Ben ends up at the wrong place at the wrong time and witnesses a murder. He declines any kind of witness protection, so without his knowledge, the US Marshals send in Joanna as his new waitress. Growing up without a mother should have done a wonder on her but it only makes her stronger. She had the love and affection of her dad and Jarrod. What Joanna lacks in relationship is her ability to believe that she can actually have one.
Ben has never had used a target in any mission for sex. But he is finding it hard to resist Joanna. When the danger comes home, he tries to protect Joanna but Joanna is the one that ends up protecting him and his family. This does not sit well with him at first but finally admits that he and his family need her. In most Blaze books, the secondary characters are only meant to be supporting but Charlie and Lisa are much more than that. Charlie and Lisa are an integral part of the plot and provide much more than the usual friendship and shoulder to cry on.
She hits all the things in a book that I like. Dec 13, Doris O'Connor rated it it was amazing. Samantha Hunter has become a must read for me and her latest Blaze is no exception. A strong heroine,a sexy hero, an intriguing sub plot, sizzling sex scenes and of course a heart warming HEA, what more can you want? US Marshal Joanna Wyatt has been assigned to witness protection, much to her disgust.
She'd much rather bring down the bad guys, but orders are orders. Posing as a waitress at former SEALS Ben Callahan's Texas roadhouse gives her the perfect cover to keep an eye on the reluctant wit Samantha Hunter has become a must read for me and her latest Blaze is no exception. Ben has refused witness protection, so that he can stay close to his family and protect them.
He has no business noticing the new waitress. Against their better judgement Ben and Joanna can't keep their hands off each other and when danger draws in Suffice to say it had me hooked. I found myself rooting for them and for Ben's friend Charlie too - remember that sub plot! Another great story, as you'd expect from Samantha: I loved this kick-ass heroine and smooth Texan hero. I don't remember reading a suspenseful Blaze before and it was a fresh, fun take on the line, and a sexy interpretation of the forced-proximity trope.
I would've given this four stars if the couple hadn't had unprotected sex. I know this is romance, but something like that jolts me right out of the narrative. And contraception can be sexy! I couldn't believe this otherwise totally awesome heroine would let there be "no barriers between them" af I loved this kick-ass heroine and smooth Texan hero. I couldn't believe this otherwise totally awesome heroine would let there be "no barriers between them" after a two-second chat. Wrap it up, people! Like your heroine's kick butt and your heroes equally tough?
Joanna is a US Marshall, used to catching her man. Ben doesn't want her protection. Joanna must protect him at all costs. Problem is, chemistry is undeniable and so is their attraction. A great winter read to heat you up. The love scenes were inventive and unique. Ben is a true blue hero.
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Jan 03, Megan L Harnett rated it it was ok Shelves: Ok so I know I am shamelessly listening to the Harlequin Blaze Series on audio book but some are better then others. This one was not so good. I don't like it when the characters fall in love too fast like in a month. Doesn't make it close to believable.
Maybe I also didn't like it because the narrator was too breathy and the performance wasn't so good. Oh well 2 stars from me. Aug 09, Cathy Beckett rated it really liked it Shelves: It reminded me of Walker Texas Ranger. Joanna was the best heroine I have read in a while. I loved the romance scenes and the story.
Just one question for you. Feb 07, Naky Alexander rated it liked it. What a fun and sexy couple! Marshal, protecting this former Navy SEAL who witnessed a crime, and they create sparks and heat that just won't quit. I really enjoyed this story. May 04, Donna Repsher rated it it was amazing.
Loved this one too. Am currently reading her entire backlist. Easy light entertaining read. May 06, Natasha Chowdory rated it liked it. Standard Mills and Boon - enough said, but you know if you want an easy read that's not too taxing and has all the best bits of girlie novel romance then go for this!!!
Manda rated it really liked it Jul 24, Sandra rated it liked it Mar 15, Lila rated it really liked it Dec 02, Teresa rated it it was amazing Jul 12, B rated it really liked it Aug 09, Buffy rated it really liked it Feb 21, BUT I have a very active imagination, so I don't know if that was in there or if I just dreamed it up myself when the book was done with. Aug 19, , 9: The Secret Life of Bryan was one of my faves of the visitation series.
