Sapphira Vardon needs five thousand pounds to avoid a cruel marriage and a grim future, and there's only one path for her. Don a mask and an assumed name, and risk everything to win at the gaming tables. First, though,… more
An Extremely Short and Not So Sweet Review of Anne Stuart’s Breathless in Five Limericks Preceded by a Very, Very Short Synopsis Miranda Rohan, true to her parentage, ruined herself with one bad decision. Though she’s happy in her life… more
Dear Mr. London, You promised us romance in the second book in the “French Letters” trilogy and you delivered. You promised us characters who are “Engaged in War” as the Allies liberate France and you delivered. You promised us answers… more
Dear Ms. Collins, Jane was kind enough to send your book my way, knowing I have an affinity for prostitute romances. I can honestly say I’m glad she did, even if Seven Nights to Forever did contain some tropes that… more
Dear Ms. Willig, I admit I haven’t read the latest in the “Pink Carnation” series “Blood Lily” so when Jane sent me the arc for “The Mischief of the Mistletoe” I inwardly cringed. Oh dear, I thought, there’s no way… more
Ever After (1998) Genre: Romance Grade: B A few weeks ago when I reviewed the Rodger’s and Hammerstein Cinderella musicals, I promised I’d be doing more Cinderella movies in the coming months. Here’s a different version of the fairy tale… more
Dear Ms. Lee, Back in 2005, I read your romance White Tigress, in part because of the unusual setting, 19th century Shanghai, and the unusual pairing, a white heroine with an Asian hero. I don’t recall it well, but I… more
This review is part of our Gay Writes celebration. Don’t forget to comment on the original post for a chance to win one of those prizes as well as commenting on this post for a chance to win a copy of this… more
“Abandoned by his cavalier father at a young age, William de Veres grew up knowing precious little happiness. But William has put the past firmly behind him and as a military hero and noted rake, he rises fast in the… more
Dear Ms. Linden, My book log shows that the last book I read of yours was What a Gentleman Wants, at the end of 2006. That doesn’t seem right; I was sure I’d read one of your books more recently… more
Dear Ms. Kephart, Writing this review has taken me a long time. Usually, I can write a review within a few days, because my feelings on the overall quality of the book are clear. However, there is always the occasional… more
The Kerres have seen Richard’s love for Rose and now her family gets a taste of it. Rose has had her chance to do the “Lady Strang” thing in Exeter so I would hope that this will lessen in scope for any future novels. As well, despite the fact that Richard is *so* private about his feelings for Rose, he’s let them show so damn much that the whole country ought to know of them by now. Just get them the matching tattoos done and T-shirts to wear and drop this.
On the whole, the ambiance, the setting and the strangely Gothic vibe that ripples through this book was delightful and just unusual enough to stand out. I ripped right through it in a matter of hours and would re-read it, which is always a sure sign I enjoyed a book. Looking forward to the future installments of the Maiden Lane series.
Dear Ms. Fraser, When I saw your book featured in the upcoming releases at Netgalley.com, I was intrigued. Although the Napoleonic War is pretty heavily mined territory for historical romance novelists, the prospect of a cross-class romance appealed to me,… more
Dear Ms Cote, I read and enjoyed “Her Inheritance Forever,” the second book in this “Texas Star of Destiny” series last autumn. I remember liking the fact that you showed a slightly different view of Texas history than I’d read… more