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Books to Read if you like Lisa Kleypas

Top Books to Read if you like Lisa Kleypas- Update

One of my most popular posts is Top Ten Books to Read if You Like Lisa Kleypas. However, that post is now 3 years old and I’ve decided it is time for an update. I had picked Lisa Kleypas for this list because she writes amazing books in multiple sub- genres, including historical and contemporary romance. Also in the last three years, I was lucky enough to actually meet Lisa Kleypas!

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Meeting Lisa Kleypas at The Strand Bookstore in February 2018

This time, I’ve decided to create the list a little differently. I picked my favorite Lisa Kleypas books (11 this time!) and recommended one or two books similar to that book.

 

  1. Dreaming of You        330721

    • If you love Derek Craven like I do, you’ll love Joanna Shupe’s Magnate and if you admire Sara and her writing, you’ll love Julia Quinn’s Romancing Mr. Bridgerton. 26025622110384
  2. Blue Eyed- Devil 1756703

    • If Blue-Eyed Devil breaks your heart and then slowly rebuilds it with Hardy Cates’ love, you’ll appreciate Colleen Hoover’s It Ends With Us27362503
  3. Mine till Midnight 693016

    • If Cam Rohan makes your heart flutter and you’re looking for more diverse historical romances, you’ll love An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole. 30237404
  4. Smooth Talking Stranger4066312

    • If you admire Ella and her devotion to her nephew as well as manly men heroes like Jack Travis, you’ll love The Hookup by Kristen Ashley.36408499
  5. Devil in Winter 114166

    • If you love redeemable rakes and wallflower heroine with spines of steel, you’ll appreciate A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare. 11738128
  6. Rainshadow Road 8546771

    • If you love small town romance, you’ll enjoy At Peace by Kristen Ashley. 24922638
  7. Prince of Dreams 693033

    • If you like historical romances set in different time periods and ultra alpha heroes with a love that spans centuries, you’ll like Enslaved by Virginia Henley. 327916
  8. Dream Lake 9285100

    • If you like tortured heroes overcoming traumatic pasts in small towns, you’ll appreciate The Harder You Fall by Gena Showalter.  21848289
  9. Worth Any Price 114168

    • If you love criminal heroes who are redeemable, you’ll enjoy Sarah MacLean’s Wicked and the Wallflower. 35695972
  10. Marrying Winterbourne 26242354

    • If you like self-made heroes and aristocratic heroines, you’ll like Lorraine Heath’s Between the Devil and Desire.4838188
  11. Devil in Spring30179647

    • If you love revisiting former characters and reading the story of their children, you’ll enjoy Beautiful Tempest by Johanna Lindsey. 32620305
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Top Ten Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list and everyone is welcome to join. This week’s theme is “Top Ten Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie to Grant Me”. A book genie would be amazing!

  1. To organize my bookshelf for me!
    I’m so bad at doing that!
  2. To give me more storage and book cases for my books!
  3. To not have to wait for the next book in whatever series I’m reading.
  4. For all books to be free!
  5. For the motivation to write more detailed and interesting reviews.
  6. To actually be able to visit the worlds I read about.

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Top Ten Authors Duos You’d Love To See Write A Book Together

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list and everyone is welcome to join. This week’s theme is “Top Ten Author Dous You’d Love To See Write A Book Together.”

  1. Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter! 

    I want a Immortals After Dark/ Lords of the Underworld crossover!

  2. Sherrilyn Kenyon and J.R. Ward

    Dark-Hunter/ Black Dagger Brotherhood crossover!

  3. Eloisa James and Julia Quinn

  4. Sarah MacLean and Lisa Kleypas

    Writing about competing gambling halls

  5. Jill Shalvis and Kristan Higgins

    That book would be hysterical!

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Top Ten Bookish Things I Want To Quit

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list and everyone is welcome to join. This week’s theme is Top Ten Bookish Things I Want To Quit.

  1. Buying e-copies of books I already own.
  2. Putting off organizing my book case.
  3. Stop delaying donating books to the library.
  4. Reading only romance novels.
  5. Not finishing library books.

