Historical Romance Week 1: A Rogue By Any Other Name and Seven Years To Sin

Historical Romance Week 1: A Rogue By Any Other Name and Seven Years To Sin

We already mentioned that we are having three guest reviewers at Swept Away By Romance for Historical Romance Month. Elizabeth provided this amazing review for us. A Rogue By Any Other Name was in the discussion of being included in this contest from the start but her review made it a definite addition. Thank you for this wonderful review, Elizabeth! – The Story – A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in London’s most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance—including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury. A broken engagement […]

Posted May 1, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 26 Comments

It’s Historical Romance Month at Swept Away By Romance

Welcome to Historical Romance Month  at Swept Away! We will be celebrating one of the most popular sub-genres in romance by reviewing and giving away 8 books over the next 4 weeks. You will also be treated to guest reviews from some ladies that know their way around a HR book. We are honored to have them on board. We will take you to England, Scotland, America and exotic locales. The books we have chosen are old favorites, popular new releases and serious or light in nature. So let the journey begin with Elizabeth and her wonderful review of A Rogue by Any Other Name, and Kathleen and her exuberant review […]

Posted May 1, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Bared to You by Sylvia Day

Bared to You by Sylvia Day

This is a sophisticated, provocative, titillating, highly erotic, sexually driven read and is extremely well done. The title fits the book in more ways than one. It not only applies to the sexual nature of the book, but how Eva and Gideon give of themselves to one each other in body, mind, heart and soul. Eva is a smart, self-assured woman who finds herself drawn to the charismatic, enigmatic Gideon. Their relationship is initially based solely on sex, but their connection is so powerful, that they are overwhelmed with the need to be with one another. Most times their dates, rendezvous, encounters…whatever, result in some very primal raw sex. The two […]

Posted April 25, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Having My Baby and Taming Mad Max by Theresa Ragan

Having My Baby and Taming Mad Max by Theresa Ragan

Fabulous freebie! I picked this up on a whim. I have other books from this author that have gotten some good ratings…all free at one time too…so I checked it out. I intend on reading all of them…after reading this little gem today. When I read the blurb for the story, I thought this sounds ridiculous, so I clicked on “read the sample”, because I’m so overwhelmed with books, I didn’t want to add another one, just for the sake of getting it for free. I sampled, and needed more right away. I bought it…zero dollars…and then read until I was done. Very enjoyable and it left me with a warm […]

Posted April 22, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane

Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane

A very powerful and emotional read. I had no idea the journey I was going on when I started this book, but it was one filled with unbelievable high and lows, amazing characters and a story that damn near ripped my heart out of my chest. Slowly the layers are peeled back on Chase’s past as his story progresses in the present, and you can understand why he has chosen to hide behind the image of being straight. The guilt that this boy carried around for most of his life was unimaginable, and the façade he hid behind because of tragic childhood, never allowed him to be his true self. He […]

Posted April 18, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Knight by Kristen Ashley

Knight by Kristen Ashley

I’m very torn about this book. Knight had me up at nights, totally enthralled and at the same time frustrated. I loved it, and then I hated it. I don’t know how many discussions I had about this book with friends but weirdly also with myself (not out loud, mind you, but in my head). For me, Knight is like glue that just keeps sticking to me even though I try to get it off. While that does speak for a really good book with a well told story, there were too many things that bothered me to fully embrace it. I’m not going to go on about the plot because […]

Posted April 13, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Sheltered by Charlotte Stein

Sheltered by Charlotte Stein

Tyler “Van” Vandervoort is a dream come true. A knight in shining armor, only his armor is body art, piercings, funky hair, and his ride of choice is a motorcycle…what could be better?! Oh, maybe that he’s the sweetest boy you could ever meet, all wrapped up in a big brawny delicious package! Van is the angel who will be Evie’s salvation. Living behind the walls and beliefs of her strict parents, Van gently coaxes her out of her sheltered life offering her kindness and friendship. When she finally emerges, she comes out guns a blazin’ and full of lust and desire for this beautiful boy who befriends her. She’s missed […]

Posted April 11, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

Looking Forward To: Tall, Dark & Heartless by R.L. Mathewson

Looking Forward To: Tall, Dark & Heartless by R.L. Mathewson

Today we have another upcoming release for you that we’re very excited about! R.L. Mathewson is a self-published author, who has been getting a lot of attention lately. Her books are sweet and sexy but most of all, funny. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard and had so much fun with a book. I was introduced to R.L.’s writing through her Neighbors From Hell series. Playing For Keeps was my first book by her and I’ve been a die-hard fan ever since. R.L. has already visited our blog a few weeks ago and we were able to interview her. If you want to read the interview, click here. R.L. […]

Posted April 8, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Taking A Shot by Jaci Burton

Taking A Shot by Jaci Burton

Very enjoyable and I absolutely LOVED it!! In my opinion, the best book in the series. I understand that quite a few reviews have expressed their annoyance or dislike for Jenna, but once she explained herself, I was on board with her feelings. I had my issues with her too, but as I continued to read and the big picture presented itself, it made sense and I gave her my sympathy. She never once laid blame on Ty for anything and always reprimanded herself when her actions towards him were unacceptable, unfortunately only in her head. Was it right how she treated him?! No, but then there would have been no […]

Posted March 30, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Hot 100 Giveaway Winners

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Posted March 28, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 2 Comments