Category: Historical Romance

The Slide into Ruin by Bronwyn Stuart

Posted September 16, 2020 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Series, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

He came to collect a debt. He left with a wife.

Darius may be an ex-pirate and nameless bastard, but his word is his bond, and damsels in distress are his weakness. In order to collect a large debt and rebuild his lost fortune, Darius takes Eliza Penfold as his wife. It’s supposed to be a marriage of convenience, not passion. But from their first encounter, she stirs his blood like no other, and Darius wonders if he can truly leave her behind.

Deceived into a marriage contract with a dangerous man, Eliza is forced to admit she and her siblings need protection. She needs to let go of her wounded pride and flawed schemes if she’s to survive. But when her protector is a vengeful pirate running a scheme of his own, she may be getting far more trouble than help.

They’re both hiding something and when one of England’s most notorious and vicious criminals comes to call, lives will be in danger and loyalties will be put to the ultimate test…

Titles in the Daughters of Disgrace series include — The Road to Ruin – The Slide into Ruin

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Dawn with a Duke by Erica Ridley

Posted September 10, 2020 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Historical Romance, NetGalley, Regency Romance, Series / 0 Comments

As the daughter of a duke, Lady Isabelle’s pristine reputation is paramount. Her high status is how she’ll attract the titled suitor her mother insists she wed. When Belle’s chaperone falls ill en route to a party, she must pose as an independent widow to avoid gossip. Why not have a wee innocent flirtation with a handsome tailor staying at the same inn? She’ll be gone in the morning…

A sudden blizzard upends Calvin McAlistair’s plans when he’s snowbound at a posting-house. He has no time to play lady’s maid to the helpless beauty next door, no matter how much he enjoys unbuttoning the straitlaced widow. His future depends on impressing an important investor… who will ruin them both once they realize Calvin has spent a scandalous fortnight with Lady Isabelle!

Titles in the 12 Dukes of Christmas series include — Once Upon a Duke – Kiss of a Duke – Wish Upon a Duke – Never Say Duke – Dukes, Actually – The Duke’s Bride – The Duke’s Embrace – The Duke’s Desire – Dawn with a Duke – One Night with a Duke – Ten Days with a Duke – Forever Your Duke

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Brazen in Blue by Rachael Miles

Posted August 25, 2020 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Kensington Books, NetGalley, Regency Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Lady Emmeline Hartley has overcome every obstacle life has thrown her way. A spinster, disappointed in love, Em is on the brink of a marriage of convenience, when the man who rejected her heart reappears in need of her help. It gives Em a chance to escape, put to use one her most unusual talents—and perhaps convince him once and for all to risk his heart . . .

Adam Montclair—one of the most successful agents at the Home Office—rubs elbows with the highest levels of society. Even so, he wasn’t to the manor born. No matter how much he desires Em, as a match he is completely unsuitable. While it pains him to be near her, it’s a punishment he richly deserves. Now on a mission to uncover a plot against the government, Adam knows Em’s uncanny ability to recall voices will be essential. Yet as the two thwart the dangers in their path, it may become impossible to deny that Em is essential to happiness itself . . .

Titles in The Muses’ Salon series include – Jilting the Duke – Chasing the Heiress – Tempting the Earl – Charming Ophelia (#3.5) – Enchanting Ophelia (#3.6) – Reckless in Red – Brazen in Blue

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Who Wants to Marry a Duke by Sabrina Jeffries

Posted August 24, 2020 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Kensington Books, NetGalley, Regency Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Stepsiblings in search of the truth about their mother’s succession of beloved husbands—and their own surprising identities as eligible young nobles—are the endearing stars of this dazzling series.

A past kiss with adorably bookish Miss Olivia Norley should be barely a memory for Marlowe Drake, the Duke of Thornstock. After all, there are countless debutantes for a handsome rakehell to charm beyond a young lady whose singular passion is chemistry—of the laboratory type. But Thorn has not forgotten—or forgiven—the shocking blackmail scheme sparked by that single kiss, or the damage caused to both their names. Now Thorn’s half-brother, Grey, has hired the brilliant Miss Norley for her scientific expertise in solving a troubling family mystery. And the once-burned Thorn, suspicious of her true motives, vows to follow her every move . . .
 
