BOOK TAG: Historical Romance Reader Tag

So to follow up on my post from last week which was some some more historical romance reviews, I decided to do this tag that Jess from Peace Love Books on YouTube made! Check out her original video here

I’m still very new to his subgenere, so my answers are probably a bit basic, but I’ve been enjoying exploring this area of the romance genre since my brain does not want to focus on anything else!! 

1. What was the first historical romance you ever read?

Okay I don’t remember. It may have been The Measure of a Lady by Deeanne Gist which is a Christian Fiction historical romance. I’m not really a fan of Christian fiction as a whole, but I had no idea what the genre was when I picked it up. I haven’t read this in years, but I’m kind of thinking if I read this again I wouldn’t like is as much as I did when I was 18. In recent history I think it is Devil’s Daughter Lisa Kleypas’ (book 5 in her Ravenels series) which I did not even mark on Goodreads. I need to reread this one. 

2. What was the last historical romance you read?

I’ve been reading a ton of historical romances this year, but as of April 8th, my last HR read was The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Schupe. I gave it four stars and it was steamy. This is the second in The Uptown Girls series and you don’t need to read book one to understand anything in this one. 

3. Who is an underrated historical romance author you wish more people read?

Tbh most of the historical romances I read are pretty mainstream. But, I really enjoyed The Duke Heist by Erica Ridley and can’t wait to see where The Wild Wynchesters series goes. 

4. Who is a historical romance author you haven’t read yet but need to?

I really need to read something ANYTHING by Courtney Milan.  

5. What historical romance would you recommend to people who are new to the genre?

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare, The Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn (see my review here), An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole. 

6. What is your favorite historical romance of all time?

I’m not sure, but of the ones I’ve read in 2021 probably The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare. I’ve already reread it. I own it on kindle and have highlighted so much of the dialogue. 

7. Do you prefer new or old school historical romance?

I prefer newer ones since I am not a fan of possessive men and some more problematic plot points that were considered more okay back then. (Not saying that modern HR is completely free of problematic elements as some certainly do have some problematic tropes/content/moments)

8. What are your favorite historical romance tropes?

I love marriage of connivence since it works better in historical than in contemporary. 

9. What are your favorite historical romance settings?

Okay, it might sound dumb, but I LOVE western settings. I’ve read two Beverly Jenkins novels set in the west and idk I think there is something so fun about the old west. It was a terrible, lawless place, but you know then people can break the rules and have romances without the rules of society!! 

10. What is the oldest historical romance you own?

I don’t really own any old historicals. 

11. What is you favorite stepback you own?

I also don’t own a lot of historicals since I read most of them through my library and the ebooks mostly don’t have stepbacks. But, Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas has a pretty one. I love this cover too. EDIT: Since the posting of this tag I unhauled this one since I only keep books I plan on rereading and this isn’t one of those. 

12. What historical romance releases that you are excited for?

The Bride Bet by Tessa Dare and The Perks of Loving a Wallflower by Erica Ridley. 

13. What creators do you follow for historical romance recommendations?

Lisa (@ remarkablylisa on IG), Jess (who created this tag; @ peacelovebooksxo on IG), Monique (@ MoniqueBartley on IG)


Thanks for reading! If you like historicals give me some recs!! 

xoxo, Tree



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