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Subject: Can you ladies recommend ................
Date Posted: 9/25/2008 1:02 PM ET
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any contemporary romances with cowboys, police officers, or firefighters?

Thanks girls!

Date Posted: 9/25/2008 1:06 PM ET
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JoAnn Ross wrote a few with firefighters....I know one was called "Blaze" and its pretty good.   The third book in Robyn Carr's Virgin River trilogy - Whispering Rock - the hero is a cop.    Linda Howard's "To Die For" the hero is a cop.    Quite a few of the smaller harlequins have cowboys as the hero.

Date Posted: 9/25/2008 1:50 PM ET
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Dream Man by Linda Howard has a detective as the hero. Have you read this Sherri?

Date Posted: 9/25/2008 1:57 PM ET
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The Love of a Lawman/ The Love of a Cowboy/ The Love of a Stranger- Anna Jeffery

Nicholas Sparks had one with a police officer in it. I think it was " A Bend in the Road"?

I know that harlequinn and Silhoutte books have tons of storylines involving these types of occupations.One of my favorites and it's an oldie (1993) Beyond All Reason by Judith Duncan(it's part of the Wide Open Spaces series, so if you do a search on here make sure you include that). The blurb on the back of the book is not as good as the book really is!!

Nora Robert's "Northern Lights" also.



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Date Posted: 9/25/2008 2:00 PM ET
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Here's one that I saw someone mention on the What Are You Reading thread- sadly, it is WLed, but hopefully the WL will go fast! 

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780451224774-Trial+By+Fire+The+Firefighters+of+Station+Five

I also concur about the Virgin River series- great books, all of them!

Date Posted: 9/25/2008 3:14 PM ET
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Jill Shalvis has a fireman series but they're in my TBR so not sure how much the firefighting is discussed. blue flame then the other 2 titles have 'red' and 'white' in them. also a 'Blaze series of firemen.

linda howard has several cop heroes - Open Season has a bit of humor to it and the main guy's a cop. Mr. Perfect and Kill & Tell have cop guys.

Total Rush by Deirdre Martin has a fireman hero and new-agey heroine (part of her hockey series but I read these out of order though a few characters show up in thisone they're not the story itself)

Nancy Bartholomew writes some tough women and not  necessarily ending is marriage as the HEA - Sophie's Last Stand, Your Cheatin'  Heart (Stand by Your Man is the sequel I think but haven't read this one) - both of these have mystery/suspense to them but were pretty good stories. she also has a good mystery series starring a stripper - well, dancer! 4 books and I thought it ended a bit abruptly but her main love interest(if you could say she has one since she's independent) is a cop.

Got Your Number - Stephanie Bond was a really good story though not focused on the romance there was a bit and a cop along with some suspense/mystery/life issues. Her Body Movers series(now 3 books) has a cop but he's not the main focus..her writing reminds me a bit like Bartholomew's but with more silliness I guess though Got Your Number seemed a bit more serious...

Sex lies and online dating - rachel gibson - think this is the one with the undercover cop.

probably think of some more later but need to try getting somemore sleep before night shift :-( 

Date Posted: 9/25/2008 3:31 PM ET
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I know Kathryn Shay writes books with Firemen. Off the top of my head I can't think of any titles but many are older so not WL'd. I read a book recently from Catherine Andersen. Many of her books are about rancers. A good chunk of them are all about the same family and a few go back into the family in the 1800's making them historicals but many are contemps. The one I read was Sun Kissed.

Date Posted: 9/25/2008 3:43 PM ET
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Off the top of my head:

Catherine Anderson's books are great, she has a contemporary series starting with Baby Love where the men are ranchers. I've liked everything I've read of hers.

If you like police/detective stories with romance you might like JD Robb's In Death series even though it is the heroine who is the cop. Good series, though.

Linda Howard's To Die For has a cop hero and a funny heroine.

Subject: Can't beat Foster's heros
Date Posted: 9/25/2008 6:57 PM ET
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Lori Foster has several hero books. And everything she writes is great. Heartbreakers, Caught in the Act, Fallen Angel... I loved em all.
Date Posted: 9/25/2008 8:08 PM ET
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Jill Shalvis has some that are pretty new about firefighters. There is another one thats by Special Edition,  about firefighters called His Pretend Fiancee  by Victoria Pade. I have them both on my shelf .

Date Posted: 9/25/2008 9:00 PM ET
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This is a very good firefighter story by Maya Banks- Seducing Simon

Date Posted: 9/25/2008 9:04 PM ET
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I forgot all about  seducing simon. Its one of my favorite books.

