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Subject: It's February What Are You Reading?
Date Posted: 2/1/2012 2:01 PM ET
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My February 2012 Reading List:

Finished -

  1. "RODE HARD, PUT UP WET" by Lorelei James (Rough Riders #2) (A) Struggling stock contractor Gemma Jansen swallows her pride and tracks down circuit rider Cash Big Crow to offer him a job managing her ranch. Cash agrees on one conditions: theirs won't be strictly a working relationship. She's the boss during the day, but once she's corralled in the bedroom, Cash calls the shots. Despite concerns about their age difference, Gemma consents. Cash suspects the sexy widow hides an untapped wild streak. He intends to loosen her tightly held reins of control - even if he has to break out his horsewhip to do it. But Cash is in for a surprise. Gemma proves a rough and ready participant in any leather-n-lace game Cash dreams up. Between riding herd on his wayward daughter, Macie and rowdy cowboy Carter McKay doggin' Macie's every boot step, Cash struggles to hide his true feelings for Gemma - except this time, Gemma's grabbed the bull by the horns and she's playing for keeps. Summer's going to be a hot one at the Bar 9.
  2. "ONCE SMITTEN, TWICE SHY" by Lori Wilde (Wedding Veil Wishes #2) (A++) Legend claims this antique Irish wedding veil can grant your heart's deepest desire. But be careful what you wish for. Wedding videographer Tish Gallagher is at the end of her rope. Her business is about to go bust. She's just spent her last buck on nonreturnable (but oh so fabulous) shoes. And her most sustainable relationship is with a pint of Haagen-Dazs. So she makes a wish on the lucky wedding veil to get out of debt...and sees the man she never stopped loving, her ex-husband, secret service agent Shane Tremont. Sure, their chemistry was off-the-charts sizzling hot, but their clashes were legendary and no amount of longing will change that. When her dream job of recording the first daughter's wedding appears out of the blue, Tish knows it's her only shot to get out of the red. Just one teensy glitch: Shane is the groom. From the moment they see each other, she knows nothing's changed - the same old black magic is still between them, as irresistible and potent as ever. But he's promised to another and Tish has been burned before.
  3. "TOUCH ME GENTLY" by J.R. Loveless (A+) Always hiding his tormented past along with his scarred body, Kaden James finds it difficult to keep a job. Luck finally turns his way when he finds work as a cook on a Montana ranch, where he meets terrifyingly handsome Logan Michaels. Logan is different from any man Kaden's ever met and before long, he finds himself falling in love with the big cowboy. But Kaden's nightmares won't let go of him so easily and he's not just jumping at shadows. He has nearly a lifetime of abuse, horrifying memories and pain addiction to overcome. Can Logan's gentle touch help Kaden heal inside?
  4. "LAST MAN STANDING" by Cindy Gerard (Black Ops Inc. #7) (A+) A deadly mission. A thirst for revenge. One headstrong alpha hero and one daring woman will settle the score. Special operative Joe Green has gone vigilante. His mission: avenge his Black Ops, Inc. brother's death during a bloody ambush years ago in Sierra Leone. He refuses to drag the BOI team or his lover, Stephanie Tompkins, into the hunt for the man responsible, so when he finds himself beaten, starving and alone after being falsely imprisoned for the murder of a Freetown priest, he knows he's as good as dead. Joe meant to protect Stephanie when he walked out on their relationship, but he can't stop her now from executing his escape. Breaking him out of prison is the easy part. After Joe's explosive theory pans out and his cunning enemy emerges as the front runner for a high-level presidential appointment, he and Stephanie must race to derail the traitor's conspiracy if they are to save their loved ones, the nation and each other.
  5. "LINE OF SCRIMMAGE" by Marie Force (A++) She's given up on him and moved on...Susannah finally has a peaceful, calm life and a no-surprises man. Marriage to football superstar Ryan Sanderson was a whirlwind of passion, heat, energy and excitement, but Susannah got sick of playing second fiddle to his team, watching women throwing themselves at him and living in terror of the hard hits he took on the field. With their divorce just days from being final, she's already planning a wedding with her new fiance. He's finally figured out what's really important to him. If only it's not too late...Ryan has just ten days to convince his soon-to-be ex-wife to give him a second chance. He has just brought home his third championship and his career is at its pinnacle, but during the year of their separation, Ryan's come to realize it doesn't mean anything at all without Suzannah.
  6. "EXPOSURE" by Susan Andersen (A++) A tragic childhood and a doomed marriage have forced Emma Sands to do what she does best - run. Now, she and her young daughter have arrived in Washington State's Port Flannery, a remote fishing village where no one knows who she is...or where she's going. Big-city cop turned small-town sheriff Elvis Donnelly is six and a half feet of bruising muscle and solid hurt. The victim of a violent boyhood and a brutal bomb blast, all he wants is to forget the past...until it suddenly comes calling. When Elvis and Emma meet, the attraction is instant - and a passion all-consuming. But in a town of prying eyes, these two outsiders are soon sharing more than the heat of desire...they're sharing a fight for their lives.
  7. "HEARTS FROM THE ASHES" - "EROS RISING" by Ally Blue (A+) Scott Jasper needs a change in his life. Stuck in a dead-end relationship with a man who manipulates and uses him, Scott wants out but hasn't found the one thing to motivate him to leave. Until the night his partner takes him to a local gay swinger's club Ganymede's Grotto, where Scott meets the man who might just be The One. Keegan Rourke - a.k.a. "Eros," the most popular stripper at Ganymede's Grotto - has been burned before. Determined never to let another man rip his heart out, Keegan doesn't let anyone get close enough to love him. Until Scott comes along, offering Keegan the gentle unconditional love he's always needed but has never experienced. For Scott and Keegan, the road to lasting commitment isn't a smooth one. A lot of roadblocks stand in their path - Scott's trepidation about his own dominant tendencies, Keegan's abusive past and resulting fear of intimacy. Can they rise above past sorrows and find their happiness with each other? "CAFE NOCTEM" by Willa Okati (A) Sint Holo, the Snake Man of Cherokee legend, is up to his mischievous games again. He lives to cause trouble and there's no better time than Valentine's Day to toy with a few hearts. Nicholas and Grey have been lovers for almost a year now, but all is not well in paradise. They have more than a few issues to work out around this time of year and in their turmoil the Trickster sees his opportunity. Sint Holo has a game in mind for the two of them to play - whether they want to or not. Caught up in the magic of Celebration de la Vie, the two lovers must outwit the trickster so they can celebrate their life together. "WITH LOVE" by J.L. Langley (With or Without #4) (A+++) All Devlin wants to do is find a good new home for his business and his pack. He's not looking for any complications, but he finds something he never expected - a mate. A mate with a whole lot of energy who attracts trouble like a magnet. Laine Campbell never means to get himself into hot water, but everything has a way of getting tangled up between his feet. He needs more than just a mate - he needs a savior. When Dev turns up at a pack get-together, Laine finds both. The two werewolves have an instant attraction, but the pack Alpha is determined to keep Laine for himself. Dev soon learns the only way to protect his mate is to fight, not just for the top spot - but for his life. Just one small problem. His accident-prone mate is determined to help him.
  8. "BLACK SILK" by Metsy Hingle (A++) In a city of saints and sinners, everybody is guilty of something...The victim was young, lovely and seduced by the wrong man...Mere hours before her wedding, the finacee of real estate mogul JP Stratton is found strangled in her penthouse. New Orleans homicide detective Charlotte "Charlie" Le Blanc views the crime scene, finding a black silk stocking draped casually beside the body - a chilling calling card from the killer. The dramatic clue leads Charlie to a world of privilege and wealth and before long she singles out a suspect whose identity creates a furor in the city: Cole Stratton, JP's estranged son. But what she doesn't know is that Cole has been set up and while she sets out to prove his guilt a real killer is on the loose - a man who now has Charlie in his sights, a man with yet another black silk stocking.
