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94 comments posted.

Re: Tempest (1:53pm March 27):

My comfort books are Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase,
Josh & Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren,
Rescue Me by Rachel Gibson, Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie, I've
Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella and Vision in White by
Nora Roberts. PS I loved Born in Fire and Well Met, too!

Re: Last Chance Rodeo (9:54pm July 30, 2019):

This sounds heart wrenching on a few levels!

Re: Love at First Bark (9:27pm July 30, 2019):

I love the stories that incorporate dogs and other animals,
especially if they end up being part of a healing process
for the characters.

Re: The Sweetest Things (7:21pm July 30, 2019):

Decorating the Christmas tree!

Re: Heart's Desire (1:41pm May 22, 2019):

Hi Wendy! I met you at HRR last year! Maybe I will see you at the book signing at RWA this year. It's a train ride away! The book sounds great & I love the cover!

Re: Smitten by the Brit (1:38pm May 22, 2019):

Great interview! Melonie, I see you are on the list for the RWA Literacy signing, so maybe I will meet you in NY and get some signed copies in July!

Re: Smooth Moves (1:31pm May 22, 2019):

Hi Marie! I am a huge fan of your McCauley Brothers series & hope to read your other series soon!

Re: The Magnolia Inn (1:26pm January 15, 2019):

I'm so looking forward to reading this! I love Carolyn's
books! Thanks for the interview.

Re: Earl to the Rescue (1:55pm November 29, 2018):

Great excerpt! I'm intrigued!

Re: My Forever Home (1:51pm November 29, 2018):

Sounds like a cute romance!

Re: Cowboy SEAL Homecoming (8:26pm January 10, 2018):

I love that Lillian Bowman! What a great character!

Re: Scandalous Ever After (9:48pm July 16, 2017):

I would rather read than go out!

Re: A Family Under the Christmas Tree (7:24pm October 31, 2016):

Every Christmas, my step mother's family invites us over
for excellent Italian food. Unfortunately, everyone moved
out of state this year, so it will be a memory. :(

Re: Only Her (3:01pm September 28, 2016):

Hi Sandra! We have a rabbit, named Rabbit. LOL.

Re: When a Marquis Chooses a Bride (10:33pm September 1, 2016):

I am looking forward to reading this! Love the excerpt!

Re: A Scandalous Adventure (1:30pm August 3, 2016):

Our honeymoon in Hawaii!

Re: If the Earl Only Knew (12:54pm July 10, 2016):

Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas. Simon kisses
Annabelle, whom he just met, in a dark theater.

Re: Always My Girl (12:37pm July 10, 2016):

The McCauley Family by Marie Harte.

Re: Close To You (11:13am May 2, 2016):

I'm knackered from 12 hours of driving on Saturday!

Re: Romancing the Ranger (2:51pm March 18, 2016):

If I am on the treadmill, music is a must, especially to keep the pace!

Re: One Texas Cowboy Too Many (10:50pm March 3, 2016):

Just gross!

Re: Highland Spitfire (9:18pm February 24, 2016):

The Devil Wears Plaid by Teresa Medeiros seems true to it's
time. I would go for the scene where they were "camping"
out after Jamie kidnaps Emmaline.

Re: How To Wrangle A Cowboy (8:13pm February 10, 2016):

My husband & I worked for the same company, but never met
until a happy hour. Then, the next day, he happened to be
at my gym. We started talking & the rest is history!

Re: Love Walks In (6:39pm February 3, 2016):

Sounds cute! Obviously, the attraction is there. Looking
forward to finding out the mystery!

Re: A Gentleman for All Seasons (7:18pm November 14, 2015):

I love the pretty dresses & tight breeches, rules &
manners, flowery language.

Re: Duke of Scandal (1:19am October 22, 2015):

Date the bad boy & marry the good guy!

Re: Welcome to Hickville High (6:07pm October 17, 2015):

I went to Dallas a long time ago, to visit a friend who had
moved down from NY. I actually have a cousin down there
now, so would love to go back.

Re: First Time With A Highlander (6:01pm October 17, 2015):

I have attended a few book release parties, but it is hard
to find time to sit for the full event. Some authors are
auto-buys on release day.

Re: Counterfeit Countess (11:51pm September 6, 2015):

I love humor in romance! I also have to be able to
empathize with the hero and heroine, and for them to have a
romantic love story.

