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Historical Romance Starter Pack

Historical Romance Starter Pack

Drama! Intrigue! Lust! Laughs! Romance, but in the past. Here's where to start! Diverse stories, characters, and authors abound!

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Butterfly Swords

Tang Dynasty: Book #1

By Jeannie Lin
Narrated by: Sarah Lam
Length: 10 hours 42 minutes

Winner of the Golden Heart Award for historical romance, Jeannie Lin's Butterfly Swords combines riveting period detail and thrilling action for a romantic adventure set during China's Tang dynasty. Princess Ai Li, fleeing from an undesirable marriage, enlists the aid of warrior Ryam, and love soon begins to blossom. In a starred review,... Read more »

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Fool Me Twice

Rules for the Reckless: Book #2

By Meredith Duran
Narrated by: Alison Larkin
Length: 11 hours 45 minutes

Sensible and lonely, Olivia Mather survives by her wits—and her strict policy of avoiding trouble. But when she realizes that the Duke of Marwick might hold the secrets of her family's past, she does the unthinkable, infiltrating his household as a maid. She'll clean his study and rifle through his papers looking for information.

Alastair de... Read more »

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Band Sinister

By KJ Charles
Narrated by: Cornell Collins
Length: 7 hours 59 minutes

Sir Philip Rookwood is the disgrace of the county. He's a rake and an atheist, and the rumours about his hellfire club, the Murder, can only be spoken in whispers. (Orgies. It's orgies.)

Guy Frisby and his sister Amanda live in rural seclusion after a family scandal. But when Amanda breaks her leg in a riding accident, she's forced to... Read more »

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Cold-Hearted Rake

By Lisa Kleypas
Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
Length: 11 hours 3 minutes

Lisa Kleypas is back with a stunning new historical romance!

Readers have long waited for the return of New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas to historical romance—and now she's back with her most breathtaking yet.

A twist of fate . . .

Devon Ravenel, London's most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new...

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Wicked and the Wallflower

The Bareknuckle Bastards Book I

By Sarah MacLean
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
Length: 12 hours 39 minutes

When Wicked Comes Calling . . .

When a mysterious stranger finds his way into her bedchamber and offers his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees—on one condition. She’s seen enough of the world to believe in passion, and won’t accept a marriage without it.

The Wallflower Makes a Dangerous Bargain . . .

Bastard son of a duke and...

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Three Weeks With Lady X

Desperate Duchesses: Book #7

By Eloisa James
Narrated by: Susan Duerden
Length: 11 hours 24 minutes

The next fabulous romance by New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James.

Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized façade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India.

Exquisite, headstrong, and independent, India vows to make...

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Just Like Heaven

By Julia Quinn
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
Length: 9 hours 56 minutes

Once again, #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn transports her readers to historical romance heaven! Quinn’s Just Like Heaven is the dazzling first installment of a delightful quartet of Regency Era-set tales featuring the romantic exploits of the well-meaning but less-than-accomplished Smythe-Smith musicians—in this case, a... Read more »

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Passions of a Wicked Earl

By Lorraine Heath
Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
Length: 8 hours 3 minutes

With Passions of a Wicked Earl, USA Today and New York Times bestseller Lorraine Heath kicks off a new series of delightfully sinful historical romance novels featuring “London’s Greatest Lovers.” The first romantic adventure involving the titled and rakish sons of a scandalous Dowager Duchess and their tales of passion, pleasure, and love,...

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Lord of Scoundrels

The Débauchés Series: Book #3

By Loretta Chase
Narrated by: Kate Reading
Length: 11 hours 38 minutes

They call him many names, but angelic isn't one of them.

Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain, is big, bad, and dangerous to know. No respectable woman would have anything to do with the "Bane and Blight of the Ballisters," and he wants nothing to do with respectable women. He's determined to continue doing what he does best—sin...

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A Week to Be Wicked

Spindle Cove: Book #2

By Tessa Dare
Narrated by: Carolyn Morris
Length: 10 hours 58 minutes

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

When a devilish lord and a bluestocking set off on the road to ruin . . . time is not on their side.

Minerva Highwood, one of Spindle Cove's confirmed spinsters, needs to be in Scotland.

Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, a rake of the first order, needs to be . . . anywhere but Spindle Cove.

These unlikely partners...

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The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie

Mackenzies / Highland Pleasures

By Jennifer Ashley
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Length: 9 hours 45 minutes

It was whispered all through London Society that Ian Mackenzie was mad, that he’d spent his youth in an asylum, and was not to be trusted-especially with a lady. Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord. Despite his decadence and his intimidating intelligence, she could see that he needed help- her help.

Because suddenly the...

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The Queer Principles of Kit Webb

A Novel

By Cat Sebastian
Narrated by: Joel Leslie
Length: 9 hours 11 minutes

Critically acclaimed author Cat Sebastian makes her trade paperback debut in a stunning historical romance about a reluctantly reformed highwayman and the aristocrat who threatens to steal his heart.

Kit Webb has left his stand-and-deliver days behind him. But dreary days at his coffee shop have begun to make him pine for the heady rush of...

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Indigo

By Beverly Jenkins
Narrated by: Robin Eller
Length: 13 hours 34 minutes

As a child, Hester Wyatt escaped slavery, but now the dark-skinned beauty is a member of Michigan's Underground Railroad, offering other runaways a chance at the freedom she has learned to love.
When one of her fellow conductors brings her an injured man to hide, Hester doesn't hesitate . . . even after she is told about the price on his head.... Read more »

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