The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny With a Dashing Stranger by Victoria AlexanderWhat it's about: Left penniless by her spendthrift husband, widow Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe accepts a job escorting wealthy tourists to Venice, which will allow her to search for a missing painting (It's a long story!). Complications soon arise in the form of one Dante Augustus Montague.
You might also like: Fans of Deanna Raybourn's Veronica Speedwell books may appreciate the mystery, exotic setting, and flirting-and-fighting leads in this humorous, mildly sensual second volume of the Victorian-set Lady Travelers Guide series.
A Most Unlikely Duke
by Sophie Barnes
What it's about: A stunning reversal of fortune lands bare-knuckled boxer Raphe Matthews with the title of Duke of Huntley, he must learn how to behave like a proper lord and asks his beautiful neighbor, Lady Gabriella, for help in navigating the ton—until scandal and desire threaten to consume them both.
Series alert: This is the first in the Diamonds in the Rough series. The second book in this series is The Duke of Her Desire.
The Wicked Vampire by Kate BaxterStarring: Vampire Sasha Ivanov, who takes a walk on the wild side with berserker Ewan Brún, whose people nearly wiped out hers in a supernatural war.
What it is: (Im)mortal enemies discover they're fated to be mated in this steamy sixth novel in the Last True Vampire series.
For fans of: The steamy star-crossed supernatural lovers of Kresley Cole's Immortals after Dark series or the high-stakes, hot-and-heavy pairings in Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed books.
Heart on Fire by Amanda BouchetWhat it's about: Aided by her soul mate Griffin, Catalia "Cat" Fisa must learn to wield her supernatural powers, confront her evil mother, and unite the three realms of war-torn Thalyria.
Reviewers say: In a starred review, Booklist praises this concluding volume of the Kingmaker Chronicles for its "breathtaking romance, riveting action, mythology, and high-stakes political games."
Where to start: Given the series' intricate plot and in-depth world-building, newcomers should start at the beginning with A Promise of Fire.
Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah MorganWhat it's about: Just days after making a pledge to take more risks, painfully shy Harriet Knight has become the live-in dog sitter of hot ER doctor Ethan Black. But is she brave enough to act on her feelings?
Why you might like it: This sixth book in the From Manhattan with Love series features likable leads and a sweet holiday romance set in New York City.
Look for: Cameos by Harriet's siblings, who found love in previous series installments New York, Actually and Holiday in the Hamptons.
Between the Devil and the Duke by Kelly BowenStarring: Gambler Lady Angelique Archer, whose aptitude for numbers attract the notice of Alexander Lavoie, the handsome casino owner who offers her a job.
Read it for: An intelligent and resourceful heroine and a hero who admires her as much for her brains as for her beauty.
Try this next: With its gaming den setting, this third in the Season of Scandal series is a good bet for fans of Sarah MacLean's Rules of Scoundrels books, particularly One Good Earl Deserves Another.
Devil in Spring by Lisa KleypasWhat it's about: To save her reputation after she's caught in a compromising position, Lady Pandora Ravenel must wed notorious rake Gabriel Challon, Lord St. Vincent.
Why you might like it: In this often humorous (but still steamy) marriage-of-convenience story, a headstrong heroine unwittingly reforms the rogue who adores her exactly the way she is.
Crossover alert: Gabriel is the son of Evie and Sebastian from Devil in Winter, part of author Lisa Kleypas' Wallflower series.
Between the Devil and Ian Eversea by Julie Anne LongWhat it's about: American heiress Titania Danforth -- better known as "Tansy" -- has traveled to England to find a suitable husband, which means that she can't possibly consider dashing Captain Ian Eversea.
Series alert: Revisit Pennyroyal Green, Sussex and its famous feuding families, the Redmonds and the Everseas, in this ninth series installment.
For fans of: Drawn to the romantic antics of Stephanie Laurens' scandalous Cynsters? The comic misadventures of Julia Quinn's close-knit Bridgerton clan? This series blends the passion and society drama of the former with the humor and heart of the latter.
Dirty Dancing at Devil's Leap
by Julie Anne Long
What it's about:. What's the best cure for a break up? For tech CEO Avalon Harwood, it's returning to her hometown and buying her dream house (well, mansion, really). However, the property also happens to be the family home of Maximilian "Mac" Coltrane, Avalon's childhood crush and the man who broke her heart. Things heat up when she discovers that Mac is the house's caretaker.
Series alert: An epic rivalry paves the way for a second chance at love in this steamy third book in the Hellcat Canyon series, which begins with Hot in Hellcat Canyon and Wild in Whiskey Creek.
Devil's Moon by Amanda ScottWhat it's about: After her twin, the laird, dies in battle, Lady Robina "Robby" Gledstanes takes charge of Coklaw Castle. Capable Robby doesn't need any help from Sir David "Devil" Ormiston...or so she thinks.
Why you might like it: Set during the Anglo-Scottish wars, this second Border Nights novel entertains and informs with a blend of steamy romance and well-researched historical detail.
For fans of: Hannah Howell's Highland Romances or Mary Wine's Sutherland series.
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