovely they are to look at—is a travesty, and Quill simply won’t have it. But Lady Celeste’s death is not quite as straightforward as it first seemed…and if Quill hopes to solve the mystery behind her demise, he’ll need Ivy’s help. Along the way, he is surprised to learn that bookish Ivy stirs a passion and longing that he has never known. This rogue believes he’s finally met his match—but can Quill convince clever, skeptical Ivy that his love is no fiction?

Titles in the A Studies in Scandal series include:  Ready Set Rogue – Duke With Benefits (June 2017)

Ready Set Rogue earned a 4 star review.

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Lord Sebastian’s Secret by Jane Ashford

Posted January 3, 2017 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Proud. Cunning. Battle-hardened. Lord Sebastian Gresham is the epitome of military might and excellence. He’s wealthy. The son of a Duke. There’s just one problem: he can’t read. It’s a secret he’ll never tell, certainly not to his new bride-to-be.

Brilliant. Witty. Gorgeous. Lady Georgina Stane has always known she’d make the perfect bride, that is, if her eccentric family didn’t scare off every potential suitor from London to Bath. After carefully orchestrating a London season with her parents out of the picture, she secured an engagement to an impeccable gentleman. And when Lord Sebastian arrives at her family’s estate to meet her parents, she’s not about to let their antics ruin her perfect marriage.

But what happens when these two learn that some secrets aren’t so easy to keep?

Titles in The Duke’s Sons series include:  Heir To The DukeWhat The Duke Doesn’t Know – Lord Sebastian’s Secret

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Winter Wonderland by Elizabeth Mansfield

Posted November 28, 2016 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Regency Romance, Series / 0 Comments

winter-wonderlandTitle:  Winter Wonderland
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Author:  Elizabeth Mansfield
Genre:  regency Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 4, 2016
Publisher:  Open Road Media Romance
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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For inexperienced, painfully shy Barnaby Traherne, the glittering society ball is akin to a battlefield . . . that is, until his attention is captured by an auburn-haired beauty. Scandalous rumors swirl around Miranda Pardew and now she has set her cap for a renowned rake. Ignoring the gossip, the already-smitten Barnaby gathers his courage and asks Miranda for a dance. When she rejects him—in a very public humiliation—he vows that when he reenters the fray, he will be better prepared. Eleven years later, he gets his chance, along with the opportunity to deliver to a certain haughty beauty her long-overdue comeuppance.
 
Once the belle of the ball, Miranda is now an impecunious widow. A stroke of luck lands her a governess position in Norfolk. Before she arrives, her stagecoach is ambushed by highwaymen, and Miranda finds herself stranded with an attractive stranger. She has no idea he’s the nobleman she rebuffed years earlier. But Barnaby has not forgotten her—and is shocked to discover that Miranda has been employed to look after his nephews. At his brother’s estate for Christmas, Barnaby tries in vain to conceal his still-wild attraction to Miranda, but a capricious fate conspires to throw Barnaby and Miranda together at every turn.

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The Untouchable Earl by Amy Sandas

Posted November 25, 2016 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Series / 0 Comments

the-untouchable-earlTitle:  The Untouchable Earl
Series:  Fallen Ladies #2
Author:  Amy Sandas
Genre:  Regency Romance, Historical Romance
Published:  November 1 2016
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Lily Chadwick has spent her life playing the respectable debutante. But when an unscrupulous moneylender snatches her off the street and puts her up for auction at a pleasure house, she finds herself in the possession of a man who fills her with breathless terror and impossible yearning.

Though the Earl of Harte claimed Lily with the highest bid, he hides a painful secret―one that has kept him from knowing the pleasure of a lover’s touch. Even the barest brush of skin brings him physical pain, and he’s spent his life keeping the world at arm’s length. But there’s something about Lily that maddens him, bewitches him, compels him…and drives him toward the one woman brave and kind enough to heal his troubled heart.

