With the quick approach of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to celebrate this holiday
by sharing my all-time favorite scenes in Romance. After years of reading
Romance, I had so many good scenes to choose from but I will admit that it
wasn’t hard to pick out my top two favorites. These are scenes that constantly
stand out in my mind. I remember reading them for the first time and feeling my
heart squeeze with emotion as the scene panned out.
My first and possibly my most favorite scene of all time is from LOVER ETERNAL by J.R. Ward. It’s the scene
where Rhage appears at Mary’s house. At this time, it’s still the beginning of
their relationship and despite the uncertainty that Mary has about Rhage, she
rushes out of the house, straight into his arms as she sobs that “she’s not
okay”. It’s an emotional moment that made me sob right along with her because
it’s that moment where she finally opens up to him. And from there, it’s only
the beginning of their happily ever after.
Within the brotherhood, Rhage is the vampire with the strongest appetite.
He's the best fighter, the quickest to act on his impulses, and the most
voracious lover-for inside him burns a ferocious curse cast by the Scribe
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s
a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a
secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, defenders of their
race. Possessed by a deadly beast, Rhage is the most dangerous of the Black
Within the brotherhood, Rhage is the vampire with
the strongest appetites. He’s the best fighter, the quickest to act on his
impulses, and the most voracious lover--for inside him burns a ferocious curse
cast by the Scribe Virgin. Possessed by this dark side, Rhage fears the times
when his inner dragon is unleashed, making him a danger to everyone around
Mary Luce, a survivor of many hardships, is unwittingly thrown into
the vampire world and reliant on Rhage’s protection. With a life-threatening
curse of her own, Mary is not looking for love. Her faith in miracles was lost
years ago. But when Rhage’s intense animal attraction turns into something more
emotional, he knows that he must make Mary his alone. And while their enemies
close in, Mary fights desperately to gain life eternal with the one she loves...
This next one is a little different because the series I’m going to be
talking about isn’t really a Romance series at all. It’s Urban Fantasy but
there’s definitely something going on between our main heroine, Mac and the
mysterious Jericho Barrons. Barrons is a highly secretive man and throughout the
entire series he sweeps in and seems to throw Mac’s world into a spinning
tornado. But there is a scene in SHADOWFEVER which throws
Barrons into my top favorite hero of all time because he says these words,
"You're Mac. 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?" Mac certainly
does, knowing he means to tell her that he loves her. This coming from a man who
rarely shows what he is feeling had me swooning until I fell faint.
"Evil is a completely different creature, Mac. Evil is bad that believes
MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister,
Alina were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever.
years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled
them to hunt her sister's murderer. But after discovering that she descends from
a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an
ancient conflict between humans and immortals that have lived concealed among us
for thousands of years.
What follows is a shocking chain of events with
devastating consequences, and now Mac struggles to cope with grief, while
continuing her mission to acquire and control the Sinsar Dubh--a book of dark,
forbidden magic scribed by the mythical Unseelie King that contains the power to
create and destroy worlds.
In an epic battle between humans and Fae, the
hunter becomes the hunted when the Sinsar Dubh turns on Mac, and begins mowing a
deadly path through those she loves.
Who can she turn to? Who can she
trust? Who is the woman that haunts her dreams? More importantly, who is Mac and
what is the destiny she glimpses in the black and crimson designs of an ancient
From the luxury of the Lord Master's penthouse, to the sordid
depths of an Unseelie nightclub, from the erotic bed of her lover, to the
terrifying bed of the Unseelie King, Mac's journey will force her to face the
truth of her exile, and make a choice that will either save the world...or
So since I shared my top favorite moments in Romance, I want to hear yours in
If you are going to be celebrating Valentine’s Day, I hope you have a
wonderful day. But even if you aren’t, I hope you check out these books. While
they all offer something different, they will no doubt sweep you off your feet.
Who knows, maybe you’ll find a new favorite scene to share from one of these
Reynard’s writing is vastly romantic and since this series is set in
Florence, you can’t help but get swept up in this romance!
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel trilogy
comes the hotly anticipated follow-up to The Raven, a sensual novel set
in Florence featuring the dangerously intoxicating coupling of Raven and William
Raven Wood’s vampyre prince has returned, pledging his love and
promising justice for every wrong done to her. In the wake of their reunion,
Raven is faced with a terrible decision—allow the Prince to wreak vengeance
against the demons of her past, or persuade him to stay his hand. But there is
far more at stake than Raven’s heart...
A shadow has fallen over the city
of Florence. Ispettor Batelli will not rest until he uncovers Raven’s connection
to the theft of the priceless art from the Uffizi Gallery. And while the Prince
hunts a traitor who sabotages him at every turn, he finds himself the target of
the vampyres’ mortal enemy.
As he wages a war on two fronts, he will need
to keep his love for Raven secret, or risk exposing his greatest weakness...
If you’re single this V-Day, fret not! I have a sexy alpha to keep you
Love spells danger for an alpha SEAL wolf and the woman who steals his
heart in this steamy shifter romance from USA Today bestselling author Terry
His love is dangerous
As a Navy SEAL and police
diver, alpha wolf shifter Allan Rappaport knows how to handle tough situations,
but the arrival of a human diving partner-especially one as attractive as Debbie
Renaud-is a whole new challenge. Getting involved is dangerous, but Debbie's
offers are hard to resist. As the heat between them rises and a murder plot
thickens, Allan is on the brink of exposing his biggest secret.
she's diving in headfirst
For Debbie, working with another top-notch
diver like Allan is too good to be true, and their mutual attraction is hotter
than she could have dreamed. Debbie suspects he's hiding something, though, and
she's set on figuring it out-one off-duty rendezvous at a time. But when Debbie
gets between a werewolf hunter and his intended victim, suddenly she is plunged
straight into the heart of Allan's world-a world she never knew existed.
Perhaps you’re not feeling inspired…The Argeneau series is both fiery and
funny, a perfect combo to get you into the romantic spirit!
Buckle up—the Argeneaus are back in a sexy, witty new novel from New
York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands
Dante Notte has heard
it said that love hurts. He just wasn’t expecting it to run him over in an RV.
Still, a punctured lung and broken ribs are nothing compared to the full-body
shock he feels whenever he’s near the vehicle’s driver, Mary Winslow. He needs
to keep her safe from their pursuers while he rescues his brother. Most
challenging of all, he needs to claim this smart, stubborn woman as his life
The naked, injured, insanely gorgeous younger man who clambered into
her RV insists they belong together. If Mary wasn’t feeling their incredible
connection in every inch of her being, she wouldn’t believe it. But now that the
men who took Dante’s twin are after her too, trusting her gut means risking her
life for an immortal who’s the very definition of a perfect stranger.
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