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Subject: Older woman/younger man
Date Posted: 7/27/2008 5:22 PM ET
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I'm looking for fun romance books with older (smart) woman that finds love with a younger hero.

Any suggestions?

Date Posted: 7/27/2008 5:41 PM ET
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Jennifer Crusie's Anyone But You.

And I haven't read these, but I just stumbled across some by KyAnn Waters with the older woman/younger man theme.

Can't wait to see what other readers suggest... :)

Date Posted: 7/27/2008 5:48 PM ET
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The only one that I can think of is Sleeping Beauty by Judith Ivory.

Date Posted: 7/27/2008 7:38 PM ET
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Elisa Adams:  Nothing Personal

Love A Younger Man - contains A Fine Work Of Art by Shelby Reed and Zeke's Hands by Madison Hayes

Sandi Shane (aka Sandra Canfield, Karen Keast)  Sweet Burning (hard to find but one of my faves)

Anne Henry:  Robbing The Cradle  (another oldie but goodie)

Cheryl Reavis:  The Older Woman

Susan Kay Law: The Paper Marriage  Correction: Just Sex is the book with the younger man

These are all older woman/ younger man.  Not sure if you would call them fun though I enjoyed them.

I second Jennifer Crusie's Anyone But You.  It's one of the funniest books I've ever read.

 

Almost forgot:  One Summer by Karen Robards More Hot! than fun.

Into The Night by Suzanne Brockmann   Sort of Ms. Successful meets serious Studley DoRight

In Good Time by Muriel Jensen

I keep thinking of them.  Shelby Reed: The Fifth Favor  She's a 33 yr. old reporter and he's mid twenties I think.  A $1,000 an hour male companion, gigolo sp?  or whatever you would call it.  Really not much sex.  Focuses on the relationship.

Lavyrle Spencer: Family Blessings book is way better than that movie

 



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Date Posted: 7/27/2008 8:00 PM ET
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There is a May-December special title listing over on AAR.

The ones I can think of are Just One of Those Flings by Candice Hern, The Stranger I Married by Sylvia Day, and an older Harlequin Presents called Casual Affair by Susanne McCarthy. I really enjoyed the Hern one, which is the second book in her Merry Widows series. I think it's the best one of the three. I might be able to think of some more. There is also a historical anthology headlined by Jo Beverley called In Praise of Younger Men, but I haven't read it.

Date Posted: 7/27/2008 8:03 PM ET
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Love Counts by Karen Percy

Ladies Man by Suzanne Brockmann (personally I didn't like this one)

Date Posted: 7/27/2008 8:05 PM ET
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In the Outlander series, Claire is 5 years older than Jamie.  ;-)

Sherri

Date Posted: 7/27/2008 9:23 PM ET
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Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas. Amanda is about 5 years older than Jack.

Date Posted: 7/27/2008 9:50 PM ET
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Suzanne Brockman's Team 16 series features a lot of older women/younger men.  Of course, I'm drawing a blank on names right now!

Date Posted: 7/27/2008 11:15 PM ET
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There is also a historical anthology headlined by Jo Beverley called In Praise of Younger Men, but I haven't read it.

I read this and it was an okay read but it wasn't a keeper for me.  Only one of the four stories was good IMO.  Check your local library for it rather than wasting a credit on it.

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 12:11 AM ET
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The Outlaw and the lady--Lorraine Heath

She's about 5 years older( that seems to be a theme here---lol- )thats the age difference between my hubby and I

Subject: Suzann Ledbetter's series
Date Posted: 7/28/2008 12:23 AM ET
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Subject: Susan Wiggs
Date Posted: 7/28/2008 12:38 AM ET
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The last Lakeshore Chronicles book has a Heroine who is at least a decade older.  I can't remember the exact ages as it's been months and months and several dozen books later. 

"Snowfall at Willow Lake" is the title and #4 in the Lakeshore Chronicles.

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 1:26 AM ET
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I really enjoyed those Suzann Ledbetter books.  She wrote one more later that I bought but haven't read yet, Halfway to Half Way.

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 7:09 AM ET
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Family Blessings by LaVyrle Spencer was great.

 

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She's about 5 years older( that seems to be a theme here---lol- )thats the age difference between my hubby and I

Same here (technically 4 1/2 but...).

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 4:04 PM ET
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I'm 3.5 years old than DH.  He acts and looks older though!  ;-)

Oh, there's also Flirting with Forty by Jane Porter.  She's in her 40s and he's in his 20s.  I detested it but a few of my friends (I read it for a book club) just loved it!



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Date Posted: 7/28/2008 4:10 PM ET
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The Younger Man by Sarah Tucker. I read this not too long ago and enjoyed it. It is more of a chick -lit book but still has some fun sex and romance in it too as most of them do.

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 5:45 PM ET
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Does "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" count?

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 11:58 PM ET
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Seems like I read a Harlequin  Next title (or few) where the woman was a bit older..I think it was Treading Lightly..not 100% sure on the age though.

Date Posted: 7/29/2008 12:27 AM ET
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Actually, I was thinking along the lines of "Flirting With Forty" and "Suddenly You".  I enjoyed both.  One Mary Balogh's "Web" series was a story with older woman/younger man.  It was a good read, also.

Date Posted: 7/29/2008 5:44 PM ET
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Leaving Normal by Stef Ann Holm

Date Posted: 7/29/2008 7:07 PM ET
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There's a Harlequin Presents with this theme that I reread every once in a while:  Sleepless Nights by Anne Weale.  I think he's 12 yrs. younger, very sophisticated and decisive and she is a strong woman who raised a son alone because the father died before he was born.  They meet while mountain climbing in Nepal.

Edited to say that I found my copy of this book and it is not a Presents, it is one of those Subscription Only Harlequin Romances, #423.



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Date Posted: 9/10/2008 11:21 AM ET
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hey there's hope yet for us in our 40's! :-)