• Historical Romance Book Reviews

    Scandal at Dawn

    Since this book is a novella it doesn’t give the characters quite as much time to develop, which was a shame because I liked most of them. I had a difficult time believing in Adrian’s affections for Olivia. Not that there was anything wrong on Olivia’s end, her being swept up by a gentleman made perfect sense to me, and she’s a wonderful and sweet main character. Adrian is supposed to be a reformed rake, which is well and good, but he puts his hands on her within a half hour of meeting. Their entire romance consists of him bombarding her with gifts for a couple of days before jumping…

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    When the Scoundrel Sins

    Wow, is it hot in here? I think I need to open a window because my goodness was this a steamy read. When the Scoundrel Sins is the second book in the Capturing the Carlisles series and it is certainly a hot and heavy romance. The characters definitely have a lot of chemistry, the strong-willed bluestocking meeting her match with an impish rakehell. I loved the sass and teasing between the characters throughout the novel that kept their romance sizzling, straddling that line between childhood friends and potentially something more. I was extremely happy with how the book discussed marriage, and in particular a pesky piece of common law called…

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    If the Duke Demands

    Oh how I wanted to rate this so much higher, but I just couldn’t after the way that it ended. The book starts off good, and I mean really good. The two main characters are charming and seem to actually have some good chemistry. The physical tension between the two of them is hard to ignore and builds up at a steady rate throughout the novel. Sebastian was a total dreamboat and I was really digging the story up until the halfway point. What went wrong? It was a couple of things. The first thing that started to nag at me was how repetitive certain plot points started to get,…

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    The Maid of Milan

    Adelaide is a young wife with a past full of scandal who has come to love a husband she was pushed into marrying to save her reputation. While at first she doesn’t care for Tristan, after getting to know the good person and even better husband that he is she falls in love with him. After years of living with guilt over the lies she’s forced to live with and the unsteady beginnings of her marriage, Adelaide’s quiet life is upset when the love of her past reappears. Instead of the expected rekindling of a lost love due to circumstance, the story took an unexpected turn, with Adelaide wanting nothing…

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    The Mad Herringtons

    Aphrodite is the only level headed and responsible sibling in the Herrington family. Of the ones in the novel she’s got one sister who is a mindless flirt, another constantly wearing revealing clothing, and to round it out a mischievous younger brother always playing pranks. The story develops as Aphrodite realizes that she’s not as prim and proper as she believes herself to be, and she might just be more like her family than she ever thought possible. I’ll start right off with saying that the plot is incredibly predictable and the characters grating. The other three siblings “mature” and develop when they find their balance, but I just find…


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