Hi folks just wanted to let you know that in a random drawing Amie A and Betty Hamilton each won an
Advance Reader Copy of HOW TO RAVISH A RAKE. Congratulations Amie & Betty. Please email me your email addressย at

Thanks to all for commenting – I enjoyed reading your responses. Cheers!

Hi friends,

It’s February, the month for valentines. Since love is in the air ~ and since I have more Advance Reader Copies (these are uncorrected proofs), I’m doing a giveaway.ย  Leave a comment telling me why you love historical romance for a chance to win one of two signed copies of HOW TO RAVISH A RAKE along with bookmarks and romance trading cards.ย  The contest is open to US & Canada only, due to the high cost of overseas shipping.





115 Responses to “Winners of HOW TO RAVISH A RAKE”

  1. Natashaj says:

    I love the whole period. The men had manners ans there was always mystery. :)

  2. Sheila M says:

    I’ve been single for a long time now, and I forget a lot of……..stuff. So I need to read these to keep updated on the latest…. um….. techniques, just in case I find someone special. Don’t want him to think I’m, like, stupid or anything.

  3. infinitieh says:

    Since romances are fairy tales for adults, what’s more fairy tale-ish than “once upon a time in Regency/Victorian/Medieval/Edwardian England”?

    What I REALLY want to know is the name of the male model on your cover. I’ve been referring to him as Eyebrow Guy for over a year now. I really should call him by his real name. :)

    • admin says:

      I’ve been unsuccessful in trying to find out his name.

      • admin says:


        I think historical romance is all about the fantasy. The first time I read one (Judith McNaught’s ALMOST HEAVEN), I was completely hooked. It’s still my favorite romance subgenre.

    • Katie Lee says:

      Oh yay!! I’m not the only person to call them fairytales “all grown up” ๐Ÿ˜‰ You are the first person I’ve ever seen use the label on them…Though I could have been not paying attention before now too. My nose is usually in a book instead of a blog/website ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Jennifer Leiker says:

    Because it takes me away from my horrible accounting class!!

  5. Sharon D says:

    I love historical romance, because men were well… men back then. Chivalry, manners, etiquette, honor and courting were the norm. And when a man was a Rake, they could be reformed and “make the best husband” ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would love to have been alive back then.. if it weren’t for the lack of modern plumbing lol

    • admin says:

      I’d love to have the servant’s Sharon, and wear those gorgeous gowns. The dancing is harder than it looks, though. I’ve done the dancing at the RWA Beau Monde soirees & you really have to pay attention!

    • Katie Lee says:

      Sharon–you and I are totally on the same page…especially on the plumbing part! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Give me heating and plumbing and I’ll join you on the time jump.

    • admin says:

      LOL. I did some research & the first flush toilet was invented in the 16th century!

  6. Lisa W says:

    I love historical romance because of all the rules and etiquette guidelines make for such fun stories. Plus all the fashion! Gorgeous dresses and men in breeches :)

  7. Johanna J says:

    I love historical romance because I love to be transported back in time! The clothes the manners the dancing and just all of it! I love the adventure and the romance. I love to escape with a naughty rake or a dashing duke! LOL! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Lindsey Hutchison says:

    this last year i got way into Historical Romances. I love the time, the way they act the romance of it all the balls. Rakes and Dukes. Its all so tantalizing. Thanks so much for a great chance.

  9. Melissa S says:

    I love historical romances!! The sense that you are entering another world and ‘watching’ the love story unfold before you. Sigh. I’m a romantic at heart. And these types, especially seem to catch my attention! Thanks for the chance to win!

    • admin says:


      I think the historical romance courtships are so much more romantic than: Status Update in a relationship LOL!

  10. Katie Lee says:

    I have loved Historical Romance novels since 6th grade…oops…I read them because they were fairytales all grown up (even if I skimmed the “adult” parts for a while).
    Now I love them even more. I am a student of history, a collector of fairytales, a lover of love, and a wife whose husband is deployed making her a little lonely. Books transport me out of my life for a little while and what person doesn’t need a little break from their lives here and there? For me, a good historical romance puts me in a place that I am comfortable and enthralled with! Truly, what is better than a wonderful tale of love’s struggles and triumphs to lift the spirits??? (Every girl loves a good, “hot”, fairytale!)

    • admin says:


      That can’t be easy having your husband deployed. Lots of hugs for you. I love “Every girl loves a good, ‘hot’ fairytale!” You all are very good at tag lines!

