31 August 2014

Springtime Pleasures by Sandra Schwab

Hello readers,

Today I’m going to be doing a review of the book I’ve been loving the most this week. Before we get started on that, however, I wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who read my first post. I was seriously amazed by how many of you did and it gave me warm happy feelings so thank you!

The Book:

Caught between duty ...

George Augustus Griffin, Viscount Chanderley has to marry - fast: His father has ordered him to find a suitable wife this very season. Alas, the only woman Griff has eyes for is the very unsuitable Miss Carlotta Stanton, who is not only unbecomingly tall but also wears the ugliest spectacles in all of England. Still, Griff is utterly bewitched by her intense green eyes. Yet however much he feels drawn to her joie de vivre, duty and honor demand that he stay far away from Miss Stanton.

... and desire

Dubbed "the Giantess" because of her unfortunate height, Charlie Stanton finds the London season far less glamorous than she had thought it would be - not the least because she is consigned a place among the wallflowers. But then she becomes acquainted with the very dashing Lord Chanderley, whose life is overshadowed by a terrible tragedy in his past. Ever ready to help others, Charlie is determined to rid him of his Sad Melancholia - even if it means taking on wild boars and highwaymen. However, the biggest challenge might be the elusive viscount himself and his belief that he is beyond all redemption.

My thoughts:

I loved this book! Now I might be a little bias because after discovering Sandra Schwab a little over a month ago I have become a tiny teeny weeny bit obsessed and may have brought her entire back catalogue on Amazon... you know it is a perfectly normal reaction when finding a new author. Having said that Springtime Pleasures is my new favourite romance by her: it had everything I was looking for in a regency romance. It was humorous, it was heartfelt and it had some truly horrible relations. They are basically a requirement of any historical romance.

26 August 2014

Romance is my life

Welcome everyone,

I’ve decided to start blogging about my favourite book genre in the world... romance and I figure if you’re on this site you probably agree. To give a little backstory i’ve been reading romance since the age of thirteen when I first picked up a Julia Quinn in my local library, its been love ever since. Since then i’ve branched into many sub-genres of the romance world including contemporary, paranormal, historical, category, male-male, science-fiction, steam-punk and even the occasional new adult. To be honest i’ve probably missed a couple but those are the main ones that I read!

So to get the ball rolling some quick fire questions:

Favourite author?

Honestly it changes a lot but at the moment i’m loving Heidi Cullinan, is anyone else seriously excited for Fever Pitch? I also love Nalini Singh, Lisa Kleypas, Kresley Cole and Erin McCarthy as well as hundred more.