For Olivia, determining whether arsenic poisoning killed Grey’s father is the pioneering experiment that could make her career—and Thorn’s constant presence is merely a distraction. But someone has explosive plans to derail her search. Soon the most unexpected discovery is the caring nature of the reputed scoundrel beside her—and the electricity it ignites between them.

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

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Jilting the Duke by Rachael Miles

Posted August 21, 2020 by Marsha in A Re-Read Review, Historical Romance, Kensington Books, Owned, Regency Romance, Series / 0 Comments

BROKEN PROMISE, BROKEN HEART
 
Aidan Somerville, Duke of Forster, is a rake, a spy, and a soldier, richer than sin and twice as handsome. Now he is also guardian to his deceased best friend’s young son. The choice makes perfect sense—except that the child’s mother is the lovely Sophia Gardiner, to whom Aidan was engaged before he went off to war. When the news reached him that she had married another, his ship had not yet even left the dock.
 
Sophia does not expect Aidan to understand or forgive her. But she cannot allow him to remain her enemy. She’s prepared for coldness, even vengeance—but not for the return of the heedless lust she and Aidan tumbled into ten years ago. She knows the risks of succumbing to this dangerous desire. Still, with Aidan so near, it’s impossible not to dream about a second chance.

Titles in The Muses’ Salon series include – Jilting the Duke – Chasing the Heiress – Tempting the Earl – Charming Ophelia (#3.5) – Enchanting Ophelia (#3.6) – Reckless in Red – Brazen in Blue –

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The Unexpected Heiress by Kaitlin O’Riley

Posted August 17, 2020 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Kensington Books, NetGalley, Series, Victorian Romance / 0 Comments

The latest American sensation to grace London’s ballrooms, Meredith Rose Remington has beauty, wit — and a shocking secret.

At her aunt’s insistence, Meredith is posing as an oil heiress, but she is utterly destitute. In truth, Meredith would rather spend her time writing than trying to snag a wealthy husband. Yet the stranger who flirts so outrageously with her in Hamilton’s Book Shoppe surpasses even the heroes of her vivid imagination.
 
Phillip Sinclair, the Earl of Waverly, has seen ambitious heiresses come and go. Only the enchanting Meredith could make him curb his reckless ways and settle down. But jealous rivals and meddling gossips are far from the only obstacles that must be overcome if love is to secure a happy ending.

Titles in the Hamilton Cousins include — The Heiress He’s Been Waiting For – The Irish HeiressThe Unexpected Heiress

This series is a spin-off (or the children of the couples in) the Hamilton Sisters series which included — When His Kiss Is Wicked – Desire in His Eyes – It Happened One Christmas – To Tempt an Irish Rogue – His by Christmas

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A Good Duke Is Hard to Find by Christina Britton

Posted July 1, 2020 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Series / 0 Comments

After her third fiancé leaves her at the altar, Lenora Hartley is beginning to think she’s cursed. One thing’s for certain: she needs to escape London and her father’s tyrannical attempts to find her yet another suitor. The Isle of Synne, an isolated and idyllic retreat off Britain’s northern coast, is blessedly far from society’s gossip, but it also carries haunting reminders of her first fiancé. Letting go of the past to find happiness seems impossible—until Lenora is thrown in the path of a gruff, mysterious blue-eyed man who makes her pulse race.

Next in line for a dukedom, that he doesn’t want to inherit, Peter Ashford is only on the isle to exact revenge on the man who is responsible for his mother’s death. Once he’s completed the task, he’ll return to America where his life can finally be his own. Yet when he meets the beautiful and kind Miss Hartley, he can’t help but be drawn to her. Can Peter put aside his plans for vengeance for the woman who has come to mean everything to him?

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

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Teatime With A Knight by Kit Morgan

Posted June 10, 2020 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Time Slip Romance, Western Historical Romance / 0 Comments

A 21st-century spitfire trying to survive.

A 19th-century knight descended from warriors of old.

A few mysterious time travelers out to save the world.

And one big fat mess! For a time …

Tory Phelps was about to hit rock bottom, so when her dream job presented itself out of the blue, she grabbed it. Little did she know her new employers were not all they seemed. Either they were wacko, or the impossible had happened.

Sir Aldrich Barrow loved to hunt and fish, so invitations from Stantham Hall’s delightful, yet unconventional, owners were always welcome. But when the duke of Stantham hires a beautiful tutor for the duchess, Aldrich’s visit, not to mention his world, is turned upside down and then some!

