Thursday, March 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #28

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Happy Thursday, everyone! And welcome to a new feature on Buried Under Romance and Love Saves the World.

What is Throwback Thursday?
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.

The Historical Romance Edition:
Since Mary of Buried Under Romance and I are unapologetic lovers of historical romances, we've decided to focus on our beloved genre.

Here are our rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.


Prince Charming by Gaelen Foley, published February 2000

Blurb:

Destiny casts its hand one perfect moonlit night when Ascencion's most elusive highwayman, the Masked Rider, chooses the wrong coach to rob. For inside is Rafael, the prince of the kingdom, renowned for his hot-blooded pursuits of women and other decadent pleasures. The failed raid leaves the equally notorious Masked Rider wounded and facing a hangman's noose. Then Rafe realizes his captive criminal is Lady Daniela Chiaramonte, a defiant beauty who torments him, awakening his senses and his heart as no woman has before.

Dani can only wonder if she's been delivered to heaven or hell once she agrees to marry the most desirable man in the Mediterranean -- until forces of treachery threaten to destroy their tenuous alliance and bring down the throne itself ...

I remembered getting this book. I remembered which bookstore I got this from. I also remember the reason why I got this book: I loved the idea of a lady masquerading as a highwayman. But I also remember being confused by the concept of a fictitious kingdom and the different set of rules in that kingdom -- it didn't help my case that this is the last book in her Ascension Trilogy and I hadn't read the first two books. Still, I did appreciate Foley's attempt at world building.

I've read other books by this author, including some books from her ongoing Inferno Club series -- but I haven't been following her works too closely.

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6 comments:

  1. I haven't gotten into her works to closely either. I've only known her Inferno Club series and that's only books # 5 and #6. But I think her Knight Miscellany series looks good. :)

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  2. This certainly does sound rather unique! I have yet to actually read anything by Gaelen Foley, although I have plenty of her books on my TBR list :)

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  3. I love Gaelen Foley's books although I have to say that this was the weakest in this particular trilogy. It was still a great read for me since I'm a big fan of her writing but yeah, the first book is about Rafael's father (THE PIRATE PRINCE) and as good a hero as Rafael is, it was hard not to compare them. :)

    Camille @ Girl meets Books

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  4. Hi, Camille! Thank you for the feedback -- I had a feeling I was missing out on a lot by reading this as a stand-alone.

    Hi, Cerian! I would look at her Inferno Club series. I read the first book of the series and enjoyed it. Sadly, I haven't followed the rest of the series.

    Hi, Ki!~ Her Knight Miscellany series seems to be her most popular? A book buddy of mine reads Foley and loves that particular series.

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