Genre: Historical

03 Nov '15

Review Post : When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare (5 Stars)

Review Post : When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare (5 Stars)

When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare Series: Castles Ever After #3 Published by HarperCollins on 2015-08-25 Genres: Historical Pages: 384 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shy, pretty, and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart. A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter . . . and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely. Until years later, when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh. The real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstep—handsome as anything,… Keep Reading »

21 Oct '14

Review Post – The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan (5 Stars)

Review Post – The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan (5 Stars)

The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan Series: Brothers Sinister #0.5 Published by Courtney Milan on 2012-04-21 Genres: Historical Pages: 100 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • She will not give up… Three months ago, governess Serena Barton was let go from her position. Unable to find new work, she’s demanding compensation from the man who got her sacked: a petty, selfish, swinish duke. But it’s not the duke she fears. It’s his merciless man of business—the man known as the Wolf of Clermont. The formidable former pugilist has a black reputation for handling all the duke’s dirty business, and when the duke turns her case over to him, she doesn’t stand a chance. But she can’t stop trying—not with her entire future at stake. He cannot give in… Hugo Marshall is a man of ruthless ambition—a characteristic that has served him well, elevating the coal miner’s son to the right hand man of a duke. When his employer orders him to get rid of the pestering governess… Keep Reading »

01 Mar '14

A Nix Historical Review : The Trouble With Honor by Julia London (2.5 Stars)

A Nix Historical Review : The Trouble With Honor by Julia London (2.5 Stars)

The Trouble with Honor by Julia London Series: The Cabot Sisters #1 Published by Harlequin on 2014-03-01 Genres: Historical Pages: 384 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • Passion and scandal collide in New York Times bestselling author Julia London’s brand-new series about four sisters determined to rescue themselves from ruin… Desperate times call for daring measures as Honor Cabot, the eldest stepdaughter of the wealthy Earl of Beckington, awaits her family’s ruin. Upon the earl’s death she and her sisters stand to lose the luxury of their grand home—and their place on the pedestal of society—to their stepbrother and his social-climbing fiancée. Forced to act quickly, Honor makes a devil’s bargain with the only rogue in London who can seduce her stepbrother’s fiancée out of the Cabots’ lives for good. An illegitimate son of a duke, George Easton was born of scandal and grows his fortune through dangerous risks. But now he and Honor are dabbling in a perilous dance of seduction that puts her reputation and… Keep Reading »

13 Feb '14

A Nix Historical Review – Nicholas by Emma Lang (4.5 Stars)

A Nix Historical Review – Nicholas by Emma Lang (4.5 Stars)

Nicholas by Emma Lang Series: Circle Eight #5 Published by Beth Williamson on 02-25-14 Genres: Cowboys, Historical Pages: 133 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • One part rancher. One part stubborn woman. Mix together and wait for the fireworks. Nicholas Graham is caught in the middle: of his family, of his desires, of his own unhappiness. After he meets Winnie Watson, his self-imposed curmudgeonly existence pales in comparison to spending time with her. He wants to be with her, to get to know her. She is a beacon to all the secret cravings he has controlled. Until now. Winnie Watson endured, and survived, a horrendous childhood that would give others nightmares. She started over, a new name, a new goal in life. Then she met the Grahams and everything went sideways. She’s done the unthinkable and struggles to accept it. She wants to forget it all again, but the specter of Nicholas Graham, physical and in her dreams, won’t let her move on. Caught between their needs,… Keep Reading »

29 Jan '14

A Nix Short Historical Review – Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare (5 Stars)

A Nix Short Historical Review – Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare (5 Stars)

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare Series: Castles Ever After #1 Published by HarperCollins on 2014-01-28 Genres: Historical Pages: 384 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too.  The storybooks offered endless possibilities.And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off.  One by one by one. Ugly duckling turned swan? Abducted by handsome highwayman? Rescued from drudgery by charming prince? No, no, and . . . Heh. Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head.  What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed? This one. FTC : I purchased this with my own money. This going to be a short review and, since I kinda liked the way I did yesterdays, I’m doing it the Q & A way again. Why did I… Keep Reading »

29 Aug '11

Review – Tangled Past by Leah Braemel (3.5 Stars)

Review – Tangled Past by Leah Braemel (3.5 Stars)

Tangled Past by Leah Braemel Series: Tangled #2 Published by Carina Press on 2011-06-13 Genres: Historical, Western Pages: 157 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • Forced to marry a man she just met, Sarah McLeod clings to the hope that she’ ll finally find the love and acceptance she’ s always craved. Her tenuous dreams of a happy life on the frontier are in danger of being dashed by the one thing she can’ t change—her husband’ s love for another man. Jackson Kellar’ s determined to do right by his bride, yet he’ s torn between his newfound love for Sarah and his still-burning desire for Nate. Ranch owner Nate Campbell loves them both. He hates to see Jackson’ s loyalties so divided, and doesn’ t want Sarah hurt either. How can they fix the tangled mess they find themselves in? Nate suggests a possible solution—a permanent threesome. With the open frontier closing in around them, is Nate’ s solution their path to happiness—or will others… Keep Reading »