Time Master Dallan MacDonald is no stranger to matchmaking. He himself was fated to be with his lovely wife, Shona. In fact, they had little choice in the matter. But matched they were and saving the world is now their thing. Playing matchmaker to someone else, on the other hand, is an entirely different matter! Can they bring two complete opposites together? Never mind the fact they’re from different centuries!

Titles in the Matchmakers in Time series include – Christmas with the Cookes – Teatime with a Knight – Dancing with a Prince –

There is a connection to Geralyn Beauchamp (Kit Morgan’s alter ego) series the Time Masters and with Kit Morgan’s set of several series set in Clear Creek beginning with the Prairie Brides series.

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The Outlaw’s Daughter by Margaret Brownley

Posted June 5, 2020 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Series, Western Historical Romance / 0 Comments

He may be a Texas Ranger
But he only has eyes for the outlaw’s beautiful daughter…

Texas Ranger Matt Taggert is on the trail of a wanted man. He has good reason to believe that Ellie-May’s late husband was involved in a stagecoach robbery, and he’s here to see justice done. But when he arrives in town, he discovers the thief has become a local hero…and his beautiful, young widow isn’t too happy to see some lawman out to tarnish her family’s newly spotless reputation.

Ellie-May’s shaken by her encounter with the Ranger. Having grown up an outlaw’s daughter, she’ll do anything to keep her children safe―and if that means hardening her heart against the handsome lawman’s smiles, then so be it. Because she knows Matt isn’t about to give up his search. He’s out to redeem himself and find proof that Ellie-May’s husband wasn’t the saint everyone claims…even if it means losing the love neither expected to discover along the way.

Titles in The Haywire Brides include – Cowboy Charm School – The Cowboy Meets His MatchThe Outlaw’s Daughter

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Never Conspire with a Sinful Baron by Renee Ann Miller

Posted May 30, 2020 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Series, Victorian Romance / 0 Comments

Last season, Lady Nina Trent fell for a scoundrel. This year, she intends to choose more wisely…

When a duke more interested in fox hunting and sports than womanizing comes to town, Nina thinks him the perfect catch. Sadly, he doesn’t seem to notice her. But Lord Elliot Haverford, Baron Ralston, a notorious flirt, has a proposition: he’ll not only pretend to vie for her hand, hoping to draw forth the duke’s competitive nature, he’ll also give Nina lessons in seduction.

An aristocrat in possession of two dilapidated properties must be in want of a fortune. Elliot’s proposition is a subterfuge, for he hopes to capture Nina’s hand—and her dowry—by slyly seducing her himself. Though he feels guilty over his deception, their interludes, filled with dancing, flirtation, and increasingly heated kisses, are impossible to regret… until he realizes he has unwittingly placed Nina in grave danger.

What’s a scoundrel in love to do, except finally risk his heart for real?

Titles in The Infamous Lords series include — Never Dare A Wicked Earl – Never Deceive A Viscount – Never Kiss A Notorious Marquess – Never Conspire With A Sinful Baron

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When You Wish Upon a Rogue by Anna Bennett

Posted May 27, 2020 by Marsha in Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Series / 0 Comments

She knows what she wants.
Miss Sophie Kendall is happiest arranging the secret meetings of the Debutante Underground, a group of women who come together to discuss the weekly advice column The Debutante’s Revenge. What makes Sophie most unhappy is her impending march down the aisle to a man she does not love. But her family’s finances are in increasingly dire straits.

He makes an offer she can’t refuse.
Henry Reese, Earl of Warshire, hasn’t slept in weeks. Desperate to escape his manor house and its haunting memories, he heads for one of his abandoned London properties. There he meets a beautiful, intriguing woman―trespassing. Reese is far less interested in Sophie’s search for a secret meeting spot than he is in her surprising ability to soothe his demons. So he strikes a bargain with her: his shop in exchange for spending one night a week with him.

Is this love for real―or just a dream?
Sophie never expected this to happen. But she cannot deny the fire Reese sparks in her―and soon their shared desire burns bright. Sophie is irrevocably promised to another. But maybe these two ill-fated lovers can find a way to risk it all―all the way to happily ever after.

Titles in the Debutante Diaries include —  First Earl I See Tonight – The Duke Is But A Dream – When You Wish Upon A Rogue

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