Bookish Matters

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

—Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tempted All Night—Review

I read most of Tempted All Night by Liz Carlyle on a rainy day over winter break. It's a historical romance (as you can guess by the cover) taking place in the late Regency. Russian spies, a secret bordello catering to the elite, a dark secret in the protagonist's past, and just a tad of bondage. Oh yes. The novel had a few of those defects common to the historical romance genre, but they didn't spoil the overall enjoyment of the book. Plus, what is more fun than curling up with a novel in my armchair Leopold, listening to the sound of the rain, and after a few hours going out to take some air with my umbrella, pretending I'm a Regency lady surveying the grounds in a gown of sprigged muslin? 


  1. Hi Esme,

    Found your blog through Havi's. Congrats on getting writing done -- and it's nice to see a fellow romance fan! I've been writing contemporary romance for about 13 years now. Very nice to "meet" you!


  2. Hi Cathy!

    It is indeed nice to find a fellow romance fan! And romance writer! Nice to meet you, too. ^.^