I'll have to check out fantasy, it sounds good. Ireland, it will be interesting to see if they got the right book. CrazyDaisyLou - It kind of sounds like a short story I read in Man of My Dreams which was an anthology except the ending it much, much different. In this short story the heroine is a librarian who discovers her former lover at a solstace celebration.
He left her because he had been taken by the fairies and was the consort of the fairy queen. It's probably not the same one but I thought I'd mention it. It does sound like a very good story, hope you figure out what it is. Aug 20, , 9: There is a Johanna Lindsey with a plot like this. The heroine is named Rosalind or something like that and is a medieval history professor. She collects swords and bought one that was cursed and brought forth Thor, a Viking warrior. They fall in love and travel through time, and the only way to break the curse is if she voluntarily gives him the sword back, which she does to free him, but it send them back to their respective times.
Her brother and best friend both tell her she's been sick and it's been a dream or some such thing and at the end Thor does appear in her time as a modern man, having appealed to Odin in Valhalla to give him a second chance at life. I think it was called Until Forever or something like that. Aug 20, , Her name is Roseleen, but other than that you are on the mark gracer. It is called Until Forever. I don't usually read contemporaries, but I remember reading one when I was younger that I would like to find again. It was written in the 80s and followed the romantic lives of music prodigies who meet at school as teenagers.
It followed them into adulthood and was an old school 80s epic. The main character is a virtuoso girl who is considerably younger than the others who has a serious case of unrequited love for the big man on campus. He de-flowers her an expression one never uses outside of a romance novel and then walks out on her. They wind up getting together years later and she of course has only ever had sex once with him as a teenager because who knows. They also have a male friend who is involved in some weird bi-threesome plot where he refers to some sex act as being as romantic as "changing a light bulb.
Aug 20, , 8: Thanks so much Gracer and LucyMaude. I hope this is it, it sounds like it is. I'm surprised I don't have it, considering I've collected 25 Johanna Lindsey novels so far. But I'm 25, and it's been at least 9 years since I read it, and I didn't even actually own any books back then. I am SO going out tomorrow to look for it. Nov 3, , Remember Me there are 3 of them. I am still looking for the book in message Nov 4, , Nov 10, , Here is the description from bn.
Synopsis Eyes snapping emerald fire, Isabeau DeBurgh alias the Devil's Flame-sat motionless upon her fine black stallion. The most feared and notorious highwayman of them all was about to strike Publishers Weekly Readers who don't put a premium on originality may find this fast-paced tale of s England amusing, with its masterful hero and spunky heroine. Isabeau DeBurgh, a beautiful woman with a hot temper and a vocabulary to match, earns a living at what she does best--highway robbery. But the night she tries to rob Lord Griffin Stone, an aristocratic black sheep just back from America, her luck runs out; he wounds her in a sword fight.
Griffin won't turn Isabeau over to the authorities who might hang her nor turn her loose to steal, so he decides to take her home, dress her up and teach her the finer points of etiquette. Meanwhile Isabeau develops a soft spot in her heart for Griffin, as he does for her. Compared to the rest of the crew, a mere thief looks pretty attractive. Nov 11, , 9: Nov 11, , Winniekuhl, I think I have solved the mystery of I knew it sounded familiar, I just had a hard time coming up with the name.
It is Birdie by Taylor Ryan. It is a Harlequin Historical published in Actually, a copy is being sold on ebay right now if you want to look at it. I probably shouldn't be so confident. After all I could be wrong. But I hope I'm not. Let me know if I got it. Jan 16, , Thanks megkrahl, I read the desciption and it is not it. Hi Winnie, i thought it might be The Rogue and the Hellion by Connie Mason as she is a highwayman, but found out to be a girl, he takes her back to teach her a lesson but she turns out to be a lady!
But then i realised it wasn't published until , might have been re-released, but i thought it was worth a mention just incase Hope you find what yr looking for! Jan 3, , 3: Two sisters, Sophie, the elder, is a bluestocking. Her flirtatious sister, Daphne, is engaged to a man who will only inherit if he is married by a certain date. Daphne elopes, leaving behind a note and her wedding dress.
