I bow to the SFR hive mind on this one. 🙂 People, I’m after recs to add to my TBR pile. At the moment, I’m going through a lot of non-fiction, mostly textbooks as The Wast prepares himself for his exams. I’m in dire need of some distraction, but can’t think of what to read, so I throw myself upon your mercy.
What do you recommend?
I’d like to steer clear of any military or military-like stories. I’m a military brat myself, but have great ambivalence towards the service and am really looking for entertainment at the moment.
I’d also prefer a not-so-obviously North American background. There are N. American terms I don’t understand, and I don’t want to get involved in a story where I need to research particular terms. God knows I’m doing enough of that during our swotting time.
Strong heroines, natch, but no bullies.
No erotic scenes. I find I’m pulling away from the erotic SFR romances. Anyone else finding that?
I suppose it all adds up to a read that’s relaxing, above all.
I know, I’ve listed quite a few daunting criteria. Still, anything else left standing once the dust settles?