      • Katie Lee says:

        It’s easier than one might think. Well, this time it is anyways. I’m built to be a military wife I guess because our first deployment was when we were dating/engaged and it was 22months long. This one is only supposed to be max of 10 months. I feel like I’m skipping through this one ๐Ÿ˜‰ But thank you for the hugs! I never refuse a hug given out of kindness ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Patricia Perez says:

    I love reading historical romances because the way the characters come off so proper, yet you know that they are really wicked on the inside. I also love your books because the women you write about are so strong and do not take nothing off the men. Women need to know how to take care of themselves before sharing their lives with another. I hope this makes sense. Again I love your first two books. xoxo

    • admin says:

      Your reply makes perfect sense, Patricia. I love when the heroines stand up to the hero, but mostly I love the banter between the characters. That’s what I find the most fun to write. Well, that and the love scenes. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Theresa Holliday says:

    Skinny jeans are not the modern man’s version of breeches. You put a man in breeches and Hessian boots and send him to the mall and you’ll have me following him around like a lost little puppy that needs a home…and some heavy petting.

  13. JAMIE Heustess says:

    I think I love the historical romances because they tend to transport me back to , not a simpler place, but one that is so removed from our own…it seems with all the progress that has been made technologically, educationally, philosophically and basic rights wise in the last, we have couple hundred years, we have lost something, an innocence maybe…I like the idea that a turn of an ankle or flash of the calf was scandalous….I think at times it would be nice to live then, part of the aristocracy of course ๐Ÿ˜‰ , if only so that I could be a bluestocking and be unconventional!

  14. admin says:


    I love when heroines are unconventional in Regency romances. It’s sooo much fun. Thanks for stopping by!


  15. Misty H says:

    I love historical romance because I love history. My love of historical romance has led me to pursuing my dream of teaching history! I wouldn’t be where I’m at today with out it.

    • admin says:

      Misty, that’s great! I studied English lit in college and marketing. The really funny part is that I won a marketing job over several other candidates because of writing capabilities. Isn’t that wild? Now the English & marketing degrees help me a great deal in my writing career.

      Best of luck in your teaching career!

  16. Penney Wilfort says:

    I love historical romances I love the time period back then and really love how the men treated the women so romantic! Great blog today your book sounds wonderful .

  17. Dearest Vicky,

    You know I love you. You know I love your books. You know I’ve been anxiously awaiting THIS book. But, the copy editor in me is DYING to see what an uncorrected proof looks like… and see if I can find any mistakes. LOL #truth

    Much love, Jen

    • admin says:


      Love ya! Ideally, as you know, author and copy editor try to catch all the mistakes in the copy edit phase, but inevitably some mistakes will bleed through. In the proof page, you go through to find any additional errors, and I understand there is yet another proof after that to ensure the final book is clean. Readers who get ARCs should expect to see mistakes, because the two final proofs are not reflected in the ARC.

      I’ll post two pics for you! Give me a couple of minutes.

  18. Kate Nelson says:

    Thank you for the chance! Looking forward to your book coming out, like always!;)

  19. Kate Nelson says:

    I love historical romance because it makes the heart warm, I enjoy spending a day getting to know the charectors and falling in love with them! It’s one way that I can treat myself to a wrold away with out having to leave my home!

    • admin says:

      I’ve always felt that way, too, Kate. Also, with TV, you never know what you’re getting, but with books, we truly can read anytime/anyplace – well, we do have to wait for planes to hit altitude with our e-readers! It’s just hard to find really good romantic movies, but we have a huge market to choose from with romance books!

  20. Amie A says:

    I love history and through reading I can picture a time when men were men(and dressed with such class).

    • admin says:

      Amie, no kidding about dressing with class. I can’t believe the fashion for droopy jeans is back. That’s a fashion-disaster for sure!

  21. Sherrill Hutchinson says:

    I love historical romance. I really think I should have been born in an earlier time …. the books allow me to go back and insert myself as the heroine….without having to live without all my modern things that make life more comfortable. I’m retired now, but when I was working long days I could come home…and at night when I went to bed I could read and escape to romance.

