The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe is $1.99! I stalled on finishing this one, but these were my thoughts: great chemistry and I love the hero is pretty upfront about wanting revenge on the heroine’s dad. He tells her so. However, it takes place simultaneously with the events of The Rogue of Fifth Avenue, so the dad in question is still terrible to his daughters.
RECOMMENDED: Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn is $1.99! This book and series has been mentioned quite a bit on the site. Elyse recommended it if you like historical mysteries. Reader StacieH4 mentioned it for those who prefer their romance light on sex, and Reader Tina Chaney said on a podcast that the book has one of her favorite opening lines. Have you read it?
Pastry Love by Joanne Chang is $4.99 and a Kindle Daily Deal! This is Chang’s latest baking book and we’ve featured her Flour collection on here a few times. If you’re in the Boston/New England area, you may already be fans. I know both Shana and I are!
Bonds of Courage by Lynda Aicher is $1.99! This is an erotic romance with a hockey player hero and dominatrix heroine, and hello catnip! I’m always on the search for more Dommes in romance and I’m very curious about this one. Have you read it?
My One and Only Duke by Grace Burrowes is $1.99! This is part of today’s Kindle Daily Deals, and wow there are a lot of them. This is the first book in the Rogues to Riches series, and the description compares it to a Cinderella story. There is a mystery element to this romance, which some readers loved and others didn’t.
How to Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal Marie Fleming is $2.99! Earlier this year, anti-racist books were flying off the shelves, but of course, we should all continue to do the work in being anti-racist even after the cultural zeitgeist has passed.
The Beast of Beswick by Amalie Howard is 99c! Catherine reviewed this one and gave it a B-:
I enjoyed the complexity of the characters, and I was especially intrigued by Isobel, whose inner life is so opaque to her sister, and yet clearly quite well-developed. There’s a lot of heat and sensuality in the book, and some lovely moments of humour. These are all really big positives.
Indigo by Beverly Jenkins is $2.99 at select vendors! This book was a previous Sizzling Book Club pick and is featured in our discussion on alpha heroes in historical romance. If you’ve been waiting to give Beverly Jenkins a try, a $2.99 sale price is a pretty darn good incentive! Any Indigo fans in the Bitchery?
Love and Other Scandals by Caroline Linden is $2.99! Several of Linden’s books are on sale. This is book one in the Scandalous series, which is described on Goodreads thusly: “A series in which a shocking book—Fifty Shades of Grey for the Regency era—has all of London talking and gives more than one young miss a mind for scandal.”
RECOMMENDED: Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes is $2.99! This currently a price-matched Kindle Daily Deal. We have a lovely guest squee for this one:
This is the perfect breezy summer read. It is also the perfect fresh spring read, the perfect crisp fall read, and the perfect cozy winter read. I hope I’ve adequately conveyed that I have so many feelings about this delightful book – and they are all good.
The Lightning Reviews today are all romances! I feel like it’s been a while since that happened. However, they are all different when it comes to subgenre: historical romance, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. Also on the bright side, they’re all reviewed pretty favorably in case you need more suggestions on what to read!
A Duke by Any Other Name was exactly the book my anxiety brain needed right now. I’ll be honest, I found previous books in the series to be a bit slow, but right now I will take all the details of Regency living. Give me pages about when is the best time to separate the irises in the walled garden. Descriptions of the famous cheese-with-dill the heroine’s estate produces? Yes, please. Aside from being incredibly … Continue reading A Duke by Any Other Name by Grace Burrowes