A 2018 Romance Writers of America RITA Award Finalist for Best Historical (long)
"Bowen delivers with this exquisite written historical romance, whose richly nuanced characters, unexpected flashes of dry wit, and superbly sensual love story will have readers sighing happily in satisfaction."
-Booklist, starred review
"Bowen's third Season for Scandal Regency is a single sitting read whose main characters are as diverting as they are seductive. Fun, intrigue, and romance crescendo in a whopping plot twist. Bowen's romances are always delightful and this is one of her best yet."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review
A Best Romance of February 2017 Selection - Amazon Books
"Exciting action, dueling wits, and an explosive attraction make this a show-stopping historical."
-The Amazon Book Review
A Best Romance Audiobooks of 2017 Selection - AudioFile
The 2017 Romance Writers of America RITA Award Winner for Best Historical (Short)
RT Book Reviews Top Pick - 4 1/2 Stars
"The powerful emotions, action, adventure, and passion are what readers desire, and Bowen delivers, and brings readers her most memorable characters yet. Many will cherish this beautifully rendered tale."
-RT Book Reviews
"In her second Season for Scandal novel, Bowen once again sets up one of her fabulous Regency-era women in such unusual circumstances that it’s no wonder the eponymous duke finds her irresistible. Guaranteed to charm Regency fans."
A Best Romance of 2016 Selection - Amazon Books
"This isn't a Regency comedy of manners. It's way better. This bright, surprising romance sets aside the intricate social rules and focuses on forging trust and love even when it seems like the whole world is against you."
-The Amazon Book Review
Love takes the stage...
Elise deVries is not what she seems. By night, the actress captivates London theatergoers with her chameleon-like ability to slip inside her characters. By day, she uses her mastery of disguise to work undercover for Chegarre & Associates, an elite agency known for its discreet handling of indelicate scandals. But when Elise is tasked with locating the missing Duke of Ashland, she finds herself center stage in a real-life drama.
Noah Ellery left the glamour of the London aristocracy to pursue a simpler life in the country. He’s managed to avoid any complications or entanglements—that is, until he lays eyes on Elise and realizes there’s more to this beautiful woman than meets the eye. But when Elise reveals her real identity—and her true feelings for him—the runaway duke must confront the past he left behind . . . to keep the woman he loves forever.
Best of the Year in Romance 2016 Selection - Kobo Books
RT Book Reviews Top Pick - 4 1/2 stars
"Bowen begins her Season for Scandal series with a non-stop murder-mystery that sizzles with sexual tension. This suspenseful tale unfolds quickly, and readers will be captivated by the well-drawn characters who move Bowen's inventive plot forward."
-RT Book Reviews
"In her latest, Kelly Bowen offers up a vibrant, clever heroine in Ivory Moore — think Olivia Pope in a corset. The romance here is deeply satisfying, and Bowen excels in writing secondary characters and scenes. What’s more, the nooks and crannies of this book are delightful, much like those in our real world, perfect to be discovered alongside true love."
-Sarah MacLean for the Washington Post
A Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2016 Selection
"Bowen's irresistible Regency is like the most popular debutante at the ball: pretty, witty, mysterious, and full of coquettish allure. From the first line to the happy dénouement, Bowen builds enough romantic heat to melt midwinter snow."
-Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Best Romance of February Selection - Amazon Books
"Funny at times and deftly pulling heartstrings at others, Bowen delivers a new, strong heroine in a year that I'm predicting is going to be all about girl power."
-The Amazon Book Review
Their love was always in the cards...
He should have thrown her out. But when club owner Alexander Lavoie catches a mysterious blonde counting cards at his vingt-et-un table, he's more intrigued than angry. He has to see more of this beauty - in his club, in his office, in his bed. But first he'll have to devise a proposition she can't turn down.
Gossip said he was an assassin. Common sense told her to stay away. But Angelique Archer was desperate, and Lavoie's club offered a surefire way to make quick money - until she got caught. Instead of throwing her out though, the devil offers her a deal: come work for him. Refusing him means facing starvation, but with a man so sinfully handsome and fiercely protective, keeping things professional might prove impossible . . .
Lady Charlotte Beaumont has spent her whole life being ignored. By her parents, her brother, even the servants. So she was secretly able to develop her talent for painting well beyond the usual watercolors. Too bad no one will let her actually use it-women are rarely accepted into the Royal Academy. But when a connection at the Haverhall School for Young Ladies gets Charlotte her dream commission, she'll do whatever it takes to make it work. Including disguising herself as "Charlie."
Flynn Rutledge has something to prove. His lowly upbringing is not going to stop him from achieving his artistic dreams. This commission is the key to his future, and his partner, an unknown youth in oversized clothes who is barely old enough to shave, doesn't exactly inspire confidence. But Charlie does inspire Flynn's artistic passion-something he worried he might have lost forever. For all his street smarts, nothing can prepare Flynn for the shock of Charlie's true identity. He doesn't care that she's a woman, but a lady of the ton is a different matter altogether . .
Scandal can be handled...
Captain Maximus Harcourt, the unconventional tenth Duke of Alderidge, can deal with tropical storms, raging seas, and the fiercest of pirates. But he's returned home from his latest voyage to find a naked earl - quite inconveniently deceased - tied to his missing sister's bed. And he has only one place to turn. Now he's at the mercy of the captivating Miss Ivory Moore of Chegarre & Associates, known throughout London for smoothing over the most dire of scandals.
Miss Moore treats the crisis as though it were no more serious than a cup of spilt tea on an expensive rug. As though this sort of thing happened on the job every day. Max has never in all his life met a woman with such nerve. Her dark eyes are too wide, her mouth is too full, her cheekbones too sharp. Yet together, she's somehow...flawless. It's just like his love for her, imperfect, unexpected - yet absolutely true.
"A story which packs quite a punch - deep characters, meaningful dialogue, disguises, triumphs, travails, and a happy-ever-after."
- A Desert Isle Keeper from All About Romance
"A charming, romantic love story that left this fan hungry for more."
- Romantic Historical Reviews