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Subject: Help me find a nice simple read
Date Posted: 7/30/2007 12:41 PM ET
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I usually read romacnes that have a lot going on in them...I am always satisfied wirh these...But I am getting burned out! Please help me find a simple read. You know, Boy meets Girl...They hate each other or so them think! I call these "Fluff" reads because there really isn't much to them, but sometimes that is what you are looking for...

Date Posted: 7/30/2007 5:10 PM ET
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Oh, I agree Angie!  I love the Harlequin Presents line for that kind of read.  It's usually a boy meets girl, they hate each other, but end up together in the end.  The books are less than 200 pages too so it's a quick read.  Plus, I can pick these up for like 30 cents each at Goodwill.

Date Posted: 7/30/2007 5:31 PM ET
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I just might do that, thanks! I haven't read Harlequin since I was a teen.

Date Posted: 7/30/2007 7:54 PM ET
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I second that, Harlequin books are usually good fluffy reads with mushy happy endings (that's why I'm getting rid of mine-I already knnow exactly how they turn out before I'm even done!)

Date Posted: 7/30/2007 8:50 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/31/2007 11:08 PM ET
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lately my 'fluff' books have been the harlequin duets and flipsides.these are funny. Irealy liked 'life of riley/naked in new england'. little bit of sex but definitely not graphic or more than half a page or so! but cute/funny/almost stupid inplaces and no-brainers! :-) a really good harlequin love and laughter someone was hunting for here last year that I ended up gettinga nd enjoying is 'stuck with you' or 'stuck on you' by vicki lewis thompson. very very very cute...miss prim and proper is stuckin a doggy door and homeownere's nephew who's  rodeo dude is in town for Thanksgivng but owner decided last minute she would stay out of twon and would the girl do thanksgiving with teh nephew...a nextdoor neighbor thinks the woman should be back and has read too many spy novels and keeps spying on them,e tc. hilarious and short and sweet and fluffy! I like nearly all her books though; for 'bigger' reads try 'the nerd who loved me' and 'nerd gone wild'..I also have my nerdy valentine which someone said was even more hilarious though I haven't gotten to it yet. 'nerd who loved me' isn't a 'hate at first book' but 'nerd gone wild the girl wants the guy gone so she can vacation alone and the girls doesn't like the guy in stuck with you either.

Date Posted: 8/2/2007 11:02 AM ET
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Have you ever read Kristen Hannah.  I really enjoy her books something a little different anyway!

Date Posted: 8/2/2007 12:12 PM ET
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I have read Kristin Hannah's When Lighting Strikes. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it until you reminded me! Thanks! I will Check out some more of her books. I am not really into Harlequin or Loveswept, They are over too soon. I don't mind something slse going on in the story; it would be kind of boing if there wasn't. I just get tired of treason or heavy millitary. I am looking for someone along the lines of Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jennifer Crusie, or Carly Phillips. I have read every thing that I could get my hands on by these authors. Can anyone recondmend someone besides Kristen Hannah that writes along the same lines as these other authors? (Kristen Hannah was a good start.)

Date Posted: 8/2/2007 7:29 PM ET
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LOL, Jennifer Crusie started out writing Loveswepts and Yours Trulys.  Most of her earlier stuff has now been reissued.  Same with Carly Phillips. She started out writing Temptations which are getting reissued also.

Date Posted: 8/2/2007 8:15 PM ET
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try sanda hill's 'seal/viking' series.. I started near the end with 'hot & heavy' but still enjoyed it. also love the nerd books by vicki lewis thompson that I mentioned earlier, esp nerd who loved me and nerd gone wild. corset diaries by katie macalister(not sure of the spelling) was really good and funny and steamy inplaces.

Date Posted: 8/2/2007 8:25 PM ET
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I'm not saying that I haven't read them... It just takes me about 30 mins to read one! LOL! I like to read I guess you could say full novels...

Date Posted: 8/2/2007 8:42 PM ET
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I'm going to try the Nerd series. I haven't heard of Sandra Hill...I'll have to check her out! Thanks! I get in a rut when I get through with an author...LOL!

Date Posted: 8/2/2007 9:30 PM ET
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Have you read Kate Angell?  Squeeze Play and Curveball are very fun.  Read them in that order.  And Kasey Michael -- just finished Everything's Coming Up Rosie.  Both authors are Jennifer Crusie and SEP-like. 

Date Posted: 8/2/2007 9:42 PM ET
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Susan Donovan is really good. I agree about Kasey Michaels, her contemporaries are fun reads. Have you ever tried Lori Foster?

Date Posted: 8/2/2007 9:55 PM ET
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I can second the Nerd series, as well as Sandra Hill (both on my shelf).  Deborah Smith has some nice slow southern books, but there's another Deborah Smith out there who also publishes religious romance, but is not the same person.

Date Posted: 8/2/2007 10:07 PM ET
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Angie, Sandra Hill is someone I read when Iwant to laugh along with some spice! In 'hot & heavy' which i found out is part of  a series that her website lists in order this Seal team is after a terrorist and this woman who's been kicked out of harem after harem for 'turning hardonsinto wet noodles!) gets transported to the future and ends up in the middle of this Seal team's activity. she comes back with them married to one and keeps sounding out words the way they sound and doesn't fit in. there's some hot scenes, time travel, humor...I can't read it 'seriously' though! I got some of the others..think it starts with 'the last viking' and eaach book deals with the viking family..maddie in hot & heavy is the last one  left in the past and each book antoher one gets to the future. realy cute fun reads!

Sharon, I haven't heard of Deborah Smith..i'l hve to check her out!

can't believe I forgot about susan donovan and susan andersen! both write good books!

Date Posted: 8/6/2007 2:46 PM ET
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Lynsay Sands' novels are historical romance novels that fit your criteria. They're funny, light reads like The Perfect Wife and What She Wants.

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 10:28 AM ET
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Thank You So Much for the reconmendations! I have more options now! You guys were such a help! Thanks again you're great!

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 5:17 PM ET
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Some Easy Read one that I like are any of the Heartsong Presents.  There isn't alot of bedroom scenes in these that are real trashy.  If you are interested in these, come check out my shelf, as I have just posted a bunch I got from dmil.

Theresa