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Hi, everyone! Sorry to be quiet. I’m working on revisions for one story and copy-edits for another (and, whoops–doing taxes! Gah!).

I’ll be chatty again real soon.

Today, I have a question for you.  Do you remember the book that hooked you on romance novels?  For me, the book was The Pirate by Jayne Ann Krentz.  Since that book, I’ve had to read every story that JAK has published.  She hooked me!

But who hooked you?

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14 responses to “The book that hooked me…”

  1. Edie says:

    Mine might have been Pride & Prejudice when I was a teenager. I devoured all the Jane Austen books after that, and never lost my taste for romances.

    I read all of JAK’s books, too. :)

  2. Viki says:

    It was Rash Reckless Love by Valerie Sherwood. I read the entire series and wanted more. Then becoming an engineer took over and I didn’t read another “for pleasure” book for almost 15 years. Boy am I happy I finally discovered reading again.

  3. e_bookpushers says:

    For me it is a toss-up between two different books. One titled A ROSE IN WINTER by Kathleen Woodiwiss and the other titled THE BRIDE by Julie Garwood. I had to sneak and read both of them from my mom’s collection and that did it. I haven’t looked back since. I still re-read both of those at least once a year.

  4. Barb P says:

    Hey Cynthia! One of the first books that hooked me was a 2 book series by JAK also. One of them was called Gift of Gold. I loved those books and I read them over & over as a matter of fact I still have them. They were on the paranormal side and of course that really attracted me (big surprise huh!)Have a good one.

  5. It’s been a slippery slope since I first read Lynn Viehl’s Darkyn series. Since then, I’ve gotten hooked on Laurell K. Hamilton, YOU!, Sherilynn Kenyon, Karen Marie Moning, Christine Feehan, Jaime Rush, Rhiannon Byrd, Brenda Joyce, and Gena Showalter.

  6. Brandy says:

    I don’t remember if it was Jayne Ann Krentz or Mary Stewart! It’s been SO long. I want to say Mary Stewart and Thornyhold.

  7. Wendi says:

    I got started late in the paranormal romance genre – Wow! was I missing great books!! JR Ward and her Blackdagger Brotherhood hooked me and I LOVE Your Midnight Sins!! Can’t wait to read more of your books! :)

  8. The romance that hooked me when I was 12 was “Devil’s Desire” by Laurie McBain. Soon after that, I started sneaking off with all my mother’s books, which also included Kathleen E. Woodiwess and Rosemary Rogers. Pretty strong stuff for a sixth grader, but I was completely hooked. :)

  9. Cynthia Eden says:

    Hi, Edie! JAK is very addictive, isn’t she?

    Viki, I am so glad you’re discovering the pleasure of reading again!

    ebookpushers–I LOVE The Bride! That one is still on my keeper shelf.

    Ack! Barb–I’ve got that book! And Gift of Fire! Love those!

    Hi, Robin! Thanks for including me on your list. :-)

    Brandy, it’s fun to see that many of us mention JAK.

    Thank you, Wendi!! I’m glad you enjoyed Midnight Sins.

    Hey, Kate! Oh, I like the title Devil’s Desire. I’ll have to go google that one!

  10. Aimee says:

    For me, it was Skin Deep by Nora Roberts. I found it in a desk drawer when I started a new job back in 1997 and have been hooked ever since :)

  11. Marisa says:

    I can’t remember. I’ve read romance novels all my life, but JAK is a special author for me too… and “Pride and prejudice”, of course.

  12. CatsMeow says:

    I think the first one I read was Outlander by Diane Gabaldon. That was many years ago. I just started getting the CD versions from the library and listening to them at work. It’s really fun listening to the narrator who has a wonderful range of accents to go with the characters.

  13. Dani C. says:

    Actually it was JAK for me as well. I have read everything she has ever written… under every names she uses!! :)

  14. Rach says:

    The first romance type book I read, other than Sweet Valley High in my pre-teens, was Rockstar by Jackie Collins. After I read that book I had to read all her others which somehow transitioned me to Nora Roberts and I kept finding great romance books and authors from there. Funny to see where it all started.