"Regency novel. Rogue accepts a wager to be the first to bed the 'unattainable' diamond of the season. Little does he know that its his once nemesis that caused him embarrassment years ago. The fiery beauty has grown up and so has her temper. Just who is being seduced here is a good question. Great character driven story. (R)"
"Regency novel. Heroine decides that hero is the man for her. Now if only he would cooperate! A truly resistant hero. But she's very clever and will reform his ways. Let the cat and mouse game begin! (R)"
"Regency novel. Marriage of convenience changes when hero departs and comes back a changed man and realizes what he truly desires - a REAL marriage! He sets out to seduce heroine -thoroughly! VERY HOT! Contains some great emotional character development too. (erotic romance -heavy on detailed love scenes) (NC-17)"""
"Victorian novel. The convenient marriage bargain. Ultimate rake gets the money & shy stuttering wallflower gets protection from abusive relatives. Shockingly, love develops. One of my all time fav books.(R)"
"Highlander novel. Gorgeous hero can't resist his plain out-spoken & uninterested childhood friend. Has to work to make her believe that she's the one. All in the 'Brotherhood of the Sword' series are awesome. (R)"
"Regency novel. Dissolute rake is given a property and finds the competent steward is, shockingly, a woman not a man. She is hiding a huge secret and running away from her past. He is an alcoholic (very well dealt with by MJP). Such a great book! (R)"
"Regency novel. What the hero wants -he gets. He compromises her unintentionally and demands marriage. She's skittish. He pursues and pursues.... he's one determined guy! (slightly over the top love scenes and the cave man bit is kind of lame) (R)"
"Regency set. Knave's Wager is the best PG reformed rake book EVER! Hero is forced into a wager. He must seduce stiff/proper widow. She doesn't make it easy on him. GREAT ENDING. Can't say enough great things about this book. (PG)"
"Georgian period. Sequel to 'Ask For It'. A ruthless pirate, Christopher St. John and a widow whose two husbands have met untimely deaths, Lady Maria Winter, are charged with learning each others intimate secrets. One will succeed. One will hang. Graphic love scenes. Intriguing and original story. Not as emotional as previous books. (NC-17)"
"Regency novel. Beginning of a series. Heroine shares a passionate moonlight kiss with hero (hardened rake). She's then pressed into an smuggling arms investigation with hero as the target. Unconventional heroine (she's a part owner in a shipping business) and delectable rake make this a very good read. (R)"
"Regency novel. Rake returns home to find lovely heroine next door. He must keep his urges under wraps. He tries to push her away, for he is not worthy of her. Great to see the hero struggle with his emotions while heroine pushes his button. Classic Heyer. (PG)"
"Regency novel. Spinster heroine is a writer of popular Gothic novels and is obsessed with creepy estate on top of the hill. Hero is the scandalous owner, rumored to debauch women and kill men. She sees the good in him. Loved hero and quirky heroine! (R)"
"Regency novel. Spy book. Heroine and Duke broke off engagement over mistrust. Find one another once again and have issues dealing with love. Please read the reviews for this one, difficult to summarize this intricate tale in a few sentences. (R)"
"Regency novel. Hero and heroine (who know each other well) have a midnight trist. Hero wants to do the right thing but heroine never gets his proposal note so is unaware of his feelings. She finds out that she is with child. He has an extremely dark past (dealing with his brothers dead wife). Both go around the bush before the air is cleared. (R) Best Carlyle book I've read."
"Medieval novel. Fourth in the De Burgh series. Semi-drunk and handsome rogue hero is assigned the task of escorting plain heroine (a seer) to her family home in war torn Wales. The skirt chaser finds love in a most unusual woman who heals the wounds of his dark heart. (R) Love this series (although this is my least fav book."
"Regency novel. Hero has been in lust with heroine ever since he saw her on the day of her betrothal. Now she is widowed and back into society. He's determined to get her into his bed. But he doesn't realize that he's already lost his heart. (R)"
"Debut novel. Heroine pretends to be a widow in order to secure a job at a girls finishing school. One of the subjects she must teach is -SURPRISE!- what goes on during the wedding night. Heroine goes to hero to get her "education" -and he's got plenty of experience! on the subject. (R)"
"Regency anthology. Lafoys's 'The Proposition' is fantastic. Similar to above book, hero has been in love with married heroine forever. Now a widow, she wants to remarry. But he is the worst candidate with his rakish ways and might be too late! He has to *convince* her. AWESOME story! (R)"
"Victorian novel. Heroine infiltrates hero's household in disguise to find the murderer of her beloved sister. He's a notorious rake whom she believes fathered her sister's illegitimate child. Not my fav reformed rake book, but good. (R)"
"Regency novel. Heroine's been in love with hero since she was 12. Former rake hero is now a recluse, living in his basement and wearing a mask to hide his injuries from the war. She goes to him for help with her charity. He rebuffs her knowing that she would never forgive him if she knew his secrets. A bit long, but worth it. (R)"
"Regency novel. Its expensive & hard to find but worth it (I paid $24 & don't regret it). H/H are caught in a thunderstorm at Vauxhall. She's terrified and he 'comforts' her. Later -both realize their mistake -completely incompatible. She's a bluestockig & he a notorious rake, but that doesn't stop him from pursuing her RUTHLESSLY! So great! (mild R)"
"Regency novel. Premier rake hero (Marquess) lures woman for a rendezvous, but gets caught and leg shackled to a spinster blue-stocking instead. They HATE each other intensely. He promptly dumps her at an obscure estate, yet fate brings then together. The hate part carries a bit far but the writing is marvelous. (PG)"
"Regency novel. Oh this is a GREAT book!!!Disillusioned rake (aren't they all!) starts to correspond with radical writer. Blue-stocking spinster attempts to covertly open eyes of ton to plight of child abuse in coal mines. Neither know of others true identity. Both get embroiled in investigation of child kidnapping. Seriously a 10 star book! -by no means a simple reformed rake. (PG)"
"Regency novel. Second in the Courtship War series. Heroine has crush on neighbor and asks cynical duke hero on how to attract a gentleman's ador. Tutor arouses more than just her mind. Fabulous because heroine has absolutely no interest in hero for most of book -and that dents his ego! Ha! He's got something to prove! (R)"
"Regency novel. Fourth (counting an anthology short) in the School of Heiresses series. Hero agrees to help teach 'rake lessons' to students at school where heroine is a math and science teacher. Little does he know that she secretly needs his help. Not my fav Jeffries but not bad. (R)"
"Regency novel. Hero, in drunken stupor, accepts bet to seduce a certain Miss. What he finds is not a loose woman, but a witty and extremely intelligent Lady that has him completely enthralled (lol! he has no idea why!). But someone is out to get her family and he'll do everything in his power to keep her safe. Another Pickens keeper. (PG-13)"
"Regency novel. Heroine has alter ego 'Black Angel' who robs dissolute rich to give money to poor. Rakish hero is her next target. LOL! She makes an a*s out of him! And makes him hot and furious! He wants revenge! Funny but he can't seem to stop thinking about the Angel nor his beautiful neighbor. Love this one! (R)"
"Regency novel. Another Carlyle book. Seeking shelter from a rainstorm, hero finds cottage. Mistaking him for someone else, family embraces him. Hero gets absorbed into the loving family and gets especially taken with heroine. She recipricates his feelings until she finds out who he really is. Great hero grovel. (R)"