Undercover Bookgasm Contest Day 13!

Today’s books are: Emma Holly’s All U Can Eat and Sarah Dale’s A Little Night Music!


When the body of a wealthy woman is discovered in an alley near Frankie Smith’s diner, Frankie realizes she’s one of Chief Jack West’s prime suspects. The truth is, Jack’s attraction to the sexy proprietor of All U Can Eat is all-consuming-though he knows hauling her into custody isn’t going to improve his chances with her.

What neither of them realizes is that the town of Six Palms is full of secrets that would shock even the raciest residents. Determined to clear her name-and to get to know the police chief better-Frankie joins Jack on a rollercoaster ride of an investigation. And soon, letting go of their inhibitions seems like the most natural thing in the world.


At seventeen, Hannah Montgomery trips down the stairs and into the arms of her favourite rock star. Caught in the delicious fantasy of his embrace, she kisses him. After his first response, he releases her, saying she needs to grow up a little first. Hannah vows that one day, so help her, she’s going to make love to Nathaniel Fox. Nine years later, Hannah gets her chance. Nate’s career has hit rock bottom with drugs and partying. As a successful PR consultant, Hannah has the talent to get back on top. Their explosive sexual encounters are hotter than anything she ever fantasised about. It seems like the perfect partnership…But will Hannah’s working-girl image make him look like a has-been in the eyes of his fans?

YOUR QUESTION: Which romance hero would you consider the ideal man?

I’ll choose a winner tomorrow at noon!

33 comments to “Undercover Bookgasm Contest Day 13!”

  1. crystal adkins
    November 27th, 2008 at 6:52 am · Link

    OH there are so many! I love the scottish/irish rogues that turn out to be the big strong loveable protective type. Ummm I’ll say that in the last historical I read, I loved Lord Vale’s character by Elizabeth Hoyt 🙂

  2. Christine
    November 27th, 2008 at 7:22 am · Link

    There are alot to pick from and some I can’t even remember there are so many but if I had to just pick one I would pick Roarke. I feel b/c I have read so many books I feel know him. He’s funny and caring and he has a wicked wit and you know he would walk through fire for you.

  3. Christa
    November 27th, 2008 at 8:38 am · Link

    hmm guess the latest one I just read Shane Chase. He was so protective and the whole family there behind you too

  4. Lea
    November 27th, 2008 at 9:23 am · Link

    Hi Lauren:

    I have read many that I would consider ideal in romance stories. However, I guess my favorite is Devereux of Lynda Hilburn’s “Kismet Knight Vampire Psychologist”, stories. Charismatic, brilliant and protective. *sigh* 😆

    Best Regards

  5. Violet
    November 27th, 2008 at 9:26 am · Link

    Oh…I don’t know, there are so many, every time I read a romantic book I love, I think it has the best hero ever. But no matter how many books I read, none ever overshadows Darcy from P&P. He is the best!!!

    I like the hero Kev in Lisa Kleypas’s book Seduce me at sunrise. Quite hot indeed…

  6. Laura K
    November 27th, 2008 at 9:36 am · Link

    Okay, hands down, Roarke from the JD Robb Death series. He’s kick a…!!!

  7. Mel K.
    November 27th, 2008 at 10:00 am · Link

    The Scottish Highlander who sweeps me off my feet and takes me away to live in a castle in Scotland. 😀


  8. JOYE
    November 27th, 2008 at 10:05 am · Link

    It’s a toss up between Stephanie Plum’s friends- either Ranger or Joe Morelli or any hero that is a cowboy

  9. Quilt Lady
    November 27th, 2008 at 10:25 am · Link

    I think I will have to go with the Scottish Highlander. They are so untamed and the accent is a killer. I just love me some highlanders.

  10. Natasha A.
    November 27th, 2008 at 10:53 am · Link

    I am so bad…I never remember book titles or the characters in them once I have picked up another book. Reading the list of what others have said….
    Ranger is a good candidate…or Roarke…..and so many others….
    Natasha A.

  11. Jane
    November 27th, 2008 at 11:09 am · Link

    Any of Julie Garwood’s heroes from her historicals, like Gabriel from “Saving Grace.”

