Romantic Suspense Author
I don't know if you've ever read Wilbur Smith, but he is an adventure novelist foremost, but romance novelist second. His book Monsoon set me on a course to read about ten of his books before I finally had enough.
Haven't read him, but I've heard of him. I ordered Sunbird from the library at your suggestion :)
Sweet. I can't wait to hear what you think about it. It's one of those books I wish I could forget just so I can read it again. Let me know when you are finished.
Hmmm...well, I would suggest Dean Koontz's Watchers. Very intense and yes, it does have a bit of romance and has a HEA.
Oh gosh, if you want a romantic ending, try John Irving's "The Fourth Hand" or his "Widow For One Year." Both brilliantly written and I cried like a baby when I finished the latter.
Something a bit lighter, but still intense, Hidden Riches by Nora Roberts.
Melissa, I have a Koontz on my shelf that I must crack openBeth, I used to read lots of John Irving. I will pick up the widow one for sure. Brandy--I have that book :) I have read it several times and yes it is a really good story.
Anna Campbell's historical "Untouched" is really good and intense (I'm posting my review tomorrow at my blog), as is Janelle Denison's "Too Wilde To Tame" (It's up at my blog and it's an ongoing series but you can start in the middle). Have you picked up Jill's "Smart & Sexy" yet, or is it not out yet?
I just read 'Double Vision' by Fiona Brand, which is the first in a trilogy for her. Really edgy stuff and her writing style is very interesting.
Stacy--I've never tried Anna Campbell , so I'll add that to the list. I've read 'Too Wilde to Tame' :) And I haven't seem Jill's book yet. I'll have to order it probably, up here. Michele, I always wanted to read Fiona Brand, must pick that up.
I am currently without a fiction book to read but I'm reading Debbie Macomber's Knitting Together. It's about her writer's journey. VERY good. Really hit home :)
Kim, I have just OD'ed on non fiction. I read 7-8 research books and I need something lighter. I like Debbie. I listened to her Call story at the RWA in Reno and cried.
I'm with Scott, Wilbur Smith -- he's a sure fix to get me into the swing of reading. And he's from my homeland :)I prefer his contemporary stories, though. Maybe you need to read something right outside of your regular genres, Toni.Michele, thanks for the heads up on the Fiona Brand book (off to Amazon :) )
Have you tried any of Rosie Thomas's latest books? "White", "Sun At Midnight", "Iris and Ruby" and "Constance" are particular favourites of mine. All fit your criteria of "a really intense story with a happy romantic ending" except perhaps "Iris and Ruby" (which won the RNA romantic novel of the year last year).
Must order Shalvis, must order Shalvis, must order Shalvis. (keep repeating that to yourself)
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