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Subject: Help! I can't remember the book...Hero "Takes himself in hand" *Found!*
Date Posted: 5/2/2012 8:48 AM ET
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Thanks in advance for any help... I'm trying to remember this book/author. Contemporary romance, older publication, IIRC. The H has known the h since they were young. She is quite a few years younger than he. At the end of the book, the hero tells the heroine that once after seeing her when she was about 15 in a shop somewhere in town, he was so turned on by her that he drove his motorcycle (? Maybe-not sure on the motorcycle) up to a point overlooking the town and masturbated to the thought of her. Any clues? I want to say it was a Linda Howard or Anne Stuart, but can't for the life of me remember the author or title. And maybe not either L Howard or A Stuart...I just remember- at the end of the book--him talking about seeing her with her friends in a restaurant or store when she was maybe 15/16 and he was about 19/20. She was basically jailbait, and he was turned on by her in her cheerleader outfit, I think. If I remember, she thought he never liked her...but in actuality, he was just standoffish because of her age. Help!

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Date Posted: 5/2/2012 9:04 AM ET
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And sorry about the lack of paragraphs. For some reason, when I post from the iPad, the breaks never show correctly here!
Date Posted: 5/2/2012 9:27 AM ET
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Reminds me of a Brockmann.  One of her earlier ones.  Scenes of Passion????  or-Letters fo Kelly???? 

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 10:51 AM ET
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Thanks Jan, but someone on Amazon just figured it out for me...Slow Heat in Heaven by Sandra Brown. I knew it was an old-school angsty contemporary, I just couldn't remember author or title to save my life! I was having a real OCD moment over it, lol. I haven't read Brockmann because I have a thing about reading all of the books in a series at once. Quite frankly her series is long enough to intimidate me!

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Date Posted: 5/2/2012 2:14 PM ET
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Samantha ,  I was just going to ask if you find out what it was to let us know, sounds like a good one....LOL  Turns out I have that on my keeper shelf and it also reminds me of this one..

Truly , madly ,yours.   if you havent read it I recomend it.

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 4:36 PM ET
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Oh I read Slow Heat in Heaven. It was GOOD!

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 5:51 PM ET
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Sure was. Don't remember the exact phrasing, but she's told to hang on (to the bed, IIRC), it's going to be a bumpy ride.

Loved that book.

GAil

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 7:34 PM ET
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Oh yeah, I love that one too!  Very good old Sandra Brown.

I still pull the book out every now and again to read.

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 9:02 PM ET
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Feel like I have to get this book now lol

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 9:52 PM ET
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Oooh this is on my TBR...time to move it closer to the top!

Truly, Madly, Yours is on my keeper shelf. Loved that one! The whole 'young crush, or young couple seperated and then reunited years later' is one of my favorite themes.

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 11:26 PM ET
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Melissa ,

Young couple seperated and then reunited , that is my all time favorite themes too.  Also have truly madly ,yours on my keeper as well.  On my profile page I have a list of favorite books and they are all that theme....

Love those kindsyes

Date Posted: 5/3/2012 12:36 AM ET
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Oh awsome list Lisa! Ive read or have on my TBR every book on that list but two. And i just added those two to my Reminder List!

Date Posted: 5/3/2012 12:43 AM ET
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I love old Rachel Gibson, but her new stuff isn't as good as the olde books. I lLoved Truly, Madly, Deeply. It's in my keeper box...with Slow Heat, lol
Date Posted: 5/3/2012 1:06 PM ET
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The same thing happened in Linda Howard's After the Night.

Date Posted: 5/3/2012 1:58 PM ET
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Thanks Melissa ,

If you or anyone else has more suggestions for books with that theme ,please let me know. Love to check 'em out.

Date Posted: 5/3/2012 2:01 PM ET
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So there is a Linda Howard...thanks Ani. Maybe that is the one I'm thinking about. Gotta go re-read :-)
Date Posted: 5/3/2012 2:18 PM ET
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Oh i forgot about After the Night by Howard. Loved that one too!

Date Posted: 5/3/2012 2:20 PM ET
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I loved it too, think its on my list. forgot about that scene.

Date Posted: 5/3/2012 4:57 PM ET
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Nothing better than old-school early Linda Howard! After the Night and Shades of Twilight, Duncan's Bride...love 'em. Too bad she's moved to more straight suspense. I miss her older stuff.
Date Posted: 5/3/2012 6:30 PM ET
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Nothing better than old-school early Linda Howard! After the Night and Shades of Twilight, Duncan's Bride...love 'em. Too bad she's moved to more straight suspense. I miss her older stuff.

 

Me too.  Her older stuff was much better then her newer books.

Date Posted: 5/3/2012 7:45 PM ET
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Agreed!  Old Linda Howard books are sooooo good.