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Erica Monroe

Erica Monroe writes romantic suspense set in regency London. Her debut novel, A Dangerous Invitation, Book 1 of the Rookery Rogues series, will be out in December 2013. 

Currently reading

When a Scot Loves a Lady
Katharine Ashe
The Love List (Half Moon House) (Volume 1)
Deb Marlowe

Foul Mouthed: Romance Heroines and Heros Who Enjoy a Good Swear

Rock Chick Rescue  - Kristen Ashley At Last - Billy London Beauty and the Feast - Julia Rachel Barrett Jinxed  - Beth Ciotta Bad Mouth - Angela McCallister MacRieve - Kresley Cole A Perfect Storm  - Lori Foster Craving Constellations - Nicole Jacquelyn Sweet Dreams  - Kristen Ashley
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Erica's Comments: I would like to add that I spend most of my days buried in 19th century slang, so it's lovely to read some contemporary curses in romances too!



I, personally, enjoy a good curse. It must be the red headed witch in me.  I am really a devotee of slang and swears are a lovely subcategory.  I highly recommend the following books on slang: How to Swear Like a Trooper and The Slang of Sin.


So, it follows easily that I like a good swear off when done with zest and creativity in my romance novels.  Above are my top picks in no particular order for Best Pottymouths in Romance! 


If you would like to add your votes and picks go to my Goodreads List




Life in Nelson's Navy - Brian Lavery Short book that offered a very cursory overview of regency Navy life.
The Dimple of Doom (Samantha Lytton) - Lucy Woodhull I have not laughed this hard at a book for a very long time. Woodhull creates a hysterical character and a sweet hero. 4.5 stars due to the fact that at times plot became needlessly complex and random.

The Italian Boy: A Tale of Murder and Body Snatching in 1830s London

The Italian Boy: A Tale of Murder and Body Snatching in 1830s London - Sarah Wise Amazing how in depth Wise's research is
At Fault - Jennifer Becton Of the Southern Fraud series, I think At Fault is my favorite as it displays the most character development in the series. Becton moves along the series-wide plots--Tricia's rape, Vincent and Julia's will they or won't they relationship--but still manages to change things up with a truly interesting insurance fraud ring. I recommend all of the Southern Fraud books to people who love a good mystery with a dash of romance on the side. At Fault didn't have the same gore element as the first two books, but I felt that fit better with the tone of the book. I look forward to the next book in this series.
Protecting What's His (Line of Duty, #1) - Tessa Bailey Tessa Bailey's writing is so clear, crisp and moving that it immediately draws the reader in. From the first page, I had to know more about Ginger, and because of her fascination with Derek, I wanted to know more about him too. Bailey manages to create a flawed but very likeable heroine in Ginger, who's multi-facets kept me fascinated long after the book was done. Bailey also does well with her secondary characters, like Ginger's sister Willa, as I became invested in their relationships almost as much as I did with Derek and Ginger.
To Love A Thief (Secrets & Scandals, #4) - Darcy Burke Darcy Burke's novella starts off as a sweet romance, but quickly breaks into enough action to keep even this grit lover happy. This was the first I'd read of Burke's work and while it is part of a series, it stands on its own with no confusion. I appreciated Burke's use of an unusual heroine with an impetus tongue and a hero who's much better suited to his old constable duties than his new viscountcy. All in all, a solid novella from Darcy Burke.
Thief of Shadows - Elizabeth Hoyt Stunning! Two flawed souls find their perfect match in this moving, poignant romance. Now one of my absolute favorites.
Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart - Sarah MacLean Sensual, passionate, breathtakingly beautiful with moments of comicalness. All of these phrases describe Eleven Scandals. Sarah Maclean has crafted a hero and heroine so diametrically opposite that they could only be perfect for each other. I loved everything about this book, from the changes in the characters to their developing love. I can't wait to go back and read the first two books in the series now.
The Secret Circle: The Initiation and The Captive Part I - L.J. Smith Altogether only mundanely interesting.
A Gentleman Undone (Blackshear Family, #2) - Cecilia Grant Beautifully written, poignant, and truly romantic. A Gentleman Undone will stay with me for a long time I know--the tragic pasts of both Will and Lydia fit together to make them perfect for each other. All their broken edges make a whole.I'd never read Cecilia Grant's work before, but if this is any indication, I will quickly be snatching up her first book. She writes with such emotion and finesse that I found myself putting aside everything else I had to do to focus completely on the story of her two lovers defying convention. This, I believe, is what romance really is, a bond between two individuals that goes against all odds. Their happily ever after doesn't come easily, but it is all the more satisfying for it.
A Week to Be Wicked - Tessa Dare Loved! One of my absolute favorite romances.
Seduce Me at Sunrise - Lisa Kleypas amazing! This is what romance is supposed to be. Passionate, heart-wrending, and utterly genuine. Kleypas achieves brilliant chemistry in pairing Kev and Win. This will remain one of my favorites for a long time to come.
Mine Till Midnight - Lisa Kleypas Kleypas is a talented writer on parr with industry superstar Julia Quinn. She not only crafts a stellar, chemistry-driven hero and heroine, but manages to outline a whole new series about the engaging Hathaways. Amelia and Cam are multidimensional characters and their flaws make them stronger. The novel's pace is quick and the prose crisp. In short, Kleypas's work is not to be missed. While Amelia might only be his til midnight, this book will be on my favorites shelf always. I was so enthralled I have purchased the rest of the series.
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen, Anna Quindlen `
Twelve Sharp  - Janet Evanovich Evanovich definitely deserves the hype. Her style is engaging and she crafts an entirely effective, bold first person voice. The characters are outrageous but entirely imaginable. I give it a four star review as Stephanie's wafting between Joe and Ranger was a serious detractor for me.