Review: Any Groom Will Do by Charis Michaels

Reviewed by Jen

I’m going to admit, I had some grave reservations about this book after reading the prologue. It sets up the heroine as barren from an illness she had when she was eight years old, with what seemed like very little evidence to support it. Then, it made it sound like she grew up without ever getting her period. Does this happen from illness? Can it? I felt like this was all an elaborate set-up for a miracle baby after the woman lives to the ripe age of 27 as a spinster. I couldn’t be more happy to report that I was wrong and I could have let myself enjoy this book (even more than I did, which was quite a but) without my suspicions hanging over my head.

So the heroine is Willow, the (really) barren daughter of an earl and all she wants out of life is to go live with her aunt and uncle in London and be an apprentice in their design business. Unfortunately, her aunt is a bit of a pariah in the family and as an unmarried woman, Willow doesn’t get to make any choices about her own life. Add to that, two of her friends are just as desperate for their freedom, and she is sufficiently motivated to come up with a scheme to save them all. [Read more…]

Review: The Virgin and the Viscount by Charis Michaels

virgin and the viscountReviewed by Jen

This isn’t your average sweet historical, where the heroine falls for the hero at first sight across a crowded ballroom. No, Elisabeth meets Bryson in the brothel where she was sold after a kidnapping at just 15 years old.  He was to be her first customer, but he didn’t want to be there any more than she did and they escaped together. She never forgot the young man who saved her life, but she never saw him again… until now. [Read more…]