Cross-Dressing & In Disguise

Romances involving lead characters in disguise, women who dress as men, and lead characters who ugly themselves up to be unappealing to prospective mates.

(List begun 10/97, updated 06/14)

 

Medieval Romances
Regency Romances
European Historical Romances
American Historical/Frontier Romances
Contemporary Romances

 

Medieval Romances

  • The Secret Swan (2001) by Shana Abe (A at AAR)
  • No Man's Son (1961) by Doris Sutcliffe Adams
  • Lord of My Heart (1992) by Jo Beverley
  • Dark Champion (1993) by Jo Beverley
  • The Beacon at Alexandria (1986) by Gillian Bradshaw
  • The Bartered Bridegroom (2000) by Teresa DesJardien (B- at AAR)
  • The Conquest (1991) by Jude Devereaux
  • Velvet Song (1983) by Jude Deveraux
  • The Tarnished Lady (1995) by Sandra Hill
  • The Angel and the Sword (2000) by Cecelia Holland
  • Lord of a Thousand Nights (2002) by Madeline Hunter(B+ at AAR)
  • Dreams of Lilacs (2014) by Lynn Kurland
  • From This Moment On (2002) by Lynn Kurland (B at AAR)
  • Border Lord (1993) by Arnette Lamb
  • Joining (1999) by Johanna Lindsey(B at AAR)
  • Come Back to Me (2001) by Josie Litton (A- at AAR)
  • Forbidden (1993) by Elizabeth Lowell (A at AAR)
  • The Last Knight (2000) by Candice Proctor
  • Heaven's Fire (1996) by Patricia Ryan
  • The Robber Bride (1999) by Deborah Simmons (B at AAR)

Regency Romances

  • Lord Carew's Bride (1995) by Mary Balogh (A at AAR)
  • A Masked Deception (1983) by Mary Balogh
  • Lord Monteith's Gift (1998) by Nancy Butler
  • The Bartered Bridegroom (2000) by Teresa DesJardien (B- at AAR)
  • An Uncommon Governess (1998) by Monique Ellis
  • The Silverton Scandal (2003) by Amanda Grange
  • The Masquer (1980) by Denise Greenlea - COV-50
  • The Corinthian (1940) by Georgette Heyer
  • False Colours (1963) by Georgette Heyer
  • The Masqueraders (1928) by Georgette Heyer
  • These Old Shades (1926) by Georgette Heyer (A at AAR)
  • A Madcap Scheme (1987) by Karla Hocker
  • Red Sky at Night, Lover's Delight? (1977) by Jane Aiken Hodge
  • The Irish Rogue (1999) by Emma Jensen (B+/B at AAR)
  • Libby's London Merchant (1991) by Carla Kelly (A at AAR)
  • Miss Grimsley's Oxford Career (1992) by Carla Kelly
  • With this Ring (1997) by Carla Kelly (A at AAR)
  • The Bad Baron's Daughter (1978) by Laura London (A at AAR)
  • The Runaway Duke (2004) by Julie Anne Long (A at AAR)
  • The Belle of Bath (1981) by Dorothy Mack - CR-666
  • Lady in Disguise (2003) by Amanda McCabe (B- at AAR)
  • A Diamond in the Rough (2001) by Andrea Pickens (B at AAR)
  • The Rake and the Reformer (1989) by Mary Jo Putney (A at AAR)
  • Miss Darby's Duenna (1999) by Sheri Cobb South (B at AAR)
  • Fool's Masquerade (1984) by Joan Wolf

