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A Scot’s Surrender (The Townsends #3) by Lily Maxton

Review by Em A Scot’s Surrender is my first Lily Maxton book and though I didn’t love it, I liked it very much.  As a fan of queer historical romance, I’m always on the lookout for new authors to follow and it was a nice surprise to discover Ms. Maxton incorporating two queer characters, one of whom is unapologetically bisexual,...

The Ton’s Most Notorious Rake by Sarah Mallory

Review by Em I’ll admit I love a good rake and it’s a treat to witness the best ones fumble, bumble and stumble after meeting their one true love.  I had high hopes for The Ton’s Most Notorious Rake, but (to my chagrin), the version presented in Ms. Mallory’s book is actually a pretty great guy; his confused affection for...

Hazard (Rockliffe #5) by Stella Riley

Review by Em Stella Riley’s writing – the period detail, the mannerisms, the settings – and wonderful storytelling – plots, dialogue, characters – are par excellence.  Her Rockliffe novels are particularly smart and engaging with multiple plots and storylines that run throughout the series, and feature a terrific cast of primary and secondary characters.  Hazard is no different – although...

AUDIO REVIEW: Beguiled (Enlightenment #2) by Joanna Chambers – Narrated by Hamish McKinlay

Review by Em In real life (ha!), I’m a mom, wife and teacher. In my limited ‘me’ time, I read romance novels. And on those random (too few) afternoons when I have a car all to myself and no little ears listening in, I cue up romance on the Audible app; it’s a special treat and one I savor. The...

His Convenient Marchioness (Lords at the Altar #2) by Elizabeth Rolls

Review by Em As a romance fan and reviewer, I read a lot of books.  But I’ve only recently started reading Harlequin Historicals and finding new authors to enjoy (and sometimes binge).  Elizabeth Rolls is my newest discovery and based on His Convenient Marchioness, I foresee a long and happy relationship.   His Convenient Marchioness is a charming second chance love...

VIRTUAL TOUR: The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter by Mimi Matthews

Review by Em This is the second novel by Ms. Matthew’s that I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing for RHR, and I enjoyed this one every bit as much as her first (The Lost Letter).  Unfortunately, despite my enjoyment, The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter suffers from much the same problem that plagued the earlier novel.  After the author introduces...

A Warriner to Tempt Her (Wild Warriners #3) by Virginia Heath

Review by Em The Wild Warriners aren’t quite as wild as Ms. Heath might like you to believe… but they are sexy as hell and they have a way with the ladies. In this third novel, featuring the ‘brainy’ one – Dr. Joe Warriner – Ms. Heath masterfully showcases her grasp of period medicine and the effect of trauma on...

A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell #3) by Deanna Raybourn

Review by Em Note:  This review contains spoilers for earlier books in the series. In A Treacherous Curse, Deanna Raybourn continues to detail the adventurous lives of heroine Veronica Speedwell, a professional lepidopterist, and her associate the Honorable Revelstoke (“Stoker”) Templeton-Vane, a scientist and natural historian.  If you are new to the series, you will be lost starting with this...

The English Wife by Lauren Willig

Review by Em The English Wife presents a unique reviewing challenge.  A brilliant murder mystery, it’s difficult to review without spoiling its many secrets.  And because much of the terrible pleasure of this novel lies in the painstakingly slow revelation of these secrets, I can only very generally touch on the events at its heart.  But The English Wife is...

The Lady in Red (Seasons for Scandal #3.5) by Kelly Bowen

Purchase Now from Amazon Lady Charlotte Beaumont has spent her whole life being ignored. By her parents, her brother, even the servants. So she was secretly able to develop her talent for painting well beyond the usual watercolors. Too bad no one will let her actually use it—women are rarely accepted into the Royal Academy. But when a connection at...

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