Let's talk about favorite authors. I'll start this off with Tami Hoag.
I fell in love with the romantic comedies she wrote for Bantam's Loveswept line. I glommed every single one of them I could find. Quirky, yet real characters, fun settings and I loved the way they all shared the same universe.
When she started moving into romantic suspense and single titles, she still drew from the Loveswept universe. I followed her as she moved away from romance into straight suspense and I've never looked back. I don't normally read suspense but I make an exception for Tami Hoag. Her latest book is one of the best I've ever read and I hope she writes more stories in this 80's setting.