I am thrilled to be taking part in this blog tour thanks to Entangled Publishing. I loved Falling for Her Fiance (you can see my review here) so I am super excited to be hosting Cindi Madsen on my blog for a guest post. I will give you the book details first, then I will have the guest post which is Cindi's 5 favorite romance novels!
- Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Bliss)
- Publication date: 1/14/2013
- Format: eBook
Danielle and Wes have been best friends since college, and so when Wes needs a date for his sister’s wedding and Dani needs a partner for her company’s retreat, they devise the perfect plan: a fake engagement to get through both events unscathed. But neither expects the feelings that develop. Putting their friendship on the line is dangerous, but so is passing up a chance at true love…
This book was really fun and I enjoyed it a lot!! I love a great romance and I loved hearing what Cindi's favorites are in this guest post!
5 Favorite Romance Novels
Listing my five favorite romance novels is a bit of a challenge for me. When I was younger, I read a lot of serial killer novels. I really didn’t get into romance until about ten years ago, and then it was more about funny books with romance, like Sophie Kinsella. Most of the books I read have romance, but aren’t strictly romance. Of course, that’s one of the big pulls for me, whether or not I’ll read the book. I need to know it’s going to have romance in it. I decided to focus on my favorite adult romances for this post, because otherwise there’d be more decisions and it’d make it even more difficult. I don’t often read historical, so I was surprised there were so few modern books on my list, but these made the greatest impact on me when it came to the two characters who fell in love.
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – I’ve probably mentioned this novel many times in guest posts, but that’s because it’s one of my all-time favorite love stories. Two people with rough pasts, who get each other and find love, even though neither one of them is perfect? I love that kind of story! And this one’s such a beautiful one.
- Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella. This book made me laugh like crazy. She tells all her secrets to the guy seated on the plane next to her because she basically thinks they’re going to die in a fiery plane crash. Then he ends up being her new boss and knows WAY too much about her. This is my favorite Kinsella novel and now that I’m talking about it, I want to re-read it.
- The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare – The first boy I ever fell in love with from a book was Nat, so I had to include him. Plus there was the fact that they thought Kit was a witch. I’ve always been a bit obsessed with the Salem Witch Trials and this book is why. Also, I’ve re-read this book more than any other book.
- Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery – Oh, Gilbert Blythe. From the first time you called Anne carrots, I was hooked. Since these books go up to when Anne’s grown, I had to include them. I know they’re not what most people would consider romance, but I loved Anne and Gilbert and everything they got through to be together.
- Persuasion – I know most people love Pride and Prejudice, and I love that book, too, but Persuasion really struck me. The fact that Anne Elliot let other people talk her out of love, and then how she runs into Captain Frederick Wentworth again, and it all seems like fate. I love this second chance at love, and again, how much the characters went through to work it all out. Apparently I like my romances a bit rocky and well-earned.
I’m sure I’m leaving out so many great books, but those are on my top five list. What about you? What’s your favorite romance novel?
What a great list. I haven't read Can You Keep A Secret or The Witch of Blackbird Pond, but I have read the rest of those and enjoyed them.
Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.
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