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Subject: Carly Phillips
Date Posted: 3/7/2008 3:57 AM ET
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Hi there!

I have recently discovered carly phillips and i like her books; the spunky characters, the hidden humor and the fact that the books are not too overly "i'm gonna cry because i love so and can not breathe with out you" all the time.

Does any one have any suggestion on similar author to read next?


Date Posted: 3/7/2008 6:16 AM ET
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Jennifer Crusie, Lori Foster, Rachel Gibson, Leanne Banks are a few off the top of my head:)

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 9:31 AM ET
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I just discovered her too not too long ago. She does write fun stuff.

I'm a huge Lori Foster fan as well as Donna Kauffman and Nancy Warren. Rachel Gibson is another good one.

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 9:58 AM ET
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Concurring with the others who recommended Lori Foster- I like her even better than Carly Phillips.  Her Law Duology is really good (Jude's Law, and Murphy's Law), and also the Visitation Series.  Start with The Winston Brothers on that one, the second of which is Wild, and then the Visitation series spins off of those, starting with Say No to Joe?


Date Posted: 3/7/2008 12:57 PM ET
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Can you give me the names of the books in those two series you are referring to by Lori Foster? I have accumulated a couple but I want to make sure I read them in order.



Date Posted: 3/7/2008 1:22 PM ET
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Sure Julie- well, the Law Duology is just those two books I mentioned above- Jude's Law and Murphy's Law.  Then with the other one, there is a book called The Winston Brothers, which is basically 3 stories about 3 of the 4 brothers in one book.  The other book, Wild, is about the 4th brother.  In these books, you are introduced to a cousin of the brothers, Joe Winston, about whom is the first Visitation series book, titled "Say No to Joe?".  The books that come after that are, in order, The Secret Life of Bryan, When Bruce Met Cyn, Just a Hint-Clint, and Jamie.  I have a few of these on my shelf and am always up for a deal, so PM me if you want to work something out.

Also, I am currently collecting the books in another Lori Foster series, the Buckhorn Brothers, and so far have 3 of those.  The others are all WL'd, so I'm waiting to start that series before I get the rest.  They came recommended by my best friend, and given that I have loved everything else I have read by Lori Foster, I am really looking forward to getting into that one.

Hope this helps!


Date Posted: 3/7/2008 5:34 PM ET
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You might also like Erin McCarthy. She seems to be writing paranormals now but I've enjoyed her contemporary romances like Mouth to Mouth.

Date Posted: 3/10/2008 4:12 AM ET
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thanks a lot for all your suggestions.
I actually found one book from lori foster (murphy's law) and one from rachel gibson (i'm in no mood for love) in my tbr pile that has accumulated over the last couple of weeks when borders have had their buy four get one free  and i felt like i could be a little aadventurous and try something new. They were both good books in the right style so now i feel like i definitely should go try the other authors that were suggested to..

Except for maybe Erin McCarthy. I have tried to so hard to like her, i really should because i usually love all books paranormal but i just cannot bring myself to liking her. I read one book first that i liked, one of the las vegas vampire ones and after that i bought some more of here book but i just cannot get as excited about them so they were transferred down to the bottom of the pile..


Angie -
Date Posted: 3/10/2008 8:17 PM ET
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Susan Elizabeth Phillips too. (Carly Phillips is hit or miss with me. I think most of the authors listed are a lot better.)