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Subject: Survival/Adventure Romance Suggestions
Date Posted: 4/9/2008 2:09 PM ET
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I recently read River of Eden by Glenna McReynolds and really enjoyed it. I was looking for something of the same ilk. You know, somthing like plane crashes in the jungle, heroine and indiana jones-type hero have to survive on their own wits, steamy romance ensues. I'd like something with a little more heat then the typical romance/thrillers (that like to gloss over sex scenes) but there needs to be a good storyline in there somewhere too.

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 5:19 PM ET
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Two Alone by Sandra Brown

 

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Linda Howard - Up Close And Dangerous (plane crash)

Donna Simpson - Lady Savage  (regency, shipwreck)

 

Anne Stuart - The Soldier And The Baby

Lynn Turner - Forever

Linda Howard - Midnight Rainbow

Linda Howard - Heart Of Fire  (For me, this one was a perfect 10, adventure in the jungle, humor, hot sex, good story)



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Date Posted: 4/9/2008 5:48 PM ET
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One of Suzanne Brockmann's SEAL books has this theme but I can't recall which one right off the top of my head.

Sherri

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 6:12 PM ET
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Hot Rain by Kat Martin

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The Trouble With Paradise by Jill Shalvis. 

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Hide and Seek by Cherry Adair (2nd in a series)

Trust Me by Caroline Cross



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The Devil's Own by Sandra Brown

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 8:16 PM ET
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I did a search for this same thing and got a few good ideas. I also listened to Up Close and Dangerous and when I read the blurb for Two Alone, they seemed so alike to me. Has anyone read them both?

Two Alone by Sandra Brown http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9781551660493-Two+Alone

 Linda Howard - Up Close And Dangerous

 http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780345486530-Up+Close+and+Dangerous+A+Novel



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Date Posted: 4/9/2008 9:46 PM ET
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I've read Two Alone but not the other.  Two Alone is much shorter, I think it was originally a category book.  The Linda Howard book sounds much more fleshed out, as longer books usually are.

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 10:44 PM ET
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Well I ordered Heart of Fire by Linda Howard to try. I haven't read anything by her yet but AAR rated her book pretty well (B+ and Hot) so I'll give that one a shot. Keep the suggestions coming, I've been adding to my reminder list (like it really needs it...)

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I haven't read Heart of Fire but Linda Howard is one of my favorite authors.  I don't think you'll be disappointed in the book.

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 10:59 PM ET
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There's Beyond Sunrise by Candice Proctor.  It's a historical, so you know, no plane crashes.  But it has the whole desert island, survival thing going on.  And it's on my keeper shelf, so...  Here's a link to the AAR review:  http://www.likesbooks.com/cgi-bin/bookReview.pl?BookReviewId=4285

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 11:13 PM ET
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I like historicals! I wasn't looking for plane crashes or jungle settings specifically. Just something that takes the h/h away from cities and civilization and pits them against the elements (and of course includes the sexy outdoorsman).

 

ETA - OK Kim, I'll order your suggestion too. Guess I'm on a credit-spending spree tonight!



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Date Posted: 4/9/2008 11:16 PM ET
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Well, Ryder is a hunk:P  And I looked and I have an extra copy of that I don't have posted.  It's hardback though.   You could switch it out for your freebie with your order from me today - if you want, that is.



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Yeah, go ahead and switch it out for me. Forgot about the freebie! Thanks!



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Okie-dokie.  So that one instead of the Elizabeth Lowell, right? 

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That's right.

Kim has single-handedly filled my survival romance quota tonight!   =P

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I really liked Linda Howard's Cover of Night.  It's on my to TBR again pile=)

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Outlander has to be the hands-down best action/adventure romance ever written!

Date Posted: 4/10/2008 8:38 AM ET
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I agree about Outlander. I've read the entire series. I've also read Donati's Into the Wilderness (and the rest of the series) and enjoyed that too. I also have Jean M Auel's Earth's Children series (starts with Clan of the Cave Bear) and I have the first three of William Sarabande's First American's Series.

Date Posted: 4/10/2008 8:40 AM ET
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It's an amazing book, no doubt about that.  It's just me, I'm sure, but I prefer action/adventure romances to be faster paced - or rather come to a conclusion more swiftly.  300-500 pages.  Not that the pacing in Outlander is slow or anything.  But it's long, and I tend to think of something more like Beyond Sunrise or a good Marsha Canham when I think of action/adventure romances.

*ETA:  I read Clan of the Cave Bear and Valley of Horses years ago.  Very good books.



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Date Posted: 8/27/2009 12:32 AM ET
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Just bumping for us adventure romance lovers.  Any new suggestions??

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A bit OTT but fun is DATE WITH THE DEVIL by Olivia Rupprecht. It was the subject of one of the funniest SB discussions ever here: http://www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com/index.php/weblog/comments/habo-a-steaming-pile-of-poo/



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I'm not fond of this type of story, but The Wildest Shore by Lisa Cach was so offbeat and interesting, I couldn't help but like it.

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