[Free eBook] A Gentleman’s Game by Theresa Romain [Regency Historical Horse-Racing Romantic Suspense]

A Gentleman’s Game by Theresa Romain is the 1st novel in the Romance of the Turf series of f/m historical sports romance with suspense elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series is centred around an aristocratic horse-racing family in Regency England, as various members find love and intrigue while dealing with rivalry, sabotage, scandals, disappearances, and suspected murder.

This installment stars a man looking into the suspicious illness of his family’s trained thoroughbreds just before the important Epsom Derby, who suspects his father’s new secretary, who has her own surprising reasons for a stake in their victory.

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[Free eBook] The Frenchwoman by Rosalind Laker [Vintage Regency Historical Romance]

The Frenchwoman by Rosalind Laker, a pseudonym for the late British author Barbara Øvstedal, an historical novelist whose American editor was former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is a standalone vintage f/m Regency historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1977 by Macdonald & Jane’s Publishers.

The story stars a Frenchwoman escaping the turmoil of the Napoleonic wars as an exile in Norfolk, with her betrothal to a cold stranger complicated by the passionate attraction she shares with his elder brother, sparking a potentially deadly struggle between them.

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[Free eBook] The Pirate and I by Katharine Ashe [Regency Historical Romance]

The Pirate and I by Katharine Ashe is a novella in her Devil’s Duke series of f/m Regency historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ Avon Impulse imprint.

The main series mostly takes place in England during the Regency era, but this installment follows some side characters to Scotland.

This story features an unusual reunion between a London perfume shop assistant entrusted with attending a professional gathering, who by chance encounters a neighbouring printer’s shop employee upon whom she had a crush, who disappeared mysteriously years ago and has changed greatly in the meanwhile. NB: The author has apparently incorporated her research about the period perfume industry into the story, if you enjoy extra historical detail.

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[Free eBook] An Unexpected Wish by Eileen Richards [Historical Romance]

An Unexpected Wish by Eileen Richards is the 1st novel in her A Lady’s Wish series of f/m historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’s Lyrical Press imprint.

The series is set during the Regency, and linked by the theme of a character making a wish on “the fabled Fairy Steps” (no other paranormal/supernatural elements). This story stars a plain, impoverished spinster as the wish-maker who is providing for her sisters, who finds herself suddenly surrounded by a slew of romantic suitors except the one she really wants, of course.

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[Free eBook] Gold for the Gay Masters by Denise Robins [Historical Drama Novel with Romance]

Gold for the Gay Masters by the late Denise Robins, a prolific and highly popular British romantic novelist back in the day, is the 1st novel in her Fauna Trilogy of vintage f/m romantic historical drama novels set in Georgian England, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Hodder & Stoughton.

This was originally published in 1954 using the Harriet Gray pseudonym. The series is an old school passionate dramatic generational saga involving high society scandal, akin to the works of later authors Jackie Collins and Barbara Taylor Bradford where the love story does not necessarily play out according to romance genre conventions and/or end happily ever after. This volume is centred around a heroine who rises from unfortunate beginnings as a slave and plaything to the wealthy, who escapes her seeming rescuer and becomes a dazzling socialite in Regency London, with her heart set on taking revenge upon the only man she has ever loved.

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[Free eBook] Luck Is No Lady by Amy Sandas [Historical Romance]

Luck Is No Lady by Amy Sandas is the 1st novel in her Fallen Ladies series of f/m Regency historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

This series is centred around the underworld of Regency London, starring protagonists with shady backgrounds and/or scandalous situations. This story pairs up the mathematically-talented daughter of a fiscally imprudent gentleman and an illegitimate nobleman’s son turned gambling venue owner as together, they fight crime! the former takes a dubious secret job as a bookkeeper to try and pay off her family’s debts.

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[Free eBook] Loving a Lost Lord by Mary Jo Putney [Historical Romance]

Loving a Lost Lord by Mary Jo Putney is the 1st novel in her Lost Lords series of f/m Regency historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’s Zebra imprint.

This is a Regency historical romance series centred around couples keeping unusual secrets from each other; a barrier of trust which they must overcome to achieve HEA. This story features an amnesiac Duke with mixed English and Indian heritage, who is convinced by a woman desperate to deter an unwanted suitor that he is actually her husband when she nurses him back to health after the accident that took his memory.

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[Free eBook] Wicked Designs by Lauren Smith [Regency Romantic Comedy]

Wicked Designs by Lauren Smith is is the 1st novel in her The League of Rogues series of f/m Regency historical romantic comedy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Samhain.

This is an historical romantic comedy series with suspense elements starring characters with shady relatives. This story involves an embezzler’s wholesome niece who is kidnapped by rakish duke with no idea what he’s getting into when he sets out to ruin her sinister uncle, as she decides that he’s the perfect marriage bait for escaping her oppressive family.

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[Free eBook] In the Spinster’s Bed by Sally MacKenzie [Regency Romance]

In the Spinster’s Bed by Sally MacKenzie is a novella at the #0.5 mark in her Spinster House of series of f/m Regency historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’ Zebra imprint.

The series is set set amongst a community of women who’ve retreated from society, and this story involves some sort of second chance reunion decades after some sort of scandal-filled incident that separated two old flames.

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[Free eBook] Must Love Dukes by Elizabeth Michels [Regency Romance]

Must Love Dukes by Elizabeth Michels is 1st novel in her Tricks of the Ton series of f/m Regency historical romances set amongst the aristocracy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’s Casablanca imprint.

This story involves an escalating series of dares between a duke and a lady who steals his heart as well as his second-hand pocket-watch.

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