Thursday, May 8, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #34

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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.

Something Reckless by Jess Michaels, published April 2008


Prim, headstrong, and beautiful Penelope is determined to expose the licentious affairs of the ton's randiest rakes. Now one of their powerful number -- the unrepentant libertine Jeremy Vaughn, Duke of Kilgrath -- has been selected to put an end to the prudish lady's interference. Jeremy's plan is devilishly clever: He will join Penelope's war against immorality, fighting passionately by her side, all the while showering her with anonymous erotic missives designed to titillate even the coldest, most unwilling maid. He will break down her defenses and inflame her repressed desires by escorting her (in the interests of their "noble campaign") to London's most notorious pleasure palaces. And he will visit her boudoir -- masked -- during the night to school her in the deliciously sinful arts she wishes to abolish. Then he will expose her hypocrisy to the world.

But the handsome rogue's scheme is doomed to go awry, even as the lovely Penelope sheds her every inhibition and freely gives in to his every whim. For in this sensuous game of hearts, it's the seducer who becomes seduced ...

I just finished reading two Jess Michaels books back-to-back and it was an amazing experience! I really love her writing and how she presents erotic elements in her historical romances. Her Albright Sisters series remains my favourite, especially this book. The premise is tricky: Penelope and Jeremy are polar opposites and each one is determined to "reform" the other -- who would win?

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  1. OH!!! Jess is amazing! Read it read it!! I don't have this book but I have her other books!

  2. I haven't read anything by Jess Michaels, but the premise of this one really intrigues me. I've been wanting to find a really steamy historical and this might fit the bill. Great pick!

  3. Hi, Jennifer! I would highly recommend her books! Her Albright sisters series is very steamy! Her current series is really great! Her stories are sexy/steamy, but also very emotional. ^_^

    Ki! Mary! I've read this series! I think I've read most of Jess's works. ^_^

  4. I started reading Jess as Jenna Petersen, wonderful books!
    I enjoyed reading The Lady Spies Series, The Billingham Bastards Series and the others too!
    Now I follow her as Jess Michaels, a whole new area for me.....I like. :-)
    I have to agree with you Tin, her new series, The Pleasure Wars, is very good.



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