Genre: Historical

Average Rating: 4.63


The Duke (Victorian Rebels #4) by Kerrigan Byrne

The Duke (Victorian Rebels #4) by Kerrigan Byrne

Crista’s Review 4 Stars!  Kerrigan Byrne is an author that I discovered in 2016 and is proof that each new year has the opportunity to present you with a new favorite author.  Her writing is flawless and she is solely responsible for re-igniting my passion for historical romance. The Victorian Rebel series is a dark and somber look at the atrocities of war and the darkness of humanity.  These are somber and heavy books filled with tragedy and horrific circumstance.  However, the love stories are so memorable, poignant, and hopeful that they balance out the darkness. The Duke is the fourth book in the Victorian Rebel series and lives up to […]

Posted January 17, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 1 Comment

Review: Duke of Pleasure (Maiden Lane #11) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Review: Duke of Pleasure (Maiden Lane #11) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Crista’s Review 5 Stars! I wish that Duke of Pleasure could be made into a movie.  The drama, intrigue, romance, and larger than life characters would come alive on the big screen.  I also kept seeing the man on the cover in my mind while I read this novel, and I would love to see him in the flesh!! This can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s better if you’ve been reading the series and are familiar with the characters.  However, I am a reader of this series, and I’m not sure how I could’ve missed that Alf is a GIRL!!  Alf is a beloved character from previous books that […]

Posted November 4, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: The Highlander (Victorian Rebels, #3) by Kerrigan Byrne

Review: The Highlander (Victorian Rebels, #3) by Kerrigan Byrne

Reviews Dorsey says: 4.5 Demon Highlander Stars!! The Highlander is the third book in the Victorian Rebels series and it was just as fantastic as the first two books in the series!! MacKenzie is known as the “Demon Highlander”. He earned his reputation because of his deadly fighting skills and imposing appearance and suddenly finds his life is changed forever when his children’s new governess arrives. “Sometimes……when in a predicament like yours, the safest place to be is at the side of a violent man.” Philomena “Mena” St. Vincent is on the run from her horrid abusive husband, the things he subjected her to broke my heart. Mena escaped her prison with […]

Posted September 22, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Once Upon a Moonlit Night (Maiden Lane #10.5) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Review: Once Upon a Moonlit Night (Maiden Lane #10.5) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Crista’s Review 4 Stars! Oh, how I loved this novella!!  If you are looking for a few laughs, some quick entertainment, and a believable and passionate romance, this novella has all you could hope for and more!! I have been a fan of the Maiden Lane series since the beginning.  I envy those people that have never read the series, because the Maiden Lane series is ten and a half books of pure entertainment.  Of course, some are more memorable than others, but in the hands of Elizabeth Hoyt, you are always guaranteed a good read.  Once Upon a Moonlit Night, although a novella, is no exception to this rule.  I […]

Posted September 12, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review Rewind: Taming Eliza Jane (Gardiner, Texas #1) by Shannon Stacey

Review Rewind: Taming Eliza Jane (Gardiner, Texas #1) by Shannon Stacey

Karla’s Review 5 Stars! What a pleasant surprise!  An endearing and fun love story! Think Maverick/Cheyenne Social Club/Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, all rolled into one.  Eliza Jane, divorced women’s libber has come to town, and now the townsfolk are in an uproar, and she is at the center of it all. The trigger finger happy sheriff, Adam, and town doc/deputy sheriff, Will, have made it their business to keep her in line. One wants to shoot her, and the other one wants to bed her. Quite the comedic duo. Will is charming, sexy, sweet, and he’s just the man to keep Eliza Jane out of trouble…maybe! But trouble has a way of […]

Posted August 5, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review Rewind: Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne

Review Rewind: Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne

Steffi’s Review 5 Stars! What a pleasant surprise! Silver Lining is the story of Low Down or Louise Downe, a woman who just wants to be one of the guys. Or rather she has to be because she is one of many prospectors searching for gold in the Rockies. When everyone around her suddenly falls ill, Low Down nurses the men through the pox. In return, they agree to grant her, her deepest wish. Low Down’s deepest most heartfelt wish is….a baby but no one volunteers for the job, so the men have a drawing. The man who has to step in for his friends and comrades is Max McCord. When […]

Posted July 14, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review: Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels #2) by Lisa Kleypas

Review: Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels #2) by Lisa Kleypas

Crista’s Review 5 Stars! This is the Lisa Kleypas that I know and love.  When she is writing at the top of her game, no one compares, and I am thrilled to report that Lisa Kleypas is writing at the top of her game!  The best part of the first book in this series, Cold Hearted Rake, was Rhys Winterborne and Lady Helen, so I have been eagerly awaiting their book, Marrying Winterborne! Rhys Winterborne is the quintessential Kleypas hero: a self-made and filthy rich entrepreneur, who lives with shame and doesn’t feel like he will ever be worthy.  Rhys nearly died after a horrible accident in the first book, and […]

Posted July 11, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Flashback Friday Favorite: In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy #1) by Maya Banks

Flashback Friday Favorite: In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy #1) by Maya Banks

Reviews Karla says: 5 Stars! Wonderful! The McCabe brothers have stolen my heart as well as the adorable Crispin. Ewan wanted to marry Mairin for what the union would bring to his clan, and found himself captivated by her charming and determined ways. Her relationship with Crispin, in the way of mother and child, warmed my heart. She challenged Ewan and his brothers at every turn and proved to be as fierce and protective as they were of the ones she loved. This devotion and determination earned her the loyalty and acceptance into the clan. So many breathtaking moments, but when Ewan assures her she is his greatest treasure…*gasp, swoon, faint*…I WANTED […]

Posted May 13, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Flashback Friday Favorite: A Breach of Promise (The Rules of Engagement #1) by Victoria Vane

Flashback Friday Favorite: A Breach of Promise (The Rules of Engagement #1) by Victoria Vane

Reviews Kristen says: 4.5 Stars! WOW! What an unexpected surprise A Breach of Promise turned out to be! I was captivated, riveted, and charmed by this superbly written short story. I’m in awe of Ms. Vane’s ability to write a novella that is not only historically detailed, engaging, and cleverly contrived, but simultaneously sweeps the reader into a world full of richly developed characters, and terrific, witty dialogue. The cast of characters in this short story were simply amazing for a novella. I can honestly say, I don’t think I’ve read a more charming, delightful, and so full of himself hero! Marcus was such a weasel. I couldn’t help but love the conceited rake. I absolutely […]

Posted May 6, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments