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"The List" that was spawned by the popular Don't Shoot Me Thread

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Initial post: Sep 21, 2010 1:37:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 21, 2011 11:03:34 AM PDT
Vanessa says:
All of the books on "The List" came from the following thread:

A spin off of the original has been born as well:

Also our own little group is over on Goodreads called Readers of Romance Cheaters drop by there as well.

Historical Cheaters
H cheats either w/ h or OW
**A Christmas Promise Mary Balogh - MOC H cheats w/ OW

A Counterfeit Betrothal - Mary Balogh H drunk cheats w/ prostitute friends egged him on

Adora - Beatrice Small bodice ripper many spouses for H/h

A Marriage Made on Earth - Sheila Bishop H/h newlyweds, but H idealizes married OW, letting her direct h and such, H always visiting OW - no physical cheating

A Matter of Duty - Sandra Heath MOC H cheats w/ married OW, H falls in love with h

**Amber Fire Elaine Barbieri. Lots of H's and one cheats on h - she involved w/ married men; bodice ripper

Amber Flame AKA His Bonnie Bride - Hannah Howell -H kissing OW, h left; H goes after

A Passion Most Pure - Julie Lessman H kisses h's sister; Christian

A Valentine Wedding - Jane Feather H betrayed h; h jilted H at alter when discovers betrayal he had a mistress happened before story; H became trustee of h's inheritance

Again and Again - Susan Johnson H seduced his maid before story; erotic

Analise - Candace Camp H makes h his mistress; H's family treats h poorly; H cheats

An Arranged Marriage - Jo Beverly h raped by H's brother, H marries her; H sleeps w/ mistress because he is a spy and trying to get information

And Ladies of the Club by Helen Hoover Santmyer - 2 women follows lives one's husband cheats - not main part of story which follows women's lives - not really a romance

An Unquestionable Lady Rosina Pyatt h/H MOC w/ sex for heir, rocky marriage, H cheats w/ OW

At her Service - Susan Johnson H cheats he is a spy; erotic

Beyond Scandal - Brenda Joyce H/h forced to marry, unconsummated; H leaves and has mistresses

Blaze of Passion - Stephanie Blake h leaves fiancé for H he cheats several times w/ several females

Bold Angel - Kat Martin H won't accept feelings for h so cheats

Bold Conquest - Virginia Henley H married cheats w/ h, fake marries her she thinks her husband dead, later she hops in bed with H's friend

Bride of the Lion - Elizabeth Stuart H won't accept feeling for h so cheats

Bride of the Wind Shannon Drake H/h estranged he loved OW, found dead, he thinks h turned him in
Cactus Flower - Shirl Henke H defends former fiancée, won't trust h, they get mad at each other and H has a "sleazy" affair w/ prostitute

Calder Pride, This Calder Range, This Calder Sky, Stands a Calder Man, Calder Promise, Shifting Calder Wind, Lone Calder Star, Calder Storm Janet Dailey some cheating somewhere in this series; main character dies somewhere in the series too
Caress & Conquer - Connie Mason bodice ripper H cheats w/ OW lots

Captive Angel - Deana James H tells h tired of land life takes mistress and son and sails away

Captive Passions - Fern Michaels H cheats a lot

Captive Embraces - Fern Michaels sequel to Captive Passions H/h divorce because she pushed him away after loss of child, he engaged to new woman and h marries new woman's dad

Chandra Catherine Coulter H cheats w/ slave girl that belonged to him and she told h that H was good to her; later redone into Warrior's Song and the cheating scene/dialogue was iffy

Consequences - Sheila Bishop H/h married w/ children, H cheated w/ maid and got her pregnant, H had cheated another time too

Dancing with Clara - Mary Balogh H cheats lot; MOC

Duchess in Disguise Caroline Courtney MOC H dumped h in the country w/out consummating the marriage, and had his fun in town w/ his mistress

Emerald Knight - Michelle M. Pillow H cheats w/ servant few times h catches him

Fire Song - Catherine Coulter H rapist and cheats on h w/ servant

**Forbidden Love - Karen Robards H married cheats w/ h

For Honor's Sake - Connie Mason H cheats w/stepmom

Golden Lady - Shirl Henke h worked in brothel someone tells H, he gets mad calls her names, runs her off, then cheats, then he goes after h

Harrigan's Bride - Cheryl Reavis H almost cheats but stopped by men walking in on them

Heaven Forbids - Karen Ranney H/h affair H is married to h's niece

Highland Vow Hannah Howell Highland H loves OW who is a serial "blackwidow"; h saved H when h younger, meet again, h sees H kiss OW and reaffirming his love for her, h leave H who finds out about OW's perfidy, before OW dies says she had H's child, he gets child and goes to h, H has to crawl back to H or she wouldn't take H back

If He's Wicked by Hannah Howell - H marries manipulative OW who is cheating w/ H's uncle, H ends up cheating w/ h

**If Not for Love - Carol Franz H technically married cheats w/ h

If you Deceive Kresly Cole H was going to cheat w/ h's mom at the beginning but changes his mind at the last minute and he was going to cheat w/ two barmaids and had lipstick on his belly; h gives him another chance

Lady of Quality Rachelle Edwards H cheats; H/h have kids he falls in love w/mistress h steps up and catches his eye

Last Chance my Love Lynne Connolly the H contemplates taking a mistress because the H/h have been advised not to have relations because another pregnancy could be detrimental to her health but doesn't

Lord Clayborne's Fancy by Laura Matthews H shocked that h missing hymen-doubts virginity, cheats w/ ex

Love Once Again Jo Ann Simon (sequel to Love Once in Passing) H cheats after h returns to his time with his former fiancée he felt neglected the h/H may have lost a child; historical 1st person
Love Remember Me - Jessie Ford H sleeps w/ ANY female, sleeps w/ one for sake of spying then h same night he smells of OW too bodice ripper w/ incest, cheating H, kidnappings, and h gets knocked around a few times
Love Song, Wind Song, Nightsong Valerie Sherwood h/H meet in the 1st book and possibly get together near end; 2nd book H meets w/ OW, he thought she was dead, and cheats, although H says he loves h, wife, OW wants him to take her somewhere he tries to sneak out h catches them, H cheats w/ OW on voyage, h takes up w/ OM, lover of OW; OW planning to betray H, h goes to save H, who is upset h was w/ OM; 3rd book H gets amnesia has many OW

Love Storm Susan Johnson H rapes h, MOC and H constantly cheats on h for dumbest reasons

Love Unwilling Shirl Henke H marries h; H sleeps w/ servant who arranges to have wife kidnapped but H thinks she left him to cheat so H has madam of brothel; h pregnant H not think his

Love Wild and Fair Bertrice Small h raped several times and used, H cheats several times

Marna Norah Hess MOC h is 15-16 and H is 35; H takes up with a OW even after consummating marriage which takes a while, he trades for the OW bed and brings it for h to sleep in; h cheats but she believes that the H is dead

Margarita - Joan Wolf H cheats w/ 2 OW because of his distrust of a woman's love

Masquerade in Venice Velda Johnston H not married to h but follows her and cheats w/ h's cousin who is married; mystery

Miracles Judith McNaught - forced MOC H cheats w/ OW

Moon Flower Shirl Henke H cheats w/ mistress; h follows and confronts H, h leaves him, H goes after but has one more time w/ OW and mentions giving OW another child, they already have one

Mutual Consent Gayle Buck h/H MOC, H cheats w/ mistress

Never Call It Love Veronica Jason BODICE RIPPER w/ all that entails

Never Call It Loving Gail Link H cheats w/ prostitute on wedding night and flirts with other women

Night Flower Shirl Henke; h daughter of moon flower couple marries a friend of family who had crush on mom; H cheats w/ prostitute

Night Wind's Woman Shirl Henke H thinks h cheated so H does and throws it in her face

Not Quite a Husband Sherry Thomas H cheated on the eve of his marriage, and the h, a doctor, was called to the same house and saw H; she marries H anyways and is passive/aggressive for a year then asks for a divorce and goes to another country, story takes place 3 years after the divorce

Olivia and Jai by Rebecca Ryman H warns h not to fall in love w/ him she does, H sails off w/ OW, h's cousin, h is a Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned type

Once and Always Judith McNaught Jason does cheat on his wife the author admitted that of course he did given his character

Once Upon a Scandal Barbara Dawson Smith h raped, H didn't know, h pregnant on wedding night she tells him it could be one of many H believes that leaves h to travel and take up w/ OW, H leaves h destitute, h resorts to stealing to support family, H returns makes a bargain w/ h

Posted on Sep 21, 2010 1:38:30 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 15, 2011 3:13:05 PM PDT
Vanessa says:
Passions of a Wicked Earl - Lorraine Heath H leaves h on wedding day when catches her in arms of OM; goes away and has affairs

