Sometimes, I'm reading for outside reasons (right now, I'm reading YA for the Edwards Award, and New Adult for various articles and webinars) - and sometimes I read for me.
Don't get me wrong, I love YA and New Adult, but the truth is, I like to mix up what I'm reading. And after months reading about teens or young twentysomethings, I want a change -- I want to read about characters that, well, are closer to my age. (This desire is one of the reasons I'm sympathetic to the reader-driven aspect of New Adult, of people wanting to read about those in their own age group.)
So that's the long introduction to me asking you for recommendations.
I want romances featuring women over forty. I prefer contemporary or historical.
Last year, via twitter, I asked for older women/younger men recommendations, leading me to Victoria Dahl. (Alas, I didn't keep that list here -- it's lost in a old tweets.) I'm reading my way through all her books, but the one that introduced me to her was Bad Boys Do
(older woman/younger man, with the woman in her mid-30s). Dahl's newest series starts with a novella (Fanning the Flames: A Girls' Night Out novella ) featuring two forty-somethings (a librarian and a firefighter.)
I also began my over-40 request on twitter Sunday morning, and got the following recommendations. Please chime in with your opinions on these titles or other suggestions!
Pleasure Rush (New York Sabers Football Book 4) by Farrah Rochon
The Trouble With Harry
by Katie MacAlister
Anyone But You
by Jennifer Crusie
Fast Women by Jennifer Crusie
Books by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
A Bad Day for Sorry: A Crime Novel (Stella Hardesty Crime Series Book 1)
by Sophie Littlefield
Apples Should Be Red
by Penny Watson
Any other suggestions? Thanks!
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