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Subject: Suzanne Brockman?
Date Posted: 6/24/2008 1:25 PM ET
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I never read any of her books, they look really good and I would like some suggestions on where to start? Anyone have a favorite? Thanks!

Date Posted: 6/24/2008 1:32 PM ET
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She has two series, the Troubleshooters and the... um, Tall Dark and Dangerous, I think. Both about Navy seals. The first set is easier to find complete and they're longer books with secondary romance arcs from book to book.  The second series is shorter books. I liked the Troubleshooters best but some people feel differently.  First in the Troubleshooters is the Unsung Hero, first in the other is Prince Joe.

She also has standalones, but the ones I've read haven't been nearly as good as the series books.

Angie -
Date Posted: 6/24/2008 1:42 PM ET
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I really didn't like The Unsung Hero and now I've seen a lot of people suggest start towards the middle of the series if you can handle it. I didn't like the first one enough to continue reading the series even though I've heard a million times it gets a lot better. *shrug*

Date Posted: 6/24/2008 1:53 PM ET
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I actually agree, I skimmed a lot of TUH, though I loved the young secondary couple. For the first few books, I was mostly interested in the Sam & Alyssa threads.

Date Posted: 6/24/2008 2:12 PM ET
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I'm currently working my way through the Navy Seal Team 10 books (I'm guessing that's the Tall, Dark and Dangerous series?). My first introduction to Suzanne Brockmann's books was the Troubleshooter series--and I actually liked that series better! The stories are more complex--and I've fallen in love with Jules Cassidy who is in the Troubleshooter series.  In my opinion each of the Troubleshooter books got better and better. About the only one I had difficulty reading was the one where Max first meets Gina. I kept getting bored with that story line.

I just got  my Suzanne Brockmann newsletter today and woohoo, I'm so excited about Into the Fire coming out soon--and her next one after that will be coming out in February. Yay!

I have you ladies on here to thank for my addiction. I never in a million years thought I'd enjoy romantic suspense.

Date Posted: 6/24/2008 2:59 PM ET
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I love the Troubleshooters but I don't like to read Suzanne Brockmann.  LOLOL

I have listened to most of these on CD and just love them (even with the changes in readers and the different pronounciations of names).  Kenny and Savannah's story was the first one I actually had to read.  I don't like the way she writes but it sounds great.

I did read Jules and Robin's latest story though. Its the only one I own and its on my Keeper Shelf.

Date Posted: 6/24/2008 3:39 PM ET
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Kenny and Savannah's book was my hands down fave of the troubleshooters (but Kenny's my man!) and the next one about sam and alyssa was a good action story. the tall dark and dangerous series was silhouette IM I think and some were reprinted and some characters overlap a little bit but I liked 'every day average jones' and 'nightwtch' and one that's hard to find, 'identity unknown' best of that series from the ones I've read.

Date Posted: 6/24/2008 9:13 PM ET
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I picked up Sam and Alyssa's story as a used book, and read it first. I had to get all of them and start over from the first because I loved it so much and wanted all the backstory. Then I had to read one right after another til I was done - although I didn't like all of them AS MUCH as some of the others, I did LOVE all of them (does that make sense?)

I'd love to hear them in audio too. I have 2 Brockmann on audio - Forbidden and Ladies Man and I love both of them too. I just love how she does what she calls "deep POV" - writing from deep within the character's mind, conscious and subconscious. She does this better than anyone else I've read (although I think Linda Howard does it well too).

Just goes to show, everybody's tastes are a little different. I haven't read her other series (Tall Dark and Dangerous) - it'll go on the end of my already extensive TBR pile behind other authors I also love, like Loretta Chase, Linda Howard, Susan Andersen - ah, too many books, not nearly enough hours in the day!

Date Posted: 6/24/2008 10:52 PM ET
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Ani-I LOVED Jules and Robin's story!!! I kept waiting to see where, if anywhere, she would go with Jule's character.  It's on my keeper shelf as well.

I actually like them all and usually buy them as soon as they hit the stores (or my ebook store!).

Nicole

Date Posted: 6/25/2008 8:48 AM ET
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I was cleaning out my closet yesterday and found a box of books I forgot about I picked up last year from my UBS.  I found Lady's Man! I was so excited, that one is not part of the series it did not look like.  I will have to read it when I am done with Simon Says by Lori Foster

Date Posted: 6/25/2008 10:42 AM ET
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I love Suzanne Brockmann and have liked both of her series.  I have kept all of her books that I can get my hands on.  I am still unable to get a couple of the TDD series because they are hard to find and selling for high prices.

Date Posted: 6/25/2008 11:22 AM ET
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Oh, I just remembered that I really liked one of her stand alones - Heartthrob. I have a few more in my mountain.

Date Posted: 6/25/2008 12:30 PM ET
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I have really liked Brockmann until the last couple of books in her Troubleshooters series.  IMO, the dragging out of all the story arcs of the couples is starting to really get old.  But what bothered me most about the last couple of hers I read is the social commentary that was getting more and more prominent in her books.  I totally agree with her that we should accept people and there shouldn't be discrimination based on race/color/creed/sexuality/etc, but she has gotten very preachy on it, enough so that it pulled me out of the story and just annoyed me.  I read romance for the ROMANCE, not the social commentary. 

Date Posted: 6/25/2008 12:40 PM ET
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Interesting that you mentioned the social commentary.  I do remember reading something that irritated me in her last book.  I can't remember exactly what it was, but it was some kind of political commentary that I felt was completely unnecessary to the book.  I really don't want to know what are her current day political views.