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message 1: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
I just read Leaving Home (Harlequin Presents, No. 900) by Leigh Michaels , which has this theme. I like Leigh Michaels's books, and this was good, but it had too much internal musing by the heroine. I liked how she grew up. She was very immature when the book started. I really liked Drew.

By Love Bewitched (Harlequin Presents, #718) by Violet Winspear by Violet Winspear really pushes the envelope in some ways, but it has a gothic feel--one of my faves.


Can you think of any?


message 2: by Melanie♥ (new)

Melanie♥ (meliaann) | 180 comments I love this theme in my historical books. Will have to check out both of these HPs. Hope to see more suggestions from the group!


message 4: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
Thanks, Booked. Your lists are awesome!


message 5: by Booked (last edited Jan 29, 2011 12:10AM) (new)

Booked | 25 comments thanks it's not really much but you're welcome. It's my favorite theme also :) Anne hampson, margaret way, margaret pargeter, rebecca stratton, anne mather, and jane corrie are big on the guardian theme for HP vintage 70's-80's. Patricia Wilson, Carole Mortimer, Penny Jordan, Charlotte lamb and Jacqueline Baird are wonderful also.


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Verity | 567 comments Jacqueline Baird = Valentine child.
Hero is married to heroine but he's also appointed as guardian 'cuz her uncle Xpired.


message 7: by 3meg (new)

3meg | 361 comments One of my favorites is Permission to Love by Penny Jordan!


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Demetra (demetrahp) | 88 comments 1)The Disobedient Virgin The Disobedient Virgin (Harlequin Presents) by Sandra Marton by Sandra Marton (4*)
2)The Tycoon's Rebel Bride The Tycoon's Rebel Bride (Silhouette Desire, #1944) by Maya Banks by Maya Banks (5*), it's a Silhouette Desire, but it's written like an Harlequin Presents (virgin heroine, tycoon hero).


message 9: by Lemon (new)

Lemon | 801 comments Mod
A Spanish Marriage (Latin Lovers) A Spanish Marriage (Latin Lovers) (Harlequin Presents, No. 2399) by Diana Hamilton . Just saw this one, but don't know if it's any good.


message 10: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
I have that book, Lulu. When I read it, I'll let you know.


message 11: by Lemon (last edited Jul 16, 2011 09:36AM) (new)

Lemon | 801 comments Mod
Here's another one Lady D. I read this one and it was just okay- kind of boring and not too memorable.

The Guardian's Forbidden Mistress The Guardian's Forbidden Mistress (Harlequin Presents) by Miranda Lee


message 12: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
Miranda Lee is a HP author that really pushes my buttons. I have some of her older books in my keeper pile, but some of her books just turn me off. I do have that one, Lulu. I just have to be in the right mood for her.


message 13: by Kate (new)

Kate (kateperegrinate) Demetra wrote: "...it's a Silhouette Desire, but it's written like an Harlequin Presents (virgin heroine, tycoon hero)."

This is a big off-topic, but I think most Silhouette Desires have very similar plots to Presents, but are maybe a bit more "modern" in they way they are presented and resolved. I'm actually finding that I usually prefer the Desires to Presents (especially Presents that are written by long-time HP writers).


message 14: by Lemon (new)

Lemon | 801 comments Mod
The Desert King's Virgin Bride (Harlequin Presents) by Sharon Kendrick The Desert King's Virgin Bride by Sharon Kendrick.


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Rebecca (bd200789) | 62 comments I made this my theme for the them challenge. I need to find 25, so if anyone thinks of any more, please let me know. I love this theme.


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Kouk | 201 comments Lululemon wrote: "The Desert King's Virgin Bride by Sharon KendrickThe Desert King's Virgin Bride by Sharon Kendrick."

Oh a Sheikh book as well!
I added it to my shelf!


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Jenny (jenjen88) | 2 comments I like The Tycoon's Rebel Bride it was such a fun read too.
and Falco: The Dark Guardian this one is okay, she was really hot and cold and that kind of annoyed me.


