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Old 10-07-2023, 01:53 PM
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When I'm not being creative, I love to read. I used to read Dutch books (because I'm a Dutchie), but with the book prizes getting higher within the minute, I started reading in English. It's not only cheaper, but I hope it improves my English as well. I love to read all kind of genres but found out dat theromance one are a little bit easier to get into than the thriller ones, because of the language.
So my question is, do any of you have any good recommodations for me?
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Old 10-07-2023, 02:45 PM
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I wish I had some good recommendations for you. Romance is so not my genre. My daughter reads "smut" though as she likes to call it which always gives me a laugh when she comes home from the bookstore with a pile of smutty romances. If you want her recommendations, I'll be glad to ask her later
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Old 10-07-2023, 03:08 PM
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Oh I have a lot of romance books to recommend that I have recently read. Depending on how steamy you want as well...

Bright Lights, Big Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews was super cute and not too dirty. Anything by her is great & easy reads

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren - also any other titles by this author (it's actually two authors that cowrite.)

Summer Reading by Jenn Mckinlay

The Love hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

The Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston
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Old 10-07-2023, 03:10 PM
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what type of romance do you like?

I like a variety but it sort of all depends on your preference

smut.. like robin said, romantic comedy, dark romance, contemporary, british contemporary romance (actually one of my favourites - i like their sense of humor lol LOL)
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Old 10-07-2023, 03:16 PM
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If you're into historical romance, Jude Devereux is fun to read... with only a little bit of smut. "Bodice ripper" is what I like to call those. LOL
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Old 10-09-2023, 02:40 PM
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Okay only this post have already learned my a new word! Never heard of "smut" before, so google translate came to the rescue. LOL. But came to the conclusion that "talking" here on the forum is also a big hekp in improving mine English.
But back to the books
A little bit of "smut" is okay, I have already read The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren and The Love hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood, love the books from Jenny Colgan, Ceclia Ahern, Colleen Hoover, that kind of stuff. Also loved the seven sisters books.
Just finish a book from Natasha Madison with a little bit of smut in it and loved it as well.
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Old 10-09-2023, 02:58 PM
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I'll list a few!

A lot of us use goodreads if you want to check that out as well - that way we can sort of get ideas on what to read, this is mine: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/...=nav_profile_l I've been pretty lazy this last year though and have only mostly been recording books, not rating them

Here are some books that you might like:

Georgia, All Along by Kate Clayborn

Emily Henry is one of my faves
- People We Meet on Vacation
- Beach Read
- Book Lovers
- Happy Place

The entire Bergman Brothers series by Chloe Liese

Books by Lia Louis
- Eight Perfect Hours
- Dear Emmie Blue
- The Key to My Heart

Abby Jimenez
Part of your World and Yours Truly

B.K. Borison
Lovelight Farms, In the Weeds, Mixed Signals

I like most of Katherine Center's books

That's just a handful but there are lots more I'd recommend lol
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Thank you!!
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Old 10-10-2023, 02:28 PM
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To add to what Kristin recommended, I also love Katherine Center. I recently read 'Romantic Comedy' by Curtis Sittenfeld and loved it (I don't think I'd previously read a romance by a male?)
https://www.indigo.ca/en-ca/romantic...593597255.html

And The Cheap Dates Club, Lottie Brooks:
https://www.harpercollins.com/produc...41038959771682
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I don't have a specific book to recommend, but have you ever tried Book Bub? (bookbub dot com. It's free to sign up and you get emails every day of books on sale. Many of them are free. You can choose what genre you like and you will get recommendations for those types of books. I read all the time and many of these books are really good!
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Old 10-10-2023, 02:51 PM
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The Seven Year Slip
Ashley Poston

The Happy Life of Isadora Bentley
Courtney Walsh

Same Time Next Summer
Annabel Monaghan

Practice Makes Perfect
When in Rome
Sarah Adams

The True Love Experiment
Christina Lauren

Same Time Next Summer
Annabel Monaghan

Nora Goes Off Script
Annabel Monaghan
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Old 10-10-2023, 03:11 PM
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Krista - I almost listed those 2 from sarah adams! I loved those, sooo cute.
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I love all the suggestions you guys gave me! My wishlist is getting bigger with the minute. Love it. Thank you all so much for the help!
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