Guest post by Ophelia London + Giveaway

Filed in featured , Giveaways , Ophelia London , The Latin Lover Posted on February 18, 2013 @ 11:00 am 13 comments

We are happy to kick off the blog tour celebrating Ophelia London‘s brand new release Speaking of Love, the second book in her Perfect Kisses series, published in Entangled Publishing’s Bliss line. Ophelia stops by to tell you about her Top 10 Favourite Romance Novels, so let’s see if you agree with her or not, and you could even win a great prize by commenting. 😉


My Top Ten List of Best Romance Novels
by Ophelia London

I’m so excited to be talking books about romance, especially this time of the year! Obviously, lovey-dovey tales are near and dear to my heart, so let’s get this party started…

10) “The Marriage Bargain,” but Jennifer Probst. This was the first Entangled Publishing novel that I read. Let’s just say, after one steamy shower scene, I was hooked!

9) “What the Lady Wants,” by Jennifer Cruise. Nothing like some sexy bait-and-switch combined with a little bad-body detective to get the heart racing.

8) “Watermelon,” by Marian Keyes. In this first book in her Walsh Family series, Ms Keyes is the master of weaving tragic subjects with humor and the perfect happily ever after.

7-6) “Hopeless,” by Coleen Hoover and “Anna and the French Kiss,” by Stephanie Perkins. I had to toss a couple YA’s in here, because there’s nothing like the thrill of first kisses and first love.

5) “Try Me,” by Diana Albert. If I ever run into my ex-love on the side of the highway, I would pull over, too. And the fact that he’s a Marine on leave, well…where do I sign?

4) “Austenland,” by Sharon Hale. This wonderful spin on “Pride and Prejudice” is full of smoldering glances, stolen kisses and a good old-fashioned fist fight. What’s not to love?

3) “The Bridges of Madison County,” by Robert James Waller. Whoever said men can’t write romance was dead wrong with this one. This short and sweet story has scenes that both broke my heart and sizzled on the pages.

2) “Redeeming Love,” by Francine Rivers. With a dashing hero who will love his lady no matter what, it’s a tale of true love with pure romance at its heart.

1) “Outlander,” by Diana Gabaldon. The sexiest Scot since Connery, a honeymoon on the highlands, throw in a little time travel, and you’ve got a recipe for some serious swooning!

Thank you for having me on! So, what do you think of my list? Do you agree? Which books would you add?

Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes. Ophelia is the author of PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE… and ABBY ROAD. Visit her at But don’t call when The Vampire Diaries is on.

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Speaking of Love by Ophelia London

Book #2 in the Perfect Kisses series

Speech teacher and successful matchmaker Mackenzie Simms decides to find a woman for her friend, handsome newspaper tycoon Rick Duffy. Though they’ve been each other’s go-to dates for the past month, Mac and Rick couldn’t be more different: she is outspoken, sarcastic, and completely loathes his privileged lifestyle. He’s laid-back, unassuming, and seems comfortable at an upper-class charity function. So why can’t she stop thinking about him?

Rick knows he and the opinionated-though-adorable Mackenzie are better off as friends, so he agrees to the double-date getaway Mac plans at his family cabin. But seeing Mac cuddle up with her “friendly” date rankles Rick beyond reason, and Mac regrets her matchmaking scheme the minute she sees the way her beauty-queen cousin looks at Rick. Can Mac ‘fess up to what’s really in her heart, when speaking her mind puts everything at risk?

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There are TWO Giveaways!

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Entangled Publishing has generously offered an ebook copy of Speaking of Love by Ophelia London to one lucky commenter!

All you have to do is answer Ophelia’s questions: tell us what do you think of my list? Do you agree? Which books would you add?

(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please be sure to include a valid email address in the comment form (need not be in the actual body of the comment).

This giveaway is open to everyone!

Giveaway ends on 2 March 2013 and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good Luck!


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About Stella

Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn't live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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  • Jennifer Probst February 18, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I love your list Ophelia and I am SO honored to be ranked on your top ten! I can’t wait to read this book it looks wonderful huge congrats!

  • Izz February 18, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Hi Ophelia. Congratulations on the release. I have only read the Marriage Bargain and I agree with you it was really good. I have never heard the other books mentioned, except Outlander. I prefer read Romantic Suspense, which one on the list is Romantic Suspense? maybe I could add it to my read list. 😉

  • Mary Preston February 19, 2013 at 2:29 am

    I don’t know what I would add, but I would have OUTLANDER on mine. I’ve added books to my reading list thank you.

  • Lily B February 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Congrats on your new release! I am sad to say I have read none of the books on the list, but most of them are on my wishlist. Hopeless I heard was really good. I read the marriage mistake, but missed The Marriage Bargain. Really loved The Marriage Mistake though, was a good book 😀

  • erinf1 February 19, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    that’s a fantastic list! Too bad I’ve only read about 1/2 of them 🙂

  • Shannon Bereza February 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Sadly I have not read most of the books on Ophelia’s top ten list, but a couple are on my TBR list so I’m looking forward to reading them. Congrats on the new release!!

  • Victoria Zumbrum February 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I love the list. I would add them all to my tbr list. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Filia Oktarina February 21, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Congrats on your new release! I am agree with your list!!! Loved them, even i don’t read all books but a couple was in my list to.

  • Aretha zhen February 21, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Hi Ophelia , I am agree with your list though sadly I never had a chance to read outlander. I. Would like to add something wonderful by Judith mcnaught and lord and lady spy by dhana Galen .

    • Ophelia London February 22, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      I’ll read those if you read Outlander! 🙂

  • bn100 February 22, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Haven’t read any of the books on your list

  • Jennifer Shirk February 25, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    OMG, I only read #10 and #6! I need to add these books to my TBR pile!

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