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Malika | 20 comments Lynne Graham Angel of Darkness has a bit of guardian/ward feel to it...

The H is technically not her guardian but he took it upon himself to dicipline her in her rebelious teenage phase.

I love how much he resented having to play that role because he has always been crazy about her.

One of my fav HPs! :)

Another guardian/ward Charlotte Lamb Forbidden Fire (i think thats the title) H is step-bro.


message 20: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
I read Angel of Darkness recently, Malika. Very intense book!


message 21: by Malika (new)

Malika | 20 comments Lady Danielle aka The Book Huntress wrote: "I read Angel of Darkness recently, Malika. Very intense book!"

Hi lady Danielle! I loved it! Although some parts (at the end) frustrated me.

But loved the story... If you know any bks with similar plot and/or H then please PLEASE recommend to moi ;)

Thanks! Xx


message 22: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
I would like to read more books like it too, Malika.


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* (erinpaperbackstash) This sounds like a fascinating theme, would love to read it as well.


message 24: by Abagail (new)

Abagail | 1 comments This is one of my favorite themes. Some of my favorites (warning: guardians are sometimes step-siblings...just in case you think that's gross) are:
Melting Fire
Bid For Independence
Spindrift
Fallen Angel


and I think someone already mentioned it but my favorite is Forbidden Fire


message 25: by Lemon (new)

Lemon | 801 comments Mod
Here's another one: Beloved Intruder by Patricia Wilson. French hero!


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Uncovering the Silveri Secret by Melanie Milburne

Her foster brother has control over her inheritance until she turn 25? or is married. For her to marry someone before 25? her foster brother has to approve the marriage. Which he doesn't because he (foster brother) loves her. He also feels the guy is taking advantage of her and her money. It is a really good story. Lots of conflict in it.


message 27: by Booked (new)

Booked | 25 comments Hope this helps.
Step-siblings of sorts

Lancaster Man by Janet Dailey
Angel of darkness by Lynne Graham
Powerful stranger by Patricia Wilson
Permission to love by Penny Jordan
Between mist and midnight by katherine O'brien
Spindrift by Rebecca Stratton
Bid for Independence by Yvonne Whittal
Silver Lady by Mary Lyons
Take what you want by Anne Mather
Melting Fire by Anne Mather
Kiss yesterday goodbye bye by Leigh michaels (step sib)
Storm over paradise by Robyn donald (step sibs)
Dangerous alliance by Helen bianchin (step sibs)
The hills of home by Helen bianchin (step sibs)
Wade Dynasty by Carole Mortimer (Step sibs)
Dangerous Obsession by Patricia Wilson (she's adopted)
Courting Trouble by Patricia Wilson (she's adopted)
taboo by Olivia Rupprecht (she's adopted)
Passionate enemy by Patricia Wilson (he's adopted)
Payment in love by Penny Jordan (he's adopted)
Burden of innocence by Patricia Wilson (their parents had an affair)
The secret wife by Lynne Graham (their parents had an affair)
Velvet Glove by Rebecca Stratton (his dad adopts her)
Ortiga Marriage by Patricia Wilson
Heather's Song by Diana Palmer
September Morning by Diana Palmer (he acts like her older brother)


If you like racy ones Eyes like wolf by Evangeline Anderson (He is adopted) and Picture Perfect.

Strictly Guardian like theme:
Now and Forever by Diana Palmer
Return to Santa Flores by Iris Johansen
White Satin by Iris Johansen
Tender Years by Anne Hampson
Chains of Regret by Margaret Pargeter
The Stolen Bride by Diana Palmer
Roomful of Roses by Diana Palmer
Yesterday's Echoes by Carole Mortimer
Reluctant Fiance by Jacqueline Baird
Dearest Traitor by Patricia Wilson (he's her bestfriend's brother and she grew up with their family)
Bond of Destiny by Patricia Wilson (their family is in business together. He's her bestfiend's older brother who heads the company)
Promise of a Unicorn by Sara Craven ( her mother is married into his family and he is the head of the family)
Fear of Love by Carole Mortimer (her sis is married to his brother and he supported her financially in secret)

There are so many more. Margaret Way, Violet Winspear and Rebecca Stratton are big on guardian themes.

