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Subject: It's January! What are you reading?
Date Posted: 1/3/2015 2:59 PM ET
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New Month! New Year!

I finished the year with a few good but totally forgetable books - Laces and Lace, The Dark Light of Day, When I Break. Then I started 2015 with The Law of Moses. I loved, loved, loved that book. I can't even imagine reading anything else for a while. Although maybe I'll re-read Running Barefoot (the main characters in that book made an appearance in The Law of Moses).

Date Posted: 1/3/2015 4:59 PM ET
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I finished last year with R L Mathewson's newest Neighbor from Hell, Game Plan.  Loved it, but I love all her books.  I started the new year with Kristen Ashley's Wild and Free, the last of the Three trilogy.  I also loved it and had been waiting a long time for it to come.  Not sure what's next.

Date Posted: 1/3/2015 5:05 PM ET
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I finished last year with R L Mathewson's newest Neighbor from Hell, Game Plan.

I'm reading this one now! I love this whole series.

Although maybe I'll re-read Running Barefoot (the main characters in that book made an appearance in The Law of Moses

I didn't realize this when I read it, but I LOVED The Law of Moses. I'm thinking I need to pick up Running Barefoot!

Date Posted: 1/3/2015 9:14 PM ET
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Today, I read Jaci Burton's latest in her sports series.  Pretty good. 

Now, I'm going to dive into Hot and Heavy by Elle Kennedy.  I'm loving her Out of Uniform series.  I picked up #7 when it was on sale a month or two ago for 99 cents.  The first in the series is free and I just discovered I had #2 in the series as well, must have been a freebie at one point.  Hot and Heavy is #4, #5, and #6.  I think there's 3 more at this point and I'm debating about buying them, I think I'll see once I finish the print book.

Date Posted: 1/4/2015 7:57 AM ET
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Last night I finished reading The Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred.  Without doubt one of the best books I've ever read and definitely a keeper.  

Looking forward to reading her other print books (What Price Paradise, For Love of Charley, and Second Time Around) and hoping they are just as good.

Date Posted: 1/4/2015 12:20 PM ET
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The Sweet Gum Tree broke my heart, but I loved it. I haven't read any of her others. 

Date Posted: 1/4/2015 3:40 PM ET
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Karen, you'll have to let us know about the others. I have several but haven't ever read them yet and yeah, The Sweet Gum Tree is most definitely a keeper.

Date Posted: 1/4/2015 4:04 PM ET
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I started the new year with Revenant, which was a good ending to this series. Now I'm reading an anthology, All for You. After the first two stories, I wondered why the world I had pre-ordered this. Now I'm reading the Gena Showalter story and I've finally gotten to the good one.

Date Posted: 1/4/2015 9:32 PM ET
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Finished off Hot and Heavy and bought the rest of the series.  So, went back and read #3 this morning and then finished up #5 and #6.  Now, I'm onto #8.  Loving the Navy SEALs.

Date Posted: 1/4/2015 10:54 PM ET
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Happy New Year all!!!

Well, let's get started. I too finished Revenant and it was a great ending to that series. I just finished Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks also the end of that series. This was Russel's book, the soldier turned in Vietnam and left in a coma for many years. So it was a sweet read and a good ending to the series. One little quick read that was a complete standout was Apples Should Be Red by Penny Watson, this is an older couple romance and pretty unique in that aspect. Wonderful read!! Also read Meredith Duran's A Lady's Lesson in Scandal and I could kick myself for waiting so long to read this wonderful gem. I read RL Mathewson's Game Plan as well and I never get enough of those Bradford boys and it looks like we got a whole crop coming!!! Yea!!!


 

Date Posted: 1/5/2015 1:10 PM ET
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Just finished Touch and Geaux by Abigail Roux and it was freaking awesome! Book 7 in the series, which never disappoints, btw. Those guys just give me goosies every time! Book 8 - Ball and Chain is out and I'm waiting at the virtual library for it.

Reading a freebie ebook I got over the break by KA Mitchell - ntm author I've been meaning to get to.

