So, I discovered a super fun tag when I was blog hopping (a while) ago on Sofia @ Bookish Wanderess’ blog. It was the Historical Romance Reader tag, originally created by Jess @ PeaceLoveBooks. As a huge fan of historical romance, I couldn’t help myself but put this tag together–even if it made me realize I need to read more than like, three authors of this genre!😅
1. What was the first historical romance you ever read?
Gosh, I’m not even sure if I can remember the first romance I read. According to my Goodreads, the oldest romance I’ve marked as “read” is A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare.
2. What was the last historical romance you read?
Most recently, I read Eva Leigh’s Forever Your Earl, which I bloody ADORED.
3. Who is an underrated historical romance author you wish more people read?
I don’t think this is actually underrated, but I’d list Seven Secrets to Seduction by Anne Mallory, simply because I haven’t really seen Mallory’s name pop up, like I have with other authors I mention here. But, I’m quickly learning through this tag that I haven’t read as much historical romance as I want to!
4. Who is a historical romance author you haven’t read yet but need to?
I think probably Courtney Milan. I hear her name all of the time, yet I’ve never read one of her books, so I really need to!
5. What historical romance would you recommend to people who are new to the genre?
My favorite of Tessa Dare’s books: Any Duchess Will Do. Gods, I loved that book.
6. What is your favorite historical romance of all time?
Oh, oops. That one ^^. 😂
7. Do you prefer new or old school historical romance?
Probably new? I don’t think I have really delved too deep into older historical romances and I’ve found myself, if the cover looks like an older style design, searching for more “recent” looking covers. *shrugs*
8. What are your favorite historical romance tropes?
ONLY ONE BED. ONLY ONE BED.
But I also love:
- Coming together due to an injury
- Pinning against a wall
- Slight brushes or touches
- Not using first name/staying formal until a pivotal moment
9. What are your favorite historical romance settings?
Always trash for any English settings. Would love to find more pirate-type settings!
10. What is the oldest historical romance you own?
I don’t own too many of them, as I just recently started buying some, so probably 2019ish.
12. What historical romance releases that you are excited for?
I haven’t followed too many new romance releases, so I am just going to list a few romances I haven’t read yet that I’m excited to read hopefully soon (soon here meaning either tomorrow or within my lifetime):
- Dare to be a Duchess by Sapna Bhog
- The Hellion’s Waltz by Olivia Waite
- A Bit of Rough by Jackie Barbosa
13. What creators do you follow for historical romance recommendations?
I am honestly drawing a blank here, which is embarrassing. If you like historical romances, (remind me) let me know in the comments!
Well, that’s the tag, which is honestly more enlightening for me than perhaps for you. I haven’t read as widely in the historical romance genre as I thought I had. The reason? Once I discovered my love for romance, I honestly started devouring steampunk and fantasy romances by authors like Bec McMaster, Anne Renwick, Kristen Callihan! But historical romance is still something I adore and I will always owe the genre for showing me such a beautiful genre.