If you follow me on goodreads then you know that I kind of binged on some Historical Romance over the last few days here. More specifically, I binged on Sarah MacLean’s historical romance.
2. The man is typically “not good enough” for our heroine. They have somehow screwed up in their past which has led to their current Scoundrel/Rogue status… though all titled in some way… because title and money and status are very important in this day and age even if they aren’t using or claiming them. The “not being good enough” is typically where the back and forth of the relationship comes in … you know… they cave and have this one amazing night together but he eventually has to push her away to something better… some ONE better.
2a. I kinda want there to be more sexy times even though it probably just wasn’t done like that at this time…. but I can’t help it.
3. The overbearing mother. Enough said on that one right??
What I loved about Sarah MacLean’s series is that she writes women who don’t fit in and not in a crazy way, more like a way that we can identify with even in this day and age. Pippa is incredibly smart and scientific and makes no apologies about it. Penelope is opinionated and strong and doesn’t let the men around her push her around. Sophie is adventurous and daring … the list goes on! I think that’s what makes her books so fun and enjoyable.
The guys… I mean… while they all have their faults, they make me think I would have fallen for a scoundrel and a rogue had I been alive in this day and age. I think MacLean does an amazing job of making you both hate some of these guys actions, but fall in love with everything else. The fact that for the most part they are trying to be honorable is a plus… though King at times, while cheeky provided some excellent banter, at other times he tried my patience with how sometimes mean he was. I love that Sophie quite often got the upper hand of him.
So yes, I enjoyed the books that I’ve read so far, I’ll probably binge Tessa Dare soon, my friend Cosmo says she’s written some of her all-time favorite titles in this genre so I’m going to give them a try (admittedly I did read a couple by her already and loved them!)