One of my recent fave books is Marrying Winterborne by @lisakleypas! I thought I would hate Rhys because of the despicable thing he did in Cold-Hearted Rake, but he totally redeemed himself! . . Rhys is Welsh and a selfmade man, owns a department store and is rich as croesus! His perfect match? Lady Helen Ravenel! . . Have you read this book before? Do you have a favorite antihero who redeemed himself when he had his own book?
Here's another favorite romance featuring self made men! Lord of Wicked Intentions by @lorraineheathauthor is my favorite in the Los Lords of Pembroke series and it is also the last book. . . The youngest of the brothers, Lord Rafe Easton was left at a work house to escape their uncle. Because of this, Rafe had to grow up on his own and eventually became a club owner. And rich, of course. . . Evelyn Chambers, the illegitimate daughter of an aristocrat was sold off to the highest bidder to pay for her half brother's gambling debts. Although Rafe was only there to ensure that the bid goes through, he decides to claim Evelyn for his own! . . This is really a story about redemption, romance, and family. I love how Rafe was finally able to forgive his brothers and find love. . . Have you read this book before? This series is one of my faves!
One of my favorite books is My Fair Mistress by Tracy Anne Warren. This books is also perfect for this weeks' #romancestagram theme for self-made men. . . Rafe Pendragon a rich financier makes a offer to Lady Juliana - be his mistress and in exchange, he will forgive her brother's debts. Lady Juliana, a widow, doesn't expect anything from this affair. All she wants is to take care of her siblings. What she didn't expect is falling in love with Rafe. . . Rafe Pendragon also appears in other books by #TracyAnneWarren and in some, mentioned. . . My Fair Mistress is one of my favorite books and I've reread this book multiple times already! . . Are you a fan of rereading? What are your favorite books to reread?
One of my favorite books has a mouthful for a title! I've reread Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake multiple times and it still gets me every time. . . Calie and Gabriel's romance is ❤ and I love that Calie isn't skinny! Calie is a #wallflower and a spinster and wants to experience life before she is forced to marry. She makes up a list and visits a certain gentleman in his rooms at midnight... scandalous, isn't it? The best part? Said gentleman helps her accomplish her list! Oh, Gabriel! . . One of my favorite scenes is when Calie sneaks into a gentleman's club disguising herself as a boy and ends up fencing with Gabriel! #ladiesinpants . . Have you read the Love by Numbers series by @sarahmaclean? Which book is your favorite?
One of my favorite books by Tracy Anne Warren features a heroine in disguise! Rossamund Carrow disguises herself as a man to be a barrister and help her brother when their father died. And who does she beat during her very first trial? Lord Leo Byron! This series is a spin-off of her Byrons of Braeburn series (seriously, you need to get on that series), and features the younger twin Leo, who is a brilliant barrister. Bedchamber Games also features a trope that I love - romance between classes! . . Leo does realize early on in the book that Ros Carrow is indeed a female, but for a bit he thought he was attracted to a dude. . . Ros and Leo start a steamy and clandestine affair and wow, the emotions in this book! I gave it 5/5 hearts! . . Do you love romances where the hero/heroine pretends to be someone else? What are your favorite books in that trope?
Hello vamp lovers! I wanted to do something different for #romancestagram this week! Here we fave one of my favorite badass ladies, Cat Crawfield, the half vamp-half human hybrid who can wear leather pants like nobody's business! . . With all the vampire PNRs out there, the Night Huntress series by @jfrostauthor will always be my number 1 fave in the genre! . . Also, it helps that this series features one of my fave vamps, Crispin Russel AKA Bones! Ahhh Bones! 😍 . . Up from the Grave is the last book in the series, but Cat and Bones make appearances in the other 3 spin-off series! . . Have you read this series yet? Are you excited for Ian's book like I am?! 👿 . . Also, say hi to Mort, my fave skull buddy.. 😉
The last book in Sarah MacLean's Rules of Scoundrels series was a shocker! Of course, if you had been following the series you would have already guessed the secret! No spoilers here but I recommend reading this series in order to get the best effect! . . I absolutely love #ladiesinpants! Thank you #romancestagram for this theme! Back when I was reading Old Skool Historicals, I loved the lady pirate trope! I don't read a lot of lady pirate books now since this one is not really as popular but the covers were ladies wore breeches ARE awesome! WE NEED MORE, PLEASE! . . Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover is one of the best secrets/shocking reveals in historical romance in the last few years, I think. I love the romance, love the scandal, and love how Lady Georgiana found her own HEA. If you're interested, Georgiana was also mentioned and is a side character in the first 2 books in the Love by Numbers series. If you read those books first, AND I RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO - you will get a little bit more of her backstory and how she became who she is. . . Have you read this book yet? If not, are we even friends? 😊 I can't rec this book enough! #strongwomenread
Here is another Scot for #romancestagram! Oh, not only is the hero a Scot, he is also a Duke! Enter our heroine who has now become a scandal to the ton and the new Duke's ward! . . Do you love romances with the unexpected ward trope?
I know I am a little late for this weeks' #romancestagram because - LIFE! I spent my week with my own hero before he left for work for a few weeks. . . Well, I am really excited to share one of my favorite books, When the Scot Ties the Knot by @tessa_dare! I love love love independent Madeline Gracechurch and I also have a soft spot for Fluffy, the pet lobster! Not to mention, Captain Logan MacKenzie who is to die for! Also, this book has Tessa Dare's signature humor that makes this romance soooo good! . . I also love this trope! We have Madeline who invented a sweetheart to get away from society pressures! Also, it helps that this sweetheart is a soldier who convenienty dies in battle! To top it off, she actually writes to this fictional Captain Logan MacKenzie... not knowing that there IS in fact, a Logan MacKenzie for reals! . . Have you read this book before? What are your favorite 5 star reads featuring a Scot?