**Only in Your Arms Lisa Kleypas HR H cheats w/ OW on wedding night NOTE: extensively revised version is When Strangers Marry and H does NOT cheat

Perfect Sin Kat Martin H cheats w/ OW after he and h loose a child; then the H grovels to get h back

Prince of Dreams Lisa Kleypas H cheats several times, fathers a child, thrown back in time to a previous life w/ h in a previous life learns to love and then tossed back to his presence

Private Arrangements Sherry Thomas - h schemes to ensnare H, he finds out and abandons her after their wedding night; h/H estranged and both cheat, come back together when h wants a divorce and H agrees after she gives him an heir

Promise Me Kathleen Harrington - H engaged cheats w/ h, 1st wife whom he divorced 6 years previous in a scandal

PROMISE OF THE ROSE BRENDA JOYCE H serviced by maid, h confronts claims will not do again, H/h estranged H w/ OW but unable to find satisfaction w/ them only to meet physical needs

Risk Everything H seduces h, handfasted, then he marries the OW in front of the h and intends to consummate the marriage but doesn't

Sapphire Rosemary Rogers H cheats w/ neighbor practically in front of the h,or at least in the same house w/ the h

Sea Fire Karen Robards H repeatedly rapes h, H cheats w/ OW; h bodice ripper; sequel to Island Flame

Seducing the Duchess by Ashley March H married h for revenge, keeps mistress, 3yrs later wants h, who was celibate all this time but has a rep as the whore of London

Seized by Love Susan Johnson H wagers seduction of h from her older husband, H gets her then proceeds to cheat on her numerous times

**Seven Nights to Forever Evangeline Collins H married cheats w/ h a prostitute
Sexy as Hell Susan Johnson MOC but they can't keep their hands off each other, H cheats on h several times

Silver Lining Maggie Osborne H cheats on his fiancée w/h, h saved miners lives, one of which is H, they offer her anything and she wants a child, H's name drawn, they force them to marry

Sinful Charlotte Featherstone the H cheats w/ h; H marries OW, have to go to website to get a HEA

**Splendor - Brenda Joyce H cheats w/ h, back w/ wife, cheats w/ h, wife dies, h/H HEA

Still in My Heart by kathyrn Smith H/h engaged, he alcoholic mistook her sister for h and slept w/ sister

Tara's Song - Barbara Ferry Johnson H has 2 wives, forces h to marry him, he cheats w/ servants too, H rapes 2nd wife for refusing him, h takes care of her; bodice ripper

Tender Fury by Connie Mason bodice ripper, H cheats throughout, h is raped and cheats too

Terms of Love Shirl Henke terms of love-she marries stranger to get her inheritance and they fall in love. H tells her his secret (he's on run) right before the law catches up with him, and he thinks she turned him in. he beats charges and instead of going home starts affair with her worst enemy. He comes home to divorce her, discovers she lost their baby and is heartsick, and learns his lover's maid caused baby's death. H feels bad and they start to try again, ex-lover shows up to tell wife all about their affair

Terms of Surrender Shirl Henke H claims to love h makes deal w/ h's father even though h engaged to OM, H seeing OW, H/h marry, h is cold to him and H continues to see OW
The Book of Scandal Julia London H/h separate after death of infant; H lost self in liquor and debauchery
3 yrs go by H learns h name may appear to a book he kidnaps her to protect family name; H insists h apologize for her THOUGHTS of cheating while H actually did cheat

The Captain's Doxy Lafayette Hammet BODICE RIPPER h is 16 H is twice her age and a jealous cheating, abusive pirate who kidnapped her and forced her; H's father messed up his head and he vowed not to be like him; H cheats w/ OW, slave girl, at least twice and has no remorse

The Coming Home Place Mary Spencer H cheats w/ OW his first love, she returns from dead and just walks off w/ her in a daze to hotel room leaving wife, h, by herself on her birthday to sit and wait while he does the deed

The Conqueror Brenda Joyce H cheats w/ h; he married her sister for property, then forces one of his men to marry h but he takes the wedding night for self

The Court of the Flowering Peach by Janette Radcliffe aka Rebecca Danton (Star Sapphire) Emotional cheating and possibly physical by the husband who wants his sister-in-law; cheating by the wife who's been neglected and unwanted by the husband (MOC). No HEA.

**The Darkest Heart Brenda Joyce NOT SURE THAT H cheats as notes say h and H not officially together; h forced seduction (?) w/ OM

The Devil's Love Julia London H/h forced and tricked into marriage, H cheats w/ OW

The Duchess's Next Husband Terri Brisbin H has a mistress thinks he is dying and makes a list of husbands for his wife, h

The Earl Claims his Wife Cathy Maxwell H believes he loves OW and only consummates marriage w/ h, wife, as he doesn't want to cheat on her, goes away to war, returns to mistress, h is getting ready to take a lover; mistress cheated w/ father and she had a child w/ him which father abandons; H needs h to save child

The Fifth Kiss Elizabeth Mansfield H married to h's sister and has taken a mistress because of some physical problems between him and her sister; h condemns him for cheating on her sister and they don't get along much after her sister's death

The French Bride Evelyn Anthony H cheats, set around French Revolution think the H does not save the h; not a HEA

The Harem Bride Blair Bancroft H saves and marries h from a harem that she was kidnapped for then he marries her, their marriage is not consummated and they are estranged for years H has OW

The Lady's Tutor Robin Schone - h cheats w/ H who is to tutor her so she can seduce her husband

The Lion Bride Elizabeth Stuart H cheats w/ OW doesn't want to love h

The Lover Nicole Jordan THE ORIGINAL H cheats and it gives details w/ him and OW; rewrite H kisses the OW but takes no further

The Marriage Bed Laura Lee Ghurke estranged H cheats a lot then h/H get back together

The Obedient Bride Mary Balogh MOC H keeps a mistress h finds out and is devastated

The Offer Catherine Coulter H/h forced marriage, H cheats on h lots, h even follows H one time to OW

The Painted Lady Lucia Grahame H sees h years before w/ her husband and he falls in love, they run into each other when h is widowed, she has had a recent traumatic event, H gets her to marry him but she is cold and shut off, he cheats w/ OW that remind him of h
The Promise by Brenda Joyce h/H forced to wed, H has MANY OW

The Rake's Rainbow Allison Lane H obsessed w/ OW; h/H forced to marry, OW marries older man for title, H sees h is better than OW and can't handle that or his feelings for h, H talks in his sleep about OW and h hears, OW seduces H he feels like he took advantage of OW, h does well at estate and very independent not dependent like OW, scales drop from H's eyes in regards to OW and H/h get HEA

The Rebel and the Rose Joan Wolf Vanessa H at war cheats w/ OW a widow, get pregnant gives child to H who sends the baby to h; H gave OW money to move away to start a new life

The Stranger I Married Sylvia Day H/h MOC, unconsummated, agreed to have open relationship instead, H's married OW dies in childbirth(H's child) after he grieves, H comes to care for h via letters, H wants h's love, so H returns to win it; h also cheats w/ OM several times during h/H MOC, h still w/ OM when H returns and later dumps OM

The Taming Jude Deveraux H has a mistress for every day of the week, H/h is MOC; H is dirty, castle dirty and he needs h's money to fight an enemy; H sits the bed on fire when he is in it w/ OW

The Tea Rose Jennifer Donnelly H drunk cheats w/ OW who gets pregnant marries, h goes on to make a success of self and returns years later
The Velvet Promise Jude Deveraux H forced to marry h for her money; H in love w/ OW who is evil, h is slapped and raped by H in course of book, definitely emotional cheating; OW manipulations began feud between Montgomerys and the Chatworths
The Way of the Heart Cheryl Holt h caught in compromising position w/ BIL father forces h to wed H, H doesn't acknowledge daughter because deceased 1st wife cheated and doesn't know if she is his; H leaves h in country w/ daughter and returns to his rake ways

The Wives of Bowie Stone Maggie Osborne h knowing that she can save the life of a condemned man by offering to marry him, opts for a MOC to H, who promises to save her rundown farm as his part of the agreement. h doesn't know H is already married.(MOC ) H/h fall in love, H feels honor bound to his wife

This Duchess of Mine (Desperate Duchess #5) - Eloisa James series h walks in on H with mistress; runs off has 2 affairs over 9 years; H remains celibate

Thorn in my Heart, Fair is the Rose, and Whence Came a Prince - Liz Curtis Higgs H falls in love w/ pretty sister, ends up w/ OS falls in love w/ her, goes back and forth; Christian based on Biblical story of Jacob, Sarah, and Leah

