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The Legendary Lord by Valerie ...

<i>The Legendary Lord</i> by Valerie Bowman

Before I get going into my general delight of this book, decide for yourself if being historically accurate is important to you. There are some readers who are yanked right out of a historical romance if the idioms or customs are not time-period appropriate and it ruins everything for them. There are others who either […]

An Unseen Attraction by KJ Cha...

<i>An Unseen Attraction</i> by KJ Charles

If you’re a fan of historical romance that reads less like a romantic comedy and more like a gothic novel, I cannot recommend KJ Charles highly enough. This book is the first in a new series, so is also an good place to get in on the ground floor of an expanding universe. Charles is […]

What Happens Under the Mistletoe

<i>What Happens Under the Mistletoe</i> – Various Authors

Christmas books! Christmas books! I love Christmas books! Anthologies are hit or miss for me – short stories can go either way. Sometimes they’re perfectly pint size stories, sometimes they’re poorly paced and only serve to frustrate me that they should have been full length novels. I’m always willing to give one a go (after all, […]

Snowflakes on Silver Cove by H...

<i>Snowflakes on Silver Cove</i> by Holly Martin

You know those books that feel like you’ve been doing life with these people for a while? Where you are a fly on a wall into a fully realized world and when you leave the book you wish the author would text you every once and a while to let you know how the characters […]

Bella’s Christmas Bake Off

<i>Bella’s Christmas Bake Off</i> by Sue Watson

When I lived in the U.K., I made sure to make a trip to my local bookstore each fall to pick up a slew of these kinds of books. Frothy and fun, more concerned with the journey of the character’s inner lives and their intimate relationships than overall plots or sexual encounters – I equate […]

The Duke and Miss Christmas by ...

<i>The Duke and Miss Christmas<i> by Amelia Grey

The Duke and Miss Christmas is a charming little novel set in Grey’s Heirs’ Club of Scoundrels series and I’d absolutely recommend it for anyone who is a fan of that series. Anyone else may find the family connections and short hands of relationships a bit confusing, but the book is delightful nonetheless. The book […]

Mile High by Rebecca Chance

<i>Mile High</i> by Rebecca Chance

  Mile High is Rebecca Chance’s 8th book – she writes British bonkbusters, so American readers can be forgiven for not recognizing her name. Books about rich people behaving badly, usually multiple characters with overlapping storylines and sumptuous sex. On several levels, this one doesn’t disappoint, but I certainly wouldn’t call it my favorite of […]

Always the Bridesmaid by Linds...

<i>Always the Bridesmaid</i> by Lindsey Kelk

  This comes to B&B from Contributor Niamh who lives in Northern Ireland. Here at B&B, the default reviewer is Kristen, so if anyone else contributes we’ll make sure to let you know! If you’re interested in reviewing anything, drop us a line at beveragesandbooks@gmail.com.  It is a truth universally acknowledged that I am unable to […]

What to Do with a Duke by Sall...

<i>What to Do with a Duke</i> by Sally MacKenzie

  Sally MacKenzie is one of those authors I’ve known of for years. I saw her books on shelves, heard them recommended on podcasts, but for whatever reason never picked one up. When I saw What to Do with a Duke up for request on NetGalley I jumped at the chance to get to know this […]

The Square by Rosie Millard

<i>The Square</i> by Rosie Millard

  The Square by Rosie Millard is one of those “slice of life” books in the tradition of Maeve Binchy. While there certainly is a plot, the book is more about the rhythms of life the characters move in. Centered around an upper-middle class housing square around a private garden in London (think the lovely […]

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