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Which are the books in the Bareknuckle Bastards serie by Sara MacLean?

The serie about the Bareknuckle Bastards is written by Sara MacLean and there are three books in the serie. The books are not typical historical romance books (in my opinion). There is more action, more darkness and the ladies are independent and move around without chaperons or relativs. All of the books are steamy and filled with passion.
The story of the Bareknuckle Bastards begins whit 4 babies that are born on the same day, all of them connected to each other. Three boys and one girl. The boys all have the same father, a Duke, and they are all born outside of his marriage. The girl is born by his wife, the Duchess, but the Duke is not the father.

I highly recommend that you read the books about the Bareknuckle Bastards in the correct order. This is an on-going story that needs to be read in the correct order if you want a full understanding of the events.
Here is a guide to the books in the Bareknuckle Bastards serie and in which order you should read them:

Wicked and the wallflower

Wicked and the wallflower by Sarah MacLean

The wicked and the wallflower is the first book in the serie about the Bareknuckle Bastards. I have rated this book 5 star! I think it has it all. A good story, well written, passion and interesting characters.

Here you can read my review of the book.

Brazen and the beast

Brazen and the beast by Sarah MacLean

The second book in the Bareknuckle Bastards serie is also really good. I gave it a 4 star rating and I find it very entertaining. Really like how strong and independent Hattie is.

Here you can find my review of the book.

Daring and the Duke

Daring and the Duke by Sarah MacLean

The third book in the serie is in my opinion the weakest. Not a bing fan of this one. To me, it’s mostly annoying.

Here you can read my review of the book.

The books in the Bareknuckle Bastards

I hope this guide and my reviews are helpful. Which of the books is your favourite?

Which are the books in the Ravenels serie by Lisa Kleypas?

The books in the Ravenels serie is written by Lisa Kleypas. In this serie you will find some of my favourite historical romances.

I highly recommend to read the books in the Ravenels serie in the correct order. There are too many details that you as a reader won’t understand if you don’t read them in the correct order.
Here is a guide to the books in the Ravenels serie and in which order you should read them:

Cold-Hearted Rake

Cold Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas

The serie starts our strong with an excellent historical romance. I think the first book is well written with great characters, a lot of passion and an interesting story.
Here you can read my review of the book.

Marrying Winterborne

Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas

The second book, Marring Winterborne, is another one of my favourites. I love the way Helen takes control over her own destiny.

Here you can find my review of the book.

Devil in spring

Devil in spring by Lisa Kleypas

The third book, Devil in spring, is also a great story. Pandora, the main character, is described in a way so you understand that she has ADHD, which gives this book an extra twist. Also, a favourite couple for many of Lisa Kleypas readers have a great part of this story.

Here you can read my review of the book.

Hello stranger

Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas

Hello stranger is the fourth book in the Ravenels serie. A story about the first female doctor in England and a former Secret Service agent.

Here you can read my review of the book.

Devil’s daughter

Devil's Daughter by Lisa Kleypas

The fifth book, Devil’s daughter, is about West Ravenel and Phoebe, the daughter of Sebastian and Evie. Solid entertainment in this book!

Here you can read my review of the book.

Chasing Cassandra

Chasing Cassandra by Lisa Kleypas

The sixth book is another of my favourites in the Ravenels serie! Really enjoyed to read the story about Cassandra and Tom and how they relation evolved.

Here you can read my review of the book.

Devil in disguise

Devil in disguise by Lisa Kleypas

The seventh book in the Ravenels serie is about Meritt, daughter of Marcus and Lillian. She is a widow that takes care of her late husbands shipping business and trough work she get’s to know a Scottish whiskey distiller.

Here is my review of the book.

The books in the Ravenels serie

I hope this guide and my reviews are helpful and that you will enjoy the books as much as I have.

Which are the books in the Smythe-Smith Quartet serie by Julia Quinn?

From the author of the Bridgerton serie, Julia Quinn, is another serie that is set in the same time period. The serie about the Smythe-Smith quartet. You will find some of the characters from the Bridgerton serie in these books but they only play small parts in them.
The Smythe-Smith quartet is a music group with unmarried females from the families of Smythe-Smith. The only way to “escape” being a member of the quartet, and perform in their annual concert, is to get married. Let’s just say that the members of the quartet are rarely skilled musicians and that the members are quite desperate to leave the quartet.

You can read the books as stand alone, but I highly recommend to read them in the correct order. Some of the characters return in several of the books and to read the books in the correct order will give you a better understanding of all the events.
Here is a guide to the books in the Smythe-Smith serie and in which order you should read them:

Just like heaven

Just like heaven by Julia Quinn

Just like heaven is the first book in the serie about the Smythe-Smith quartet. It’s about Honoria, the youngest sister in the family, and Marcus – The Earl of Chatteris. Marcus is her older brothers best friend.

Here you can read my review of the book.

A night like this

A night like this by Julia Quinn

The second book in the Smythe-Smith quartet serie is about Daniel, the brother in the family, and Anne, his cousins governess. An impossible love story?

Here you can find my review of the book.

The sum of all kisses

The Sum Of All Kisses by Julia Quinn

In the third book, you will meet Sarah, a cousin to the family. She has been assigned an impossible mission. To keep the dreadful Hugh company during her cousins wedding.

Here you can read my review of the book.

The secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy

The Secrets Of Sir Richard Kenworthy by Julia Quinn

This is the fourth book is about another cousin, Iris. Why is Sir Richard interested in her? Iris cannot understand why and especially since the first time he met her was during her performance in the horrible annual concert.

Here you can read my review of the book.

The books in the Smythe-Smith serie

I hope this guide and my reviews are helpful. Which of the books is your favourite?