I swear, dear readers, that this is not becoming a romance novel review blog. Really! But I’m at the tail end of another piece about romance writers. I could just write up summaries of the books based on their online blurbs, but that’s not really right, is it? Especially if I’m recommending people buy said books?

So that brings us to Bound by Your Touch (pub. date June), the second book out by NJ gal Meredith Duran. It’s a historical romance that takes place in the late 1800s.

The book opens on our heroine, Lydia, ready to accept a marriage proposal from who she thinks is her love, George. Only George isn’t asking for Lydia’s hand in marriage — he wants to marry Lydia’s younger sister, Sophie.

The story then jumps four years ahead when Lydia is a book smart spinster (yes, at age 26) who shows up Viscount Sandboure, a self-admitted rake, but proclaiming his Egyptian artifact as a fake. When it turns out her father, who is a scientist working in Egypt, might play a part in selling the fake, Lydia is set and determined to find out the truth. Sanburne gets wrapped up in the story, too, and of course they end up making love in a shed during a rainstorm.

He he. As much as I enjoy reading these books, they are quite silly. Bound by Your Touch is a fun one, though at times too descriptive and a tad tedious. It’s easy to skip past those parts, though. I think it’ll be a good beach read.

I’ve got one more to go, then it’s back to non-romance on the blog. Promise!

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Jen Miller

Jen Miller

Jen A. Miller is a an author and freelance writer. Her memoir, Running a Love Story, was a Philadelphia Inquirer best book of the year. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, SELF, Buzzfeed and the Guardian, among others.

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