Tag: historical romance


Review Rewind: A Wild Night’s Bride (The Devil DeVere #1) by Victoria Vane

Review Rewind: A Wild Night’s Bride (The Devil DeVere #1)  by Victoria Vane

Karla’s Review 4.5 Stars!! A deliciously naughty, sexy, fun romp! Wild Night’s Bride is a unique, fresh, wonderfully written novella, with some truly memorable characters and a plot that left me chuckling. It’s true to the Georgian time period in setting, lifestyle and linguistics, which added to the appeal of the book. Sir Edward “Ned” Chambers has come to London to secure a house for the upcoming season. He runs into Viscount Ludovic DeVere, his best friend, and godfather to his daughter Vesta. Three years prior Ned lost his beloved wife Annalee and has never sought the companionship of another woman. His loneliness is all too apparent and DeVere is appalled […]

Posted October 20, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

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: 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: 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

Review: Duke Of Sin (Maiden Lane #10) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Review: Duke Of Sin (Maiden Lane #10) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Crista’s Review Duke of Sin is book 10 of Elizabeth Hoyt’s brilliant Maiden Lane series.  It can be read as a standalone, but the characters do appear in other books and readers may miss some backstory if not familiar with the previous books.  On the other hand, this book is VERY different from all other books in the series, so it might actually work to read it all by itself. Valentine Napier, the Duke of Montgomery, is not a nice man.  He is definitely an anti-hero and has done some truly despicable things.  This is a new avenue for Hoyt, and she really does a fabulous job tackling a very difficult […]

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

Review: Honor & Roses (Swordcross Knights #1) by Elizabeth Cole

Review: Honor & Roses (Swordcross Knights #1) by Elizabeth Cole

  Steffi’s Review Get lost in the world of medieval England in Elizabeth Cole’s Honor & Roses! Originally drawn in by the beautiful cover, Elizabeth Cole quickly managed to transport me to another time and place. Honor & Roses starts off at a point when our heroine, Lady Cecily de Vere, is still quite young but there is already a strong bond between her and Alric of Hawksmere, one of her uncle’s trained knights. Not much older than Cecily, Alric leaves to fight in the war. When they meet again years later, the connection they once shared flares up again but Alric is below Cecily’s station and she is to be […]

Posted March 19, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Word Of Honor (Knights Of Valor #1) by Lauren Linwood

Review: Word Of Honor (Knights Of Valor #1) by Lauren Linwood

Steffi’s Review Lauren Linwood whisks readers away to another place and time in this historical romance with a love that is strong enough to overcome anything. Merryn and Geoffrey have been close since childhood, their friendship growing into love when they matured into adults. After years at war with France, Geoffrey is finally free to return to his betrothed and marry the love of his life. No one could have anticipated that they would only get to spend one night together as a married couple when Geoffrey disappears all of a sudden. Seven years later, Geoffrey returns but, unwilling to share the reason for his long absence, Merryn hardly recognizes her […]

Posted March 2, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments