The Worst Duke is not deep. It didn’t change my world. However, it does have a pig, a pug, a cat, and a lot of discussion about the many uses of vinegar so color me satisfied. If you like historical romances that are low angst, and made of silly, feel-good fun, you may like this. Anthony Farr, Duke of Radcliffe, had a terrible marriage. His wife died many years ago and his sister, Margaret, wants … Continue reading The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne
RECOMMENDED: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows is $1.99 at Amazon! Carrie’s review for this dropped today and she gave it a B+:
Sometimes a book comes along that is so fun, so unabashedly silly, and so clever that it makes you glad to be alive. Such is the case with My Plain Jane, which re-imagines Jane Eyre in such a bizarre and gleeful fashion that even in the grip of my regularly scheduled holiday depression I was overcome with bliss.
In terms of books that I sneak off to the bathroom to read, this one was “a normal amount of hydrating” and not “over hydrating” book. This story has a marriage of convenience between a heroine whose family has a ridiculous amount of money that’s so new it still has that new-money smell, and a hero from an ancient and respected family with no money. Kate wants to get away from her social climbing parents, … Continue reading The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne
Love Will Always Remember by Tracey Livesay is 99c! This is a contemporary romance with amnesia and a forbidden relationship, given that the hero is the heroine’s soon-to-be brother-in-law. In this one, the heroine is the one with a redemption arc and readers loved that aspect. However, some admit that things are a bit slow to start.
The past month has been kind of rough in terms of the number of books I’ve DNF’d. I’ve put down two brand-new historicals in a week, so while I wasn’t thrilled with The Laird Takes a Bride, I was determined to power through it just to finish something. The problem with The Laird Takes a Bride is that it’s an incredibly uneven novel. The first half of the book is frustrating, and while it improved considerably by … Continue reading The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne
PODCAST RECOMMENDED: You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne is $1.99! Former Avon publicist, Jessie Edwards, had some great things to say about this book on a previous podcast episode:
There’s so much tension, there’s so much passive-aggressiveness going on, and there’s just sharp comment after sharp comment, that it’s like all of this, Jane-Austen-esque level of wit running through it, and the social dynamics that are displayed there. I was fascinated by it.