A Rose At Midnight

From what I've seen, you either love or hate this style of romance. I'm in the "love" category. This one takes place after the French Revolution with a past-redemption hero and a heroine who is a fierce survivor. 

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The Cuckoo's Calling

I'm re-reading this first in the Cormoran Strike contemporary detective series by J.K. Rowling, writing as Robert Gailbraith.  I really like the main character, former military police turned private eye. By the way, there's also a new C.B. Strike TV series.