Parenting, Nature versus Nurture: Are we doomed to inherit our parents’ luck, or lack thereof, in the romance department? Yesterday’s reviewed book had this as a theme and so I was looking for another and found it in TAKE ME by Diane Alberts.
The daughter of a wealthy doctor can’t get her fiance to set a date. She tries to force the issue with a mad-cap scheme involving their best man and her summer cottage.
A beautiful Princess must marry a dashing earl (and spy) when he is perhaps not at his best, or her cousin will put her in a convent. He’s surprised, but also intrigued with her and her lady’s companion. Mystery, lots of steam and comedy.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Contemporary Romance/Erotica, Women's Fiction, Women's Fiction • Tags: baby, Broadway Books, Elderly, Living together, Maddie Dawson, Marriage, Pregnancy, Random House
A long term relationship unravels in the face of life changes, new jobs, and caring for relatives.
Can two people whose love never died, but whose marriage did, find their way back to each other? Special; POCKET STAR-E Night event with review, excerpt and e-copy Giveaway.
A young woman who is also a healer disguises herself as a boy to deliver her mother’s deathbed missive to a Scottish Laird. Set upon by bandits, she’s saved by a Scottish noble. She saves him right back, and he accompanies her on her quest to make good on her mother’s dying wish. They are both surprised by the contents of the scroll she carries and it has far reaching implications.
Talk about Wicked Stepmothers! Declan’s is the evil step mommy to end all. So when his neglected and practically forgotten step-sister is dropped on his doorstep what’s he going to do?
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: Avon, Historical romance, kidnapping, Lynsay Sands, Madison Sisters, Marriage, mystery, plot, prostitution, Sisters, The Husband Hunt
The youngest Madison sister has just about given up on Robert Langley, the man she’s loved since she was a girl, and is in London looking for a husband. She finds a lot of trouble and Robert comes to her rescue but declares himself uninterested because of a supposed family curse!
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: arranged marriage, Avon, Candover, Duke, George IV of the United Kingdom, HarperCollins, heirs, Marriage, Prince Regent, Prinny, Regency Romance, Royal Entourage, Sophia Nash
The Prince of Wales needs his entourage to get married to quell disquiet amongst his subjects over their unruly and extravagant behavior. Prinny knows best, right? Which Duke should marry which lady? Only Prinny knows.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Contemporary Romance/Erotica • Tags: Avon, Bake Shop, Book Club, Britain, British, Cafe, Cake, coffee, erotica, Geeks, Girls, HarperCollins, Jilly Cooper, Marriage, Naughty, new love, pensioner, sweet, tea
A group of women, and a male student, get together to read erotic books and discuss them. Each person changes in ways they would not have expected. Very British but universal.
by fangswandsfairy • 2014 Historical Romance Reading Challenge, Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: aristocracy, Avon, collaboration, Count, Duke, Earl, eligible, HarperCollins, Horses, house party, Lady, Lord, Marriage, matchmaker, officer, Regency, Season, the ton
I just love the Regency house party. Where house parties set in the Edwardian period are almost always murder mysteries, the Regency house party novel is a frothy chance for mischief and matchmaking.
Isabelle runs away on a quest to save her family from a mysterious threat but must be rescued by Gervase, a French Duke. Which of them will save the other from the traumatic plots that await them?
When her father loses all their money Suzette decides to sacrifice herself on the altar of marriage but all is, as usual, not as it seems and hijinks ensue.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: Avon, debutantes, Eloisa, Eloisa James, factories, HarperCollins, India, industrial revolution, Marriage, rubberbands, seasons, Thorn, wards
Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized façade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India.
A brave Highland Lass with ESP tries to rescue her brothers in a tale of adventure and handsome warriors. I listened to the full length audiobook.