Meet Reviews Editor, Senior Reviewer Jean Wan Jean’s Top 10 Romance List
About Me Favorite Romance Novels
I’ve been reading romances for ages now (10? 15 years?), and have been with AAR for 4 years and counting. I’ve bumped around the world on several continents, but currently I’m living in southern Ontario.
Angels Fall by Nora Roberts
The Spymaster’s Lady by Joanna Bourne
Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught
Frederica by Georgette Heyer Persuasion by Jane Austen
Favorite Short Stories
Precious Rogue (Dashing and Dangerous) by Mary Balogh
Personal Reading Tastes Favorites by Sub-Genre
What I’m a sucker for in a book: Governesses, rakes, May-December, new settings (esp. France, Canada, & New Zealand), adventure/cabin/captive/hostage romances, epistolary romances, character-driven plots, marriages of convenience, physical imperfections, mutual healing from tortured pasts, non-aristocratic historical heroes, torch-bearers, thieves, theater & music denizens.
What I don’t particularly care for in a book: Americans in European historicals, historical or linguistic inaccuracy, guardian-ward, royalty, magic (which is different from paranormals – it is!) .
What drives me absolutely nuts in a book: Extended family HEAs, extended spy ring HEAs, extended paramilitary group HEAs, extended