Recommendations:

Time fuse by Penny Jordan (cousins)
Bestman to wed by Penny Jordan (cousins)
A Certain Affection by Patricia Wilson (distant cousins?)
Blackmail by Penny Jordan (distant cousins)
Leveling the score by Penny Jordan (her best-friend's older brother and their family is close)
Crime of Passion by Lynne Graham (her best-friend's brother they met when she was young)
Past Revenge by Carole Mortimer (her friend's brother they met when she was young)
Shadowed Stranger by Carole Mortimer (like temptation she's younger)
Forbidden Surrender by Carole Mortimer (he is her twin sister's fiancé)
Golden Fever by Carole Mortimer (he is older and her mom wanted him)
Temptation by Carole Mortimer (he is older)
Ice in his viens by Carole Mortimer (he is the business partner of her estranged grandfather and her stepmother wants him)
Sup with the devil by Sara Craven (his uncle is her dad's partner in business. He was a frequent visitor in her home)
Dark Illussion by Patricia Wilson (her stepdad's business partner)
Daughter of Hassan by Penny Jordan (her stepdad's nephew)

Here's some helpful sites: I have looked at a few of these but for all the others idk if they're any good yet.
http://www.squidoo.com/guardian-ward-...
http://www.squidoo.com/guardian-ward-...
http://www.squidoo.com/guardian-ward-...
http://www.squidoo.com/guardianward-r...

And Seton Found me this list:

Booked is looking for G/W romances. Please post your suggestions here.

from AAR:

