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historical romantic book, unraveled, courtney milan
Miranda Darling isn't in trouble...yet.
when a duke says I do, jane goodger
... an altogether different sort of lover....
a week to be wicked, tessa dare
..a devilish lord and a bluestocking
on the road to ruin...

sweet enemy, heather snow
Liliana must keep her enemy close.
best historical romance, what I did for a duke, julie anne long What I Did For a Duke:
Pennyroyal Green Series

Julie Anne Long
Avon, 2011
Best Historical romance novel, hot

For years, he's been an object of fear, fascination...and fantasy. But of all the wicked rumors that shadow the formidable Alexander Moncrieffe, Duke of Falconbridge, the ton knows one thing for certain: only fools dare cross him. And when Ian Eversea does just that, Moncrieffe knows the perfect revenge: he'll seduce Ian's innocent sister, Genevieve—the only Eversea as yet untouched by scandal. First he'll capture her heart...and then he'll break it. More...

A Perfect 10
“It is the best romance that I have read for a long time!” – Marilyn Heyman, Romance Reviews Today …full book review

Also Five Star Reviews from
All About Romance
and
RT Book Reviews

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greatest historical romance, sweet enemy, heather snow Sweet Enemy
(A Veiled Seduction Novel)

Heather Snow
Signet, 2012
Best Historical romance

Liliana must keep her enemy close...

Geoffrey Wentworth,
a war hero and rising political star, never wanted to be the Earl, but when his brother dies, he knows his duty--take up the responsibility for his family's estates. His mother's definition of duty differs from his, however, and can be summed up in one word--heirs. When Geoffrey rushes home to answer her urgent summons, he finds himself host to a house full of women, all vying to become the next Countess of Stratford....

Liliana Claremont, a brilliant chemist, doesn't want to be any man's wife, much less a countess. If she had tuppence for every time she'd been told her place was filling the nursery, not experimenting in the laboratory, she could buy the Tower Bridge. However, when she receives a coveted invitation to the Earl's house party, she trades in her beakers for ball gowns and gladly takes on the guise of husband hunter--for the chance to uncover what the Earl had to do with the murder of her father. More...

Perfect 10
“...a must read...” – Amanda Toth, Romance Reviews Today …full book review

5 Stars
The Romance Reader

5 Stars
All About Romance

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best historical romance novel, a week to be wicked, tessa dare A Week to Be Wicked
Tessa Dare
Avon, 2012
Greatest Historical romance

...a devilish lord and a bluestocking on the road to ruin...

When a devilish lord and a bluestocking set off on the road to ruin . . . time is not on their side. Minerva Highwood, one of Spindle Cove's confirmed spinsters, needs to be in Scotland. Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, a rake of the first order, needs to be . . . anywhere but Spindle Cove. These unlikely partners have one week:

to fake an elopement
to convince family and friends they're "in love"
to outrun armed robbers
to survive their worst nightmares
to travel four hundred miles without killing each other

All while sharing a very small carriage by day and an even smaller bed by night. More...

Top Pick
RT Book Reviews

Top Pick
Romance Reader at Heart

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greatest historical romance novel, when a duke says i do, jane goodger When A Duke Says I Do
Jane Goodger
Zebra, 2011
Top Historical romantic book

... an altogether different sort of lover....

Miss Elsie Stanhope resided in Nottinghamshire, an area so rich in titled gentlemen, so felicitous for marriage-minded mamas, it was called "the Dukeries." Indeed, Elsie had been betrothed since childhood to the heir of a dukedom. She had no expectation it would be a love match. Still less that she would enter into a shockingly scandalous affair with an altogether different sort of lover. More...

Top Pick
“...romance that will melt your heart...” – Melanie Friedman, Romance Reader at Heart …full book review

Five Coffee Cups
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top historical romance novel, unraveled, courtney milan Unraveled
Courtney Milan
CreateSpace, 2011
Best Historical romance

Miranda Darling isn't in trouble...yet.

Smite Turner is renowned for his single-minded devotion to his duty as a magistrate. But behind his relentless focus lies not only a determination to do what is right, but the haunting secrets of his past—secrets that he is determined to hide, even if it means keeping everyone else at arm's length. Until the day an irresistible woman shows up as a witness in his courtroom...

