• Historical Romance Book Reviews

    To Pleasure a Prince

    I was actually pretty damn excited for this one. I read the Royal Brotherhood books out of order, this one being the last that I got around to reading. When I read the synopsis I was all over it! I love Beauty and the Beast type stories and I found Marcus charming. He despises people and parties, he’s competitive, strong willed, protective and unafraid of social consequences – but deep down he still has a soft side and treats the women in his life like queens. It’s your classic story of the gorgeous and witty socialite that falls for the aloof but handsome bad boy with a dark past. Regina…

  • Top Five

    Top Five Romance Genres I Avoid

    I know that readers can be really divided about romance – it’s a genre that falls prey to repetitive tropes and you’re almost guaranteed some semblance of a happy ending. For those that enjoy romance novels, that last part is one of the things that I enjoy most about romance. I like picking up a romance novel once in a while for a feel good read, and I’m an especially big fan of historical romance. However there are many genres of romance that I have absolutely no interest in and actively avoid. Keep in mind that this is my own personal preference, so if a genre on this list is…

  • Paranormal Romance Book Reviews

    Becoming Violet

    Kacey Jones is your average young adult working and going to college while saving to go onto university with her friends. She has these recurring nightmares that haunt her and one morning after waking up she realizes she’s not so average after all. When I went into this book I actually had no idea exactly what to expect because the original synopsis was extremely vague and didn’t give much hint as to what the story was about. I was pleasantly surprised that it turned out to be a vampire novel, the more monstrous kind too. The pacing at the start of the novel was pretty good, it set the stage…

  • Historical Romance Book Reviews

    Scandal at Dawn

    Since this book is a novella it doesn’t give the characters quite as much time to develop, which was a shame because I liked most of them. I had a difficult time believing in Adrian’s affections for Olivia. Not that there was anything wrong on Olivia’s end, her being swept up by a gentleman made perfect sense to me, and she’s a wonderful and sweet main character. Adrian is supposed to be a reformed rake, which is well and good, but he puts his hands on her within a half hour of meeting. Their entire romance consists of him bombarding her with gifts for a couple of days before jumping…

  • Historical Fiction Book Reviews

    The Bloodletter’s Daughter

    Honestly, this book would have been better if it had been a stand alone story and was not based off of real events and people. From a historical point of view, this book has many problems. While the author did some decent research into events, people, and local legend, the way in which she incorporated these things was heavy handed. It feels like she threw in every famous name she could for random chapters in a weak attempt to make it fit within the time period. To me, I feel historical fiction is successful if it can immerse the reader into the time period, even if facts or other details…

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