The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan

 Rating: B        Romance: 4/5          Raunch: 3/5 Redonk Nutshell: Two unlikely people hiding in plain sight fall in love I always enjoy whatever Courtney Milan has to offer up, and The Heiress Effect was no different. That said, I had a hard time finding my words in describing this installment […]

To Tempt the Devil by C.J. Archer

Rating: C Romance: 3/5      Raunch: — I’m excited to welcome a guest post by The Little Red Hen! She read and offered to review a book for The Raunch Dilettante. Redonk Nutshell: Good girl tries not to fall for dangerous bad boy To Tempt the Devil is a fun, flirty read with some lovely steamy bits. […]

When She Was Wicked by Anne Barton

Rating: A Romance: 4/5              Raunch: 3.5/5 “Though it might seem strange, there’s something very right about you and me. Together. Do you feel it, too?” The sincerity, the vulnerability, in his voice touched her soul. But he was wrong about this. They did not belong together – not truly. They […]

His At Night by Sherry Thomas

He wanted to give her some warning. “My story, it isn’t always happy.” “No story is, or it wouldn’t be a story; it’d be a paean.” Redonk Nutshell: Two people who fake their circumstances end up in a forced marriage There aren’t many authors I could trust to successfully pull off a plot like this […]

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean

No, there was nothing at ll to suggest that Lady Philippa Marbury, daughter of one of the most powerful peers in Britain, was anything other than a perfectly ordinary young woman. Nothing, that was, until she opened her mouth and said things like, ‘bipedal locomotion’. And ‘coitus’. Redonk Nutshell: Woman asks notorious gentleman to help […]

How to Tame a Willful Wife by Christy English

“I am your husband. Never speak to him or to any strange man without my express permission.” The idiotic high-handedness of that statement brought Caroline up short. Redonk Nutshell: Misogynist marries an independent woman and enters a war of wills It’s tempting within the first few chapters to give up on this book. It’s hero, Anthony Carrington, […]

A Notorious Countess Confesses by Julie Anne Long

It occurred to her that she’d never seen a man who was so…contained. Yes: That was precisely the right word. As though something in him, some potential, REQUIRED control. And whatever it was, whatever HE was, pulled at her. The way earth pulled water into it. It felt stronger than she was, and her entire life […]

How a Lady Weds a Rogue by Katharine Ashe

Redonk Nutshell: Woman  is forced to revise her plans of finding her mother when she runs into a charming yet haunted man Diantha Lucas is determined to track down and confront her wayward mother. When her plans go awry, she realizes she needs to seek out the help of a hero, a man who will […]

An Introduction to Pleasure by Jess Michaels

Redonk Nutshell: Woman new to the courtesan trade enlists training from a reclusive widower. Lysandra Keates has reached the end of her tether. She turns to a notorious courtesan for help, insisting she wants to become a courtesan in order to pay off her debts and get herself settled. She is put in touch with […]

The Secret to Seduction by Julie Anne Long

Redonk Nutshell: Vicar’s daughter gets in over her head when she meets a notorious poet Sabrina Fairleigh is a practical woman, a woman who has a firm desire to help those around her. She’s the adopted daughter of a vicar, her father the sole parent who has raised her. She has her eye on the […]

Sins of a Virgin by Anna Randol

“If you’re going to take credit for all the wicked things you did as a spy, you must also take credit for the good.” “Life isn’t a scale, Gabriel.” The fight had gone out of her voice. “Good deeds don’t’ cancel out the bad.” Redonk Nutshell: Retired spy & famed faux-courtesan hires a Bow Street runner […]

A Lady By Midnight by Tessa Dare

A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare Redonk Nutshell: Orphaned woman learns of her past while battling attraction to local Corporal Book 3 in Tessa Dare’s Spindle Cove series is A Lady by Midnight.  It’s the story of Kate Taylor, a local woman we’ve seen in the previous two books who gives music lessons. She’s sweet, patient […]