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Subject: searching for certain themes-
Date Posted: 6/30/2012 5:56 PM ET
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Hi all, sorry if this isn't allowed or is listed somewhere else. I am looking for romance novels where the hero is cruel and mean to the heroine. I really want to find books where the hero makes the heroine marry or have sex with him either with blackmail or because the heroine needs his money or protection. I'd prefer paranormals, historicals, highlanders, eroticas, and westerns. These are the ones I've already read with this topic-

Lisa kleypas-tempt me at twilight

Judith Mcnaughts-whitney my love, once and always

lora leigh-coyote's mate

all anna campbells

Catherine Anderson-Devils' Embrace

all anne stuart books

christine feehan

Thanks everyone!

Date Posted: 7/1/2012 7:57 AM ET
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Have you read any books by Diana Palmer?  A lot of her books start out with hero being mean to the heroine, but they usually end in the predictable happy ever after way.

Subject: diana palmer
Date Posted: 7/1/2012 9:17 AM ET
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I think I read one of her long tall texan collections, she has so many books out I wouldn't know where to start. Any suggestions? thanks for the rec!

Date Posted: 7/1/2012 2:01 PM ET
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Most all her books follow a predictable story line, so I don't think it makes much difference where you start out.  Ithink one of the cruelest hero's is Rodrigo Ramirez in Fearless.  The list could go on and on; just take your pick.  Some don't like Palmer books because they are so predictable, but for others like me, she is still an "always read".



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Subject: diana palmer
Date Posted: 7/1/2012 2:23 PM ET
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I'll try fearless, it's in my library. a lot of authors seem to get formulaic very fast. I used to love lora leigh for example but now I keep seeing her use the same descriptions over and over. I forgot to add linda howard's death angel is pretty tough along with shades of twilight and one other that I forgot =) hope I get more suggestions, I need ideas for my next library trip =)

Date Posted: 7/2/2012 12:58 PM ET
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i love diana palmer she is one of my favorite authors and i have to agree about her books starting out mean.

 i also love Lisa kleypas try the Wallflower series and some of her other series of books! All the series tie 

together and have same characters from previous series. Start out with wallflower series then the Hathaways.

Date Posted: 7/5/2012 3:17 PM ET
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You might try  

The Lily Brand by Sandra Schwab or To Have and to Hold (Wyckerley, Bk 2)  by Patricia Gaffney.

Date Posted: 7/6/2012 3:20 PM ET
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Lawless by Diana Palmer is a good one.

Subject: thanks
Date Posted: 7/6/2012 7:11 PM ET
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hey branda I read lily brand one of my all time favs!I tried to have and to hold and to be honest i couldn't finish it, I was just that bored. Sherri I will be trying lawless and fearless when I get to the library tommorrow by diana, and Jennifer I read the majority of lisa kleypas' books, but most of them didn't hold my interest I really only enjoyed 3 of them...thanks all for the recs though!

Date Posted: 7/7/2012 8:55 AM ET
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Besides Diana Palmer, if you like shorter romance books, Emma Darcy and Carole Mortimer write Harlequin Presents books and they follow this theme too.

Subject: thanks Diana
Date Posted: 7/12/2012 8:14 AM ET
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I usually stay away from harlequin because they're soooo short, but I'll see if Emma DArcy is in my library. I also remembered nicole jordan's Desire and Seduction have these themes if you guys are interested =)