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Sarah MacLean

USA flag (b.1978)

New York Times, Washington Post & USA Today bestseller Sarah MacLean is the author of historical romance novels that have been translated into more than  twenty languages. 

Sarah is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place at the nexus of gender and cultural studies. A romance columnist and co-host of the weekly romance novel podcast, Fated Mates, her work in support of romance and those who read it earned her a place on's Sheroes list and led Entertainment Weekly to call her "the elegantly fuming, utterly intoxicating queen of historical romance." Sarah is a graduate of Smith College & Harvard University. She lives in New York City.


Genres: Historical Romance, Romance, Young Adult Romance
Sarah MacLean recommends
The Look of Love (2011)
(Sullivans, book 1)
Bella Andre
"No one does sexy like Bella Andre."
In Total Surrender (2011)
(Secrets , book 3)
Anne Mallory
"Dark heroes and delicious romance - her books are amazing."
Darker Still (2011)
(Magic Most Foul, book 1)
Leanna Renee Hieber
"A lush gothic tale that begs for reading... I couldn't put it down."
Secret in Her Kiss (2012)
Anna Randol
"Unique and riveting!"
The Springsweet (2012)
(Vespertine, book 2)
Saundra Mitchell
"A gorgeous, unputdownable book that will stay with you long after it's through."
What Happens in Scotland (2013)
(Second Sons , book 1)
Jennifer McQuiston
"Clever and funny, charming and romantic... A fabulous storyteller."
What a Duke Dares (2014)
(Sons of Sin Trilogy , book 3)
Anna Campbell
"No one does dark heroes like Anna Campbell."
The Stolen Mackenzie Bride (2015)
(Mackenzies & McBrides, book 8)
Jennifer Ashley
"I love the Mackenzies- every one of them."
How the Duke Was Won (2016)
(Disgraceful Dukes, book 1)
Lenora Bell
"If you've been looking for a bold, new voice in historical romance, the search ends here. Lenora Bell is it."
A Duke to Remember (2016)
(Season for Scandal, book 2)
Kelly Bowen
"A charming, clever, and engaging storyteller not to be missed."
The Wicked Heir (2017)
(Spare Heirs, book 3)
Elizabeth Michels
"A simmering romance."
A Scandalous Deal (2018)
(Four Hundred, book 2)
Joanna Shupe
"Nothing makes me happier than a new book from Joanna Shupe!"
Duchess by Design (2018)
(Gilded Age Girls Club, book 1)
Maya Rodale
"Smart, sexy, fun!."
This Scot of Mine (2019)
(Rogue Files, book 4)
Sophie Jordan
"Deliciously sexy!."
Love Lettering (2019)
Kate Clayborn
"Love Lettering is delicious and beautiful and perfect."
You Had Me at Hola (2020)
Alexis Daria
"Soapy, smart and so sexy... with vibrant characters and electric chemistry comparable to the telenovelas that inspired it, you’ll be thrilled You Had Me At Hola doesn’t come with commercials!"
Tall, Duke, and Dangerous (2020)
(Hazards of Dukes, book 2)
Megan Frampton
"Make Megan Frampton your next read!."
A Groom of Her Own (2021)
(Scandalous Affairs, book 1)
Christi Caldwell
"Christi Caldwell writes a gorgeous book."
A Caribbean Heiress in Paris (2022)
(Las Leonas, book 1)
Adriana Herrera
"A triumph! Adriana Herrera is a fun, frothy, fiercely feminist voice in historical romance."
American Royalty (2022)
Tracey Livesay
"Tracey Livesay gets better and better. With American Royalty, Livesay delivers a scandalous, absolutely swoon-worthy romance that injects a straight shot of joy right into readers' hearts. With a superstar heroine who knows her worth and isn't afraid to speak it, and a hero who falls crown-over-heels for her, just as he should, American Royalty is everything a royal romance should be - a sharp, sexy, romantic ride culminating in one of the finest happily ever afters I've ever read. Tracey Livesay is one of the very best."
Aphrodite and the Duke (2022)
(DuBells, book 1)
J J McAvoy
"Full of lush gowns, longing looks and lingering secrets, Bridgerton lovers have found their next read in Aphrodite and the Duke. JJ McAvoy is a welcome new voice in historical romance."
The Wolf of Westmore (2022)
(Everleigh Sisters, book 3)
Amalie Howard
"A smart, sexy, deliciously feminist romance."
Before I Let Go (2022)
(Skyland, book 1)
Kennedy Ryan
"Every time Kennedy Ryan sits down to write a book, she is hunting big game from page one."
The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen (2023)
(Doomsday , book 1)
KJ Charles
"All I want from 2023 is romantic adventure and KJ Charles is delivering! The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen has it all: Smuggling! Blackmail! Secret rendezvous! Scoundrels! Sweethearts! Big feelings! KJ Charles is one of the best romance novelists writing today and The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen is proof. Historical romance at its finest."

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