I love to re-read–I’d hazard that at least a quarter of my romance reading is re-reading books I’ve previously read and loved. I’m lucky–it’s rare I’ve re-read a book and been far less happy with it the second time around. My most recent re-reads were two of Madeline Hunter’s Rarest Blooms series, Provocative in Pearls and Dangerous in Diamonds. When Hunter is on her game, she’s tough to beat for sensual historical romance and I thoroughly enjoyed again experiencing these two love stories.
On the other hand, I thought I loved Eloisa James’ Three Weeks with Lady X but when I tried it earlier this month I found it rather meh. I still enjoyed the epistolary exchanges but the heroine seemed over the top this go round. I didn’t dislike the book but it didn’t wow me in the way it had eight years ago.
How about you? What’s your best re-read? Your worst?