  9. "SHANE'S LAST STAND" by Suzanne Brockmann (prelude to Born to Darkness (Fighting Destiny)) (Kindle) (A) The assignment seems simple enough: insert into a dangerous, war-torn country and take out a deadly terrorist. But from the moment that Shane injures his ankle in what should have been a routine parachute landing, it's clear that Murphy's Law - whatever can go wrong, will go wrong - is in effect. And sure enough, the situation goes from bad to worse, until Shane faces what seems like the ultimate no-win scenario. In his quest to save both an innocent woman and the SEALs under his command, he's willing to put himself in harm's way, risking everything he's worked for - his career and even his life.
  10. "A STERLING NEW YEAR" (A) - "A LOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR" (A) - "CHRISTMAS DINNER AT REYNOLDS HALL" (A) - "ATTACK OF THE KILLER DUST BUNNIES" (A) - "CHRISTMAS COOKIES & GARLAND" (A)  by J.L. Langley (all part of the series With and Without) (free reads at jllangley.com)
  11. "EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN" by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #18) (unabridged Audio CD) (A++) Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 Hawaii to Newark, she's knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare and she's flying back to New Jersey solo. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he's dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. And a ragtag collection of thugs and psychos, not to mention the FBI, are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying. Only one other person has seen the missing photo - Stephanie Plum. Now she's the target and she doesn't intend to end up in a garbage can. Over at the bail bonds agency things are going from bad to worse. And everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii? Morelli, Trenton's hottest cop, isn't talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isn't talking about Hawaii. And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is...It's complicated.
  12. "ADDICTED TO LOVE" by Lori Wilde (Wedding Veil Wishes #3) (A++) Growing up in Valentine, Texas, can make anyone believe in happily ever after. But recovering romantic Rachael Henderson has decided that love stinks. After having not one but two grooms ditch her at the altar, she commits an uncharacteristic act of rebellion that leaves her feeling liberated - until she's arrested by Sheriff Brody Carlton. Once upon a time, being hauled against the taut, rippling body of her first crushy would have had Rachael planning the wedding of the year. Now it spurs her to create Romanceaholics Anonymous and soon all of Valentine is divided as die-hard romantics clash with anti-love cynics. But when Rachael starts fantasizing about a lust-filled affair with Brody, she wonders if this time it just may be possible to have her wedding cake and eat it too.
  13. "ALL OF ME" by Lori Wilde (Wedding Veil Wishes #4) (A+++) Can two broken hearts become one? Attorney Jillian Samuels doesn't believe in true love and never, ever wished for happily ever after. But when a searing betrayal leaves her jobless and heartbroken, a newly inherited cottage in Salvation, Colorado, seems to offer a fresh start. What she finds when she arrives shocks her: The most gorgeous and infuriating man she's ever met is living in her home! Tuck Manning was a gifted architect who left a skyrocketing career to care for his dying wife. But the life he's made for himself in this quiet town is turned upside down when Jillian appears on his doorstep. Tuck won't go without a fight and the two resolve to live as roommates until they can untangle who owns the cottage. Yet as Tuck and Jillian's days - and nights - heat up, they realize more than property rights are at stake...and that sometimes, salvation comes when you least expect it.
  14. "TALL DARK...WESTMORELAND" by Brenda Jackson (The Westmorelands #15) (Jeffries #1) (B+) In bed with a Westmoreland! She had longed for a taste of the wild and reckless. And Olivia Jeffries got her chance when she met a handsome stranger at a masquerade ball. The attraction was instant, the electricity...volatile. But days later she discovered her new lover was none other than Reginald Westmoreland, her father's most-hated rival. She vowed to resist him further, but Reggie was relentless in his pursuit. He would stop at nothing - not even blackmail - to get Olivia back in his bed. Talk about sleeping with the enemy!
  15. "NEVER TOO LATE" & "A LOVER'S TOUCH" by Brenda Jackson (free reads at Brenda Jackson.net)
  16. "THEN COMES BABY" by Helen Brenna (Mirabelle Island #3) (A) Wish it. See it. Make it happen. Bestselling horror novelist Jamis Quinn hasn't written a word since Natalie Steeger moved in next door. Mirabelle Island has been his peaceful refuge for the past four years. Now he can't concentrate. Not with that sexy, Goody Two-shoes running a summer camp for disadvantaged kids giving him the wrong kind of ideas. Natalie always pictured hermits as grouchy old geezers. Her famous hermit neighbor has grouchy down pat. He's also got tall, dark and handsome going on. The No Trespassing signs Jamis hangs on his property are a joke. But the one on his heart is a little harder to ignore. Looks as though she'll have to up her game to get past it.
  17. "A TOWN CALLED VALENTINE" by Emma Cane (Valentine Valley #1) (A++) Welcome to Valentine Valley - where broken hearts come home to mend and true love may lie just across the range...Emily Murphy never throught she'd return to her mom's rustic hometown in the Colorado Mountains. But after her marriage in San Francisco falls apart, leaving her penniless and heartsick, she returns to her old family home to find a new direction for her life. On her first night back, though, a steamy encounter with handsome rancher Nate Thalberg is not the fresh start he had in mind. Nate has good reason not to trust the determined beauty who just waltzed into town - he's no stranger to betrayal. Besides, she's only there to sell her family's old property and move back out. But as Nate and Emily begin working side-by-side to retore her time-worn building and old family secrets change Emily's perception of herself, both are about to learn how difficult it is to hide from love in a place known far and wide for romance, family ties and happily-ever-afters: a town called Valentine.
  18. "GREY'S AWAKENING" by Cameron Dane (Cabin Fever #2) (Kindle) (A+) Greyson Cole needs to get out of Raleigh. Everywhere he turns, he sees people falling in love, getting married and starting families. And for a cynic like Grey, one more employee getting engaged signals the need for a long overdue vacation. Grey owns a cabin in the mountains he has never even used and he figures that's just the ticket out of this nightmare of happily paired up couples. Grey doesn't expect to be greeted by a belligerent, half-naked man the minute he opens his cabin door. Sirus Wilder has known Grey's twin sister for years and she has given him permission to stay in the cabin while his residence across the lake is under repair. Sirus has never met Greyson Cole before, but he is thankful the man lets him share the cabin for a few days. There is plenty enough room for them each to keep to themselves. Sirus has had his heart broken and isn't interested in a hook-up, let alone something more. Even so, Grey is, hands-down, one of the sexiest men Sirus has ever seen. As for Grey, the roughly masculine Sirus puts Grey's celibacy pact in serious jeopardy. Two weeks. Two hard men. Both running like hell from love. Look out. Something's got to give.
  19. "MIDNIGHT MAN" by Lisa Marie Rice (Midnight #1) (A+++) Interior decorator Suzanne Barron's new tenant is the most dangerously sexy man she's ever met. Navy Commander John Huntington (aka Midnight Man), a former SEAL, works best under cover of darkness. Within hours of meeting him, Suzanne has wild, no-holds-barred sex with John, then panics at the depth of her passionate response to such a powerful and dangerous warrior. Suzanne doesn't do sex like that. John is definitely someone she needs to avoid for her own peace of mind. But when killers come for her, Suzanne knows she can turn to only one man. John will guard and protect her body. But who will guard and protect her heart from John?
