#FBF, Flash Book Friday, is a sporadic meme in which I will share and discuss with you books that I've read in the past (pre-blog) that has made an impression on me. Yup, because I really need more reasons to talk about books.
My first #FBF is WHITNEY, MY LOVE by Judith McNaught.
There was a time where I live and breathe historical romances. You have to admit, the swoon factor is sweeping, the pomp and circumstance fascinating, the tension is addictive and the HEA is fairy-tale like. Historical romances is unlike anything I've ever read when it comes to romantic escapes and WHITNEY, MY LOVE holds the title of my most favorite regency romance to date. It remains unparalleled and probably one of the only few books that I will reread and will never tired of.
WHITNEY, MY LOVE is sort of an enemies-to-lovers trope where the younger and rebellious Whitney found herself in an arranged marriage with the arrogant, gorgeous and oh-so-swoony, Clayton Westmoreland, the very rich, very influential, and very Alpha, Duke of Claymore. The tension mounts at every chapter and the climax was simply decadent, I was with Whitney when Clayton "unraveled" her... if you know what I mean. I read this novel when I was 15 so imagine the sort of impossible fantasies and expectations Judith McNaught had me simmering in for weeks! I remember missing doing my homework and even sleep because I can't put this darn novel down! I was daydreaming throughout class, picturing myself in Whitney's yellow maid-of-honor gown with Clayton's arms wrapped around my waist... le sigh!
WHITNEY, MY LOVE gave me my first concept of Alpha males, snark and the importance of sexual tension in presenting a solid romantic story whose importance I've only realized now that I've started blogging. In hindsight, Judith McNaught set the bar for me when it comes to contemporary and historical romances and I believe she ruined regency romance for me overall. Like I said, WHITNEY, MY LOVE is incomparable and timeless, if you love regency romance, I highly recommend you try this one. You can thank me (or not!) later.
What's your favorite historical romance?
Whitney My Love | Westmoreland Saga 2
Regency Romance | 1985 | Pocket Book