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Shelley Munro
November 29th, 2008, 10:31 PM
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<CENTER> </CENTER><CENTER>Thirteen Contemporary Romances Iíve Read Recently</CENTER>

Iím going through a contemporary blitz at the moment and thought Iíd share what Iíve been reading. I enjoyed all the following books but have noted my extra favorites. Iím also after some sympathy. I did a header over the handle bars of my bike yesterday and collected almost enough ouchies to do a separate TT. I even have a very impressive black eye and a dashing cut above my eye. I need virtual hugs!

1. Sexiest man Alive (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0446617989/ref=s9_asin_image_3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=1V0Z50KEMQ6J9E4DEV9D&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=278240701&pf_rd_i=507846) by Diana Holquist (http://www.dianaholquist.com/).

2. Catch of the Day (http://www.amazon.com/Catch-Day-Kristan-Higgins/dp/0373772246/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227762988&sr=1-3) by Kristin Higgins. This was written in first person and hooked me in from the start. I thought the heroine made a few stupid decisions but it was still a good read.

3. Virgin River (http://www.amazon.com/Virgin-River-Book/dp/0778324907/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227763083&sr=1-1) series by Robyn Carr (http://www.robyncarr.com/). I love this series and canít wait for the three back-to-back releases coming out early next year. I loved the characters and really invested in them. I feel like theyíre family.

4. Irresistable (http://www.amazon.com/Irresistible-Buchanans-Book-Susan-Mallery/dp/0373771177/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227763146&sr=1-1) by Susan Mallery (http://www.susanmallery.com/). This is also part of a good series. I have two more books waiting on my to-read pile.

5. The Laws of Attraction (http://www.amazon.com/Attraction-Cottage-Sisters-Silhouette-Special/dp/0373246811/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227763234&sr=1-1) by Sherryl Woods (http://www.sherrylwoods.com/). This was a category. Iím going to pick up some of her single titles when I get a chance.

6. Sweet Surrender (http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Surrender-Maya-Banks/dp/B001GCVFHS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227763304&sr=1-1) by Maya Banks (http://www.mayabanks.com/). I really enjoy Mayaís writing and canít wait to pick up some of her others.

7. Rough, Raw and Ready (http://www.mybookstoreandmore.com/shop/product.da/rough-raw-and-ready) by Lorelei James (http://www.loreleijames.com/). I mentioned this book in my menage a trois TT (http://www.shelleymunro.com/blog/2008/11/13/hot-spicy-threesomes/). Lorelei did an awesome job with this book and itís one of my favorites of her series.

8. Seduction of Shamus OíRourke (http://www.mybookstoreandmore.com/shop/product.da/p-the-seduction-of-shamus-orourke) by NJ Walters (http://www.njwalters.com/). This has just come out in print. I fell in love with Shamus. Heís such a great hero!

9. Flashpoint (http://www.amazon.com/Flashpoint-Harlequin-Blaze-Jill-Shalvis/dp/0373794142/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227763509&sr=1-2) by Jill Shalvis (http://jillshalvis.com/).

10. The Darker Side of Pleasure (http://www.amazon.com/Darker-Side-Pleasure-Eden-Bradley/dp/0553589741/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227763630&sr=1-1) by Eden Bradley (http://www.edenbradley.com/). I love Edenís writing. Iím a huge fan.

11. Asking for Trouble (http://www.amazon.com/Asking-Trouble-Harlequin-Blaze-280/dp/0373792840/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227763691&sr=1-1) by Leslie Kelly (http://www.lesliekelly.com/).

12. Sarahís Seduction (http://www.amazon.com/Sarahs-Seduction-Men-August-Book/dp/1419950304/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227763768&sr=1-1) by Lora Leigh (http://www.loraleigh.com/). I read the first in this series, Marlyís Choice a while ago. Itís not an easy series to read because it deals with abuse, but Lora does a great job making the reader care for the characters.

13. The Stranger (http://www.amazon.com/Stranger-Black-Lace-Portia-Costa/dp/0352332115/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227763851&sr=1-1) by Portia Da Costa (http://www.portiadacosta.com/). This is what Iím reading at the moment. Iíve read a couple of Portiaís books and always enjoy them.

As you can see, I read a real mixture. Some hot and some not. Some are category while others are single title. Do you like contemporary romance? If so, have you read any good ones recently?

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Shelley Munro
September 12th, 2009, 07:42 PM
I've two great reads to add to my list.

Talk Me Down and Start Me Up by Victoria Dahl. Both are fun reads with snappy dialogue and a slight suspense thread. I really enjoyed them both. The books are loosely connected.


September 12th, 2009, 08:15 PM
I've read three books from your list above Shelley.

Maya Banks and Lorelei James both are great writers.

Shelley Munro
September 14th, 2009, 04:52 PM
Maya Banks and Lorelei James are both favorites of mine too. They write excellent books. I'm reading Maya's first Desire release at the moment. It's full of emotion.