  20. "TOTAL RUSH" by Deirdre Martin (Berkley Sensation - New York Blades #8) (A+++) Free-spirit Gemma Dante might be the black sheep of her big Italian family, but when it comes to business, her New Age boutique is the best in the Big Apple. Longing for a love life that's just as successful, Gemma casts a spell to bring her Mr. Right. But when the cosmic wires get croswsed, not one but two men enter her life. One's a little too far "off" for even Gemma's tastes. The other's a clean-cut firefighter who's anything but her typeven more distracting than the cause. e. But the more she gets to know firefighter Sean Kennealy, the more he grows on Gemma. And for his part, Sean doesn't quite know what to make of his pretty neighbor who burns incense and sometimes wears Birkenstocks. He only knows that being near her sparks a fire in him that even the guys at Ladder 29, Engine 31 can't put out.
  21. "FOR SALE: ROMANCE" by Kat Martin (A) (free read at katbooks.com)
  22. "FUTURE PERFECT" by Suzanne Brockmann (A+++) Dressed in Victorian attire, Juliana Anderson gives guests at her cozy bed and breakfast a taste of old-fashioned hospitality.  Whether she's cooking up delights in her kitchen or maintaining rooms in her beautifully decorated inn, Juliana stays busy and content. Until Webster Donovan arrives - tall, rugged and sexy beyond belief, The lean, dark-haired author has a bad case of writer's block and he's planned a six-week stay to cure it. But this beautiful woman is proving even more distracting to the cause. For prim, polite Juliana has a wild side: She rides a Harley and hides a troubled past. The moment Webster watches her take off her motorcycle helmet and shake loose those long, flame-colored curls, he finds his muse - and loses his heart. But can romance with a woman afraid to trust in love last longer than a moment in tiIme?
  23. "WILD THING" by Robin Kaye (Wild #1) (A+++) If he thinks a group of beautiful women is a handful wait until he meets her...White-water rafting guide Hunter Kincaid is psyched to lead a group of fashion models into the Idaho wilderness for a photo shoot. But it's Toni, the feisty manager of Action Models, who creates sparks enough to start a forest fire, when rugged outdoorsman meets the original city girl, worlds will definitely collide.
  24. "BETTING ON LOVE" Patricia Kay (Kindle) (A) Michael was sick and tired of playing the hatchet man. This cloak and dagger assignment at the Glass Slipper would be the last time he'd go underco er for his father's corporation. Someone was stealing fron the Las Vegas casino and his research told him to begin by investigating Shawn MacInnes, the fiery redhead who turned cards at the casino. At first glance, she seemed like an untouched innocent. But Michael knew that nothing was a sure bet in a city of wild cards. For Shawn, dealing blackjack in a Vegas casino was like returning to the scene of the crime. Compulsive gambling had killed her father. But for now, the Glass Slipper Casino offered her a good living and a chance to break free from the past. But when her shift was over, Shawn wanted nothing to do with the high-stakes world of gambling. Dealing cards was a job - not a forum to fraternize with fellow employees like Michael DeNiro. With topaz eyes and lean good looks, Michael was one of those men who oozed sex appeal and charm, Shawn steered clear of his type, just as she avoided the desert heat. Both were scorchers.
  25. "LACE AND LASSOS" by Cheyenne McCray (Rough & Ready #5) (Kindle) (A) Eight years ago Wayne Cameron hit rock bottom when Kaitlyn Barrett walked out of his life after she had done everything she could for him, She'd had to do what he couldn't - walk away from his addictions. Now a decorated soldier, Wayne was Special Forces in Afghanistan but returned to ranching life after an injury taken under fire. Kaitlyn returns home to Southern Arizona to take over her father's ranch as she runs away from her demons...and she runs right into Wayne, her first and only real love. Despite her belief that she needs to keep those demons to herself, her and Wayne's desire and need take them straight to bed. He has everything he wants in life but he wants to burn up the sheets while earning back the love of his life. Now that Kaitlyn is back, Wayne is determined to show her that he's a changed man and that he's there for her as she faces the darkness that once threatened to consume her. Forces are working against Kaitlyn, trying to keep her from finding her new start. But that same element shows her that she really does need Wayne's love, help and support. Together they work to save her ranch and restore a love meant to last for eternity.
  26. "SEAL OF MY DREAMS" by Kylie Brant, Stephanie Bond, Jami Alden, Helen Breena, HelenKay Dimon, Cindy Gerard, Tara Janzen, Leslie Kelly, Elle Kennedy, Alison Kent, Jo Leigh, Gennita Low, Marliss Melton, Christie Ridgway, Barbara Samuel, Roxanne St. Claire, Stephanie Tyler, Loreth Anne White - forward by Robyn Carr (A+) Some of the stories were very short, others longer. Some authors I'd not read before. Some stories were excellent, some were just cute. Cindy Gerard and Stephanie Tyler used series characters and continued the story.
  27. "TREADING WATER" by Marie Force (Treading Water Trilogy #1) (Kindle) (A+++) Love is the last thing on Jack Harrington’s mind when he sets out to meet Andi Walsh’s flight. Recently back to work after spending more than a year tending to his comatose wife, Jack is focused on getting through each day and caring for his three daughters. However, the moment he sets eyes on Andrea Walsh, the interior designer who has come to decorate the hotel his company is building in Newport, Rhode Island, Jack begins to wonder if Andi might be his second chance. After a disastrous marriage, Andi, single mom to a hearing-impaired son, isn’t exactly looking for love, either, but that’s what she finds with Jack. The two embark on a long-distance relationship fraught with challenges as they balance the needs of their children and dueling careers while Jack continues to care for his wife, Clare. Just when Jack thinks his life is once again settled, he is confronted with a new challenge that tests him in ways he never could've imagined, leaving him to wonder if "happily ever after" is in the cards for him.
  28. "MARKING TIME" by Marie Force (Treading Water Trilogy #2) (Kindle) (A+++) Clare Harrington is considered a miracle, but everything that’s happened since she recovered from a three-year coma has been something less than miraculous. Now left to grapple with the aftermath of a selfless decision, she is home from the hospital and trying to figure out what the next chapter in her miraculous recovery has in store for her. Meanwhile, her eighteen-year-old daughter Kate, a talented singer and songwriter, sets out to pursue her musical dreams in Nashville. Her parents have agreed to allow Kate to spend a year there, but they couldn't have anticipated Kate falling in love with a much older man. Her newly divorced parents are forced back together to confront their wayward daughter.
  29. "RIDE WITH ME" by Ruthie Knox (Kindle) (A+++) When Lexie Marshall places an ad for a cycling companion, she hopes to find someone friendly and fun to cross the TransAmerica Trail with. Instead, she gets Tom Geiger - a lean, sexy loner whose bad attitude threatens to spoil the adventure she's spent years planning. Roped into the cycling equivalent of a blind date by his sister, Tom doesn't want to ride with a chatty, go-by-the-map kind of woman, and he certainly doesn't want to want her. Too bad the sight of Lexie with a bike between her thighs really turns his crank. Even Tom's stubborn determination to keep Lexie at a distance can't stop a kiss from leading to endless nights of hotter-than-hot sex. But when the wild ride ends, where will they go next?
  30. "VERISEAL" by Marliss Melton (Navy SEALs Team Twelve #8) (Kindle) (C) Dr. Libby Granger, professor of British Lit, is flattered by the attentions of the new graduate assistant, Bruce Kimball. Not only is Bruce young and virile, he's a decorated veteran, a former Navy SEAL. However, four months into their relationship, the inconsistencies in Bruce's war stories prompt Libby to consult with the authentication service VeriSEAL, where she is stunned to discover that Bruce Kimball of SEAL Class 232 perished in a helicopter crash three years ago. Who, then, is the man claiming to be Bruce Kimball? Libby must entrust her fate to the appealing VeriSEAL director, Lt. Cmdr. Todd Lawson. As Todd deepens his investigation, he discovers Bruce's true name; he is Mark Earnest, a BUDs/SEAL drop-out, also from Class 232. Earnest has devised an elaborate charade to exact vengeance on the man he believes responsible for his failure, Libby's brother, Commander Daren Granger. Todd tries to warn Libby via cellphone, but it's too late. Mark Earnest has her in his clutches at the top of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, and he has no intention of letting her go.
