Thursday, April 3, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #29

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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.

The Viscount in Her Bedroom by Gayle Callen, published May 2007


She never knew the true meaning of desire until she was tempted by ... The Viscount in Her Bedroom.

When all hope seems lost ...

Louisa Shelby's carefree life of elegant balls and beautiful frocks ended when her father died, leaving her penniless. With no hope of securing a proper marriage, the vivacious young miss accepts a position as a companion to an elderly viscountess. But temptation in a most unexpected guise awaits Louisa in the dowager's home ...

Once, Simon Wade was London's most eligible bachelor and most able seducer. But a tragic accident forced him into seclusion, away from prying eyes and questions. He thought he'd never again experience the tender touch of a beautiful woman. But while he yearns to hold the enchanting Louisa and taste the intoxicating nectar of her kiss, he will accept no woman's pity.

Louisa never desired a man the way she burns for Simon. And now her chance at happines may rest in her ability to convince the stubborn viscount that her passion is real ... and her love is true.

Gayle Callen is another author I've read, but, sadly, have not followed recently. I do love her Willow Pond series and this is the book that stands out from that series. When an author creates a character with a physical/psychological/emotional impediment, I'm always curious how the author will write around (or through) it. In Simon's case, he was blinded by an accident and I wondered how he would interact and fall in love with the heroine.

To find out more about Gayle Callen and her books, click below:

Head over to Mary @ Buried Under Romance and Ki Pha of Doing Some Reading for their picks for Throwback Thursday.^_^

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  1. Now, I'm curious too. I remember reading Hugh from Julia Quinn's THE SUM OF ALL KISSES and I loved Julia Quinn treatment of the story when it comes to Hugh's disability. This is quite a reversal of roles also, don't you think? :) With the heroine doing the wooing? Hehe :)

    Camille @ Girl meets Books

  2. Hi, Camille! I forgot about Julia Quinn's recent release! Thank you for the reminder! Must go get it and read it. ^_^

  3. I loved the Willow Pond series too with The Viscount in My Bedroom being my favorite. I haven't read Gayle Callen's recent books either, but I plan on catching up someday. Thanks for reminding me about this great read!!

  4. GREAT pick!!! This is a amazing series. Just seeing this book makes me want to read it again. I really love this authors earlier books they are classics.



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