To the Castle Joan Wolf H cheats on h before they consummate the marriage

Vixen Jane Feather H is h's guardian who is 17, he sleeps w/ her is horrified and then brings back OW and sleeps w/ her practically in front of h

Wanton Angel Linda Lael Miller h/H lost a child, H takes up w/"women", goes off to be a soldier, h leaves H and gets a divorce returning to hometown, dating OM when H returns for h and h has a little girl

Warwyck's Woman(Warwyck's Wife), Claudine's Daughter, and Warwyck's Choice(Warwyck's of East Hampton) Rosalind Lake H obsessed w/ OW, H buys h from husband so H can get inheritance, H fakes marriage-horrible to h; no money H kicks h out goes after OW; H/OW to marry -h/H real marriage; H gets h back; H cheats w/OW, h almost dies/H realizes loves h; OW left w/ her husband and H's unborn child, h/H separate, OW returns H ignores she gets jealous of h/H -secret baby/abandoned; NEXT BOOK H still obsessed w/ OW now dead, so H cheats w/ look-a-like OW, h knows, OW bun shows up; LAST BOOK h dead, H old, alone, H's son serial cheater and grandson in love w/ H's enemy's granddaughter
Whitefire - Fern Michael's H w/ OW even while missing h, h/H 1st meet H raped her when she virgin

Wicked Susan Johnson H cheats on h right up until the end of the book; erotica

Wild Star Catherine Coulter H cheats w/ stepmom, caught by father; h/H meet; h follows H to mistress' house

Your Wicked Wicked Ways (4th book Duchess Quartet) - Eloisa James H/h estranged unsatisfactory sex, mistress lives w/ H more interested in her voice than sex, h wants heir, decides to embark on affair, H gets h to move in w/ H to give her baby and h to help w/ opera

Posted on Sep 21, 2010 1:38:55 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 15, 2011 3:14:40 PM PDT
Vanessa says:
Cheater is h either w/ H or OM

A Hint of Wicked - Jennifer Haymore h cheats thought husband died she married friend but husband comes back and she cheats w/ him

Deadly Desire - (whole series)Brenda Joyce secondary characters cheating; h cheats w/ a H at least emotionally he is married but estranged from wife

Devil's Embrace - Catherine Coulter heroine cheats w/ H, who had kidnapped her, then later with her fiancé

Dutchess in Love (1st book -Duchess Quartet) - Eloisa James - in secondary storyline h Esme and husband have been estranged for years. He loves mistress, h has 2-3 affairs, he wants heir, h agrees, h has affair w/ virgin H leads to other story Fool For Love & Wild Pursuit

Educating Caroline Patricia Cabot - H/h are engaged to other people; h's fiancé cheating w/ H's fiancée. deal struck H tutors h in lovemaking, fall in love, cheat, break off engagement to others

Her Ladyship's Companion - Evangeline Collins h cheats with H; her husband is abusive

**Irresistible by Karen Robards h married cheats w/ H

Lord Greywell's Dilemma Laura Matthews h cheats

Love me Again Wendy Burge H king forced to set aside h because h continues to have miscarriages, marries OW to get heir, plans to keep h as mistress; h flees remarries, has child and H has child w/ OW, OW dies and h/H meet again and h is still married to her husband

Silk and Secrets Mary Jo Putney h feels overwhelmed cheats and leaves, H/h estranged and he sees OW over the ten year period

The Fulfillment LaVyrle Spencer h falls in love w/ BIL after h's husband asks h and BIL to sleep together to produce a child

The Hummingbird - LaVyrle Spencer h cheats w/ H near end of book

The Imagination of the Heart - Judith Glover H/h MOC both cheat

The Pride of Hannah Wade Janet Dailey h's husband cheats

The Romantic Madeleine Hunter h cheats w/H, h left evil abusive cheating husband years ago but he won't give her a divorce

The Rules of Marriage - Sheila Bishop h/H married, h cheats, H bit hypocritical since he was previously OM w/ h's married aunt

The Shattered Rose Jo Beverley h cheats when H has gone off to war

Venus Jane Feather - h cheated to save H

Posted on Sep 21, 2010 1:49:01 PM PDT

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2010 7:46:28 PM PDT
Books&Wine says:
Again thanks for all your hard work.

Posted on Sep 21, 2010 7:57:54 PM PDT
Jin Lam says:
What is OW mean?


In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2010 8:12:22 PM PDT
other woman

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 1:37:41 AM PDT
Lives2Read says:
Wow, thanks so much. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2010 7:12:23 AM PDT
Reader in NJ says:
Thanks Vanessa! I love this list since I avoid these type of a books. There were a few "cheating" books that I liked (they are on the list) but overall I try to avoid them.

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 7:23:03 AM PDT
Vanessa says:
You are all very welcome! I know some people like to know so that they can avoid these books and some want the angst : )

I still need to put the contemporary cheaters on here too!

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 8:06:48 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 15, 2011 3:42:42 PM PDT
Vanessa says:
Contemporary cheater books
H cheats w/ h or OW
A Class Act - Pamela Burford H cheats in highschool come together @ class reunion

A Cowboy Christmas (Marry Me, Cowboy) Marin Thomas H/h together in highschool, h's friend sees H making out with another girl at drive-in

A Father's Promise - Helen R. Myers H cheats w/OW, marries then seeks h out to help w/baby because wife took off

A Late Loving - Robyn Donald H had OW before marriage to h, OW pregnant H won't give her up

A Long Walk In Wintertime - Libby Purves H cheats w/ student affair over before book starts, Christian

A Morning like This - Deborah Bedford - H cheats w/ OW yrs ago, not one time; OW comes back w/ sick child; Christian

A Slice of Heaven - Sherryl Woods H cheats w/ OW 1 time, h/H forced to get back because daughter ill

A Verdict of Love - Jenna Mills H cheats with h in college tells h he'll be back but doesn't come back and instead he marries girlfriend

Accidental Hero - Loralee Lillibridge town believed h/H were to marry H left town w/OW & married her; returns later from rodeo accident w/out OW who was only using him

All Our Lives - Nancy Wagner H cheats wants to reunite w/ h(ex-wife); daughter date raped later

All She Wants for Christmas Jaci Burton - h finds H in bed w/ her bf and takes off; returns yrs later

Always a Bridesmaid - Elaine Hopper H drunk got OW pregnant eloped w/ OW (h's bf) ret. 9yrs later

An Affair To Forget by Rachel Lindsay h is engaged H, H cheats w/ OW ex-gf after encounter w/ h in which he loses cool prematurely so H needs to prove not impotent and OW still attract him

And then Came Love - Roberta Leigh H loves h have MOC, H always puts sis first, h acts immature in front of guest H leaves returns next day, h tries to apologize H says too late says he came from arms of OW, gets h to stay for a bit, seen around town w/ OW, h's old BF proposes, H sees them together and rapes h, h leaves H; OW goes to her and says only slept w/ H one time that first night that H really loves h

And Then Came You - Maureen Child H/h married, H goes off to study, h writes-pregnant, divorce papers come back, H's mother POW gets granddaughter that h put up for adoption; H returns years later w/ daughter and OW fiancée, H cheats w/ h

**Anyway You Want It Kathy Love H kissing OW paranormal

Aristides' Convenient Wife - Jacqueline Baird - MOC but a week before H had "sex" w/ OW

Baby Makes Six - Shelley Galloway H cheats with h ex-wife, divorced after loss of a child

Big Temptation - Robin L. Rotham (Ellora's Cave) H/h relationship H pulls back, h pregnant, leaves and of course cheats; erotic

Bittersweet - LaVyrle Spencer H/h were highschool sweethearts, H, who is married, cheats w/ h when they meet again, H and wife trying to conceive, h becomes pregnant w/ H's baby, H's wife says she pregnant (she lied), h has a girl, H and wife later divorce and H returns to h
Blonde Heat - Susan Johnson group of h's; one h's H cheats w/ client he claims would have lost a job if he didn't the h catches them OW leaves and h takes OM home and H stalks them and makes OM leave

Bought by Her Husband - Sharon Kendrick H/h estranged H affairs

Breakfast in Bed - Sandra Brown H cheats w/h who happens to be H's fiancée's best friend

Bring on the Rain - Eve Asbury sequel I Run to You Eve Asbury secondary characters cheating; they get their story in the sequel; H cheated on h with h's bf who gets pregnant no marriage though; they come back together in the sequel; can be found on

Brothers and Wives Cydney Rax sequel to My Husband's Girlfriend H, then leaves story, brings OW back in this book, previous H and OW dance around w/ each other despite both are married now and OW is previous H's SIL; DON'T READ IF YOU LIKED ENDING OF MY HUSBAND'S GIRLFRIEND

Buying MacKenzie's Baby - Kim Rees H cheats he is also emotionally abusive

Bygones - LaVyrle Spencer H cheats felt neglected happens before story, marries OW she leaves him, daughter conspires to get H/h back together

Cassidy Harte and the Comeback Kid - RaeAnne Thayne - part of a series that should be read in order but can stand alone as well Taming Jesse James, The Valentine Two-Step

Chesapeake Blue Nora Roberts h's fiancé cheats w/ ex, h gets back at him, later meets H

**Code Triage Candace Calvert H cheats w/ OW off story but OW still in story tries to cause trouble

**Contingency: Covenant of Trust by Paula Wiseman H cheats w/ OW; Indemnity and Precedent are the other two in this series.

