Historical Romance

Changing Tides

Changing Tides

Title: Changing Tides Author: Alex Standish Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 15, 2017 Genre(s): Historical Romance Page Count: 117 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: While most pirates sail in search of riches, Captain Devon Hall, the infamous Phantom of the Caribbean, is driven by vengeance. Devon has sworn to put an end to the corrupt governor of…
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Enlightened (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Enlightened (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Title: Enlightened (Enlightenment #3) Second edition of a book previously published by Samhain Publishing Author: Joanna Chambers Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: April 23, 2017 Genre(s): Historical Romance Page Count: 226 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: David Lauriston has been recuperating at Lord Murdo Balfour’s Laverock estate for the last five months. At Laverock, he has regained his health…
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Aqua Follies

Aqua Follies

Title: Aqua Follies Author: Liv Rancourt Publisher: Liv Rancourt Release Date: June 15th 2017 Genre(s): Historical MM Romance Page Count: 220 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3,3 stars out of 5 Blurb: The 1950s. Postwar exuberance. Conformity. Rock and roll. Homophobia. Russell tells himself he’ll marry Susie because it’s the right thing to do. His summer job coaching her water ballet team will give…
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Seasons Pass (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Seasons Pass (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Title: Seasons Pass (Enlightenment #3.5) Author: Joanna Chambers Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: May 19, 2017 Genre(s): Historical Romance Page Count: 17 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s April 1822 and two years have passed since Lord Murdo Balfour was last in Edinburgh; two years since he met low-born lawyer, David Lauriston. Back then, Lauriston’s naïve idealism and self-loathing…
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Dancing Dirty (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Dancing Dirty (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Dancing Dirty Author: Ryan Field Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books Release Date: May 24, 2017 Genre(s): Historical (1970’s) Romance Page Count: 206 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s the summer of 1978, it’s the middle of the disco era, and dancing is one of the hottest trends. But 18 year old Junior has never seen the inside of…
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Beguiled (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Beguiled (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Title: Beguiled (Enlightenment #2) Second edition of a book previously published by Samhain Publishing Author: Joanna Chambers Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: April 23, 2017 Genre(s): Historical Romance Page Count: 226 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Two years after his last encounter with cynical nobleman Lord Murdo Balfour, David Lauriston accidentally meets him again in the heart of Edinburgh.…
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Provoked (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Provoked (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Title: Provoked (Enlightenment #1) Author: Joanna Chambers Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: April 25, 2017 Genre(s): Historical Romance Page Count: 202 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: David Lauriston is struggling to build his reputation in Edinburgh’s privileged legal world. His humble origins are enough of a hurdle, never mind his recent decision to defend a group of weavers accused…
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An Unnatural Vice (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

An Unnatural Vice (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: An Unnatural Vice (Sins of the City #2) Author: K.J. Charles Publisher: Penquin Random House – Loveswept Release Date: June 6, 2017 Genre(s): Historical Mystery Page Count: 250 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: In the sordid streets of Victorian London, unwanted desire flares between two bitter enemies brought together by a deadly secret. Crusading journalist Nathaniel Roy…
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A Gathering Storm (Porthkennack #2)

A Gathering Storm (Porthkennack #2)

Title: A Gathering Storm (Porthkennack #2) Author: Joanna Chambers Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: April 17th 2017 Genre(s):MM Historical Romance Page Count: 309 Reviewed by:LenaRibky Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 2 stars out of 5 Blurb: When grief-stricken scientist Sir Edward Fitzwilliam provokes public scorn by defending a sham spiritualist, he’s forced to retreat to Porthkennack to lick his wounds. Ward’s reputation is in tatters, but he’s…
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We Met In Dreams (Natosha’s Review)

We Met In Dreams (Natosha’s Review)

Title: We Met In Dreams Author: Rowan McAllister Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: February 27, 2015 Genre(s): Historical gay romance, ghosts, thief, mystery Page Count: 280 pages Reviewed by: Natosha Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: In Victorian London, during a prolonged and pernicious fog, fantasy and reality are about to collide—at least in one man’s troubled mind. A childhood fever left…
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The Christmas Wager

The Christmas Wager

Title: The Christmas Wager (Second Edition) Author: Jamie Fessenden Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 14, 2016 Genre(s): Historical Romance Page Count: 149 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Lord Thomas Pendleton, second son of the Duke of Branmoor, needs to discharge a debt to his friend Andrew Nash. In doing so, he must return to the family estate…
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First Act (Crabbypatty’s Review)

First Act (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: First Act Author: Vanessa Mulberry Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 17, 2016 Genre(s): Historical Page Count: 206 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: April 1594. William Moodie thinks he’s in love with celebrated actor Richard Brasyer. When Brasyer’s playing company, Goldfox’s Men, comes to town, William is only too willing to leave his country life for the…
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Hexbreaker (Hexworld #1)

Hexbreaker (Hexworld #1)

Title: Hexbreaker (Hexworld #1) Author: Jordan L. Hawk and Tristan James (Narrator) Publisher: Widdershins Press LLC Release Date: August 3rd 2016 Genre(s): M/M Historical AU Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.83 stars out of 5 Blurb: Will a dark history doom their future together? New York copper Tom Halloran is a man with a past. If anyone finds…
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