    • admin says:

      Sherrill, I got fascinated with by-gone eras when I was a little kid and read Little House on the Prairie. I was fascinated, and I think that book was the reason that I wanted a diary when I was 10 years old. My first writings were about my dolls and records when I was a little kid. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. Newan says:

    Love historical romence becouse the story of past and dress is faboulus

    Thanks for the apportunity to win the ravist duke

    • admin says:

      Thanks for stopping by Newan. One of my resource books has beautiful photos of empire gowns from the Regency period. I loosely based some of my heroine Amy’s gowns on a few of the dresses in that book.

  23. Melissa thomas says:

    I love historical romances….. I started reading them when I was 16 years old. As a teen I wasnt apart of social groups I spent a lot at home. I went to the library quite a bit. I stumbled across a historical romance and instanly fellin love. I loved how I could eoxcdifferent time period which fasinates me. 16 years later I still giggle and look forward to the characters falling in love. It never cease to amaze me that the passionae love in each story never grows old

    • admin says:


      My best friend & I used to read on the beach so we could get tan LOL. I started out reading Victoria Holt books in junior high. But then I started reading horror in college LOL. Someone gave me a Stephen King book & I was crazy about that. I read all sorts of things and didn’t discover romance until the early 90s. When I read my 1st historical romance, I loved it and haven’t looked back. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  24. Kim says:

    The answer is as simple as there is always a happily ever after.

  25. Jennifer says:

    I love historical romances! I used to read stories here and there, but it wasn’t until I discovered historical romances that I truly became a voracious reader! I’ve always loved princesses and there is just something about Regency England, handsome men with titles, women in beautiful period dresses and just the romance of what was and was not proper that I can’t seem to get enough of. I have a particular love for stories about Duke’s, there is something about the power that they wield that is just sexy and also stories about average women who are the most unlikely to marry well and those are the ones who win in the end.

    I can’t wait to read How to Ravish A Rake! I loved the first 2 books so much that I read them each twice and then got the audio books as well! Looking forward to seeing Amy come out of her shell!

    • admin says:

      Jennifer, I’ve got a big smile on my face. Thank you for letting me know you read both ofmy books twice. I read my favorites again, too. Thank you!!!! xoxoxo

  26. Kelli Doubek says:

    I love many different sub-genres within the Romantic Fiction Genre. Highland Historical, Medieval, Pirate, contemporary, Military, paranormal… I would seem, though, that many of my favorites of late are set in the Regency period with all it’s rules of proper etiquette and threat of scandal. Family ties and expectations and hierarchies. The challenges a woman must overcome to be marriageable, much less *gasp* independent… attaining the reluctant intentions of a hero who admires and celebrates that audacity to be strong-willed and have a mind of her own… absolutely priceless and satisfying.

  27. admin says:

    Hi Kelli!

    You’re a well-rounded reader. Thanks for stopping by! See you on Facebook. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. Na says:

    Romance is such a wonderful thing and the best thing about it is that there are so many faces to it. The stories are so diverse from historical to contemporary or suspenseful or even paranormal. Everyone finds love in their own way and their journeys are heartwarming and I love watching characters grow in their diverse ways.

  29. Marsha Hunt says:

    Historical Romance books take a look at a section of time where a nice turned ankle goes right to a man’s heart. We see everyone with so little clothes on now that women or men are not looked at in the same way as before. Men are shown as strong Alpha Males that take care of their women, even if that woman is an Alpha herself. The stories show parts of a world long gone never to return the good and the bad. It takes me to a place where often dreams do come true !

    • admin says:

      Marsha, it’s true that in our world everything it just out there. I saw a news program about foul language and one of the commenters said it just shows that our culture is getting increasingly coarse. It’s quite sad, because well-chosen words have the power to influence and to encourage.

  30. donna ann says:

    I love of historical romance books “take me away” to another time filled with ceremony, adventure, elegance, honor, simplicity, love, sexy men, etc and away from the headaches & hassles of modern life to tell a story about 2 people coming together, overcoming the obsticles before them to find a HEA together (that’s the best part) :)

  31. Ella Saleha says:

    I always love reading books..all books ..but my fav to read about is romance book.. The first Historical romance I ever read was from Barbara Cartland (sorry I forgot the title)…and I have been hooked ever since. I was in junior high when I read Barbara’s book..and that was 26 years a go ..Now my daughter also love romance book, she was in senior high. By the way I love Historical Romance because I love history , the time period and it’s always happy ever after. ..and of course so enjoyeble reading.