Count on Me - by Kathryn Shay H cheats w/ ex-wife, dumps h to get back w/ ex then leaves ex for h

Cowboy Come Home - Eve Graddy H marries someone else while engaged to h

**Cowboy Comes Back Jeannie Watt H cheated w/ OW knocks up, marries, divorces returns home to take care of things wants to get back w/ h

**Dangerous Sanctuary by Anne Mather H cheats w/ h

Daniel's Gift - Barbara Freethy H gets h pregnant throws money at her for abortion, doesn't though

Day by Day - Sandra Steffen H cheats w/ h's sis, comfort cheat, thought h was dying; sis gets pregnant

Days Gone - Sally Tyler Hayes H/h married; H cheats he believes h loves OM - so H bargains w/ OM - make h hate H then OM marry h; h catches H w/ OW divorce H leaves, returns later to see his child and try to work things out; h had emotionally cheated w/ OM

Desire Unchained - Larissa Ione part of a series; H cheats w/ 2 women h catches them and he invites h to join; para

Distant Shores - Kristin Hannah H cheats several times over the course of their marriage, he is a ex-football star, latest because h wants to find self

Dogism - Mark Anthony H serial cheater seems to be his lifestyle

Doing the Right Thing Barbara Elsborg - H/h hook up but his divorce not finalize then he keeps stringing h along while still with wife

East of the Sun and West of the Moon - Carole Bellacera Husband cheats then h cheats

Escapades of Romantically Challenged Me - Maya Jax 1st person chic lit H cheated

Except my Love Mary Burchell h/H MOC, H cheats w/ OW loves her, h leaves H she is pregnant moves w/ friend has baby, later reconcile w/ H

Fall from Grace - Kristi Gold H cheats because h took child when he kept putting work first

**Fancy Pants Susan Elizabeth Phillips H married and cheats w/ h

Fathers and Sons - Carolyn McSparran H cheats because h too perfect, meet up later when product of H's cheating needs an attorney, H had married OW when he got her pregnant

Fire in the Blood - Charlotte Lamb H thinks h cheated, H cheats, then they divorce, H wants h back when finds out the truth

Firebird - Janice Graham H cheats; h takes on characteristics of other woman

First Love, Last Love - Ginna Gray H cheats believe h cheated first so he does and flaunts it to h

Forgotten Lover Carole Mortimer h/H cheat w/ each other; h engaged to be married, H is married

Forbidden Fruit - Erica Spindler H involved w/ h's former bf when he slept w/ h the bf loved H but they were having some problems when he slept w/ h

Forever Again - Shannon Stacey H emotionally cheats w/ h; they were previously married he had gotten her pregnant but he sees some evidence that leads him to believe that she lied and he walks out on their marriage and gets a divorce, meet up again and he discovers how wrong he was

For the Love of Pete - Sherryl Woods - H cheats on h, gets girl pregnant and they marry

**Going the Distance Christina Jones H married when meets h NOTHING ELSE WAS GIVEN

Gypsy - Carole Mortimer H cheats w/ h; H won't divorce wife and h marries H's brother who dies later and she meets back up with H

Hearts Kept Waiting - Julianne Elliott H/h fall in love while H is still married, H/h struggle then succumb; H was divorcing wife before h entered picture

Hearts of Fire series - Seduction and Sacrifice; Desire and Deception; Passion and the Past; Fantasies
and the Future; Sandals and Secrets; Marriage and Miralces Miranda Lee

Heart of the Matter - Emily Giffin H cheats; 1st person from h and OW chic lit

Heart of the Outback Emma Darcy H cheats w/ h after ill wife tells him he can; h get pregnant and h/H meet up yrs later

Hell Bent - Heather Killough-Walden H cheats emotionally w/ h

Her Best Friend's Lover Shiloh Walker h loves H and they are best friend, H gets drunk sleeps w/ h gets her pregnant, doesn't realize he is father and he is very jealous of so called OM

His Other Lover - Lucy Dawson H cheats

His Secret Heir - Elizabeth Harbison H/h have affair, she thinks H a waiter, he's not. H cheated w/ h as he is engaged to be married to an approved woman of his class, h is pregnant, tries to contact him to tell him he doesn't respond; h/H meet again w/ son

**His Wedding Night Heir by Sara Craven H cheats w/ OW during estrangement - h ran away after seeing H on their wedding day w/ OW

Hold Fast 'til the Dawn - Mary Haskell H emotionally and almost cheats w/ OW believes he still has feelings for OW wants h to wait for him to decide

Hollywood Husband, Contract Wife - Jane Porter H emotionally betrays h

Home in Carolina - Sheryl Woods H cheats repeatedly while on road, has child w/ OW returns to hometown and everyone rides h to forgive him and get back with him

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Home Song LaVyrle Spencer H has one-night stand before he marries h, gets OW pregnant and meets up w/ that son 18 years later

**Hope Street: Hope Street/The Marriage Bed Judith Arnold H cheats w/ OW

House of Mirrors (HR 2358) Yvonne Whittal H injured gf ditches him, h cares for him, MOC until gf returns and H discards h

Husbands and Wives Leah Stewart H admits to an affair and wrote about it in his book; h also has an affair but never tells husband or at least not in the story; 1st person

Husband for Hire Susan Wiggs; H cheated w/h; H is engaged to be married, goes to auction, h gets him goes to h HS reunion things heat up; fiancée shows up later in book but that relationship and his cheating was glossed over

I Hunger for You Susan Sizemore H after encounter w/ h cheats repeatedly and she feels it each time; para

I'm Watching You Mary Burton H cheats and he is an alcoholic; mystery

In a Bind Stephanie Bond h/H cheat with each other

In Name Only - Roberta Leigh H/h MOC, H loves OW, h sees OM, double standard H's part, consummates marriage - no annulment, OW makes trouble

Infidelity Pat Tucker H contrives to move OW into marital home w/ wife
Innocent Wife, Baby Of Shame Melanie Milburne; H believes h cheats, they separate and H DOES cheat

Jake Howard's Wife Anne Mather H cheats, MOC

Just One Night Kathryn Shay H says he doesn't want kids, h thinks she is pregnant - fight says she did on purpose - she later catches him w/ OW (after the fact) he tries to talk to her and sugar coat; divorce, meet up later - NOTE this h actually moved on some

Just the Way You Are Barbara Freethy H drunk sleeps w/ h his girlfriend's sister, marry; h believes H pined for her sister all these years and determines to set him free, emotional cheating by H

Killer Heat by Brenda Novak H had cheated w/ h's bf and got her pregnant. The baby was adopted. The H/h meet up years later on an investigation, they are both PI types, mystery

Last Night at Chateau Marmont Lauren Weisberger H "removal of clothing" hook up

Let's Get Physical Cherie Amour -h/H separated, h wants to work it out finds H in bed w/ ex; H only out for short time, h hooks up w/ kids' coach, H encourages, h chooses H over OM in the end (sequel w/ OM)

Lightening by Danielle Steel h diagnosed w/ breast cancer, H doesn't support her in treatments or anything instead he cheats, H falls in "love" w/ OW who in turn runs off on him now he wants h back, h gets OM who actually supports her through her ordeal, but H/h end up back together

Lingering Embers by Lynsey Stevens H cheated w/ h; left h to return wife and child

Lipstick on His Collar Elizabeth Villars H cheats w/ h's bf, div., h moves on, H continues w/ OW; chic lit

Love and Other Natural Disasters Holly Shumas H emotional cheats w/ OW, separate, h cheats w/OM

Love Unspoken by Carole Mortimer H/h married, H cheats w/ OW (fiancée) not divorced from h; H rapes, beats h, and causes h to miscarry; h leaves H who later returns w/ OW, cheats w/ h gets her pregnant

Love Will Find A Way Barri Bryan H cheats w/ OW, divorce, h sees OM, H wants h back

Lover Eternal JR Ward H cheats because he thinks relations w/ h will kill her; para

Lovers and Strangers Diane Chamberlain H/h both cheat after marriage falls apart after death of a child

