Tag: historical romance


Quickie Review: Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quartett, #1) by Julia Quinn

Quickie Review: Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quartett, #1) by Julia Quinn

What it’s about Honoria Smythe-Smith is: A) a really bad violinist B) still miffed at being nicknamed “Bug” as a child C) not in love with her older brother’s best friend D) all of the above Marcus Holroyd is: A) the Earl of Chatteris B) regrettably prone to sprained ankles C) not in love with his best friend’s younger sister D) all of the above Together they:  A) eat quite a bit of chocolate cake B) survive a deadly fever and the world’s worst musical performance C) fall quite desperately in love It’s Julia Quinn at her best, so you know the answer is . . . D) all of the […]

Posted August 9, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Drums (Southern Seas Series #4) by Gwendoline Ewins

Drums (Southern Seas Series #4) by Gwendoline Ewins

What it’s about 1825, Polynesia. Amelia Yorke is a destitute teacher with a petunia in a flower pot outside her dingy cottage in Sydneytown. Guy Richmond is a botanist seeking orchids in the rainforest and heir to vast lands in New South Wales. They are from different worlds and should never have met, yet come together on the deck of a sailing ship overlooking a spectacular tropical lagoon. As drums on the beach threaten, a man desperately paddles for freedom: he is overtaken and soon the aquamarine water of the lagoon is stained by blood. The Southern Seas Series tells the stories of people who find themselves – for all sorts […]

Posted July 22, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

The Viscount’s Pleasure House by Suzi Love

The Viscount’s Pleasure House by Suzi Love

What it’s about Lady Chrissie Wellsby and her two country friends research dozens of rogues before selecting the notorious Viscount Hawkesbury, owner of London’s most exclusive and expensive brothel, to educate them in erotic seduction. The ladies abandon respectability and coerce Justin Tremayne into letting them visit The Pleasure House and to teaching them the sensual tricks mistresses and prostitutes use to entertain men. Though Justin believes three naive ladies will see the debauched romps in his themed rooms, cover their eyes and ears, and run back to their sheltered lives, he underestimates the desperation of abandoned women who imagine a wider knowledge of sex will keep the men in their […]

Posted July 22, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Spotlight: Letters At Christmas (Men Of Fortune #1) by Amber Lin

Spotlight: Letters At Christmas (Men Of Fortune #1) by Amber Lin

What it’s about Three London Seasons. Three Christmases come and gone. Jilted Sidony Harbeck is done waiting for the inconstant Captain Hale Martin to return. Despite their whispered adolescent promises, he never wrote her a single letter. Now the scoundrel has returned, professing his love and a thoughtless bet to woo her, but she only wants him to suffer. After three years at sea, Hale finally has the means to marry his best friend’s sister and the love of his life. But he only has three days to convince her of his devotion because he stupidly proposes a wager – he’ll convince Sidony to marry him by Christmas or he’ll leave […]

Posted July 11, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood (Outlander, #8) by Diana Gabaldon

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood (Outlander, #8) by Diana Gabaldon

What it’s about 1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington’s troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie’s wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces. The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is  searching for her own son, […]

Posted June 26, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

Teaser Tour + Giveaway: The Captive by Grace Burrowes

Teaser Tour + Giveaway: The Captive by Grace Burrowes

We are so excited to be a part of the Teaser Tour for NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes. Crista is a big fan of the historical romance genre and got a chance to read The Captive, her first read by this author and according to her review, it won’t be her last. She was totally taken by this story and Grace Burrowes’ captivating writing. You can read the rest of her thoughts down below. There is also an exclusive teaser excerpt from The Captive, along with the book blurb and a little bit about the author. The giveaway is awesome…a tote filled with this amazing author’s books. […]

Posted June 23, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 6 Comments

Lady Windermere’s Lover (The Wild Quartet #3) by Miranda Neville

Lady Windermere’s Lover (The Wild Quartet #3) by Miranda Neville

What it’s about Hell hath no fury . . . Damian, Earl of Windermere, rues the day he drunkenly gambled away his family’s estate and was forced into marriage to reclaim it. Now, after hiding out from his new bride for a year, Damian is finally called home, only to discover that his modest bride has become an alluring beauty—and rumor has it that she’s taken a lover. Damian vows to keep his wife from straying again, but to do so he must seduce her—and protect his heart from falling for the wife he never knew he wanted. Lady Cynthia never aspired to be the subject of scandal. Lady Cynthia never […]

Posted June 23, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Barrett’s Hill by Anne Stuart

Barrett’s Hill by Anne Stuart

What it’s about 40th anniversary edition with bonus content! Seduction and murder. Adam Traywick may be capable of both. In this celebrated gothic romance, will Miranda be the next victim of Barrett’s Hill? When her father’s will sends strong-willed, irreverent Miranda to the New England estate of nearby Barrett’s Hill to live under the guardianship of her elder cousin—the sour Reverend Smathers—and his scheming family, trouble quickly brews. Two decades earlier a murder took place on Barrett’s Hill, and the suspects are few. Miranda’s spirited investigation raises the fear of public scandal among her hypocritical relatives—the Reverend’s alcoholic wife and viciously manipulative daughter—especially since the suspects are the Reverend, his toadying […]

Posted June 5, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

Guest Post + Giveaway: Song Of The Highlands by K.E. Saxon

Guest Post + Giveaway: Song Of The Highlands by K.E. Saxon

We have a wonderful post for you today and an amazing giveaway! Author K.E. Saxon is back and she has a brand new book in her Medieval Highlanders series, Song of the Highlands. It’s book 4 in the series, but the first book about The Cambels, you can check out the book blurb and fierce sexy cover below. Kathleen enjoys Highlander romance and is a big fan of K.E. Saxon. She reviewed and loved the first 3 in the series, Highland Vengeance, Highland Grace, and Highland Magic. Just click on the book titles to read her reviews. Then check out her fabulous glowing 5 star review for Song of the Highlands!  […]

Posted May 23, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 49 Comments

When Beauty Tamed The Beast (Fairy Tales, #2) by Eloisa James

When Beauty Tamed The Beast (Fairy Tales, #2) by Eloisa James

What it’s about Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty . . . Naturally, she’s betrothed to a Beast. Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. And rumor also has it that a wound has left the earl immune to the charms of any woman. Linnet is not just any woman. She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees. She estimates the earl will fall madly in love—in just two weeks. Yet Linnet has no idea of the danger posed to her own heart by a man who […]

Posted May 22, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments