The conclusion to The Bareknuckle Bastards Series is finally upon us. Wicked and the Wallflower set the scene, Brazen and the Beast made us fall in love, and Daring and the Duke made me a life long fan. Daring and the Duke by Sarah MacLean is a sizzling, sensual, deeply dark, and deliciously ravenous adventure. A deeply satisfying conclusion to a fantastic trilogy.
Sarah MacLean's Brazen and the Beast is one of the best romance novels of the last five years. Hattie Sedley is one of the best modern romance novel heroines... maybe ever. This is icon status. Hail Queen Hattie!
Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean balances a satisfying romance while establishing the larger universe of the Bareknuckle Bastards trilogy. It’s deliciously soapy with larger than life, genre savvy characters. MacLean creates a historical romance universe that is bold, bright, and fabulously feminist.
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert is another contemporary romance win. The fake relationship trope and some pacing issues keep it from a full home run. But this strong heroine and cinnamon roll hero are a lovable and sizzling duo.
There’s so much more to Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert than the deceptively cheerful cartoon cover. This book is dark chocolate salted caramel and espresso. You think you’re getting a little bit of sweet, but it’s deep, flavorful and sensual.
Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis your favorite pastry treat and warm drink served on the good china on an autumn day. It’s your favorite blanket and the smell of clean sheets. It’s the best hug from a long distance friend.
Chasing Cassandra, the final novel of Lisa Kleypas' Ravenels Series is the reading equivalent of a taffeta hug. It’s cloud of soft sighs. It’s the perfect sort of historical romance in which you just float away from the real world and return smiling.