There’s a reason why Insomnia has chosen to read me historical romances when I can’t sleep. He knows I love the simplicity of the genre. I don’t need to think about the rules of magic or the mistreatment of women and how it rubs my baby feminist self the wrong way. Because what happened happened and what was is forever in the past. With those thought in mind I’m able to engross myself in that era (whether it’s accurate or not) and let myself fall into the romance. I get sweet up by the regality of upper class England. I laugh at the rich Duke who can’t understand why the “lowly” maid wards off his advances. I subcumb to the dark allies and seedy london estbalishments where women can be free from their overbearing expectations.
I know I’m describing a form of escapism but hey nobody want’s to adult all the time. By the time I’m done reading it’s usually five am and Insomnia has left me to go spend his time with some other chick. I’m throughly exhausted and my emotions are rung dry because historical romances have that effect on me but I’m forever changed. While I don’t wish for Insomnia to return I set another book on the end table for when he does.
Authors Note: This was originally supposed to published two weeks ago since then many things have changed but that my friends is for another post.
Title: Heiress Without A Cause
Author: Sara Ramsey
One title to change his life…
A disgraced son with a dark reputation, William Ferguson Avenel is content to live in exile in Scotland – until his father dies in the scandal of the Season, making him the new Duke of Rothwell and leaving him in charge of his young sisters. With rumors of insanity swirling around their family, the girls desperately need a chaperone. And he thinks he’s found the lady for the job… until Rothwell discovers her dangerous secret life.
One chance to break the rules…
Lady Madeleine Vaillant may be the perfect chaperone, but she can’t face her blighted future without making one glorious memory for herself. In disguise, on a London stage, she finds all the adoration she never felt from the ton. But when she’s nearly recognized, she will do anything to hide her identity – even making a devil’s bargain with Rothwell, who saves her from discovery by claiming her as his mistress. She’ll take the pleasure he offers – but Madeleine won’t lose her heart in the bargain.
One season to fall in love…
Every stolen kiss could lead to discovery, and Rothwell’s old enemies are determined to ruin them both. But as their dangerous passion ignites their hearts and threatens their futures, how can an heiress who dreams of freedom deny the duke who demands her love?
Title: One Wild Night
Author: Dayna Quince
Will one wild dawn lead to true love or heartbreak?
The oldest of nine sisters, Miss Annette Marsden spends her life taking care of others and keeping her fathers modest estate from falling apart while longing for a romance she only dare to dream about.
The younger brother of the Duke of Selbourne, Lord Roderick Andrews finds himself tiring of the same old debauchery and longs for the one woman who does not swoon at his feet.
One wild dawn, driven by a stolen kiss, Anne and Roderick are swept away by desire. Anne dares to hope her dream of love may come true, only to find that Roderick was so drunk that he doesn’t remember what happened!
Can Roderick rekindle the passion they’d found and redeem himself to Anne or is their one chance at happiness gone with Roderick’s memories?
Title: A Christmas Kiss
Author: Jess Michaels
Tricked into spending time alone with the husband who made it clear he doesn’t care about her, the Countess of Blackgrove, Amelia, has no idea how to react.
But Stephen only wants seduction… and love.
Title: Too Tempting to Resist
Author: Erica Ridley
When a new heir inherits the castle, poor relation Miss Rebecca Bond must wed immediately or be out on her ear. The only man she ever loved is summoned to hear the will—but their past ended so badly that they haven’t spoken in years. Yet who better than a heartless rake to teach her how to snare a gentleman who appreciates her charms?
Daniel Godwin, Lord Stonebury, regrets nothing more than losing the one woman who treated him like a man, not a title. Fate has given him the perfect pretext to win her trust—even if it means watching her wed someone else. But now that she’s back in his life, he’ll do anything to convince her to choose him instead…