The Duke Diaries by Sophia Nash

Rating: A Romance: 4/5     Raunch: 3/5 If there’s one thing I’ve learned, Rory, it’s this: everyone wants and needs love, whether they have the courage to admit it or not. Redonk Nutshell: A childhood crush comes to fruition after a forced engagement takes a turn A love a strong heroine who has no […]

Baby You’re a Firework

Halfway through 2013. Can I get a WHAAAAAT??!? Here are a few of the top rated books so far in 2013 that really lit our fires here at The Raunch Dilettante: New Fiction: Addicted, Charlotte Stein Erotica writer ventures outside herself in order to spice up her writing and meets a man who lights her […]

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, […]

Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks

I’m pleased to introduce my latest Rauncher, Olivia Somerset! *cheers* She’s fairly new to the Highlander genre, so I was excited to give her Maya Banks’ latest. Here is her take: Redonk Nutshell: Arranged political marriage results in interesting twist of romance The King wants to join bitter allies, the Montgomerys and the Armstrongs, so […]

Seven Years to Sin by Sylvia Day

I have wanted you for so long now,” he said roughly, “I’ve no memory of how it feels to be devoid of the craving. But you must know what you do. I need you to think of who you are and where you are and who I am. Think of how things will be once […]

A Night Like This by Julia Quinn

“If you’re brave enough to want me, I will marry you.” He pulled her against him, kissing her with all the passion, and fear, and emotion he’d been holding inside of him for a week. “Bravery has nothing to do with it,” he told her, and he almost laughed, he was so exquisitely happy. “It’s […]

The Runaway Duke by Julie Anne Long

He’d been ridiculous. His thrashing thoughts, his grand confusion and torment and helplessness – it was only love, had always been love, he supposed.  It was no precipice he stood at, or rather precipices have little meaning when one finally acknowledges that one has wings. Redonk Nutshell: A friends-to-lovers story of a woman who runs […]

The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James

Redonk Nutshell: Brutally honest heroine finds herself drawn to a straight laced duke This is the 3rd in Eloisa James’s fairy tale inspired regency romance series. The fairy tale? The princess and the pea. Olivia Lytton has been engaged to her fiancee from the cradle. Duke of Canterwick is mentally disabled. He’s slow. He’s sweet as […]

The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by Jennifer Ashley

Redonk Nutshell: Slow simmering attraction pulls an opposing man and woman in each other’s direction First some background: This is the 3rd book in a series about four Scottish brothers with serious reputations.  One thing that can be said for all of them is that they’re hardheaded.  And wear kilts. Ainsley Douglas is having deja-vu […]

Perilous Pleasures by Jenny Brown

Redonk Nutshell: Man responsible for returning a virginal ward to his master falls in love with her Perilous Pleasures is the 3rd book in Jenny Brown’s astrological regency series.  Yes, you read that right.  This was my first time reading anything by Ms. Brown, so I went into this series as a foundling. Adam Ramsay is […]

A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean

“I’m going to corrupt you,” he promised her skin, one hand sliding down the swell of her stomach, feeling the way the muscles there tensed and quivered at his touch. “I’m going to turn you from light to dark, from good to bad. I’m going to ruin you.”  She didn’t care. She was his. He […]

How Miss Rutherford Got Her Groove Back by Sophie Barnes

Redonk Nutshell: When the man she’s been in love with since her childhood proposes to her best friend, Emily takes solace in the arms of his cousin Emily Rutherford is heartbroken when Adrian, her friend (and love of her life) proposes to her best friend.  When Francis, Adrian’s cousin, offers to take her and her […]