12 Apr '11

The Outlaw Bride – Kelly Boyce (5 Stars)

The Outlaw Bride – Kelly Boyce (5 Stars)

The Outlaw Bride by Kelly Boyce Published by Carina Press on 2011-04-18 Genres: Cowboys, Historical Pages: 266 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • Katherine Slade has two goals: to escape her outlaw husband and to find the family of the man who died saving her life. Taking the place of a mail-order bride isn’t part of her plan—until she’s forced to continue the charade and become Sheriff Connor Langston’s housekeeper to stay out of jail. Pretending to be another woman is hard, but Katherine’s real challenge is resisting her growing attraction to the handsome lawman… Falling in love is the last thing Connor needs, even if the rest of Fatal Bluff wants him to. His hands are full with a band of outlaws threatening the safety of his town, and a child to raise. But Kate has a way of getting under his skin and into little Jenny’s heart. Soon Connor can’t get the fiery beauty out of his head—along with his suspicion that Kate isn’t who… Keep Reading »

29 Mar '11

Breaking the Governess’s Rules – Michelle Styles (4 Stars)

Breaking the Governess’s Rules – Michelle Styles (4 Stars)

Breaking the Governess’s Rules by Michelle Styles Published by Harlequin Mills & Boon, Limited on 2011-03-01 Genres: Historical Pages: 299 Format: Paperback Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • How delightful to meet you again, Miss Louisa Sibson.’ Jonathon, Lord Chesterholm’s eyes bored holes into Louisa Sibson’s back. The former fiancée he’s thought dead is very much alive… Louisa has rebuilt her life, after being dishonourably dismissed from her post as governess for allowing Jonathon to seduce her. Now Louisa lives by a rulebook of morals and virtue – the devastating Lord Chesterholm will not ruin her again! But Jonathon will get to the bottom of Louisa’s disappearance – and he’ll enjoy breaking a few of her rules along the way…! Louisa Stibbons is working as an old Ladies companion, when she meets her former fiancée again. The last time she saw Jonathon they had rowed, after which she had been told to go away by his snobby aunt, who wanted Jonathon to marry a woman of “Worth” rather than… Keep Reading »

25 Mar '11

Caine’s Reckoning – Sarah McCarty (4 Stars)

Caine’s Reckoning – Sarah McCarty (4 Stars)

Caine’s Reckoning by Sarah McCarty Series: Hell’s Eight #1 Published by Harlequin Enterpises AU on 2013-05-01 Genres: Cowboys, Historical Pages: 480 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • The Hell’s Eight is the only family he’s ever needed, until he meets the only woman he’s ever wanted… Caine Allen is a hardened Texas Ranger, definitely not the marrying kind. But when he rescues a kidnapped woman and returns her to town, the preacher calls in a favor. One Caine’s honor won’t let him refuse. From the moment he beds Desi, Caine knows turmoil will follow. Desi might have the face of a temptress, but she also has a will of iron and while she needs his protection, she’s determined that no man will control her again. They establish an uneasy bond, but it isn’t enough for Caine. He wants all Desi has to offer. He wants her screams, her moans, her demands…everything. Yet there’s still a bounty on Desi’s head, and keeping her sexually satisfied is proving easier… Keep Reading »

08 Feb '11

Unlacing the Innocent Miss – Margaret McPhee (4 Stars)

Unlacing the Innocent Miss – Margaret McPhee (4 Stars)

Unlacing the Innocent Miss by Margaret McPhee Published by Harlequin on 2010-11-01 Genres: Historical Pages: 288 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • Hardened thief-taker “Wolf” Wolversley has clawed his way out of the gutter to get where he is. No stranger to society’s underbelly, he’s met Rosalind Meadowfield’s seemingly sweet type before.Accused of a crime she didn’t commit, fearful Rosalind begs Wolf not to turn her in. But Rosalind’s fear soon turns to desire as the bitterness in Wolf’s eyes turns to passion…. His touch is gentle for so fierce a man. Rosalind should be mortified by her wantonness. Instead, it’s as if something else has taken over her body…. Normally I don’t deal well with historical romances. The manhood and womanhood references annoy me too much and the heaving boosoms and restricted corsets make me cringe. However, this book completely blew me away! Rosalind is a woman with secrets. Fearing they will be revealed when her employer falsely accuses her of stealing some jewels from his… Keep Reading »