Sunday, March 8, 2009

All-Time Fav Romances

I'm posting some of my all-time romance favorites, in no particular order. And I'm hoping to get some feedback from folks on subgenres I don't read as often.

If you're a fan of series, romantic suspense, women's fiction, Sci-Fi, Inspirational, and let's include YA as well, please include your favs. I'm always looking for great recommendations! Here are books I couldn't put down (and sometimes read more than once):

Historical Romance:

  • Flowers from the Storm - Laura Kinsale
  • Rules of Gentility - Janet Mullany
  • Miss Wonderful, Mr. Impossible, Lord Perfect, Not Quite a Lady, Your Scandalous Ways - Loretta Chase (Can you tell I'm a fan - LOL!)
  • The Spymaster's Lady - Joanna Bourne
  • Whitney My Love, Almost Heaven - Judith McNaught
  • The Duke and I - Julia Quinn
  • Slightly Wicked, Slightly Dangerous, Slightly Scandalous, A Summer to Remember, and First Comes Marriage - Mary Balogh (Actually I could list dozens more)
  • Mistress - Amanda Quick (This one is my fav - it's LOL funny.)
  • Once Upon a Wedding Night - Sophie Jordan (she also writes paranormals as Sharie Kohler!)

Paranormal Romance:

  • How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire and The Undead Next Door - Kerrelyn Sparks (All of her books are LOL funny)
  • Vampires Have Curves and Real Vampires Get Lucky - Gerry Bartlett (the whole series is fabulous - check it out!)
  • Marked by Moonlight - Sharie Kohler
  • Outlander - Diana Gabaldon

Contemporary Romance (Need Recommendations!)

  • Nobody's Baby but Mine and Heaven Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Fools Rush In - Kristen Higgins (In reading progress, but loving it!)
  • It Must Be Love and Truly Madly Yours - Rachel Gibson
  • Mr. Perfect - Linda Howard

Young Adult (Need Recommendations!)

  • Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
  • Oh. My. Gods. - Tera Lynn Childs

Women's Fiction (Need Recommendations!)

  • Nineteen Minutes and The Pact - Jodi Picoult (All her books are great, but these two are my favs.)

Help me spread cyber word of mouth about great books. Send me a list of books you couldn't put down (include subgenre please!).


Melinda Leigh said...

If you like Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard, then you should read Open Season. It's one of my favorites. Also, for Romantic Suspense, you should have Lisa Gardner's The Perfect Husband on you list - then sleep with the light on.


Vicky said...

Thanks, Melinda! I've heard great things about both books and will definitely check them out!

Tamara Hughes said...

My favorite historical of all time is an oldie - Once Upon a Masquerade by Johanna Lindsey. Although she also had three futuristic ones that I thought were great too - I think they were Warrior's Woman, Keeper of the Heart, and Heart of a Warrior.

Vicky said...

Hey, Tamara, I used to read tons of Johanna Lindsey books. Thanks for stopping by!

MARIAN said...

Hi Vicky!

What a great idea! These are older books, but unforgettable.

Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux. I haven't read it in years but it stuck with me.
Loved it.

And the Trilogy by Sandra Brown. Texas Lucky, Texas Chase and Texas Sage. And Another Dawn.

Anything Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

You're list is looking good! What fun.

Marian Pearson Stevens

Vicky said...


I loved Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux! Thanks for stopping by!