Book Challenge 2013: A Year of Romance

Posted January 26, 2013 by Zeee in Reading Challenges0 Comments

I am quite intrigued about reading challenges! Last year, I did a challenge over at Goodreads and did not follow through. This year, though I am back with a vengeance. See, I love to read, and despite reading a lot of books last year, I did not log it anywhere at all. My Goodreads account was basically…dead. In fact, my blogs were dead. I guess, I was just too lazy to update and to blog in the last couple of years since starting real work. But whatever the reason why my online persona became silent, it has decided to overtake me and be quite active this time around.

I decided on doing my own personal challenge, despite having my Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge (read 100 books in one year) I am going to do A Year of Romance challenge that I found at The Challenge Factory Group listed on Goodreads. I am going to be overly ambitious and try to read and review a minimum of 6 books/novels in 13 different sub-genres! I am sweating now as I type… that is about 78 books! Craaaaaazzzzzy! But anywho, I will try to go through with this.

Here are my chosen sub-g’s. I will be updating this as I go along throughout the year.




  1. The Prince’s Bride by Julianne MacLean – 3 Hearts | Historical Romance
  2. Betrothed by Elizabeth Elliott – 5 Hearts | Medieval Historical Romance

Asian Romance

Emotionally Tortured Heroes

  1. Never Trust a Scoundrel by Gayle Callen – 2 Hearts | Historical Romance
  2. When in Paris… by Beverley Kendall – 4 Hearts | YA Romance
  3. Pleasuring a Lady by Jess Michaels – 4 Hearts | Historical Erotic Romance

Fairy Tale Romance

  1. A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan – 4 Hearts | YA Sci-Fi Dystopian Romance
  2. A Mermaid’s Kiss by Joey H. Hill – 3.5 Hearts | Erotic Contemporary Romance
  3. Everneath by Brodi Ashton – 3 Hearts | YA Fantasy Romance
  4. Seduced by Innocence by Kimberly Kinrade – 3 Hearts | YA Paranormal Romance

Holiday Romances

  1. A Bluestocking Christmas by Monica Burns – 3 Hearts | Historical Romance
  2. A Very Scandalous Holiday Anthology – 3 Hearts | Historical Romance
  3. Twas the Night After Christmas by Sabrina Jeffries – 4 Hearts | Historical Romance

Marriage of Convenience

  1. The Husband Trap by Tracy Anne Warren – 4 Hearts | Historical Romance

Plain Jane

  1. Seducing the Princess by Mary Hart Perry – 4 Hearts | Historical Romance
  2. Tempted by the Storm by Mariane Mansfield – 3 Hearts | Fantasy Erotic Romance
  3. Skin in the Game by Jackie Barbosa – 3 Hearts | Contemporary Erotic Romance
  4. One Good Earl Deserves a Lover – 5 Hearts | Historical Romance
  5. Any Duchess will Do by Tessa Dare – 4 Hearts | Historical Romance



  1. After the Abduction by Sabrina Jeffries – 3.5 Hearts | Historical Romance
  2. Lady Northam’s Wicked Surrender by Vivienne Westlake – 1 Heart | Historical Erotic Romance
  3. Those Nights in Montreal by Beverley Kendall – 3 Hearts | New Adult Romance
  4. Stranger in My Arms – 5 Hearts | Historical Romance


  1. By Love Unveiled by Sabrina Jeffries – 4 Hearts | Historical Romance
  2. The Seduction of Emily by Rachel Brimble – 3 Hearts | Historical Romance
  3. Taken by the Duke by Jess Michaels – 5 Hearts | Historical Erotic Romance
  4. Everbound by Brodi Ashton – 4 Hearts | Young Adult

Runaway Brides

  1. Beauty and the Wolf by Marina Myles – 3 Hearts | Paranormal Historical Romance

Undercover Agents

  1. What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries – 3 Hearts | Historical Romance
  2. The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart – 5 Hearts | Historical Romance


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