HaBO: Regency Sexting
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Articles / May 14, 2019

This HaBO request is from Shelby, who is looking to locate this historical romance.: The book that I read was an ebook, and I read in 2015 or 2016. It was set in Regency England and it was about a married couple, who write in this journal together about all the sexy times they would like to do together. I remember that there was a scene where they were doing it on a balcony overlooking the garden and a gardener watched them. Please any help that you could provide would be greatly appreciated! I’m very curious about the logistics of this journal. Do they write in it separately and then pass it back and forth?

Musicians, Werewolves, & More
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Articles / May 14, 2019

NB: Apologies if the sales below are limited or expired. I’m traveling to BookLovers Con today! A Study in Honor A Study in Honor by Claire O’Dell is $1.99 at Amazon! It’s full price elsewhere, so this could be a sign that the sale is ending soon. This is the first book in the Janet Watson Chronicles and is a reimagining of Holmes and Watson. Readers say the writing is really fantastic, but that the pacing and focus on characterization caused the mystery elements to drag. Dr. Janet Watson knows firsthand the horrifying cost of a divided nation. While treating broken soldiers on the battlefields of the New Civil War, a sniper’s bullet shattered her arm and ended her career. Honorably discharged and struggling with the semi-functional mechanical arm that replaced the limb she lost, she returns to the nation’s capital, a bleak, edgy city in the throes of a fraught presidential election. Homeless and jobless, Watson is uncertain of the future when she meets another black and queer woman, Sara Holmes, a mysterious yet playfully challenging covert agent who offers the doctor a place to stay. Watson’s readjustment to civilian life is complicated by the infuriating antics of her strange new roommate….

HaBO: Ripe Belly
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Articles / May 14, 2019

This HaBO comes from Aviva, who isn’t quite sure if they want to find this historical romance: I hesitate to even ask, because what I remember of this book does not sound great, but it’s been driving me crazy. It was written in the last ten years for sure, and what I remember is that there is a Scottish male protagonist who has been wronged (badly) by an English lord. He is obsessed with revenge, and decides the only acceptable kind is to kidnap and seduce the English guy’s daughter. I think it was an ‘eye for an eye’ scenario, but I don’t remember what exactly he’s avenging. He wants to take it further, however, and send the English dude’s daughter back to him “belly ripe with seed” or maybe “belly ripe with Scottish babe.” Whichever it is, it gets said A LOT. The girl’s belly eventually gets, well, ripe, and he falls in love with her, and thinks about keeping her. Somehow he has a change of heart and does send her back to England (belly ripe AF) and I do remember that he shows up in England to win her back and walks in on her giving birth….

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
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Articles / May 14, 2019

C+ The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren May 14, 2019 · Gallery Books Contemporary RomanceRomance The Unhoneymooners is an enemies to lovers romance set in a romantic destination. It has Christina Lauren’s trademark humor and wit, but a plot twist and tonal shift knocked me off balance and left me unable to regain my footing. Ami and Olive Torres are twins. Ami is the lucky one, winning many of her wedding planning items from the dress to the food to even her honeymoon, through a mix of contests, sweepstakes, and agreeing to use her wedding as promotion. But when ciguatera toxin takes out the entire wedding, Ami and her groom Dane included, Olive and the man she hates most, Dane’s brother Ethan, are the only ones left standing. With the honeymoon nonrefundable, Olive and Ethan begrudgingly agree to pose as newlyweds to get to Maui and plan to spend 10 days in tropical paradise, separately. Things get complicated when Olive runs into her soon-to-be boss and Ethan bumps into his ex girlfriend, meaning that they’ll have to be a little more convincing as husband and wife. The all-expenses-paid vacation is dependent on their posing as Ami and Dane. If anyone gets…