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message 1: by namericanwordcat (last edited Aug 30, 2013 10:52AM) (new)

namericanwordcat | 242 comments I am looking for books where the hero or heroine does something differnt for work. They are not a duke or a governess in a historical They are not a rocker, fighter CEO, librarian, cop, in a contemporary. Not a vampier slayer, Alpha, healer, enforcer in a paranormal, you get the idea!

I have a bit of a list going if you want to take a peek.

I would love your recs!

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/42...


message 2: by Pamela (new)

Pamela The Lost Husband A Novel by Katherine Center The h is helping out on her aunt's goat farm. H is a handyman.


message 3: by Jane (new)

Jane (star_gazing_janey) | 41 comments what about Seduction and Snacks (Chocolate Lovers, #1) by Tara Sivec ?


message 4: by Pamela(AllHoney), Danger Zone (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 1706 comments Mod
Oh neat list. Have to think about this one.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More) (gatadelafuente) | 9700 comments Mod
Desarae in Connelly's Flame (The Megalodon Team, #3) restores old cars for a living. I think that's a cool and distinctive job for a heroine.


message 6: by McGee Magoo (new)

McGee Magoo I thought that the Rat Catcher in The Proposition by Judith Ivory was interesting


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More) (gatadelafuente) | 9700 comments Mod
Shannon wrote: "I thought that the Rat Catcher in The Proposition by Judith Ivory was interesting"

And Edwina is a linguist, which is also an interesting career.


message 8: by Lisa Kay (last edited Aug 30, 2013 05:32PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 27 comments I started listening to Start Me Up (Tumble Creek, #2) by Victoria Dahl and the heroine is an auto mechanic. Of course, so is Mercy Thompson...


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More) (gatadelafuente) | 9700 comments Mod
I love Mercy!!!


message 10: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 27 comments Lady Danielle aka The Book Huntress wrote: "I love Mercy!!!"

Ditto.


message 11: by namericanwordcat (new)

namericanwordcat | 242 comments Oh these all look fun!


message 12: by Oleander (last edited Aug 30, 2013 06:02PM) (new)

Oleander | 52 comments Amelia Grey restores graveyards in the Graveyard Queen series

Harper Connelly finds dead people in Gravesight.

Savannah is an illusionist in the Dark series by Christine Feehan and several other of her heroines have jobs like doctors and such

Sudden Response by R. L. Matthewson - they are EMS workers.


message 13: by namericanwordcat (new)

namericanwordcat | 242 comments Cool!


message 14: by Oleander (last edited Aug 30, 2013 06:09PM) (new)

Oleander | 52 comments Her One Desire by Kimberly Killion
the heroine is the daughter of the king's chief executioner and torturer. it's not a job per se but she is active in the prison This is a good read too


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More) (gatadelafuente) | 9700 comments Mod
My Lord Jack has a hero who is actually an executioner and the heroine is a courtesan.


message 16: by McGee Magoo (new)

McGee Magoo I haven't read this yet, but isn't he an orderly in a mental hospital? That's something you don't read everyday. After Hours by Cara McKenna


message 17: by McGee Magoo (new)

McGee Magoo Okay, here's one. i was just looking at amazon freebies and I read the blurb, knew I had to share. Desert Guardian by Karen Duvall
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DG8KCKG/?...

He's a cult-intervention specialist-and ex-cultist. Crazy.


message 18: by namericanwordcat (new)

namericanwordcat | 242 comments After Hours is a great read.

And yes, that is a crazy freebie lol


message 19: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 395 comments Oleander wrote: "Amelia Grey restores graveyards in the Graveyard Queen series

Harper Connelly finds dead people in Gravesight.

Savannah is an illusionist in the Dark series by Christine Feehan and several other ..."


I love the Graveyard Queen series, it starts with
The Restorer (Graveyard Queen, #1) by Amanda Stevens


message 20: by Jane (last edited Sep 08, 2013 12:56PM) (new)

Jane (star_gazing_janey) | 41 comments Hope Breaks (Hope Trilogy, #1) by Alice Bello a novella, the h is a romance novel cover photographer/designer and the H works in TLE dept at Walmart.


Paganalexandria  | 354 comments I really liked Dance For Me by Helena Newbury because the hero was an design engineer and the heroine was a ballet student. They meet because he is using the movement of dance to inspire his project.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More) (gatadelafuente) | 9700 comments Mod
Jane wrote: "Hope Breaks (Hope Trilogy, #1) by Alice Bello a novella, the h is a romance novel cover photographer/designer and the H works in TLE dept at Walmart."

Other than Where the Heart Is, I've never read a book where the MC worked at Walmart. That's kinda cool!


message 23: by namericanwordcat (new)

namericanwordcat | 242 comments That is cool but I read in a review that the sexy time language is well it takes you out of the moment lol


message 24: by Paganalexandria (last edited Sep 08, 2013 10:30PM) (new)

Paganalexandria  | 354 comments Simon in Wallbanger by Alice Clayton was a photojournalist. This is a really good book too. Vic in Wicked Burn by Beth Kery is a playwright.


message 25: by Sharmila (new)

Sharmila | 67 comments Agree Paganalexandria... Wall Banger is really good.

About Last Night by Ruthie Knox Nev is an artist.
Blind Obsession by Ella Frank Philipe is an artist and Gemma a reporter. This is a deep book. But so good.
Playing for Keeps (A Neighbor from Hell, #1) by R.L. Mathewson was good too.