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Top Ten Books to Read if You Like Lisa Kleypas

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Check out my updated list of books to read if you like Lisa Klepyas!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list and everyone is welcome to join. This week’s theme is “Ten Books to Read If You Like This Popular Book/Author”. I decided to chose Lisa Kleypas since she writes both historical and contemporary books.

  1. The Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn

    The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1)
    Similar to Lisa Kleypas’ Hathaway series

  2. A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean

    A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels, #1)
    The entire time I was reading this book I kept thinking of Lisa Kleypas’ Dream of You, Derek Craven, sigh.

  3. Lucky Harbor Series by Jill Shalvis

    Simply Irresistible (Lucky Harbor, #1)
    Reminded me of Kleypas’s Friday Harbor series

  4. Duchess Quartet by Eloisa James 

    Duchess in Love (Duchess Quartet, #1)
    The friends in her series reminded me of the Wallflower series.

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Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list and everyone is welcome to join. This week’s theme is “Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR”. I took this to mean books released this fall that I want to read. I really enjoyed this list because now I have an idea for when the books I’m looking forward to are going to be released.

  1. Born of Betrayal by Sherrilyn Kenyon

    Born of Betrayal (The League, #10)
    Release Date: November 3, 2015

  2. Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas

    Cold-Hearted Rake
    Release Date: October 27, 2015

  3. Forever with You by Jennifer Armentrout

    Forever with You (Wait for You #5)
    Release Date: September 29, 2015

  4. Base Instincts by Larissa Ione

    Base Instincts (Demonica, #11.7) (Lords of Deliverance, #6.7)
    Release Date: September 14, 2015

  5. All I Want by Jill Shalvis

    All I Want (Animal Magnetism, #7)
    Release Date: October 6, 2015

  6. Falling Into Bed with a Duke by Lorraine Heath

    Falling Into Bed with a Duke (The Hellions of Havisham, #1)
    Release Date: October 27, 2015

  7. Mad About The Man by Tracy Anne Warren

    Mad About the Man (The Graysons, #3)
    Release Date: October 6, 2015

  8. The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean

    The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal and Scoundrel, #1)
    Release Date: December 29, 2015

  9. Dukes Prefer Blondes by Loretta Chase

    Dukes Prefer Blondes (The Dressmakers, #4)
    Release Date: December 29, 2015

  10. The Striker by Monica McCarty

    The Striker (Highland Guard, #10)
    Release Date: November 24, 2015

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Top Ten Books That Made Me Cry

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list and everyone is welcome to join. This week’s theme is a freebie so I decided to do “Top Ten Books That Made Me Cry”. I’m one of those people who adores books that make me cry so I figured, why not.

  1. Midnight Pleasures by Eloisa James Midnight Pleasures (Pleasures, #2)

    This book makes me sob. Not just cry. Sob. I’m actually not the biggest fan of this book’s plot but whenever I pick it up, I know the emotions I will get from it and that’s why I keep coming back to it.

  2. Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia QuinnThe Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (Bevelstoke, #1)

    This is one of my favorite Julia Quinn books. I think that’s because most of her books are so happy that I was knocked off my feet by the emotions in this one. Case in point, my other favorite Julia Quinn is Romancing Mister Bridgerton, which has similar themes but leaves me grinning the entire book.

  3. The Bollywood Bride by Sonali DevThe Bollywood Bride

    I just read this book recently and I’m pretty sure I sobbed from start to finish.

  4. Dream a  Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth PhillipsDream a Little Dream (Chicago Stars, #4)

    A lot of Susan Elizabeth Phillips books make me cry but I decided to include the two that make me cry the most.

  5. Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Kiss an Angel

  6. Styxx by Sherrilyn KenyonStyxx (Dark-Hunter, #12)

    Oh god. There aren’t words for how much this book makes me cry. It doesn’t matter what I’m in the middle of doing, just the thought of the scene where Styxx is poisoned and dreaming of Bethany and their son. I’m tearing up right now just typing that.

  7. Acheron by Sherrilyn KenyonAcheron (Dark-Hunter, #8)

    I’m still emotionally scarred from that book.

  8. Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa KleypasBlue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2)

    This is my favorite Lisa Kleypas book and I cry through the first 100 pages over what Haven has to suffer through.

  9. Enslaved by Virginia Henley Enslaved

    The scene in the arena where Marcus has to send Diana back. Sobs.

