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Favorite Old School Romance Books | Diane Alberts

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It all started with a bet…

Kassidy Thomas decided to stop hiding behind her past, and start living, but she didn’t quite bet on that start including her singing a horrible song in front of the handsomest bachelor in the NFL, Wyatt Hamilton. She also doesn’t think he’d then consequently ask her out on a date, but turns out when you’re actually living life…crazy things happen.

He needs to win…

Wyatt Hamilton is a player in every sense of the word. Married to the game, he has no interest in relationships, love, or even second nights with the same woman. But from the second the girl-next-door beauty Kassidy knocks on his door to deliver a singing telegram, nothing goes as planned. He can’t stop thinking about her, and keeps showing up on her doorstep for more. That is, until the unthinkable happens…

And all bets are off.


Hello! I’m Diane Alberts, and I have a new standalone sports romance out with Entangled Publishing called Catching the Player. I tend to write contemporary romance, and as a whole I tend to read it, too, but honestly I started out with historical romance, so my heart will always lie with it. Historical romances are what made me want to write romance.

So without further ado, here’s my top five old school historical romances:

  1. The entire Velvet (Montgomery brothers) series by Jude Deveraux. I know I’m cheating by putting four books as my number one, but if I didn’t do that, then I’d only have one other spot left! These books are my absolute favorite old-school romance books EVER.
  2. Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey. The hero in this, James, is a pirate, and the heroine sneaks onto his ship disguised as a cabin boy. Waiting for him to find out the truth was literally the best thing ever.
  3. The Runaway Princess by Christina Dodd. This is the tale of a princess who doesn’t know she’s a princess, and the prince who refuses to give up on her.
  4. The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. The hero is pretty much a complete asshole to the heroine, and the heroine is sadly treated by her family and the hero at one point, but it’s one of those old school reads I still enjoy every now and then. I just can’t help it!
  5. The Prize by Julie Garwood. The heroine in this book is fiercely strong, and the hero just as stubborn as her, so it makes for an un-put-downable read as they fight for power.

If you’re ever in the mood for an old-school romance book, I highly suggest you check these favorites of mine out! If you’re in the mood for contemporary…well, maybe you’ll give my player a shot. 😉

–Diane

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