I began this month long foray into romance with Nora Roberts, one of my all time favorites and a queen of the industry. So I'll book-end it with my other absolute favorite, equal queen of romance, Jayne Ann Krentz.
The beauty of discovering Ms. Krentz is that she not only delivers solid contemporaries, but also wonderful historicals and paranormals. Start plowing through the backlist in whichever genre you prefer. However, do keep an eye out for the throughline series. In historicals, she has two trilogies under the Arcane Society written as Amanda Quick. As Jayne Castle she has the Harmony series, and her new contemporary paranormal series as Jayne Ann Krentz. Take the time to read them all. You will love her!