Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #49

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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 Mistress Diaries by Julianne MacLean, published July 2008

He told me he would treat my heart with great care. He was lying of course, for it was all a very clever, skillful seduction...

The night I met Lord Vincent Sinclair, son of the Duke of Pembroke, was the night I lost control. I never imagined that I, Cassandra Montrose, could engage in such wicked, wanton behavior with a man I hardly knew. But in that fateful moment, alone in his coach, the passion I felt for him was undeniable, even though I knew that after my surrender I was unlikely to ever see my lover again. Until a fateful secret brought me to his door...

I always believed my pride would prevent me from becoming any man's mistress -- especially a rogue like Vincent, who cares for nothing but his inheritance. Yet I have very good reason to remain in his life. If only he did not tempt me so..

*Blurb copied from author's website

What is so amazing about this book is the situation between Cassandra and Vincent. She's his mistress and he's promised to marry another woman. I love when authors put their characters in an impossible situation, but what I love even more is reading how the characters find their way out of it. It's always a celebration of man's determination and indefatigable spirit. Considering how tricky this was, Julianne MacLean was very careful and very thoughtful about how she portrayed her hero and heroine. This is one of her best-written stories, IMHO.

To find out more about Julianne MacLean 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. I haven't read anything by Julianne MacLean, but this one intrigues me. I'm not usually a fan of mistress-themed books though I can do it if the author handles it properly. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi, Jennifer! I would really recommend this book! Another really interesting mistress story is Mary Balogh's The Secret Pearl -- and Maggie Robinson's Mistress series.



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