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I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for regular, contemporary romance books. I don't really enjoy historical, paranormal and erotica (sex is fine, but like a story as well). I love authors like Deidre Knight, Kristan Higgins, Susan Donovan, Carly Phillips, etc.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance...
Check these out:
Mariah Stewart has a series of early contemporaries that I loved
Susan Crandall does Romantic Suspense that are really nice reads
Pamela Britton has a great series involving car racing.
Laura Moore is another author I enjoy that you don't hear about often, but has great stories.
Kate Angell does great sports contemporaries.
Of course, Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, Barbara Delinsky, Sandra Brown all have early contemporaries that are short nice reads.
Christie Ridgway is another autobuy for me
Leanne Banks had some great non-harlequin contemporaries a few years back "Foot First, Underfoot,"
Jessica Bird aka JRWard had an awesome trilogy as well. The first one was just reissued "An Unforgettable Lady" All on my keeper shelf :)
Barbara Bretton's earlier books
Janet Chapman has a new trilogy. The first 2 were nice.
Maureen Child LOVE HER!
Jackie DLessandro Kiss The Cook
Fiction DB Is down, so if I can think of more I'll post later :)
I only read contemporaries. Are you looking for specific titles? Or just author rec's?
some of my very favorites are
Marie Force, only 2 books, but I love them.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips ( her books are hit or miss for me, most I LOVE others I HATE, I have no "in between" on SEP books.
Jennifer Cruise, but nothing recent :(
...as well as most of the other authors mentioned.
Theresa Weir is a new find for me and I'm really liking her. However, her books are not humorous or light if thats your thing. I agree with the SEP recommendation as she closely fits with your list and would add Rachel Gibson.
Thank you guys so much! I have read most of them, but had forgotten to keep up to date with their newer releases, so now I'm going to check out all their books on PBS and see what I have missed of theirs:) There were 3 or 4 that I hadn't heard of, so I'm excited to see what their books are like.
I appreciate all the responses!
Marianne Stillings, Christie Craig are contemporary and funny - some of Stillings' have a new-agey type heroine - one interprets dreams and her last I think dealt with a ghost but it wasn't too paranormal-y. you may like Beth Ciotta as well.
I like Robyn Carr's virgin river books, some of susan anderson's and susan elizabeth phillips. also like Kate Angell's baseball book (make me wanna go to a ballgame and I hate sports LOL!) I liked most of janet chapman but not as much lately.