European Historical Romances

  • Stolen Charms (1999) by Adele Ashworth (B+ at AAR)
  • Thief of Dreams (1998) by Mary Balogh (B+ at AAR)
  • My Favorite Marquess (2006) by Alexandra Bassett
  • More than a Mistress (2001) by Mary Balogh(A- at AAR)
  • My Lady Notorious (1993) by Jo Beverley (B+ at AAR)
  • Something Wicked (1998) by Jo Beverley
  • Wild Cat (1979) by Laura Black
  • The Forbidden Rose (2010) by Joanna Bourne(A at AAR)
  • The Imposter (2003) by Celeste Bradley
  • The Spy (2004) by Celeste Bradley (B at AAR)
  • All Through the Night (1997) by Connie Brockway (A/C at AAR)
  • Playing the Jack (1985) by Mary Brown
  • A Deal with the Devil (2004) by Liz Carlyle (B+ at AAR)
  • My False Heart (1999) by Liz Carlyle (B+ at AAR)
  • The Lady's Secret (2011) by Joanna Chambers
  • The Last Hellion (1998) by Loretta Chase(A/C at AAR)
  • The Lion's Daughter (1992) by Loretta Chase
  • Midsummer Magic (1987) by Catherine Coulter (A at AAR)
  • Red Roses Mean Love (1999) by Jackie D'Alessandro (B at AAR)
  • Song for Sophia (2013) by Moriah Densley(B at AAR)
  • A Well Pleasured Lady (1997) by Christina Dodd (A at AAR)
  • Bride of the Wind (1992) by Shannon Drake
  • Fool Me Twice (2013) by Meredith Duran(B at AAR)
  • Lady Rogue (1997) by Suzanne Enoch
  • The Danger of Desire (2011) by Elizabeth Essex(B+ at AAR)
  • Wishful Thinking from the anthology When You Wish (1997) by Jane Feather(A- at AAR)
  • Minuet (1980) by Jennie Gallant (Joan Smith)
  • The Wagering Widow (2004) by Diane Gaston (B+ at AAR)
  • A Season to be Sinful (2005) by Jo Goodman(A- at AAR)
  • How to Master Your Marquis (2014) by Juliana Gray(B at AAR)
  • These Old Shades (1926) by Georgette Heyer (A at AAR)
  • Seduced (1994) by Virginia Henley (A at AAR)
  • Beyond Seduction (2002) by Emma Holly (B- at AAR)
  • The Raven Princes (2006) by Elizabeth Hoyt(A- at AAR)
  • A Countess Below Stairs (1981) by Eva Ibbotson(A at AAR)
  • Beast (1997) by Judith Ivory (A at AAR)
  • The Proposition (1999) by Judith Ivory(A at AAR)
  • Duchess by Night (2008) by Eloisa James(B at AAR)
  • The Forbidden Lord (1999) by Sabrina Jeffries (A-/B at AAR)
  • The Prince of Midnight (1990) by Laura Kinsale (A at AAR)
  • Because You're Mine (1997) by Lisa Kleypas (B at AAR)
  • Somewhere I'll Find You (1996) by Lisa Kleypas
  • Captain Jack's Woman (1997) by Stephanie Laurens
  • A Secret Love (2000) by Stephanie Laurens (B at AAR)
  • Gentle Rogue (1990) by Johanna Lindsey
  • Man of My Dreams (1992) by Johanna Lindsey
  • A Prince Among Men (1997) by Kate Moore
  • Moonstruck Madness (1977) by Laurie McBain
  • A Reckless Beauty (2007) by Kasey Michaels (B at AAR)
  • The Heiress Effect (2013) by Courtney Milan(A at AAR)
  • Unveiled (2011) by Courtney Milan(B+ at AAR)
  • For the Love of a Soldier (2013) by Victoria Morgan(A at AAR)
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905) by Baroness Orczy
  • Angel Rogue (1995) by Mary Jo Putney (A at AAR)
  • The Rake (1998) by Mary Jo Putney (A at AAR)
  • Silk and Secrets (1992) by Mary Jo Putney (A- at AAR)
  • The Wild Child (1999) by Mary Jo Putney (A at AAR)
  • Mistress (1994) by Amanda Quick
  • An Offer From a Gentleman (2001) by Julia Quinn(B+ at AAR)
  • How to Marry a Marquis (1999) by Julia Quinn(A- at AAR)
  • Minx (1996) by Julia Quinn (B- at AAR)
  • Tapestry (1995) by Karen Ranney (A at AAR)
  • Almost a Gentleman (2003) by Pam Rosenthal (A- at AAR)
  • The Wicked Lover (2004) by Julia Ross (B+ at AAR)
  • Shadow Dance (1993) by Anne Stuart
  • Dark of the Moon (1988) by Karen Robards
  • On My Lady's Honor (2002) by Kate Silver
  • Beguiling the Beauty (2012) by Sherry Thomas(B+ at AAR)
  • My Lord Footman (2007) by Claire Thornton
  • Dangerous to Kiss (1995) by Elizabeth Thornton
  • Cherished Enemy (1989) by Patricia Veryan(A for series at AAR)
  • The Dedicated Villain (1985) by Patricia Veryan(A for series at AAR)
  • Journey to Enchantment (1986) by Patricia Veryan(A for series at AAR)
  • Love Alters Not (1987) by Patricia Veryan(A for series at AAR)
  • Practice to Deceive (1985) by Patricia Veryan(A for series at AAR)
  • Beloved Rogue (1988) by Penelope Williamson
  • A Rose in Winter (1982) by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

