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February 13, 2009 | Fan Girl Friday

Last Friday, I posted about what makes stories work for me, (you can find the post here).

Danielle asked about my favorite books.  Over the years that list has grown and changed.  But, for the moment here it is–in no particular order, but starting with romance.

Devil’s Bride by Stephanie Laurens

Book one of the Cynster Series (regency romance) and still my favorite.

Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson

Her first published work, a contemporary love story unlike any other.

Morning Glory, by LaVeryle  Spencer

Tortured souls, brave enough to overcome all odds for a love that was meant to be.

Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase

A simply perfect historical romance.

The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer

Heyer didn’t write anything bad, but this one is very special.

The Spymaster’s Lady by Joanna Bourne

A fresh voice, elegant prose, and sensual romance.

Anybody But You, by Jennifer Crusie

Yes, she has many more recent books even stories with plots by this one has Fred and I’m a sucker for bad dog.

To Have and To Hold by Patricia Gaffney

Historical romance with tortured characters and dangerous games-for me it was a given.

MacKenzie’s Mountain, by Linda Howard

IMHO the best thing she’s written so far.  A simply perfect contemporary romance.  Wolf MacKenzie is to-die-for but it is unlikely heroine Mary Elizabeth who really sells the story.

Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath

The perfect western romance.  A nervous mail order bride arrives to marry the man she’s corresponded with, due to an accident his wounded barely civil brother is dispatched to meet her train… It’s a long trip back to the ranch.

Untouched by Anna Campbell

Yet another slant on the endlessly fascinating regency romance.  Tortured hero, determined heroine, vile relatives.  Great stuff.

Forever Blue, by Suzanne Brockmann

The whole tall dark and dangerous series was wonderful but the first three stand out in my mind and this one most of all.

Splendid, by Julia Quinn

Ms. Quinn’s first regency–more complicated and darker than her later work.

Annie’s Song by Catherine Anderson

One of those books that has always stayed with me.  Ms. Anderson’s heroes tend to be too good to be believed but her heroines….

Too Much Temptation by Lori Foster

Of all the enjoyable stories Ms. Foster has shared, this one holds it’s favorite status easily.

Flowers From The Storm, by Laura Kinsale

Another perfect regency romance.

Whitney My Love by Judith McNaught

Highstrung heroines and dark heroes, generous helpings of angst all around–a historical that has a permanent spot of affection.

The Dark Highlander, by Karen Marie Moning

The perfect blend of dark and tortured time travel.

The Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

A thick book that opened new horizons with a love story spanning time itself.

Lakeside Cottage by Susan Wiggs

An enchanting contemporary, a hero in hiding, a woman equal to healing him.

The Leopard Prince by  Elizabeth Hoyt

Forbidden love between a lady and commoner set in the regency era.

Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

A near-future world where changlings, psys, and humans share an alternate reality.  Ms. Singh writes sensual and absorbing stories.

Everything by J.R. Ward, but start with Dark Lover….

The Black Dagger Brotherhood is the perfect answer for lovers of dark fantasy romance.  I simply pray she lives long and continues to write.

I’ll move on to thrillers, mysteries, and  general fiction next….

Tell me about your favorites…

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