Re: 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake (9:59pm May 6, 2015):

Happy belated birthday! It was my brother's 56th birthday
on the 5th! Can't wait to read the book!

Re: Heartbreak Cove (7:59pm March 8, 2015):

I love romances that also have animal rescue stories!

Re: Sweet Surprise (12:04pm January 28, 2015):

Thanks for the interview & yummy recipe! I have been loving
this series so far!

Re: How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy (9:42pm January 16, 2015):

I love seeing the secondary characters & how they play a
part in the HEA, as well as getting their own! Good luck
with the new book, Vanessa!

Re: More Than A Duke (9:37pm January 16, 2015):

I would want a good heart, sense of humor, loyalty. And if
he was tall, dark & handsome with a nice smile, that would
be OK, too!

Re: The Millionaire Rogue (10:03pm January 8, 2015):

In the movie A Cinderella Story, there is a kiss on the
bleachers in the rain near the end of the movie. He says
"C'mere." Very swoon-worthy!

Re: You're So Fine (8:07pm January 2, 2015):

Hi Kieran!I must have a HEA! I need to finish reading with
a smile on my face! As for being brave this year, I really
need to take steps to starting a new job/career. It's time!

Re: New Year's in Napa (8:11am November 29, 2014):

Darn Good Cowboy Christmas by Carolyn Brown is a good 2nd
chance holiday story!

Re: The Doctor's Fake Fiancee (12:16pm October 26, 2014):

I think you covered it!

Re: What a Lady Needs for Christmas (7:40pm October 7, 2014):

Looking forward to reading this new book! I don't find the
holidays particularly stressful, since I only have to show
up! However, I like your idea about getting fresh air - I
always try to get at least a 15 min walk, weather
permitting.

Re: Cowboy Boots for Christmas (7:36pm October 7, 2014):

So glad this book is finally out! As for another Christmas
miracle story, Lori Wilde had a good one - A Cowboy for
Christmas.

Re: Bridging Two Hearts (11:52pm October 4, 2014):

I love the premise for your story! I can imagine no one in
the military wanting to share information. I am just
surprised that they even passed you to the next person!

Re: In Bed with a Rogue (10:29pm September 3, 2014):

I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this book. Loved it!

Re: Taming the Country Star (1:38pm June 22, 2014):

I love country music! Can't wait to read this!

Re: Playing It Close (11:32pm April 8, 2014):

I have never seen a rugby match. I would think the guys were
as big as football players, but more rugged & less protected.

Re: Desperately Seeking Suzanna (3:58pm March 14, 2014):

Cheesecake!

Re: The Bride Insists (3:56pm March 14, 2014):

I never saw the movie. I think a lot of "black sheep", particularly in historical romance, are self-imposed black sheep. One example would be Rupert Carsington in Loretta Chase's Mr. Impossible. He thinks his other family members have more important accomplishments & always belittles himself, but he really is a hero.

Re: The MacGregor's Lady (8:43pm February 7, 2014):

How do you keep up with all of the media blitzing & still have time to write so many wonderful books?

Re: What The Groom Wants (8:35pm February 7, 2014):

Side by side, facing each other, one leg over. Love your little Squidges!

Re: The Bad Boy Billionaire's Wicked Arrangement (10:46am January 4, 2014):

Actually, your setting sounds perfect! In a library & in disguise!

Re: If Wishes Were Earls (10:29pm December 30, 2013):

Sounds like a lot of fun! Brothers always add a little spice to the story!

Re: The Wedding Game (10:28am November 24, 2013):

I don't think I would. It is kind of scary to think about! The book sounds good, though!

Re: A Song At Twilight (10:48am November 18, 2013):

I like Adrian & Evelyn Hadley-Attwater in Victoria Alexander's My Wicked Little Lies. They are both spies. I think it is interesting when the couples have professions.

Re: A Lady's Secret Weapon (7:56pm October 18, 2013):

I like both!

Re: Her Accidental Boyfriend (8:15pm October 14, 2013):

My husband worked for my company, but I only knew him by
sight. I was introduced to him at happy hour, but he was
talking to someone else. The next day, I saw him at the gym!
He sat next to me on the bike & the rest is history!