  32. admin says:

    That’s great that your daughter reads romances, too. My daughter reads my books. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here’s a funny story about the first time she read my book HOW TO MARRY A DUKE (I called HOW TO COURT A DUKE back then before I sold it to a publisher).

  33. I love historical romance because thereโ€™s always a sense of whimsy to it for me. Iโ€™ve always been interested in history, specifically the medieval & regency eras & when I read the books they act as a time machine, taking me to another place where times werenโ€™t necessarily easier, but seemed to have a whole different meaning.

    I see someone on the blog referred to them as fairytales for grown ups, I would agree with that label, thatโ€™s definitely what they are for me. Iโ€™m a single mother to an autistic child & I also am responsible for taking care of my parents, so I donโ€™t have a social life or much fun really, and these books are my portal to that fairytale it seems like Iโ€™m never going to have. They make me laugh, cry & most important, smile.

    • admin says:

      Hey Michelle! thanks for stopping by my blog & good luck in the contest! Yes, it does seem that many of us think of romances as fairy tales for adults!

  34. jeanette8042 says:

    I love historical romances because I love reading about how heroes and heroines overcome the restrictions of society to be with the one they love and the balls are also so fun to read about!

    • admin says:

      Jeanette, you nailed a huge conflict in most historical romances – that being the proprieties (rules) of the society. It’s a lot of fun when the hero & heroine break the rules LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

  35. maria says:

    I’ve loved romance since i was a teenager. I love the time periods, the dashing dukes and earls. The beuatiful prim and proper ladies who underneath are waiting to be wild woman…lol

  36. Diane D - Florida says:

    I adore Historical Romances with a passion. I love being swept back to another time and place where people lived, laughed and loved and were finding their way to each other. I love the way the men courted the ladies, how they would always send flowers and their cards to the lady the day after following a ball where they might have danced. I love their clothes, their mode of transport and their house parties. Oh, I would have loved to have lived back then.

    • admin says:

      I’ve had this thing about comparing the differences between our own time and the 1800s since I was a kid. It really fascinated me when I was ten to think that objects still existed, but the people were gone. Part of the reason I wrote in a diary was because I wanted to leave a lasting memory of me. Kind of weird thing for a 10 year old now I think of it LOL!

    • admin says:

      Diane, I’ve had this thing about comparing the differences between our own time and the 1800s since I was a kid. It really fascinated me when I was ten to think that objects still existed, but the people were gone. Part of the reason I wrote in a diary was because I wanted to leave a lasting memory of me. Kind of weird thing for a 10 year old now I think of it LOL!

  37. Kitt says:

    Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era. I know I most likely romanticize what it was like back then, but I truly can’t help the feeling, so I read Regency romances to help quell the ache. But it’s also just soo much more than that. Like @Sharon D said “Chivalry, manners, etiquette, honor and courting were the norm. ” I wish we still had this. Not to mention the balls, parties, picnics, two week ‘bbqs’ operas and entertainment instead of phones, internet and t.v. Getting dressed for dinner and not just for going out on the town. Ah, what is there not to love about them?

    Doll Kitt from Paperback

    • admin says:

      Hi Kitt,

      I recognize you from Twitter! Yes, I also think I was born in the wrong era, too. Mind you, I’d be ticked though if I managed to time travel back & found out I was a laundry maid or some other horrid job LOL.

  38. Betty Hamilton says:

    Historical romances take us back to a more simple time. A time when men were very “manly”. It was a time of white knights and damsels in distress. There is a feel of magic and romance and “happily ever after” that allows us to escape the everyday boredom of today’s “normal” life.

  39. Historic romances move at a slower pace than contemporary romances. The heroines have standards and expectations higher than females of the same age do now, usually not falling immediately in bed. Love the horses, both men and women’s clothing and accessories (gloves! hats! canes or parasols!) the details of the houses, parks, societal rituals like afternoon walks in the park, balls, the likely hood of having a large family with diverse siblings. The perils of any medical issue or child birth.

    • admin says:


      The clothing is very interesting, especially in the Regency. One of my research books has actual photos of gowns, and I’ve seen some in the Victoria & Albert museum as well. They’re beautiful – some have real gold on them. Incredible – like works of art.

