Reviews

Dishonourable Intentions by Sally Wentworth

Dishonourable Intentions by Sally Wentworth

An inexplicable trainwreck of a moustachioed horndog American actor and endlessly uptight Brit ...
The Ice Maiden by Sally Wentworth

The Ice Maiden by Sally Wentworth

Heroine dons a blonde wig to seduce a rich gorgeous French playboy because a 1970s computer tells her to ...
Summer Fire by Sally Wentworth

Summer Fire by Sally Wentworth

A very assertive Lord of the Manor seduces a much younger student who is working as his maid, in 1980s England ...
Tackle! by Jilly Cooper

Tackle! by Jilly Cooper

Tackle! is British author Jilly Cooper's latest "bonkbuster" in her Rutshire Chronicles series, this time set in the world of football ...
Dark Guardian by Rebecca King

Dark Guardian by Rebecca King

Things fizzle out after an ultra shocking opening scene, with the hero ravishing the heroine in the dark ...
The Older Man by Laurey Bright

The Older Man by Laurey Bright

A classic age-gap vintage romance from New Zealand writer Laurey Bright ...
Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding

Olivia Joules is an exciting Light Mystery Thriller Adventure Romance from Bridget Jones author Helen Fielding ...
A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin

A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin

Finally a Regency Romance where the author actually makes an effort to go for period authenticity ...
Escape by Rosalind Tate

Escape by Rosalind Tate

"Escape" is the gripping sequel to time-travel mystery romance Stranded, with as many new questions as answers ...
Across the North Sea by Sofia Hahn

Across the North Sea by Sofia Hahn

Across the North Sea is the first Viking romance I've read, and it was very intriguing. It's actually a tale of two romances, featuring sisters who each fall in love ...
Without Any Amazement by Margaret Malcolm

Without Any Amazement by Margaret Malcolm

Written in 1948, this is an arranged marriage between 17-year-old schoolgirl Jacynth and considerably older Jonathan Branksome.Jacynth isn't reluctant at all, for what it's worth, she seems to regard marriage ...
Storm Over Mandargi by Margaret Way

Storm Over Mandargi by Margaret Way

Australian-set romance between 22-year-old Toni and (older, but not specified) Damon Nyland, who owns the ranch Toni's brother manages, among other assets. He lives elsewhere in some horrendous-sounding country McMansion.Toni ...
Miss Columbine and Harley Quinn by Margery Hilton

Miss Columbine and Harley Quinn by Margery Hilton

It's the seventies and all the clothes are nylon, tricel and "wincey" in various shades of orange and tangerine, and everything is just sooper!Everything except the bizarre romance between a ...
The Passionate Winter by Carole Mortimer

The Passionate Winter by Carole Mortimer

A superb, Seventies spectacular of an insanely implausible but enjoyable plot, The Passionate Winter is a must-read for any vintage Romance fan.We've got a (barely) 18-year-old heroine, a 37-year-old playboy ...
Accidental Bride by Susan Barrie

Accidental Bride by Susan Barrie

I very much enjoyed this book despite the exceedingly silly and implausible plot. Samantha goes to stay with an old schoolfriend in the family's Austrian schloss, and ends up in ...
Storm in Paradise by Judith Worthy

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 ...
Dangerous Enchantment by Anne Mather

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 ...
Caroline by Anne Mather

Caroline by Anne Mather

Caroline is the first book that Anne Mather wrote, in 1965 when she was just 19. While her talent is already apparent, it's a very naive work in many ways ...
Chase a Green Shadow by Anne Mather

Chase a Green Shadow by Anne Mather

Three things irked me about the hero in Chase a Green Shadow: 37-ish Welsh writer Hywel, who's paired with 17-year-old Tamsyn.The first is that his name - Hywel Benedict - ...
Forbidden Love by Karen Robards

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 ...
Sea Fever by Anne Weale

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 ...
Wipe Away the Tears by Patricia Lake

Wipe Away the Tears by Patricia Lake

Wipe Away the Tears features 19-year-old Jassy (the name irritated the hell out of me, and it occurs 508 times in the book) falling in insta-lust with wealthy business magnate ...
Haunted Dreams by Charlotte Lamb

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 ...
Love in the Afternoon by Claude Anet

Love in the Afternoon by Claude Anet

I was curious to read this 1920 novel having seen the Audrey Hepburn/Gary Cooper film that was based on it. The original novel, in French, is titled: Ariane, jeune fille ...
A Little of What You Fancy by H E Bates

A Little of What You Fancy by H E Bates

Wonderful finale to a lovely series. I've just re-read all five Larkin family novels back-to-back, and they are consistently lovely, a homage to rural England, great food, natural sensuality, kindness ...
Stranded by Rosalind Tate

Stranded by Rosalind Tate

"Stranded" is an absolutely outstanding book. It's time travel with a twist with plenty of mystery and romantic tension ...
Trade Secrets by VK Tritschler

Trade Secrets by VK Tritschler

An engaging, witty office romance set in an advertising agency in Adelaide, Australia ...
Cecilia or Too Tall to Love by GL Robinson

Cecilia or Too Tall to Love by GL Robinson

An absolutely delightful traditional Regency Romance by British author GL Robinson, with themes of women's education ...
Rosemary or Too Clever to Love by GL Robinson

Rosemary or Too Clever to Love by GL Robinson

Rosemary or Too Clever to Love is a charming, traditional Regency Romance by a British author that will suit fans of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen ...
Adeline's Aria by Laynie Bynum

Adeline’s Aria by Laynie Bynum

This was a highly enjoyable read: a real "wish fulfilment" romance fantasy of a US high school student falling in love with a famous British rock star/Hollywood actor. I did ...
A Man of Means by Kay Thorpe

A Man of Means by Kay Thorpe

Superb stuff. Classic vintage age-gap melodrama and super steamy. Dana's 17, Mark's 35, and they can't stop lusting over one another despite his scruples about sleeping with someone half his ...
Grace Before Meat by Sara Seale

Grace Before Meat by Sara Seale

I finally got a copy of this oddly titled book (though still have no idea how "Grace Before Meat" describes it). It's classic Sara Seale: a mid-teens heroine who looks ...
Valentines from Bath (various authors)

Valentines from Bath (various authors)

Wonderfully fun collection of Regency Romance stories. Some were more authentically Regency than others, but all were an enjoyable read with an all-important HEA. I particularly enjoyed Candles in the ...
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Sauce for the Gander by Jayne Davis

Sauce for the Gander is a well-written and highly enjoyable Historic Romance - though it's as much of an adventure story as a romance ...
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Dangerous Temptation by Anne Mather

Spineless little rich girls and endlessly angry, rapey men don't really do it for me, but I hung on to this novel to get to The Big Reveal ...