Sophie shows up at the altar, but Alex, the bridegroom, recognizes her for who she is. They agree to marry to allow him to inherit and her to save face for her sister. It does sound familiar, but I am at a loss as well. Jan 3, , 9: The names of the sisters are different, but the plot sounds very similar. In the Bradley story, the sisters are twins. Jan 3, , 2: I found a description: Lovely Sophia Forest was a very intellectual young lady for the year in Regency England--quite different from her beautiful and flighty sister, Daphne. All London was agog when Sophia rather than Daphne wed the dashing Earl of Gresham, whose scorn for bookish females was well-known.
The marriage was intended as a business arrangement only--to preserve the Earl's fortune and give Sophia financial independence. But what was Sophia to do when she found herself enamoured of her husband, though too proud to admit it? Sophia needed all her wit and womanly wiles in a game of pretense and passion, to make the man she loved, love her.
We'll see if it's the right one. Jul 24, , 7: Candle in the Window by Christina Dodd? It's original copyright date was Oct 2, , Feb 9, , 8: Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me find the names of two books I read some years ago. I believe they were published around always before August I believe they are from British authors. They are both romances. One has a yellow cover with little cakes or cupcakes - I don't recall on them. She shares her house with some friends.
The book is really funny. Funny Valentine by Amy Jenkins - it has no cakes or cupcakes in the cover however my mind must be playing tricks on me. The other one has a light blue cover and I don't remember the story that well. I do know that in the end, the guy gives the girl a unique rose that he himself well, his company I guess created by matching 2 types of roses.
In this last one, I just remembered that in the beginning, the girl is trying some clothes in a shop and afraid of a bee runs topless through the shop and bumps into the guy. Well, I know it's not much, but if anyone could help, I'd be very grateful. Thank you very much. Feb 8, , 2: I love that you guys have this section. New here, so please bear with me. I also think she had a girlfriend who runs a local bookshop. I know it isn't much to go on, but every time I think I may be remembering more of the story I start to think I'm combining two stories into one.
It's driving me batty. Feb 9, , Nyah99 -- yellow cover with possible cupcakes reminds me of He Loves Lucy by Susan Donovan , but I'm not sure that's your book.
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This one takes place in Miami? The heroine has a goal to lose weight for publicity with the hero being her trainer. Feb 9, , 2: I've read that one, but I can't remember what it is -- I want to say maybe something by Julia Quinn? Not one of the Bridgertons I'll dig around a bit and see if I can come up with a title. Feb 9, , 6: Thank you so much both of you. Feb 9, , 4: Thank you for your help. I've just found the name of the other book. First of all, its cover is not blue, but white. It could be Amanda Quick, though I still can't seem to place it.
And it seems like she has several with trading places type themes. I'll keep digging thru her stuff and see, though I appreciate you still looking as well. Feb 10, , 8: The Duke's grandfather corresponds with the heroine and carries on the courtship. Grandpa dies and when grandson comes back from the war, he finds out he is engaged to her. Grandson goes to confront her, she thinks he is the new footman she has hired and the story then continues.
It's pretty funny actually. Feb 10, , In that book, the hero is disguised as the heroine's butler. He is a spy and the powers that be believe that her deceased husband had something of importance he was a spy too. Feb 11, , 2: There is also a Julia Quinn where the hero shows up and pretends to be her estate manager or something similar.
Feb 11, , 1: She's the impoverished daughter of an earl or something similar who is working as a paid companion to a crotchety old lady who's nephew is a Marquis posing as her estate manager to get to the bottom of who is blackmailing her. Very funny and entertaining! Feb 24, , 5: Oddly, I have missed all of those and will now be reading those to see if maybe I've just lost my entire peas sized brain and maybe DID actually read one of those.
Hopefully it'll come to me soon as it's still tickling the back of my mind constantly. Very sad I tell you. May 17, , 1: I'm pretty sure its a historical romance but all i remember is that the hero if the book is sold at an auction. He is bought by a woman for her daughter. I don't remember the name or the author of the book.
