Thursday, January 15, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition

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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.

When A Lady Misbehaves (Pleasure Emporium) by Michelle Marcos, published October 2007


As a maid at The Pleasure Emporium, Miss April Jardine has witnessed her share of sinful acts, but nothing as brazen as her own money-making scheme. By blackmailing the gentlemen named in the Madame's private diaries, April can escape a life of drudgery -- as long as she avoids the hangman's noose. All goes swimmingly until she crosses paths with Lord Blackheath, the most powerful judge in England. His wicked gaze suggests he is torn between exposing April and seducing her -- and April is only too pleased to oblige.


Blackheath has no doubt that the alluring firebrand could cripple his family's finances and reputation with the bat of an eyelash. And yet ... April outshines every dull Society belle he's ever known, and nothing compares to the sensual bliss they share. But trusting this scheming Miss could cost him everything. Will he ever be able to welcome her into his home -- and his heart?

So, I finally compiled all the books I've featured for TBT:HR, and I realised that I had never featured Michelle Marcos. When a Lady Misbehaves was her debut novel and the heroine is a blackmailing maid who works in a house of ill-repute. When I read this book, I was intrigued by the author's audacity to create such a character -- and April was fun! I admired her ambition and drive to improve her life -- she wasn't dreaming of a Prince Charming to rescue her, she was doing it for herself, albeit her methods were a bit questionable.

To find out more about Michelle Marcos 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.^_^

Fellow historical romance readers are welcome to join us. Enter your link below so we can visit your TBT: HR Edition post for the week! (Then go here to copy the Link code to your blogs.)


  1. Great pick for the week. I just love Michelle Marcos, but I haven't read this one...YET. I see I need to though. I will have to check to see if this title is at my local library. :) Happy Reading.

  2. I tried reading this years ago, but had trouble connecting with it then. I'll have to find it again and see if it that is still true or not. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi Tin!
    Another good pick for Throwback Thursday.
    I will be adding this one to my list of must-reads. :-)



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