I read and loved this book in 2018 but in honor of the third and final book in the fantastic Bareknuckle Bastards series releasing today (Daring and the Duke), I have decided to publish my 5 star review of the first book in the series.
A funny and adventurous road trip love story by one of my favorite historical romance authors, Sarah MacLean. I am excited to start this series by her.
Margaret Delamere is a well known playwright and Cameron, Viscount Marwood is a big fan of the theater. I loved how Cam was enchanted by Maggie and extremely supportive about her life’s passion. To see a man so enthralled with a woman for her skill and talent was very special.
This feminist take on an old-school romance trope features Seraphina, a woman outcast by society who loves to indulge in sex and alcohol. Her personality was a bit too toxic for me to fall in love but the writing was wonderful and the sex was hot.
Our latest book club pick, Rebel by Beverly Jenkins, is set in New Orleans during the Reconstruction era. I am so happy we read this beautiful book – I cried and smiled and swooned while reading about the brave actions of Valinda and Captain Drake as they work to find happiness for themselves and help protect those around them.
A brave heroine willing to risk everything she has for her family and a scarred reclusive Duke who is intrigued by the brazen Wallflower.
Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for my advanced review copy of this book. I really enjoyed this author’s writing style and this sweet love story but this book did move slowly for me.
Oh how I absolutely loved this wonderful romance about Poppy, a shopgirl, whose crush, the Duke falls into a coma. She is mistaken for his fiancee and welcomed in by the Duke’s family, with the exception of the Duke’s sexy Scottish half-brother who has suspicions about Poppy. Lovely and just the right about tension, I truly adored this book.
We read Kerrigan Byrne’s How to Love a Duke in Ten Days for our book club pick this month and while I usually love this author, there was a lot I struggled with this book.
I saved the fourth and final book in Lisa Kleypas’s fantastic Wallflowers series for a time when I thought I would really need it. I am so glad I was able to escape into this book during quarantine.