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Jill Shalvis has several firefighter books.  White Heat, Blue Flame and Red xxx-I forget the red title.  She also has a new Blaze firefighter series out all with Flash in the name-well the 2 so far have Flash in the name one is Flashpoint and I can't remember the other. 

Date Posted: 9/25/2008 11:18 PM ET
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You girls are AWESOME! A few of these I've read, a couple of them I already have on my TPR pile or on my WL, & the rest of them I'm glad to know about & hope to read them soon. Thanks so much & keep more titles coming.

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 1:07 AM ET
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I love cowboy stories and have read a ton over the years! I'll try to see if I can remember them...

 

Judy Christenberry's Randall series is cowboys. Starts with 4 Brides for 4 Brothers, then Cowboy Come Home. Then it has the second generation that starts with Randall Pride.

 

Lorraine Heath is another one with cowboys, though I think they're historicals. I have a bunch of hers I need to wade through. I seriously recommend Amelia and the Outlaw. Young adult, but it was the the most awesomest book I'd read in months. Well, just my opinion.

 

Also try Diana Palmer. Some are Texas Rangers, police chiefs and/or cowboys. Walthy cowboys, but nevertheless cowboys.

 

Another historical cowboy is My Outlaw. And darnit I can't think of the author off the top of my head. Very good book.

 

Susan Elizabeth Phillips has that third book in her Chicago Stars/Bonner Brothers series, Heaven, Texas. Bobby Tom Denton is/was a pro football player, but came from deep Texas roots. Right down to the cowboy hat and boots. Not too much of a cowboy/ranching type of story, but thought I would put it here for the heck of it.

 

Oh, and just thought of a firefighters series. I believe it was called the Men of Station 6. Each book in the series was written by a different Harlequin author. I do know the first book was Bold and Brave-Hearted.

 

Carolyn Zane had the Brubaker Brides series. Personally this was just O.K. for me though.

 

Another historical cowboy: Mail-Order Outlaw by Millie Criswell. An old book, but I loved this book. Keep reading my original copy. The backcover finally fell off. Lol!

 

Last series I can think of... Another Harlequin: Texas Sheikhs. It starts with His Innocent Temptress. It originally had 4 books, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I think it branched off, but never read the series that came after.

 

That's about all I can think of. I'm not really into police stories much, so don't have any to really recommend.

 

Natalie

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 5:25 AM ET
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Another fun one by Linda Howard- Open Season- Local sheriff meets librarian.

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 8:28 PM ET
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Jennifer Skully  wrote Fool's Gold about a Police Chief on vacation but he still ends up doing police work.

HelenKay Dimon wrote Your Mouth Drives Me Crazy which is also about a police chief on vacation. That was a keeper for me.

Karen Kelley wrote a handful of cop-romances before she switched to paranormals.

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 9:22 PM ET
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She's Got the Look by Leslie Kelly has a detective..it's in my TBR though I did start it but it got set aside...

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 9:31 PM ET
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Ooooohhhh COPS!!!!!  Wooo hooo..... what are you Ladies trying to DO to me?!  hehehe

Cowboys? oh boy.....

The Chippendales put on a good show each year with all 3 incorporated into the nightly routine.  **insert drool here**  :)

P.S. no, I am not talking about the chipmunks either! hehe

Subject: Good grief
Date Posted: 9/26/2008 9:43 PM ET
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Well I just looked up  To Die For by Linda Howard and was surprised to see it on my "Bookshelf".  Sheeesh, I must have too many books listed!!  Cripes.    (my Brain fart for the day. LOL)

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 10:05 PM ET
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Oh, I forgot a really good one: Sex, Lies, and Online Dating by Rachel Gibson. It's a funny one, and the hero is a detective. 



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Date Posted: 9/26/2008 10:31 PM ET
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hee hee Dawn..To Die For is one of the ones I suggested you read when you asked for recs a few weeks ago! You should have finished it by now LOL! says me who's staring at huge-mongous piles of books and shelves beyond any hope of finding anything without an avalanche..on the computer instead of doing something productivelike organizing books or reading...

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 10:36 PM ET
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Lori Foster has one with a cop for a hero. It was really funny I cant remember what it was called.

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 11:33 PM ET
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hmm I think the first Lori Foster book I read was about a cop then found out the other characters in the book all had stories - oh, Caught in the Act is the one I'm thinking about! he's a cop and that one's pretty hot too!

Date Posted: 9/27/2008 3:05 PM ET
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I think it was a book with 3 different stories in it. It might have had a christmas cover on it ?

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