Titles in this series include:  Luck Is No Lady – The Untouchable Earl

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The Danger of Desire by Sabrina Jeffries

Posted November 22, 2016 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Series / 0 Comments

the-dangers-of-desireTitle:  The Danger of Desire
Series:  Sinful Suitors #3
Author:  Sabrina Jeffries
Genre:  Regency Romance
Published:  November 22, 2016
Publisher:  Pocket Books
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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To root out the card cheat responsible for her brother’s death, Miss Delia Trevor spends her evenings dancing her way through high society balls, and her late nights disguised as a young man gambling her way through London’s gaming hells. Then one night, handsome Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford, a notorious member of St. George’s Club, recognizes her. When he threatens to reveal her secret, she’s determined to keep him from ruining her plans, even if it means playing a cat-and-mouse game with the enigmatic rakehell.

Warren knows the danger of her game, and he refuses to watch her lose everything while gaining justice for her late brother. But when she starts to delve beneath his carefully crafted façade, can he keep her at arm’s length while still protecting her? Or will their hot desires explode into a love that transcends the secrets of their pasts?

Titles in this series include:  The Art of Sinning – The Study of Seduction – The Danger of Desire

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Holiday House Parties by Elizabeth Mansfield

Posted November 21, 2016 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance / 0 Comments

holiday-house-parties-two-talesTitle:  Holiday House Parties: Two Tales
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Author:  Elizabeth Mansfield
Genre:  Regency Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 4, 2016
Publisher:  Open Road Intrigated Media
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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In “The Girl with Airs,” Lord Dunvegan—Laird Geordie to his friends—attempts to persuade bluestocking Caroline Woolcott to give his besotted, tongue-tied friend Sir Archibald Halford a chance to win her hand in marriage. A Scotsman banished to England to cultivate a more genteel manner, Geordie has yet to meet a female who tempts him to settle down. It certainly isn’t the headstrong lass who wants nothing to do with Archie—or Geordie. But then Geordie’s father decides the standoffish Caroline would make an ideal bride for his wayward son, and a sizzling kiss in the doorway of a grand Lancashire estate turns two warring hearts to love . . .
 
In “A Sneeze on Tuesday,” Elinor Selby succumbs to the worst cold she’s ever known five days before Christmas, and her entire future takes a catastrophic turn. After an absence of five years, Elinor’s betrothed, Julian Henshaw, Lord Lovebourne, is due home any day. Were it not for her quick-thinking, curmudgeonly neighbor, Miles Endicott, on whom she’s relied since childhood, she might not be able to cope with the momentous reunion. But then an unexpected series of events forces Elinor and Miles to take part in a scandalous deception that will ignite a firestorm of longing and love.

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When a Marquis Chooses a Bride by Ella Quinn

Posted November 20, 2016 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Series / 0 Comments

when-a-marquis-chooses-a-brideTitle:  When A Marquis Chooses A Bride
Series:  The Worthingtons #2
Author:  Ella Quinn
Genre:  Regency Romance, Historical Romance
Published:  August 30, 2016
Publisher:  Keningston Books – Zebra Shout
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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The Dowager Lady Worthington isn’t quite sure what to make of country-girl Dorothea Stern. As the granddaughter of the Duke of Bristol, Dotty is schooled in the ways and means of the nobility. But her sharp wit and outspoken nature has everyone in a tizzy. Especially their cousin, Dominic, the Marquis of Merton.

Prematurely stuffy, Dom was raised by his cheerless uncle to be wary of a host of things, including innovation, waltzing, and most perilous of all: true love. Still, there’s something about Dotty, beyond her beauty, that Dom cannot resist. But the odds are against him if he intends to win her as his bride. Will he choose loyalty to his family—or risk everything for the one woman he believes is his perfect match…

Titles in this series include:  Three Weeks To Wed – When A Marquis Chooses A Bride – The Second Time Around (#2.5) -It Started With A Kiss

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