Date Posted: 1/5/2015 2:05 PM ET
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I got a bunch of year end freebies for my Nook.  I've been reading through them but nothing even worth reporting here, even if by a favourite author.

Date Posted: 1/5/2015 7:00 PM ET
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Ani, every time I go pick up a bunch of freebies, I tell myself never again because there's a reason most of them are free.  Of course, I do go out and get more eventually.  Sometimes I find a good one in the bunch.

Date Posted: 1/6/2015 1:00 PM ET
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The freebie was Bad Company - one of the Bad in Baltimore books. Pretty good. I really liked her writing. Not just the sexy parts. cheeky

I think next up is a Courtney Milan  - the Countess Conspiracy.

Date Posted: 1/6/2015 2:18 PM ET
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I'm reading a Josh Lanyon that I'm enjoying and wish it were longer:  Everything I Know. 

ETA:  Ending let me down.  frown



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Date Posted: 1/6/2015 6:58 PM ET
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Karen , I love sweet gum tree , its on my keeper shelf and also I have it listed on my profile where I keep a list of my favorites.

Like you , when I feel in love with that book I went to find more of her books, They IMO , are not even close to sweet gum tree.

Date Posted: 1/6/2015 7:20 PM ET
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Still reading my SEALs, I just started book #9 which is a menage book, my most favorite kind.

Date Posted: 1/8/2015 4:31 PM ET
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Finished two quick reads Lori Foster's Hard Knocks prequel to her new series and Cecilia Grant's A Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong (Blackshears), they were both good reads and glad that I picked them up. I am going to pursue both series for 2015.

Date Posted: 1/16/2015 5:46 PM ET
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I'm on book 3 of the Bluewater Bay series published by Riptide.  The first Starstruck Author: L.A. Witt was kind of flat.  Since I already had the next 2 though, I'm happy I read on.  The second (There's Something About Ari Author: L.B. Gregg) was a delight and I'm enjoying the third too   (Hell on Wheels by ZA Maxfield) I see 2 more have been published so I'll probably pick those up also. 

Date Posted: 1/16/2015 8:41 PM ET
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I just finished the Gentry Brothers trilogy, Draw, Risk, and Game by Cora Brent. New Adult is not my usual thing, but I really enjoyed these.

Date Posted: 1/17/2015 1:43 PM ET
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Just finished Marie Force's Fatal Affair. Really enjoyed it, I'll follow up on that series. Also finished Sylvia Day's Razor's Edge and that was a bit of a disappointment. Way too short. It could have been good if there had been a bit of character development and more 'story' to the story.

Right now I'm reading Wanting by Piper Vaughn (an m/m) and it's pretty good so far. Freebie on Amazon.
 

Date Posted: 1/17/2015 3:45 PM ET
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Now I'm reading Jase in The Men of Steel box set by MJ Fields.

Date Posted: 1/17/2015 4:59 PM ET
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I need to read the Men of Steel books. I read the short story awhile back then went ahead and picked up the rest of them...now I need to actually read them! lol   I did love those guys in the short story.

I haven't had much reading time lately at all and its starting to drive me nuts. I need my reading time. It helps me keep my sanity. Things are starting to calm down a bit though, so here's to hoping I can squeeze some book time in.

Date Posted: 1/18/2015 9:06 AM ET
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I'm in the same boat - busy at work and have something going on every weekend. Since the beginning of the year, I read one book (Law of Moses - loved it), skimmed another only to find out how it ended (Filthy Beautiful Love) and started a few that I just couldn't get into, maybe because of my limited time.

Oh, I also re-read Running Barefoot.



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Date Posted: 1/18/2015 11:06 AM ET
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I've been reading a bunch of paper books, getting ready for the next EVB round.  His to Command by Opal Carew, the Bridled series by Natalie Acres, now I'm working on Trinity Broken by Jamie Craig.

His to Command, I ended up skimming more towards the end, I'm finding her stuff really repetative the more she writes.  The Bridled series makes me wonder why I even try to read Natalie Acres.  At least they were short.  And, really, 1 gal and 8 guys?  That's just a little too much.

Trinity Broken is much more emotional and will definitely be better than the other 3 books I read this last week.

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