Book Hankerings 2018 — Historical Romance
Sure, the holidays are over. But you know what gift keeps on giving all year long? Books! Glorious, wonderful books. And as vigilant bibliophiles, we're taking a peek at what great books 2018 will bring us! Today, we’re ogling 2018 historical releases!
So far the Old West trilogy has completely enraptured fans, and we're certain the third and final book will do the same. In Tempest we'll finally learn what happens to Portia's sister, Regan Carmichael. At the end of Breathless, Regan began her journey as a mail-order bride, and fans will be excited to meet her intended ... and his daughter! Regan is such a firecracker, we're sure there's a delicious journey to her HEA!
It is no secret that the RT editors are smitten with Lisa Kleypas’s Ravenel family. Now that Helen and Winterborne have started a family and Pandora is happily married to Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, Cassandra is the next obvious Ravenel sibling to fall in love, right? Not quite! A new Ravenel sibling has burst onto the scene. Remember how Gabriel noted that special agent Ransom’s eyes were eerily similar to Pandora’s in Devil in Spring? The dashing officer of the law is a long lost Ravenel sibling and he’s head over heels for “competent” Dr. Garrett Gibson. We can’t wait to start reading!
Cat Sebastian is quickly becoming a historical favorite, and Unmasked by the Marquess is sure to keep readers glued to the pages! This series kicks off with a character who dresses as their male employer, realizes they don't identify as a woman, and then finds themselves falling for a finicky bisexual aristocrat. We love that Cat highlights LGBT characters in her historicals, and we can't wait to dive into this one!
What’s that? Sarah MacLean has a new series starting this summer? WELL THAT IS EXCELLENT NEWS! In her Barenuckle Bastards (great name) opener: there is, according to the blurb and in no particular order: a spinster wallflower longing for passion, a bastard son of a duke out for revenge whose name is Devil, a makeover (we’re assuming here), and this killer tagline: “Soon, Devil's carefully laid plans are in chaos and he must choose between everything he's ever wanted . . . and the only thing he's ever desired.” SO GOOD, RIGHT?
While Lord Alaric found love with Willa in Wilde in Love, his brother North was decidedly less lucky. By the end of the book, North and his fiancee Diana have split, and North is none too pleased. When he deigns to stop by the cottage Diana has been hiding in, the cries of a newborn babe give him quite a shock! Why did Diana leave? Who is the baby’s father? These are all questions we can’t wait to have answered when we read Too Wilde to Wed!
Stay tuned as we share more of our 2018 hankerings all week long! And be sure to let us know what book you're longin' for.
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