i’ve decided that since i read probably way too much fic i’m going to start a huge-ass rec list of my favourites. ones marked with a
☆ are my ultimate faves, ones marked with a * are WIPs and i’ve written little notes next to the fics that really left an impression on me. i will be adding to this list as i read new fics!
categories under the cut: post-canon / canon divergence / AUs / one-shots / PWP
hi! uh so I kind of want to read some historical romances but I have NO idea where to start, so could you recommend me some of your favorites?
Well hello friend you made my day with this,
and you also made my romance co-blogger bestie @cammiemorgan happy with this because to say that Eri and I love historical romance would be an understatement but
ANYWAY, here’s a list (in no particular order because I don’t rate my faves it’s too hard) (links in bold):
1. Sarah MacLean
Nine Rules to Break While Romancing a Rake (Love by Numbers #1) - this is my first MacLean book and I love it so much because Callie is so relatable I love her. also, the whole story is so much fun because Callie’s like fuck the society and starts masquerading as a man and do fun stuff like going to gentlemen’s clubs and fencing
Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove #4) - hero duke with a meddling mother who’d love nothing but to see him settled down, issues a challenge: if ma manages to turn heroine barmaid into proper duchess material, he’d marry. MY FAVE. actually the whole series is one of my faves but THIS BOOK. MY BABY PAULINE TOO PRECIOUS FOR THIS WORLD, TOO PURE. ONLY WANTS TO OPEN A LIBRARY. also kinky sex. I just have to put it in there.
When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After #3) - oh MY GOOOOOD IMAGINE WRITING IMAGINARY LOVE LETTERS TO YOUR IMAGINARY LOVER WHO WAS AT WAR TO PUT YOUR MEDDLING FAMILY AT BAY WITH THE MARRIAGE TALK, KILL OFF SAID IMAGINARY LOVER, AND YEARS LATER HAVING HIM APPEARING ON YOUR DOORSTEP DEMANDING YOUR PROMISES I WOULD DI-
Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #1) - prequel to the Bridgerton series. longtime childhood friends/nemeses/neighbours suddenly having not-so-nemeses-y feelings for each other. much fun. also the second book is coming out soon so GET ON THIS ONE
4. Lisa Kleypas
Devil in Winter (Wallflowers #3) - The Wallflowers series is my first LK and I love them so much I’d still rec the whole series but THIS ONE IS MY ULTIMATE FAVOURITE (it needs all caps I’m not sorry). READ IT FOR SEBASTIAN ST VINCENT THE NOTORIOUS RAKE AND EVIE JENNER THE SHY WALLFLOWER WHO BROUGHT HIM TO HIS KNEES (in both ways)
Devil in Spring (The Ravenels #3) - newly released. it’s about Sebastian and Evie’s son Gabriel, the new Lord St Vincent who’s got the best of both worlds: his father’s looks and his mother’s temperament, and basically just wonderful. and Pandora Ravenel is not your typical hist-rom heroine.
DUDE! I wrote a thing and it didn’t save it and I freaked and had to retype.
Okay - so I posted my top five fics (here) - and I posted a huge list of the WIPs I was reading at that time (here) and I’m still reading all of them.
I would say - go read the fics on my other lists linked above - and subscribe to the WIPs I mentioned (and seriously - leave a million reviews on them so we get more chapters… *cough*FightClubBughead*cough*) I’m not going to mention the fics from those lists - because rest assured, if they were on those lists, then I’m thrilled every time the fic updates.
BUT this question is which new fics am I excited about right now! There are SO many new fics - completed and WIPs both - that I’m excited about. I see their updates in my inbox and I cheer - or I read them and then read them over again. I’m going to give you a short list:
tales of an endless heart (series) by @lessoleilscouchants Part II just finished today and it’s ANGSTY! But so beautifully written. She’s promised a part III and I’m hoping we get an eventual (and deserved) Happy Ending. (technically a WIP - but two complete parts) You will feel personally attacked by this series… But it’s so well written and amazing that you won’t care. I might riot if Part III doesn’t give us a happy ending though. A Full Blown Alan Rickman flipping a table riot. This story will make you FEEL. Cigarettes After Sex feel.
Make It Work by @raptorlily
- Classic Comics Bughead. Fake Dating - going to Veronica and Archie’s wedding in Mexico. Freaking DELIGHTFUL and not just because I’ve had exclusive access to Raptor’s killer awesome outline of awesomeness.
Something To Tell You by @findingbetty (WIP) - I’m in love with this story. It’s another Roomates->More fic but it’s unique. All from Betty’s pov - and Juggie is FANTASTIC. Well, he’s a lawyer. But he’s hiding layers under all that charm… I think.
“ She was fiercely independent. Brooke Davis. Brilliant beautiful and brave, in two years she had grown more than anyone I have ever known. Brooke Davis is going to change the world someday and…I’m not sure she even knows it. “
the lirry kid!fic rec that nobody asked for but i did it anyway
lately there has been a lot of lirry + kids on my dash and that stuff always makes me a bit (a lot) emotional so i decided to make a list of fics where at least one of them is a parental figure of some kind so you all can be emotional with me.
under the cut are 13 fics, sorted by word count, that are my absolute faves when it comes to lirry and kids. (and 4 bonus fics bc i can’t control myself.) with not only a summary but also my thoughts and feelings (that are mostly just incoherent screaming don’t judge me).