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Subject: Looking for guy/girl next door
Date Posted: 10/8/2009 5:44 PM ET
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Hello all,

I've been wanting to read some romance novels that have a guy or girl next door kind of theme. You know - they're friends, the girl's been in love with the guy forever, and he's oblivious until one day he's like "WHOA." Suggestions, please! I like both historical and contemporary novels.

Date Posted: 10/8/2009 6:41 PM ET
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I would suggest Kristan Higgins Just One of the Guys or Fools Rush In. Both are sweet reads and full of laughs and hunky men.

Date Posted: 10/8/2009 7:02 PM ET
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Yep! I love that author because of those books!

Date Posted: 10/8/2009 7:36 PM ET
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That 's one of my favorites too , in Romance. But  I'm completly drawing a blank on titles.

there is one of my favorite blaze books that has that  in it. " http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780373790913-Wild+And+Wicked+Harlequin+Blaze+No+87" by Joanne Rock

I thought of another " Seducing Simon" by Maya banks

or " Always you' by Megan Hart, the last two are W.L

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Date Posted: 10/8/2009 7:42 PM ET
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I thought of the following book by Debbie Macomber~

Ready for Romance
At the tender age of 14, Jessica Kellerman was wildly infatuated with Evan Dryden. But that was just a teenage crush...although it made quite an impact at the time. Now, almost 10 years later, shes in love--truly in love--with his older brother, Damian. But everyone, including Damian, believes she's carrying a torch for Evan!

I read it, and it was a very sweet story.

Subject: keep 'em coming!
Date Posted: 10/8/2009 9:26 PM ET
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Thanks everyone  - I haven't read any of those. The few that I was thinking of in particular that I loved were The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever, The Seduction Project, Guilty Pleasures, The Devil You Know. I feel like this is a plot more often in historical novels, but I'm looking for more historical and contemporary, so more suggestions please!!

Date Posted: 10/8/2009 10:04 PM ET
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Karen Robards - Whispers at Midnight. Its romantic suspense but with just the theme your looking for. I enjoyed it.

Date Posted: 10/8/2009 11:04 PM ET
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