Romance Read-Alikes

in bed with a highlanderYou can probably figure it out without a definition, but a read-alike is a book or series that shares a commonality with another book or series that might appeal to the same reader.  It could be a similar tone, setting, depth of characterization or type of plot.  A good read-alike connects the elements you enjoy through different books and authors.

I was encouraged to read the first two books in a new Scottish series by Maya Banks over the weekend because I read somewhere that this series shared settings and tone and types of characters with the Scottish historical series Julie Garwood wrote in the 1980s and 90s.  This was a really good recommendation, as I could see the similarities and the differences and I enjoyed them both.  (By the way, I love the new publishing trend of releasing books in trilogies one month apart so the wait isn't so bad.)

So, may I suggest one of the read-alikes listed below or is there anyone out there who has their own romance read-alike to share?

Like Julie Garwood's Scottish historicals?  Try In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks

Like Karen Marie Moning's Fever series?  Try The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson

Like J.D. Robb's In Death series?  Try Black Ice by Anne Stuart

Like Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series?  Try The Truth About Lord Stoneville by Sabrina Jeffries