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05 April 2006 @ 05:28 pm
Book Rec Results (So Far)  
Well, I've read a couple of Jennifer Crusie books and she's good. Tells a bit more story, rather than straight romance, than I prefer, but she's enjoyable reading for when I'm not in the mood for straight romance. I'll definitely continue to read her. Suzanne Brockmann, she may be good, but I realized about four chapters in that I'm not a fan of romantic/thrillers. Going back and thinking of similar type of books, I've never really gone for them. I can't explain why.

I started one of the Stephanie Plum novels (thinking I had got them in order) but quickly realized it was so not in order. But I liked the little I read, so I'm getting those books in order. I actually had grabbed an Ian Rankin book before but hadn't gotten around to reading it, so I'm trying to get those in order as well.

All the rest I have on hold. Thanks again for the recs and any others are appreciated.
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Tracie (Queen Cleo): Rent - Familytlp70 on April 5th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
I love Jennifer Crusie's books. They may not be the most complex stories ever told, but they are just plain fun and sexy.

I've never read Suzanne Brockman's books, but I've read all of the Stephanie Plum books. I'm a little confused how you didn't start in order since they're all numbered in the title. ;) RT could learn a little something from Janet Evanovich. Stephanie/Joe/Ranger is a compelling triangle if you ask me. I can't decide from one book to the next who she should be with.

I've also been reading Carly Phillips and Stephanie Bond's books. They're in the same vein and just quick, fun reads.
Arabianarabian on April 5th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
The last series of books I read had the first novel listed first and in that order, in the Plum novels, the list of previous books was the opposite direction. Although, I gotta say knowing there is a triangle makes me rather not want to read them now. I'm really, really, really intensely NOT a fan of triangles. Yes, the VM was one of THE worst triangles ever conceived, written, etc., but even well-written great triangles annoy the buttmunch out of me. So, hmm, I'm really tempted to not read those books now.

I've read Carly Phillips. She's good, but a little too lightweight for me. That's part of why I like Susan Elizabeth Phillips so much, there's enough heft there for me. I've never read Susan Bonds, I'll check that out.
Tracie (Queen Cleo): Roger/Mimi For Youtlp70 on April 5th, 2006 11:45 pm (UTC)
Well, the triangle is really a small part of what the books are about. It's not really even a huge triangle. Stephanie just happens to have 2 guys that she counts on to help her out. They're fun to read just for Stephanie's antics and her crazy friends and family. But to each his own.

I also like Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I haven't read a lot of her books, but I'm slowly making my way through them.
Arabian: CWCDarabian on April 5th, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)
I can give it a try. I've been burned. I read the Laurel K. Hamilton books at my sister's urging and was pretty disgusted by how THAT triangle was handled and then found out from sis (cuz I stopped reading them), that the heroine just kept bouncing back and forth between the two. Of course, she (sis) also said that shortly after the bouncing back and forth started, the books really turned into nothing other than porntastic trash. No loss then. But if you say it's not a big part of it, I can try it.
mishanemishane on April 5th, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
I love Jennifer Crusie. My favorite of hers is "Bet Me" which I believe is her best work. I'm not a fan of straight romance, I like a little plot or confrontation in mine. I love Evanovich also. Don't worry I started the Plum series out of order and then I figured it out so it was all good. I'm a Ranger fan myself. But they are pretty good.
Arabian: Summer cararabian on April 5th, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
Bet Me is the one I own, but I haven't read it yet.