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Subject: Lora Leigh... romance books... your opinion?
Date Posted: 5/10/2008 9:51 AM ET
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Well, I have bought or gotten several Lora Leigh books (well, at least a few) and read one last night (one of the Nauti Boy books)...

Has anyone else ever read these? The one I read was  decent, but also sort of repetative... :( what I found is that whenever the male character started to get into things... (lol, romantic in a way) he said the same stuff over and over basically...

has anyone read Lora Leighs other books or the same ones and found this problem? I am usually not fussy, but every 20 pages the same stuff came out of the guys mouth... lol

Whats the best books by her? She is a great author, don't get me wrong, I just want other peoples opinions before I buy more of her books! Thanks!

Date Posted: 5/10/2008 10:11 AM ET
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I've read several by her.   I don't go out of my way to buy her anymore.  As you said, the dialogue is repetitive.  The stories generally are as well.   He's big, bad, gorgeous, dangerous and dominant.    He's generally into BDSM.   She's young, fairly innocent/naive.   She's going to do things his way, and love it.   I've moved on. 

Date Posted: 5/10/2008 11:11 AM ET
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I have the same opinion as Betsy. I like Alpha males but hers tend to be just a little too arrogant for me.

Date Posted: 5/10/2008 11:22 AM ET
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Thanks :-) Yeah, I thought the story was weird considering the mans brothers wanted to get 'involved' with the women and guy through the story... was somewhat annoying :(

If you suggest a better author who's stories aren't as repetative, let me know... Thanks! I am still looking for other peoples opinions cause I've been into the paranormal and some historical (and of course others) romances as well...

 

thanks! :)

Date Posted: 5/10/2008 11:27 AM ET
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i stopped reading lora leigh because of that very reason. All her male characters are pretty much the same.

 

So far I've been liking what I've read from Emma Holly.

Date Posted: 5/10/2008 11:34 AM ET
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Date Posted: 5/10/2008 12:42 PM ET
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I really enjoy Leigh's Bound Hearts series, though even within them there is a repetitive dialogue ("only when we think you need it") as well as her Men of August trilogy.  I think her Nauti stuff as well as perhaps her Tempting SEALS stuff tried to carry the theme of Bound Hearts and Men of August (menage and BDSM) into main-stream publishing without actually going that far and offending readers.  I have her latest, Killer Secrets, and just haven't been able to get into it.  I'm waiting for the next Bound Hearts story, which is supposed to be out this month (which by the way did break in to main-stream publishing as did her last one Forbidden Pleasure). 

Date Posted: 5/10/2008 3:05 PM ET
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I haven't really liked hers that much.  Pretty much for the same reasons others mentioned.  I have trouble connecting with the characters.   I'm not prudish, I just like to feel connected when I read the pretty involved stuff or it gets...boring (yes, sex scenes apparently can bore me!)

Others really enjoy her though so to each their own!

Sara

Date Posted: 5/10/2008 4:12 PM ET
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I liked her last SEAL book alot but you are right in that the BDSM and "sharing" has gotten to be a bit old.

Sherri

Date Posted: 5/10/2008 6:36 PM ET
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I've only read a few of her books(and skimmed a few more LOL!) but I do like her books that I've read (forbidden pleasure for a 3-some, dangerous games and teh 2 stories in honk if you love real men and real men do it better - 3 books in the 'tempting seals' series (havenn't read the other 2 yet hidden agendas and killer secrets) also have the 2 nauti books and 2 from another series about marly and sarah. I don't buy hers hoping for 'something new' really but rather the predictability...I mean, I know what to expect with her stories - hot sex, pushy alpha males, sometimes a menage..sort of like a good pair of slippers :-) no surprises...

a good erotic romance contemporary author I like (ahve 2 of her paranormal in my TBR pile so can't comment on those except for the brief skimming through there were some pretty friggin' hot scenes.() anwyays, Jory Strong's Crime Tells series is really very good IMO - lyric's cop, cady's cowboy, calista's men..I like these and have re-read them. they have a good storyline and characters overlap some and I wish she'd write the other guys' stories cause there are at least 5 more characters who could easily have a story.

I like Lisa Marie Rice too but they tend to get a bit the same I think..the Midnight Series, dangerous lover, port of paradise...woman on the run is a bit different in the storyline (witness protection)

Date Posted: 5/10/2008 7:16 PM ET
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I've really enjoyed her Navy Seals series - Forbidden Pleasures, Hidden Agendas, Killer Secrets and the novellas.  I can't wait for the next one later this summer.  The Breeds series is interesting but I agree that the formula is basically the same.  But I still like revisiting that world.  I read Nauti Boy and that was too much for me - I didn't even find it to be a good story.

Date Posted: 5/10/2008 9:17 PM ET
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I've only read dangerous games by her

it didn't do anything for me.  I love Alpha males and can handle a little of the kinky stuff but still didn't care for it.