Top Ten: Marriage of Convenience Regency Romances

One of my favorite romance tropes (especially if comedy) is the marriage/engagement of convenience.  I haven’t analyzed why I love it very deeply, but my instinct tells me its a delight in the absurd about two people forced together who end up falling in love (because, of course, its romance and there has to be a HEA). This plot is perhaps most believable in the … Expand

Celeste Bradley: Fallen

I have now been a fan of Celeste Bradley for about a year, so was pleasantly surprised when I picked up her debut novel Fallen at the office bookshare. Here is the back synopsis: When Izzy went to bed, she never expected to awaken to disgrace. Of course, it felt wonderful…warm hands on her flesh, rough stubbled skin on her cheek. It all seemed some … Expand

Top Ten Summer Vacation Reads (Historical Romance)


Thank goodness the winter has long last left. As the lazy days of summer creep closer, its time to pack your bags and get gone. Whether jetting off to some foreign destination, or simply taking a day trip to your local park, here is a list of my top ten summer vacation hist-ros.  Feel free to leave me a comment with yours! Julia Quinn-Minx-“William Dunford … Expand

Celeste Bradley: The Spy

book cover of   The Spy    (Liar

A slave to the used bookshelves, I was only able to find the third book in Celeste Bradley’s Liar’s Club series, The Spy. Released in 2004, it carries on the story of the Liar’s Club introduced in the Royal Four series. Here is the plot: “An operative for the Liar’s Club, rakish James Cunnington is given the task of finding the daughter of a missing … Expand