To Tempt the Devil

Today I’m welcoming another fabulous Montlake Romance author: CJ Archer! We’re talking dukes, rakes, and warriors, plus CJ is giving away a copy of one of her books. Take it away CJ!

Thanks for having me on your blog, Shea, and letting me talk all things romance.

To me, history and romance are like macaroni and cheese – separately they’re OK, but together, they’re better. Class and sexual divisions aside, life was just tougher in the past, and the men too. Warriors, dukes, and rakes held high opinions of themselves and it can be fun watching them brought to their knees by a woman.

Today’s historical romance heroines aren’t like the ones in the books your mother read. They’re stronger and more independent, albeit within the confines of their time. They ruffle feathers and drag their heroes out of their comfort zones. They’re not wimps and they make the courtship dance a fun one to watch from the sidelines. I just sit back and hang on for the ride.

What’s your favorite romantic movie?

Persuasion – a great adaptation of one of my favorite Jane Austen books. Austen’s dry wit coupled with Rupert Penry-Jones – what’s not to love!

S – I believe I’ve mentioned before this is also one of my favorite JA movies and Capt Wentworth one of my favorite JA heros. Rupert Penry-Jones? Nom! Nom!

Who is the most romantic couple in history (real or fictional)?

Another Austen couple, Lizzy Bennett and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. He’s the ultimate alpha male brought to his knees by a witty, smart heroine.

And what’s your idea of a romantic getaway?

Anywhere with my husband and without the kids. I adore them but they tend to kill the romantic mood 😉

S – I hear that! Thanks for stopping by ye olde blog, CJ!

Ladies (and gents), CJ is giving away an electronic copy of your choice of one of her books, including her latest release To Tempt the Devil. For your chance to win, simply leave a comment with your favorite historical romance (book or movie). And yes, this giveaway is open worldwide. 🙂

To Tempt the Devil

He’s dark and dangerous…and she can’t stay away…

Seven years have passed since Rafe Fletcher fled London. Now he has returned to make amends, only to find his brother, James, bound for debtors’ prison. Unable to clear James’s debts, Rafe does the next best thing, promising to watch over his brother’s betrothed in his absence. There’s just one problem: the shy, sweet girl he once knew has grown into an alluring young woman—one who wants absolutely nothing to do with a man like him.

Lizzy Croft isn’t fooled by Rafe’s dark good looks; she remembers all too well the hot-headed rogue he once was. But when Lizzy is framed for murder, she has no choice but to trust the man who once beat his brutish stepfather half to death, the man whose recent past is shrouded in mystery—the man who is slowly, inexorably winning her heart. Loving him would be the greatest risk of all…

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6 thoughts on “To Tempt the Devil

  1. Gosh, there are so many awesome historical romances. Two that stand out in my mind are Laird of the Mist by Paula Quinn and Captured by the Highlander by Julianne MacLean.

  2. I’ll go Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth. Just because it’s the source material relating to my favorite bit of literary criticism of all time: “Edith Wharton writes the sort of books Henry James would write, if he were a man.” 😉

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