Storm in Paradise by Judith Worthy

Who the hell wears tights on the Great Barrier Reef? The temperature never falls below 23c/74F even in midwinter. We have here an Australian Mills & Boon “Medical Romance” where the heroine, Nicole Gardiner, in her silky “bare leg” tights, is a nurse on a resort island and the hero, Dr Sloan Reilly, is a […]

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Dangerous Enchantment by Anne Mather

Possibly the most outrageously hideous outfit ever is to be found in Dangerous Enchantment (1969): She had dressed with care in a new Crimplene two-piece of a delicious shade of salmon pink. The flared skirt was calf-length while the short jacket was double-breasted and scalloped on the neckline. With it she wore her double string […]

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Forbidden Love by Karen Robards

Forbidden Love is a pure, unadulterated bodice-ripper – in the most literal sense – from start to finish. If that’s what you’re after, and you’re happy with an alpha sexually aggressive hero, then this one will hit the spot. Our heroine is 17-year-old violet-eyed Megan and our hero is her 42-year-old guardian, Justin Brant, sixth […]

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Sea Fever by Anne Weale

Sea Fever is an excellent book. It’s a truly lovely and believable romance, between orphan Evangeline “Angel” Dorset, 17-years-old when the book begins, and 33-year merchant banker Charles Thetford. Angel’s grandfather has just died on their yacht in Bali, and she seeks help from the first group of people she finds, which turns out to […]

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Haunted Dreams by Charlotte Lamb

Haunted Dreams is an absolute scorcher of a vintage age-gap romance, with 20-year-old virgin heroine Emilie and 40-year-old ultra-alpha man-of-the-world business tycoon/banker Ambrose Kerr. First published in 1995, it feels much more like a 1970s/early 1980s romance novel. There’s insta-lust/attraction between the pair, rather poetically described on the hero’s side. He felt a strange stirring […]

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