American Historical/Frontier Romances

  • What a Pirate Desires (2008) by Michelle Beattie (B+ at AAR)
  • Almost a Lady (2001) by Heidi Betts (B- at AAR)
  • The Wind and the Sea (1986) by Marsha Canham
  • The Tiger's Woman (1981) by Celeste DeBlasis
  • The Raider (1987) by Jude Deveraux
  • Crooked Hearts (1994) by Patricia Gaffney (A at AAR)
  • Wild Sweet Ecstasy (1992) by Jo Goodman
  • The Charade (2000) by Laura Lee Gurhke (B at AAR)
  • Catherine and the Pirate (2002) by Karen Hawkins (B at AAR)
  • Snowbird (1994) by Stef Ann Holm
  • A Man to Call My Own (2003) by Johanna Lindsey (B- at AAR)
  • Once a Princess (1991) by Johanna Lindsey (B at AAR)
  • The Seduction of Samantha Kincaid (1995) by Maggie Osborne (B at AAR)
  • Just Imagine (2001) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A- at AAR)
  • Swamp Fire (1988) by Patricia Potter
  • CDream Fever (1991) by Katherine Sutcliffe(A at AAR) (1860s new Zealand)
  • Ashes in the Wind (1979) by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

Contemporary Romances

  • Lone Rider (2001) by Lauren Bach (B+ at AAR)
  • Her Man Friday (1999) by Elizabeth Bevarly
  • Alias Smith and Jones (1/2003) by Kylie Brant - SIM-1196
  • Constant Craving (1999) by Tori Carrington - HT-716
  • Steamy December (12/1995) by Ann Charlton - HP-1782
  • Undercover Christmas (12/1997) by B.J. Daniels - HI-446
  • Inland Paradise (2/1977) by Joyce Dingwell - HR-2047
  • Just the Way You Are (2003) by Christina Dodd (B at AAR)
  • Highland Masquerade (1965) by Mary Elgin
  • Man at Work (2002) by Elaine Fox (B- at AAR)
  • The Wallflower (6/1998) by Jan Freed - HSR-698 (A at AAR)
  • The Impossible Alliance (4/2003) by Candace Irvin - SIM-1214 (B at AAR)
  • The Cinderella Moment (2013) by Jennifer Kloester (YA)
  • The Ice Cream Man (11/1989) by Kathleen Korbel - SIM-309
  • The Best-Kept Secret (12/1998) by Adrienne Lee - HI-496
  • How the West was Wed (6/1998) by Julie McBride - HLL-46
  • Flat-Out Love (2012) by Jessica Park (B at AAR)
  • Glitter Baby (1987) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A at AAR)
  • Nobody's Baby But Mine (1997) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A at AAR)
  • Midnight Kisses (2000) by Kimberly Raye (A/A- at AAR)
  • The Stroke of Midnight (12/1999) by Jenna Ryan - HI-543
  • The Ivy Tree (1961) by Mary Stewart (B- at AAR)
  • A Husband by Any Other Name (12/1996) by Cheryl St. John - SIM-756 (A- at AAR)
  • Now You See Him (5/1992) by Anne Stuart - SIM-429
  • The Soldier and the Baby (3/1995) by Anne Stuart - HAR-573
  • Tangled Lies (9/1984) by Anne Stuart - HI-5
  • Could It Be You? (2/1994) by Mary Anne Wilson - HAR-523 (A- at AAR)
  • Rich, Single, & Sexy (1/1999) by Mary Anne Wilson - HAR-760 (B+ at AAR)

Miscellaneous

  • The Other Guy's Bride (2011) by Connie Brockway (Historical Romance, 20th Century Egypt) (B+ at AAR)
  • Back Across the Styx (2013) by Karalynn Lee (Fantasy)
  • My Fair Concubine (2012) by Jeannie Lin (Tang Dynasty China)(B at AAR)
  • Sea Change (2011) by Darlene Marshall(B+ at AAR) (Atlantic Ocean)
  • Dark Road to Darjeeling (2010) by Deanna Raybourn(A at AAR)(Historical mystery series -- this one set primarily in India)

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