Re: To Wed A Wicked Highlander (2:55pm September 20, 2013):

I am in the middle of dreading job applications. Ugh! I'm too old for this crap!

Re: The Good Wife (11:45pm September 3, 2013):

I can imagine your heart breaking as you wrote this & I expect
I will cry some reading it. That being said, I look forward to
reading it!

Re: What the Bride Wore (7:45pm August 30, 2013):

There are a ton of great books out there! I lean toward
historical & contemporary romance. I love Laura Florand's
contemporary books, like The Chocolate Thief, which are very
sensual.

Re: Surrender To Sultry (11:50pm August 22, 2013):

I love stories about reformed bad boys! Looking forward to
this one!

Re: Cowboy Seeks Bride (11:48pm August 22, 2013):

Oh, this series is great & I have loved all of the characters,
so it is sad to see it come to an end! However, I will look
forward to your future series & I even need to go back & read
some of the older ones!

Re: Last Chance Reunion (5:33pm August 21, 2013):

I like contemporary & historical romance, and some suspense or
a little paranormal mixed in sometimes.

Re: Once Upon A Tartan (1:59pm August 15, 2013):

The type of law you do must be heart-breaking. I can see how
certain situations could generate ideas you may be able to use
in writing.

Re: Rugged Hearts (1:58pm July 24, 2013):

I had an English teacher in high school that was a great
teacher - I took a World Lit class from him - and he inspired
my love for reading. I was a Lit major in college, too.

Re: Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe (8:26pm July 19, 2013):

My daughter had me bake cupcakes the other day! LOL! She had
been begging me for a week, but it is so hot, who feels like
turning on the oven?

Re: Winning a Bride (9:34pm July 6, 2013):

Novellas are fine, but if you would rather write a whole book,
I will gladly read that, too! The new series sounds really
good!

Re: Wish You Were Here (8:41pm June 27, 2013):

Thank you so much for the excerpt! I must read this book! I,
too remember reading all summer. I used to be able to walk
to the library & we could take out 10 books at a time! We
also used to have a cabin on a lake that we went to for a
couple of weeks every summer. My mother hated the mess, but
we loved being able to walk out the door & go swimming. I
also had my first kiss up there!

Re: All Out of Love (7:31pm June 25, 2013):

Great bunch of authors on that list! I picked out you & Jill
Shalvis, and the Kristan Higgins entries make sense, too!
Cute!

Re: Lady Vivian Defies A Duke (10:02pm May 23, 2013):

I read a lot of series books & I do like to see
reappearances of characters in previous books. There are a
few that have sisters - like Jill Shalvis' first 3 in the
Lucky Harbor series & Christie Ridgway's Three Kisses
series. Robyn Carr's Virgin River series & Carolyn Brown's
Spikes & Spurs series are great, too! And I have really been
loving your series too! Can't wait to read this book!

Re: Kissing the Maid of Honor (2:16pm May 22, 2013):

Ryan Reynolds

Re: Seducing Charlotte (8:24pm May 18, 2013):

Oh, it doesn't bother me at all! I would buy it!

Re: A Wedding In Springtime (10:20pm May 2, 2013):

I would probably be more comfortable with a Regency rogue - I
think they bathe more! However, the rugged Highlander would
probably be more muscled! Hard to pick!

Re: Night Demon (6:06pm April 14, 2013):

Yes, there definitely has to be a brain along with the brawn.A
sense of humor is helpful, too! And, of course the heroine's
will be smart,too!

Re: Darius (12:37pm April 4, 2013):

I usually procrastinate as long as possible! Then, I break things down into chunks & do a little at a time. I take care of the priorities first.

Re: Identity Crisis (6:37pm April 1, 2013):

I live on Long Island, so it is a relatively short ride to
NYC. I have been to MOMA & The Met. Also went to the
Guggenheim for a fashion exhibit. I think Monet is my
favorite painter, but we went to a Van Gogh exhibit at MOMA
& that was great, too! Interesting about the forgeries. I am
sure I wouldn't be able to tell!

Re: Once Tempted (6:30pm April 1, 2013):

My first trip with my husband was to Antigua & it was when
we had been dating for only 3 months. It was his idea, but I
think he was getting cold feet before we even went. The
plane ride was a little tense, but we took a nap when we got
there & it ended up being a very relaxing & romantic
vacation. That was 24 years ago & we've been married for 22!

