Books Michelle Covet: Regency Lords and Ladies

Why Michelle covets these books: I read Regency romances like I eat like potato chips. I can't get enough. I love the drama of a lord and a lady falling in love amidst glittering Regency era and that inevitable happily ever after no matter how much the hero and heroine suffer along the way.

I've discovered Jennifer Ashley last year with Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage and I was hooked by her writing and the super sexy heroes she created in the Mackenzie brothers.

lordcameronThe Many Sins of Lord Cameron (Highland Pleasures #3) by Jennifer Ashley (out August 2011)
Lord Cameron Mackenzie is intrigued when he finds the pretty widow, Ainsley Douglas, hiding in the window seat of his bedchamber. Cam remembers Ainsley Douglas all right—six years ago, he’d caught her in this very bedchamber, during a house party in the Mackenzies’ Scottish manor. Enchanted by her ingenuous excuses, he decided to seduce her, but stopped shy when she’d made a rather touching appeal about her “good husband who didn’t deserve to be heartbroken.”

Later, Cameron learned that her visit to his bedchamber was part of some female intrigue against him, the kind his late wife used to practice. Ainsley protested her innocence, but Cameron’s anger made him never want to see her again. Now she’s back, at another houseparty—and Cameron finds the gray-eyed minx in his bedchamber, again. Her excuses are just as ingenuous, but this time Cameron is determined to teach her a lesson.

They have unfinished business, Cameron tells her. He asks her how many of her many buttons she’ll let him unclasp, promising that before the houseparty is over, she’ll be asking him to undo them all.

Ainsley’s dismay is real. She’s on a mission to prevent embarrassment to Queen Victoria, and time is running out. Though the needs he’d stirred long ago during her unhappy marriage rise again, she knows it would be foolish to fall for love-them-and-leave-them Cameron Mackenzie.

But he asks her a question that challenges her beliefs about love and happiness, and she finds herself risking all to be with the black sheep of the Mackenzie family.

For more info about The Many Sins of Lord Cameron and the other books in the Highland Pleasures series, visit the author's website. Clicking on the cover will take you to the book's Goodreads page.

Mary Balogh's Mistress series were one of the first romances I've read and I'm so excited that she's finally writing Angeline Dudley's story.

secretmistressThe Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh (out July 2011)
Lady Angeline Dudley is poised to make her coming-out. A lady of her stature is expected to catch a wealthy, titled gentleman of the ton, but Angeline harbors a secret wish: to marry a simple, ordinary man. When Edward Ailsbury, the new Earl of Heyward, rescues her from public embarrassment, Angeline falls instantly in love. But the stuffy Earl has little concern for Angeline. Edward wishes only to wed an old friend for an amicable companionship, a good match for his staid persona. But Angelina may show Edward that comfort is no match for passion...

For an excerpt and more info about The Secret Mistress, visit the author's website. Clicking on the cover will take you to the book's Goodreads page.

What romance novel(s) do you "covet" this week?
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"Books I Covet" is a weekly or bi-weekly blog post series I am going to be doing here.
It will feature books I am very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. It is similar to the "Waiting On" meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. However, some of the books may already be published and others may still be in pre-order. I will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date if they're available. Click on the WoW image on the left to join in!


  1. I like the romance part of the books and it does not necessarily have to be Edwardian or Regency. Even the romance of Pride and Prejudice pleases me!

  2. I covet this book, too. The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie is one of my all time favorites.


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