Unlike the English majors sharing this space, Erin was a history major and so it is unsurprising that she has a distinct preference for historical romance. More specifically, she reads English historical romance, preferably set during the Regency period. In a pinch, Georgian or Victorian will also do, and a very satisfying Scottish medieval can never go awry.

Just so you understand Erin’s biases, since she’s recommending books to you, we note that she goes a little weak at the knees for an arrogant hero who’s emotionally inaccessible until he meets just the right lady. Think Mr. Darcy, but that’s far too erudite, so think dukes and other powerful men, like Julie Garwood or Lisa Kleypas heroes or (swoon) Mary Balogh’s Wulfric Bedwyn. She likes reasonable stories about unreasonable men and smart women.

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Holly spent way too many years in school getting advanced degrees, only to discover that academia was not for her. However, that means that she has lots of experience reading and reviewing books – now she can put those skills to good use, except she’s reading books that are way more fun.

Holly will read literally anything (except she doesn’t dig Romantic Suspense, sorry guys). She has a soft spot in her heart for Old School bodice rippers. Bonkers plots and ridiculous characters are a-ok – bonus points for making her laugh. Deal breakers include bad sex, bad writing, or characters that she loathes.

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Ingrid was an English major with a focus in Creative Writing who also focused in Studio art, hoping to be either a world-renowned author/illustrator of children’s literature, or like, a poet or something. Currently, she does work with books – but she’s working on the editorial side of medical textbooks, having also worked for a legal publisher and a mind/body/spirit publisher. She also has a side hustle negotiating foreign licensing for independent authors.

Ingrid really means it when she says she reads it all–but she has a soft spot for series, strong women, and up-and-coming authors.

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