In times of stress, I comfort read. That means I will turn to my favorite authors and re-read something of theirs--even something I've read many, many times before. These are but a few of those authors:
She'll rip your heart out and leave you in a snotty puddle of your own tears...but in a good way. :) Where to start: I have a full guide right here.
She'll make you laugh until you snort and scare your pets (or spouse). Where to start: For contemporary, start with You Complicate Me, and for paranormal, go ahead and download the Harper Hall Investigations box set. (Trust me...once you start reading, you won't want to stop, and the box set is more bang for your buck.)
Emotional, sexy, unforgettable romances. Where to start: The Ones Who Got Away.
Witty banter for DAYS. Where to start: Anywhere would be fine, but I particularly loved Come Back to Bed and Bossy Christmas.
High-stakes, super hot romance with characters I can always relate to. Where to start: Every book is awesome, but I say start with herI-Team series (book 1 is Extreme Exposure).
Edge-of-your-seat, sexy paranormal romance FULL of feisty heroines and hot alpha males. Where to start: A Vampire Bewitched.
If you don't adore this woman and her historical romance, I'm sorry, but we can't be friends. Where to start: Every book is awesome, and you could pretty much start anywhere, but my advice is to start with Forbidden.
The humor! Reyes! The paranormal action! Reyes! Hilarious banter and quick-as-lightning plots! Reyes!!! Where to start: First Grave on the Right.
The perfect balance of humor, high-stakes action, and hot romance. Where to start: Darkness Dawns.
Books that are a little dark, a little twisty, and totally hot and engaging. Where to start: Either Dark Protector, or The Bad Guy.
Brittainy C. Cherry
Her books deliver so many feels you won't know what to do with all of them. Try Disgrace. You'll never regret it.
All it took was one book over a decade ago to completely hook me on every word this author has to say. She's an auto-buy for me. I don't even read the blurbs or look at the covers. Where to start: I'm going to suggest starting with the book that hooked me, Texas Destiny. But honestly, you could pick a book at random and you'll be hooked forever.