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Date Posted: 5/19/2009 5:42 PM ET
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I really like Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series for laughs, Connie Brockway Bridal Favors and ALL the Susan Elizabeth Phillips books. So what romance novels have you found to be laugh out loud funny? Oh I also recently read Linda Howards Mr. Perfect and there were some very funny parts in that as well. I recently tried a Rachel Gibson and a Susan Donovan (He loves lucy) and I didn't think either were as funny or well developed as SEP's novels.

Date Posted: 5/19/2009 5:47 PM ET
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Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie is one of the funniest books I've ever read.  Great read!

Date Posted: 5/19/2009 5:48 PM ET
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I likeed JQ's Wyndham books for laughs more than the Bridgertons.  I loved Knock Me Off My Feet by Susan Donovan and am just getting ready to start reading the rest of her books.  I guess I'm going to have to give SEP a try as well.

ETA that I forgot about Jennifer Cruisie...yeah..her's are really funny too.

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Date Posted: 5/19/2009 6:34 PM ET
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When I need to laugh, I read Katie Macalister. Her books: THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY and NOBLE INTENTIONS and THE CORSET DIARIES are the best.

Linda Howard's book Drop Dead Gorgeous is pretty good

I also love just about all of Jennifer Cruise's novels.

Amanda Quick's book RAVISHED IS GREAT

Some of Julie Garwoods books are great.  I recommend her historicals- THE BRIDE, THE WEDDING

Date Posted: 5/19/2009 6:56 PM ET
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Sandra Hill's Time traveling Viking series is laugh out loud funny.

the Heroine is a Doctor in one book--- the Hero thinks she said Dock whore.

Date Posted: 5/19/2009 7:01 PM ET
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Marianne Stillings and Erin McCarthey. 

Date Posted: 5/19/2009 7:26 PM ET
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The Mariner's Bride (Harlequin Historical, No. 99)
Author: Bronwyn Williams

I think this was the first really laugh out loud romance I read.  I laughed so hard!!

Date Posted: 5/19/2009 10:22 PM ET
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Open Season by Linda Howard was very funny. I also laughed a lot over Sandra Hill's Cajun series.

Geralyn Dawson has a contemporary romantic suspense series (Callahan Brothers) about brothers that had a lot of humor too.

I also like Marianne Stillings and Erin McCarty.

For historical I just finished a book by Alissa Johnson, Tempting Fate and it was funny.  Teresa Medeiros makes me laugh too.

Date Posted: 5/20/2009 8:25 AM ET
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I just read Redneck Cinderella by LuAnn McClane and there were some parts that had me dying lol

Date Posted: 5/20/2009 9:16 AM ET
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Bewitching by Jill Barnett.  Absolutely loved it.  Laughed till I cried.

Date Posted: 5/20/2009 10:40 AM ET
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I laughed all the way through Linda Howard's To Die For. I also laughed out loud for her Mr Perfect and Open Season (please, the condom scenes have to be some of the funniest scenes in all of romanceland!!)

I have just started reading Georgette Heyer, and just finished Frederica - there were some very funny scenes in it, if you can follow the convoluted language she writes.

Jennifer Crusie's Welcome To Temptation is laugh-out-loud funny too.

Of course, I always have to recommend against listening to Julia Quinn on audio while having your teeth cleaned - during It's In His Kiss, I about spit the dental equipment out of my mouth!!

Date Posted: 5/20/2009 11:30 AM ET
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Anyone else remember the "door banger" scene from Bewitching?

Date Posted: 5/20/2009 11:39 AM ET
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I've been laughing at some of Lynsay Sands' vampire romances..Erin McCarthy..

Date Posted: 5/20/2009 7:08 PM ET
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Dixie Cash - "Since You're Leaving Anyway Take Out The Trash"; "My Heart May Be Broken, But My Hair Still Looks Great"; "I Gave You My Heart But I Sold It Online"

There is a scene in, if I remember correctly, "My Heart May Be Broken" that my Mom and I both laughed so hard we couldn't talk. We still laugh everytime one of us mentions it. It is near the end when Edwina falls in an open grave. So funny.

Date Posted: 5/20/2009 7:29 PM ET
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 laughed all the way through Linda Howard's To Die For. I also laughed out loud for her Mr Perfect and Open Season (please, the condom scenes have to be some of the funniest scenes in all of romanceland

I agree, Melinda - I loved MR PERFECT, one of my favorite Howards. I know I have OPEN SEASON somewhere but can't find it - a friend of mine also loves OS and rereads parts of it all the time, and I've been dying to read it. It's gotta be in a box here somewhere.


Date Posted: 5/20/2009 7:33 PM ET
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Getting Rid of Bradley - Jennifer Crusie

Agnes and the Hitman - Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer

The Carsington series and The Last Hellion - Loretta Chase

Here Kitty, Kitty - Shelly Laurenston

Mr Perfert, Open Season, To Die For - all by Linda Howard


Date Posted: 5/20/2009 7:34 PM ET
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Forgot to mention that Stephanie Bond's Love & Laughter books, KIDS IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD and WIFE IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD were very, very funny. I turned them in to the UBS years ago and regretted it ever since. Not all the L&L books really were all that funny or good, but these two were little gems.


Date Posted: 5/20/2009 9:03 PM ET
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Oh, lemme see... Some Loretta Chase - I think Lord of Scoundrels, Mr. Impossible & Lord Perfect had me cracking up frequently.  Connie Brockway's The Bridal Season & Bridal Favors, Jill Barnett's Bewitching & Dreaming, Delicious by Sherry Thomas and her descriptions of the hero Stuart & his reactions to the heroine's cooking had me rolling - plus the passage about the dinner party that he & his fiance give, and how the conversation has dried up by the end of the meal, and the guests are nearly falling on their desserts like ravenous wolves, was hilarious.  I know there are more, but that's all I can think of for now.

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Date Posted: 5/20/2009 10:23 PM ET
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I think you guys covered pretty much all my fav laugh out loud books.  But here's two that I love because they have some seriously hilarious scenes.   The Perfect Wife  and Love Is Blind by Lynsay Sands.

Date Posted: 5/20/2009 11:44 PM ET
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Wow - thanks for all the input ladies! You mentioned a number of authors I'm not familiar with so I'm going to have fun checking those out! I also ordered Linda Howard, Open Season :-)

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 7:10 PM ET
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I always find Catherine Coulter to be a funny writer. Her characters are intelligent and the dialogue is snappy and clever. I often find myself laughing.

Date Posted: 5/23/2009 9:05 AM ET
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Early Rachel Gibson -- See Jane Score & True Confessions.


Date Posted: 5/23/2009 7:24 PM ET
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Jill Barnett's - Wild        Wonderful and WIcked  (these are 3 books) are also very funny, laugh-out-loud books.  Pat

Date Posted: 5/23/2009 9:56 PM ET
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Don't forget  about Teresa Medeiros.  In particular,  Once an Angel and Whispers of Roses, which are both on my keepers shelf.   Belly achingly hilarious!

Date Posted: 5/25/2009 11:59 AM ET
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Has anyone read "Finding Mr. Right" by Emily Carmichael?  One of the main characters dies and is sent back in the body of a Corgi dog in order to find her best friend a new husband.  I recently ordered another book in the series to see if it is as funny.