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Regency Romances

Regency romances take place during the time period when the Prince Regent was acting as the head of the British government instead of his father, King George, who was believed to be mad (approximately 1811-1820). Dress and manners were a combination of modest and dashing. Young men on the prowl were known as rakes and these rakes used a very colorful slang vocabulary to express themselves. The originator and Queen of the Regency Romance is Georgette Heyer, whose work appeared from the 1930s to the early 1970s. In the mid to late 20th century, other writers began using Heyer as an inspiration to write their own stories set during this time period. The early stories were very chaste – no kissing until after you were engaged. In the current Regency novels things have loosened up a bit. It’s not the end of the world if a pretty young thing is caught kissing Lord So and So. If you enjoy historical romances with a definite sense of time and place as well as witty dialog, you can’t go wrong with a Regency romance.


Amazon Says: Stefanie Sloane’s intoxicating series of rogues and romance continues as a handsome spy falls for a woman who proves quite dangerous—to his heart.   Thoug more...
Amazon Says: Stefanie Sloane’s intoxicating series of rogues and romance continues as a handsome spy falls for a woman who proves quite dangerous—to his heart.   Though resolute and driven by nature, dedicated spymaster Langdon Bourne has lost his way. Even his passion for his secret organization, the Young Corinthians, has waned—until he is assigned a mission with the potential to finally bring about the peace that has eluded him for nearly two decades. But to eliminate a brilliant, dangerous nemesis, Langdon needs the help of a woman whose loyalties are most uncertain.   Grace Crowther ignores the rumors that persist after the death of her husband, a merciless doctor who won her in a card game. Is she truly the black widow that many believe? One look at her angelic face and one glimpse into her heavy heart tells Langdon all he needs to know about Grace—and his own deepest desires. He needs Grace, if he’s to have any chance of tracking down the leader of the nefarious gang known as the Kingsmen. And he wants her desperately, enough to forget the rules of a good spy and take risks no ordinary man would dare. For Grace has no reason to trust Langdon, or to help him. But somewhere deep inside she knows that he is the answer to her prayers. Praise for Stefanie Sloane and The Wicked Widow Meets Her Match   “Strong protagonists, fully fleshed out secondary characters and a strong plot are just what readers crave, and the talented [Stefanie] Sloane brings them that and more in her sexy, nonstop read. Sit back and enjoy!”—RT Book Reviews   “Sloane pulls out all the stops with plots and counterplots leading up to the unmasking and defeat of the ultimate villain, rounding out the series on a high note.”—Booklist   “Sloane’s books will leave you breathless.”—Julia Quinn   “An engaging, refreshingly original storyteller.”—Stephanie Laurens   “Stefanie Sloane writes utterly delectable and seductive Regency romance!”—Teresa Medeiros less...
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The Proposal by Mary Balogh
Amazon Says: In Mary Balogh’s engaging and seductive new novel of drama and romance, a woman comfortable in her solitude allows temptation to free her heart, when a daring war hero shows more...
Amazon Says: In Mary Balogh’s engaging and seductive new novel of drama and romance, a woman comfortable in her solitude allows temptation to free her heart, when a daring war hero shows her how truly extraordinary she is.   THE PROPOSAL   Gwendoline, Lady Muir, has seen her share of tragedy, especially since a freak accident took her husband much too soon. Content in a quiet life with friends and family, the young widow has no desire to marry again. But when Hugo, Lord Trentham, scoops her up in his arms after a fall, she feels a sensation that both shocks and emboldens her.   Hugo never intends to kiss Lady Muir, and frankly, he judges her to be a spoiled, frivolous—if beautiful—aristocrat. He is a gentleman in name only: a soldier whose bravery earned him a title; a merchant’s son who inherited his wealth. He is happiest when working the land, but duty and title now demand that he finds a wife. He doesn’t wish to court Lady Muir, nor have any role in the society games her kind thrives upon. Yet Hugo has never craved a woman more; Gwen’s guileless manner, infectious laugh, and lovely face have ruined him for any other woman. He wants her, but will she have him?   The hard, dour ex-military officer who so gently carried Gwen to safety is a man who needs a lesson in winning a woman’s heart. Despite her cautious nature, Gwen cannot ignore the attraction. As their two vastly different worlds come together, both will be challenged in unforeseen ways. But through courtship and seduction, Gwen soon finds that with each kiss, and with every caress, she cannot resist Hugo’s devotion, his desire, his love, and the promise of forever. less...
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Amazon Says: From New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Boyle’s popular Rhymes with Love series, comes And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake, a fast-paced, sensual historical romance more...
Amazon Says: From New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Boyle’s popular Rhymes with Love series, comes And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake, a fast-paced, sensual historical romance.Miss Daphne Dale isn’t looking for love, but when she reads an advertisement looking for a “sensible lady,” she can’t resist. The tender dialogue with the mysterious “Mr. Dishforth” is a welcome respite from the time she must spend with Lord Henry Seldon, an infuriating rogue she can’t stop thinking about. Which one will capture her heart?RITA Award–winning author Elizabeth Boyle offers up another magical story filled with sensuality, passion, and wit. A sexy page turner, And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake is a lively and clever romance that you won’t want to put down. less...
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Amazon Says: Lord Chillingsworth's reputation precedes him―the infamous "Frost" is as legendary on the field of honor as he is in the bedroom. Which makes it surprising that young Emily more...
Amazon Says: Lord Chillingsworth's reputation precedes him―the infamous "Frost" is as legendary on the field of honor as he is in the bedroom. Which makes it surprising that young Emily Cavell has taken up the cause of closing Frost's favorite gambling hell. Who does this brazen, flame-haired beauty think she is? Emily's vendetta is personal: She is determined to take a pound of flesh from Frost, who ruined her sister. But the man she meets is not the cold-hearted devil she imagined―and is twice as handsome to boot―and soon Emily finds herself falling for him. Their battle of wills quickly ignites into blazing desire. Could it be that the most jaded Lord of Vice is finally willing to risk everything and gamble on her heart? Or is true love only a fool's game? Twilight with the Infamous Earl is a Lords of Vice novel from Alexandra Hawkins. less...
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