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Hello! I was wondering if you guys could help me out. I am looking for three types of romances:
1. Romances with terribly abused heroines who learn how to live again with the help of a couragous man.
2. Romances that has a male character who is trying to enact revenge against a female character who "supposedly" did harm to him.
3 Romances with a clutzy, cutesy girl who slowly unthaws the heart of the stern hero.
*giggle, Giggle* Putting these thoughts down are so cheesy, but I love these kinds of books!! HEEHEHHEHEHEH
OK, my deepest secret vice is: medieval warrior knights. Remember all those lovely men in the Montgomery series? Can't remember the author now. I love the Michael Jecks former Templar knight mysteries too.
'Course, I love a good WWI or WWII novel like, "Atonement", or the Stephen Ambrose histories like "Citizen Soldier."
1. abused woman/ strong, nice guy - fourth book of the Carsington series - Not Quite a Lady by Loretta Chase. The first four books are also great in this series.
2. Man seeking revenge - One Night with a Prince by Sabrina Jeffries. Also part of a great series.
I have to think about the last one. I have read so many this past 2 years, I have to review my library!
My secret love in romance is the woman who is left by the man she thinks she loves and is utterly heartbroken, only to find that someone so much better is waiting where she least expects. The Taming of the Duke by Eloisa James.
NOTHING is too Cheesy in ROMANCE!!!!!!
I think that Catherine Coulter had a lot of those. Beyond Eden is a contemporary version. And I know she had a historical one too, but I can't find it. I didn't put it back in the right box!
I remember an excellent one by Kay Hooper and the male character was named Fortune, but I can't remember the book title. She had the garden variety physically abusive husband, until Mr. Fortune comes along and seduces her away... they get married to each other after she is conveniently made a widow.
Iris Johansen seems to turn a twist on it; and the girl cures the abused guy.
Elizabeth Lowell did an great one where the girl had lost her memory and it was called "Forget Me Not", where her abusive husband kicked the bucket and she couldn't remember how, and her old highschool sweetheart helped her remember. A lot of Lowell's older novels are about guy-shy gals...
This is in the mystery genre as well. Have you tried Charlaine Harris' Shakespeare series? She slowly learns to cope with her problem and eventually meets a guy who finally helps her really live her life again! I think there are 5 books in the series-truly terrific books!
Romances with terribly abused heroines who learn how to live again with the help of a courageous man.
I really like Never Deceive a Duke by Liz Carlyle
romance that has a male character who is trying to enact revenge against a female....
Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas
Lady Sophia's Lover by Lisa Kleypas.....in this story....the girl is trying to enact revenge against him....
romances with a clutzy, cutesy girl who slowly unthaws the heart of the stern hero....
Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas.......(I'm not sure she's a clutzy....but she's cute and she thaws his heart. It's a really good book) this is one of my favorite book. :D
Come to Me by Lisa Cach.....the girl is a succubus (Creature of the Night World).....she's a clutzy when she was turned into human as punishment because of what she did at the beginning of the book.
For your first one, I'd suggest River Lady by Jude Deveraux. That book is really, really good imo!!! :)
For your third one, I'd suggest The Accidental Bride by Jane Feather. Great book, imo! :)