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Subject: Sherry Thomas
Date Posted: 3/28/2008 7:32 PM ET
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Has anyone read her books yet?  Likesbooks has a good advertisement.  I'll see if I can do that daggone link thing:

http://www.likesbooks.com/sherrythomasad.htmlhttp://www.likesbooks.com/sherrythomasad.html

I don't think it worked.  crud.

Subject: Maybe this will work. I'm a computer idiot.
Date Posted: 3/28/2008 8:27 PM ET
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PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS


"Ravishingly sinful, intelligent and addictive.
An amazing debut."

— Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author


Love has designs of its own...

To all of London society, Lord and Lady Tremaine had the ideal arrangement: a marriage based on civility, courteousness, and freedom—by all accounts, a perfect marriage. The reason? For the last ten years, husband and wife have resided on separate continents.

But once upon a time, things were quite different for the Tremaines... When Gigi Rowland first laid eyes on Camden Saybrook, Lord Tremaine, the attraction was immediate and overwhelming: she simply had to have him. But what began in a spark of passion ended in betrayal the morning after their wedding — and Gigi wants to be free to marry again. Now Camden has returned from America with an outrageous demand — an heir — in exchange for Gigi's freedom.

Gigi's decision will have consequences she never imagined, as secrets are exposed, desire is rekindled — and one of London's most admired couples must either fall in love all over again...or let each other go forever.

 
Private Arrangements
Bantam (March 25, 2008)
ISBN-10: 0440244315
ISBN-13: 978-0440244318


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"A love story of remarkable depth...Entrancing from start to finish."
— Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author


"Exquisite, enchanting...An extraordinary, unputdownable love story."
— Jane Feather, New York Times bestselling author


 



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Date Posted: 3/28/2008 9:07 PM ET
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Haven't read it yet, but everything I've heard has really interested me. I definitely want to read it.

Date Posted: 3/28/2008 9:18 PM ET
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I've never heard of her.  I'll have to look it up.

Date Posted: 3/29/2008 1:20 AM ET
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i've read about it, and i'm interested even though it's not quite my usual thing.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 7:20 AM ET
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I just finished it and I thought it was the best debut romance in at least 5 years, maybe even 10, 15 yrs. Definitely a must for fans of Judith Ivory. The heroine reminded me very much of the heroine in Ivory's BEAST. BEAST is supposedly one of the author's favorite romances so not surprising.

For those of you on the WL for it, I was #4 and got the book yesterday so the list is moving fast.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 8:38 AM ET
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I just nabbed this from Denise and I can't wait to get it:P  I'll put it at the top of my TBR pile, and if I can part with it after:P, I'll offer it back out on the WL thread.  I didn't much like the heroine in Beast, so the odds might be good...

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 9:02 AM ET
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I cant wait to hear what you think, Kim!

I'll tell ya that I didnt like either the H/H in Beast. I cannot relate to people THAT obsessed with their looks but Beast was a keeper for me because I felt the H/H DID belong together and the reading experience was just entrancing.

I actually LIKED the heroine far more in PA. She was a ballsy chick, very bold and unusual for historicals. Needless to say, I am keeping my copy and i am really looking forward to her next book which I read is even more angsty. Hot dog! (i get the feeling tho that PA will probably not be topped as best romance of 2008 for me.)

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 9:50 AM ET
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The hero in Beast came across to me as just a big, insecure baby.  He makes this intolerable bed for himself and then spends the bulk of the story squriming in it.  Serves his ass right, IMO.  The heroine is a spoiled, vapid little cow, but on the other hand, he pretty much robbed her of the opportunity to be admirable, didn't he?  You can always say something like that about Judith Ivory's characters though, which is part of what makes her books so engrossing.  And I basically think all of them are keepers, whether I loved them or not.  Lydia from The Indiscretion made me absolutely furious for almost half of the book, but I was nothing less than elated when she got her HEA - the little twit!  I guess the characters of JI's I liked the most (from the same book) were Winnie and Michael from The Proposition.  Winnie was a bit of a pain, but always easy to relate to - she was a classic ugly duckling learning to be a swan, and Michael was just plain dreamy from start to finish.  And I liked Emma and Stuart from Untie My Heart a lot too.  Their little human frailties were so real and ultimately rather endearing.  I adored James from Sleeping Beauty, and thought Coco was a total pill - often an idiot who needed to learn when to open her mouth and when to shut the hell up - but it was a really engrossing read, the romance was really sweet.



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Date Posted: 4/1/2008 10:04 AM ET
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I really liked Private Arrangements it was so different from the normal swoon at your feet hist. romance you get used to.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 2:45 PM ET
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Kim, can I have dibs if you decide it's not a keeper?

I had such a hard time getting into Beast, for the reasons everyone else has mentioned, but once it hooked me, I stayed hooked.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 2:58 PM ET
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Yes, definitely, Willa, I will let you know as soon as possible.  Even if it's a keeper, for that matter, I'll be more than happy to loan it to you.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 9:12 PM ET
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Ooh... good to hear more good stuff about this book.  I read an interview with the author recently and was fascinated because Sherry Thomas was born in Qingdao, China, and lived there until she was 13.  Fascinating :)

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 9:15 PM ET
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I just got this in the mail today. The reviews at Dear Author were great.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 9:25 PM ET
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I just picked up "Private Arrangements" at Border's today, I think I'll start reading it today and post what I think if anyone is interested. :)

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 9:29 PM ET
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I've forgotten to look back at this thread I started and dang -- you all are full of info on her.  I'm going to get on the WL too.  I LOVE when a new (to me) author surfaces.

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 4:48 PM ET
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Stephanie, do you have an opinion yet?

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 5:03 PM ET
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I hear good things about it but the premise is not one I usually like.  10 years apart?  I think I'll wait awhile on this one.

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 7:00 PM ET
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I read it the other day and I couldn't put it down . I really really liked their story. Even though you want to shout at them that they are stupid and they love each other. It was really refreshing for me since I recently read all the stephanie laurens cynster novels and let me tell you monotonous(sp?). So I don't know if I liked it so much because I have recently read 12 books with the same plot or if It really was as amazing as I think.

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 8:07 PM ET
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Jessie, are you posting it, cause if you are, I'll order from you.