Your request was a little hard but kinda made me think after going though my books. I really love what your not looking for wordcat... Gotta change stuff up on my reading list. Lol


message 26: by namericanwordcat (new)

namericanwordcat | 242 comments Thanks! Makes things fun!


message 27: by Darcy (new)

Darcy (sunnytat462) | 702 comments The Remains of the Dead (A Ghost Dusters Mystery, #1) by Wendy Roberts , the main character cleans up crimes scenes and can talk to ghosts.


message 29: by McGee Magoo (new)

McGee Magoo The one that was a drifter sounds interesting. Homeless hero.


message 30: by namericanwordcat (last edited Sep 09, 2013 04:01PM) (new)

namericanwordcat | 242 comments Right? It did. When Summer Comes (Whiskey Creek, #3) by Brenda Novak


message 31: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More), Loves 'Em Lethal (last edited Sep 11, 2013 01:24PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More) (gatadelafuente) | 9700 comments Mod
Negotiating Skills by Laurel Cremant heroine is a computer programmer.


message 32: by Bev (new)

Bev (bevadc) | 6 comments Strangest one I have read was in Special Offers (Coursodon Dimension, #1) by M.L. Ryan . The heroine is a chincilla milker at a small artisan cheese factory. And the hero hunts down criminals who escaped from another dimension.


message 33: by Paganalexandria (last edited Sep 14, 2013 12:17AM) (new)

Paganalexandria  | 354 comments This book The Last Mermaid by Shana Abe contains 3 stories. The last one had a heroine that was a telephone psychic like Miss Cleo.


message 34: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Walking After Midnight by Karen Robards - heroine cleans up crime scenes

Working Stiff (Revivalist, #1) by Rachel Caine - heroine manages a funeral home


message 35: by namericanwordcat (new)

namericanwordcat | 242 comments Interesting!


message 36: by McGee Magoo (new)

McGee Magoo Bev wrote: "Strangest one I have read was in Special Offers (Coursodon Dimension, #1) by M.L. Ryan. The heroine is a chincilla milker at a small artisan cheese factory. And the hero hunts down criminals who escaped from another..."

ROFLMAO! Bev, I don't think anything could top that!


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More) (gatadelafuente) | 9700 comments Mod
Bev wrote: "Strangest one I have read was in Special Offers (Coursodon Dimension, #1) by M.L. Ryan. The heroine is a chincilla milker at a small artisan cheese factory. And the hero hunts down criminals who escaped from another..."

Wow!


message 38: by namericanwordcat (new)

namericanwordcat | 242 comments Nope.


message 39: by Sonya (new)

Sonya Heaney I'm reading Anything for Her by Janice Kay Johnson at the moment. The hero is a stonemason and the heroine runs a quilting business.


message 40: by Sonya (new)

Sonya Heaney There's also Tara Janzen's romantic suspense series. All of her heroines have unusual jobs. For example, in the first one - Crazy Hot (Steele Street, #1) by Tara Janzen - the heroine works with dinosaur bones.

Crazy Cool (Steele Street, #2) by Tara Janzen Crazy Wild (Steele Street, #3) by Tara Janzen Crazy Kisses (Steele Street, #4) by Tara Janzen Crazy Love (Steele Street, #5) by Tara Janzen Crazy Sweet (Steele Street, #6) by Tara Janzen On the Loose (Steele Street, #7) by Tara Janzen Cutting Loose (Steele Street, #8) by Tara Janzen Loose and Easy (Steele Street, #9) by Tara Janzen Breaking Loose (Steele Street, #10) by Tara Janzen Loose Ends (Steele Street, #11) by Tara Janzen


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) Haunted on Bourbon Street (Jade Calhoun, #1) by Deanna Chase - teaches glass blowing class


message 42: by namericanwordcat (new)

namericanwordcat | 242 comments Sonya Heaney wrote: "There's also Tara Janzen's romantic suspense series. All of her heroines have unusual jobs. For example, in the first one - Crazy Hot (Steele Street, #1) by Tara Janzen - the heroine works with dinosaur bones.

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How much romance is in these?


message 43: by Sonya (last edited Sep 23, 2013 08:41AM) (new)

Sonya Heaney namericanwordcat wrote: "Sonya Heaney wrote: "There's also Tara Janzen's romantic suspense series. All of her heroines have unusual jobs. For example, in the first one - Crazy Hot (Steele Street, #1) by Tara Janzen - the heroine works wit..."

They're definitely romances and fairly steamy, I guess. Hmm, I guess you could say they're on the same level as Cindy Gerard, Christy Reece or Lori Foster, but the themes are a little more outrageous (as you can tell by the packaging). Romantic suspense that's a little bit more fun than the others, who write more serious stuff...


message 44: by namericanwordcat (new)

namericanwordcat | 242 comments lol cool!


message 45: by McGee Magoo (new)

McGee Magoo Once Upon a Ghost by Day Leclaire This was free on Amazon yesterday. The hero is a physics professor and famous ghost de-bunker.


message 46: by Chickie (new)

Chickie | 5 comments Shannon wrote: "The one that was a drifter sounds interesting. Homeless hero."

It's a really nice story.


message 47: by namericanwordcat (new)

namericanwordcat | 242 comments Cool!


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