As we return to the daily grind after Memorial Day weekend, we’re looking forward to a long summer of reading by the beach, reading by the pool, reading while the kids run through the sprinkler in the backyard, reading in our air-conditioned living rooms…
But before we look forward too much, here’s a quick look back at everything we got up to last month.
Our Favorite Reads…
Ingrid’s Choice: Dreams of Fate by Skylar Shoar
There were a lot of tissues involved.
Holly’s Choice: The King’s Man by Elizabeth Kingston
Do you love densely-written historical romance? If you are Holly’s reading twin, please read this book post-haste.
Erin’s Choice: The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley
No-nonsense heroine plus an author who uses historical facts to poke at the reader’s understanding of the present? Yes please.
More from the Blog…
- Spent a week talking about accidental pregnancy in romance. You can read our discussion of the trope here and our buddy ready of I Think I Might Need You here.
- The Great Smut Debate continues! This month we tackled the HEA vs HFN.
- TBR Challenge: Tales of Old
- Erin took over Hot Takes by Holly to talk about bad word choice
Notes from Romancelandia…
- Long-time romance reviewer Gwendolyn Osborne died earlier this month. SuperWendy and Laura Vivanco both wrote lovely tributes to her contributions to the romance community.
- Check out this thought-provoking post about heavier topics in romance novels over on FireWhiskeyReader
- If you need more romance book reviews, here’s romance author Olivia Waite’s overview of eight recent releases for The New York Times.
Erin picked June’s Trope Week theme, and we’re branching out into settings! We’ll be talking about and reading romances set in the Interwar Period (1920s-1930s), and are excited to dive into a time period that’s less frequently featured in romance.