Almost a Scandal by Elizabeth Essex is $2.99 right now. This is a historical romance about a woman who enlists in the navy disguised as a boy (obviously), and it's the first book in Essex's Reckless Brides series. Readers on GR really love the hero, too. Have you read this book?
Bold, brazen, and beautiful, the Reckless Brides refuse to play by society’s rules of courtship. But—come hell or high water—they always get their man…
A Lady in Disguise
For generations, the Kents have served proudly with the British Royal Navy. So when her younger brother refuses to report for duty, Sally Kent slips into a uniform and takes his place—at least until he comes to his senses. Boldly climbing aboard the Audacious, Sally is as able-bodied as any sailor there. But one man is making her feel tantalizingly aware of the full-bodied woman beneath her navy blues…
A Man Overboard
Dedicated to his ship, sworn to his duty—and distractingly gorgeous—Lieutenant David Colyear sees through Sally’s charade, and he’s furious. But he must admit she’s the best midshipman on board—and a woman who tempts him like no other. With his own secrets to hide and his career at stake, Col agrees to keep her on. But can the passion they hide survive the perils of a battle at sea? Soon, their love and devotion will be put to the test…
(This book also features a cover that never fails to make me feel a great deal of empathy for the women on the cover, as clearly she is enduring considerably windy gastrointestinal distress. One Night in London… makes demure ladies humble in the retiring room, apparently.)
A bargain that was all business . . . and pure passion.
Neither wealth nor beauty will help Lady Francesca Gordon win custody of her young niece Georgina, saving the girl from a cruel stepmother; she needs London’s top solicitor for that. But when Edward de Lacey, son of the powerful Duke of Durham, hires away the one man who can do the job, Francesca decides Edward himself must champion her case . . . if only she can melt the dashing lord’s stony heart.
Edward has reason to be guarded, though. London’s tabloids have just exposed a secret that could ruin his entire family. When Francesca offers a unique chance to undo the damage, Edward is forced to agree to a partnership . . . and now, each moment together feeds the flames of his scandalous longing for the passionate widow. But when Georgina disappears, fate will test them both . . . and leave their love hanging in the balance.
Fool Me Twice by Meredith Duran comes out March 25, 2014, but it's still discounted for pre-order right now at $1.99. Meredith Duran is a tremendously talented historical romance writer, so I imagine this book will be worth far more than $1.99 (I haven't read it yet). Buy your future self a present, and when the book magically appears, you can thank you past self for being so thoughtful!
Sensible and lonely, Olivia Mather survives by her wits—and her strict policy of avoiding trouble. But when she realizes that the Duke of Marwick might hold the secrets of her family’s past, she does the unthinkable, infiltrating his household as a maid. She’ll clean his study and rifle through his papers looking for information.
Alastair de Grey has a single reason to live: vengeance. More beautiful than Lucifer, twice as feared, and thrice as cunning, he’ll use any weapon to punish those who fooled and betrayed him—even an impertinent maid who doesn’t know her place. But the more fascinated he becomes with the uppity redhead, the more dangerous his carefully designed plot becomes. For the one contingency he forgot to plan for was falling in love…and he cannot survive being fooled again.
The Time of the Hunter's Moon by Victoria Holt is a Kindle Daily Deal for $1.99 right now at Amazon, it's been matched at BN today. This is a historical/gothic romance originally published in 1983. Some readers adore it as a classic while others really struggle with the old-skool hero and his overbearing, intense ways. Victoria Holt is one of the grand dames of historical romance, and many readers found their way to the genre through her novels.
Cordelia Grant wonders if she is dreaming after she sees a handsome stranger in the forest at the time of the hunter's moon, when legends say a girl will see her future husband. Haunted by the memory of this mystery man, Cordelia begins a new life as schoolmistress at a girl's academy and finds herself pursued by Jason Verringer, a dashing land baron with a scandalous reputation: It is rumored that Jason murdered his wife and mistress.
But he has invaded her thoughts and is competing with the memory of the handsome stranger.
Now Cordelia's destiny depends on finding out the truth about two very different men . . .