May 25, , 7: May 26, , May 26, , 1: May 28, , Jun 14, , 1: I have a vague memory of one like that as well, but can't quite place it. Jun 22, , 6: I need some help with a book title too, It's a historical romance and the lady poses as a highwayman to take cre of the estate. The lady also posed as an ugly crone on the night their supposed meeting. Jun 22, , 2: Not quite sure this fits the bill but My Lady Notorius by Jo Beverley has a highwayman heroine with a cruel father and brother. She is trying to protect her widowed sister and baby who the father is trying to marry off to some awful man.
The book is part of the Malloren series and takes place in Georgian England. The one you describe sounds familiar too but so far it's escaping me! I'm looking for a book that's been bugging me for about a month now.
I don't know the title or author or character names. I think the "hero" is from a well-known, well-off family. I know the "heroine" is from a poor family. She has red hair. I'm not sure if she has an older brother or dad. I remember the first chapter or so clearly, but not sure if the rest when they're older is correct or from another story. I think the two sisters were off to the store I think the sister was hitting on the guy Sadly, that's all I remember.
I keep thinking Linda Howard, but I just don't know Thank-you for any help you guys can give. I will try my best to do the same. Jul 12, , Jul 12, , 7: I cannot believe how I could have overlooked that! I had a feeling it might've been Linda Howard Aug 20, , 2: Hi Suge, I tried to read all the threads and it doesn't look as if anyone had named your book, but I have the answer! It was one of the first romance novels I ever owned and one I go back to and reread every now and then! GoodReads has a good description of the books back cover: Sep 2, , 6: Hi, all--I'm trying to find a certain book.
It was out in paperback before probably well before that. The setting is definitely 19th century or earlier nobility, etc. I remember two main things about it: If any of you can help, it would be much appreciated! Sep 18, , 4: Isisreads, if you reverse the order of the scenes with the library later than the inn , there are two scenes very similar to what you've described in Judith Ivory 's Untie My Heart. It's my least favourite Ivory book but lots of other people absolutely love it.
Of course, an inn and a library are kind of popular settings for historical romance, so any other details you can supply might help readers here pinpoint the book you're looking for. Sep 20, , 7: I'm looking for a book I read around 5 or 6 years ago so let's say for starters that I picked up at a book sale at the local library. So it had probably been around for a while before that. The setting of the novel is I believe in a sort of system similar to 19th or 18th century England where there were still nobles around that controlled estates and whatnot.
Additionally, fine carriages and at least unsophisticated firearms were around too if I remember correctly. The plot revolves around a heroine named Kate or something similar - I want to say her full name was Kathleen or Katherine or something along those lines who has gotten stuck with running the family estate because her brother, who should be in charge, is incompetent and doesn't really do anything. At the same time she's riding around in dark clothes on a black horse, holding up stagecoaches for some odd reason. It had to do with the family honor - I want to say she was looking to catch smugglers or something along those lines?
Don't remember too well. But she's holding up these coaches looking for something. Now a gentleman from somewhere else visits the estate for a bit for some reason or another and love begins to spark between him and Kate don't remember his name, sorry. He begins to deduce that she's the highwayman in question and follows her one night when she makes a run.
Things go wrong on this trip and she gets shot by a guy in the carriage but the gentleman saves her and brings her back to her home. He then covers for her in order to make sure no one else found out about her double life. Near the end of the story Kate finds that some of her brother's friends one creepy guy in particular who keeps on hitting on her are performing some criminal activity on the family land.
She gets captured and the gentleman goes to save her, killing the ringleader in a duel. So yeah sorry there aren't too many specific details but that's what I remember from the book. Hope someone can help me find it - even a couple of general titles that might fit the profile would help! Sep 20, , Sep 22, , 4: Gasharko, I don't know the name of the book you seek although it sounds tantalizingly familiar but this list of "highwayman" themed regencies, which includes stories with women in male bandit disguise, might help you find what you're looking for: Highwaymen themed romances at The Nonesuch.
