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Initial post: Jun 10, 2012 9:02:12 PM PDT
Does anyone remember that first romance book that they could not put down, and then they were hooked. I want to feel that excitment again, you know when you call in sick to finish a book.

I love historicals, but contemps are good too. I remember the old books having so much sexual tension that the pages seemed to be on fire, or was that me, anyway, I have been so bored lately with the reading.

As I said I like sexual tension, and alpha males and beautiful heroines who are likeable.

I just want to be excited again. Help fellow readers.

That first book that started it all was The Flame and The Flower. Sigh!!!
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Posted on Jun 10, 2012 9:13:11 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 9:14:01 PM PDT
SheReadsALot says:
An oldie but goodie is Linda Howard's After The Night - contemporary
Newer contemporary : Mercy Celeste Wicked Game

Historicals: older Kleypas -Dreaming of You (Gamblers), the wallflower series (books 1-4), the hathaway series (books 1-5)
newer historical writers: Sarah Maclean - start withNine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, Anne Mallory start with Seven Secrets of Seduction, Tessa Dare start with A Night to Surrender or Goddess of the Hunt

I hope you can get back into the groove.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 9:17:25 PM PDT
Kathy Otten says:
For me it was Julie Garwood's medieval romance, THE PRIZE. Loved the characters, fast paced, funny and touching.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 9:22:18 PM PDT
SheReadsALot says:
Sweet Revenge this was the first romance novel that did it for me. BTW

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 4:20:36 AM PDT
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read4fun says:
Have you read anything by Marsha Canham? I would start with The Wind and the Sea. (BTW the book that sold me on romance was Shanna)

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 4:42:51 AM PDT
KimS_InFL says:
I am always looking for the same.... historical romance with lots of sexual tension.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 8:00:37 PM PDT
KimS_InFL - It seems there are very few new books out there with any sexual tension. I keep searching!

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I have read most of these, and I will check out the others. Thanks so much.

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 8:10:08 PM PDT
C. Stinson says:
Elizath Hoyt tiger price burned my fingers. But my favorite . My favorite is to seduce a sinner by the same author.

Posted on Jun 20, 2012 11:19:38 AM PDT
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Nina says:
Judith McNaught's Paradise definitely did this for me (or any Judith McNaught books); hooking me right from the start & staying up late to finish. A contemporary romance, Paradise, truly captures what you're looking for: sexual tension, an alpha male & a beautiful heroine who are both likeable. Although it's an oldie, it's just like wine; its gets better with age ;)

Posted on Jun 20, 2012 11:23:54 AM PDT
LibraryLady says:
I just finished Tessa Dare's A Week to be Wicked, and it had everything: witty banter, humor, sexual tension, you name it. I haven't read so good a historical in a long time. I highly recommend it.

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 11:02:11 PM PDT
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Lovely D.M. says:
Romantic@Heart said:
It seems there are very few new books out there with any sexual tension. I keep searching!

Reply: I agree

Anyways happy reading everyone :)

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 4:51:31 AM PDT
Susan says:
How about Gaelen Foley Knight's Miscellany starting with The Duke? I especially liked the first 3 books in the series. Also Jacquie D'Alessandro books, especially Not Quite A Gentleman.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012 6:43:25 AM PDT
Thanks everyone! I think that Seven Secrets of Seduction by Tessa Dare sounds very interesting. I have also bought the first book by the new author Cecelia Grant (hope I spelled her name correctly). It also sounds good. I am hopeful fellow romance readers!!!!!!!!! Thanks again for the input.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012 10:37:30 AM PDT

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 3:08:27 PM PDT
tealadytoo says:
Never a Gentleman (The Drake's Rakes series) This one got me back on a romance kick after an hiatus. Very angsty.

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 3:56:31 PM PDT
gbaby says:
It's already been mentioned, but Lisa Kleypas' Hathaway series is wonderful. Seduce Me at Sunrise (The Hathaways, Book 2) got me back into enjoying reading again after a pause. It's my favorite historical and I've re-read it quite a few times.

I also second LibraryLady's rec for A Week to Be Wicked (Spindle Cove). I started it this morning and I'm already about 78% finished on the Kindle. I love the teasing from the H and I really enjoy the h as well.

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 4:18:40 PM PDT
TrishaLouise says:
A Knight in Shinning Armor by Jude Deveraux first romance I ever read :)

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 6:21:03 PM PDT
Susan says:
I loved A Knight in Shining Armor. :)

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 6:26:07 PM PDT
D. A. Verno says:
for me the first book was The Thorn Birds: A Novel.

Try The Golden Dynasty (Fantasyland Series) by Kristen Ashley. All of her books are fabulous, but this one is my all time favorite. Totally alpha hero and a kick ass gorgeous heroine. great story, angst, passion, true love...etc. LOVE it!

I just finished Broken Wing yesterday and that is another I would highly recommend to anyone.

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 11:04:32 PM PDT
KatieM says:
I remember And Then He Kissed Her having a fair bit of sexual tension.

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 11:49:54 PM PDT
My first was An Improper Proposal by Patricia Cabot. My personal favorites are The Hellion and the Highlander by Lynsay Sands, and The Wedding by Julie Garwood. Those are just off the top of my head.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 12:03:49 AM PDT
Loved, The Golden Dynasty. Also loved Making Waves by Tawna Fenske!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 5:11:31 AM PDT
Reen says:
I second the recommendation for Broken Wing

Posted on Jun 23, 2012 5:11:44 AM PDT
Lbadger99 says:
My personal favorite is Whitney, My Love by Judith macnaught. I am a big Mcnaught fan and enjoy her books both historical and contemporary. Gone with the wind was probably my first couldn't put down historical book.
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