Minerva Spencer hit the scene like a tornado with her Outcasts series and she’s been writing up a storm ever since!
To say her books are intense is an understatement. The main characters are pirates, privateers and survivors of harems! They are most definitely outcasts, but they’re also devoted to each other and ready to start life anew in England. Which, of course, is a challenge, because England isn’t quite ready for these larger-than-life personalities who’ve seen the dramatic side of life, and, while they might they’re looking for peace and English politesse, they have a bit more turmoil in front of them before they get there.
These books are fantastic, though perhaps a little darker than your typical romance. Of course, the payout is equally climactic and thrilling.
As you can likely tell, I highly recommend them!
I’m also looking forward to her November release, NOTORIOUS, which sounds delicious. (details below)
Spencer also writes as S.M. La Violette, and her Academy of Love series has garnered equal acclaim, and she’ll be launching her historical mystery series under the pen name S. Goodwin. So check out all of her books!
The cure for a willful wife . . .
Drusilla Clare is full of opinions about why a woman shouldn’t marry. But that doesn’t stop the rush of desire she feels each time her best friend’s brother, notorious rake Gabriel Marlington, crosses her path. So imagine her dismay when she finds herself in the clutches of a scoundrel, only to be rescued by Gabriel himself. And when Gabriel’s heartless—and heart-pounding—proposal comes, it’s enough to make Dru’s formidable resolve crumble . . .
. . . is a smitten husband.
She’s sharp-tongued, exasperating—and due to one careless moment—about to become his wife. Still, something about Drusilla has Gabriel intrigued. First there’s the delicious flush of her skin every time she delivers a barb—and then the surprisingly sensual feel of her in his arms. Gabriel even finds himself challenged by her unusual philosophies. And when he discovers a clandestine rival for Dru’s affection, his temperature flares even hotter. But the real threat to their happiness is one neither of the newlyweds sees coming. If they’re to save their future—and their very lives—they’ll need to trust in each other and their growing love.
(This review is part of Read-A-Romance Month. Hope you’ll come back every day to check out my book recommendations. You can find the calendar here. Also check out The Romance of Reading, a Facebook “book club” where we’ll have great authors guest hosting every week.)
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