Bastard son Gareth and spinster Eva make for a steamy couple in this interesting historical fic, and underlying their romance is a mystery art theft that Gareth is determined to solve. Both hero and heroine have a fully drawn life, including siblings and personal interests, and that makes them even more appealing. I also appreciated Eva’s blatant interest in having an affair with Gareth. A fun and steamy read, for 18 and up. I’m looking forward to the next in this series!
An exceptionally steamy bodice-ripper, this one focuses on a newly married couple in which the reluctant groom has what appears to be OCD, and his challenges make him seem harsh and aloof to the outside world, and to his bride. Unlike most love stories of this sort, in this one it was very difficult to see how our hero and heroine would find their way to each other. No simple misunderstandings separate these two, and this made for a suspenseful read. Highly recommended for 18 and up readers ready to take a walk on the wilder side.
Originally written in 1992 under another title, this bodice-ripper has more history than most period romances. There is an interesting subplot about Aaron Burr’s attempted conquest of Mexico, and yellow fever, mistresses of color, and smuggling turn up in the story as well. When Lysette flees an odious arranged marriage, she falls into the hands of Max Vallerand, deeply damaged from the murder of his first wife, who plans to use Lysette as revenge on his nemesis. An excellent read, for 18 and up.