Sep 22, , Hello from Australia — I am searching for a book — unknown title or author The other central character is the dashing pirate who attempts to seduce and control her. Cheers from Aus, Tan. Sep 23, , I need some help to name a book. I know the book was a Harlequin Presents I want to say around or later about a married guy who was dating another younger woman. She stops the affair and he tries to convince her not to. He worked for father-in-law. The man's wife was a paralytic, and at the end of the book, she leaves the husband for her nurse? If anybody could remember the title, I would appreciate.
It has been bothering me about remembering the title. Sep 24, , Nov 16, , 2: Hi Guys, I am new to this group, and I was hoping to get some help finding a book i read around It is basically about a temporary housekeeper or a helper who is 8 months pregnant, and you later find out that she is a virgin. The owner of the house who is a businessman, ends up falling in love with her.
I think in the scene that she tells the hero that she is a virgin is where she is getting made fun off by local boys, as she is young and seen as easy because she winds up pregnant. She is actually a surrogate for her sister and her husband, but both die in an accident leaving her alone. To take care of herself and the child, she gets this temp job. I believe she is Italian. He also helps her give birth to the child in his house, which i think is a girl.
The last scene is of them getting married, and she is walking down the aisle, looking at the baby and thinking about everything. I have been trying to recall this book for a long time but as it is one of the first ones I read, I don't remember more about it. I have looked through many book lists and themed lists to find it including all romance writers, romancewiki, and fictiondb.
I would really appreciate any help i get. Nov 16, , 4: Nov 16, , 7: Nov 16, , I think the heroine has never been rich, and I am positive the setting is in the U. Let me know if any others come to your mind. Myles Wellington still grieved over the loss of his young wife, but when he learned that her sister, Faith, was carrying his child, he felt the stirrings of life inside he'd believed he'd never feel again!
Faith had secretly agreed to help her sister give her husband this last gift, but she had her own reasons for wanting this child, wanting to give Myles something no one else could. She'd loved him for so long, had been so alone - until Myles insisted she live with him How could she share the same house with the man whose touch set her soul on fire, yet how could she resist grabbing at the chance fate had given her to have the only man she'd ever loved?. Myles wanted this child, but he was shocked to discover he wanted Faith even more.
Exulting in the intense desires she aroused in him to protect, to possess, Myles struggled to break free of the past. Could they put to rest their memories of the woman they'd both loved and build a future together? Nov 17, , 3: Sounds like the kind of plots they have. Nov 17, , 5: It could be presents, romance, or american romance. Nov 17, , 6: I just came across a special edition silhouette called An abundance of babies by Marie Ferrarella but it isnt the one, which is very similar! I am almost starting to feel like the book doesnt exist.
Any of you feel that way while looking for a book? Nov 17, , 8: I was searching through vintageromances. You said you read the book in the early 's so I've only been looking for books in that time frame, but could it also have been published in the 's? Also, is there anything you remember about the cover, such as color maybe? Nov 17, , 9: It is possible it was published in the late 90s. I was thinking the cover had yellow and blue on it Nov 18, , 6: Pregnant female butler 8-months along.
The book summary doesn't mention surrogacy, but the term did show up two times when I searched for that term in Google Books. XD The heroine is a surrogate for her aunt and uncle though. Nov 18, , 1: Yea I had a feeling the summary wouldn't mention surrogacy, but I was wrong about the sister and husband.
Thank you so much! Once i saw the cover, I realized I have seen it before. Let me know if you need help finding a book, I'll be sure to return the favour. Nov 18, , 7: Dec 8, , 6: Hi guys i'am so glad to have found this place I have been looking for this Victorian romance about the hero being engaged since he was young by his father.
He falls in love with his newfound bride and so does she. But she tries to be more of a lady and so his best friend teaches her how to act in society while our hero is on a trip The sister in law is in a wheel chair and is trying to get rid of the heroine and also there are snipets of their past lives Sorry if it sounds confusing but I' ve been looking for this book forever! Dec 11, , My name is Florecer and I am a new member of this group. First let me answer the question of Nyah99, the post number 84 about the last novel: Here a leave the book description.
