Why I Love Historical Romance
By Vicky Dreiling
My love of historical romance came about purely by accident. Back in the early nineties, I apparently was the only person on the planet who didn’t know about historical romances. With two young kids and a part-time job, my reading consisted of parents’ magazines and the nutrition labels on cereal boxes. But one day in the supermarket, I picked up a paperback with a pretty cover. I never read the description on the back because my daughter who was a preschooler at the time escaped down the aisle. I pitched the book in the basket and raced after her. When I got to the check-out counter, I almost put the book back, but my daughter distracted me again by trying to climb out of the basket.
When I got home, I put my daughter down for her nap and started the book. I was stunned that it was a romance. To be honest, I didn’t know what to think. I opened up the book. Two hours later, my daughter awoke, and I was in shock. I hadn’t been able to put the book down. The heroine was gutsy and sweet, and the hero was swoon-worthy. I couldn’t wait until bedtime to read again! The book that forever hooked me on historical romance was Judith McNaught’s ALMOST HEAVEN.
Over the years, I’ve pondered what it is about historical romance that draws me in time after time. I finally realized it’s because no matter how much of a rake the hero is he always has a core sense of honor. Also, I love when the heroine refuses to let the alpha male rule over her and eventually she sees his vulnerability. And don’t we all love when the hero is finally brought to bended knee?
How about you? What book was your gateway to historical romance? Be sure to leave your e-mail below for your chance to win one of two copies of What a Reckless Rogue Needs! I will pick two random winners on March 24th, the last day of the blog tour.
What a Reckless Rouge Needs
Will the Rogue’s Perfect Plan….
Colin Brockhurst, Earl of Ravenshire, has no desire to wed, this season or any other. So when his father demands he give up his wild ways and a take a wife, Colin refuses. But his father raises the stakes and threatens to sell the ancestral home if Colin doesn’t comply. Now Colin has no choice but to find a wife. Unfortunately, the only woman he wants is the one whose heart he broke years ago.
Lead to the Perfect Seduction?
Regardless of the ton’s whispers, Lady Angeline Brenham won’t settle for anything less than true love. After rejecting more than her share of suitable suitors, spinsterhood looms before her-until the devilishly handsome Colin reappears in her life with a proposition. Angeline vows to keep her feet on the ground and her heart in check. That is, until one searing kiss melts her resolve and reignites a burning desire for more.
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About the author:
Vicky Dreiling is a confirmed historical romance junkie and Anglophile. Frequent business trips to the UK allowed her to indulge her passion for all things Regency England. Bath, Stonehenge, and Spencer House are among her favorite places. She is, however, truly sorry for accidentally setting off a security alarm in Windsor Castle. That unfortunate incident led her British colleagues to nickname her “Trouble.” When she’s not writing, Vicky enjoys reading, films, concerts, and most of all, long lunches with friends. A native Texan, she holds degrees in English literature and marketing.
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