"A shining example of Bowen's ability to make readers both laugh (at the wry and witty dialogue) and cry (at the poignancy within the romance).  With wonderful characters, a quick pace, and heated sensuality, Bowen has a winner."
    -4.5 Stars  RT Book Reviews 


A Heros and Heartbreakers Best Read of 2015

"If Julia Quinn, Sarah MacLean, and Lisa Kleypas were to extract their writing DNA, mix it in a blender, and have a love child, Kelly Bowen would be it. A Good Rogue is Hard to Find is the second book in her Lords of Worth Series and does not disappoint."
     -Heros and Heartbreakers Reviews



"A Lady's Guide has adventure, discovery, redemption, and a captivating love story.  Bowen's writing is sensual, funny, and a joy to read."
     -The Reading Wench

"A Lady's Guide to Skirting Scandal is a gorgeous short romance, easy to read in a single sitting, but with plenty of spice to leave the reader entirely satisfied."
    -Love Reading Romance Reviews

the lords of worth series

A Good Rogue Is Hard to Find  Book 2


He thought he'd seen it all...

The rogue's life has been good to William Somerhall: He has his fortune, his racehorses, and his freedom. Then he moves in with his mother. It seems the eccentric Dowager Duchess of Worth has been barely skirting social disaster-assisted by one Miss Jenna Hughes, who is far too bright and beautiful to be wasting her youth as a paid companion. Now home to keep his mother from ruin, William intends to learn what's afoot by keeping his friends close - and the tempting Miss Hughes closer still. . . .

Until he meets her...


He's tall, dark, and damnably intelligent - unfortunately for Jenna. She and the duchess are in the "redistribution business," taking from the rich and giving to the poor, and it's going great - until he shows up. But even as William plots to make an honest woman out of her, Jenna will use all her wiles to reveal just how bad a rogue he can be . . .

A Lady's Guide to Skirting Scandal Book 2.5


A Lords of Worth Short Story  

available in e-book format


Lady Viola Hextall is bored - of the sea, her chaperones, and the woeful lack of available dukes on the ocean voyage from London to New York. Scrambling for any diversion short of jumping overboard, Viola strikes up a conversation with the ship's rough-hewn, blue-eyed surgeon - and discovers an immediate cure for what ails her...

To Nathaniel Shaw, Viola has the bearing of a lady and the spirit of an adventurer - an unlikely combination that he finds utterly irresistible. So he's hoping to convince Viola to leave the stifling ballrooms of London high society behind because there is a big, wide world just waiting for them to explore - together.

KELLY BOWEN

An RT Reviewers Choice Award Nominee

"In this delightful, poignant debut that sets Bowen on the path to become a beloved author, the innovative plot line and ending are only superseded by the likable, multidimensional characters: a strong-willed heroine and a heart-stealing hero. Get set to relish Bowen’s foray into the genre."              

           -RT Book Reviews



 "Fans of Julia Quinn and Sarah MacLean will adore I've Got My Duke to Keep Me Warm, with its quick banter, engaging heroine, and quirky cast of side characters (including poultry)!"

      -Lauren Willig, NYT Bestselling author


I've Got My Duke to Keep Me Warm 

Book 1


Where Secrets Smolder...


Calm. Cool. Collected. Gisele Whitby has perfected the art of illusion—her survival, after all, has depended upon it. Years ago, to escape an abusive husband, Gisele "disappeared." Now she must risk revealing her new identity to save another innocent girl from the same fate. But she needs a daring man for her scheme, and the rogue in question shows a remarkable talent . . . for shattering Gisele's carefully constructed façade and igniting her deepest desires.


...Passion Ignites.


This isn't the first time Jamie Montcrief has awakened naked and confused from a night of drinking. It is, however, the first time a stunningly beautiful woman offers him payment afterward. Gisele has a business proposition for him, a mission involving cunning thievery and a brazen rescue. How can he say no to a plot this dangerous . . . and a woman this delectable?

You're the Earl That I Want  Book 3


The earl doth protest. . .

For businessman Heath Hextall, inheriting an earldom has been a damnable nuisance. The answer: find a well-bred, biddable woman to keep his life in order and observe the required social niceties. But it's always been clear that Lady Josephine Somerhall is not that woman. Once a shy slip of a girl, Joss is now brilliant, beautiful chaos in a ball gown. . .


But the lady knows best...

In her heart, Joss has always loved Heath, the one person she's always been able to count on. That doesn't mean she wants to marry him though. Without a husband, Joss can do as she pleases - and now, it pleases her to solve the mystery of an encoded file given to Heath by a dying man. It's put Heath in peril once, and Joss won't let that happen again. She'll do what she must to ensure the earl's safety. And to remind him that what she lacks in convention, she makes up for in passion.

A Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2015 Award Winner

"Bowen strikes gold with her third Lords of Worth Regency.  This story has it all: romance, suspense, wit, and Bowen's trademark smart and slightly quirky characters.  Bowen's thrilling plot, spot-on pacing, and savvy characterization will delight her current fans and seduce new ones."
   -Publishers Weekly Starred Review


"Humor shines throughout Bowen's final Lords of Worth novel.  Her atypical characters' adventures quickly move the story forward, enchanting readers with their escapades and captivating them with their sexual tension.  Bowen is at the top of her game, and all readers could desire is more."
   -RT Book Reviews


A Kindles and Wine Best Read of 2015

This historical romance had a heroine who just might be my prototype for a perfect one! Even better, the hero was a perfect match for her – supporting her and challenging her, sometimes at the same time.

  -Kindles and Wine Reviews