This Week's Topic:
Top Ten Favorite Romances Not Written by Lisa Kleypas
As you have probably noticed if you visit this blog with any sort of regularity, we love Lisa Kleypas. A lot. She makes appearances in just about every single "favorites" list we make. As she crosses genres, writing both historical and contemporary (and excelling at both), there are a lot of opportunities to include her. And we do. But for a bit of fun, we decided to change it up this week. To stretch ourselves and to give you all a wider variety of books to look out for, we decided to take Ms. Kleypas out of the equation. And now, without further ado, we present our top ten favorite romances written by authors other than Ms. Kleypas.
01. Confessions from an Arranged Marriage by Miranda Neville: this was my favorites historical romance and it's the reason I love this genre so freaking much. Plus the heroine and hero start out hating each other. They really, really hated each other and as a fan of the hate-love trope, I was impressed! Usually characters don't really hate each other.
02. What I Did For a Duke by Julie Anne Long: thank you Sharon for leaving this book so I can include it on my list and all I have to say is this: this is probably the most perfect historical I've ever read and will ever read in a loooong time.
03. Negligee Behavior by Shelli Stevens: this book is pure, romance fun. I read it a few times and every time I laugh, I swoon, I sweat. It's great!
04. Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer: this is the sweetest romance novel I've ever read. In general, LaVyrle Spencer knows how to write romances that tug at my heartstrings!
05. Love Irresistibly by Julie James: I love all of Julie James's books and I've read them all multiple times and my favorite of hers changes on a day-to-day so I went with Love Irresistibly since it's my latest reread. Julie James writes the best contemporary romance, simple as that. Everything is well written!
01. What Happens in London by Julia Quinn. A delightful, laugh-out-loud read, featuring my favorite historical beta hero ever, Sir Harry Valentine!
02. Unraveled by Courtney Milan. My favorite of the Turner trilogy, and I would recommend them all!
03. The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James. It is always difficult to decide which Eloisa James book to include, but this is a great one!
04. Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis. ALL the Lucky Harbor books are wonderful. But this is my favorite. Chloe and Sawyer are epic!
05. Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James. A favorite I discovered several years back, and since then, I've discovered just how consistently wonderful Julie James is. ♥