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

Jenna Petersen: Scandalous

A delicious tribute to the follies of first impressions is Jenna Petersen’s Scandalous.  Fast paced and fun, with great heroine and hero, readers of hist-ro will enjoy this easy read. A devil’s pact brings the unlikely couple together, yet slowly they learn that love and passion can co-exist with trust and honesty.  There are the typical deep dark secrets to wade through, but some atypical … Expand