Magnolia - Diana Palmer (Emotional Cheat) H/h MOC to dissuade rumors of H and OW, boss's wife, H caught up on OW; h catches H kissing OW, she leaves

Make Room for Baby - Kristin Morgan Silhoutte Romance #1084 H cheats w/ OW one night stand, goes off to boot camp and returns to be w/ h but OW shows up pregnant and he marries her; years later his son and h's daughter fall in love at college and are expecting

Man, Woman & Child Erich Segal H cheats w/ OW; OW dies, leaves a child behind that is how h finds out

Mansion for My Love Robyn Donald H emotionally cheats w/ SIL, brother dies, h releases him to SIL

Marriage Meltdown Emma Darcy H comes close doesn't follow through though

Marrying the Mistress Joanna Trollope H older man cheats w/ younger OW

Mate to Order Maddie James H cheats w/ OW, before book begins

McKettrick's of Texas: Austin Linda Lael Miller H cheats on h w/ OW h's worst enemy, h catches them

McKettricks of Texas: Tate H cheats w/ OW, marries-pregnant w/ twins, divorce and H/h meet up again

Meant for each Other Lee Duran H drugged and slept w/OW he was out of it, h walks in

Mercy Jodi Picoult H cheats on h w/ her co-worker and seems to even believe he loves the OW

**Mirrors and Mistakes Kathleen Gilles Seidel h/H MOC H falls in love w/ OW cheats on OW w/ h (wife)

Montana Creeds: Tyler Linda Lael Miller H cheated when they were teenagers he cheated w/ older OW

Mr. and Mistress Heidi Betts H cheats w/ OW; h just one of H's mistresses

My Heart Can't Tell You No M.K. Heffner H cheats w/ h, h raped by H; h marries OM; H comes back to rape again, OM beats her, chokes her; H/h free now, H discovers two kids, rapes h again

My Husband's Girlfriend Cydney Rax h/H agree for H to have OW only for O, but he gets OW pregnant

Nicholas: The Lords of Satyr by Elizabeth Amber H cheats w/ OW; part of a series; paranormal

Night, Sea and Stars - Heather Graham H cheats w/ h; crash on an island, H is married w/ a 20 year old son, and h has a BF back home

Nightswimming Rebecca James H cheats w/ OW; h walks in on him and OW asleep in their bed

Night Watch - Suzanne Brockman H believes he is in love w/ OW, he knows this but says just FWB, h's ex-husband was a cheater; emotional cheating

No Easy Way S.R. Claridge H cheats, separated from h but wants her back, H cheats w/ a married woman who is abused by her husband, cheating issue not really resolved

No Longer Mine Shiloh Walker H cheats w/ OW he drunk, gets pregnant, marries her; h pregnant

Not His Kind of Woman by Roberta Leigh -- H cheats w/ h while he had a girlfriend who happens to be h's friend & roommate

Obsession Kayla Perrin H cheats w/ OW, threatens sex harassment suit, h have fling does w/ psycho OM

Oceans Apart Karen Kingsbury H cheated w/ OW; OW dies and child is sent to H/h; Christian

Once a Stranger Megan Alexander H cheats w/ OW, divorced, yrs later H wants h back

Once Forbidden Carla Cassidy H cheats w/ OW, comfort cheat; H/h break up, yrs later OW needs attorney H wants h to defend OW

One Summer Evening - Mary Lynn Baxter - young h loves older H (h's father's friend);, H/h walk on beach, passionate quickie; return to house H announces engagement to h's aunt; h leaves is pregnant marries another, husband abusive, divorce; returns H's wife dead

Only In My Dreams: A Halle Pumas novel Dana Marie Bell h thinks H cheating, makes H jealous para

Outsider Diane Palmer H in love w/ OW, H/h forced to marry, "rough" wedding night, leaves the next day, h's gets annulled, H marries OW; h/H meet up again and h has a child
Paper Husband - Diana Palmer H/h forced to marry, consummate, OW H's ex-wife shows up w/ dying husband, she insults h; OW kisses H in front of her dying husband, h walks in; later leaves files for divorce H blows up
Perfect Marriage Laurey Bright MOC H cheats w/ OW, separate, thinks h moved on, h pregnant

Private Affairs Judith Michael H cheats w/ OW, h eventually does too; OW dumps H who goes back to h

Progress of Passion Alison Kelley H caught w/ OW, denies ever consummating his affair

Proud Revenge Passionate Wedlock Janette Kenny H believes h ran off w/ OM, cheats when estranged

Ranch Christmas' Bah Humbug Cowboy Starla Kaye 26 yr old h catches H kissing her bf and H defends bf later, spanks h for running off, h's father spanks h too

Reason to Believe Kathleen Eagle H alcoholic and cheats w/ OW, divorce, happens before story

Red Erica Spindler H cheats w/ OW, OW invites h to join, h runs off, marries H's half-brother becomes model, H wants to work w/ h and wants h back;romantic suspense

Redemption's Kiss Ann Christopher H cheats w/ OW; h/H divorce, H had near fatal accident wants h back

Return to Yesterday Robyn Donald H/h MOC, H cheats w/ OW before consummated, h catches them

Sand Castle AKA Castle in the Sand - Megan Hart H cheats w/ OW, h finds out, drowns, haunts cabin; H later dies and h/H reunited; paranormal

Savage Innocence - Anne Mather H cheats w/ h; H's wife paralyzed from car accident

Save the Last Dance Roxanne Rustand H cheats w/ OW

Second Chance at Love Irene Brand h miscarries, H cheats w/ OW, divorce, H celibate 15 yrs, Christian

Second Chances Kristie Leigh Maguire H cheats w/ OW, marries later OW leaves H, H wants h back

Sex With Your Ex Dakota Cassidy H cheats w/ OW before book starts; dead MIL helps h to forgive H

Second Chances Carolyn Faulkner - h catches H kissing OW, h kicks H out, yr passes - groveling/apologies/reform by H

Second Thyme Around Katie Fforde H cheated h didn't stand up for self; H wants h back, chic lit

Secrets Never Told Rochelle Alers H cheats has affairs, h has one, H claims they are even

Secrets of Paris Luannce Rice H cheats w/ OW; H leaves h in love with the OW; H/h get back together

Secret Sins Jasmine Cresswell H cheats w/ OW, harsh words, before story; mystery

Seducing Sullivan Julie Elizabeth Leto H cheated w/ h's bf who dies, had H's kid, h/H meet @ reunion

Sensation Charlotte Lamb H/h MOC; need heir, h pushes H away, H takes up w/ few OW

Sheltered in his Arms Tara Taylor Quinn H cheats w/ OW felt overwhelmed, divorce, returns years later

Silence of Midnight Karen Young H cheats w/ OW, has baby, dies; kid shows up to H/h whose child was kidnapped a few months before

Sinful Truths Anne Mather H thinks h cheated and had OM baby, takes up w/ OW, H's baby

So Long at the Fair Christina Schwarz H cheats w/ OW, h in dark

Slow Heat in Heaven Sandra Brown H cheats w/ married OW; h caught sis w/ H compromising position

Smoke in the Wind Robyn Donald H cheats w/ OW h's cousin, marries, h pregnant didn't tell H, OW dies

Solo Jill Mansell h get pregnant, H tries to marry her, cheats w/ married OW when h giving birth; chic lit

Some Enchanted Season Marilynn Pappano H cheats w/ h's bf, h almost dies, amnesia H takes care of h
Stranger at the Door Laura Abbot H cheated w/ OW during war tour, grown son shows up

Spin Devil AND Spin it Again - Red Garnier 1st book 6 alumni get drunk have orgy; one is engaged, owns up to it in the second book; h dumps H who becomes ho, H blames h for not forgiving him; erotica

Squeeze Play - Kate Angell 3 stories in one Risk(1st H) rebound guy for the Jaci(1st h) who is in love w/ him; (2nd H) Aaron cheats on Stevie(2nd h) w/ OW and humiliates h by proposing to OW (an aging exhibitionist) in public; (2nd h) gets a HEA w/ a Zen(3rd H) - one who deserves to be H

Stranger at the Door Laura Abbot H cheated yrs ago while in Vietnam and his son from that affair shows up years later

**Strangers Barbara Elsborg H almost cheats - compromising position

Summer Storm Joan Wolf - H/h estranged and H cheats; possible emotional cheating when H/h still married

Switcheroo Olivia Goldsmith H cheating w/OW; h and OW switch places they look alike

Taming the Texas Tycoon by Katherine Garbera H cheats on his fiancée w/ h

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Tell No Lies Julie Compton H cheats w/ OW, wife finds out from reporters; mystery
Tempt Me Tonight Toni Blake H cheated w/ OW; h returns and seeks revenge against H