  31. "BAD BOYFRIEND" by K.A. Mitchell (Bad in Baltimore #2) (A++) (Kindle) After Eli Wright came out, his parents threw him out. In the five years since, he’s made his own way, lived by his own rules, determined to never change himself - not for anyone. He’s not against finding Mr. Right, but Mr. Right Now will do just fine. Quinn Maloney’s reward for ten years of faithfully keeping his closeted boyfriend’s secrets? A hell of a wake-up call to go with his morning coffee. Not only did Peter have affairs, he went straight to marry his pregnant girlfriend - and Quinn was to never reveal their history. With the baby’s baptism looming and Quinn expected to put on a polite front, he decides he’s had enough of playing the peacekeeper. One wink from a much younger, eyeliner-wearing guy in a bar, and Quinn’s found a perfectly outrageous date for the occasion. The date goes better than he ever imagined. And so much worse, as Eli convinces everyone they’re madly in love. That wasn’t part of the plan, but the more Quinn learns about the man behind the makeup, the more he wishes it was true.
  32. "ONE SUMMER" by JoAnn Ross (Shelter Bay #2) (A+++) Former U.S. Marine photojournalist Gabriel St. James doesn't see the world as others do. His work reflects the heart of a dispirited, disillusioned loner. When he arrives in Shelter Bay to help a fellow Marine, the last thing he expects is for that cynical veneer to crack. Then again, he never expected to meet a woman like Charity. A veterinarian with a past that would have defeated a less resilient woman, Charity still possesses a heart as generous as her name. She's known men like Gabe before - a guarded soul with an elusive nature. When they find they share an attrraction that's impossible to deny, Charity and Gabe agree to a simple affair with no expectations. But as summer unfolds and Gabe finds reasons to extend his stay in Shelter Bay, he and Charity realize there's nothing simple about falling in love and nothing easy about the choices of the heart.
  33. "WET & WILD" by Sandra Hill (Viking II #4) (A) What do you get when you cross a Viking with a Navy SEAL? A warrior with the fierce instincts of the past and the rigorous training of America's most elite fighting corps? A totally buff hero-in-the-making who hasn't had a woman in roughly a thousand years? A wise guy with a time-warped sense of humor chanting grody jodies? A dyed-in-the-wool romantic with a hopeless crush on his hands-off superior officer?
  34. "DARK SEDUCTION" by Cheyenne McCray (Altered States #1) (Kindle) (C) Despite the fact that Tori Adams wants nothing better than to relax with a good beer alone in the local cop hangout, she meets Logan Savage who turns her world around. After an evening of cat and mouse, they end up spending one of the hottest weekends together that she’s ever experienced. He’s everything she could ever want in a man - in bed and out. Tori is a freelance undercover agent for the Paranormal Intelligence Agency. The PIA is a highly secretive government agency that does whatever it takes to accomplish its missions, including black ops. Tori has special “talents” that make her one of the most sought-after assets in the underground world of espionage. What she didn’t expect was Logan to be her next undercover assignment. He’s the owner of Savage Industries, one of the most respected private tech firms in the U.S.…And according to the PIA, he’s also one of the bad guys. The PIA reports he’s close to selling elite technology that his company has developed to a foreign faction. If he’s successful, that would prove extremely dangerous to the U.S. government as well as all governments around the world. Logan fell hard for Tori, but she’s not returning his calls. It’s as if she’s disappeared. He begins spending time again with his ex-girlfriend, Carla. He finds her somehow different than she’s ever been and he’s drawn to her in ways he hadn’t before, despite his feelings for Tori. He only knew Tori for one weekend - one incredible weekend - but he still finds it hard to forget her despite Carla. But his paranormal talents are telling him something is wrong…And he intends to find out exactly what that is. Tori feels like she’s being ripped apart. Thanks to her abilities, she’s able to take the identity of Logan’s ex-girlfriend, Carla. Tori can’t help falling for him even harder than before. He’s the enemy, she has to constantly remind herself. It’s not long before her true and stop what is one of the most dangerous thefts ever to happen in the U.S. At the same time they must trust each other, and trust a love that rises from the ashes.
  35. "AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG" by Susan Donovan (San Francisco Dog-Walking Group #1) (A+++) Can man's best friend help her find Mr. Right? Josie Sheehan collects relationships the way some women collect designer handbags. Now, at thirty-five, she has exactly one male in her life: her Labradoodle, Genghis. In fact Josie, along with the three very single women in her dog-walking group, has recently sworn off men, resigning herself to long walks in the park with her devoted, four-legged friend. All bets are off, however, when she meets Rick Rousseau, a pet-company CEO who is smart, sexy, and, best of all, head-over-heels for Josie. Even Genghis, an ecxcellent judge of character, seems to know that Rick is the real deal. But just when Josie starts to think that she has found something more enduring than puppy kove, she discovers that Rick has a complicated past - and a secret that could put the woman he loves in serious danger.
  36. "THE BROTHERS BISHOP" by Bart Yates (A++++) Tommy and Nathan Bishop are as different as two brothers can be. Carefree and careless, Tommy is the golden boy who takes men into his bed with a seductive smile and turns them out just as quickly. No one can resist him - and no one can control him, either. That salient point certainly isn't lost on his brother. Nathan is all about control. At thirty-one, he is as dark and complicated as Tommy is light and easy, and he is bitter beyond his years. While Tommy left for the excitement of New York City, Nathan has stayed behind, teaching high school English in their provincial hometown, surrounded by the reminders of their ruined family history and the legacy of anger that runs through him like a scar. Now, Tommy has come home to the family cottage by the sea for the summer, bringing his unstable, sexual powder keg of an entourage - and the distant echoes of his family's tumultuous past - with him. Tommy and his lover Philip are teetering on the brink of disaster, while their married friends, Camille and Kyle, perfect their steps in a dance of denial, each partner pulling Nathan deeper into the fray. And when one of Nathan's troubled students, Simon, begins visiting the house, the slow fuse is lit on a highly combustible mix. During a heady two-week party filled with drunken revelations, bitter jealousies, caustic jabs and tender reconciliations, Tommy and Nathan will confront the legacy of their twisted family history - the angry, abusive father and the tragic death of their mother - and finally, to the one secret that has shaped their entire lives. It is a summer that will challenge everything Nathan remembers and unravel Tommy's carefully constructed facade, drawing them both unwittingly into a drama with echoes of the past...one with unforeseen and very dangerous consequences.
  37. "HONEYSUCKLE SUMMER" by Sherryl Woods (Sweet Magnolias #7) (A+++) Her devastating marriage behind her, Raylene Hammond is truly thankful for her best friends, the Sweet Magnolias. They've taken her in, shielding her from the world. Then she meets sheriff's deputy Carter Rollins, and suddenly Raylene's haven no longer feels quite so safe. Carter understands why Raylene is trapped inside. He's even taken to bringing the outside world to her. But with two kid sisters to raise, just how much time can he devote to this woman who's stolen his heart? Raylene knows Carter is a man worth loving, but she may never be strong enough to accept what he's offering. How long can she ask him to wait? Maybe they'll never have more than this one sweet summer.

