Historical Romance Review: Devil’s Desire by Laurie McBain

For me, Devil’s Desire was a bland Regency romance written by Laurie McBain. 2 1/2 stars

Historical Romance Review: The Masquers, aka Splendid Torment, by Natasha Peters

Natasha Peter’s Splendid Torment–originally published as The Masquers– takes us to late 18th century Venice, to the world of Fosca Loredan, a titian-haired young noblewoman trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older nobleman.

Historical Romance Review: Dangerous Obsession by Natasha Peters

Dangerous Obsession is the sequel to Natasha Peters’ first book, Savage Surrender, although the relation between the books is not revealed until midway through this 630 page epic.

Historical Romance Review: The Taming by Jude Deveraux

The Taming Jude Deveraux Medieval romance where Lady Liana marries Sir Rogan and gets more than she bargained for!

Historical Romance Review: Escape Not My Love by Elaine Coffman

Elaine Coffman’s Escape Not My Love is a fantastic old school romance with a dominant hero and spunky, defiant heroine. This western historical is set in Mexico & Texas.

Favorite Historical Romance Author Poll

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Click on the poll to choose your favorite historical romance author. Leave a comment and let’s talk romance!


Hello, there! Hope all of you in the northern hemisphere are enjoying the return of Spring. To those folks located in the southern hemisphere, enjoy your Autumn, as it too is a beautiful time of year.

Historical Romance Review: Across a Starlit Sea by Rebecca Brandewyne

Across a Starlit Sea was a tempestuous romance written by Rebecca Brandewyne. This was a sequel to one of my all-time beloved love stories, Upon a Moon-Dark Moor.

Historical Romance Review: A Heart So Wild by Johanna Lindsey

In a Heart So Wild by Johanna Lindsey a Courtney hires Chandos to help her trek across the west to find her father and instead she and Chandos find love.

Historical Romance Review: Skye O’Malley by Bertrice Small

Skye O'Malley

In Skye O’Malley by Bertrice Small a beautiful Irish woman in the Elizabethan Tudor era experiences adventures and love with many men.

Welcome to Sweet Savage Flame

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Hello to all lovers of bodice rippers and vintage historical romances (pre-21st Century). Historical romance isn’t what it used to be. The romance genre has evolved greatly over the years, but there remains a soft spot in my heart for the books of old.

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