January 11, 2014

It Takes Two || January 2014

It Takes Two is a feature that my friend Cassie and I started early last year in an attempt to push our genre/subject matter boundaries every month. Each month, one of us will pick a genre + published book in that genre that we will both read!

We took a very long hiatus, mostly because things got busy with my wedding and work and other real life things. But this January is a fresh start, and we're back and better than ever!

To kick off the year, I picked a genre that Cassie has never read anything in for the month of January: historical romance. If you've read this blog, you will know that I adore historical romances. So, it is my mission in life to get Cassie to experience the goodness that I have encountered many times over in this genre!

This month's book choice is inspired by our friend Racquel, since she loved the book in question!

The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: November 5, 2013

Felix Rivendale, the Marquess of Wrenworth, is The Ideal Gentleman, a man all men want to be and all women want to possess. Felix himself almost believes this golden image. But underneath is a damaged soul soothed only by public adulation.

Louisa Cantwell needs to marry well to support her sisters. She does not, however, want Lord Wrenworth—though he seems inexplicably interested in her. She mistrusts his outward perfection and the praise he garners everywhere he goes.But when he is the only man to propose at the end of the London season, she reluctantly accepts.

Louisa does not understand her husband's mysterious purposes, but she cannot deny the pleasure her body takes in his touch. Nor can she deny the pull this magnetic man exerts upon her. But does she dare to fall in love with a man so full of dark secrets, anyone of which could devastate her, if she were to get any closer?

As always, expect to see our reviews up next month after we've read the book! And feel free to join in on reading (and perhaps let us know you are by using hashtag #ItTakesTwo) this historical romance.


  1. I'm not that big on historical romances as well, so maybe I'll try this out and see if I'll like it! ;) this is a great idea though! I should try this with my friend who reads nothing but romance novels.

    -Kimi of Geeky Chiquitas

    1. Hi Kimi! I actually really and truly love reading historical romances. I've never read one by this author though, so I'm excited. Hope you try one out soon! I'm always up for recommending titles :)

  2. YESSS!! SO happy to see this feature come back!

    Historical Romance is a genre I've never really read, but one that I think I'd really enjoy. Unfortunately my library doesn't seem to have this one, so I won't be able to join in (sad!!), but I definitely look forward to your review!

    1. YAY! I'm happy that YOU are happy that this feature is back. It might have started as just as little thing between friends, but we're happy to share the journey on our blogs.

      I really hope you get a chance to read a historical romance soon! I've got PLENTY of other recommendations, so you can feel free to tweet or email me if you're interested.

  3. I can not lie, I'm super excited for this!!! YAY for out of comfort zone reading!!

    1. I am so happy that we're bringing back this feature this year, and making it a little low pressure too ;) I'm sincerely hoping you'll fall in love with historical romances after this!


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