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Subject: Your Favorite Older Woman, Younger Man Romance
Date Posted: 3/21/2010 2:43 PM ET
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I just read Red's Hot Honky-Tonk Bar by Pamela Morsi.  I think it was my favorite Older Woman, Younger Man romance so far.  I actually enjoy all of Pamela Morsi's contemporaries, and very few others.  But this one is the best.

Which are your favorites?



Date Posted: 3/21/2010 3:13 PM ET
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Sleeping Beauty by Judith Ivory is the first that comes to mind.

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 3:23 PM ET
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Yes, Sleeping Beauty by Ivory is one of my favorites however the age difference isn't that vast. I also really enjoyed Jennifer Crusie's Anyone But You which does involve a large age difference.

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 3:34 PM ET
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it';s probably WILD OATS by Pamela Morsi but I loved loads of em like NOT QUITE A HUSBAND - Sherry Thomas and THE INVITION - Jude Deveraux.

an obscure one that I love is an old harlequin temptation by the unique Lass Small called MARRY ME NOT

I have an older woman romance shelf if u want suggestions on GR:

http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2012809-seton?shelf=older-woman

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 4:51 PM ET
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I second Not Quite A Husband!

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 7:00 PM ET
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Love in Another Town by Barbara Taylor Bradford is probably one of my favorites. She is 44 & he is 29.

 

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 9:04 PM ET
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are there books historicals where the woman is older than the man

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 9:26 PM ET
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Sandi Shane's SWEET BURNING, an older Silhouette Special Edition. It's one of my favorite themes, have read a number of older women stories but this one is my favorite.

Gail

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 9:45 PM ET
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Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas is an Historical.  And really good, too.  On my keeper shelf.

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 10:16 PM ET
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the one between me and my hubby...

sorry, had to throw that one out there.

cant think of any books right off the top of my head

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 10:27 PM ET
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I was thinking that too, Brandy. :-) But it's only a 3 year difference, practically nothing at this point. When he was 18 it seemed a lot more significant.

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 6:18 AM ET
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Family Blessings by Lavyrle Spencer.  The man was the same age as her deceased son.

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 10:35 AM ET
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Suz Brockmann has a couple.  Nightwatch-aka Wild, Wild Wes-in her team10 series.  Britt is older than Wes.

#2 in Troubleshooters-Meg is older than Nils-The Defiant Hero.  by far my favorite secondary couple(who appear in several TS's) Molly is older than Jones-starts off in #5 TS Out of Control.

historicals-I know there's more but the only one I can come up with right now is the anthology "In Praise of Younger Men"-liked Jo Beverley's alot-it's the first in her "3 guys named George" series.....

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 11:06 AM ET
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Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas is an historical she's 30 and I think he's in his early 20's.

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 1:08 PM ET
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I think Reed was younger than Miss Hattie in Courting Miss Hattie by Morsi as well. She did refer to him as her "plowboy". I read that book long ago, but now when I read that I just have to laugh to myself and makeup all kinds of things in my dirty old mind....lol.

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 1:11 PM ET
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SUDDENLY YOU - the hero is 25

COURTING MISS HATTIE - yes, Reed is about 5 yrs younger

the JoBev short story - DEMON'S MISTRESS - is very good

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 7:37 PM ET
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courting miss hattie sounds good.i wish i could order it now. i put all of the suggestions for the historical one on my reminder list.

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 8:42 PM ET
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I was thinking that too, Brandy. :-) But it's only a 3 year difference, practically nothing at this point. When he was 18 it seemed a lot more significant.

 

I know, there is a 4 1/2 year age difference here, nothing now that we are both in our mid to late 30s, but when I met him and he was 18 and I was 24.......HUGE difference.....it really took a lot of thought for me to start dating him. Best thing I have EVER done.

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 8:50 PM ET
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The best I can think of are Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas and Sleeping Beauty by Judith Ivory.  Suddenly You is pretty good, and and there's The Affair by Sandy Hingston.  I think it's a 5 heart favorite at TRR, but I only graded it something like a B+.  Susan Johnson has a couple too, but I forget titles atm...  I remember Brazen - which is one of the Braddock-Black books - but I can't remember what else.  Neither are favorites though.

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 12:29 AM ET
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The Next Best Thing by Kristan Higgins.  She's a widow, and he's her husband's younger brother.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780373774388-The+Next+Best+Thing

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 1:19 AM ET
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the Morsi historicals with older women are SIMPLE JESS, MISS HATTIE, WILD OATS and they are all fabulous

the other Susan Johnson historical Kim is thinking of is PLEASING A LADY and it wasnt good

Rebecca, glad my shelves amused and I am a female :-)

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 6:20 PM ET
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omg! i am so sorry seton. the picture is so small. forgive me? but what can i say? form the looks of my avatar i am a purple cat with an eye twitch.:)



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Date Posted: 3/24/2010 8:55 AM ET
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Lol!  That's not Seton in the pic, Rebecca.  I think she got some guy working at a hot dog stand or something to pose reading a romance novel:P  And I know it, but already forgot what the novel was...

Date Posted: 3/24/2010 1:25 PM ET
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I liked Leaving Normal by  Stef Ann Holm

Date Posted: 3/24/2010 1:27 PM ET
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Rebecca - there is nothing to forgive :-) Lots of people make the same mistake. The avatar is a pic of a pretzel vendor reading LADY BE BAD by Candice Hern.

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