About Me

My name is Courtney. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master’s in Library And Information Science. As you can imagine, I love books, libraries, and am fascinated with history. I enjoy reading. My favorite genres are historical fiction and romance and fantasy, although I read pretty widely.

My Favorite Authors: Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters,  Julia Quinn, Julie Klassen, Kristi Ann Hunter, Tessa Dare, Sarah E. Ladd, Kathleen McGowan, Kelly Bowen, Maya Rodale, Lenora Bell, Lauren Willig, Susanna Kearsley, Lucinda Riley, Jessica Cale, Courtney Milan, and more

Top Favorite Romance Novels (in no particular order, a work in progress):

  1. Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
  2. The Tutor’s Daughter by Julie Klassen
  3. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
  4. My American Duchess by Eloisa James
  5. The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen
  6. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  7. How the Duke Was Won by Lenora Bell
  8. Love is a Rogue by Lenora Bell
  9. What a Wallflower Wants by Maya Rodale
  10. The Rakess by Scarlett Peckham
  11. Brothers Sinister by Courtney Milan
  12. The Duke Who Didn’t by Courtney Milan
  13. Indigo by Beverly Jenkins
  14. Call Me Maybe by Cara Bastone
  15. The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe
  16. Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade
  17. Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Genres I review: Historical romance, epic fantasy romance, historical fiction, contemporary romance (especially diverse contemporaries), high and low fantasy (although not much contemporary set-urban fantasy as yet). Am also open to try almost anything, except those in the genre(s) listed below, although will take more risks when the author’s a friend/endorsed by friends.

Genres/books/authors I don’t review: bully romances, other romances that include rape/non-or-dubcon or abuse as part of the main romantic relationship , books by “conservative Christian” bigots. I may have unknowingly read some books by authors like that in the past, but while I do still read Christian fiction. I don’t currently endorse authors who endorse bigoted views in their books or social media presences, authors who are anti-content warnings for the sake of being “edgy” (distinct from authors who are critical of content warnings for how they are often weaponized against marginalized creators), authors who bully readers (about reviews especially), basically any author who has Bad Literary  (particularly Romance) Takes, like “romance doesn’t need an HEA,” “romances that include sex are trash,” “it’s not romance without sex”

Currently closed to most unsolicited non-NetGalley affiliated review requests. Will make occasional exceptions for authors whose work I know I enjoy.