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Blog Tour: Excerpt and Review of “Kiss Me At Christmas” by Valerie Bowman

Title: Kiss Me At Christmas Author: Valerie BowmanSeries: Playful Brides #10Publisher: St. Martin’s PressPrice: $7.99 (e-book) $5.98 (mass market paperback)Rating: ❄️❄️❄️❄️Christmas Rating: 🎅🎅 1/2 I guess it is that time of year again–it is finally acceptable to listen to Christmas music on repeat!  Yes!  Unfortunately, I read this book in October and was getting a lot of weird …

Review of “Love and Other Scandals” by Caroline Linden

After I found out I had a bit of extra book spending money thanks to the Apple Settlement last week, I took a look at my wishlist (i.e. my “Want to Read” shelf on Goodreads) and immediately zeroed in on Love and Other Scandals by Caroline Linden.  I’d heard quite a bit about the Scandal Series …

Review of “A Gentleman’s Game” by Theresa Romain

A Gentleman’s Game is a very different kind of romance novel.  While it takes place firmly within the Regency Period, it is worlds away from any other Regency novel.  First off, the hero is the younger son of a minor aristocrat whose title only goes a few years back (rather than all those Dukes that …

Video of the Day–Little Johnnie Jones Riding the Ponies in London

http://youtu.be/hgxaAiotvwg​I started reading Theresa Romain’s A Gentleman’s Game and almost immediately, I knew I needed to post this clip.  I tend not to pay much attention to horse racing now that I’m not stuck going to Belmont with my family, so of course, the connection I made with the sport was completely in the realm of …

Review of “A Wicked Way to Win an Earl” by Anna Bradley

I don’t usually read authors I’ve never heard of before because I don’t like spending my money on an unknown quantity.  Netgalley had made it much easier for me to try someone new because I’m able to get free copies of the books from the publishers.  Obviously, they aren’t always formatted in a way that …

Why I Mostly Read Historicals

Many people ask me why most of the books I read are historical and not contemporary romances and until recently I never really thought why that is.  What I have come to realize is that when it comes to contemporary books and contemporary heroes in specific, I have higher standards than I have for historicals. …

Review of The First Three Books in the Blue Raven Series by Kate Noble

I’ve been on a bit of a reading binge–so much so that I actually procured a 3rd library card–my Queens Library card still lets me borrow e-books, despite no longer living there.  I also have a Sunnyvale Library card that I applied for almost immediately after moving to California last year.  Now, I am the …

Review of “The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy” by Julia Quinn

I love Julia Quinn.  Her books are funny (especially anything with the Pleinsworth sisters) and the central romances tend to be sigh-worthy. This book was not.  It was actually so bad that it has taken me a whole week to be able to write this review.  (I will admit that part of my disappointment in …

Review of “The Passion of the Purple Plumeria” by Lauren Willig

I first discovered the Pink Carnation novels back in February 2012 when I heard Ms. Willig read from The Garden Intrigue at Lady Jane’s Salon (the first romance novel reading series in New York City).  Unfortunately, I wasn’t immediately able to get my hands on that book, so my introduction to the series came in the …