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Re: Midterm Report Card: What's the best romance of the year so far?

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Lexa555 wrote:

 

dhaupt wrote:

 

becke_davis wrote:

 

Lexa555 wrote:

Wow that Unbridled cover looks like something Becke should add to her showcase of great covers. The story line reminds me of He's No Prince Charming by LuAnn McLane, which also has a good cover. :smileywink:

 

 

You are so right! And I found a few others to add:

 

 

 

Dane 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It Had to Be You 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Chief (Highland Guard Series #1)

 

 

 

Hubba, Hubba

 

 

Those are some great covers I own the first two books in Elizabeth Amber's series. The story line is different but good. A lot of erotica.

 

 

 

Yep, I've read them, too. NOT for the faint of heart or for people who don't like the really hot books. But worth getting just for the covers, even though I would

 

NEVER do that. *wink*

 

(I feel like I'm hijacking Melanie's thread so you'll have to check those links out yourselves!)

 

 

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Re: Midterm Report Card: What's the best romance of the year so far?

We can start a best covers of the year thread. :smileywink:

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Re: Midterm Report Card: What's the best romance of the year so far?

 

Susan Mallery's Almost Perfect, Book 2 from her Fools Gold Series.

 

No one writes a love story like author Susan Mallery as it’s not only the romance, it’s how she creates strong characters who tug at your heart.  They are beautiful stories about family and how they work through their secrets, hurts, misunderstandings, but in the end they worked through their “stuff” giving them that happy ending they so desperately needed.  And that’s how the author takes her readers on the journey that makes Mallery’s Almost Perfect ” a perfect romance”. 

 

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Re: Midterm Report Card: What's the best romance of the year so far?

Yes, a few of these that have been mentioned are on the TBR pile.  But this year,

Sinful by Charlotte Featherstone knocked my socks off.

 

Sinful 

 

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Re: Midterm Report Card: What's the best romance of the year so far?

Sinful looks really good. Yet another book to add to the ever growing pile.:smileywink:

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kmgevans wrote:

Sinful looks really good. Yet another book to add to the ever growing pile.:smileywink:


 

I think so, too. I'm going to buy it this weekend.

 

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I've been enjoying the new Black Cobra series from Stephanie Laurens and cannot wait until the 29th for the new installment. They've been coming out very quickly, yet each one is even more addicting than the first! There has already been chases through India and London, sword fights on land and sea, and the new book starts with a shipwreck!

Here's what's already come out and will come out in the next 8 days!:

The Untamed Bride (Black Cobra Series #1) 

 

The Elusive Bride (Black Cobra Series #2)  

The Brazen Bride (Black Cobra Series #3)  

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Re: Midterm Report Card: What's the best romance of the year so far?

I recently read a new-to-me author, Kaki Warner, and I'd put her latest novel, OPEN COUNTRY, up for inclusion in the best of category.

 

Open Country 

 

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Re: Midterm Report Card: What's the best romance of the year so far?


LisaMarieWilkinson wrote:

I recently read a new-to-me author, Kaki Warner, and I'd put her latest novel, OPEN COUNTRY, up for inclusion in the best of category.

 

Open Country 

 


Hey Lisa Marie! Good to see you again. We read Kaki's first book here at RR and it was wonderful. I haven't read this one yet but I'm not surprised to see you give it a glowing review. This first book was great, too. Now I'll have to get a copy of this one!
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Re: Midterm Report Card: What's the best romance of the year so far?

LisaMarie - I just finished Open Country and really enjoyed it - it's turning out to be a good series and I'm anticipating the next book.

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Re: Midterm Report Card: What's the best romance of the year so far?

I have been off the board for a couple of months as I had a huge project at work that took every free moment I had.  Even reading was limited to just a few moments at night.  I finally had a chance to read on the plane while I traveling between sites.  I had purchased The Forbidden Rose for my nook and started reading as soon as we got to 10000 feet.

 

What a wonderfully written book!  I loved the first book Ms Bourne wrote, although her second was not as good, this one was as good as The Spymaster's Lady.  Perhaps it is my love of The Scarlet Pimpernel but the background of the French Revolution just made the book so much better.  Ms. Bourne writes so that you can imagine the sights, smells and emotions that the characters are experiencing.  The intensity of the moment comes through in the writing, yet the love that develops is just as intense, and it is not just lust, but a truly deep and lasting love.  One where relationships are complex, yet simple as sitting in a Paris tunnel just to be nearby.  I really hope we do not have to wait so long for her next book, which I hope is Hawker's story.

 

After I finished the book, I just had to re-read The Spymaster's Lady so in true nook owner form, I purchased it about 11:00 pm and read for about an hour, and then waking at 2:00 am and finishing it about 6:30 am.

 

There have been several other books I looked forward to, Lisa Kleypas Hathaway series being in the mix and of course, Sherry Thomas'.  I did enjoy Leo and Cat's story and look forward to Beatrix's.  Sherry Thomas' new book was very good also; I have to say that Not Quite a Husband is one of my absolute all time favorites so anything after that would have a lot to live up to.  I thought it was good but I did not connect in the same way with Vere and Ellisande as I did with Leo and Bryony.

 

I am looking forward to some of the books that have just come out like those from Stephanie Laurens and Eloisa James.

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Re: Midterm Report Card: What's the best romance of the year so far?

I just finished The Search by Nora Roberts and I loved it. It's definitely going on my top 10 for my midterm report card.

 

The Search

  

 

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Re: Midterm Report Card: What's the best romance of the year so far?

Absolutely loved Forbidden Rose.  It was well worth the wait.  The author writes her female characters as strong, heroic women who know what they are about, but still feminine. Loved William! He is my kind of Man!! Guh! :smileywink:

I hope this book wins all the awards for best Romance Book. 

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scouty54 wrote:

Absolutely loved Forbidden Rose.  It was well worth the wait.  The author writes her female characters as strong, heroic women who know what they are about, but still feminine. Loved William! He is my kind of Man!! Guh! :smileywink:

I hope this book wins all the awards for best Romance Book. 


 

Welcome to the board, Scouty54. I completely agree with everything you said here.

 

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scouty54 wrote:

Absolutely loved Forbidden Rose.  It was well worth the wait.  The author writes her female characters as strong, heroic women who know what they are about, but still feminine. Loved William! He is my kind of Man!! Guh! :smileywink:

I hope this book wins all the awards for best Romance Book. 


 

Isn't it wonderful?

 

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Marisa-ONeill wrote:

I just finished The Search by Nora Roberts and I loved it. It's definitely going on my top 10 for my midterm report card.

 

The Search

  

 


 

I really enjoyed this book, too.

 

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Sinful

  

 

So I just read this a couple of days ago and I have to agree.. It is one of the best books I've read this year so far. Charlotte Featherstone blew it out of the water with this one. I hope she writes more in this series. The first one is

 

Addicted

  

 

Which is really good too. Plus, I love both of the covers. Very creative.

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Re: Midterm Report Card: What's the best romance of the year so far?

for sinful, theres an epilogue on charlotte featherstone's website, if anyone is interested

"He is bound to you,” said the Queen. “But does he love you?"
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Re: Midterm Report Card: What's the best romance of the year so far?

We're closing in on the end of the year now, and All About Romance Novels is asking readers to vote for their Best Romances of 2010:

 

http://www.likesbooks.com/top100ballot2010.html