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Subject: I need major help ladies!
Date Posted: 7/28/2008 11:21 AM ET
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 I just finished Next To Die by Marliss Melton (Navy SEALS), I never read one of her books before, but my gosh it was the best book I have read in so long. I enjoyed that book sooooo much! I laughed and cried, it was awesome!

So I was thinking what the heck do I do now? I tried 2 other books last night and could not get into them. Any suggestions for romantic suspence with hunky heros??

Please help me find a great book, anyone have something on their shelf or anything. OMG my TBR at home is so big I was sorting last night and started to read Tag, Your It, by Penny McCall but I am just so lost since reading that SEAL book :(



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Date Posted: 7/28/2008 11:40 AM ET
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Sorry that I couldn't help you, Lorrie - don't read romantic suspense much so none come top of mind - but I added that book you read to my reminder list. :)

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 11:53 AM ET
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Try Cherry Adair, Shannon McKenna or Shannon Butcher.

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 11:55 AM ET
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Lorrie, Have you read the rest of the series by Marliss Melton?  Next to Die is the fourth one in that series.  I enjoyed them all.  The third one Time to Run in my favorite so far.  If you like SEALS then you need to read Suzanne Brockmann's books.  They are great and all with SEALS.

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 12:36 PM ET
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Personally, I loved Lucy Monroe's Sensual Romantic Suspense series Ready, Willing, And Able.    They are her Mercenary Trilogy and I enjoyed them.

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 12:45 PM ET
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You could try Cindy Gerard's bodygaurds series.

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 2:06 PM ET
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Have ya tried Pamela Clare? she has 3 contemporary romantic suspense novels out

I liked Geralyn Dawson's contemporary romantic suspense novels too (2 that I know of and a 3rd coming out later this year.



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Date Posted: 7/28/2008 5:26 PM ET
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I See You by Holly Lyle caught me by surprise - I'm not sure everyone considers this a romance (I had to add it to my Byron database), but there is romance in it (including decent sex scenes and a HEA) with a touch of paranormal in it.  I thought it was a great read; the hero is a police detective (IIRC) but is alpha enough IMO. 

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 5:58 PM ET
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No Regrets and No Control by Shannon K. Butcher were suspenseful (torture mentioned but not happening in the story but you get a pretty good idea of some horrible stuff done to the H's 1st wife in the 1st book and the  h in the 2nd book..3rd book is supposed to be coming out this yera Iyear I think.

Lucy Monroe's REady, Willing, And Able are good and Satisfaction Guaranteed, The Real Deal, and Deal WithThis tie into each other though The Real Deal isn't a mercenary type Hero - they just tie in with the h in Deal With This..but Ready and And Able are the best IMO though you need 'ready' to tie in the storyline.

Tara Janzen's Crazy series is pretty good - funny in places and a bit 'out there' esp the last 2 and she continues with a Loose series - crazy hot, crazy cool, crazy wild, crazy kisses, crazy love, crazy sweet - I liked hot, wild and kisses the best I think.

for more suspense with a bit of romance I enjoyed Merline Lovelace's Cleo North trilogy - first mistake, middle sin, last bullet - deals with ex air force OSI(Cleo) and hunky Jack(current by the book OSI officer)and they investigate 'stuff' witha  few scenes here and there..definitelyno wimpy female in this one but not sure how it compares to Melton..I've only read her first though the others are in my TBR pile...

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 6:19 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/28/2008 6:23 PM ET
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Lorrie - I second Lucy Monroe's "Ready Willing and Able" series - its on my keeper shelf.  Also try Gennita Low, Cherry Adair, the rest of Marliss Melton's series also has SEALS, Suzanne Brockmann, Dee Henderson has a series with military hero's if you like Christian romance, Robyn Carr's Virgin River series - the male hero's are former military and cops.

Sherri

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 7:25 PM ET
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I am almost finished with Guardian Angel by Julie Garwood, which is fabulous!  There's some mystery and suspense, major humor -- I kept chucklling and way out loud laughing last night while I was reading it -- give it a try.  I just love it.

Also, Anne Stuart's Ice books have big time alpha, very cold though, guys with suspense, tension, great sex.  Mixed reviews from folks here -- seems like you love her guys or they're way too cold.  I love them.

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 8:31 PM ET
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Ooh yes Lucy Monroe.  She's good. I like Penny McCall and Gennita Low too.

I like Julie Garwoods contemporaries but I haven't found her heroes to be over alpha-male.  But they are good reads.  The heroes in Diana Palmers contemporaries are usually unlta-alpha.  But her books tend to be repetative. 

I started No Control by Shannon Butcher yesterday and I'm almost finished with it already.  Probably tonight.  Although I don't find him super-alpha. It's a really good story though.  I think the series is going to go beyond 3 books because she's introduced 4 or 5 potential heroes in this book-4 military co-workers of the hero and a cop. 

If you don't mind graphic and oft-times kinky sex-try Lora Leigh.  Her heroes are Uber-alpha but she writes very graphic sex scenes and stuff that might make some people a bit squeemish (3-somes, bondage etc...,)



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Date Posted: 7/28/2008 9:03 PM ET
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Subject: Thanks all!
Date Posted: 7/29/2008 11:16 PM ET
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It is so funny how some of the books you mentioned I already read! But thanks so much for the info! I found and ordered a few new authors! Thanks so much!

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 8:54 AM ET
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I suggest you try Karen Rose too - Scream for Me and Die for Me.

 

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 11:13 AM ET
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I just wanted to let you all know. I started Trust Me by  Brenda Novak. I had it sitting there and attempted to read it once and gave up. But now that I am 5 chapters in I am hooked!

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 7:42 PM ET
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Lorrie-I love Brenda Novak!! I just finished the second book in that series Stop Me and will probably be buying the third asap, as it just came out today- it's Watch Me.

Nicole

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 11:17 AM ET
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some good romantic suspense suggestions