  10. Heart of Obsidian by Nalini SinghHeart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling, #12)

    This book tore my heart out and then pieced it back together.

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Ten Series I Have Yet To Finish

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list and everyone is welcome to join. This week’s theme is “Ten Finished Series I Have Yet To Finish”. However, I amended it this week. So my list is “Ten Series I Have Yet To Finish”.

  1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 

    Outlander (Outlander #1)I read the first two books but I couldn’t bring myself to read the rest. However, I’ll probably watch the entire TV series, depending how far it gets.

  2. Elemental Assassin by Jennifer Estep

    Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1)
    I lost interest about 7 or 8 books in.

  3. Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian

    Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #1)Same as Elemental Assassin, I just lost interest and I was never fan of the alien-vampire story-line anyway

  4. Argeneau Series by Lynsay Sands

    A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1)
    I’ll probably end up picking up this series again. I just didn’t want to buy the last two books and my library didn’t have them

  5. Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

    Iced (Fever, #6) I read the Fever series but wasn’t really interested in Iced. Like the Argeneau series, I’ll eventually go back and finish it.

  6. Black Dagger Brotherhood by  J.R. Ward

    The Shadows (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #13)

    I know I’ll continue this series but I bought a copy of The Shadows when it came out and it has been sitting at the end of my bed for 5 months. For some reason, I just can’t bring myself to read it.

    I just realized most of these series are paranormal. Huh, that’s interesting .

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Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list and everyone is welcome to join. This week’s theme is “Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With”. This was a hard list for me. I had to go through my Goodreads lists to see which books I gave lower ratings. And still only came up with 3.

  1. Cathy and Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

    Wuthering Heights
    I tried to read this book in high school and hated it the entire time. Cathy and Heathcliff are just terrible people. Not a fan.

  2. Johnny Jefferson from Baby Be Mine by Paige Toon

    Baby Be Mine (Johnny Be Good, #2)
    I randomly downloaded and read this book one night. It realized too late that it was a sequel and that you really need read the first book. I made a mistake by trying to stick it out through the book. Johnny was a stereotypical, horrible rock star and the heroine wasn’t much better.

  3. Emma Woodhouse from Emma by Jane Austen 

    Emma When I first read Emma a few years ago, I really wasn’t a fan of the heroine, which had surprised me because I really liked Jane Austen’s other works, especially Persuasion. I recently watched the YouTube adaptation of Emma, Emma Approved, and found the main character a lot more likable and relatable. Maybe I’ll reread the book and form new opinions about Emma.

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Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught Romance Novels 101

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list and everyone is welcome to join. This week’s theme is”Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught Romance Novels 101″

  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

    Pride and Prejudice The most classic romance novel of all time and the one of the genre founders.

  2. These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer

    These Old Shades (Alastair, #1)
    To my everlasting shame, I’ve never read Georgette Heyer but this book of hers was recommended and her contributions to the genre are extremely important.

  3. Skye O’Malley by Bertrice Small (Bodice Ripper)
    Skye O'Malley (O'Malley Saga, #1)

    I thought about going with The Flame and the Flower but I never actually got through that book. Skye O’Malley, I did read, and can serve as both a representative for old school bodice ripper romances and as a contrast to the evolution of romance novels over the last 20 years.

  4. Dangerous Books for Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels Explained by Maya Rodale

    Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels Explained: Expanded Edition
    This book is excellent for the history of romance novels and the negative reputation they have.

  5. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase (Historical Romance)

    Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels, #3)
    Often viewed as the best romance novel, this book is a must!

  6. It Had To Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Contemporary Romance)

    It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars #1)
    Susan Elizabeth Phillips is the best of the best when it comes to contemporary romance!

  7. Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh (Paranormal Romance)

    Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1)
    Nalini Singh shows the beauty of paranormal romance.

  8. Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (Historical Romance)

    Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4)One of the best historical romances, and one with an older heroine, that I have ever read!

  9. Magic Bites by  Ilona Andrews (Urban Fantasy)

    Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)
    Nothing can beat the world-building in the Kate Daniels series!

  10. The Professional by  Kresley Cole (Erotic Romance)

    The Professional (The Game Maker, #1)
    I wanted to included a well-written erotic romance to show that not every erotica is Fifty Shades of Grey.

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