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Well, not THAT sort of love, but my love for reading historical romance!
Don’t panic! But I have another #bookbloggerconfession to make and it’s a doozy. In the later part of last year, it seemed that ALL the historical romance novels that I read were not catching my attention at all. I mean, the last few that I read were from authors that I absolutely love, but the stories did not work for me. At. All. I thought it was because I was so bloodthirsty in that I kept reading about YA female assassins, wars, and death and all that, that I romance couldn’t catch my attention anymore. Historical romance is my genre first love and I thought I was losing interest!
I was devastated (it seems that this is now my favorite word!) that I didn’t even finish any of them. Sure, I started them but always, always lose interest a few chapters in. Of the ones that I had to finish for a tour were just meh.
Here are some of the books that have been on my on-hold list for at least a couple of months. GASP!
STOP the presses, people!
See? These are authors on my one-click list! My trustworthy authors that always, ALWAYS deliver. Is something wrong with me? Because I just can’t grasp the real reason why.
BUT MY LOVE IS RESTORED!
Now, the reason why I am up this late (or early, it’s 2:30 AM BTW) is that I finally have my love for historical romance restored! To say I was relieved is a mild world. I am above ecstatic that my love for historicals is still there!
So, who restored your love, this time?
It’s not a who, (okay maybe it is a who) it’s actually two WHO’s! Namely Lady Bridget Cavendish (she’s my book BFF, you know) of Lady Bridget’s Diary by Maya Rodale and Christopher Argent of The Hunter by Kerrigan Bryne! These are the two books that have restored my faith in humanity! Plus, Christopher Argent is now my favorite Victorian romance antihero! More on that when I write my review because I just finished this book and OHMYGODYES!!!!!!
My reviews are going to be posted soon so stay tuned!
What a relief!
I am just beyond happy that I haven’t abandoned historical romance. This genre and I go waaaaay, waaaay back to the time where I wasn’t even supposed to read these types of books (ooops!). And in all honesty, this genre has helped me when I needed it most. So yeah, I was justifiably worried.
I think the lesson here is this: palate cleansing. It’s OKAY to read other genres, once in a while. Heck, it’s okay to binge read on certain genres but there does comes a point when you’re done.
Has this ever happened to you? Did you ever think that you will abandon your favorite genre? Any horror stories? Let’s talk!
Lover Of Romance says
This tends to happen to me occasionally. Most of the time it will happen with how certain authors write historical romance now adays. I have a hard time when a story is too much “fluff”….i like a good conflict and depth. The Hunter is AMAZING!! I have been so impressed with this new author. She writes HR so well.
I KNOW! When I finished The Hunter I was like OMGUGLYCRY! I am really impressed. I’m currently reading The Highwayman BTW. 🙂
I used to love historical romance but I’ve gotten bored with it lately-I’m going to see if my library has the two books you loved 🙂
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I think I was more scared that I would be bored because I have NOT been enjoying them lately. I am actually listening to Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas right now, one of the books that I have put on-hold and I am loving it! I may have needed time to step away from it for a while. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Sara!
Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction says
Ha! I’m so glad you’ve rediscovered your true love!! 🙂
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I was a little worried, there! 🙂