HaBO: Stable Boy Turned Corporate Raider
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Articles / August 13, 2019

This HaBO request is from Becca. Content warning for the description below: I’ve been looking for a book for several years. It was probably published in the 80s or 90s. All I remember of the book was that there was a prologue where the rich teenage heroine was in love with this boy who lived and worked in the stables. All her friends were into him, and they had a pool going on who would have sex with him first. Then he leaves under a cloud of suspicion because it was believed he raped a member of the group. Fast forward many years, and now he’s a rich corporate raider type gunning for the heroine’s business. Eventually, the whole story comes out about how he really slept with the mother of the person that claimed raped her (her mother put her up to claiming it to remove suspicion from herself), and the heroine realized he didn’t rape her friend because no one ever collected on the betting pool they had going on. I really thought it was a Judith McNaught novel, but a search on GoodReads didn’t turn anything up that remotely was close. I’m unsure if this is contemporary…

Mia Sosa, Bodyguards, & More
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Articles / August 13, 2019

Governess Gone Rogue Governess Gone Rogue by Laura Lee Guhrke is $1.99! This historical romance is part of the Dear Lady Truelove series and features a single parent hero with twin boys and a heroine who disguises herself. Readers say this is a great tender and sweet romance. However, be warned that this one is a very slow burn. Dear Lady Truelove… My twin brother and I need a new mother, though Papa insists he’ll never marry again. Must be nice, brainy, and fond of cats… Lady Truelove may be London’s most famous advice columnist, but James St. Clair, the Earl of Kenyon, knows his wild young sons need a tutor, not a new mother. They need a man tough enough to make his hellions tow the line, and James is determined to find one. Miss Amanda Leighton, former schoolteacher and governess, knows she has all the qualifications to be a tutor. And while female tutors are unheard of, Amanda isn’t about to lose the chance at her dream job because of pesky details like that. If Lord Kenyon insists on hiring a man, then she has only one option. Jamie isn’t sure what to make of his new employee, until he…

HaBO: Heroine Cares for Sick Lycans
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Articles / August 13, 2019

This HaBO is from Megan, who is searching for this paranormal romance: Looking for a crazy sauce lycanthrope book. The heroine somehow ends up in an alternate universe/reality where lycans are a thing. I think she runs and hides in some abandoned cabin or shed in the woods, and screams ensue when lycans come strolling in all fury half-man beast style. Turns out, in this new reality she has stumbled into (I think there was some invention she had run off with that accidentally sent her there? Could be mixing that up.) everyone is a werewolf. There is some weird virus that is making pack members sick and she ends up helping care for them. The pack alpha of course gets the hots for her and there is a lady lycan who just cannot understand the appeal of this weird non-wolfie woman. There may have been some botany involved in her creating a cure. I know I have read this within the last two years but oddly searching “alternate reality werewolf lycan” doesn’t seem to be specific enough to find it. Hopefully someone can help me! As someone who loves a good shifter romance, I want us desperately to find…

The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare
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Articles / August 13, 2019

A- The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare August 13, 2019 · Avon Romance The Wallflower Wager delivered many things I love with humor, pathos, and sexy times. It involves a woman who loves everything and everyone and a Very Bad Man who is helpless against her powers. It also involves animal rescue. While there are some structural flaws and the pace of the character revelations bothered me, I ate it up. Lady Penelope (Penny) Campion rescues animals that no one else loves. She is, at the start of the book, caring for a dog with no back legs who uses a cart for mobility, a litter of kittens, a river otter, a steer, a goat, three hens, and a hedgehog. She has no plans to marry and is pretty OK with this until her Aunt Caroline tells her that Penny’s brother, Bradford, has demanded that Penny return from her home in London (she lives alone if you can count living with an elderly servant and a lot of pets as “alone”) to his house in the country. Penny has horrible memories of growing up in the country house and Aunt Caroline suggests that perhaps Bradford will let her stay in London…