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Subject: Buddy books
Date Posted: 5/30/2008 9:36 PM ET
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I'm wondering if there are any authors out there you could recommend where there are great friendships between the guys in the book---I'm thinking what I'm really looking for are series recommendations. I love romance, but I like books that really focus on the friendships bewteen guys as much as they do on the whole romance angle with the hero and heroine.

Yeah, I know this is kind of a strange request :) About the only kind of romance I totally avoid is romance with vampires--I just can't get into vampires.



Date Posted: 5/30/2008 11:05 PM ET
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Robyn Carr's Virgin River series. The men in these books are good friends from being in the military together and see eachother thru some tough situations.

Date Posted: 5/30/2008 11:10 PM ET
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Well I would suggest JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood...but they are vampires.  But the male relationships are stellar and really make the series for me personally.

How about Stephanie Laurens' Cynster series?  I like the relationships between the males in those.

Date Posted: 5/30/2008 11:15 PM ET
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I liked the Virgin River books! the only others I can think of that have the friends interacting at all are those, suzanne brockmann's seal books, and shannon butcher's 2 books though they focus mostly on the couple...

ETA: I think marliss melton's series interact..i've only read the first one 'forget me not' and a few interacted..

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Date Posted: 5/30/2008 11:18 PM ET
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Cindy Gerard Bodyguard series---the guys are ex-military buddies.

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 1:35 AM ET
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I recently read England's Perfect Hero by Suzanne Enoch.  I enjoyed the closeness of the five brothers as much as I did the romance. 

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 10:13 AM ET
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Susan Andersen has a series of three guy friends, I think they were in the military together:

Head Over Heels

Getting Lucky

Hot & Bothered

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 5:31 PM ET
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Lori Foster's "fighter" series, most of the guys are friends.  Definitely Robyn Carr's Virgin River series too.  Dee Henderson's True series. Suzanne Brockmann's two SEAL series.


Date Posted: 5/31/2008 6:41 PM ET
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Nora Roberts' Chesapeake Bay series is great.  Four brothers who really get along. 

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 8:22 PM ET
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It's been awhile since I read this series. but I'm pretty sure the guys in Christine Feehan's Ghostwalker series were pretty tight. If I remember correctly, two of the books are with twin brothers who are really very close friends.

Date Posted: 6/2/2008 9:08 PM ET
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Jo Goodmans Compass Club books have really strong male friendships in them. they are historicals.