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Subject: Hi! Anyone have/recommend any Suzanne Brockmann Romances?
Date Posted: 3/10/2010 10:44 PM ET
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I'll be adding books to my shelf and I just read Nowhere to Run by Suzanne Brockmann and that has got me hooked!!! Anyone recommend anything by her? I love a good story/plot with steamy romance. Let me know what you recommend! Thanks! Marie!

Date Posted: 3/11/2010 12:45 AM ET
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Of her non-series books, I liked Heartthrob best.  Also really like the Troubleshooters series. Her early categories, not so much.

Date Posted: 3/11/2010 12:57 AM ET
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I second those recommendations. I just started the Troubleshooter series and love those. The earlier categories were a fun listen - I got them as audio downloads from my library. I would not bother with them unless you can find them for free, though. Go for Heartthrob and the Troubleshooters. I have not tried the Tall, Dark, and Dangerous series and would love to hear what others think of those myself.

Date Posted: 3/11/2010 2:11 AM ET
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I like some of them - Frisco's Kid, Harvard's Education and The Admiral's Bride especially.

Date Posted: 3/11/2010 6:02 AM ET
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I really liked BODYGUARD a lot, wished I had kept it instead of passing it on to a co-worker. I tried HEARTTHROB but gave up on it. I'm noy a big Brockmann fan though I've been slowly glomming her Troubleshooters via FOL sales, etc. Real cheap copies. Hoping I can like them but if I don't then not much money has been wasted.

ETA: I've only read the first TDD book, PRINCE JOE which was good, though it's been a very long time since it came out so I don't know if it would stand the TOT.

Gail



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Date Posted: 3/11/2010 6:15 AM ET
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I have bodyguard a bunch of troubleshooter on my bookshelf.  Out of Control and Over the Edge are my favorites so far. They are all worthwhile imo:)



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Date Posted: 3/11/2010 7:00 AM ET
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I've liked the Tall Dark and DAngerous(silhouette) books I've read though some they've overpriced unles they're reprinting them..I've seen them on ebook reasonable though. I haven't read all of them though but I liked Frisco's Kid quite a bitand Identity Unknown was pretty good I thought but I read both out of order so I'd missed some stuff. I read the 2nd and 4th and 5th books It hink of the Troubleshooters and Kenny's story was my fave of those..they tend to branch off with about 3 storylines going on..the 2nd book the older woman was going back to her teen years and then the current story going on..Sam And Alissa? story was good once they finally got their own after a few 'false starts'..one of these days I need to start at the beginning I guess and go through them. I like Jules too but haven't read his romance. too many terrorists in them for me.

I did listen to one of her older books on audio and it basically sucked but danged if I can remeber the stupid title..I heard the sequel was even worse..this woman goes off to this foreign country to rescue someone..think an exfiance or something and takes the guy's brother with her and they get into all kinds of messes and a female guerilla helps them out then the 2nd book I think she comes to the states for her romance and the guy's all messed up or something.

eta: forbidden and freedom's price were the titles..seems like some others who wrote reviews liked them though..I thought they were typical of that time period/type of book though and one of these days I may read freedom's price just to finish up that set.



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Date Posted: 3/11/2010 7:52 AM ET
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I HIGHLY recommend the Troubleshooter series.  I like the way the characters develop throughout the series, especially Jules, Max, and Sam.

I can't say I cared for any of her other books though.

Mary

Date Posted: 3/11/2010 8:36 AM ET
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I've read most of her books and many have been keepers for me.  I would recommed that you read the Troubleshooters series and the TDD series in order.  I'm going to be foolish here and admit I did pay $20 for Lucky's Lady.    It wasn't  that great and "luckily" I was able to resell it for $18.00.  I saw on Brockmann's website where that book will be reissued (thank goodness).

 

Date Posted: 3/11/2010 10:53 AM ET
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Thanks everyone! I appreciate the suggestions! I'll keep checking back for more!!

Date Posted: 3/11/2010 11:36 AM ET
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Well, I guess I'm going against the majority....I adored her TDD(teamten) category romances-and I'm NOT usually a category fan.  Admiral's Bride especially-it's the one that got me started on her. 

Her early TS were also a big hit with me.  Then came her shift to hardcover.  I noticed a big shift in her writing at that point(and she's not the only author I've seen this with).  Less heat; longer more complicated story arcs; and other changes just didn't work for me. 

Earlier this year-thru here on PBS I got rid of all TS book except two(OOC and OTE).  I could never have seen myself doing that a decade ago. 

She still writes fabulous "guy"-right up there with LaNora IMO. 

Date Posted: 3/11/2010 12:39 PM ET
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I wasn't thinking of the Team Ten book when I said her early categories, but the stand alones. Some of the Team Ten books are realy good, though I haven't liked the whole series.

Susanna, I don't think Jules' book has anything very scary in it, you should give it a try.  It's pretty short and mostly romance with internal conflicts. Totally agree that Forbidden was pretty bad and I don't think you'll be more impressed with Freedom's Price either.

Date Posted: 3/12/2010 12:43 PM ET
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Anyone recommend anything by her? I love a good story/plot with steamy romance. Let me know what you recommend! Thanks! Marie!

That pretty much describes all her Troubleshooters series books.  I loved them all.  I think she is going to finish the series with Izzy's book coming out in February 2011.  Sometimes it makes me sad when an author ends a series, but I do know they can't go on forever without getting stale.  I have to say that Brockmann has done a better job than most authors keeping her series from getting old.

Date Posted: 3/12/2010 2:15 PM ET
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I love the TDD and Troubleshooters series.  I've read them in their entirety several times.  She isn't ending the series at all.  She's taking a break after the Izzy book is published but will go back to the series (as per her facebook comments).  Clearly I am a fan.

Date Posted: 4/1/2010 3:44 PM ET
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Start at the beginning of the trouble shooter series. You wil not be dissapointed. A lotof her single titles a good too, but the TSS is by far one of the best. Once you are finished that go back to her Team 10 (i think?..check her website) and read those..much like he TS series just wrtn before.

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Date Posted: 4/1/2010 10:40 PM ET
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thanks for all these recommendations! I was able to get a deal on the first 10 troubleshooters and I am looking forward to them! I appreciate all the feedback! you guys rock! i am loving this site. only been here a few weeks and have mailed around a dozen or more books. thanks again!

Date Posted: 4/2/2010 3:20 PM ET
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I really loved Stand in Groom - itson my keeper shelf!

I have been using credits  for the troubleshooter series-so I can read them all in order! The ones I am missing are on the way!

I have the tall dark and dangerous series on my keeper shelf-mainly because I had to pay a premium for some of them! they are being reissued now!