Currently Reading -

  1. "Tag You're It" by Penny McCall

Currently Listening To -

  1. "Third Degree" by Greg Iles (unabridged Audio CD)

To Be Read - Alphabetically by Author not reading order

  1. "The Bodyguard:" "Temptation on Ice"/Cherry Adair "Temptation in Shadow"/Gina Showalter "Hunting Temptation"/ Lorie O'Claire
  2. "Dark and Dangerous" by Jeanne Adams
  3. "Kiss of Midnight" by Lara Adrian
  4. "Honk if You Love Real Men: Four Tales of Erotic Romance" by Carrie Alexander, Pamela Britton, Susan Donovan, Lora Leigh
  5. "Two Little Miracles" by Caroline Anderson
  6. "Here to Stay" by Catherine Anderson (A Harrigan Family Novel #4)
  7. "Sun Kissed" by Catherine Anderson (Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan #7)
  8. "The Heart Mender: A Story of Second Chances by Andy Andrews
  9. "Summer Rental" by Mary Kay Andrews
  10. "Pieces of My Sister's Life" by Elizabeth Joy Arnold
  11. "Track of the Cat" by Nevada Barr (Anna Pigeon #1)
  12. "Witch Fire" by Anya Bast (Elemental Witches #1)
  13. "Breathe" by Lisa T. Bergren (Homeward Trilogy #1)
  14. "A Lion Called Christian:The True Story of the Remarkable Bond between Two Friends" by Anthony Bourke and John Rendall
  15. "Doc Holliday" by Matt Braun (The Gunfighter Chronicles) (abridged Audio CD)
  16. "Along Came a Husband" by Helen Brenna (Island to Remember #4)
  17. "Chances Are" by Barbara Bretton
  18. "A Man to Die For" by Suzanne Brockmann (unabridged Audible*)
  19. "Bittersweet Rain" by Sandra Brown (unabridged Audio CD)
  20. "Love's Encore" by Sandra Brown (abridged Audio CD)
  21. "April & Oliver" by Tess Callahan
  22. "Key West" by Stella Cameron (New Orleans PD #1)
  23. "Comanche Trail" by Will Camp (Tony Hillerman's Frontier #7)
  24. "Mind Tryst" by Robyn Carr
  25. "Redwood Bend" by Robyn Carr (Virgin River #18)
  26. "Sworn to Silence" by Linda Castillo (Kate Burkholder #1)
  27. "Secrets She Left Behind" by Diane Chamberlain
  28. "61 Hours" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #14)
  29. "Echo Burning" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #5)
  30. "One Shot" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #9)
  31. "The Affair" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #16) (unabridged Audible*)
  32. "Worth Dying For" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #15)
  33. "Wyoming Winter" by Judy Christenberry (The Randalls)
  34. "Lonestar Sanctuary" by Colleen Coble (Lonestar #1)
  35. "Sing Me Home" by Jerri Corgiat (Home #1)
  36. "Don't Mess With Texas" by Christie Craig (Texas #1)
  37. "Welcome to Temptation" by Jennifer Cruise (Temptation #1)
  38. "Double Play: Ambushed!/High-Caliber Cowboy" by B.J. Daniels
  39. "Ice Lake" Gone Cold/B.J. Daniels - Cold Heat/Dolores Fossen - Stone Cold/Julie Miller
  40. "Dark Deceptions" by Dee Davis (A-TAC #1)
  41. "Desperate Deeds" by Dee Davis (A-TAC #3)
  42. "Dangerous Desires" by Dee Davis (A-TAC #2)
  43. "Hidden Fire" by Jo Davis (Firefighters of Station Five #3)
  44. "Give Him the Slip" by Geralyn Dawson (Holy Terrors #1)
  45. "Scarlet Nights" by Jude Deveraux (Edilean #3)
  46. "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens (unabridged Audible*)
  47. "Secrets of Bella Terra" by Christina Dodd (Scarlet Deception #1)
  48. "Take A Chance on Me" by Susan Donovan
  49. "The Stylist" by Cai Emmons
  50. "Brother's In Blood" by Ken Englade (Tony Hillerman's Frontier #5)
  51. "The Christmas Box Collection: The Christmas Box/Timepiece/The Letter" by Richard Paul Evans
  52. "The Walk" by Richard Paul Evans (Walk #1)
  53. "Burning Wild" by Christine Feehan (Leopards #3)
  54. "Dark Celebration" by Christine Feehan (Carpathians (Dark) #11)
  55. "Dark Magic" by Christine Feehan (Carpathians (Dark) #4)
  56. "Dark Slayer" by Christine Feehan (abridged Audio CD) (Carpathians (Dark) #20)
  57. "Ruthless Game" by Christine Feehan (Ghostwalkers #9)
  58. "Street Game" by Christine Feehan (Ghostwalkers #8)
  59. "Can't Wait to Get to Heaven" by Fannie Flagg
  60. "Simon Says" by Lori Foster (SBC Fighters #2)
  61. "Buckhorn Beginnings: Sawyer/Morgan" by Lori Foster
  62. "The Secret Life of Bryan" by Lori Foster (Visitation #1)
  63. "Wild" by Lori Foster (Winston Brothers #4)
  64. "Lowcountry Summer" by Dorothea Benton Frank (Lowcountry Tale) (unabridged Audible*)
  65. "Ecstasy" by Jacquelyn Frank (The Shadowdwellers #1)
  66. "Jacob" by Jacquelyn Frank (The Nightwalkers #1)
  67. "Daniel's Gift" by Barbara Freethy
  68. "Garden of Secrets" by Barbara Freethy (Angel's Bay #5)
  69. "The Outsider" by Ann H. Gabhart (Harmony Hill #3)
  70. "Hot Wheels and High Heels" by Jane Graves
  71. "Sacred Evil" by Heather Graham (Krewe of Hunters #3)
  72. "Black Ties and Lullabies" by Jane Graves
  73. "A Client Called Noah" by Josh Greenfield (A Family Journey Continued, Noah #2)
  74. "Ape House" by Sara Gruen
  75. "Same Kind of Different as Me" by Ron Hall & Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent
  76. "Winter Garden" by Kristin Hannah (unabridged Audio CD)
  77. "One Child" by Torey L. Hayden
  78. "The Negotiator" by Dee Henderson (O'Malley #1)
  79. "How to Knit a Love Song" by Rachael Herron (Cypress Hollow Yarn #1)
  80. "Until There Was You" by Kristan Higgins
  81. "Still Waters" by Tami Hoag (abridged Audio CD)
  82. "Magic" by Tami Hoag
  83. "Jubilee" by B.J. Hoff
  84. "A Game of Chance" by Linda Howard (Mackenzies #5)
  85. "Kill and Tell" by Linda Howard (John Medina #1)
  86. "Daniel" by Tracy Hughes (Return to Calloway Corners)
  87. "Surrender Bay" by Denise Hunter (Nantucket Love Story #1)
  88. "Dead Sleep" by Greg Iles (unabridged Audible*)
  89. "Delaney's Desert Sheikh" by Brenda Jackson (Westmoreland's #1)
  90. "Temperatures Rising" by Brenda Jackson (Mother Nature Matchmaker #1)
  91. "Devious" by Lisa Jackson (New Orleans/Rick Bentz/Reuben Montoya) (unabridged Audio CD)
  92. "Lost Souls" by Lisa Jackson (New Orleans #6) (abridged Audio CD)
  93. "Knit Two" by Kate Jacobs (Friday Night Knitting Club #2)
  94. "A Lot Like Love" by Julie James
  95. "Cruel Intent" by J.A. Jance (Alison Reynolds #4)
  96. "Fatal Error" by J.A. Jance (Alison Reynolds #6) (unabridged Audible*)
  97. "Fire and Ice" by J.A. Jance (Joanna Brady #13 & J.P. Beaumont #19)
