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Subject: theme search-billionaire 'buys' heroine or similar to 9 1/2 weeks
Date Posted: 9/29/2013 4:24 PM ET
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hi all sorry if this search has been used before. I have been trying to get through 50 shades of grey, and no offence to anyone that loves this book I just can't get through it. I was wondering  if anyone has any books similar to the 9 1/2 weeks (which i liked) or 50 shades theme, or just billionaire offers money to a girl (doesn't have to be a stripper/hooker) romance novel. thanks all! graphic sex scenes are ok, angst/mean hero a plus.

Date Posted: 9/29/2013 7:30 PM ET
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I should clarify, bdsm is fine if it's consensual. I'd also like it if the hero holds a job/house/money/whatever over the girls' head to get her to sleep with him. I know maya banks and sylvia plath both have series that are suppossed to be similar to the 50 shades series, but I don't like those authors. 

Date Posted: 9/29/2013 9:33 PM ET
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I read one recently, Nothing Personal by Jaci Burton.  The hero's only a millionaire though, not a billionaire.

Date Posted: 9/30/2013 6:41 AM ET
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he can just be super rich lol. I've heard good things about jaci burton, how'd you like it?

Date Posted: 9/30/2013 8:44 AM ET
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I thought it was good.  Not the best thing I've ever read but definitely worth the time to read it.

Date Posted: 9/30/2013 5:46 PM ET
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will look into. hope we get some more! I tried to do a search for it on goodreads, no luck.

Date Posted: 9/30/2013 7:50 PM ET
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This is a common theme among Harlequin Presents books.  I have to admit those are a gulity pleasure of mine.

Here's a nifty site where you can search by theme http://www.fictiondb.com/

Date Posted: 10/1/2013 4:42 PM ET
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is there a way to do a search with that theme? also i know there is a search like this on goodreads, but i can't seem to find any.