Historic/Regency – Student-Teacher – Age Gap – Religious Temptation – Celebrity Romance – Sport Romance
Age Gap romance has long been popular – from a time when it wasn’t even viewed as an age gap for a hero to be a good few years older than the heroine. It certainly wasn’t judged to be scandalous: consider Emma and Mr Knightley (21 and 37), or Marianne and Colonel Brandon (16 and 35). Maxim de Winter is twice the age of his second wife in Rebecca, and there are twenty years between Mr Rochester and Jane Eyre.
Even in Mills & Boon and Harlequin romance novels from the past few decades, it’s hardly even remarked upon when a heroine fresh from finishing school marries a man ten or more years older than her. Today it’s more about the power play and the taboo. It’s a useful obstacle for a relationship, but there’s an important rule of thumb: the hero is with the heroine in spite of, not because of, the age gap.
My Age-Gap Romance novels:
When boarding school pupil Laura meets her new German teacher her world is turned upside down.Read More
Falling in love with her teacher Mr Rydell has overturned Laura’s world. But can their relationship survive the subterfuge or will it buckle under the pressure?Read More
When Sera’s new art teacher mistakes her for a model and demands that she strip naked, sparks start to fly. Will Mr Marek be able to keep his student at arm’s length after seeing everything she has to offer?Read More
When Cousin Io comes to stay, she sets about seducing everyone from the vicar to the village vet. Until she finally falls in love herself, and turns everyone’s lives upside down.Read More
When Stewart Walker finds out the girl he kissed is a student at his school he’s furious and determined to keep away. But Alice has fallen hard and won’t give up.Read More
Marcus Harlington, Earl Southwell, is furious to discover that the young woman he romanced at a ball is his runaway ward, Jemima. He now plans to teach her some rather more wifely duties.Read More
When the Marquis of Westford offers to marry disgraced Elizabeth Cosgrove to save her family’s honour, little does he realise that she has swapped places with her younger cousin Lily.Read More