He cannot honorably deny them, but he won't be forced into marriage. Encountering a respectable governess in scandalizing circumstances, Gareth demands her help—to make him entirely ineligible. He educates the buttoned-up Miss Jessica Gifford in the courtesan's arts. But Gareth hasn't bargained on such an ardent, clever pupil—or on his passionate response to her! He wanted to cause a stir—it seems they are about to brew a scandal! The list the list in the correct order is: Now is my turn to have a question. I am looking for a book whose name and author I can not remember.
The plot was somthing like this: This man promises to free one of the sisters if the other promises to stay with him. One of them grants the motion and gradually discovers that the villain has a noble heart. I read the description when I was looking for other books to read, but never wrote down the data of this book to read next. If any of you could tell me the name of the book or author, I am very grateful for your help.
Dec 28, , Okay, I read this book several years ago, and can't remember what the title or author is. Its a Regency romance. The main female lives in the slums of England. I don't really remember who the hero was, he was an earl or something i think, and he takes her in and makes her over. But near the end of the book I think they have a fight and she returns to the slums just as a cholera outbreak hits. She has a prostitute friend who dies and because she then catches cholera as well, she loses the baby she was pregnant with.
I don't know the book and really want to read it again. Dec 29, , She is English but she grew up in the Paris slums. The Earl seeks her out for revenge complicated plot and then agrees to marry her back in England. They have a short lived blissful time but then have a big disagreement she learns the truth about him and she goes back to Paris and the slums. There is a cholera epidemic there after she leaves him in England. I think she did lose a baby, but I can't remember for sure.
It was a really good book. He has a scarred face and this is the last of a trilogy of brothers. Dec 29, , 6: Dec 29, , 8: Woohoo, a success story! Yay for a happy ending! I never know these, which is weird because I've read so many romances. Feb 2, , 3: Hi,I m looking for a harlequin I read many many years ago. The heroine is english and visits her cousin who lives in a farm in France i think with her husband.
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The heroine also helps out in the farm. Her cousin tries to ruin everything she does around the farm -remember an incident where the heroine cooks soup for the farm workers and the cousin drops soap in it on purpose to ruin it. The farm owner who is her cousin's brother in law is very prejudiced against her.
I want to read it again! Feb 2, , 9: Feb 4, , 8: Feb 5, , Can't believe it really! I ve been looking for this book for so long and you just found it right away! I ve got another one but I am afraid that's much harder to find since I remember so little of it It's all thanks to the person who runs the Vintage Romances website. She breaks each book down by keywords and I use that to help me look for your book. I'm afraid the other book you are looking for is much harder since there isn't a lot of information to set it apart from any other medical romance, but I will try. Feb 6, , 2: Hi everyone I was wondering if you can help me figure out the title of this book I read a little over a year ago It has to do with a wealthy girl who runs away from home to find herself in the streets.
She becomes friends with a group or a "gang" of pickpockets. I distinctly remember that most of them were good kids expect for one of them who I believe was named Jack? I'm not quite so sure. There was also a character which was a small boy who grew fond of this girl. She would read to them every night. She also fell in love with the leader of the "gang".
The mean boy Jack tried to force himself on her and was shunned from the group. Jack teams up with an evil man who is the leader of a rival pickpocket gang and they try to take them out. By this time the girls older brother finds her and takes her back to her rich lifestyle.
Can anyone help me? Theres also a sequel to that book. It is set later when the girl is a young lady and she meets again with the kid she fell in love with and they have an affair and blah blah you know the rest haha. Feb 6, , 3: Anyways something happens that she goes back to where she lived neighborhood and gets herself really sick. The lord comes to find her and her prostitute friend tells him that she died and was in this building where they keep the bodies. He finds her on the table and she was bleeding she had lost the babe and she recuperates and they live happily ever after I also believe he was extremely rich and he left his rather luxurious home to live downtown paris or another setting because something happened In any case, that's what I've been looking into.
Most of them seem to be doctor-nurse romances, but I couldn't find a nurse-patient book that fits your description. It's harder with older books because sometimes there isn't a description available, the description is short, or the description is vague.
