08-25-2009 02:56 PM
08-26-2009 10:55 AM
Hey guys, I just finished reading How to Tame a Modern Rogue by Diana Holquist. I thought it was really good and there were quite a few parts that had me laughing out loud. Thanks so much for the suggestion, Becke. I'm going to try to get her other three books ASAP. I also just got Tell Me Lies and Crazy for You by Jennifer Crusie. I'm super excited to read those as well!
08-26-2009 01:24 PM
I'm also looking for some new authors in the romantic comedy-plus-mystery genre.
I just finished Stephanie Bond's Body Movers series, which I thought was great. For anyone looking for humorous, fun, and sexy mysteries, I highly recommend these books. There are six books in the series now, with two more coming. The books should be read in order, as each succeeding book takes up right where the previous one leaves off, and with unresolved issues and subplots at the end of each book -- although I did read the second one first and had no problem getting into the story.
She's been compared to Janet Evanovich, but where Evanovich's characters, to my mind, border on the cartoonish, Bond's are well-realized, multidimensional, and easy to care about. Even her minor characters are interesting and engaging.
I love Jennifer Crusie and have read all her books. I'm definitely going to try some of the other authors recommended here. Any other recommendations, especially ones that involve mysteries, would be appreciated.
08-26-2009 02:27 PM
08-26-2009 03:49 PM
Oh, I'm so glad you liked it, misslorraine! Let us know how you like the others, too!
I'm excited that they're going to reissue one of Jenny Crusie's early titles, The Cinderella Deal. It's more of a straight romance than her later novels, but it's still one of my favorites!
(This is the original cover/book. The new one, I think, comes out in January.)
Here's the new cover:
08-30-2009 01:26 AM
Hey guys, I read Tell Me Lies and Crazy for You by Crusie. They were good but TML was more sad in my opinion. Poor Em! I like CFY a lot. It was really funny. I'm reading Knock Me Off My Feet by Susan Donovan and it is hilarious! If you haven't read it, read it! If you have, tell me what you think. I haven't finished so don't give away the ending! Lol.
08-30-2009 02:43 AM
09-04-2009 05:01 PM
Thanks so much for the names of the authors. I have read several of the Janet Evanovich and I laughed until my insides hurt. I don't go for the Plum series just the independent stories. I can't wait to try some of the others you suggested. Thanks
09-11-2009 03:23 PM
09-11-2009 09:27 PM
For romantic comedies I would highly recommend Just the Sexiest Man Alive and Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James. She is a newer author and both of her books are great reads.
I'll second this recommendation - I love Julie's books!
09-11-2009 09:31 PM
Thought of a couple more - Vicki Lewis Thompson, Lani Diane Rich, Cathie Linz and Heidi Betts -- and there are a lot more: