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

Lisa Kleypas: Cold Hearted Rake

  Devon Ravenel, London’s most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities . . . and more than a few surprises. His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl’s three innocent sisters are still occupying the house . . . along with Kathleen, Lady Trenear, a beautiful young widow whose sharp … Expand

Lisa Kleypas: Love in the Afternoon

Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas

If you have read the Hathaway series, you will be excited to read Beatrix, the lovable little clepto’s story.  If not, you can still jump right in to Love in the Afternoon without too much confusion. Beatrix has grown up and is still living at home; more comfortable with animals than people, she has resigned herself not unhappily to spinsterhood.  Perhaps it is this gentleness … Expand

Lisa Kleypas: Seduce Me At Sunrise

Seduce Me At Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas book cover

LIsa Kleypas continues her Hathaway Series and stories of the Rom and the women who love them.  For those who loved Mine Till Midnight, Seduce Me At Sunrise follows up with the foreshadowed love story of Winnifred and Merripen. Winnifred is sickly as a result of a bout with scarlet fever, and her adopted brother/servant gypsy Merripen has long been her protector.  But when her … Expand