Aug 15, 2021

*UPDATE* CONGRATULATIONS to Luz Treviño! Please message me with your mailing address by Sunday night (8/22) and I’ll send your prizes asap!
And THANK YOU to everyone for sharing your romance “gateway” titles with me! What a wonderful array of great books and authors! And don’t despair if you didn’t win this time. I’ll be hosting another giveaway to celebrate the start of autumn (my favorite season) in a few weeks. Until then…
Warm wishes and happy reading!
Dear Readers,
It’s time for the “Almost the End of Summer” Giveaway!
Prize includes: “Shh… I’m reading” tote; “I Can and I Will” bracelet; Sophie Jordan‘s THE DUKE GOES DOWN and SIXTEEN SCANDALS; Lori Foster‘s THE SUMMER OF NO ATTACHMENTS; Diana Quincy’s THE VISCOUNT MADE ME DO IT; my latest book THE WRONG MARQUESS; cool swag; and a $25 Barnes & Noble giftcard!
To enter, post your answer to this question below:
What is the first romance novel that you remember reading?
🌞One winner will be chosen at random at 10 a.m. (EST) 8/21.🌞
(due to current shipping restrictions, this contest is US only)
Best of luck!


  1. Tiffany Tracey says:

    2012 I finally gave in and bought the set of 50 Shades of Grey, and loved it. Before that I was reading non-fiction and struggling. Now I fly through all types romance novels I can get my hands on.

  2. Molly says:

    Masquerade by Brenda joyce

  3. Marianne T says:

    “Lord of Scoundrels” by Loretta Chase and I have never looked back!

  4. Martha Lawson says:

    It’s been a long time since I read my first romance! But I think it was one of Woodiwiss’s books. (When if first came out, yes I’m older than dirt!!) THanks for the chance to win this awesome prize)

  5. Nese Gordon says:

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

  6. Hayley F says:

    It’s hard to remember, but it might have been Twilight.

  7. Connie Fischer says:

    I am – admittedly – 75 years old and remain a devoted, prolific reader and reviewer. Trying to think back to the dark ages when I started reading romance novels is a real test of my memory. Therefore, I am going to say “Gone With the Wind” which is a book I read many moons ago and has stuck with me since. You do pose a great question and I look forward to reading what others says is their first romantic novel. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  8. Lauren says:

    My first romance was Devil’s Embrace by Catherine Coulter. I have loved historical and period romances ever since! Love your novels too!

  9. Amber says:

    Nora Roberts’s Irish Trilogy! Especially Tears of the Moon. Those books made me a romance reader because I enjoyed the well developed characters and rich conversations along the way to Happily Ever After. Your books have those same elements, and that’s why I’ve enjoyed them so much. Thank you!!

  10. Annette N says:

    The first romance I ever read was Until You by Judith McNaught. It was a time I needed to see some happily ever after. I had been a non believer, and felt sorry for women who read romance. Then,I became one of the devoted. I loved that book and have never looked back.