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    • Nicole M
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      I just started reading again after a four year hiatus. I would like some recommendations for anything that I might have missed during that time frame. I just caught up on Lisa ‘s newer books, but now I’m not sure what author/book to go to. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance!

    • Kay
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      Do you like historicals or contemporaries? So far may favorite books of the year are:
      A Lady’s Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran
      A Good Girlfriends Guide to Getting Even by Anna Bell
      Between the Devil and the Duke, Kelly Bowen
      Dating-ish by Penny Reid
      The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick
      Seven Minutes of Heaven by Eloisa James
      When Its Real by Erin Watt
      Royally Endowed, Emma Chase
      The Love Experiment, Ainslee Paton
      Madly, Ruthie Knox

      My favorites of 2016 were The Hating Game by Sally Thorn and Act Like It by Lucy Parker . My favorite historical was The Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt.

    • AAR Admin
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      My preference is for romances with humor, so the scores in this list are my humor ratings. These are my highest scores from the last several years.
      Title; Genre+Author; Sub-genre; Year Pub.; Score; Series?; Publisher
      A Tale of Two Dragons; (r) Aiken, G. A.; far; 2013; 4.5; s; Zebra Books ebook
      How to Drive a Dragon Crazy; (r) Aiken, G. A.; far; 2012; 4; s; Zebra ebook
      Light My Fire; (r) Aiken, G. A.; far; 2014; 3.5; s; Zebra ebook
      The Daring Exploits of a Runaway Heiress; (r) Alexander, Victoria; h:V; 2015; 3.5; s; Zebra Books ebook
      Protecting What’s His; (r) Bailey, Tessa; c; 2013; 3.5; s; Entangled Publishing, LLC ebook
      Bear Naked; (r) Bell, Dana Marie; pc; 2014; 3.5; s; Samhain ebook
      The Songbird’s Seduction; (r) Brockway, Connie; h:E; 2014; 4; ; Montlake Romance ebook
      The Boy Is Back; (r) Cabot, Meg; c; 2016; 4; s; William Morrow ebook
      Dukes Prefer Blondes; (r) Chase, Loretta; rh; 2016; 3.5; s; Avon ebook
      Nuts; (r) Clayton, Alice; c; 2015; 4; s; Gallery Books ebook
      Wallbanger; (r) Clayton, Alice; c; 2012; 3.5; ; Omnific Publishing ebook
      The Hooker and the Hermit; (r) Cosway, L. H. & Reid, Penny; c; 2015; 4; ; Caped Publishing ebook
      Broken Resolutions; (r) Dade, Olivia; c; 2015; 3.5; s; Lyrical Shine ebook
      Ready to Fall; (r) Dade, Olivia; c; 2016; 4; s; Lyrical Shine ebook
      The Duchess Deal; (r) Dare, Tessa; rh; 2017; 3.5; ; Avon ebook
      Undead and Underwater; (r) Davidson, MaryJanice; pc; 2013; 4; s; Berkley Books ebook
      The Principle of Desire; (r) Dryden, Delphine; c; 2013; 3.5; s; Carina Press ebook
      Fiancee for Hire; (r) Fenske, Tawna; c; 2014; 4; s; Entangled Publishing LLC ebook
      Marine for Hire; (r) Fenske, Tawna; c; 2014; 4; s; Entangled Publishing LLC ebook
      The Fix Up; (r) Fenske, Tawna; c; 2015; 4.5; s; Entangled Publishing LLC ebook
      The List; (r) Fenske, Tawna; c; 2017; 4; ; Entangled Publishing LLC ebook
      Imperfect Chemistry; (r) Frame, Mary; c; 2014; 3.5; s; Mary Frame ebook
      The Kingpin of Camelot; (r) Gannon, Cassandra; far; 2017; 4; s; Star Turtle Publishing ebook
      Kinked; (r) Harrison, Thea; pc; 2013; 4; s; Berkley Sensation ebook
      Oracle’s Moon; (r) Harrison, Thea; pc; 2012; 3.5; s; Berkley Sensation ebook
      Pucked; (r) Hunting, Helena; c; 2015; 3.5; s; Helena Hunting ebook
      It Happened One Wedding; (r) James, Julie; c; 2014; 4; s; Jove Books ebook
      The Deal; (r) Kennedy, Elle; c/na; 2015; 3.5; s; Elle Kennedy ebook
      The Mistake; (r) Kennedy, Elle; c/na; 2015; 4.5; s; Elle Kennedy ebook
      The Score; (r) Kennedy, Elle; c/na; 2016; 4; s; Elle Kennedy ebook
      Croc and the Fox; (r) Langlais, Eve; pc; 2012; 3.5; s; Eve Langlais ebook
      Heroic Abduction; (r) Langlais, Eve; sfr; 2014; 3.5; s; Eve Langlais ebook
      Mercenary Abduction; (r) Langlais, Eve; sfr; 2013; 3.5; s; Eve Langlais ebook
      Bear Meets Girl; (r) Laurenston, Shelly; pc; 2012; 4.5; s; Kensington Brava ebook
      Bite Me; (r) Laurenston, Shelly; pc; 2014; 3.5; s; Brava ebook
      The Undoing; (r) Laurenston, Shelly; pc; 2016; 4; s; Kensington Books ebook
      The Unleashing; (r) Laurenston, Shelly; pc; 2015; 3.5; s; Kensington Books ebook
      The Unyielding; (r) Laurenston, Shelly; pc; 2017; 3.5; s; Kensington Books ebook
      Wolf with Benefits; (r) Laurenston, Shelly; pc; 2013; 3.5; s; Brava ebook
      Forever Your Earl; (r) Leigh, Eva; rh; 2015; 3.5; s; Avon ebook
      A Notorious Countess Confesses; (r) Long, Julie Anne; rh; 2012; 3.5; s; Avon ebook
      Dirty Dancing at Devil’s Leap; (r) Long, Julie Anne; c; 2017; 4; s; Avon ebook
      Hot in Hellcat Canyon; (r) Long, Julie Anne; c; 2016; 4; s; Avon ebook
      How the Marquess Was Won; (r) Long, Julie Anne; rh; 2012; 3.5; s; Avon ebook
      It Happened One Midnight; (r) Long, Julie Anne; rh; 2013; 4; s; Avon ebook
      The Vampire Always Rises; (r) MacAlister, Katie; pc; 2017; 3.5; s; Keeper Shelf Books ebook
      Banking the Billionaire; (r) Monroe, Max; c; 2016; 3.5; s; Max Monroe LLC ebook
      Tapping Her; (r) Monroe, Max; c; 2016; 3.5; s; Max Monroe LLC ebook
      Tapping the Billionaire; (r) Monroe, Max; c; 2016; 4.5; s; Max Monroe LLC ebook
      An Invitation to Sin; (r) Morgan, Sarah; cc; 2013; 4; s; Harlequin Presents ebook
      Playing by the Greek’s Rules; (r) Morgan, Sarah; cc; 2015; 4; s; Harlequin Presents
      Pretty Face; (r) Parker, Lucy; c; 2017; 3.5; s; Carina Press ebook
      Because of Miss Bridgerton; (r) Quinn, Julia; h:G; 2016; 4; s; Avon ebook
      The Sum of All Kisses; (r) Quinn, Julia; rh; 2013; 3.5; s; Avon ebook
      Elements of Chemistry; (r) Reid, Penny; c/na; 2015; 3.5; ; Caped Publishing ebook
      Friends Without Benefits; (r) Reid, Penny; c; 2014; 3.5; s; Caped Publishing ebook
      Grin and Beard It; (r) Reid, Penny; c; 2016; 3.5; s; Caped Publishing ebook
      Neanderthal Marries Human; (r) Reid, Penny; c; 2014; 4; s; Caped Publishing ebook
      Her Naughty Holiday; (r) Reisz, Tiffany; cc; 2016; 4; s; Harlequin Blaze ebook
      The Nobinata Gambit; (r) Roberts, Val; sf; 2014; 3.5; s; Wylde Hare Press
      Kiss the Girl; (r) Sey, Susan; c; 2012; 3.5; ; Third Girl Publishing, Inc. ebook
      Touch of Trouble; (r) Sey, Susan; c; 2014; 3.5; s; Third Girl Publishing, Inc. ebook
      Always on My Mind; (r) Shalvis, Jill; c; 2013; 3.5; s; Grand Central Publishing ebook
      He’s So Fine; (r) Shalvis, Jill; c; 2014; 3.5; s; Grand Central Publishing ebook
      Lucky in Love; (r) Shalvis, Jill; c; 2012; 3.5; s; Forever ebook
      Sweet Little Lies; (r) Shalvis, Jill; c; 2016; 3.5; s; Avon ebook
      Game On; (r) Warren, Nancy; cc; 2012; 3.5; s; Harlequin Blaze ebook
      Super, Girl!; (sr) Davidson, MaryJanice; pc; 2013; 4; ; Berkley Books ebook
      Undead and Underwater; (sr) Davidson, MaryJanice; pc; 2013; 4; s; Berkley Books ebook
      When Good Earls Go Bad; (ssr) Frampton, Megan; h:V; 2015; 3.5; s; Avon Impulse ebook
      Lumberjack in Love; (ssr) Watson, Penny; c; 2012; 3.5; ; Penny Watson ebook

