My Wishlist: The Stuck on my Shelf (Romance) Edition

Filed in My Wishlist , The Quirky Lover Posted on January 19, 2012 @ 12:00 pm 5 comments

I’m sure this is nothing new, but I am seriously behind on my reading…seriously. And in this state (add in the necessary “perpetual” there), there are books that I’ve had for a while that are just taking up room on my shelves, waiting for the time when I can give them my undivided attention. (Don’t tell the books, but it’s not anywhere in the foreseeable future 🙁 )

Add to this dilemma, that winter is traditionally romanticized by the ability to “curl up with a good book”,  especially a romance novel,  said books must be feeling even sadder. With Valentine’s Day not too far around the corner, I thought I would share the romance books that are quietly demanding to be read. I may have to break down and read at least one of these during the month of February…

The Mistress’ House by Leigh Michaels

First in a smart, sexy, Regency romance series intertwining three love stories from an awardwinning, bestselling author.

A rakish Earl buys a love nest and winds up falling madly in love with and marrying the lady he installs there. Because of its proximity to the Earl, and his rakish reputation, the next two ladies who move into the house after that can’t avoid a scandal, but each one is on her way to true love…

I didn’t realize I had two Leigh Michaels books! It’s already a tough pick between these, nevermind the other authors listed below…

The Wedding Affair by Leigh Michaels

The Duke of Somervale’s sister’s wedding brings together three couples who must sort themselves out to avoid scandal. The handsome Duke persuades Lady Reyne to pretend to be his fiancée so he can avoid the matchmakers but falls in love with her anyway. Lady Reyne’s friend Kate discovers how much she has in common with adventurer Andrew Carlisle, and Lady Penelope Townsend discovers new love with her estranged husband.

Utterly Charming by Kristine Grayson

This time when Sleeping Beauty wakes up, she wants nothing to do with the man who kissed her. Consoling Alex Blackstone, the rejected suitor who is a brilliant magician but inept when it comes to women, falls to modern career woman and lawyer, Nora Barr. Nora now has to deal with Beauty’s evil stepmother, and the discovery that Alex just might be her own personal Prince Charming…

I recently read a take on Cinderella in a French historical context, it might be neat to read a modern day twist on Sleeping Beauty. This one sounds kinda fun, right?

Midnight Waltz by Jennifer Blake


In the aristocratic world of the magnificent plantations of nineteenth-century Louisana, yound Amalie knows how to behave as the new mistress at Belle Grove, but her arranged marriage to Julien Declouet is full of surprises.


Amalie finds her husband perfectly polite, although oddly aloof, by day, but a completely different man when he visits her in her chambers at night, full of white-hot emotions and passion that sweeps her away. As the steamy Louisiana summer swelters onward, and the mystery of her husband’s dual personalities intensifies, Amalie finds herself engulfefd in an emotional storm that threatens to wreak destruction on them all…

Arranged marriage storylines aren’t normally my thing, but when passions are ignited, phew!

Breakfast in Bed by Robin Kaye

He’d be Mr. Perfect if he wasn’t a perfect mess…

Rich Ronaldi is almost the complete package-smart, sexy, great job-but when his girlfriend dumps him, Rich swears he’ll learn to cook and clean just to win her back…

She’ll be happy to make him over, but not for another woman…

Rich is the only guy Becca Larsen’s ever met who hasn’t tried to change her. She’s glad to help him master the domestic arts, but she’ll be damned if he’ll start cooking in another woman’s kitchen-or bedroom…

Look at those abs… I mean, doesn’t this book sound good? 😀 I heard it’s a fun read.

Now, I need you all to weigh in and tell me if any of these titles need to be read ASAP?! In a perfect world (or a least one far more organized than my own is at the moment), I’d be able to make the next few weeks all about the romance novels (I also have Sarah Maclean’s Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart giving me the big ole puppy eyes). Alas, it doesn’t look likes it’s meant to be just yet 🙁

About Jackie

Jackie is a quirky mom, living in Ontario, Canada. She's a bookkeeper by day and a book lover by night. She also blogs at The Novel Nation and writes occasionally for Heroes and Heartbreakers.

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  • blodeuedd January 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Someone has a few Sourcebooks books I see 🙂 I’d say…Kate, I am curious about that one

  • Jan January 19, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Hmm, breakfast in Bed sounds intriguing.

  • Diane January 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I haven’t read any of them but they certainly look good.

  • aurian January 20, 2012 at 7:10 am

    I like the Robin Kaye series, with her domestic gods. It is so fun to see a man struggle to learn how to clean and cook and do laundry and stuff.

  • LSUReader January 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Read McLean’s Eleven Scandals. It definitely IS meant to be! McLean wrote such a good trilogy.

    Good luck with your reading.

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