On Twitter the other day, @avidmysteryfan asked me if I’d found any gems as I worked through my book collection. I’m not sure if I’d classify the books I’ve decided to keep (so far) as gems, but there are some sentimental favorites among the category romances that survived the purge despite their melodramatic titles and over-reliance on mistressing.
Bad for Each Other by Kate Hathaway
Once Bitten Twice Shy and A Forbidden Desire by Robyn Donald
Mistress of the Groom and Phantom Lover by Susan Napier
The Stanislaski Family series (SSE) by Nora Roberts
And a handful of gothic romances by Jill Tattersall that I first discovered as a teenager. The writing and plot have not aged well, to be perfectly honest, but they too are sentimental keepers.