    • Sandlynn
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      Published 2014 to 2017:

      Courting Carrie in Wonderland (2017) – Carla Kelly
      Pretty Face (2017) – Lucy Parker
      The Hating Game (2017) – Sally Thorne
      The Bourbon Thief (2016) – Tiffany Reisz
      Love, Chloe (2016) – Alessandra Torre
      Act Like It (2015) – Lucy Parker
      Tiffany Girl (2015) – Deeanne Gist
      The Secret Life of Anna Blanc (2015) – Jennifer Kincheloe
      The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance (2015) – Kirsty Greenwood
      This Gun For Hire (2015) – Jo Goodman
      The Other Side of Midnight (2015) – Simone St. James
      A Paris Apartment (2014) – Michelle Gable
      It Happened One Wedding (2014) – Julie James
      The Trouble with Dying (2014) – Maggie Le Page
      It Felt Like a Kiss (2014) – Sarra Manning
      The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me (2014) – Lucy Robinson
      Mambo in Chinatown (2014) Jean Kwok

    • msaggie
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      I had not read any books in the romance category for over a year too, and started again with Joanna Bourne’s Rogue Spy and Beauty Like the Night, both of which are quite good. If you haven’t read Joanna Bourne before, maybe start with The Forbidden Rose as that is the first book chronologically, although the first published book in the Spymaster series was The Spymaster’s Lady. You do need a bit of suspension of disbelief in her books though.

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