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Happy Tuesday, Wormies! Tuesday is list day and I am super excited to share frequently used words in historical romance titles! As you know, I have been in a contemporary romance kick, so I decided to dedicate this post entirely to historical romance!
I was looking through my list of favorite books and I noticed that most of them have similar words in their titles! So, I guess this means that these words automatically catch my eye! I kid you not, when I walk down a bookstore aisle, these words always jump out at me!
Duke / Duchess
As you all know, Historical romance is full of Dukes and Duchesses! HOT Dukes and wallflower Duchesses (see below)! Every time I see Duke or Duchess plastered on a book cover, I immediately pick them up (or click it). No joke!
Duchess is another word that has popped up more often in the last few years, which is awesome! We need more Duchess in romance!
Lady / Lord
Next up is Lord and Lady! Here’s another popular title (pun intended)! It seems like everyone in historical romance is Lord this and Lady that! But no matter, that is still a buzz word for me and I immediately check the book out! Bonus points if the title has both Duke and Lady in it!
Rogue / Rake
Another favorite word in the title is Rogue! This word just adds danger to the overall book, don’t you think? I usually think about rogues as the modern-day playboys so I already know what to expect before I even crack open the book!
The word rake is similar to rogue so obviously, this word catches my eye, too! I don’t entirely know the difference between a rake and a rogue, but I LOVE THEM!
Scoundrel is another buzz word for me! Similar to that of the rake/rogue, this word in the title is so irresistible to me!
Oh, you gotta love ’em devils! Similar to the rake, rogue, and scoundrel, devil’s are also up there in my favorite historical romance titles! I believe the first book with the word devil that I read was Devil’s Bride by Stephanie Laurens!
Scandal / Scandalous
Historical romance is full of scandal and scandalous heroes/heroines! Since this is one of my favorite words in historical romance,
Do you read historical romance? What titles are your favorites?