“That’s a mighty fine cock you got there boy!” and so starts Lucy Lennox’s fiery romance ‘Wildefire’. Now like me you’re probably thinking wow, these romance novels don’t muck about but it turns out Seth Walker (the small town of Hobie’s newly-appointed Sheriff) was referring to poultry not the throbbing member of his first love Otis Wilde (a now tattooed and muscle-bound Fireman). Spoiler alert, you’ll find it won’t be long before appendages of a more erogenous variety are described as well but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s all raunch, there’s plenty of sweet nothings and misty-eyed moments included and 'Wildefire' is sure to strike a chord with those whose reading palette is sentimentally-inclined.
Speaking of sentiments, trees be damned, as tissues aplenty will be used up on another of our in-store romance offerings ‘P.S I Love You’ (okay I’m kidding about the trees but be sure to have those fabric hankies ready). Not one for the faint-hearted, this one will crush you painfully before filling you with bitter-sweet delight but fans the world over have sung this romance novel’s praises and Film Studio Execs were quick to adapt it to screen, so it seems Cecelia Ahern’s swoon-worthy storytelling can be trusted.
As can the writing skills of veteran romance novelist Georgette Heyer whose heroine Venetia’s twenty-five year old bosoms are set a-heaving when she steps beyond the bounds of rural Harrogate and meets her scandalous neighbour Jasper Damerel for the first time. But what will come of this dalliance with a 19th Century cad? You’ll have to pick up your own copy of ‘Venetia’ to find out.
Who's your favourite heartthrob or fictional strumpet? I won’t lie, ‘Pride and Prejudice’s’ Mark Darcy was always capable of bringing a flush to my cheeks. How I envied Elizabeth and Bridget Jones for that matter, as modern day Mark Darcy was also quite the catch. What’s the lesson - we shouldn’t be too quick to dismiss the shy ones and bookish types perhaps?! Fear not, we love our bookworms here!
Relevant romance titles available in-store include:
The Boy Is Back - Meg Cabot
Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason - Helen Fielding
The Brightest Star In The Sky - Marian Keyes
The Charming Man - Marian Keyes
The Choice - Nicholas Sparks
Dear John - Nicholas Sparks
Eden Close - Anita Shreve
Emma - Jane Austin
Fifty Shades Of Grey - E.L James
Fifty Shades Darker - E.L James
Fortune’s Rock - Anita Shreve
The Gift - Cecelia Ahern
How To Fall In Love - Cecelia Ahern
If You Could See Me Now - Cecelia Ahern
The Longest Ride - Nicholas Sparks
The Lucky One - Nicholas Sparks
Mad About The Boy - Helen Fielding
Outback Dreams - Rachel Johns
Outback Sisters - Rachel Johns
A Place Called Here - Cecilia Ahern
Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austin
Promises, Promises - Erica James
P.S. I Love You - Cecelia Ahern
The Rescue - Nicholas Sparks
The Road To Hope - Rachel Johns
Sea Glass - Anita Shreve
See Me - Nicholas Sparks
Sense & Sensibility - Jane Austin
Two By Two - Nicholas Sparks
Venetia - Georgette Heyer
Where Or When - Anita Shreve
Wildefire - Lucy Lennox
Happy Reading from the Team At Dorothy Dickens Books & Music!