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Romance book Reviews

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All About Love
Stephanie Laurens
Progress: 15%
Never Too Hot
Bella Andre

Kyraryker’s quotes


"She thought it over, but couldn’t see any immediate loopholes other than the threat of her inner slut emerging, and she could darned well control that little bitch."— Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Recs for Romance Bingo

Getting msgs for recs so I just went through my 5-3.5star rated reads and made a rec list. Your mileage will of course differ but at least I can guarantee these are readable editing wise :)

Insta-love
Rarely do I rate a book high if this is involved but I snuck some insta-lust in there too.

A Midnight Clear by Emma Barry
Dream Man Linda Howard
Untouched by Lauren Hawkeye
Pursuit Elizabeth Jennings
The Secret Diaries of miss Miranda Cheever Julia Quinn
Midnight Warrior Iris Johansen

Young Adult
I don't really read this sub-genre

The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clark
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
Buffalo Gal Bill Wallace (childhood fav)
To Catch A Pirate Jade Parker

Blown Away
Either cover or hero/heroine shot each other

Tempting the Bodyguard by J. Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout
Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie
Bound to Danger by Katie Reus
Head over Heels by Jill shalvis
Thief of Hearts Theresa Medeiros
The Notorious Angel Patrica Maxwell
What I Did for a Duke by Julie Anne Long

Secret Billionaire
I don't read this sub-genre either so there might be a millionaire in here or for historical I went with secret nobility ;)

How to Tame a Modern Rogue by Diana Holquist
Faking It Jennifer Crusie
Total Rush Deirde Martin
When Darkness Falls by Shannon Drake
The Bride Thief Jacquie D'Alessandro
A Rose in Winter Kathleen Woodiwiss

Key to My Heart
I picked couples that seem like no one else would work for them, their issues match up

Dirty by Megan Hart
Asking For It Lilah Pace
Rock Hard by Nalini Singh
Dangerous Amanda Quick
Dreaming of you Lisa Kleypas
Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
Lord of Wicked Intentions Lorraine Heath

TSTL
Loathe when this happens, so not a lot of high rated books for this.

The Colonel's Daughter by Amy Andrews
Finding Serenity by Eden Butler
Smart Mouth Erin McCarthy
The Lion in Glory by Shannon Drake
The Frost and the Flame Drusilla Campbell (decades later I still remember how TSTL this heroine was)

Regency
My most read, some favs but also double check because I can get lazy on Victorian and Regency classification

My Seduction by Connie Brockway
Beauty and the Spy by Julie Anne Long
The Duke Galen Foley
A Summer to Remember Mary Balogh
The Duchess War Courtney Milan
Luck be a Lady Meredith Duran
A Week to be Wicked Tessa Dare
Guilty Pleasures Laura Lee Gurhke
Mine til Midnight Lisa Kleypas
The Gentleman Thief Deborah Simmons
In Bed with a Spy Alyssa Alexander

Man in a Kilt

The Highlander by Kerrigan Byrne
Heather and Velvet Theresa Medeiros
Laird of the Mist by Paula Quinn
The Laird by Grace Burrowes
Born in Sin by Kinley McGregor

Twins

Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
Behind the Mask by Carolyn Crane
Run to You by Rachel Gibson

Headless Woman

Just One of the Guys by Kristen Higgins
The Dimple of Doom by Lucy Woodhull
Heroes are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Then Came You by Jill Shalvis
Suddenly You Lisa Kleypas
The Matchmaker Rexanne Becnel

Eyeshadow and Heaving Bosom
Contemps are male bosom standouts ;)

Midnight Secrets by Ella Grace
Red Heat by Nina Bruhs
Hidden Agendas Lora Leigh
Wild Willful Love Valerie Sherwood
Hearts Aflame Johanna Lindsey
A Moment in Time Bertrice Small
A Pirate's Pleasure Heather Graham
Defy Not the Heart Johanna Lindsey
The Pirate and the Pagan Virginia Henley (this one had me losing some self-esteem)