Temptation Charlotte Lamb H 38 cheats w/ h 17; h/H meet up and H wants h, h punishes H

Temperatures Rising Sandra Brown H cheats w/ h

The Adultery Club Tess Simmons H cheats w/ OW, h/H separate, h w/ OM; chic lit

The Boss's Virgin Charlotte Lamb H cheats w/ h she leaves 5 yrs later engaged h cheats w/ H

The Bride Said Surprise - Cathy Gillen Thacker H cheated w/h resulted in a child, H doesn't know years later they come back together
The Bronze Horseman Trilogy Paullina Simons The Bronze Horseman H meets h's sis 1st, h/H wait until sis dies; Tatiana and Alexander H believed dead and h goes to USA to give birth to their child this is about their struggle; The Summer Garden H semi-cheats w/OW who lies to h and says it was more, apparently H and OW have OS in car and H planned on doing more but didn't have protection so plan to rendezvous at a motel, H shows up but has second thoughts, h finds out and HUGE fight ensues; war time
The Bride Means Business Anne Marie Winston H thought h cheated so he does

The Caleb Trees Dee Holmes H cheats w/ OW, son sees (son in love w/OW) commits suicide

The DeWilde Affair Jasmine Cresswell series; H cheats w/ OW; 2nd characters cheat

The Dollmaker Amanda Stevens H cheats w/OW, tragedy happens, divorce, H wants h back; thriller

The Dream Kat Martin H cheats, h has these dreams about a previous life involving her and the H

The Failed Marriage Carole Mortimer H/h child died, h thinks H cheated and going away w/ OW

The First Time Joy Fielding H cheats w/ OW, plans to leave h, diagnosed w/ ALS, H returns to take care of h TEAR JERKER NOT HEA

The Fourth Child:9 Months Later CJ Carmichael H thinks in love w/ OW; h pregnant(h/H emotional cheat)

The French Gardener Santa Montefiore H cheats w/ OW, H/h move h reads journals

The Goddess of Kitchen Avenue Barbara Samuel several stories, one husband cheats; 1st person chic lit

The Greek's Chosen Bride Lynne Graham MOC H/h estranged for 8 years he has OW and h knows it

The Greek Tycoon's Pregnant Bride Anne Mather estranged H cheats; h thought he had child w/ OW

The Heart Will Lead you Home Kristi Leeds H scared and hooks up w/ h's nemesis, h catches them break up 10 yrs later; H still loves h wants back h engaged

The Italian's Rightful Bride - Lucy Gordon h/H set for MOC H falls for OW, h catches H/OW kissing-hears confession of love so h breaks engagement; H/OW marry on h/H wedding day - just substituted brides! h marries later husband cheats H's wife cheats, h/H divorce spouses meet; h loved H-emotional cheating
The Italian's Suitable Wife - Lucy Monroe H has a fiancée and cheats w/ h, MOC to h, fiancée dumped but returns to cause trouble

The Last Grand Passion Emma Darcy H cheats w/ h; H's wife in coma on life support

The Lies We Told Diane Chamberlain H cheat's w/ h's sis, believe h is dead, 1st person

The Marriage Renewal Maggie Cox H/h estranged H lives w/ OW still married

The Marriage Truce Sara Craven H cheats w/ OW

The Marriage War Charlotte Lamb H almost cheats w/ OW, claims didn't seal the deal

The Mill House Susan Lewis. H cheats w/ OW bf; h leaves cheats w/ OM gets pregnant

The Mistress Wife Lynne Graham h thinks H cheated, leaves, then H does

The Night we Met Tara Taylor Quinn H cheats w/OW

The Odds Jacqueline M. Ryan H cheats w/ OW and h attempted suicide and had depression

The Opposite Shore Maryanne Stahl H meets sis 1st don't get together because he is her teacher, instead H marries h and they have a daughter, then years later h catches H and sis kissing and then a blow up

The Other Woman Patricia Kay H cheats w/ h, H's wife schemes to keep them apart

The Perfect Sinner Penny Jordan H serial cheater, emotional abuser, knocked on head and changes

The Prince of Tides Pat Conroy - he falls in love with OW may not be actually physical but emotional his wife never knows.

The Prodigal Husband Jacquelin Thomas H drunk cheats w/ OW, h sees runs, tragedy, H runs off, returns to get h back, OW still hanging around though; Christian

The Rancher Takes a Wife by Jackie Merritt H cheats when they are in college

The Sanchez Tradition Anne Mather h has miscarriage pushes H away H cheats when estranged

The Santangeli Marriage Sara Craven H/h estranged, H cheats w/ OW who is married
The Scarlet Thread Francine Rivers H/h move for H's job; h didn't want to move and pouts, H cheats w/ OW, h's mom dies H confesses, H/h split, H breaks up w/ OW wants h back; Christian

The Sicilian's Defiant Mistress by Jane Porter H cheats w/ h; H's wife is in a coma and h didn't know

The Substitute Wife Dallas Schulze H almost cheats w/ h's step-sister that he was supposed to marry

The Ties That Bind by Laura Gale - h/H married, H parents not like h, H constantly putting h behind everything else all appearances that he is cheating, returns from trip and h finds H's wedding ring, condoms and a girl's phone number along with hickeys on his neck claims he didn't do anything but it appears he was thinking about it - perhaps even planning so since he had condoms with him and h didn't go on this trip and wedding ring was removed; h/H had a bit of a spat before he left, strong h who walks away, then H has a fling w/ OW and OW moves into the marital home, gives H's POV and shows H's growth and the support that other people gave to h
The Trouble with Valentine's Day - Rachel Gibson H married cheats w/ stalker OW, later involved w/ h

The Ultimate Betrayal Michelle Reid H emotionally cheats w/ OW, didn't seal the deal

The Unfaithful Wife Lynne Graham H/h forced to marry, unconsummated H cheats w/ OW

The Way Home Jean Brashear H cheats w/ OW h leaves, accident, amnesia, H is looking for her
The Wilder Sisters Jo-Ann Mapson H cheats w/ OW ex-wife, H literally crawls for forgiveness at the end
The Wrong Kind of Wife - Roberta Leigh h catches H kissing OW, says means nothing tries to get h in bed; estranged h wants divorce eventually, H not celibate through years, but h is
This Matter of Marriage Debbie Macomber h/H together looks like H cheats w/ ex-wife

Three Seductions and a Wedding Julie Leto H cheats w/ OW when drunk, anthology

Ties that Bind Kate Pearce H think h betrayed him, gets drunk rapes her leaves and cheats w/ OW; while H gone h cheats w/ OM; erotic

Tomorrow Began Yesterday Sarah Holland H caught kissing OW right after marrying h separated for year
Too Much Too Soon Jacqueline Briskin he marries 1 sister, impregnates another, he/ wife split-rapes wife
Trial By Fire Jo Davis H almost cheats and h smacks him around with a fishing pole

True Blue Luanne Rice H cheats w/ OW h's sis, gets pregnant, marry, divorce, returns 20 yrs later

Truly Married Phyllis Halldorson H cheats w/ OW; divorce, H marries OW later dies; H to defend h

Trust a Cowboy Judy Christenberry H cheated w/ OW, wants h to pretend then want to make it real

Trust in Summer Madness Carole Mortimer h/H engaged h sees him kissing his ex, break up comes back 3 yrs later h is engaged to OM, h cheats w/ H, h's fiancée cheats w/ h's sister

Trust Me - Brenda Novak H divorced but trying to reconcile w/ ex for child; H cheats w/ h while trying to get back w/ ex wife and continues to waffle b/w the two

Twice Kissed Lisa Jackson H drunk and cheated w/ OW, twin sister of h, later marries OW and divorce

Two's Company Jill Mansell H cheats w/ OW, H/h divorce, H tries to stay w/ OW ends up w/ H their kids are cheater too; chi lit

Unbroken Promises Dianne Stevens H man-HO, wants h (wife) to be virgin; h catches H w/ ex-bf, h says no virgin for you and H "proceeds to get it in the most unscrupulous, horrifying manner" but h thinks it is romantic

Unscripted Kristen Daniels H cheated w/ OW, H drunk trying to win h back; erotica Ellora's Cave

Wedded Bliss Barbara Metzger H cheated

What Mattered Most Linda Winfree - emotional cheating H is in love w/ OW

What Price Paradise Katherine Allred H's fiancée serial cheater breaks up makes up, H sleeps w/ h when broken up from fiancée, but H still seems to put fiancée 1st

**When Alex Was Bad by Jo Davis H kissing OW leads to open marriage - erotica

Wicked Caprice - Anne Mather H cheats w/ h

Wicked Night Before Christmas Tierney O'Malley H/h together H leaves, promises to return; H does w/ OW, whom h catches H kissing; erotic

