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As an Earl Desires (Lost Lords, #1)
3.72
really liked it
Quite a book... The Hero and Heroine each have their unique flaws. And I identified with the Heroine, Camilla, in ways I'd never have imagined before. ...more
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
 
A Matter of Temptation (Lost Lords, #2)
3.73
liked it
**spoiler alert** 3 - 4+ stars

This book is difficult for me to rate... Overall, I enjoyed the story and was pleasantly pulled in and "hooked". But the
...more
Mar 05, 2012
Nov 13, 2011
 
Silent on the Moor (Lady Julia Grey, #3)
4.04
really liked it
3.5+ stars

2nd read: Sept 2013
I still agree with my 1st read review. But the dark, brooding nature of Nicholas Brisbane almost overshadowed the book. A
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Sep 18, 2013
Aug 25, 2011
 
A Falcon for a Queen
3.77
it was ok
2-2.5 stars

It's tough to categorize this book. The cover says that it's a gothic novel set in the Scottish Highlands. If "gothic" means Way Too Long,
...more
Dec 29, 2011
Nov 30, 2011
 
Death at Whitechapel (Kathryn Ardleigh, #6)
3.88
really liked it
I'm giving this one 4 stars, because it really impressed me! Lord Charles Sheridan and his wife Kathryn (Kate) find themselves tracking Jack the Rippe ...more
Mar 04, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
 
Widdershins (Whyborne & Griffin, #1)
4.13
really liked it
My new favorite couple... Whyborne and Griffin! Who knew that Victorian America (Boston-area) could be so full of terror and sex?

At first blush, Whybo
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Apr 04, 2014
Jun 04, 2014
 
To Seduce an Earl (Seduction, #1)
3.58
liked it
3-3.5 stars

I'm still trying to decide about this book... it was refreshing to find a man as the one in need of rescuing in an historical fiction - mor
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Apr 23, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
 
The Many Sins of Lord Cameron (MacKenzies & McBrides, #3)
4.10
liked it
3.5-4 stars

I really enjoyed this 3rd book in the series. So why did I rate it slightly lower than the other 2? Well, first, it's tough to compete with
...more
Dec 08, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
 
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)
4.46
really liked it
4+ stars

I know, I'm a harsh rater. It's really tough for me to give 5 stars, but this book might do it.

I'm withholding ONLY because there are so many
...more
May 07, 2013
May 06, 2013
 
Once a Gentleman (Ladies' Fashionable Cabinet, #3)
3.45
it was ok
2.5 stars - almost, but not quite 3 stars

Interesting concept - a slight spin on the "man trap"... This is not the first book in a series about a perio
...more
Nov 05, 2011
Nov 04, 2011
 
Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)
4.59
it was amazing
Finally finished The Infernal Devices series... and I don't think I can quite write a review just yet.

I kept expecting to be bawling my eyes out, as m
...more
May 13, 2013
May 09, 2013
 
Death at Gallows Green (Kathryn Ardleigh, #2)
3.80
really liked it
The 2nd book in a series is often a difficult book for both author and reader. For the author, because he/she has to follow up a success; for the read ...more
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
 
The Dark Enquiry (Lady Julia Grey, #5)
4.05
liked it
Good book - thoroughly enjoyed it. My only quarrel with these stories is how difficult Lady Julia and Brisbane are. BY NOW, I'd think they'd figure ou ...more
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
 
Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale (The Bane Chronicles, #3)
4.11
really liked it
Quite different from the other 2 in this series, so far, but very worth it. This episode provides insight into the Shadowhunters and the Downworlders ...more
Jun 19, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
 
A Conspiracy of Ravens (Lady Trent Mysteries #2)
3.98
really liked it
Not much of a whodunnit, but a well-rounded 2nd book. I enjoyed reading more about Lady Trent, Dylan, David, Dora, Inspector Grant, and Lady Trent's f ...more
Oct 06, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
 