Re: If You Give A Rake A Ruby (10:08pm March 21, 2013):

Sexy & handsome, for sure. Some sort of negative history to
overcome, but someone with a good heart. Sense of humor is
good, too.

Re: The Autumn Bride (7:47pm January 30, 2013):

I don't belong to a book group. I like to read & enjoy a book
without analyzing it. I was a literature major in college &
had enough of that back then! At this point, I will comment on
blogs, but don't have any friends that enjoy the type of
romance novels I read, which are historical & contemporary.

Re: Deck the Halls With Love (7:41pm January 30, 2013):

Most of the time, the interesting secondary characters do
get their own book or novella. I am thinking of Loretta
Chase's Scandal Wears Satin & the secondary character is
Clara, who was originally supposed to marry the hero. She
wouldn't allow him to marry her out of obligation, knowing
that he loved someone else.

Re: Fall Into You (11:20am January 20, 2013):

I like to read the series books in order. Sometimes, if I see a new book, I go to the author's website to see if it is in a series, so I make sure to read them in order. I do sometimes read a holiday book out of sequence, just to get it read in the season!

Re: The Missing Manuscript Of Jane Austen (8:51pm January 6, 2013):

Thanks for the insight. Your book sounds really good!

Re: In His Brother's Place (8:49pm January 6, 2013):

I like both contemporary & historical romance.

Re: Secret Santa Baby (8:40pm December 27, 2012):

Love the cover! And the story sounds great, too! Have a Happy New Year!

Re: The Billionaire's Christmas Baby (8:37pm December 27, 2012):

I am thankful that my husband, my kids & I are all in good health. Have a very Happy New Year!

Re: How To Tame A Willful Wife (7:55pm November 16, 2012):

I totally agree with your assessment of romance novels. I need that happy ending & even to know it is going to come. I love that the characters find a way despite the obstacles. Historical romance has extra obstacles to work with, as there were so many more rules of what was acceptable & what was not. Can't wait to read your book!

Re: A Wedding In Apple Grove (7:50pm November 16, 2012):

Thanks for the preview! This sounds like something I would like to read, so I am putting it on my list. So glad there are websites like Fresh Fiction to introduce new authors & books.Have a great week-end!

Re: In the Line of Duty (10:00pm August 26, 2012):

I love the dialogue & the characters seem believable & sympathetic. Can't wait to read this story!

Re: Blame It On Texas (11:11pm August 25, 2012):

Love the book excerpt. Can't wait to read this! I read to escape, most definately, and I am drawn to romance novels with humor. You get laughs and a HEA! What more could you ask for?

Re: The Secret Mistress (7:58am August 1, 2012):

I took this book out from the library & Edward is a great character & definately lovable! Another beta hero that comes to mind is Jeremy in Stephanie Laurens' "In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster", who is also a great character. And yummy Carter in Nora Roberts' "Vision in White". I love Alpha or Beta hero's, as long as there is romance!

Re: First Do No Evil (11:07pm July 1, 2012):

Sorry, for suspense & romance. I like some description, but I don't need too much detail.

Re: First Do No Evil (11:05pm July 1, 2012):

Definately, a few love/sex scenes are in order for suspense

Re: Lessons in Loving A Laird (6:44pm June 27, 2012):

I was in college & living off campus. I invited a guy over for a home cooked meal. I made roast beef, twice baked potatoes & not sure what else, but how often do you eat like that in college? After dinner, he said he was going to a party in his dorm, didn't invite me & showed up downtown with another girl later on. I just couldn't believe it!

Re: The Marriage Bargain (7:18pm June 15, 2012):

When Harry Met Sally, when Harry runs all through the city to go up to Sally at a New Years Eve party, to tell her he wants to spend the rest of his life with her.

Re: More Than A Stranger (11:17pm June 2, 2012):

Go! I'm sure it is beautiful, although I doubt the kilts are an everyday thing! Good luck!

Re: The Taming Of A Scottish Princess (9:50am May 23, 2012):

I think I'd go for the sexy nerd hero, too. ALthough, reading romance novels, I'm with Barbara, that I always like the heros. Otherwise I wouldn't read the book!

Re: The Proposal (9:46pm May 3, 2012):

I love Mary's books! The new one looks intreguing. Looking forward to reading it!

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