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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Why Do You Love a Good Romance? + Giveaway

Just the other day, I sat outside and finished a great romance novel, Wicked Becomes You by Meredith Duran.  It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining, and the birds were chirping.  The only thing that made it just a little less perfect, was the fact that my fiance and his best friend were playing tennis a few feet away.  I managed to get smacked with the ball numerous times, which let me tell you, is not fun.  It was wonderful to be able to dive into that book, and forget about their silly antics.  This got me thinking of why I love romance novels so much...

I love a good romance because it reminds me of when my relationship with my fiance was still fresh and new.  People tend to try harder when they are first starting out with a new partner, and I basked in the compliments, and the way he looked at me with a longing in his eyes.  After being with him for eight years (well almost, July is our Anniversary), there isn't always a lot of romance to be had.  I turn to my romance novels just so I can reminisce about my own past, and remember how great I felt to have found the one man that I can say that I have ever loved.

I want you to tell me why you love romance novels now, and there will be one winner for the books below.

About the Books

Romance of the Past

She’s pretty enough to be popular, and Lord knows she’s rich enough for it. But what society loves best about Gwen Maudsley is how very, very nice she is. So when a cad jilts her at the altar—again—an outraged London brays for blood. Only Gwen has a different plan. If nice no longer works for her, then it’s time to learn to be naughty. Happily, she knows the perfect tutor—Alexander Ramsey, her late brother’s best friend and a notorious rogue.

Unbeknownst to Gwen, Alex’s aloof demeanor veils a very personal interest in her. He has no desire to see her change, nor to tempt himself with her presence when his own secrets make any future between them impossible. But on an educational tour through the glittering casinos of the Riviera, their friendship gives way to something hotter, darker, and altogether more dangerous. With Alex’s past and Gwen’s wildness on a collision course, Gwen must convince Alex that his wickedest intentions are exactly what she needs. 

Romance of the Present


Lucy Donovan always gets her man. As a fiercely independent CIA agent, she's survived hundreds of death-defying missions. But her latest may just get her killed. Weighed down with a secret she's desperate to keep, the last thing Lucy needs is to be sent undercover with a man who brings out the best--and the worst--in her.


Navy SEAL Gus Atwater never turns down an assignment, even if it means working with the only woman he's ever loved and lost. So with a volatile mix of desire and distrust, Lucy and Gus confront their tangled past. Pretending to be man and wife is risky enough, but now the clock is running out. As their mission escalates from desperate to deadly, will Lucy's secret expose them both?  

Romance of the Future (this is actually Time Travel, but closest thing I had to this category, hehe)

In RITA® Award–winning author Gwyn Cready’s fun and sexy new time-travel adventure, an ambitious writer discovers that bad-boy painters are as timeless—and irresistible—as their art. . . .Art historian Campbell Stratford is about to make a name for herself with her scandalously sexy tell-all “fictographies” of famous seventeenth-century artists, but she’s more iintimately familiar with her subjects than her eager readers can imagine. Thanks to a time portal she accidentally discovered, she has caused quite a stir in the Great Beyond. To save their reputations, the Guild protecting dead artists convinces playboy Peter Lely, portraitist to the king, to sabotage Cam’s latest project. A few hours posing on Sir Peter’s modeling chaise leads to a night of seductive passion—then Cam returns home and discovers his betrayal. But before she can turn her angry pen on her lover, Sir Peter makes a surprise visit to the future and transforms Cam’s twenty-first-century life into chaos of classic proportions. . . . 

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Contest Ends May 11, 2010 @ Midnight
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