Falling Into Bed with a Duke is the first novel in Lorraine Heath’s all new Hellions of Havisham series. Humor, strong characters and a little mystery romance made this devilishly good tale delightful. I love discovering hellions and strong opinionated heroines who know exactly what they want ..or maybe not. Lorraine Heath writes characters that you connect with and root for. Come meet Minerva and Ashe..I dare you not to fall for them.
Set in England 1811, A Wicked Way to Win an Earl by Anna Bradley is the first in the Sutherland Scandals. Strong characters and a house party at the Sutherland estate made this regency romance a delight.
The Bedding Proposal is the first in Tracy Anne Warren’s new Rakes of Cavendish Square. While the Rake on the cover only looks sixteen *snort* I do love a delicious tale involving rakes and dove in. Fleshed out characters, wicked banter and obstacles made this romance a treat!
Say Yes to the Marquess the second book in Tessa Dare’s Castle Ever After series was such a delicious romp. Take a strong, quirky, intelligent heroine and a ruthless prizefighter and notorious rake then, mix in a castle, meddlesome siblings and you have the makings of a brilliant tale that will make you laugh and swoon!
I have been thoroughly enjoying the Duke’s Men series by Sabrina Jeffries with its regency romances and suspenseful mysteries. How the Scoundrel Seduces shares investigator Tristan Bonnaud’s story and that of a young woman we met in the last pages of When the Rogue Returns. Tristan is swoon-worthy and I adored seeing him fall. How the Scoundrel Seduces brings us laughter, romance and suspense while tying up some threads from previous books. I consumed this in a single evening and was left pining for the next book.
How to Lose A Lord in 10 Days or Less is the third book in the Tricks of the Ton series by Elizabeth Michels. This is a series I have thoroughly enjoyed with feisty, original female protagonists and complicated heroes. Laced with humor, passion and suspenseful moments How to Lose a Lord in 10 Days or Less was a fun romp that had me laughing and sighing. I found myself lost within its pages.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the Accidental Peers series by Diana Quincy, so when an opportunity presented itself to review the newest novel, Engaging the Earl I jumped at the chance. While this was not my favorite of the series, Quincy once again gave me a feisty heroine to make me laugh and a hero who I felt for even as I wanted to slap him in the back of the head.
I love Michelle Diener’s historical suspense mysteries. They are all based around actual events, with delightful characters and a side dish of romance. A Dangerous Madness is connected to her previous novels; The Emperor’s Conspiracy and Banquet of Lies since we see characters from those novels but all are standalone and can be read in any order.
The Bride Says No is the first book in the Brides of Wishmore series by Cathy Maxwell. I have read a few of Maxwell’s earlier works and enjoyed them. The Bride Says No is the story of two sisters and while it visits some familiar tropes I consumed this in a single afternoon and rather enjoyed the escape. Mini review: a heartwarming forbidden romance, with growth, love and lessons set against a small Scotland village during the Regency Era.
If you have followed my blog for the past year then you are well aware of my love for Sabrina Jeffries and her Hellions of Hellstead Hall series with its strong characters and their mischievous, meddling Grandmother. How to Woo A Reluctant Lady offers us Lady Minerva Sharpe’s tale, one of two sisters in the Hellions family and oh lord is she snarky, quite witted and in over her head. While each can be read as a standalone, there is an overall mystery ARC that is threaded throughout and one I quite enjoy. Three world review: funny, smexy and suspenseful.