Women are complicated creatures. Sometimes we want a light-hearted romance read that will make us laugh after a tough day in the real world. And other times...well, other times we want the direct opposite. Sometimes we just need a good ugly-cry, you know? With that in mind, here are our picks for the best 10 tear jerkers that will break your heart, then put it right back together again.
(Listed in no particular order)
For reasons known only to the Big Guy upstairs, NYTimes and USA Today Best Selling author Darynda Jones won both a Golden Heart and a RITA for her manuscript FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT. But even before that, she couldn’t remember a time she wasn’t putting pen to paper. When she was five, she would pick up a pencil and notepad, scribble utter chaos onto the page and ask her mom to read her masterpiece aloud. Thankfully, her mother would play along. Later she wrote plays for the neighborhood kids, made up stories for her brother as he played cars, and fell in love with Captain Kirk. Those raging, seven-year-old hormones only fueled her imagination, prompting her to create fantastical stories for Barbie and Ken to enact. Ken was such a bad boy back then.
So, not too long ago, we ran a “best of” list post featuring our favorite biker reads. The response was completely overwhelming. (Y’all love your bikers, don’t ya? We DIG that about you!) We received so many suggestions that we spent weeks sequestered in the reading cave working our way through a TBR mountain of biker romances. And guess what? You guys were right! There are even more sexy bikers out there than even we were aware of. With that in mind, here are our additional picks for sexy romance heroes guaranteed to fill the hole in your heart Jax Teller left behind:
So, I’ve been wondering lately if it’s time to call it quits with romantic suspense. You know, have the standard “it’s not you, it’s me” conversation and go our separate ways. It’s a tough decision because we’ve had some good times, romantic suspense and I. And there’s no denying that Cynthia Eden, Shannon K. Butcher, Kaylea Cross, and Katie Reus—just to name a few—are masters who’ve provided me with hours and hours of sexy, alpha book boyfriends, feisty heroines, and scary, sicko serial killers worthy of their own guest spots on Criminal Minds. But for every great romantic suspense I’ve read from the masters, I’ve read five more that featured crap that just irked the bejesus out of me. Stuff like:
I don’t know about you, but my track record with neighbors is kind of crappy. I’ve lived next door to creepy peeping Tom neighbors, suspected serial-killer neighbors, hoarder neighbors...you name the weirdo and I’ve lived next door to him (or her). But hot, sexy neighbors? Nope. I’ve never been that fortunate. Doesn’t stop me from loving a good romance read about them, though. With that in mind, here are our top picks for the top 11 too-good-to-be-true neighbors in romance today: