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Weekly musing: adventure romance

24 May 2018

This week I when I decided to research ‘adventure romance’. I have to admit I struggled at first. A lot of the books that I would consider ‘adventure’ just naturally fall under romantic suspense or even military romance. So I decided to focus on themes such as treasure hunting, heists and sleuthing.

What comes to your mind when you hear adventure romance? Do you have a different definition to me?

Adventure romances feature exotic locales and an intruiging crisis. The hero and heroine find love for each other while facing these ordeals. They have to fight to resolve their issues in love and in their world while working together under duress.

They are action-packed, past-paced and often witty novels. Common tropes are forced proximity, abduction, mistaken identity, enemies to lovers.

I would say my favourite authors in advenutre romance would be: Angie Fox and Heather Blake. Who are your must-read adventure romance authors?

I couldn’t really find many treasure hunting, Indiana-type must-reads, so mine focus more on the sleuthing and mystery elements:

  • Southern Spirits by Angie Fox (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries)
  • The Quick and the Thread by Amanda Lee (An Embroidery Mystery)
  • Heart of Fire by Linda Howard
  • Hot Ice by Nora Roberts
  • On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (Coffee House Mystery)
  • A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake (A Magic Potion Mystery)
  • Once Upon a Grind by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery #14)
  • Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlise (Bibliophile Mystery)
  • Forget Me Knot by Mary Marks (A Quilting Mystery)
  • To Brew or Not to Brew by Joyce Tremel (Brewing Trouble)
  • Yarned and Dangerous by Sadie Hartwell (Tangeld Web Mystery)

What are your adventure romance reading recommendations?

And these are my favourite covers:

Happy reading!

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