  12. april s
    November 27th, 2008 at 11:24 am · Link

    Any man from your books, Lauren or Maya’s books. I would also say Roarke from Jd Robb is a romantic hero as well :mrgreen: 😀

  13. Susan
    November 27th, 2008 at 11:48 am · Link

    Colin Gyth of Hotter After Midnight by Cynthia Eden.

  14. Estella
    November 27th, 2008 at 12:27 pm · Link

    I would pick Roarke from JD Robbs Death Series.

  15. Nancy
    November 27th, 2008 at 12:34 pm · Link

    Oooh, Diana Gabaldon’s Jamie Fraser…Mmmmm. He’s smart, funny, sweet, hot, romantic as all get out and strong.

    I am muchly intrigued by J.D Robb’s Roarke though I haven’t read those books yet. I saw one at my thrift story today and I was muchly tempted ‘Creation In Death’ ?? But I checked the least and it wasn’t the first book of that series so I didn’t want to start it if I wasn’t going to from the beginning first. But I must say…having the word ‘billionaire’ in there did whet my apetite. 😀

  16. Tina b
    November 27th, 2008 at 1:10 pm · Link

    humm ideal huh…how about one just a little geeky but still cute, smart but loving and kind, warm brown eyes and dark hair. ahhh

  17. tea4444rose
    November 27th, 2008 at 1:10 pm · Link

    rhage from jr ward’s lover eternal!

  18. Lauren
    November 27th, 2008 at 1:19 pm · Link

    Nancy – Naked In Death is the first one and my personal favorite although I do love the whole series. It’s the one where Eve and Roarke meet so you’ll want to read it first.

  19. Nancy
    November 27th, 2008 at 1:23 pm · Link

    Ah thankie muchly! Now I know which title to look for. 🙂

  20. Diane M.
    November 27th, 2008 at 1:29 pm · Link

    The hero from the book I’m currently reading.

  21. Eshani
    November 27th, 2008 at 2:37 pm · Link

    I would also have to say the highlanders are dream-worthy!! Especially from Karen Marie Moning’s novels and Julie Garwood’s historicals.
    Roarke is also very sexy tho 🙂

  22. Crystal B.
    November 27th, 2008 at 3:04 pm · Link

    Lisa Kleypas’ hero Derek Craven. 🙂

  23. Wendy
    November 27th, 2008 at 3:27 pm · Link

    I have SOO many, haha but I’ll choose Curran from the Kate Daniels books – love him! 😀

  24. Danielle
    November 27th, 2008 at 3:38 pm · Link

    I love the bad boys… 😀

  25. RobynL
    November 27th, 2008 at 4:00 pm · Link

    I say Chase from Sandra Brown’s Texas Trilogy. Oh la la!!!

  26. Margie
    November 27th, 2008 at 4:43 pm · Link

    Like others have said, there’s sooo many to choose from! But I’ll go with Roarke from the JD Robb Death Series.

  27. Brandy W
    November 27th, 2008 at 6:17 pm · Link

    He may not have been a main character but I loved Dylan from the Men of August series by Lora Leigh. I’d ride his Harley any day.

  28. Zara
    November 27th, 2008 at 6:18 pm · Link

    It’s got to be Sebastian St. Vincent from Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas. Or better yet, don’t you have a spare Chase brother around somewhere, Lauren? Any of them would work! 😀

  29. Debby
    November 27th, 2008 at 6:58 pm · Link

    I know a few others listed him but I have to gow ith Roarke. He is great!

  30. Sue A.
    November 27th, 2008 at 7:41 pm · Link

    I really have a thing for Linda Howard’s alpha males. But I just can’t pick one of them.

  31. jessi
    November 27th, 2008 at 9:28 pm · Link

    Hmmm.. I would have to choose either Lex or Andreas (just love those werewolves)

    😆 😆

  32. Laurie G
    November 28th, 2008 at 5:36 am · Link

    Dane in Linda Howard’s Dream Man!!

  33. Kerry
    November 28th, 2008 at 2:03 pm · Link

    I would have to go with Adam Black from Karen Marie Monings Highlander series.
    YUM-O 😀