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Subject: Looking for?
Date Posted: 5/7/2008 9:35 PM ET
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My last two books (Only His and Only Mine by Elizabeth Lowell) have been good but, the hero is a jerk for almost half of the book.  Some of that time the heroine deserves it.  But, after two books I am wanting a book where the hero falls for the heroine and is nice to her and likes her from the beginning.  I have a huge TBR pile and hopefully I will have one that someone might recommend. 
Date Posted: 5/7/2008 9:55 PM ET
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I'd do better if you were able to list some of the titles, and then I could tell you if they were like that (if I read them).

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 10:55 PM ET
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Dawn, here is my TBR pile http://www.shelfari.com/o1518243696/shelf   Then click on I Plan To Read

Thank you so much for taking the time.



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Date Posted: 5/7/2008 11:12 PM ET
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Will have a look-see when I can spend more time looking.  Really need to get to bed soon!

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 11:16 PM ET
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Uncertain Magic by Kinsale is a good book. You have some unread books in the Highlander series by Karen Marie Moning, and those were good. I don't remember those hero's being jerks.

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 11:23 PM ET
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Sherron, I liked SIMPLY UNFORGETTABLE  and  SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS  by Balogh  or the Dennehy sisters by Jo Goodwin. or any of Cherry Adairs books.

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 11:32 PM ET
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I didn't get through your whole TBR, but you should stay away from the Kat Martin and Teresa Medeiros for now. :-)

Hazard by Jo Beverley and Angel Rogue by Mary Jo Putney both have adorable heroes! Everything and the Moon by Julia Quinn is not that great, IMO, but the hero is very devoted after an initial misunderstanding.  Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas has a hero who pursues, as does Scandal's Bride by Stephanie Laurens.

I didn't get to any Jo Goodman on your list, but her heroes often fall in love first, though occasionally they're jerky.

My very favorite book in which the hero falls first would have the be The Rules of Seduction by Madeline Hunter.

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 11:44 PM ET
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gosh I'm scared to look at anyone's TBR or wishlist...every time I see a wishlist mine grows!

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 11:55 PM ET
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Well most were historical and I'm really  new to that but from what I remember Lindsay's have the woman kidnapped and held captive LOL so not exactly 'loving' there..I recently read Jill Barnett's 'carried away' and it was good/cute - there are 2 love stories in that one and one is very loving and sweet and the other has the spitfire..can't say the guy is mean to her but they clash and it's a kidnapping but she comes back and works for him as a nanny and he treats her like a servant a bit but he's not wanting to..anwyays, it's a happy story with good endings and not brutal or anything like that. robyn carr's grace valley books are sorta like a cross between jan karon's mitford series if you've read those and a bit more drama...the romance isn't emphasized like it is in her virgin river series. one romance covers 3 books and lots of drama going on and seem more 'old fashioned' than the virgin river books and lots of characters to keep straight. I'd bet 'welcome to temptation' by crusie would be fun..the 3 books of hers that I've read have been funny as all get-out...and I remember several here recommending 'the perfect wife' a few years back but have't read it myself.

Date Posted: 5/8/2008 12:30 AM ET
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The one I just read before I got started on my Maggie Osborne books - Love with the Proper Husband (Victoria Alexander) - was like that.  Hero was a real Mr. Wonderful.  Of course, I thought him being such a darling only served to showcase what a pinhead the heroine was:P  But what do I know?  She had her reasons, dammit!



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Date Posted: 5/8/2008 12:58 AM ET
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Sharron, we have so many books in common that are TBR. I loved looking at your Shelfari shelf. I am thinking I need to join it. I really like the way it looks. Anyway, the two that stood out to me are...

How to Marry a Marquis by Julia Quinn

Love Me Forever by Johanna Lindsey

It has been a while since i read How To Marry a Marquis but I remember it being really funny and the hero did not irritate me at all. Love Me Forever is one of my favorites by Lindsey. Lachlan is not a jerk at all. As a matter of fact once he notices Kimberly's assets he spends most of his time wooing her.

Date Posted: 5/8/2008 11:50 AM ET
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The one I just read The Stolen Princess has the hero really liking her from the beginning.  Of course the heroine is an idiot....

Sherri

Date Posted: 5/8/2008 3:42 PM ET
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Off topic here, but that Shelfari is so cool, I ended up signing up for it:) Just another new internet toy for me to play with!! ;-P



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Date Posted: 5/8/2008 6:27 PM ET
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions.  I think I am going to check out The Rules of Seduction by Hunter.  Thanks Willa.

Subject: Hi Sherron,here is a hero I really loved,but I am not sure if this is what
Date Posted: 5/10/2008 3:22 PM ET
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I quickly read through your list nothing jumped out at me which met your desired plotline.I guess over the years a few heros stick out. I just loved the handsome Earl of Easterby from A Dance in Heather. He just was a fabulous hero & was he ever seductive! If you do decide to read it or if any other readers have any thoughts about this book,I would welcome your comments. Also if you think this would be the type of hero she is looking for.
A Dance in Heather by Julie Beard
Lady Tess Farnsworth is betrothed to the Earl of Easterby, the King's Man who refused to save her father's life. Bent on revenge, the naive and inexperienced Tess plots to seduce the handsome rogue and kill him. Too late, Tess learns that the earl is a master at this game and has a few seductive plans of his own.
Date Posted: 5/10/2008 5:48 PM ET
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I'm reading Comanche Moon by Anderson and he is sooo nice I can't stand it.  He loves her from the beginning.