An absolutely terrific Regency romance for all ages. Such a wonderful blend of adventure, chemistry and sheer fun that I didn’t even miss the steamy bits. Lady Miranda is used to writing her thoughts in the form of a letter to her older brother’s best friends, whom she has never met. When one of the those letters is suddenly posted by her husband’s new valet, chaos ensues.
This was remarkably good, and the central love story is deeply satisfying. Miranda is an older, unwed sister to a beautiful younger sister, and her insecurities and frustrations about remaining ladylike make her wonderful to read. Highly recommended, for 16 and up.
Another of Quinn’s wonderful historical fiction romances. In this one, Caroline is fleeing a lewd and disgusting guardian six weeks before she can come into her fortune. But since she has nowhere to go, it is good that she is carried off by an attractive agent of the Crown who mistakes her for a spy. I liked both of our leads in this story: Caroline, who is witty and ready to hold her own in any scrap, and Blake, who is still mourning the loss of his first love, and has sworn he will never marry. For 18 and up.
Sarah MacLean is the queen of the current crop of historical fiction romance writers for a reason. No one writes passionate love stories like she does, and her latest one is no exception. You can feel the chemistry between Lily and Alec, and each puts the other ahead of themselves in a way that is romantic and truthful.
As the novel opens, Lily is embroiled in a scandal, and Alec, as a newly inherited duke, has just discovered she is his twentysomething ward and he is her guardian. Their love/hate romance takes twists and turns, and each is thoughtfully written. The barriers here are within themselves more than due to circumstances, and MacLean writes these meaningfully.
A real winner, for 18 and up.