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regency romances

Slightly awkward: that moment when you get thrown out of a regency romance because the hero just addressed the heroine as 'baby' - right before you remember that you're reading a Georgette Heyer romance, meaning it's presumably less an anachronism and more just a slightly peculiar petname.

... well, less awkward than a host of other things, probably, but I was slightly amused at myself for a moment.

I picked up Royal Escape from the library about ten years ago, I think, but didn't much care for it. A few weeks ago though, I spotted a copy of These Old Shades, bought it, and found it rather fun.

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bm_shipper
Jul. 8th, 2016 05:16 pm (UTC)
I actually don't like people calling each other "baby"... it's kind of... I don't know... "too common"... like everyone does it. Even characters that aren't even together *lol* But yeah... :D
misura
Jul. 11th, 2016 01:10 pm (UTC)
Most of the time, he addresses her as 'infant', so 'baby' is a step ... up or down, I guess? Er. ^^;
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