Happy October! Fall has finally arrived (Holly lives in Texas, where it takes longer than it does in those northern places Erin and Ingrid call home) and we’re excited for pumpkins and leaves and smut where everyone gets snowed in. But first! A recap of our epic month of Back to Old School!
Our Favorite Reads…
Holly’s Choice: Enemies with Benefits by Roxie Noir
Excellent banter between the protagonists just made this book a fun read.
Ingrid’s Choice: The Bride by Julie Garwood
Old school? Yes. Hilarious? Also yes.
Erin’s Choice: The Larks Still Bravely Singing by Aster Glenn Gray
Do you want to have your heart shredded? Then this book is the perfect choice.
Congratulations to the winners of our 2k followers giveaway on Instagram! We hope @_lexireads, @doseofromance, and @christinbolton enjoy their new books!
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More from the Blog…
- For the month of September, we went Back to Old School! It was fun! We read The Flame and the Flower! We talked about pirates and devils and highlanders! And read some contemporaries from the 90s and were *shook* at how uncomfortable they were.
- Plus we tried to remember some books we read 20 years ago! (Twice!)
- Want Old School vibes without Old School mess? Why not try Elizabeth Hoyt! Here’s everything you need to know about her writing.
- Samantha SoRelle, G., and Jessica Kay all shared their first smut stories.
- The Great Smut Debate continues! We talked about consent, dark romance, BDSM, and things that make romance readers uncomfortable.
- TBR Challenge: Animals. Things are getting weird.
- Oh yeah, and football season started. Here are some football romances that we recommend to get you in the mood (or to read while you’re tailgating)
Notes from Romancelandia…
Check out this fabulous substack on creating content about books.
And if you got all intrigued by our post yesterday where we yelled about contemporaries from the 90s, you might like this perspective on Nora Roberts’ writing style and career trajectory. (You should actually check out the whole Sweet Savage Flame blog, especially if you’ve enjoyed our trip back to old school. Also Romance Fiction Has a History.)
We’re back to our usual mix of ARCs and random books we feel like reading and then yelling about on the internet in October.