Yesterday I talked about the books I’ve been putting together for my birthday Wishlist. And today, I’m here to continue that by talking about some of the romance books I’d like to pick up too. Most of these are historical romance, but let’s get into it.
Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean
If you’ve been following along with my romance TBR posts this year, then you might’ve noticed I’ve been reading a lot of Sarah MacLean. Her books have just been really easy for me to find, which obviously means I’ve been reading them. I’ve had a bit of a mixed reaction to them—I loved one series and felt kind of meh about the other. But this is the next series I have on my list to try. Angel tells me it’s incredible, so I have high hopes that this will be another of hers that I end up enjoying. If nothing else, MacLean’s books are always a whole lot of fun so at least I know I won’t be bored. And of course, it helps that the covers are so gorgeous and bright.
The Duchess in His Bed by Lorraine Heath
I’ve slowly been reading through the Sins For All Seasons series and this is the next one I’m up to. Funnily enough, this was the one in the series that originally caught my eye and I’ve just been waiting to get to this one ever since. Goodreads seems to think this is the worst in the series so far, but I’m still pretty excited about it. It sounds like it’s going to be a fun read, just like the previous ones have been. It also means I’m a little closer to catching up with the series and getting to try a few other of Lorraine Heath’s plethora of books. I have to admit, this isn’t my favourite series by a long-stretch but it is quite a fun series nonetheless.
The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne
I’m not entirely sure I’m going to like this one. This would be my first Kerrigan Byrne and I’m not sure whether she’s going to be for me or not. I’m going to give her a chance though with this book—it’s the first in a series about ‘rebels, scoundrels, and blackguards’, which sounds right up my alley honestly. I think I’m just going to pick this one up as an ebook and if I end up really loving it, I might be up the other books in the series as physical ones. It’s a big series, so if I do end up enjoying this one then I’ll at least have a few others to read and enjoy after that!
It’s Getting Scot in Here by Suzanne Enoch
I won’t lie, it was the title of this one that grabbed me. I love a good pun in a historical romance title—A Rogue of One’s Own, A Scot in the Dark. Yes, yes, give them all to me. I’ve also never read anything by Suzanne Enoch, but this does sound good. Plus, I really enjoy a Scottish man too. I mean, who doesn’t really? Again, I’m not entirely sure whether I’ll end up liking this or not, but for that pun and the possibility of yet another sexy Scottish hero to pine for, I’m willing to give Enoch the benefit of the doubt and pick this one up.
My Fake Rake by Eva Leigh
I have wanted this one for months and months. Fake dating in a historical setting? Um yes, please. I am such a sucker for a good fake dating trope. This one doesn’t have the greatest reviews, including some ‘meh’ reviews from people I know and trust. Buuuuut, I just can’t resist giving this one a go. Plus, I do love that cover. I don’t know what it is, but the red dress just seems absolutely gorgeous to me and I want this cover to sit proudly on my shelves. I really hope I end up enjoying this one as much as I think I might.
Lessons in Love by Belinda Missen
My only non-historical romance on this list! You might know that I’m not usually much of a contemporary romance reader, but I was speaking with Angel about it and it just sounds so amazing. It’s set in Apollo Bay, which is a seaside town about 3 hours from where I live. I’ve been there quite a few times and it’s absolutely beautiful—I really, really love it there. So basically that sold me on this book completely. I’m so excited to pick this one up, and I think it’ll be a fun little book to read as the weather starts warming up here in Melbourne (hopefully!) Plus, it’s always great to support our Australian romance authors.
And there it is. Do you have any romance books that you’re hoping to pick up soon, or any you would recommend to me?