Top Ten Romances I Read Before I Started Blogging

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I’ve been blogging for five and a half years now, which is just amazing. I’ve changed a lot in the past 5 years, and so has my blog. I started off as mainly a YA book blog, but have shifted into a romance book blog. But I used to read romance all the time when I was in college. I had a few years where I wasn’t reading it much, though. Anyway, here are some romances that I was obsessed with long before I began my blog.

In no particular order . . .

what happens in london julia quinn

What Happens in London by Julia Quinn
I’ve talked a lot about this book, and have read it many times. I was so nervous when this came out, because I was so disappointed in the previous book in this series. Also, at that time I was struggling finding romances that I liked. Thank heavens I read this, because it has become a major favorite of mine.

viscount who loved me by julia quinn

The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
This is such a special book. I don’t know if anything will ever top the Pall Mall scene in this book.

castles by julie gar wood

Castles by Julie Garwood
Honestly, almost every Garwood historical could be on this list, but I’m trying to have a bit of variety. I love Colin and Alessandra so much.

Honor's Splendour by Julie Garwood

Honor’s Splendour by Julie Garwood
This used to be my favorite Garwood book for so long. It’s not The Secret, FYI. But this one is fantastic, and I love it so much.

dreaming of you lisa kleypas

Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
Before the Wallflower series came out, this was my favorite Kleypas book. It’s fantastic, and if you haven’t read this, but have read Kleypas’s historicals, you really should. Derek Craven is such a great hero.

just a hint clint

Just a Hint, Clint by Lori Foster
I love so many of Foster’s books, but this is probably my favorite. I’ve read it a zillion times, and will probably read it a zillion more.

sullivans woman nora roberts

Sullivan’s Woman by Nora Roberts
This is definitely an older NR book, but it’s always been a favorite. While it does have some datedness, I can never seem to get enough. Plus, it’s only about 200 pages, so it’s such a fast read.

last duke by andrea kane

The Last Duke by Andrea Kane
I used to read this book all the time. It’s definitely not perfect. The dialogue isn’t great, but I love Pierce and Daphne so much, that I don’t care.

mackenzies mountain linda howard

Mackenzie’s Mountain by Linda Howard
Oh man, this book!!! Mary and Wolf just get me everytime. It’s definitely the best in the whole series.

whistleblower tess gerritsen

Whistleblower by Tess Gerritsen
I actually read this one back when I was in high school. I had read some of Gerritsen’s mystery novels and loved them. I was looking for more and found this one at the library. It’s actually romantic suspense, but I didn’t realize it at the time. I read this so often when I was in high school. I should re-read it now to see what I think of it.

5 Responses to “Top Ten Romances I Read Before I Started Blogging”

  1. Adria Reyes

    I read Nora Roberts like crazy back when I was a teenager. I loved her books and I still do. Lisa Kleypas too. I can’t get enough of her books!

  2. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I reread Dreaming of You a few years ago expecting it to be dated and awful but if anything I liked it even more than I remembered! Those are probably my 2 favorite Julia Quinn’s. I agree about that Pall Mall scene. So fantastic. I’m not sure if I’ve ever read Sullivan’s Woman but I should. I love Roberts as long as it’s not one of her super early ones!

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