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Would you like to do search on your own? Feb 6, , 4: Starlight genie - thank you so much for your help, I will try this website you mentioned! I was wondering if you could help me figure out what book this is it has be bugging me for ever not being able to figure it out! I remember very little about the book. I can't remember the title, author or even the character's names since its been a while since I read it The children aren't her own. The kids were given up by their parents, because they were poor.
Everyone is under the impression that the husband is kind by taking in these poor kids, but in reality he abuses them. I think he might've even been a pedophile? No one knows his secret except the heroine. But she escapes with these children and tries to go back and save the rest of them. I don't quite remember how she meets the hero of the story, but I think he's titled as well and he tries to help out the heroine by formulating a plan since her husband is well-known. Random facts I remember about from this book is that the heroine was also abused by her husband and I think punished by being put in a cage?
Hope that made sense P Crossing my fingers that someone recognizes this novel! Feb 13, , 1: Hello all new here as well.
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I know a knight inherits land but when he gets there its been razed. The cover was all reds with a girl leaning backwards in a beautiful gown with a man holding her i think but i might be blending stories Thank you! Feb 14, , Hi klkeefe, I think I read something like that not to long ago though it wasn't medieval but more Regency. But it rings a bell. Not sure if I'm not mixing up two books though. It sounds a little like Fairest of them All by Theresa Medeiros, but I don't think the plot points all match up. The heroine is a beauty in disguise, but I don't remember the land being razed.
Feb 18, , 2: I have been searching for a contemporary romance novel for years. The heroine thinks she is dating a guy but he is an FBI agent? I believe she is a secretary and it looks as if her boss is involved in baby smuggling or some other type of illegal activity. She is taken down to the police station, in front of everyone at work I believe and the young brash agent along with his older much more mature partner question her for hours. The brash agent even scares her by mentioning having to go into witness protection.
They are apparently holding her long enough so they can install a wire tap in her house. When she meets up with him the hero who wants revenge against this man kidnaps her and gets shot in the process. I think the guy was going to kill her after she gave him the information. They hole up in a hotel for a while, he is a widower and his ex-wife was a supermodel?
Remember her having to wear some of her clothing and then they made out on the balcony but he gets distracted when he sees the magazine she was reading which has the dead wives face on it. They fall in love and get together for the first time while out dancing one night. I also believe she is a red head and is described as making a transition as the story goes on gaining confident and not appearing as mousy in looks anymore.
Sorry for the long post guys, this book has been driving me crazy! Feb 18, , 3: I think it was a Harlequin romance but I'm not positive. Here is what it's about: The book starts in the past when the main female character's father had just died. Her best friend's brother - whom she had a crush on as a child - asks her to marry him as a friend and move away - I think to the middle east, maybe Dubai?
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Anyway, the female character was a librarian at home but when they move away, he is busy working in the construction business, so she begins writing. She becomes a very popular crime writer while they are away - unbeknownst to him. Then his father has a heart attack and they must come home - I'm thinking about 3 yrs later. While back home they must act like an actual couple - so they have to sleep in the same room and of course things begin to change. While home he is asked to take over his father's company, and he also finds out about her writing accomplishments - and of course they start to have a relationship.
Does this sound familiar to anyone??? Hope someone can help! Feb 18, , 4: Feb 18, , I'm hoping someone will be able to help me find a book that I read in the late 80's or early 90's The male was wrongly sent to serve out a sentence in the penal colony. There is a ship with a mate named Toby. The story progresses with bits and pieces of past lives of the man and woman and how they are trying to find their way to each other. Part of the story is about white roses and red roses and what they stand for.
Either stained glass or paintings in the manor house sparks a memory for Elyse. It was a great book I read as a teenager. My mom cleaned out my hoards of romance novels years ago. I have tried searching on-line. It's tough not remembering the title,author or even the characters names. Does this sound familiar to anyone???? Feb 19, , 9: Later as an adult he meets up with his childhood friend, who is the heroine of the book. Feb 19, , Feb 23, , Hello, another new member: I am so glad I found this!
It is a regency romance and the heroine for some reason disguises herself as a footman? He goes to extremes to keep her safe, even almost killing her because a fire breaks out while she is locked in her room. He becomes very close to the heroine and has a strange attraction to her strange because he doesn't know she is female and he is a known skirt chaser. I also really remember that her gender is revealed during a fencing match between the two of them.
