Victoria James Shares Her Favorite 5 Romance Books

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Author Victoria James Dishes About Some of Her Favorite Romance Novels

Romance novelists are some of the greatest writers in the industry. They sell tons of copies of their books thanks to the die-hard fans and devoted readers.

Because we're fans of romance novels we hearing what romance authors are reading too! We asked New York Times bestselling author, Victoria James what romance novels she loves reading.

If you want expert opinion, take a look at some of author, Victoria James's favorites below. Be sure to check out all of Victoria's books and start reading some of her bestselling romance novels.

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Victoria James's Favorite Books

As much as I love all romance novels, western, cowboy romances are near and dear to my heart. I grew up in the suburbs of Toronto with the familiar sounds of a Clint Eastwood or John Wayne movie on in the background on a Saturday afternoon.

There's something about a hero that can conquer any challenge that comes his way effortlessly, who is a man of few words, yet has a whole lot of depth that will pull me in!

I've read so many different cowboy romances over the years and have loved them for different reasons. These five cowboy romances are a few of my favorites some of them newer than others, but each of them special. A couple of them are Christmas romances, because I'm a sucker for Christmas books and can read them any time of year; I can write them any time of year too! Below are some of my favorites and I promise not to give away any spoilers!

1. A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas by Maisey Yates

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I'm pretty sure I've read all of Maisey Yates's cowboy books and have enjoyed each of them…I will admit snatching this one off the shelves extra-fast because of that cover! How gorgeous is that scene? I'm a sucker for Christmas on the ranch. What I loved about this one was the hero's backstory, it was carefully layered in and hinted at and when it was finally revealed not only was I heartbroken for him, I loved him more because it revealed the depth of his character. I thought his backstory was unusual and very uncommon and so well done. LOVE.

2. Big Sky River by Linda Lael Miller

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Of course a list of cowboy romances wouldn't be complete without one book by "the First Lady of the West" It was hard to choose just one, but this one did it for me. Yes, this book has another wounded hero that's my favorite kind! I'm especially fond of a wounded hero who doesn't know that he needs to be saved. Also, this one has a Sheriff and is set in Montana…c'mon. What's not to love?

3. The Rancher’s Christmas Song by RaeAnne Thayne

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I fell in love with the cover of this one-and pretty much all of RaeAnne Thayne's covers and books. This is a sweet romance set during Christmas. The hero is a widowed, single father of two twin boys-that are hilarious additions to what turns out to be a deep and heartfelt romance. The heroine is back after living in the city and has to work on her relationship with her father…and slowly falls for the handsome cowboy next door. In all, a very heartwarming romance!

4. Her Cowboy’s Promise by Jennifer Hoopes

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This is a short and sweet romance and it's perfect to read over the weekend and leave you starting the week with a smile. I love romances where the hero or heroine has to start over completely due to some kind of tragedy in their past and try and make it work. There are plenty of classic cowboy moments as this hero and heroine embark on their romantic journey and adorable small town as the backdrop.

5. Second Chance Ranch by Cindi Madsen

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This is another shorter and sweet romance with one of my favorite tropes-the second chance love story. I love Cindi's small-town romance books because the characters are down-to-earth and have great banter. What I loved about this one especially, is that the hero runs a ranch where he rehabilitates troubled teens-what's not to love about a man that cares enough to make a difference in these kids' lives? Throw in a fantastic, swoony, ending and you'll be left with a happy sigh!

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About Victoria James

Victoria James has always known she wanted to be a writer. In grade five, she penned her first story, bound it (with staples), added a cardboard cover, and did all the illustrations herself. Luckily, this book will never again see the light of day. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, she married her own hero, pursued a degree in Interior Design, and opened her own business. After the birth of her first child, she knew it was time to fulfill her dream of writing romantic fiction.

She's a hopeless romantic and New York Times bestseller who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-afters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but she's quite content living in suburbia with her husband, two young children, and a very bad cat. Sign up for Victoria's newsletter to get Sweet Surrender for free, here. Victoria's newest book, The Trouble with Cowboys, is available March 26th everywhere books are sold.


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