Laurie Benson: The Unexpected Countess

-Dash it, Miss Forrester, what are you doing up here?- The Earl of Hartwick delights in scandalizing the ton with his behavior. But it’s his turn to be scandalized when, on an escapade, he bumps into Miss Sarah Forrester–in the rain, at night, on a rooftop! Sarah is hunting for a diamond, and the last thing she needs is the infuriating Hart distracting her. But … Expand

Top Ten: Marriage of Convenience Regency Romances

One of my favorite romance tropes (especially if comedy) is the marriage/engagement of convenience.  I haven’t analyzed why I love it very deeply, but my instinct tells me its a delight in the absurd about two people forced together who end up falling in love (because, of course, its romance and there has to be a HEA). This plot is perhaps most believable in the … Expand

Stephanie Laurens: All About Passion

Fate has made Gyles Rawlings a man determined to control his destiny. He has decided to wed a well-bred lady who will dutifully bear him sons, yet turn a blind eye while he takes his pleasure elsewhere. By all good accounts, Francesca will fit his bill. As for the “elsewhere,” he’s recently encountered a beautiful, brazen siren who will make a fine mistress, one with … Expand

Candice Hern: Just One of Those Flings

The Merry Widows are thought to be among the finest ladies of society. Though secretly, their thoughts are quite unrefined. With the comforts of wealth to replace the absence of their husbands, the Merry Widows need not trouble themselves with marriage again. So they each agree to seek out a lover. Beatrice, Lady Somerfield, is too busy chaperoning her niece and overseeing her own daughters … Expand