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Marrying Winterborne, by Lisa Kleypas

30 May
Blonde white woman wearing a wedding dress with the veil flipped over to the back of her head, holding the skirt up a bit as she starts walking towards a petal-strewn stone bridge in the background, while looking towards the camera over her shoulder; her expression showing trepidation and anticipation in equal measure

A coupe of months ago, I finally read Cold-Hearted Rake, the first title in the Ravenels series of historical romances set in the mid- to late 1870s, and enjoyed it enough to dive into the rest of the series, which I pretty much devoured.

As I’m still struggling to read new-to-me stories, I dived into the series again, and well, here we are.

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Cold-Hearted Rake, by Lisa Kleypas

16 Mar
Cover for Cold-Hearted Rake; background shows part of a medieval-ish stone house and some gardens, in a blueish tint. Foreground shows a white redheaded woman wearing a pink gown, with the back mostly open and no underpinnings, looking at the reader over her soulder

I am trying to keep up with Wendy the SuperLibrarian’s TBR Challenge and struggling some to find novels that fit the themes; not because I don’t have entire cordilleras of TBR tittles, but because I have done nothing but over-commit this year. So when I realized how little time I had to get the reading done and the review written, I went off what I remembered of the “look inside” sample, wherein the male protagonist appears to be a callous and resentful ass.

Spoiler: turns out that neither of the main characters are all that grumpy by nature; rather, they’re reacting to pretty shitty circumstances. BUT I DON’T CARE, IT FITS THE THEME.

(Also, there are letters)

::ahem::

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Worth Any Price, by Lisa Kleypas

28 Feb
Cover for Worth Any Price; a white woman shown from the cheekbones down to the floor, wearing a purple off the shoulder gown with a belt, short puffy sleeves and a hem ruffle, holding one side of the hem to the top of her thigh, showing a glimpse of bare leg.

The final book in the Bow Street Runners trilogy, and easily the most problematic for me.

Reader, beware: there’s graphic sex; there’s parents literally selling their eldest daughter to a wealthy man; there’s emotional abuse, and a character dies by suicide on the page. There’s also a scene with iffy consent between the main characters.

Oh, and this ranting review spoils a lot of the previous book, so if you plan on reading Lady Sophia’s Lover, I would advise you not to continue reading.

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Someone to Watch Over Me, by Lisa Kleypas

9 Feb
Cover for Someone to Watch Over Me; on a field of teal, a white woman wearing a lovely emerald green shift reclines, showing legs and shoulders.

I am indulging in another re-read, a historical romance. This is the first book in a trilogy about the famed Bow Street Runners of late Regency-era London. 1

Reader beware: there’s graphic sex on the page, some adult language, attempted rape, and a fair bit of whorephobia.

Oh, and I spoil a key plot point in the review–though, if you’ve read some romance, you likely already know, from the blurb alone.

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