Wife for hire Amy J. Fetzer H cheated w/ OW claimed to be pregnant, married her, h left town by then so H stayed w/ OW eventually they have twins, OW dies; h comes back into H's life as H's wife for hire

Wife to Christopher Mary Burchell h manipulates H to marry her, H in love w/ OW, h miscarries baby refuses divorce later leaves H, finds illegitimate nephew adopts him and h/H reconcile

**Wildfire at Midnight Mary Stewart - set 1950's H travelling w/ OW, h divorces meet up again when h goes on a vacation more mystery than romance

Willow Linda Lael Miller 2nd characters cheat, h about to be married and H, who has a fiancée, stops ceremony, H and brother's were playing a joke on h but seems the joke is on H as h/H are married

Wives and Girlfriends Nishawnda Ellis H serial cheater, OW ends up murdered, H primary suspect

You Owe Me - Penny Jordan H/h in love, h sees H w/ OW on couch, OW pregnant, h made guardian after OW dies; another OW wants H and stirs up problems

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H/h's significant other cheats or secondary characters cheat

A French Affair- Susan Lewis h's husband cheats w/bf,h's child w/ husband dies; h gets H (bf husband)

A Tradition of Pride Janet Dailey h's husband cheats, h doesn't want a divorce until she meets H
Accident - Danielle Steele h's husband cheats, daughter accident; h gets H daughter's friend's dad

Addicted to Love - Lori Wilde; h's dad cheats right before he marries h's mom

And One Last Thing - Molly Harper h's husband cheats w/ receptionist; chic lit

Another Woman's Son - Anna Adams h's husband cheats w/ sis; cheaters die, H thinks child his

Beyond the Quiet - Brenda Hill - h learns about husband's infidelity after his death

Bird in Hand - Christina Baker Kline h's husband cheats w/bf; Women's fiction/chic lit

Blue Rodeo - Jo-Ann Mapson h's husband leaves her for OW, she moves on w/ H

Butterfly - Kathryn Harvey women's fiction h seeks revenge on man

Cause for Alarm Erica Spindler OW emulates h to get h's husband; OW birth mother of h's adopted child psycho chasing OW kills husband, h gets ex love from college; thriller c

Counterfeit Betrothal - Mary Balogh h's dad cheats he was drunk and slept w/ prostitute

Every Woman Needs a Wife - N. Kai h catches husband w/ OW, h wants OW to fill wife role

Fast Friends Jill Mansell h's husband cheats w/ h's bf
**Fly Away Home Jennifer Weiner h's hub. cheats; married daughter cheats; women's fiction

French Silk Sandra Brown H investigates a murder, h becomes a suspect, 2nd characters cheat; mystery

Fifteen Minutes of Shame - Lisa Daily man cheats on h and h wants rights to her stepchildren; chic lit

First Wives Club - Olivia Goldsmith chic lit wives revenge on cheating husbands

Fly Away Home Jennifer Weiner about mom and 2 daughters, mom's husband cheats; chic lit

Francesca's Party - Partrica Scanlan h's husband cheats h catches him, divorces, moves on; chic lit

Good Intentions - Joy Fielding 2 h's both husbands cheated on them

Happiness Sold Separately - Lolly Winston h's husband cheats w/ OW, h eventually divorce; chic lit

His Other Wife - Margaret Blake - H's brother cheated on h, H finds out about h in his brother's will

Hostage of Lies by Maxine Thompson 1st husband cheats w/ OW then wants wife back, she remarried

Hot Shots Susan Elizabeth Phillips h's husband a cheater, divorces and gets H who was there all along

Hot Spell - Michelle Rowen H's fiancée cheats w/ BF; ghost couple cheated w/ each other and her husband killed them both; paranormal

Infidelity Debbie Gould h ended abusive husband's life and had a miscarriage; mystery
Just Breathe Susan Wigg h's husband cheats w/ OW, h catches them, runs; pregnant, hooks up w/ H

Keeper of the Light Diane Chamberlain - h's husband cheats w/OW who is H's serial cheater wife

Love Like That Amanda Hill everyone cheats; Chic lit

Love Like This Sylvia Hubbard H's wife cheats, she had older daughter, the h, H gets w/ her; smashwords

Loving Lies Lora Leigh H/h weekend fling, undercover marries OW/partner, has kid w/OW, returns to h who has been getting "taken care" of by H's friend

Marrying Mom Olivia Goldsmith 2nd characters cheat; chic lit

More than Friends Barbara Delinsky two couples one "accidentally" sleeps w/ O spouse

My Best Friend's Girl Dorothy Koomson h's fiancé has a one-night thing w/ h's bf a child results

My One January Rowe h's dom takes on another girl and h moves on; erotica

My Wife's Affair Nancy Woodruff h cheats w/ playwright partner

Never Too Hot by Bella Andre (part of a series should be read in order and while this could stand alone, it is better to read the previous books) - H's father cheated on his gf, secondary characters other two stories Wild Heat and Hot as Sin

No Love Lost Helen Van Slyke h's husband serial cheater-cheats w/ h's bf; divorce, marries OW, wants h back, h has moved onto OM, marries

One Reckless Summer Toni Blake h husband cheats and they divorce

On Mystic Lake Kristin Hannah h's husband cheats w/ OW, h goes away cheats w/ H, husband h back

Private Party Jami Alden h's husband cheats w/ assistant; h gets who is BIL; erotica
Promises Belva Plain h's husband cheats w/ OW in college, marry h, sees OW years later and cheats, divorce, h moves on and H finds out OW was playing him, he commits suicide

Prospect Street Emilie Richards h's husband cheats w/ OM; h moves on and uncovers various secrets
Peyton Amberg by Tama Janowitz h is a serial cheater w/ OM on different continents

Redemption Karen Kingsbury h's husband cheats w/ OW, they try to work it out, he dies; Christian

Release Beth Kerry h's husband serial cheater; H invited to join in ménage; h falls in love w/ H; erotic

Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes Cathy Holton 3 h's w/ cheating husbands, plan revenge; chic lit

Revenge of the Middle Aged Woman Elizabeth Buchan Wives Behaving Badly(sequel) h's husband cheats w/ OW, divorce, h moves on, chic lit

Second Chances by Christina Corlett - h's husband cheats, h falls for H

Sex in the Suburbs AKA Sex and the Serial Killer - Jennifer Skully h helps husband to find ex-gf from high school, thinks he needs closure there, instead he leaves h for OW, h follows, reinvents self, meets H and ex finds out OW a POW

Show and Tell Jasmine Haynes h's husband cheats w/ OW, h catches, h cheats w/ H

Southern Lights Danielle Steel h's husband cheats w/ 1st wife, divorce h, marries OW, he want h back

Still life with Elephant - Judy Renee Singer h's husband cheats w/ co-worker OW, h moves on w/ OM; 1st person

Still the One Robin Wells 2nd characters cheat, h/H had past and a 16 yr old h put up for adoption yrs ago

Summer's End Danielle Steel h's husband cheats w/ OW, daughter dies, h cheats w/ H

Surprise of his Life Karen Keast secondary characters cheat
Tell Me Lies Jennifer Cruise h's husband serial cheater, H, first love, returns and husband winds up dead
The Divorce Party Laura Dave 2nd characters cheat, h afraid to commit

The Familiar Stranger Christina Berry h's husband cheats; gets in accident, one man lives other dies

The Last Honest Woman - Nora Roberts h's deceased husband cheated happens off story

**The Last Princess -Cynthia Freeman h's husband cheats

The Last Secret Mary McGarry Morris h's husband cheats w/ h's married bf, psycho from returns

The Other Brother by Jessica Steele h's fiancé cheats, H brother of h's ex wants revenge

The Passion Bargain Michelle Reid h's fiancée cheats w/ her bf, H helps her out

**The Pregnancy Plan Brenda Harlen h's ex cheats, h gets back w/ H who left her before

The Starter Wife Gigi Levangie Grazer- h's husband cheats don't get back together chic lit

To Have and to Hold a Novel Jane Green h's husband cheats w/ OW; h cheats w/ bf's boyfriend; chic lit

True Betrayals - Nora Roberts h's ex-husband cheated wants forgiveness on eve of his wedding to OW

Try Lily Burana h's boyfriend cheats; 2nd characters cheat, H has some secrets

Twice in a Lifetime Christy Cohen h's husband cheats w/ OW bf, who is a serial cheater, caught by h and bf's husband, basically a case of switching spouses

Two Shades of Morning Janice Daugharty h's husband cheats w/ OW who is a serial cheater, chic lit 1st person

Upstairs at Miss Hattie's Ken Casper 2nd characters cheat female prostitute to support family only main male can satisfy her though