One other thing was that during a dinner, she was sitting next to him after being revealed as a woman and he took advantage of the fact she was wearing pants if you get my drift? Maybe she was pretending to be another nobleman? I really wish I could remember more! I'd appreciate it if anyone can think of any books this could possibly be: She's disguised as a nobleman, not a footman, but I really think this is it! I think you are right. I know it's something that I have read. Absolutely Duchess By Night. Feb 24, , 8: Feb 26, , New to this group and plagued with title of book i read in the late 80's early 90's.
Set in California I believe Heroine called Mel finds she has improbably only a few months of fertility left to her. Sets out to seduce someone, fails and then asks her brother's best friend also her best friend who lives nearby. He finally accepts the challenge and things get going to make her pregnant.
This was quite a witty story. Finally she has twins and marries the guy. Sorry forget the guys name but the jerk of a brother was Donny. Feb 26, , 2: Maybe The Stud by Barbara Delinsky. It was something like that but I'm not sure about the brother and twins. Feb 26, , 3: No that does not sound right.
Sorry but the title is just ticking away under my consciousness and I am sure I will recognise it Mar 14, , I'm looking for a book I read back in the late 80's. I think it was on a plantation in the carribean or Bermuda. The heroine and hero were in love, but the heroin was kidnapped or got lost and lost her memory and the villan made her believe she was his wife. Mar 18, , 6: Hello I am looking for An American historical not really a western. The heroine is a "plain" school teacher for a small town. The he is a investigator with a gorgeous partner that everyone thinks solves all the cases but its really him he is seen as the slacker.
He is caught in the her house overnight and they are forced into marriage. While looking into cattle murders for her bestfriends fathers ranch. Is sent to the hospital. He starts feeling sorry for himself and never wants to se her again. She moves close to the hospital and becomes an architect building him a house with rails that he can get around in. In the end they are seen to have a small son.
Mar 20, , 2: I'm looking for a book that I believe is Historical, but I'm not completely sure. If I'm not mistaken, at one point the heroine buries something she was reading because her uncle would take it away from her if he saw it. Mar 23, , Mar 24, , I am hoping you can help me track down a historical romance book.
The female character starts out at a convent which her brother placed her in for punishment in not following his orders. I think he wanted her to marry someone. She was then kidnapped by the main male character, enemy of her brother, where in the process she was cut by a knife in her leg by her guards.
She remained loyal to her brother throughout the book even though everyone tries to convince her otherwise. I think the brother had six fingers on one hand Mar 24, , 3: I really hope someone can help me with this, since I can't seem to get it out of my head and I'm driving myself crazy. I read a book in probably early to mid 90's, contemporary romance. The heroine is a secretary for a law firm, barely making ends meet, raising 2 younger brothers and taking care of a sick grandfather. The hero is a lawyer, maybe state attorney, he's wealthy. Typical story line they go out, she gets pregnant, he finds out and tries to "do the right thing" she, of course, is too proud to take the help.
Anyway, it all ends happily ever after but to save my life I can't remember the name of the book. Any of this sound familiar?? Mar 28, , 9: I was absolutely thrilled to come across this, and appreciate any help that I can get. A couple of year's ago, I read a book thatwas, for the most part, set at the turn of the 20th century I think Somehow, a modern day girl ended up switching bodies with a girl from the era the modern girl being nicely adventurous and the historical girl a complete witch.
Regardless, the once-modern-now-stuck-in-the-past-heroine falls in love with two brothers, who were the results of a similar attachment between their mutual mother and different fathers. If any of you remember such a novel, I would greatly appreciate some direction! Mar 28, , 1: Mar 29, , 8: Mar 30, , There are these 2 historical romance novels that i cant remember the name of and its driving me crazy!!
The 1st one is about the hero marrying a pickpocket off the streets of london just to get back at his father and then dumps her there. I think he was drunk or something and she tries to rob him and his friend and he catches her and forces her to marry her. Shes actually suppose to be an aristrocat who got kidnapped when she was young.