Miranda Darling isn't in trouble...yet. But she's close enough that when Turner threatens her with imprisonment if she puts one foot wrong, she knows she should run in the other direction. And yet no matter how forbidding the man seems on the outside, she can't bring herself to leave. More...

Grade A
“...Smite is AWESOME...” – RedHeadedGirl, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books …full book review

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top historical romance novel, the viper, monica mccarty
...she will reclaim her child, even if she must
sell her soul to a dark, lethal warrior...

best historical romantic novel, the black hawk, joanna bourne
...only one man can save her...
the duke is mine, eloisa james
Destiny will be decided between the sheets...
never love a highlander, maya banks
He steps up to marry his older brother’s jilted bride...
top historical romance novel, never love a highlander, maya banks Never Love a Highlander
(McCabe Trilogy, Book 3)

Maya Banks
Ballantine Books, 2011
Best Historical romance

He steps up to marry his older brother’s jilted bride...

Caelen McCabe’s young, reckless heart nearly destroyed his clan. Now, putting family loyalty above all else, he steps up to marry his older brother’s jilted bride and salvage the uneasy alliance between two clans. While beautiful Rionna McDonald is a fit wife for any man, Caelen trusts no woman, especially not this sweet temptress who torments him with white-hot longing. More...

Five Stars
“...will take your breath away...” – Lakisha, A Romance Review …full book review

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greatest historical romance novel, the duke is mine, eloisa james The Duke Is Mine
Eloisa James
Avon, 2011
Best Historical romance

Destiny will be decided between the sheets in this all-new tale of “The Princess and the Pea.”

For Olivia Lytton, betrothal to the Duke of Canterwick—hardly a Prince Charming—feels more like a curse than a happily-ever-after. At least his noble status will help her sister, Georgiana, secure an engagement with the brooding, handsome Tarquin, Duke of Sconce, a perfect match for her in every way . . . every way but one. Tarquin has fallen in love with Olivia.

Quin never puts passion before reason. And reason says that Georgiana is his ideal bride. But the sensual, fiery, strong-willed Olivia ignites an unknown longing in him— a desire they are both powerless to resist. When a scandalous affair begins, they risk losing everything—Olivia’s engagement, her sister’s friendship, and their own fragile love. More...

Top Pick
“I loved every minute of it...” – Melissa Stratford, Romance Reader at Heart …full book review

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top historical romance novel, the black hawk, joanna bourne The Black Hawk
Joanna Bourne
Berkley, 2011
Best Historical romance

...only one man can save her...

Attacked on a rainy London street, veteran spy Justine DeCabrillac knows only one man can save her: Hawker, her oldest friend . . . her oldest enemy. London's crawling with hidden assassins and someone is out to frame Hawker for murder. The two spies must work together to find who's out to destroy them... More...

Top Pick
Also Gold Star “2011 Historical Romance of the Year Nominee”
“...powerfully written thriller.” – Kathe Robin, RT Book Reviews …full book review

An "A" rating
All About Romance

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best historical romance novel, the viper, monica mccarty The Viper
(A Highland Guard Novel)

Monica McCarty
Ballantine Books, 2011
Best Historical romance, hot

...she will reclaim her child, even if she must sell her soul to a dark, lethal warrior...

Prized for his snakelike stealth and deadly strikes, Lachlan “Viper” MacRuairi is a warrior to enlist but not to trust. His only loyalty is to his purse, his indifference sealed by bitter betrayal. All that changes when Lachlan is tasked to protect and deliver Bella MacDuff to the king’s coronation—and the proud, lushly sensual countess unwittingly challenges him to his greatest battle yet: to love again.

Passionate and devoted, Bella has defied Britain’s king and her own husband to place the crown on Bruce’s head, and for this she pays a terrible price: Losing her daughter and her freedom to her husband’s vengeance. Imprisoned with barbaric cruelty, she vows to reclaim her child, even if it means selling her soul—and her body—to a dark, lethal warrior whose eyes glint like steel, but who makes her skin tingle and her breath race. Together they embark on a rogue mission with sinister twists and turns that threatens not only Bella’s gamble to save her daughter... More...

