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Is there any author that everyone else seems to like and you just cannot read a book from?

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Posted on Apr 30, 2012 12:10:33 AM PDT
A big one for me is Loretta Chase. I was so excited to finally get to read Lord of Scoundrels and it just didn't work for me. I don't really connect with her characters and I don't find her books very humorous or enjoyable.

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 2:19:09 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 30, 2012 2:19:47 AM PDT
Sue says:
I too have been bemused by all the fabulous reviews for Loretta Chase's Lord of Scoundrels, so it's great to find company here!!!

Add Diana Gabaldon (last time I buy all the series before I've read any!!), Meredith Duran, Jamie McGuire (Beautiful Disaster was more of a painful menace to me), and Jill Shalvis to my missable list.

There are other authors whom I find very hit and miss for me. JR Ward annoys me, Julie Garwood is very variable for me, Marie Force too. And Gena Showalter, well I bought the kindle bundle of the first few books, read one and two yrs later haven't been back for more. That can't be a good sign!

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 5:39:10 PM PDT
<A big one for me is Loretta Chase. I was so excited to finally get to read Lord of Scoundrels and it just didn't work for me. I don't really connect with her characters and I don't find her books very humorous or enjoyable.>


Posted on Apr 30, 2012 6:46:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 30, 2012 7:06:21 PM PDT
M. Crawford says:
I read Lord of the Scoundrels, but don't remember much - going to have to look at it again. I don't think I hated it. For me - Diana Gabaldon - I got it based on reviews and I did not "get it. Maria Force also - Love a First Flight. Remember reading and thinking I shuld have just stopped in the middle.

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 7:01:27 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 30, 2012 8:01:03 PM PDT
Vdy says:
Eloisa James - Does not make any impression on me ... !!
Sabrina Jeffries - Annoying
Judith McNaught - I can hear many gasps !!! :) I had to bear down and finish "Something Wonderful" then tried to read "Perfect" ... but stopped after a few chapters. Can't see myself picking it up again.
Jude Deveraux - Tried couple of her books supposed to be best sellers. Boring
Diana Gabaldon - Forced myself to read more than half of Outlander and when it still did not hook me .. just decided to forget it !
Judith Ivory
JR Ward
Christine Feehan
Laura Kinsale
Loretta Chase
Lora Leigh
Diana Palmer - h's not to my taste ...
Rosemary Rogers - They don't seem romantic at all ....

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 9:35:05 PM PDT
tealadytoo says:
Old Rosemary Rogers novels are pretty appalling. I didn't like them even when bodice rippers were all the rage. But I actually really enjoyed her last novel, which I picked up because of the plot blurb without paying attention to the author's name. Hard to believe it's the same writer!
Bride for a Night (Hqn)

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 2:24:08 AM PDT
Marissa G says:
Early Jude Deveraux is far better than current IMO. Sometime around The Duchess her books became more "miss" than "hit" for me.

Posted on May 1, 2012 3:04:32 AM PDT
readsalot says:
Pretty much every newly released romance novel these days. I find myself spending my time in old used book stores looking for oldies instead of buying new releases.

I find the newer romance novels all shallow, dull, and emotionless - but filled with lots and lots of sex. Oh heck, those tiny Harlequin Presents have more emotion than what's out these days... Not very surprising since every H/h fall in love and have their HEA within 3 weeks *rolls eyes* (I'd like to see what happens when the *honey moon stage* is over to these couples). .

I think the main problem is that everyones gone too PC, so theres not enough conflict to keep my interest. I don't want rapes or a cheating H in my romance, I'm only asking for more meat to the story.

Sadly, the only author that I still pay money to read is Lisa Kleypas.

Posted on May 1, 2012 11:30:31 AM PDT
M. Crawford says:
I just picked up an old LaVarle Spencer. One of the first romances I read. I remember loving her books.

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 1:01:16 PM PDT
Ms, MB says:
Agree re Diana Gabaldon--I was bored with "Outlander" it was hard to make through to the 4th chapter it was so borring and slow before I gave up.
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