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Subject: If you could make your man read ONE romance cover to cover...
Date Posted: 4/1/2008 2:57 AM ET
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... what would you choose? I can't even read any around my boyfriend  or I get teased mercilessly. He saw me reading "Lover Eternal", which I didn't think was too bad, but oh no... he had an endless supply of oh-so-witty off-color jokes about  "Black Dagger Brotherhood." Sigh. I would honestly like him to read at least one great romance, mainly so I can read them around him without any grief :) If you're in a similar position, what would you choose that you think would show your s.o. that it's not all Fabio and 14 year old virgins?

Personally, I would probably choose Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase. To me it's more hsitorical adventure than romance, and the romance that is there is so natural and sexy. It has a ton of Egyptian history and a mystery to solve (both things he's into) no to mention a really cool ferret- hey, the dude likes animals! I'd love to read all of your choices, don't leave me hangin'! ;)

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 7:17 AM ET
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My DH read Outlander, which he liked.  That would have been my #1 choice.  Flowers from the Storm would be my #2 choice.  He has expressed an interest in it, but hasn't gotten around to it yet.   Now that you mention it, Mr. Impossible would be a good choice and he might be interested. 

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Date Posted: 4/1/2008 8:50 AM ET
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My hubby has promised to read one of mine at some point, he just hasn't quite taken the plunge yet:P  Whatever I pick, it'd definitely be Marsha Canham, but I wiffle-waffle back and forth on which one.  I've always leaned more toward The Last Arrow, but it is a series book, and #3 at that, so I'm not 100% positive it's the best candidate.  There's so much he'd be missing out on if he didn't read the other two.  After that, it would be either Across a Moonlit Sea or Pale Moon Rider, I think.  Although... Under the Desert Moon might appeal to him too...  Bleh - I can't decide.  Given enough time, I'll probably change my mind 10 times:P

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 10:09 AM ET
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Definitly Outlander for me too.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 10:35 AM ET
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I have honestly never thought about it... He doesn't read much and would probably throw a fit if I asked him to read one.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 11:54 AM ET
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Outlander or Voyager by Gabaldon.


Date Posted: 4/1/2008 12:49 PM ET
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I've tried several times to get DH to read Outlander with no success.  :(

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 1:05 PM ET
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My DH started The Last Arrow on my recommendation, got bored after the introduction , and never continued with it.  I could have kicked him.  I'm sure he'd have liked it if he stuck with it.  I took it back and its now in my secret "keeper" storage.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 5:04 PM ET
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DH picked up one of my Ellora's Cave books and seemed rather interested.  I think it was the cover that cought his interest, lol!  I had to tell him it had some supernatural overtones (he hadn't gotten that far yet) because I knew that wasn't up his alley and he put it down. 



Date Posted: 4/1/2008 7:02 PM ET
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My husband would LOL if I asked him to read a book! He is happy for me liking to read and he is happy for me whe I get books in the mail, but that's it. He would never ask me to read one of his car/truck magazines, or watch 3 hours of Nascar with him. Don't get me wrong, if he wanted to read one of my books I would let him have his choice! We are happy to sit next to each other and be physically close while doing completly different things.

Hypothetically sp? I would also choose Outlander. If only because it is one of the few romances I've ever read, and it's great!

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 9:20 PM ET
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My DH read Outlander, twice as a matter of fact, and then continued with the series til book four. That is definatly the one I'd choose.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 9:25 PM ET
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I can't even get my husband to watch movies with me very often, I doubt I could get him to read one of my books.

If it isn't non-fiction or historically accurate fiction, he won't touch it, books and movies included. 

Although he does have one comic that he still likes to read :-)  Go figure...

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 10:50 PM ET
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Yup, another Outlander vote.  My dh is willing, and actually looking forward, to reading the Outlander graphic novel.  It's due out some time next year.  He says if he likes it, he may read the book.  Yay!   I think he'll enjoy it.  He likes historical fiction and non fiction and Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.   You've got that historical AND fantasy element in Outlander.  Win/win, I'd say!

RomanceLVR-if your dh likes comics, that Outlander graphic novel may be right up his alley......


Date Posted: 4/2/2008 11:32 AM ET
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Yikes -- An outlander graphic novel.  Sure hope they don't make Jamie look like speed racer!  I can only imagine. 

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 11:44 AM ET
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I had no idea they were making an Outlander graphic novel.  Very interesting.

I have to admit that the "star" of my husbands comics isn't bad looking for comic book hero :-)  He he.



Date Posted: 4/2/2008 12:42 PM ET
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I would have to say either Outlander (I doub't he'd go near it), Crazy Hot by Tara Janzen (cool cars) or Envy by Sandra Brown (lots of plot twists).

He's tried to get me to read a Griffin and I couldn't bring myself to read it, so I don't expect too much from him as long as he keeps his mouth shut about my reading material:)

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