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Initial post: Nov 5, 2012 9:29:39 PM PST
R. Allred says:
I'm kind of burned out on erotica, and the pages of sex, but no real relationship. One of my favorite reads, wonderful story I reread about every month or so, is a short story by J R Ward, called Story of Son. Another one I go back and read every now and again is White Lies by Linda Howard. (Lots of her older ones, like Sara's Child.) And of course, there's Zsadist in Lover Awakened. What are your top 5 favorite stories? Length doesn't matter. These are the ones you return to over and over, better than hundreds of others you've read. The ones that couldn't be pried from your cold, dead hands. The TOP 5 GEMS.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 9:47:35 PM PST
Tippi says:
LOVE LESSONS by Cheryl Holt
A SECRET LOVE by Stephanie Laurens
MY LORD CONQUEROR by Samantha James

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 11:06:24 PM PST
HR says:
My top 5 gems in no particular order:

Close Enough to Kill--Beverly Barton
Midnight Angel--Lisa Marie Rice
Cry No More--Linda Howard
Maverick--Lora Leigh
Shelter Mountain--Robyn Carr

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 11:19:59 PM PST
read4fun says:
Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale
Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
The Pride of Lions by Marsha Canham
Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 11:30:33 PM PST
Sunshine says:
Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas
Just the Sexiest Man Alive (Berkley Sensation) by Julie James
Midnight's Wild Passion by Anna Campbell
Double Standards by Judith McNaught
Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 11:31:11 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 6, 2012 1:04:19 AM PST
NathalieM says:
Oh! This is a good thread! So hard but here r my Top 5 Gems:

*Keeper of the Dream by Penelope Williamson
*The Warlord by Elizabeth Elliott
*The Wolfe and The Dove by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
*The Warrior by Nicole Jordan
*Where Love Dwells by Elizabeth Stuart

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 8:32:51 AM PST
neon moon says:
after much hair pulling and gnashing of teeth with having to limit myself to 5 books, i decided to choose books that i read at least twice a year (18) and then limit it to one per author (14). after that, it was just a matter of the ones that i wish i was reading right now, and that i could re-read pretty much as soon as i put the book down.

Into the Night (Troubleshooter) by suzanne brockmann-i've read it 3 times this year, and can't wait to read it again.
Convenient Marriage by georgette heyer-i don't think this is one of her more popular ones, but i love the interaction between horry and rule.
Vanish with the Rose by barbara michaels-just well written characters, from diana and andy to walt and mary jo and the nicholsons to the dogs and cats.
Hidden Riches by nora roberts-i usually just start out reading my favorite parts and before i know it, i've read the whole thing
This Rough Magic (Mary Stewart Modern Classics) by mary stewart-it's mary stewart and there's acting and greece and whales and murder.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 8:53:28 AM PST
MelissaB says:
Wow this is hard for me, for Linda Howard alone I could give you about 10 but here is my best shot:

Surrender (A MacKinnon's Rangers Novel) by Pamela Clare
The Secret (Highlands' Lairds) by Julie Garwood
Mackenzie's Mountain by Linda Howard
The Dark Highlander: 5 by Karen Marie Moning
Lucky's Lady (Doucet) by Tami Hoag

These have all stood the test of time and multiple rereads for me. I didn't have room for my fav LMR books either!

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 9:20:26 AM PST
Sally Jones says:
Cry No More by Linda Howard
Honest Illusions by Nora Roberts
Seduce Me At Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas
Ride the Fire by Pamela Clare
Sweet Release by Pamela Clare

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 12:26:12 PM PST
Amyalissa says:
Strangers - Barbara Elsborg
Backstage Pass: Sinners on Tour (The Sinners on Tour) - Olivia Cunning
Hearts in Darkness - Laura Kaye
Beautiful Disaster Special Signed Edition: A Novel - Jamie McGuire
Chase in Shadow - Amy Lane (m/m but it is such a good story!)

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Posted on Nov 7, 2012 1:40:43 PM PST
Meowmix101 says:
oooh, this is so hard, but Top 5 for me are.....

Married by morning - Lisa Kleypas
Ride the fire - Pamela Clare
White lies - Linda howard
Heaven Texas - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Surrender - Pamela Clare

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 1:47:47 PM PST
Robin Wilson says:
I pared it down as best I could, and I still went over!

Dreaming of You
Parting Gifts (Homespun)
Yours Until Dawn
All Things Beautiful (Monogram)
Almost Heaven and Perfect-tied
Saving Grace

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 3:53:44 PM PST
Aussie Girl says:
Top Five in no particular order:

Outlander (20th Anniversary Edition): A Novel
Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3)
The Wolf and the Dove
Shadowfever (MacKayla Lane, Book 5)

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 3:56:19 PM PST
HJ Leonard says:
I've been lurking, trying to decide what to weed out. I'll be back. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 4:34:29 PM PST
NathalieM says:
:) Pretty hard! Remember, it got to be 'Top 5' but a couple of posters still went over, lol! It was 1 am & I was thinking & thinking & then finally I just picked the 1st 5 that pop in my head...Love this thread 'coz I'm looking for new authors to read...

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 6:22:38 PM PST
Tracy says:
Silver devil
The conqueror
Amazon lily
Slow heat in heaven
Flower from the storm

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 1:04:35 AM PST
NathalieM says:
That'll b good if u have the authors...that way it'll b easier to chk wich bks to add to my TBR. Thx.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 2:59:43 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012 3:00:38 AM PST
Tippi says:
The Silver Devil by Teresa Denys
The Conqueror by Brenda Joyce
Amazon Lily By Theresa Weir (not sure if this is the correct one)
Slow Heat in Heaven by Sandra Brown
sorry, can't find the last one, but I hope this helps.

Tippi :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 3:08:57 AM PST
HJ Leonard says:
Flowers from the Storm is by Laura Kinsale

Flowers from the Storm

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 4:04:36 AM PST
Sunshine says:
Just in case someone is interested in the book I posted earlier in this thread...Midnight's Wild Passion by Anna Campbell is on sale today for $.99!!

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 4:25:20 AM PST
[Deleted by the author on Nov 10, 2012 6:26:45 AM PST]

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 4:40:11 AM PST
Tippi says:
Tinkerbell, thanks for the rec. I just bought it and it was still .99 cents.

Tippi :)

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 4:50:45 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012 4:56:25 AM PST
I agree w Melissa B.- Linda Howard alone could fill up my list! But if I had to pick I'd go with:

Mr. Perfect
Bet Me
Suddenly You
The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton Series, Bk. 2)
Kiss of the Highlander (The Highlander Series, Book 4)
Ack...I feel so conflicted, like I just dissed some of my bffs! Lists like this...who can have only 5 faves?!
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