1. Welcome to BookAndReader!

    We LOVE books and hope you'll join us in sharing your favorites and experiences along with your love of reading with our community. Registering for our site is free and easy, just CLICK HERE!

    Already a member and forgot your password? Click here.

Looking for romantic novels

Discussion in 'Book Search & Suggestions' started by littlesheep, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. littlesheep

    littlesheep kickbox

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
    Hi :)

    I'm new here and I hope you can give me some recommendations. As the title says, I'm looking for some romantic novels. Can be any kind of stuff - fluffy, kitsch, with suspense and twists, included in crime stories, adult stuff (not porn, but may be "M-rated"). Can be individual books, I also love series of books featuring the same character.

    Any recommendations about good hot and fluffy stuff - let me know!

    Thanks :)

    Claudia
     
  2. Rien

    Rien New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2006
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Too many things to name.
    I mostly think of romance and porn as the same thing, so I'd have to know what the difference, to you, is before giving proper suggestions.

    Until then, I'll just tell you the ones that I brought to college!

    <i>The Highlander's Touch</I> by Karen Marie Moning is a great story if you like books that are a little fantasy-esque, with a dribble of sci-fi. Basic idea is that a girl is sent back in time by accident by about seven centuries
     
  3. Rien

    Rien New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2006
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Too many things to name.
    I mostly think of romance and porn as the same thing, so I'd have to know what the difference, to you, is before giving proper suggestions.

    Until then, I'll just tell you the ones that I brought to college!

    The Highlander's Touch by Karen Marie Moning is a great story if you like books that are a little fantasy-esque, with a dribble of sci-fi. Basic idea is that a girl is sent back in time by accident by about seven centuries to yummy Scotland.

    Dark Magic by Christine Feehan is interesting if you can cope with women having to be subserviant to men.

    Warrior's Woman by Johanna Lindsey is a definite Romance with a capital R. It's the sweetest thing. She falls completely in love with him and he for her, and yay for everyone! I melted reading it.

    ** I didn't hit submit, but when I came back a bit later, it'd posted itself. Probably my roommate, but either way, could someone delete that post since it's icky and not done? :)
     
  4. abecedarian

    abecedarian Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Messages:
    7,514
    Likes Received:
    41
    Currently Reading:
    Gifted Hands-Benjamin Carson
    Now, now..Feehan repeatedly insists her Carpathian women are NOT subservient to men..the men just have this overwhelming need to insure their lifemate's survival..;) That said, this is a fun series just the same.
     
  5. littlesheep

    littlesheep kickbox

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs

    Hum, you're partly right. Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference - or to draw a line. About this, I think I have to judge myself. I like hot stuff (graphic language etc, it's okay if it fits the characters and the story), so just recommend whatever you think about ;-)

    Usually I prefer "real life" stuff rather than fantasy or sci-fi, but if it's good, I think I can also handle that. I'll check out what you posted so far, so thanks for that for now! :)

    Claudia
     
  6. FoxxyDeda

    FoxxyDeda New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2007
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Jane Green - Babyville
    The Anita Blake series by Laureen K. Hamilton are steamy, if you like vampires that is.
    I started reading it because I like vampire stories and the first 3 or 4 books are actually quite good ones, but after that it is just soft porn (maybe not so soft) with a bit of gore thrown in. :(

    I cant find anything else on my bookshelf that fits the "romance" theme.
     
  7. littlesheep

    littlesheep kickbox

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
    Hi Foxxy,

    Thanks, I will have a look at it as well :)

    Claudia
     
  8. BeerWench13

    BeerWench13 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Messages:
    1,137
    Likes Received:
    5
    Currently Reading:
    A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
    I've read them all and loved them all. I will say that I never really considered them romance novels, but there are some pretty hot scenes in them.

    I've read a few Amanda Quick novels and they're pretty good.

    You may also want to look into Nora Robert's The Gallaghers of Ardmore Trilogy (Heart of the Sea, Tears of the Moon and Jewels of the Sun).

    Catherine Coulter usually adds a bit of suspense/thriller to her books and many are set in modern times.

    Also check out the Lymond chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett for a great historical romance.
     
  9. Occlith

    Occlith Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2004
    Messages:
    1,922
    Likes Received:
    54
    The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen Mccullough. This book is said to be a copycat of The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery so I'll suggest it too.
     
  10. Fantasy Moon

    Fantasy Moon kickbox

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    1,779
    Likes Received:
    0
    I adored Lynn Kurland after reading When I Fall in Love. I fell in love with the characters and simply could not put it down, which does say something because usually I don't go for time-travel romances. Someday I will own all the books that woman has written!
     
  11. Rien

    Rien New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2006
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Too many things to name.
    Heh, well, I suppose so, abecedarian, but it seems to me that a lot of the time, that's just a delusion the women would like to believe. All too often, the men seem to expect instant obediance, although dear Raven and the rest have spines of steel despite this.

    I was hoping that no-one would mention dear old LKH. I adored her works right up until Narcissus in Chains, at which point I realized that her brain broke and she turned her books into Playgirl, with fewer pictures. The first books are great, but if you're like me, and you'd like some sort of happy ending with a hint of closure, or even, for goodness sakes, for the main character to spend time in only one man's bed (or, perhaps, less than five?), then you're setting yourself up for a disappointment.

    I'd also like to throw up The Captivation, published by Black Lace, written by Natasha Rostova. It's a great read, historical, insightful, etc.
     
  12. Fantasy Moon

    Fantasy Moon kickbox

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    1,779
    Likes Received:
    0
    I tried reading one of her books: A Kiss of Shadows. In truth I was not drawn in by the first couple chapters so I tossed it aside. It was a free book from a fantasy club meeting so I can be glad that I didn't waste money on something that I didn't end up reading all the way through...
     
  13. Rien

    Rien New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2006
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Too many things to name.
    Yeah, that series was pretty much begun just so she could write more porn.
     
  14. aka_gian

    aka_gian New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm not really into romance but I have read these books and they seem to fit what you are looking for:


    "The Notebook" By Nicholas Sparks
    "Weep No More, My Lady" by Mary Higgins Clark
    "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas" by James Patterson
     
  15. crazy4pandas123

    crazy4pandas123 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2007
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
    Nicholas Sparks is an amazing Author that writes romance novels that have mystery intertwined with them. I love Nicholas Sparks and his use of different themes throughout this novels.
     
  16. mc2aug06

    mc2aug06 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    The Quickie, by James Patterson
    If you like more of a murder mystery twist with romance just adde in here and there, but not the main plot line, I'd recommend JD Robb (Nora Roberts). It's also a bit sci-fi, taking place about 50 years in the future.
     

Share This Page