Love
Favs of mine

Something About You by Julie James
Willing Victim by Cara McKenna
Hard to Hold Stephanie Tyler
Born in Ice by Nora Roberts
Midnight Rainbow by Linda Howard
All Through the Night Connie Brockway
Mr. Impossible Lorretta Chase
The Other Guy's Bride Connie Brockway
The Proposition Judith Ivory
A Scandal to Remember Elizabeth essex
Lord of Danger Anne Stuart


Fairy Tale Retelling

Yours Until Dawn by Theresa Medeiros
In the shadow of midnight Marsha Canham
Through a dark mist Marsha Canham
The Drowning Guard: a novel of the Ottman empire Linda Lafferty
The Highwayman Judith James
Naked: a Lady Godiva Story by Eliza Redgold


Guy/Girl Next Door

Truly, Madly, Yours by Rachel Gibson
Once Pure Cecy Robson
Unleased by Rachel Lacey
How to Tame a Wild Fireman by Jennifer Bernard
One Man's Love Karen Ranney
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in Plaid by Suzanne Enoch
The Sherbrooke Bride Catherine Coulter
In the Arms of the Marquess Katharine Ashe
When the Duke was Wicked Lorraine Heath
Libertine's Kiss Judith James


Love is Murder

Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Cruise
The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks
Open Season Linda Howard
Breathless Anne Stuart
Claiming Her by Kris Kennedy
A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught
The Turncoat Donna Thorland

Virgin

Taking the Heat by Victoria Dahl
Sworn to Love by Karin Tabke
Bound by Duty by Cora Reilly
The Secret to Seduction by Julie Anne Long
How a Lady Weds a Rogue Katharine Ashe
The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas
Lord of Fire Gaelen Foley
Mischief Amanda Quick

Rogue

All Jacked Up Lorelei James
The Bane Affair by Alison Kent
Irresistibly Yours Lauren Layne
Amazon Lily by Theresa Weir
To Wed a Wicked Earl Olivia Parker
Ten Things I Love About You Julia Quinn
London's Perfect Scoundrel Suzanne Enoch
Bound by Your Touch Meredith Duran
A Scoundrel at Midnight Anna Campbell

Wedding Bells

Cold Feet at Christmas by Debbie Johnson
Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson
The Virgin's Night Out Shiloh Walker
Tall Tales and Wedding Veils by Jane Graves
Any Duchess Will Do Julie Anne Long
Bridal Favors Connie Brockway
Marrying the Captain Carla Kelly

Interracial Couple

Sergei by Roxie Rivera
Make Me Up Avery Flynn
Deception Island Brynn Kelly
Duke of Shadows Meredith Duran
Talk Sweetly to Me Courtney Milan
Goddess of Fire Bharti Kirchner
Butterfly Swords Jeannie Lin

Historical

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
The Pride of Lions by Marsha Canham and
The Blood of the Roses Marsha Canham (both must be read for complete story)
Outlaw Susan Johnson (this one has footnotes, FOOTNOTES, for historical details, lol)
The Book of Seven Delights by Betina Krahn
I Married the Duke katherine Ashe
Fires of Winter Johanna Lindsey
The Irish Warrior Kris Kennedy
Keeper of the Dream Penelope Williamson
The Song Bird's Seduction Connie Brockway
The Wolf and the Dove Kathleen Woodwiss
The Gunslinger Lorraine Heath
Defiant Pamela Clare
The Conquer Kris Kennedy
Destiny Helen Kirkman

Second Chances
either a 2nd chance w/ each other or life

Homefront by Jessica Scott
Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson
That Man of Mine by Maria Geraci
How to Rescue a Rake by Jayne Fresina
Death Angel Linda Howard
Once Upon a Kiss by Jayne Fresina
Sweet Disorder Rose Lerner
Dukes Prefer Blondes Lorretta Chase
Duke of Sin Adele Ashworth
The Likelihood of Lucy Jenny Holiday
The Highwayman Kerrigan Byrne

Urban Fantasy
I don't really read this either but I stretched some paranormal to match

Darkfever Karen Marie Moning
Born of Fire by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Burning Alive Shannon K. Butcher
Evernight Kristen Callihan
Icarus Plot Jenny Schwartz