Sweet Caroline's Keeper (2001) by Beverly Barton
Freedom's Price (2/1998) by Suzanne Brockmann - LS-873
Dear Trustee (1971) by Mary Burchell - HR-478
Return to Santa Flores (4/1984) by Iris Johansen - LS-40
White Satin (2/1985) by Iris Johansen - LS-82
The Disobedient Virgin (11/2005) by Sandra Marton - HP-2499
Guardian Groom (5/1996) by Sandra Marton - HP-1813
Winter of Change (12/1973) by Betty Neels - HR-1737
The Third Uncle (9/1965) by Sara Seale - HR-949
408 GIRL FROM THE SEA BY ANNE WEALE
630 DARK HERITAGE BY YVONNE WHITTAL
660 STORM IN THE NIGHT BY MARGARET PARGETER
697 PRINCESS BY ALISON FRASER
718 BY LOVE BEWITCHED BY VIOLET WINSPEAR
816 OBJECT OF THE GAME BY VANESSA JAMES
900 LEAVING HOME BY LEIGH MICHAELS
955 HAWK'S PREY BY CAROLE MORTIMER
1150 BELOVED INTRUDER BY PATRICIA WILSON
2436 RAIN OF DIAMONDS BY ANNE WEALE
2490 HOME TO MORNING STAR BY MARGARET WAY
2646 CARVAR'S BRIDE BY NICOLA WEST
2922 BID FOR INDEPENDENCE BY YVONNE WHITTAL
26 SEPTEMBER MORNING BY DIANA PALMER
228 RAND EMORY'S WOMAN BY NICOLE MONET
270 UNFINISHED RHAPSODY BY GINA CAIMI
301 ROOMFUL OF ROSES BY DIANA PALMER
491 DARE TO DREAM BY CARA COLTER
580 CALHOUN BY DIANA PALMER
645 WHEN JOANNA SMILES BY PEGGY WEBB
582 WINTER IS PAST BY ANNE WEALE
657 ORPHAN BRIDE BY SARA SEALE
734 MISTRESS OF BROWN FURROWS BY SUSAN BARRIE
813 THE WEDDING DRESS BY MARY BURCHELL
832 NO SILVER SPOON BY JANE ARBOR
949 THE THIRD UNCLE BY SARA SEALE
973 TIME OF GRACE BY SARA SEALE
1019 THE FLOWER OF THE MORNING BY CELINE CONWAY
1035 STAR CREEK BY PAMELA KENT
1056 ONE COIN IN THE FOUNTAIN BY ANITA CHARLES
1072 YOUNG AMANDA BY SARA SEALE
1076 BELLS IN THE WIND BY KATE STARR
1099 CARPET OF DREAMS BY SUSAN BARRIE
1101 GIRL AT WHITE DRIFT BY ROSALIND BRETT
1123 THE SEA WAIF BY ANNE WEALE
1125 DEAR RHADAMANTHUS BY MARGERY HILTON
1165 WARD OF LUCIFER BY MARY BURCHELL
1207 YOUNG INTRUDER BY ELEANOR FARNES
1215 SOFT IS THE MUSIC BY JANE BEECH
1218 BEGGARS MAY SING BY SARA SEALE
1222 DARK CONFESSOR BY ELINOR DAVIS
1255 LITTLE SAVAGE BY MARGARET MALCOLM
1263 THE LORDLY ONE BY SARA SEALE
1266 WHERE NO STARS SHINE BY IVY FERRARI
1420 PRECIOUS WAIF BY ANNE HAMPSON
2 MASTER OF MOONROCK BY ANNE HAMPSON
14 STORM IN A RAIN BARREL BY ANNE MATHER
38 MOON WITCH BY ANNE MATHER
55 LOVE THIS STRANGER BY ROSALIND BRETT
84 THAT SUMMER OF SURRENDER BY REBECCA CAINE
137 SILVER STY BY SARA SEALE
138 SATAN TAKES A BRIDE BY VIOLET WINSPEAR
185 WILD ENCHANTRESS BY ANNE MATHER
287 FALLEN ANGEL BY ANNE MATHER
298 FORBIDDEN FIRE BY CHARLOTTE LAMB
383 YESTERDAY'S SCARS BY CAROLE MORTIMER
1990s. 2000s

1430 STORMY SURRENDER BY PATRICIA WILSON
1477 DARK GUARDIAN BY REBECCA KING
1596 CRY WOLF BY AMANDA CARPENTER
1791 MISTRESS OF DECEPTION BY MIRANDA LEE
Romance Titles on Amazon
1813 THE GUARDIAN GROOM BY SANDRA MARTON
2499 THE DISOBEDIENT VIRGIN BY SANDRA MARTON
2701 THE GUARDIAN'S FORBIDDEN MISTRESS BY MIRANDA LEE
3132 SEA FEVER BY ANNE WEALE
Romance Titles on Amazon
3476 HOLDING ON TO ALEX BY MARGARET WAY
4135 AUSTRALIAN BACHELORS, SASSY BRIDES BY JENNIE ADAMS AND MARGARET WAY
1318 THE GUARDIAN'S BRIDE BY LAURIE PAIGE
1441 HIS WILD YOUNG BRIDE BY DONNA CLAYTON


message 28: by JennyG (last edited Apr 12, 2013 09:10AM) (new)

JennyG | 107 comments Wow! That is quite a list. Thank you very much Booked.


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thanks for this list.. Awesome


message 30: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
Thanks, Booked!


message 31: by Liliah (new)

Liliah | 43 comments Hey everyone,

Do you know any NEW HP books with this theme ?

Thanks


message 32: by Shayla (new)

Shayla (redsonja84) | 12 comments Abagail wrote: "This is one of my favorite themes. Some of my favorites (warning: guardians are sometimes step-siblings...just in case you think that's gross) are:
Melting Fire
[book:Bid For Indepen..."


Forbidden Fire is also one of my favorites. Read it when I was a teen and misplaced the book. I hunted it down last year.


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