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Scarlet (Scarlet, #1)
Okay, so everyone agrees that Will Scarlet is the most badass and sexy of Robin Hood's Merry Men, right? He's a brooding, sneaky, sarcastic fighter wh ...more
May 18, 2012
May 02, 2012
All the Truth That's in Me
4.5 stars.

This book wasn't what I expected, I think because the cover screams contemporary at me (SO MUCH EYELINER). This isn't contemporary. It's a l
Sep 14, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1)
"Cute" and "funny" are words I always use to describe Tessa Dare's books, and Romancing the Duke is no exception. I enjoyed this fun Regency romp from ...more
Oct 26, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
Night Hawk
Things I liked:
* Both characters were people of color! This is actually the first historical romance I've read where that was the case.
* The character
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
The Black Hawk (Spymasters, #4)
3.5 stars. I have a hard time articulating my thoughts on this one, because it's not really romance novel shaped. Most of the relationship drama occur ...more
Jan 14, 2012
Dec 26, 2011
The Dressmaker
3.5 stars. Not my usual cup of tea, which is why I read it. It got bogged down a bit in the middle and got a little heavy-handed with theme near the e ...more
May 27, 2012
Apr 09, 2012
Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #1)
Gretchen's father died when she was young, taking bullets meant for his old friend from the war, Adolf Hitler. Ever since, Gretchen has been the "litt ...more
Apr 07, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
Burning Lamp (Arcane Society, #8)(Dreamlight Trilogy, #2)
I really, really want to still like Amanda Quick. She is one of the best plotters of any historical romance author I've ever read, she is great at inc ...more
May 17, 2011
May 18, 2011
Sins of a Ruthless Rogue (Sinners Trio, #2)
Note: I received an electronic ARC of this title from the publisher.

This book's terrible cover and generic and totally irrelevant title mask a fast-pa
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 20, 2013
Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard (The Renegade Royals, #1)
I love me some spy regencies, but I just can't stand this absurdly purple purpose.

For example, our first glimpse of the heroine:
"But even in the dim l
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Dec 10, 2013
The Spymaster's Lady (Spymasters, #2)
Update 5/8/13: After three reads, I still maintain that the first half of this book is pretty much the best HR ever written. But then in the second ha ...more
Aug 09, 2010
Aug 06, 2010
Fool Me Twice (Rules for the Reckless, #2)
3.5 stars.

This book sucked me in and I found myself weirdly fascinated. I didn't really like the characters much, but their situation and interactions
Apr 27, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
Don't Bargain with the Devil (School for Heiresses, #5)
I think Sabrina Jeffries can now officially be added to the extremely short list of my favorite romance authors. This book was pretty awesome. Non-Eng ...more
Apr 17, 2011
Apr 16, 2011
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (The Rules of Scoundrels, #3)
Twelve years ago, Temple woke up covered in blood with no memory of the previous night, and the last thing he remembers is his father's fiancee, who h ...more
Sep 11, 2013
Jan 17, 2013
A Duchess in the Dark (By Invitation Only, #1)
It was like every terrible romance cliche crammed into one 56 page story.
Oct 31, 2013
Oct 31, 2013
A Secret in Her Kiss
4.5 stars. Wow.
Feb 03, 2013
Feb 03, 2013
The Rogue's Proposal (House of Trent, #2)
I was utterly disappointed in the first book in this series. I didn't even finish The Duchess Hunt. I decided to give Jennifer Haymore one last chance ...more
Dec 17, 2013
Dec 15, 2013
The Heiress Effect (Brothers Sinister, #2)
Okay, so if you've been my friend for more than like two minutes, you know how much I love Courtney Milan. Whenever romance novels come up in conversa ...more
Jul 17, 2013
May 07, 2012
Sins of a Wicked Princess (Sinners Trio, #3)
I would have liked this a whole lot more if the author hadn't taken the "toss history out the window and make shit up" route. I had to sort of grit my ...more
Aug 06, 2013
Jan 20, 2013
The Marquess Who Loved Me (Muses of Mayfair, #3)
Wow, this is the first rapist hero I've read in years. I hoped the romance genre was past that horrible phase, but apparently not. This is the kind of ...more
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Jun 03, 2013
Skies of Fire (The Ether Chronicles, #1)
Got two thirds of the way through this before giving in to my complete and utter boredom with the characters, the world, and the story.

I honestly don'
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Jun 29, 2013
An Offer From a Gentleman (Bridgertons, #3)
This book started out as an undisguised, poor attempt at a Cinderella retelling. Worse, it seemed to be so obviously borrowing from the opening plot a ...more
Jul 09, 2010
Jul 09, 2010
The Ugly Duchess (Fairy Tales, #4)
3.5 stars. I read an Eloisa James book years ago and didn't like it at all. I picked this one up because it got ALL THE STARRED REVIEWS in pretty much ...more
Oct 19, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain
There are essentially two narratives that run through The Wall: the story of one artist's childhood experiences, told in an ongoing thread at the bott ...more
Mar 27, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
The Stolen Princess (Devil Riders, #1)
3.5 stars
Mar 31, 2014
Mar 30, 2014
What Happens in London (Bevelstoke, #2)
3.5 stars. This book features a hero, Harry, who is fluent in three languages, as good at dancing as he is at shooting (that is, very), witty, and han ...more
Jun 21, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
The Sum of All Kisses (Smythe-Smith Quartet, #3)
When I pick up a Julia Quinn novel, I always know exactly what I'm getting into: pure, undiluted fluff. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. In Jul ...more
Sep 08, 2013
Sep 07, 2013
The Danger of Desire (Dartmouth Brides #3)
3.5 stars.

My experience with this one was really odd because I adored it while simultaneously feeling disappointed. The heroine is a street thief, and
May 10, 2013
May 09, 2013
Nowhere Near Respectable (Lost Lords, #3)
4.5 stars. This is what Regency romance should be. It doesn't do anything particularly exciting or new with the genre, but what it does is traditional ...more
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol I: The Pox Party
This was my second go at this novel, having given up after 50 pages on my first try because I found the voice distancing and the pacing incredibly slo ...more
Jan 30, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
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