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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Request for Suggestions

Okay, normally I am the one giving out the reading suggestions, but today, I need your help.  Last month I made the following reading resolution:
I did not actually read a romance from cover to cover last year.  I speed read a few, but actually read...no, that didn't happen.  Even worse, the romances I speed read were by authors I already knew about.  Shame on me.  But in my defense, I was finishing a book for the first half of the year and then catching up on everything in my life for the second half.  So in 2012, I resolve to read the works of at least 2 new (to me) romance authors AND review them here on RA for All. That should be interesting and entertaining.
I was planning on using the RUSA Genre Fiction for Adult Reading List to help me pick out some Romance titles, but I also have a great resource right here...all of you.

So now is your chance to tell me what to do.  I am going to read one of my 2 resolved books in March.  I will be traveling to PLA and California that month, so I am figuring a romance will make a good plane read.  I am fine with ebook, audio, or print formats.  My only restriction is the author has to be new to me.

So bring on your favorite recent romance reads by leaving a comment.  And thanks.


BeretBrenckman said...

Historical romance: Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase or The Bride by Julie Garwood

Contemporary: 1990's Nora Roberts - Public Secrets? Carnal Innocence?

Funny: Men in Kilts by Katie MacAlister

Weeper: Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas

Authors: Nora Roberts, Jayne Ann Krentz, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kay Hooper, Linda Howard, Julia Quinn, Amanda Quick, Lisa Kleypas...

Have fun!

Kimberly said...

I think you may have read a sample of my well known favorites, but last summer I discovered two trilogies. If you haven't sampled Eileen Dreyer, the first of her Drake's Rakes series, Barely a Lady received three starred reviews! (Rare for a $6.99 paperback) and the next two titles in the trilogies also received starred reviews.

Tessa Dare's One Dance with a Duke also begins a trilogy and it received a starred review. But the most fun of this trilogy is the YouTube clip advertising it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4DzoNkomQ0

Both of these trilogies are historical and are generally recommended to readers of Mary Balogh, Liz Carlyle and Loretta Chase, but these two trilogies are by authors who may be less known to you.

Whatever you choose, let us know what you selected and if you had fun!

Lizzy said...

Kimberly--I was also going to suggest Tessa Dare and Eileen Dreyer! Good taste :)

I would also recommend Iron Duke by Meljean Brooks. It's a steampunk romance.

My new favorite paranormal author is Nalini Singh and her Guild Hunter series. It starts with Angels' Blood.

I was pleasantly surprised by Joanna Bourne's Forbidden Rose. It a historical with some slight suspense.

Can't wait to see what you pick!

Becky said...

These are all so great. I will compile a list next week. And Lizzy, a steampunk romance? I might read that just for fun.

Heather said...

Sophie Kinsella's Remember Me or Can You Keep a Secret would be my recommendation. They are quick, light, and full of humor!