  40. catslady says:

    I want to be totally taken away and historicals are another time and place. I want to learn about the past and what better way than historicals with a great story and characters to fall in love with. I want a hero that would die for me :)

    • admin says:

      Hi Catslady:

      We do learn a lot about the past from reading. Granted, writers dramatize things to make our stories interesting, but research still counts. I saw quite a bit of London while traveling for business. One Regency era house still exists – Spencer House. I really got a feel for what the rooms and staircases were like. If you go to the Spencer House website and click around, you can see photos & floor plans. Here’s a link:

  41. Sue P. says:

    I love historical romance because it takes me to another time. I have always loved English history and it is such fun to learn about the times, customs, mores, etc. without having to study. I also love to watch how the characters fill their days. It seems there isn’t much obligation for your time during the day and only social events during the evening. I would have been bored. So it’s fascinating watching the characters try to fill up their waking hours. Throw in a mysterious past or a crime to solve and I’m definitely hooked for the duration.

    • admin says:

      Sue P,

      During the Regency, the ladies held ‘at home’ days. Others would call on them. Gentlemen could also call on ladies they were interested in courting. I think the lady of the manor stayed quite busy managing entertainments and approving meals for dinner parties. They also shopped and corresponded with friends and family. At 5 o’clock, most of the ton paraded round Rotten Row (in Hyde Park) on horseback or in vehicles such as curricles. The lords of course attended Parliament, and they also spent a great deal of time in their clubs. There was a betting book at White’s Club (I’ve actually walked past it). The men wagered on all sorts of crazy things. Quite a few also got into serious debt during games of chance. The Duke of Wellington, for example, got so far into debt that a friend paid it for him. Wellington never gambled again after that!

  42. admin says:

    Catslady, It’s fun to write them, too – except when I get stuck & think: “Oh, no, how am I going to get the hero & heroine out of this debacle? LOL. I always think of something, but there’s always that moment of panic. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  43. admin says:

    So I’m going to add a new blog with a pic of what Proofs look like for my friend Jeanne. If you’re interested, have a look. It will take me about 5 or 10 minutes (4:05 CDT right now).

  44. JenniferK says:

    I love historical romances because it reminds me of a simpler time where people are more worried about their reputations and a kiss in public is scandalous. I enjoy the exotic locales and the courtship that happens between the hero and heroine. Takes me away from the stress and problems of a busy life.

  45. admin says:

    For those of you who are curious about what proof pages look like, click on this link:

  46. Chris Bails says:

    I love historical because of the fashion, the parties, and the way everything is so slow paced, instead of constanly going and going. I am also a night person and would love to go to all the fancy parties. I love corsets, the dresses, and garters & stockings.
    Love this series and looking forward to this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

    • admin says:


      My books are set during the London season, so I play tour guide and send my characters to tons of places in Regency London. My inspiration for a trip on the Thames came from two boat tours I took. Only the ladies in HOW TO MARRY A DUKE had to take a delapidated barge to Richmond instead of a nice tour boat like me LOL! And my inspiration for the notorious statue of Apollo in HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL came from seeing a giant statue of Napoleon in Apsley House, the Duke of Wellington’s residence (very near Hyde Park).

  47. Kanriah says:

    I love reading romance for so many reasons. It’s a different world when i read historical romance & the idea of out is nice to escape to. I love that we have characters who have problems of varying degrees but they always end up fighting for what matters. They don’t just give up and move on, at least not for long. :) I love the during women who don’t do the perfect thing in a time that expected perfect. The men who are Not perfect that change their ways our the overly perfect man who loosens up. I mostly just live getting caught up in their world and their story.

    • admin says:

      Hi Kanriah,

      You made a great point. Romance heroines can really inspire us in today’s world to be strong and go after what we want and deserve.

  48. Sue K says:

    I love reading historical romances because men were gentlemen and women were ladies. I love the fact that they dressed for everything, from breakfast to the balls and parties they attended. I love the fact that a man stood when a lady entered the room; helped her in & out of the carriage; apologized for using bad language. I love that women were treated with more respect than today.

    • admin says:

      Sue K, you’re spot on about the numerous changes of clothing. The ladies had all sorts of gowns: morning gowns, walking gowns, riding habits, and evening gowns. A ladies maid helped them dress. They wore no underwear at all. They first put on a shift. After that, they donned stays. A busk was inserted in the stays. The ladies also wore a very light petticoat and stockings tied above the knee. If I recall correctly, the slippers, which were low-heeled shoes like ballet flats were not made for left and right feet. Here are some photos of Regency-era shoes:

  49. Theresa Newbury says:

    Escapism! I need a world totally different from the single parent of three hormonal teenagers!

