Sara Lindsey gave us a fun historical family who's mama is obsessed with The Bard. Obsessed enough to name her children after characters from Shakespeare's works. Sara finally released Henry Weston's much anticipated book this year. Whee!
Having read many romances featuring librarians, Sara figures this profession bodes well for someday getting her own happily ever after. In the meantime, she plans to turn as many unsuspecting library patrons as possible into fellow romance addicts.
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Sara's 12 Romance Heroes
I’m thrilled to be participating in the 3rd Annual December Joyathon at Romancing Rakes For the Love of Romance. Thanks so much to Kati and Jamie for having me!
Choosing only twelve heroes for a romance calendar was a tricky task—I could easily have done one of those page-a-day calendars—but a very fun one. I hope you enjoy this year of hunks…
“Does it bother you that I’m not a virgin?” He hesitated a moment before answering.
“Well, no,” he said slowly, “so long as it doesna bother you that I am.” He grinned at my drop-jawed expression, and backed toward the door.
“Reckon one of us should know what they're doing,” he said. The door closed softly behind him; clearly the courtship was over.
—Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
“There you are,” he said when she bobbed up. “I was getting worried.”
”What are you doing?”
”Waiting till you’re ready to drown.” He smiled and eased back down on the seat. ”And then I'm going to save your life. Dan did it for Phoebe and I’m going to do it for you.”
”Dan didn’t try to murder her first!” she screamed.
”I go the extra mile.”
—Susan Elizabeth Phillips, This Heart of Mine
“I want to see you again.” He stopped, took her face in his hands. “I need to see you again.”
Her pulse jumped, as if it had nothing to do with the rest of her. “Roarke, what’s going on here?”
“Lieutenant.” He leaned forward, touched his lips to hers. “Indications are we’re having a romance.”
—J.D. Robb, Naked in Death
“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
—Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
“You’re in my every breath and every thought, intertwined so deep inside me that love’s not a strong enough word—you have my devotion, your name branded on my soul, my wolf yours to command. A hundred years? It’ll never be enough. I want eternity.”
—Nalini Singh, Kiss of Snow
“You’ll be my wife,” he said inexorably.
“You want to own me!” she accused, trying to crawl away from him.
“Yes.” He flung her down on the bed and flattened his weight on her. As he spoke, his hot breath fanned her mouth and chin. “Yes. I want other people to look at you and know you’re mine. I want you to take my name and my money. I want you to live with me. I want to be inside you…part of your thoughts…your body…all of you. I want you to trust me. I want to give you whatever elusive, impossible, goddamned mysterious thing it is you need in order to be happy. Does that frighten you? Well, it frightens the hell out of me. Don’t you think I’d stop feeling this way if I could? It’s not as if you’re the easiest woman in the world!”
—Lisa Kleypas, Then Came You
He was the most perfectly formed man she’d ever imagined. He was movie stars, men in underwear commercials, guys at the gym, the construction worker in the red T-shirt who’d whistled at her but she’d pretended she hadn’t heard; he was the men in three-piece suits whose brains were as sexy as their bodies; he was lazy, indolent seventeen-year-old boys whose muscles bulged out of their clothes, rodeo stars, and those smooth-cheeked, eyeglassed men who held their children tenderly. He was all of them.
—Jude Deveraux, Sweet Liar
“Love’s about finding the one person who makes your heart complete. Who makes you a better person than you ever dreamed you could be. It’s about looking in the eyes of your wife and knowing all the way to your bones that she’s simply the best person you’ve ever known.”
—Julia Quinn, The Viscount Who Loved Me
“And why can't I leave you?”
“Because I love you!”
He hadn't even paused in throwing another punch to shout that. Georgina, however, went very still, and breathless, and nearly sat down on the deck, her knees had gone so weak with the incredible emotion that welled up inside her.
—Johanna Lindsey, Gentle Rogue
He pulls me around and kisses me. “You're Mac,” he says. “And I'm Jericho. And nothing else matters. Never will. You exist in a place that is beyond all rules for me. Do you understand that?”
Jericho Barrons just told me he loves me.
—Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever
“I don’t mind hot and spicy. Actually find that appealing in a girl… And chicken wings.”
Rylann turned her head and stared at him. “Did you really just compare me to chicken wings?”
“You say that like it’s a bad thing. Chicken wings are the bomb.”
—Julie James, About That Night
He looked at her then, really looked at her. Though he’d danced with her countless times, if asked to describe Diana Merriwether, he would have said she was tall with red hair. He would have had to guess at her eye color. In all the years he’d known her, he had never really seen her.
How had he never noticed that she had a mouth made for sin? In the landscape of her serious face, her mouth was a folly, surprising and sensual. She likely thought it a bit too wide, her lips a shade too full. Women had the oddest notions about these things. From a male point of view, Diana’s mouth was perfection. Lush, naughty perfection.
That bothered him. He was bothered because he hadn’t noticed before, bothered because he noticed now, bothered because the bothersome mouth in question belonged to Diana, and mostly bothered that he was feeling…bothered.
—Sara Lindsey, A Rogue for All Seasons
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Series: The Weston's #3
Length: 316 pages
Publisher: Sara Lindsey (August 30, 2013)
The seven Weston siblings have been blessed with Shakespearean names and an affinity for impropriety. Keep falling in love with this wild family in this story of a charming rogue who meets his match in the woman he always thought he’d never want…
Handsome, debonair and heir to his father’s title and wealth, Henry Weston leads a charmed life. Women want him, and men want to be him. Even so, Henry wants something more. For that, he needs the help of society’s reigning wallflower.
Diana Merriwether is shocked when Henry proposes a mutually beneficial sham courtship. She can’t resist the opportunity to be wooed by him and, having sworn off love, she’s certain her heart is safe. But when their charade plays out behind closed doors and passions escalate, Diana fears she’s really fooling herself.
Henry is captivated by the fiery spirit concealed beneath Diana’s prim exterior. Before long, he wonders if the woman he never thought he’d want is the one he can no longer live without. Wooing this wallflower may be the hardest thing he’s ever done, but can he tempt Diana to take a risk and love a rogue?
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