Top Pick
“...impossible to put down” – Kathe Robin, RT Book Reviews …full book review

Five Coffee Cups
“...one of those amazing books...” – Danielle, Coffee Time Romance and More …full book review

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top historical romance novel, a lady never lies, juliana gray
Love is the only thing that matters...
greatest historical romance, a lady never lies, juliana gray A Lady Never Lies
Juliana Gray
Berkley, 2012
Best Historical romance, Hot

Love is the only thing that matters...

Lady Alexandra Morley, an alluring widow, is desperate to devise a plan to reverse her fortunes. When fate lands her in the arms of Phineas "Finn" Burke, an attractive inventor, she despairs of ever getting what she needs...until they kiss.

Finn has always been impervious to the charms of the female species, intent only on perfecting his "horseless carriage" engine. He never dreamed he'd meet a woman like Alexandra, who is as stubborn as she is comely. Despite the brewing scandal, Finn longs to make Alexandra his wife, but he must first convince the maddening lady that their love is the only thing that matters. More...

Top Pick
“...a smart, witty tale...” – Kathe Robin, RE Book Reviews …full book review

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the many sins of lord cameron, jennifer ashley
Why is she sneaking around his bedchamber?
midnights wild passion, anna campbell
...he lives solely for revenge...
scandalous desires, elizabeth hoyt
...he is the most ruthless river pirate in London.
the virtuoso, grace burrowes
Can he be loved,
even when his music falls silent?

best historical romance novel, the virtuoso, grace burrowes The Virtuoso
(The Duke's Obsession)

Grace Burrowes
Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2011
Best Historical romance novel

Can he be loved, even when his music falls silent?

Lord Valentine Windham is devastated when an injury makes it impossible for him to play the piano. Val's music was his greatest expression and also his salvation from the pressures of society.... Grief, loss, and loneliness threaten to overwhelm him, until he meets a beautiful young widow whose troubles are even deeper than his own...

A widow with a heartbreaking secret. . .

Grieving Ellen Markham has hidden herself away, looking for safety in solitude. Her curious new neighbor offers a kindred lonely soul whose desperation is matched only by his desire, but Ellen's devastating secret could be the one thing that destroys them both. More...

Top Pick
“...a love story that is so fragile and tender...” – Melanie Friedman, Romance Reader at Heart …full book review

Five Stars
Manic Readers

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best historical romance novel, scandalous desires, elizabeth hoyt Scandalous Desires
(Maiden Lane)

Elizabeth Hoyt
Grand Central Publishing, 2011
Best Historical Romance

Can a pirate learn that the only true treasure lies in a woman's heart?

Widowed Silence Hollingbrook is impoverished, lovely, and kind--and nine months ago she made a horrible mistake. She went to a river pirate for help in saving her husband and in the process made a bargain that cost her her marriage. That night wounded her so terribly that she hides in the foundling home she helps run with her brother. Except now that same river pirate is back...and he's asking for her help.

"Charming" Mickey O'Connor is the most ruthless river pirate in London. Devastatingly handsome and fearsomely intelligent, he clawed his way up through London's criminal underworld. Mickey has no use for tender emotions like compassion and love, and he sees people as pawns to be manipulated. And yet he's never been able to forget the naive captain's wife who came to him for help... More...

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“...one must read book...” – Katie, Fallen Angel Reviews …full book review

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top historical romance book, midnights wild passion, anna campbell Midnight's Wild Passion
Anna Campbell
Avon, 2011
Best Historical romance, hot

London's most notorious seducer, Nicholas Challoner lives solely for revenge . . .

The dashing, licentious Marquess of Ranelaw can never forgive Godfrey Demarest for ruining his sister—now the time has come to repay the villain in the same coin. But one formidably intriguing impediment stands in the way of Nicholas's vengeance: Miss Antonia Smith, companion to his foe's unsuspecting daughter.

Having herself been deceived and disgraced by a rogue—banished by her privileged family as a result and forced to live a lie—Antonia vows to protect her charge from the same cruel fate. She recognizes Ranelaw for the shameless blackguard he is and will devote every ounce of her intelligence and resolve to thwarting him. More...