  98. "Lying in Wait" by J.A. Jance (J.P. Beaumont #11)
  99. "Blood Game" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan #9)
  100. "Chasing the Night" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan #11)
  101. "Eight Days to Live" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan #10)
  102. "The Storm that is Sterling" by Lisa Renee Jones
  103. "The Cowboy" by Joan Johnston (Bitter Creek #1)
  104. "At Home in Mitford" by Jan Karon (Mitford #1)
  105. "Born to Be Bad" by Sherrilyn Kenyon - One Bad Night/Bad to the Bone/Captivated by You
  106. "One Tuesday Morning" by Karen Kingsbury (9/11 #1)
  107. "A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog" by Dean Koontz
  108. "Fired Up" by Jayne Ann Krentz (Arcane Society #7) (Dreamlight #1)
  109. "In Too Deep" Jayne Anne Krentz (Arcane Society #10) (unabridged Audible*)
  110. "Going Cowboy Crazy" by Katie Lane (Deep in the Heart of Texas #1)
  111. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larrson (Millennium #1) (Audio MP3)
  112. "Wicked Night Games" by Kathleen Lawless
  113. "Mr. Strictly Business" by Day Leclaire (Man of the Month - Mr. February)
  114. "Suddenly Sexy" by Linda Francis Lee
  115. "Mr. Paradise" by Elmore Leonard
  116. "The Revelation" by Beverly Lewis (Abram's Daughters #5)
  117. "The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship and the Redemptive Power of Music" by Steve Lopez
  118. "Fangs for the Memories" by Kathy Love
  119. "Shadow and Silk" by Elizabeth Lowell (Risk Ltd #2) (Kindle)
  120. "Stone Creek" by Victoria Lustbader
  121. "A Turn in the Road" by Debbie Macomber (Blossom Street)
  122. "Call Me Mrs. Miracle" by Debbie Macomber
  123. "Completely Smitten" "Completely Smitten" by Susan Mellery #1) "Her's For the Weekend" by Fern Michaels
  124. "Sunset Bay" by Susan Mallery (unabridged Audio CD)
  125. "The Sassy One" by Susan Mallery (The Marcelli Sisters of Passion Road #2)
  126. "Hotshot" by Catherine Mann (Dark Ops #2)
  127. "VeriSEAL" by Marliss Melton (Navy SEALs Team Twelve #8) (Kindle)
  128. " Mistletoe Mine" by Emily March (Eternity Springs #4) (Kindle)
  129. "A Song for My Mother" by Kat Martin
  130. "Hot Rain" by Kat Martin
  131. "Scent of Roses" by Kat Martin
  132. "The Summit" by Kat Martin (Paranormal #2)
  133. "Tall, Dark and Lethal" by Dana Marton
  134. "Hard and Fast" by Erin McCarthy (Fast Track #2)
  135. "Shadow's Stand" by Sarah McCarthy (Hell's Eight #5)
  136. "Out of Control" by Shannon McKenna (McCloud Brothers #3)
  137. "The First Sin" by Cheyenne McCray (Lexi Steele #1)
  138. "Slow Kill" by Michael McGarrity (Kevin Kerney #9)
  139. "We Bought A Zoo" by Benjamin Mee
  140. "VeriSEAL" by Marliss Melton (SEAL Team Twelve #8) (Kindle)
  141. "A Creed Country Christmas" by Linda Lael Miller (Montana Creeds #4)
  142. "A Creed in Stone Creek" by Linda Lael Miller (Montana Creeds #5)
  143. "A Wanted Man" by Linda Lael Miller (Stone Creek #2)
  144. "Don't Look Now" by Linda Lael Miller (Look Book #1)
  145. "Holiday in Stone Creek" by Linda Lael Miller (Stone Creek #4)
  146. "McKettrick's Luck" by Linda Lael Miller (McKettrick Men)
  147. "Princess Annie" by Linda Lael Miller (Quade #3)
  148. "Ragged Rainbows: Ragged Rainbows/Miracle Baby" by Linda Lael Miller/Janice Kay Johnson
  149. "Spell of the Highlander" by Karen Marie Moning (Highlander #7)
  150. "Come Up and See Me Sometime" by Lucy Monroe
  151. "Moon Awakening" by Lucy Monroe (Children of the Moon #1)
  152. "Last Light Over Carolina" by Mary Alice Monroe
  153. "The Angel" by Carla Neggers (BPD-FBI #2)
  154. "The Whisper" by Carla Neggers (BPD-FBI #4)
  155. "Inside" by Brenda Novak (Bulletproof #1)
  156. "Tall, Dark and Deadly" by Lorie O'Clare (FBI Sex Crimes #1)
  157. "Motion to Suppress" by Perri O'Shaughnessy (unabridged Audio CD) (Nina Reilly #1)
  158. "Heart Search" by Robin D. Owens (Heart #10)
  159. "It Happens Every Spring" by Catherine Palmer & Gary Chapman (Four Seasons #1)
  160. "Nelson's Brand/Lonetree Ranchers Colt" by Diana Palmer/Kathie DeNosky
  161. "The 9th Judgment" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  162. "The Christmas Cookie Club" by Ann Pearlman (unabridged Audio CD)
  163. "Vanish in Plain Sight" by Marta Perry (Amish Suspense #1)
  164. "Lucky Charm" by Carly Phillips (Lucky #1)
  165. "Serendipity" by Carly Phillips (Serendipity #1)
  166. "It Had to be You" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  167. "The Perfect Poison" by Amanda Quick (Arcane Society #6)
  168. "My Sister, Myself" by Tara Taylor Quinn (Shelter Valley #2)
  169. "Home at Last Chance" by Hope Ramsay (Last Chance #2)
  170. "Until There Was You" by Francis Ray (Grayson Family #1)
  171. "The Best Little Boy in the World" by John Reid (Growing up Gay in America #1)
  172. "Driftless" by David Rhodes
  173. "Dangerous Lover" by Lisa Marie Rice (Dangerous Trilogy #1)
  174. "Into the Crossfire" by Lisa Marie Rice (Protectors #1)
  175. "Fox River" by Emilie Richards
  176. "Chaos in Death" by J.D. Robb (In Death) (unabridged Audible*)
  177. "Automatic Proposal" by Kelsey Roberts (Miami Confidential #2)
  178. "Freefall" by JoAnn Ross (High Risk #1)
  179. "Gastion Part 2: From Dream to Destiny" by Caddy Rowland (Gastion #2) (Kindle)
  180. "Gastion Part 1: The Cost of the Dream" by Caddy Rowland (Gastion #1)
  181. "Lone Star Legacy" by Roxanne Rustand
  182. "Deep in the Heart" by Sharon Sala
  183. "Nine Lives" by Sharon Sala (Cat Dupree #1)
  184. "Head Over Heels" by Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor #3)
  185. "Superb and Sexy" by Jill Shalvis (Sky High Air #3)
  186. "The Sweetest Thing" by Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor #2)
  187. "44 Scotland Street" by Alexander McCall Smith (44 Scotland Street #1)
  188. "Safe Haven" by Nicholas Sparks (unabridged Audible*)
  189. "Legacy" by Danielle Steel
  190. "The House" by Danielle Steel (abridged Audio CD)
  191. "Dead Wrong" by Mariah Stewart (Dead #1)
  192. "Mercy Street" by Mariah Stewart (Mercy Street Foundation #1)
  193. "Blacker than a Thousand Midnights" by Susan Straight
  194. "Angel in Blue" by Mary Suzanne (unabridged Audible*)
  195. "Midnight Caller" by Leslie Tentler (Midnight #1)
  196. "The Hot Flash Club Chills Out" 