Lie by Moonlight (Vanza, #4)
3.86
liked it
3+ stars

This fourth and last Vanza book is only loosely tied to the series as a whole. The Hero, Ambrose Wells, is a student of Vanza and his master w
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Apr 12, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
 
Desperate Duchesses (Desperate Duchesses, #1)
3.66
it was ok
2.5 to 3 stars

I truly enjoyed Eloisa James' series about the Essex Sisters, which is why I decided to start in on another of her series... but my revi
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Nov 06, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
 
The Bridal Season (Bridal Stories, #1)
3.79
liked it
3-3.5 stars

Fun read... light, witty, banter with a twist of Cockney, musical actresses, acrobats, and con men. Oh, and a delicious, honorable gentlema
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Dec 30, 2011
Dec 16, 2011
 
The Woman in Black
3.68
liked it
2.5-3.5 stars

Here's the difference in my rating: The story has great potential and all the elements of a truly frightful, mind-twisting ghost story. B
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Jan 22, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
 
Duke of a Gilded Age
3.91
liked it
3+ stars
Rating: PG

This is a charming, sweet, Victorian-era romance about an American 20-something who ends up being a new Duke. It's not really new, b
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Sep 07, 2016
Sep 07, 2016
 
A Mackenzie Family Christmas: The Perfect Gift (MacKenzies & McBrides, #4.5)
4.00
really liked it
4.5 stars

LOVE this book!!! I only wish there were more Ian and Beth "steamy" scenes. Since their book (book 1), they are *in* the book, but rarely doi
...more
Dec 31, 2012
Dec 03, 2012
 
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
4.33
liked it
3.5-4 stars

It's tough to rate this book... it's tough to categorize this book. That's not a bad thing, and this is not a bad book - quite the contrary
...more
May 03, 2013
Mar 30, 2013
 
The Game (Mary Russell, #7)
4.16
really liked it
4+ stars

Love, love, love this book in the series! Love this series - if you're a Sherlock Holmes fan, you won't be disappointed! Mary Russell breathes
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Mar 18, 2015
Apr 17, 2016
 
Death at Rottingdean (Kathryn Ardleigh, #5)
3.87
liked it
All the books in this series are fun reads... not too deep, but very cozy. Lady Charles (Kathryn) and Lord Sheridan (her husband, Charles) are a fun c ...more
Mar 03, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
 
Butterflies (The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal, #2)
4.01
really liked it
3.5 stars

Another short story about Caldwell & Feximal, picking up a few weeks/months (?) after the Caldwell Ghost. Caldwell is pursuing a story ab
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Mar 13, 2014
Jun 04, 2014
 
The Mermaid in the Basement (Lady Trent Mystery #1)
3.76
really liked it
The title was so intriguing, I couldn't help myself! This is the first book I've read by this author. I'm not certain if I'd like any of his other ser ...more
Sep 29, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
 
A Spy in the House (The Agency, #1)
3.77
liked it
3.5 stars

While this book is easily categorized as "Young Adult" book, it's only because the main character, Mary Quinn, is 17 years old. Don't let the
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Jan 03, 2012
Nov 13, 2011
 
The Sum of All Kisses (Smythe-Smith Quartet, #3)
3.93
really liked it
3.5+ stars

I really liked this Julia Quinn addition to the Smythe-Smith series. But I'm glad that I didn't buy it, but rather borrowed it from my libra
...more
Nov 05, 2013
Dec 31, 2013
 
Death at Bishop's Keep (Kathryn Ardleigh, #1)
3.76
liked it
3-3.5 stars

Promising start to a series of mysteries featuring Kathryn (Kate) Ardleigh and Sir Charles Shreridan. The author, Robin Paige, is the pseud
...more
Jan 11, 2012
Oct 13, 2011
 
A Crimson Warning (Lady Emily, #6)
3.93
really liked it
3.5-4 stars

I read this book so quickly, I'm going to have to read it again. I say that, because I wasn't particularly impressed with this book, and I
...more
Dec 02, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
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