What is Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past -- usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday. Since Tin and Mary C. are unapologetic lovers of historical romances, they've decided to focus on this beloved genre.
Here are the rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 2008.
THIS WEEK I AM FEATURING...
Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas
Originally Published in 2003
Nick Gentry is reputed to be the most skillful lover in all England. Known for solving delicate situations, he is hired to seek out Miss Charlotte Howard. He believes his mission will be easily accomplished - but that was before he met the lady in question.
For instead of a willful female, he discovers one in desperate circumstances, hiding from a man who could destroy her very soul. So Nick shockingly offers her a very different kind of proposition - one he has never offered before.
He asks her to be his bride. And he knows that this will be much more than a union in name only. For he senses what Charlotte does not yet know - that her appetite for sensuality matches his own. But what Nick learns surprises him. For while London's most notorious lover might claim Charlotte's body, he quickly discovers it will take much more than passion to win her love.
This is the conclusion of the Bow Street Runners series and can be read as a stand-alone though I recommend at least reading Lady Sophia's Lover to get a handle on this world. Nick is another successful Kleypas hero with his quick mind and ability to overcome a dark past. Lottie is sweet and tough at the same time which I also enjoyed. They were a great match and it was fun to see them maneuver through the trials of marriage together. This is a different style than most of Kleypas's historicals, but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable.
All About Romance (B+)
Addicted To Romance (4.5 Blossoms)