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These are in no certain order, but as the mood hits...... I'll be adding more as I decide what to read.

Catnap by Carole Nelson Douglas --- First in the Midnight Louie series.  Took a little while to get into the book, but then it got interesting.  I'll read some more of the series.

Charade by Sandra Brown --- reading, too

The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry --- Definitely a must read if you're a fan of the fast-paced, history-based mystery/suspense.  Steve Berry captured my attention with The Amber Room and this book certainly equals it for non-stop action.  Can't wait to read more of his books!

Drop Shot by Harlan Coben--- also reading

Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark --- Mary H. Clark is really one of the best mystery writers if you want a tight, well-written plot without all the blood and gore. She weaves a score of people's lives together to bring the story to a surprising ending. I've enjoyed  every one of her books that I've read so far. She never fails. 

Simple Genius by David Baldacci ---Wow!! This is one of those books that, once you start, you don't want to put down.  I started it after supper Saturday night and read over half of it until midnight when I had to go to bed!!  Started again after church this afternoon and finished it.  Amazing book, scary to think what a rouge CIA agent and others can do. I love all Baldacci's books!

Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy--- reading now

Missing Joseph by Elizabeth George --- waiting in the wings

Forever by Jude Deveraux --- This is a cross between fantasy, mystery, romance and a little bit of improbability.  I had a hard time getting into this until about 2/3 of the way through, then it grabbed my attention and didn't let go until the last page. Engaging main characters, with a host of minor characters who flesh out the story.

Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich--- in reserve

The Fifth Victim by Beverly Barton -- Don't start this book if you have something else to do!!  This is one you won't want to put down until you've turned the last page, this was definitely an all-nighter.  Can't wait to read the next 2 in this trilogy.  A great book.

Mismatch by Tami Hoag --- One of Tami Hoag's older books, not much substance, but sweet characters and fun dialogue. I much prefer her later mysteries.

Isle of Palms by Dorothea Benton Frank  --- When Dorothea B. Frank writes a novel, you can hear the ocean, feel the salty breeze and remember what it's like to visit the Lowcountry.  Her characters are always real and their lives resemble the reader's or people we know.  This is one of those books you hate to see end. Highly recommended.

The 13th Juror by John Lescroart

False Prophet by Faye Kellerman --- A continuation of the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series.  As always Faye Kellerman writes a compelling story that keeps the reader turning the pages late into the night.  Peter Decker and his partner, Margie Dunn, investigate several murders, all linked to the same person/persons.  Always a winner.

The Appeal by John Grisham --- up next

Alone by Lisa Gardner

Cry Mercy by Mariah Stewart --- 2nd in the Mercy Street series. A real page-turner.  Some of the same characters from Cry Mercy with new ones added, still looking for missing people ... with a twist.  Highly recommended.

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Starting Daisychain by GJ Moffat in print.

Still listening to the heartbreaking You Believers by Jane Bradley.

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Currently Reading

  1. The Bone House by Brian Freeman

Currently Listening to

  1. The Litigators by John Grisham


  1. Dog On it by Spencer Quinn
  2. The Keeper of Lost Cause by Jussi Adler-Olsen
  3. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
  4. Our Kind of Traitor by John Le Carre
  5. The Complaints by Ian Rankin
  6. Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  8. Sting Moment of Truth by Steve Borden
  9. L.A. Outlaws by T Jefferson Parker
  10. The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver



  1. Motion to Suppress by Perri O'shaughnessy
  2. Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake
  3. Private by James Patterson
  4. Stalking Angel by Robert Crais
  5. Shadow Prey by John Sandford
  6. The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner
  7. The Chase by Clive Cussler
  8. The Kill Clause by Gregg Hurwitz
  9. Compelling Evidence by Steve Martini
  10. Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein
  11. Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter
  12. Until Proven Guilty by J.A. Jance
  13. Dark of the Moon by P.J. Parrish
  14. Edge of Evil by J.A. Jance
  15. Ice Station by Matt Reilly
  16. The Favored Queen by Carolly Erickson
  17. Cemetery Girl by David Bell
  18. City of the Sun by David Levien
  19. Two for Dough by Janet Evanovich
  20. The Black Echo by Michael Connelly

