HaBO: Sealed with a (Maybe) Kiss
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Articles / April 14, 2020

This HaBO comes from Jenny, who is searching for a historical romance: Looking for a historical romance. I don’t remember too much unfortunately. I think the first scene between the hero and heroine (possibly even the first scene of the book) takes place in an alleyway. I think they are acquainted with each other or know of each other somehow. Maybe he’s a friend of her family or her brother. Anyway, either it’s an alleyway outside of his apartments/offices and she’s waiting to speak to him. OR the location has nothing to do with hero and she’s just there for something else. And he comes upon her and gets kind of concerned/mad that she’s there. Maybe because it’s a shady neighborhood or she didn’t come with a chaperone or someone to protect her. When he came upon her, there might have been another woman around him like a prostitute or his mistress with him, but not 100% sure about this. I think she’s in need of help with something or help finding someone. In that case, it would make sense that she was there to speak to him. If, however, he came upon her randomly, I don’t remember what the…

Jessie Mihalik, Tamora Pierce, & More
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Articles / April 14, 2020

Rebel RECOMMENDED: Rebel by Beverly Jenkins is $1.99! Claudia wrote a guest review for this one before coming onboard. She gave it a B+: One of the greatest joys of reading this book was seeing Val reconnecting with her inner hellion, and starting to believe she too could experience a great love. The first novel in USA Today Bestselling Author Beverly Jenkins’ compelling new series follows a Northern woman south in the chaotic aftermath of the Civil War… Valinda Lacey’s mission in the steamy heart of New Orleans is to help the newly emancipated community survive and flourish. But soon she discovers that here, freedom can also mean danger. When thugs destroy the school she has set up and then target her, Valinda runs for her life—and straight into the arms of Captain Drake LeVeq. As an architect from an old New Orleans family, Drake has a deeply personal interest in rebuilding the city. Raised by strong women, he recognizes Valinda’s determination. And he can’t stop admiring—or wanting—her. But when Valinda’s father demands she return home to marry a man she doesn’t love, her daring rebellion draws Drake into an irresistible intrigue. Add to Goodreads To-Read List → You can find ordering…

HaBO: Bathing Hero Compromises Heroine
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Articles / April 14, 2020

This HaBO request is from Elaine, who is looking for a historical romance: This novel takes place after Waterloo. The heroine is collecting for charity. She goes to the home of her brothers best friend. He is in the bath. The butler thinks she is someone else and takes her to the bedroom. The couple is forced to marry. Sarah and I both agree this HaBO reminds us of poetry – HaBOetry.