    • admin says:


      I was a single parent and had two teenagers. They’re in their 20s now, but I so identify with needing the escapism.

  50. kimmyl says:

    I love reading about the history and because you wish your man were more like the heroes in the books.

  51. SoftFuzzySweater says:

    One time I watched the film “Sense and Sensibility” in beween “The Jerry Springer Show” and felt as if I was on a bad acid trip. I long for the days of civility and impeccable manners. I find it when reading Regency fiction.

    Please enter me!


  52. Sherie says:

    I love history. I love knowing how the people lived their lives during those years, what they ate, and how they acted. I also love romances, so mixing the two is a great way to learn!

    • admin says:

      Sherie, while writing HOW TO RAVISH A RAKE, I researched food during the period. Imagine how stunned I was to find that they ate cheesecake back then!

  53. Jeanne Miro says:

    Hi Vicky!

    The very first romance book I read was Man of la Mancha by Cervantes when I was in High School during the 1960’s and I fell in love at first read! After all what teenage girl wouldn’t love a hero who sees only the good in you and loves you unconditionally!

    I was thrilled when later they made the story into a Broadway Show and then also a movie so the masses could enjoy the story as well. (Let’s be honest, most people aren’t going to pick up the book on a whim!).

    Not only is Don Quixote still my favorite hero of all times but as far as I’m concerned Cervantes was the first author to bring romance to life.

    Tonight my husband and I will be playing the song The Impossible Dream from the musical and movie to celebrate our 42nd Anniversary – (It was the song we played at our wedding reception.) And yes, my husband did read the book but since he reads history and historical fiction he would never tells his friends it’s really a romance novel!

  54. Carol L says:

    Hi Vicky,
    I just want to say I loved Hawk and Julianne’s story. I can’t wait to read ow To Ravish A Rake. It’s already on my TRL. I love Historical Romance because I get transported to a different era where I can mingle with Dukes, Earls, Kings and Princes and I don’t even have to be one of the upper crust. :) I attend the balls , ride on Rotten Row and learn history without attending classes. It’s always a happy ending and the stories are delicious. Thanks so much for the opportunity.
    Carol L.

  55. Stephanie S says:

    Historical romance provides me an opportunity to escape for a few hours. I am a stay at home mom to 2 little girls (2.5 and 6 months!). My day consists of car pool, Little gym, playgroups, and the grocery store. If I am lucky I get to have adult conversation and cuddling with my husband after the girls are asleep. Historical romance has courtly manners and leaving things to the imagination – 2 things missing from today’s world! Thanks for your stories Vicky – they are the PERFECT escape for me!

    • admin says:


      I was a stay-at-home mom & I lived for nap time when I could read a romance! Thanks for your kind words about my books. It made my day!

  56. Carolyn B says:

    Historical romances are my grown-up fairy tale & “once upon a time.” I am a college student & sometimes it is just really nice to have an escape from reality & the dense reading that comes with all my textbooks. Hawk & Julianne’s story has been my favorite of your books!

    • admin says:

      I don’t know how you find time to read in college. When I returned to college in the late 90s, I always looked forward to the semester breaks so I could read a fun romance.

  57. Martha C. says:

    I like all the wonderful clothes and proper ways of men and woman.

  58. Patricia Perez says:

    On the 29th of February I am going to be widowed 24 years and I have never re-married. I love historical romance because it gives me a chance to escape. I love the way the characters act so proper yet you know they are totally wicked. Your books give me a chance to get away for a while.
    Thank you Vicky for that.

    • admin says:

      Patricia, I hope you focus on your wonderful memories of your husband. And I agree. I great historical romance always takes my cares. Hugs this V-Day.

  59. Melissa Thomas says:

    I love historical romances for many reasons… I started reading when I was 16 years old. My dad would take me on my weekly trips to the library and I happen upon my first historical. I instanly fell in love!!! The stories were nothing like what I had read before. I loved the history, the class, the partys… everything about historicals amazed me. What I loved most was how the hero and herione fell in love everytime, the Rake may not know that he can be redemmed or the Lady not knowing she can be a passionate person. I can never grow tired of these storys. 16 years later, and I still feel the same way. recently, my best friend told me I should try some contempary books and I will read a few from time to time…. but nothing, nothing compares to reading a historical romance time period book.

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