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  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
  • Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay

Currently Reading

  • The London Train by Tessa Hadley
  • The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes

Listening To

  • Delicate Edible Birds by Lauren Groff

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  1. The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis
  2. The Long Walk by Stephen King
  3. T. rex and the Crater of Doom by Walter Alvarez
  4. Forbidden Fruit by paul Kurtz
  5. A Whiff of Madness by Ron Goulart
  6. A Universe From Nothing by Lawrence Krauss
  7. The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker
  8. Denying Science by John Grant


  1. Human Smoke by Nicholson Baker
  2. The Fermata by Nicholson Baker
  3. Idoru by William Gibson
  4. American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis

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  1. American Reform Judaism:  An Introduction by Dana Evan Kaplan  
  2. Inside Apple by Adam Lashinsky
  3. The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson


  1. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  2. Reading Lolita in Tehran:  A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi (Audio) (Slowly since I'm reading the books along with them)
  3. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (Reading small portion per day)
  4. The Holy Qur'an in Today's English by Yahiya Emerick (Reading small portion per day)
  5. Wicca:  A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham (Reading small portion occasionally)
  6. The Women's Torah Commentary by Elyse Goldstein (Reading weekly)
  7. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (Reading small portion per day)

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Finished:  "Maggie-Now" by Betty Smith, "Candy Girl" by Diablo Cody, "At the Edge" by Cait London, "The Wives of Henry Oades" by Johanna Moran and "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova.

Reading:  "The Help" by K. Stockett

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Reading Crossed by Allie Condie

Listening to Twilight Bk1

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Beside a Burning Sea

Beside a Burning Sea
Author: John Shors

Best book I have read in a long time.  Loving it.

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A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick - Not sure what genre to put this in, just fiction I guess. It was an average book, unique story but just average writing. 

The White Lioness by Henning Mankell - Another excellent Wallander book. I did get a little bored with some of the South African parts, went on a little long in a couple places, but not too badly. 

My Blind Date Went Blind by Virginia Vitzthum - Really funny true stories of horrible dates. People can be so weird. 

Stuck In Neutral by Terry Trueman  - Nowhere near as good as the last book of his I read. This one was ok, about a severly handicapped boy stuck in his body but mentally aware and whether his father might be wanting to kill him to 'end his pain'. Turns out the author has a similarly handiapped son so it's probably a catharsis for him but it lack all the genius of the other book of his I read, Inside Out. I was disappointed.  

A Call To Darkness by Michael Jan Friedman - It is supposed to be a Start Trek TNG book but it could have been about any characters. Very little to identify it with ST. The characters didn't even know who they were for most of the book so they really were not acting like their characters. It's an average light sci fi story but a disappointment if you're expecting a ST tie in. 

Fiesty First Ladies by Autumn Stephens - Interesting facts about women in and around the White House. Not just woves but sisters, daughters, reporters, politicians, mistresses, and woman that has a connection to the WH. Lots of tidbits about the presidents too, especially in how they related to women and which ones let their wives co-preside. It went on long before Hilary. 

Bright Lights Big Ass by Jen Lancaster - Not quite as good as the first book because there wasn't much cohesiveness to it but I still enjoyed it. She's still funny and there were even a couple moments where she exposed a glimpse of humanity. 


The Birth Order Book by Keith Leman


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Reading:  Love You More by Lisa Gardner

Listening to:  The Innocent Man by John Grisham


liking them both so far

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Finished in Feb.:

  1. Cooking up Murder by Miranda Bliss (Kindle)
  2. The Twelve by Stuart Neville (also published as The Ghosts of Belfast in the UK)
  3. The State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy (Kindle)

Currently reading:

  • A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny (audio)
  • What Remains of Heaven by C.S. Harris
  • A Deadly Penance by Maureen Ash (Kindle)

Up next:

  • The Body on the Beach by Simon Brett (audio)
  • A Bad Day For Scandal by Sophie Littlefield





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Currently reading:

  • In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming - Cozy mystery, quite good!
  • Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

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I just finished this book last night , it was an amazing story. It is a bit controversial ,so may not be everyones cup of tea. i've been going through a

reading slump latley but once I picked this up I couldnt put it down. Its a keeper for me...lol


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I keep starting books but never finish them because I have been busy with school and trying to keep up with classes. :(

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Gave up on Bossypants in audio. Now listening to Mourn Not Your Dead by Deborah Crombie. Currently reading City of Ice by John Farrow. Not really wowed so far.
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I just finished Home Front by Kristin Hannah....so emotional, a wonderful story of the human spirit.  Once you start you cannot put it down.  If you are a fan of her books you will not be disappointed.  A definate 5 star book.

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Well, one funny book and one Zombie series that, by damn, I am ending up buying:

Pope Patrick by Peter de Rosa.  Just Hilarious.  If you are Catholic or former Catholic, you will laugh and laugh at the antics of these Cardinals.

Autumn zombie series by David Moody.  I have to buy them because after I read one, I have to see what happens.  Wish I could just wait for an Ominibus edition of the four books. 

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I FINALLY took the time to read and started a wonderful book.  THE FIFTH WOMAN, by Henning Mankell which continues the Kurt Wallander  series , is great. If you like Scandinavian mysteries, you will  like this.


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Gave up on What is the What by Dave Eggers.  

Currently reading Little Children by Tom Perrotta (off to a slow start but I'm getting into it).

Currently listening to The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (which I've been "listening" to for quite some time...I'm bad about finishing audio books).

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I'm bad about finishing audio books).

So am I.  I listen to them 1/2 hour at a time and by the 3/4 mark, I have often moved on.....

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Started: The Lonely Polygamist~Brady Udall: Hilarious so far, which is good because I need the laff! To be picked up later: Self Reliance~Michael Brownstein: Story is set in NYC in the 70's, main character and narrator is a freelance interviewer,so far,so good.

Almost Finished: Snow Falling on Cedars~David Guterson: My fave book for January but I keep putting it down and pick it up again!

Finished: Wartime Lies~Louis Begley: Compelling story about WW2 survivors by the author of About Schmidt.

                   Lots of thought provoking insights, please see my profile page for quote from this one! 4 stars!

                   This is the best book for Feb. Best Book  thread (See Hidden Gems) 

                   A Visit from the Goon Squad~Jennifer Egan: Good book, satisfying ending! Loved it!

Next: The Hotel on the corner of Bitter and Sweet: both recommendations from my sister

           The Art of Racing in the Rain

And of course more from the TBR pile!!!


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I could not finish John Farrow's City of Ice so I started Margot Livesey's The Flight of GemmaHardy which hooked me immediately.

Still listening to Mourn Not Your Dead. I don't really enjoy cozy mysteries, but don't have another audio lined up yet.

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The Story Of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon  , I finished reading this morning. It is an amazing beautiful tale. I didn't think Simon would be able to wrap up the story when I was down to the end of the book but she did . And it was one of the best endings I have ever read and the final sentence was one of the most endearing I have ever read too.

Now I am reading Gimp by Mark Zupan