Five Coffee Cups
“...passion fairly crackled...” – Danielle, Coffee Time Romance & More …full book review

Top Pick
RT Book Reviews

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best historical romance, the many sins of lord cameron, jennifer ashley The Many Sins of Lord Cameron
Jennifer Ashley
Berkley, 2011
Best Historical romance

A renowned rake, Cameron Mackenzie doesn't care if Ainsley Douglas has a virtuous excuse for sneaking around his bedchamber. He only cares that she's at his mercy. One kiss at a time, he plans to seduce her. More...

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“... I was absolutely enchanted...” – Michelle B., Fallen Angel Reviews …full book review

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best historical romance, seduction of a highland lass, maya banks Seduction of a Highland Lass
Maya Banks
Ballantine Books, 2011
Best Historical romance

Fiercely loyal to his elder brother, Alaric McCabe leads his clan in the fight for their birthright. Now he is prepared to wed for duty, as well. But on his way to claim the hand of Rionna McDonald, daughter of a neighboring chieftain, he is ambushed and left for dead. Miraculously, his life is saved by the soft touch of a Highland angel, a courageous beauty who will put to the test his fealty to his clan, his honor, and his deepest desires. An outcast from her own clan, Keeley McDonald was betrayed by those she loved and trusted. When the wounded warrior falls from his horse, she is drawn to his strong, lean body. The wicked glint in his green eyes ignites a passion that will follow them back to Alaric’s keep... More...

Top Pick
“...enthralling.” – Kathe Robin, RT Book Reviews …full book review

Five Roses
A Romance Review

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best historical romance novel, in bed with a highlander, maya banks In Bed with a Highlander
Maya Banks
Ballantine Books, 2011
Best Historical romance novel

Ewan McCabe, the eldest, is a warrior determined to vanquish his enemy. Now, with the time ripe for battle, his men are ready and Ewan is poised to take back what is his—until a blue-eyed, raven-haired temptress is thrust upon him. Mairin may be the salvation of Ewan’s clan, but for a man who dreams only of revenge, matters of the heart are strange territory to conquer.

Though the illegitimate daughter of the king, Mairin possesses prized property that has made her a pawn—and wary of love. Her worst fears are realized when she is rescued from peril, only to be forced into marriage by her charismatic and commanding savior, Ewan McCabe. More...

Five Coffee Cups
“...tender and smoking hot.” – Maura, Coffee Time Romance and More …full book review

Five Stars
A Romance Review

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best historical romance, claimed by the highlander, julianne maclean Claimed by the Highlander
Julianne MacLean
St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 2011
Historical romance

With his tawny mane, battle-hewn brawn, and ferocious roar, Angus “The Lion” MacDonald is the most fearsome warrior Lady Gwendolen has ever seen—and she is his most glorious conquest. Captured in a surprise attack on her father’s castle, Gwendolen is now forced to share her bed with the man who defeated her clan. But, in spite of Angus’s overpowering charms, she refuses to surrender her innocence without a fight…

With her stunning beauty, bold defiance, and brazen smile , Gwendolen is the most infuriating woman Angus has ever known—and the most intoxicating. Forcing her to become his bride will unite their two clans. But conquering Gwendolen’s heart will take all his skills as a lover. More...

Recommended Read
“...just blew me away.” – Sonya, Fallen Angel Reviews …full book review

Five Hearts
The Romance Reader

Top Pick
RT Book Reviews

Five Stars
Once Upon a Romance

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best historical romance, wicked highlander, donna grant Wicked Highlander
(A Dark Sword Novel)

Donna Grant
St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2010
Best Historical romance novel
Paranormal romance

The most reckless and fierce of the MacLeod brothers, Quinn is a prisoner of the god inside him, tormented by his inability to save his family from slaughter. His fury governs him, and day by day he loses himself to the darkness in his soul. But Quinn has a profound yearning for a woman’s love….

Raised by Druids, the achingly beautiful Marcail is as spellbinding as the ancient magic that surges through her body. To Quinn, she is most desirable woman he has ever known. More...

Five Stars
“...a great tortured, alpha hero...” – Marlene, Once Upon a Romance …full book review

Top Pick
“...superbly written story...” – Kathe Robin, RT Book Reviews …full book review

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