#L&SR Saturday Seven

 

Another week, another list of 7 things! Today, I’m writing about 7 book series that I love! And by love, I mean LOVELOVELOVE!

In no order, here they are:

JD Robb, InDeath SeriesFrom the very first page of the very first book in this series, I was hooked and hooked solid! Lt. Eve Dallas and Roarke are a love affair for the ages. In each book, they have grown as people, in their marriage, in their jobs, even in how they navigate through their tortuous pasts. JD Robb is a master plotter and every single story is a masterclass for authors who want to learn how to write witty and spot-on dialogue and banter, plus be guided in how to weave a story to a perfect ending. Start at the very first book, Naked in Death. Guaranteed, you will be hooked just like me. The InDeath books are on “auto-buy” for me at Amazon.

Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum Series

If I was ever going to write myself a best friend, it would be Stephanie Plum. In her thirties, with one disastrous marriage behind her and a crazy family by her side, Stephanie is a bail-bondswoman -and not a very good one, at that. But what she is, is hysterically funny. The cast of regulars in the books from her work BFF Lula, a retired “Ho” to Stephanie’s grandma Mazur, a gun toting, funeral-gawking octogenarian with the body of a 100 year old and the dirty mind of a teenaged boy, and even to the two men in Steph’s life, Pete the detective, and Ranger the security expert, you will always find something to laugh at. Evanovich has created a heroine anyone could see as their very own book BFF.

Jill Shalvis. Lucky Harbor Series

I first became a Jill Shalvis groupie when I read the first book in this series, Simply Irresistible. Witty banter, great secondary characters, sex(!) This book had it all. So did the upteen more that came after it, all revolving around the residents of Lucky Harbor. Do yourself a favor: if you’ve never read a Shalvis book, start with this one, Simply Irresistible. That’s what the series will be to you: Irresistible!

 

Lauren Layne. The Wedding Belles

I discovered my first Lauren Layne book, TO have and to Hold, on Netgalley. Liking the blurb I decided to request a copy and give it a shot. I devoured the entire book in one sitting and then went straight to Amazon and bought the rest in the series, plus her entire backlist. Set mostly in Manhattan, the characters and setting were as familiar to me as if Layne was writing about my friends. With an engaging writing style and dialogue that I read out loud because it is so spot-on, she is another one of my auto-buy authors. Start with To Have and to Hold, sit back, and prepare to fall in love with her characters and with Lauren Layne herself!

 

Nora Roberts. The Bride Quartet

There’s something about a wedding, a bride, and a romance book that just pulls at my heart! Nora’s The Bride Quartet tells the story of 4 girlfriends since the womb who support one another, lift each other up and would give up all they have and are for the other. The men they let into their inner circle must be strong and know they can never come between the friends. Each story builds on the one before it until the very last, where all the girls find their own HEA, Each journey is rife with emotion, conflict, and some hot loving!

Marianne Rice: The Rocky Harbor Series

I met Marianne at a writing conference and from the moment we started talking I knew I needed to read her books. This girl truly is my sister from another mister!! Her Rocky Harbor Series, set in Maine, revolves around a family of adopted, troubled kids who all grew into wonderful human beings due to the loving influence of their adoptive parents. Each book could be a stand-alone, but when read in succession, you feel as if you’ve become a member of the family, too! The emotions are raw, the conflicts are real, and the love is everalsting.

Kari Lemor: Love on the Line Series.

I love me a good romantic suspense book, especially one where the characters on the page are real and the stories are so true to life you feel like you’re watching a movie unfold instead of reading words on pages. Kari Lemor’s Love on the Line books are my idea of a perfect romantic suspense series. Each is a separate story and you don’t have to read the one before it to be “caught up.” But my adice? You should! Read the first, WILD CARD UNDERCOVER and then move on to the next. You will not be disappointed!!

 

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10 responses to “#L&SR Saturday Seven

  1. lydiaschoch

    I really like the cover for “One for The Money.” I kept following Stephanie’s eyes to see what she was looking at and imagine what else she might be seeing. They’re so expressive.

    This is my Saturday Seven post.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by! I love Stephanie Plum (surprisingly enough, I enjoy the audiobooks better in this case than the print). I like the InDeath series…but I don’t care much for her Nora books. There ae other new authors to me I need to check out.. thanks!

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  3. First, WOW! Thank you. I’m honored to be part of this list! And what a list it is! I adore these series and am fortunate enough to be friends with Kari Lemor!!! (and you, of course), and to have met my idol, Jill Shalvis. I’d love to meet Nora (author goals) and Janet…who lives part time in New Hampshire. How have I not run across her yet?

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  4. You are the BEST!! These are all great series and to have my name be among them… WOW! And yes, I am a huge fan of Marianne Rice’s Rocky Harbor series as well. I think I read most of them all in one week! And FYI, Running Target is #2 in the series, though, like you said, they can all be read as stand alones. I, personally, am waiting breathlessly for the newest in the Will Cook For Love series by Peggy Jaeger! Now those are some great books!

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  5. I adore anything that Jill Shalvis writes. She’s amazingly prolific. Not as astounding as Jayne Ann Krentz – that author is a powerhouse! How she can keep her pseudonyms separate, unique and fresh is awe inspiring.
    Here’s my Saturday 7, https://msfavsthgz.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-appealing-oddness-of-paranormal.html

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  6. I agree wholeheartedly with those choices (at least the ones I knew)… there are a couple on there that are new-to-me authors. I’ll have to check them out! Thanks 🙂

    Thanks, too, for stopping by. If you go on a search and destroy mission in NH, count me in. I’m here, too!

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  7. christine

    I need to visit the library or make more money to afford all the books I’d like to read. This saturday seven is awesome. I’ve heard of Jill Shalvis but I haven’t read any of her books. It sounds like a good series to start with. I wrote it down. 🙂

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