Waiting For Revenge Autumn Piper h's husband cheats, caught in the act of it, tries to get her back and force something, h met up w/ H but doesn't cheat until later

Watermelon Marian Keyes h's husband cheats h goes off to find self and heal;1st person chic lit

What I did for Love - Susan Elizabeth Phillips h's husband cheat, divorce h hooks up w/ H old colleague

With or Without You Carole Matthews h's boyfriend cheats w/ OW, h goes to climb a mountain and meets OM; 1st person chic lit

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 8:09:21 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 15, 2011 3:49:17 PM PDT
Vanessa says:
h cheats w/ H or OM

A Time to Mend - Sally John & Gary Smalley h emotional cheating while H contemplates cheating w/ assistant who has a thing for him; Christian

Caught off Guard - Kathryn Shay h cheats and must grovel to H for forgiveness; eHarlequin book

Cause for Scandal - Anna DePalo h cheats w/ H SEQUEL The Forbidden Twin - Susan Crosby previous h's sister hooks up w/ the ex fiancé the day of the break-up
Coyote Heart - Paula Margulies h cheats

Deep End of the Ocean - Jacquelyn Mitchard h cheats; her son was kidnapped and gone for years then reunited with him

Desperate Hearts - Lani Aames h has affair w/ H's father

Falling in Love Charlotte Lamb's the h cheats on her fiancé w/ the H, she feels guilty, she cares for the fiancé but doesn't desire him, fiancé catches the h/H together when they are about to do the deed

Fletcher's Baby! - Anne McAllister h (has loved H forever) cheats w/ H who was getting drunk because his ex got married that day

Forbidden - Tori Carrington h cheats with H but husband cheated before not a revenge cheat either but
really made the husband look bad too

Home to Eden - Dallas Schultz h cheats on fiancé w/ H the fiancé's brother apparently they had a one night 5 years previous

Hunt Her Down - Roxanne St. Claire h cheats w/ H who is working undercover to get her BF who is a drug dealer, h believes H died and sees him again 10 years later but doesn't recognize him as he wore a disguise before

**In Bed with Her Boss by Susan Napier engaged h cheats w/ H

Insatiable Beverly Havlir anthology; 1st story, h cheats w/ H whom she has always loved kidnaps her and goes from there

Just one of the guys Kristin Higgins h cheats w/ H who says he doesn't want to risk friendship for relationship; h agrees to marry OM, later rather be alone; 2nd characters cheat; chic lit

Land of the Incas by Kay Thorpe H/h estranged; h asks H for divorce H won't agree, H tells h about affair w/ OW on dig they fight and have sex w/ regrets H ends up hitting head amnesia results, h lies about h/H relationship, H gets memory back tries to cheat w/ OW but can't

Long Night's Loving by Anne Mather -- h had 1-night stand w/ OM while married to H

Loving Chloe Jo-Ann Mapson h cheats on H after developing a relationship w/ OM

Marriage under Fire Daphne Clair h cheats w/ OM, believes that the H has cheated before

Neurotica Sue Margolis h cheats because of hypochondriac husband thinks the strain could kill him

One Good Affair Tess Stimson H/h cheat w/each other - chic lit

One Hot Summer Carolina Garcia Aguliera h married 1st love calls on her admits love, she cheats, gets pregnant, whose baby is it?

One Night with You Shiloh Walker Ellora's Cave h cheats w/H; erotic

Open Invitation Jasmine Haynes anthology h cheats w/ H, husband low sex drive, later they divorce

Paradise - Judith McNaught h cheats w/ H whom she thinks is her EX husband
Perfect Match Jodi Picoult h cheats w/ BF while estranged from husband; women's fiction

Reckless Tori Carrington h cheats w/ H, fiancé's bf; fiancé cheating on h for years w/ OW, breakup

Relative Sins - Anne Mather h cheats w/ H before she is to marry H's brother

Scruples Judith Krantz h cheats on husband

Sleeping Arrangements Madeleine Wickham h cheats w/ OM x-bf who is married; chic lit

Something Borrowed Emily Giffin h cheats w/ bf's fiancé, H; 1st person, chic lit

Still Life with Husband Lauren Fox h cheats w/ OM, he finds out h married and dumps h; 1st person chic lit

Tempted Megan Hart Megan Hart's H/h invites a 3rd and h ends up falling in love w/ him too; erotica.

The Affair Santa Montefiore h on book tour cheats w/ OM-incurable disease; returns to husband; chic lit

The Fidelity Files Jessica Brody h inspects men for fidelity, 2nd characters cheat; H's wife cheats and he almost cheats w/ h SEQUEL Love Under Cover h cheats on H from first book - first person book

The Marriage Diaries Rebecca Campbell h cheats w/ OM H's bf; H tempted, 1st person, chic lit

The Other Family: A Novel by Joanna Trollope h is OW, man was married lives w/ h, he dies and leaves everything of value to wife and son and not h and 3 daughters; women's fiction

The Other Woman Joy Fielding h cheats he marries h and later cheats and h moves on; women's lit

The Paper Marriage by S K Law h cheats w/ H; husband in a coma for 12 yrs.

The Sweet Gum Tree Kathryn Allred h cheated w/ H, h used boyfriend to date H and later married boyfriend who then cheats w/ h's bf
The Wife of Reilly Jennifer Coburn h cheats

The Wrong Mother by Sophia Hannah h cheats w/ OM later his wife dead; mystery
Unforgiven: Lone Star Lovers Book 2 by Delilah Devlin h cheats w/ OM town womanizer; erotica

Time to Run - Marliss Melton h cheats w/ H; h's husband is emotionally controlling and abusive and H helps h and h's 10 yr. old son

Truth be Told - Victoria Christopher Murray h previously cheated w/ OM, feels awful and H reminds her that she caused the problems in their marriage; OW shows up and says her child is H's, OW dying wants H/h to raise child; Christian

Tully Paullina Simons h married cheats w/OM who was an ex lover of her friend - the friend had committed suicide; later it is discovered that h's husband was cheating w/ his hairdresser

When Love is True Joan Kilby h pregnant 1st love's child, H marries h, 1st love returns h cheats; H leaves cheats w/ OW

White Pickett Fences - Tara Taylor Quinn (book 3 of Shelter Valley series) H's ex left for OW, H/h meet, H still has issues to settle w/ ex before HEA w/ h

Wicked Burn by Beth Kerry h's husband goes insane, H finds out h married and thinks h is cheating; spicy

**Wisconsin: Second Time Around Andrea Boeshaar h engaged and cheats w/ H; Christian

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 8:25:45 AM PDT
booknuts says:
vanessa, fabulous job on the llist. i can't imagine how long it took you to do this, but it is much appreciated. keep up the good work. by the way, you've cost me i don't know how much money buying so many books on the list!!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2010 8:34:36 AM PDT
Vanessa says:
Oh no : ) Don't tell anyone that it is my fault : )

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 8:41:05 AM PDT
Wow, great job on the list!! I love reading threads of book lists themes:) Thanks for taking the time to do it!!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2010 9:16:30 AM PDT
Reader in NJ says:

Wow! What a huge list.

"Escape from the Harem" by Mary Lyons doesn't belong on the list. There was no cheating. The H took a second wife for political reasons only -- marriage was never consummated. When he brought the h back to his country he decided that he could'nt divorce the 2nd wife because she was dying (from leukemia I think). He didn't tell the h about the 2nd wife because he didn't think that she would understand. The H's mother took the h to see the 2nd wife before she died and she told the h that the H never touched her. The H could have many wives but he only wanted the h.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2010 9:27:29 AM PDT
Vanessa says:
Reader in NJ thanks for helping me to keep the list accurate. I have removed it and now I am off to remove from the master copy : )

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 10:40:33 AM PDT
RomReader says:
Adding to Contemp list:

The Sicilian's Passion by Sharon Kendrick -- engaged H cheats with h. H didn't tell h he had a fiancee.

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 11:04:00 AM PDT
Melissa C. says:
Vanessa, this is sooo cool. "The list " has it's own thread. I almost feel like a proud Auntie. LOL :) I think we all probably feel that way. Thank you again for all your hard work. Great Job.

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 2:03:05 PM PDT
Melissa says:
You're awesome thanks ;)

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 4:34:57 PM PDT
Wow..... this is great, Thank You Vanessa!!!
I'm going to print this list right now. much appreciated

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 5:10:31 PM PDT
Stratdeen says:
The list is fabulous, Vanessa! In looking it over, I realize how many hours of pleasure I have had from those that have recommended these books. Thanks to them and most especially thanks to you for all your organizational ability, attention to detail, and the time spent (which meant you couldn't be reading - so treat yourself to a fun book to read:).
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