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Subject: I am looking for books with this storyline:
Date Posted: 8/3/2009 8:23 AM ET
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Girl falls for bad boy (neighbor, brother's friend, etc...) and they end up together: historicals great, thin series romance fine, any books that have this.

 Or guy falls for girl (friend's sister, but he keeps trying to hold himself back); something along these lines would be great too.

What about really hot books about construction worker, Navy Seal, handyman, lawyer, etc...? Any suggestions?

 

 

 



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Date Posted: 8/3/2009 7:29 PM ET
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I asked something similare recently adn I don't think I got any responses.  I'm a fan of the falling for best friends little sister plot.  Probably because I always had a crush on my older brother's friends.

Date Posted: 8/3/2009 8:10 PM ET
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I know that not everyone likes her books, but Diana Palmer writes a lot along these lines.  So many of her books fit these two categories.

Date Posted: 8/3/2009 9:16 PM ET
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Best Friend's Sister Historicals:

 

GODDESS OF THE HUNT - tessa dare

TEMPT ME NOT - eve byron

 

both are on my keeper shelf



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Date Posted: 8/3/2009 9:28 PM ET
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ditto Diana Palmer - but alot of her heriones are virgins and young  meets up with an older guy that has walls and alot are so called women haters -until they fall in love :)

Date Posted: 8/3/2009 9:58 PM ET
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I will check these out! Hope to find more. I have read tons, but can never remember the names. LOL!

Date Posted: 8/3/2009 9:59 PM ET
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I also like books where girl falls for guy friend or vice versa if anyone can think of any.

Date Posted: 8/3/2009 10:28 PM ET
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Pamela, I have a Best Friend shelf on Goodreads, too numerous to name. Its all subgenres

 

http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2012809?shelf=best-friends

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 12:07 AM ET
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Doesn't Suzanne Brockman have one like this (falling for little sister) in her Navy Seals series?  Can't remember the name of it though.  hhmm...

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 1:19 AM ET
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Anne Stuart in her Ice series writes good girls fall for mercenary types. I remember them being not-so-nice.
Date Posted: 8/4/2009 1:34 AM ET
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Wasn't Julia Quinn's Romancing Mr. Bridgerton a best-friend's older brother one?  And The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever?

Patricia, I think that one's Taylor's Temptation (Brockmann).  Will post more as I remember them...

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 10:41 AM ET
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Pamela, if you like your romance a little on the erotic side, the second book in Lora Leigh's Tempting SEALS series has the main character falling for his best friend's little sister, even though he tries hard not to. And he's a baddie. ;-) The book is "Dangerous Games."
Date Posted: 8/4/2009 11:52 AM ET
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I read a Silhouette Desire not too long ago that had the Girl falling for her brother's best friend(they also were roommates) 

The Pregnancy Negotiation by Kristi Gold

I know it's a crappy title but still a good book lol!!

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 3:55 PM ET
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Pamela- have you read Seducing Simon by Maya Banks? Girl falls for her guy friend, sleeps with him when he's drunk. It's pretty good.

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 4:18 PM ET
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Just read "The Kissing Game" by Suzanne Brockmann and this is the "girl falls for best friend's brother" scenario.

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 4:56 PM ET
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The Duke and I by Julia Quinn. 

Hero is older brother's friend - they pretend to be courting at first, but I think they get married midway through the book.

Date Posted: 8/6/2009 11:05 PM ET
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 Pretty sure Falling For Gracie by Susan Mallery would fit the bad boy neighbor category.

Date Posted: 8/7/2009 11:24 PM ET
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Thanks for all the suggestions and yes, I love erotica too. I have read a lot of the suggestions and the ones I haven't I am looking into. :)

Rose, I have read Seducing Simon and loved it. I wish there were more like it. :)

Date Posted: 8/7/2009 11:26 PM ET
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What about really hot books about construction worker, Navy Seal, handyman, lawyer, etc...? Any suggestions?