Romantic Thursday Rec: Romancing Historicals

Romantic ThursdayIt’s Romantic Thursday with Bookmunchies! So why is Thursday romantic? Because I like Thursday and I like romance! Basically, I just love romance, in YA books, in adult, contemporary, historical, whichever the genre and sometimes I’m too lazy to write full reviews but I do love sharing fun quotes or just gushing about characters. So that’s what Romantic Thursday is for! To share my love. May it be through actual full reviews, quick reviews, or just fun quotes.

Ahoy guys! Original I came up with this ‘meme’ so I could share my love for romance. It was suppose to be more than just reviews, but somehow that’s all it’s been. So I’m going to try a little harder to use this to do other stuff, like recs and discussions!

So today I’m stealing Kimba’s (of Caffeinated Book ReviewerSome of My Favourite Romance recs! Since it’s almost official summer I (and Kim!) will be sharing some of our favourite romance novels throughout the next few months, because summer time love right? (summer lovin’ had me a blast~♫)

As I am huge sucker for historical romances, I thought I start with them! If you’re thinking of checking out HR, here’s a few of my all-time faves! Let me know if you love these too (or their on your TBR) and which are your favourite HRs! I’m always on the look out for awesome HR, so please suggest away (:

{Also, I just noticed that 3 out of the 4 books I listed have the word ‘romancing’ in it, haha. Apparently with HR, romancing is the way to go!}

Romancing the Rake - Tessa Dare

My Review
Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare
Publisher: Avon (January 28th 2014)
Paperback: 370 pages
Series: Castles Ever After #1
Add on: Goodreads

This one is simply hilarious. It has everything you could ever want. A fantastic kinda awkward heroine (Izzy Goodnight), a grumpy (but soft hearted) hero (Ransom Vane), some LARPing, and a old castle! Oh and sooo many adorable moments.

Her hair truly did look like an octopus. It was the way she wore it, he thought. Or maybe the way it wore her. It all sat perched on her head in a big, inky blob. […] Of course it was an entrancing, strangely erotic octopus. Ransom worried this might be how fetishes developed.


“It’s no use being stern,” she told him. “Glower all you like, but for heaven’s sake, you gathered me into your arms and carried me in from the rain. I could swoon all over again just thinking of it.”

“Don’t mistake that for chivalry.”

“Then what was it?”

“Practicality. I couldn’t have simply left you there. You would have attracted vermin.”

She smiled. “Oh, dear. All this and a sense of humor, too.”


“For God’s sake. Don’t do that.”

“Don’t do what?”


“How do you know I’m smiling?”

“I can hear it. Hell, I can feel it. It’s all warm and sweet and . . .” He scowled. “Bah.”


Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake - Sarah MacLeanMy Review
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean
Publisher: Avon (March 30th 2010)
Paperback: 432 pages
Series: Love by Numbers #1
Add on: Goodreads

I adore this one. Callie, our heroine, is just plain awesome and Ralston is your swoon-worthy rogue. It’s filled with banter, adventure, comedy, and all around delicious romance! I literally re-read this every few months when I’m in need to fantastic romance.

“Kisses should not leave you satisfied. They should leave you wanting.”


His look turned quizzical. “What kind of list?”

A personal list,” she said, attempting to infuse her voice with the ladylike disdain, hoping the tone would make him fell ungentlemanly and relinquish this particular battle.

“A personal shopping list? A list of inappropriate books you’d like to read? A list of men?” She blushed at the thought, and he paused, his eyes widening. “Dear God, Callie, is a list of men?”


“What do you think of this” he asked, indicating the painting nearby.

She gave him an odd look. “I think it’s an enormous painting of a dog.”

He made a show of considering the picture and nodded seriously. “An astute observation.”


The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

My Review
The Viscount that Loved Me by Julia Quinn
Publisher: Avon (June 27th 2006)
Paperback: 354 pages
Series: The Bridgertons #2
Add on: Goodreads

This one is my favourite of all the Bridgertons (a series about 8 siblings name in alphabetical order! ). Though picking up any Bridgerton will make you a happy person, Anthony and Kate are the pinnacle bicker-to-romance couple. This book also introduce the great game of pall mall which literally made me love them even more.

“Oh bloody hell,” Anthony swore, completely forgetting that he was in the company of the woman he planned to make his wife. “She’s got the mallet of death.”


“All’s fair in love and war,” he quipped.

“I’m going to kill you.”

“You can try,” he taunted, “but you’ll have to catch up with me first.” Kate pondered the mallet of death, then pondered his foot.


“I’m not such a terrible person, you know.”

She sighed. “I know.”

Something about her resigned expression made him grin. “But maybe a little terrible?” he teased.

She brightened, their return to levity obviously making her much more comfortable with the conversion. “Oh, for certain.”

“Good. I’d hate to be boring.”


Romancing Mr. Bridgerton - Julia Quinn


My Review
Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
Publisher: Avon ( August 25th 2009)
Paperback: 460 pages
Series: The Bridgertons #4
Add on: Goodreads

Penelope!!! And Colin! Nothing beats a cute romance about a girl who’s been in love with a boy for far too long, only to decide that she’s had enough and going to take fate and love into her own hands, and the boy to finally realize the girl of his dreams was literally right there all this time, and now he has a lot of wooing to do to win her over (sorry of the run on sentence!). Utter awesomeness.

Colin decided then and there that the female mind was a strange and incomprehensible organ – one which no man should even attempt to understand. There wasn’t a woman alive who could go from point A to B without stopping at C, D, X, and 12 along the way.


And, she was able to tell herself with some satisfaction, the man in question – one Colin Bridgerton – felt precisely the same way….
….His earth shook, his heart leaped, and Penelope knew without a doubt that his breath was taken away as well. For a good ten seconds.

Falling off a horse tended to do that to a man.


“Do I look like a mess?” she asked.
He nodded. “But you’re my mess,” he whispered.”

Author: Cyn

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0 Replies to “Romantic Thursday Rec: Romancing Historicals”

  1. The Viscount Who Loved Me is SOO good! I love that one and would love to do a reread. I enjoyed the Sarah MacLean as well and definitely need to finish that series. Great topic and great choices!

    1. AGREE!! I love re-reading it haha. I kinda did when I was writing this post, looking for good quotes to use 😉
      I didn’t actually like the rest of that Sarah MacLean series that much, but I love Nine Rules…
      Thanks, Katherine!

  2. I have read and loved them all except for The Viscount Who Loved Me, which I immediately added to my Goodreads list. Tessa Dares book was hilarious. I think it is funny that most have romancing in the title. MacLean is a favorite of mine.

    1. YAY! I hope you enjoy The Viscount Who Loved Me!
      Romancing the Duke just cracks me up like no other, haha.

  3. I haven’t read any of those!!! I do have the Tessa Dare one on my list for Summer COYER challenge. 🙂

    1. I highly recommend all of them 😉 But yes! The Tessa Dare one is hilarious! Hope you enjoy it when you get to it!!

  4. I’ll definitely have to check these out! I have read quite a few young adult historical romances but it will be nice to switch it up and read some in the adult genre.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. Awesome! These are really cute and fluffy, hope you enjoy them (: I love YA historical romances too!

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