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Subject: What are we reading 3/30 - 4/5
Date Posted: 3/30/2008 11:53 AM ET
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I'm just starting  Pregnancy of Passion by Lucy Monroe - a Harlequin Presents book.  Also reading Next to Die by Marliss Melton.

Sherri

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 12:00 PM ET
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I'm reading Solar Heat by Susan Kearney.  It's a paranormal romance. 

Sara

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 12:04 PM ET
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I'm reading Four Little Problems by Carrie Weaver.

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 12:12 PM ET
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I'm reading HIGH NOON by Nora Roberts.  Out of the thousands of books I've read, this is my first by her. Go figure.

Just finished EXTREME DANGER by Shannon McKinna........loved it.

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 12:33 PM ET
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Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian.

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 12:44 PM ET
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Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas.  Her writing is easy to slip into. :)

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 1:23 PM ET
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I'm reading Satisfaction Guaranteed by Charlene Teglia - finished the 1st of the 3 stories before bed this morning and it's a pretty good book so far!

I also have several other books in various stages of completion and others lined up ready to go when the mood strikes!

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 2:33 PM ET
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Just finished Too Much Temptation by Lori Foster, and am halfway through the 2nd story in 3 Brides for 3 Bad Boys by Lucy Monroe. 

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 2:42 PM ET
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I read Double Fantasy by Cheryl Holt yesterday - I didn't love it.  It's about twin men and I was more intrigued by the secondary story of Jack and Sarah than by the main characters of Jamie and Anne.  There is some incest involved as well which didn't really bug me but may bug others.  And the horrible past of Jamie and Jack was hinted at but never really explored which I thought was a shame...cause I think that would have made me be more sympathetic to Jamie.  And it would have made Anne's acceptance/understanding of his behavior make more sense if she had gotten some insight into his past.  Not the worst book I've ever read - it did help me pass an afternoon!

I went to the grocery store and per my usual - ended up buying a couple of books.  Hard to Handle by Lori Foster and The Price of Pleasure by Connie Mason.  I started the Connie Mason book but since it's upstairs and I'm kind of lazy at the moment, I'll start reading Hard to Handle.

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 5:21 PM ET
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I just finished off Falling for Gracie by Susan Mallery.  Very entertaining read!

I don't know what I'm gonna read next, I've got a couple more WL books but I don't know if I'm in the mood to read them.

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 5:29 PM ET
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I actually started a mystery by Robert Parker.  He's quick and fun and suits my frenetic mood. 



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Date Posted: 3/30/2008 6:06 PM ET
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I finished Pregnancy of Passion by Lucy Monroe and I really enjoyed it.  He's Sicilian and the story is set in Italy and yes - he's VERY "macho" if that's the right word. LOL   But deep down he's a man in love who can't/won't admit it because of his pride.  It was a very believable story.

Not sure what I'm reading next.   I'm still also reading  Next to Die.

Sherri

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 10:08 PM ET
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Well, I am not having quite so much fun, fun, fun because my Dakota Cassidy and Charlene Teglia books didn't get here for the weekend.  But boy, I'll be a the post office nice and early tomorrow.

So I had a Shelby Reed readathon this weekend.  (Ellora's Cave type books).  I read:

Midnight Rose - a vampire romance.  Unusual because he had a teenage son going through the "change" that comes with puberty.  And when vampire adolescents change they change fast.  The boy didn't know he and his father were vampires till now.  He thought he had a blood disease that required regular transfusions.  So take any angsty teenage boy and multiply it by about a thousand and you feel for the Dad.  Certainly a different take on the vampire story.  I think the boy is supposed to get his own book. 

 

The Fifth Favor - the young man is the number one "escort" in a high priced "spa" for the famous, wealthy and powerful women of the world.  The h is older and a reporter doing a story on the "spa".  One of those places that everyone knows what it is and whispers about it but it's a "secret".  With all the high profile women around there,  I had a hard time believing that they would let a reporter anywhere near the place let alone give her an interview with their #1 (wink, wink) escort.  But once you get past that it's actually a pretty good story.  The H wasn't an abused poverty stricken child or any of that stuff, he was a college student seduced by the idea of having all that fun and making all that money.  But now he's having a mental/emotional life crisis. 

 

Love A Younger Man -  stories by Shelby Reed and Madison Hayes.  My least favorite of the three books, but the Reed story was, again, pretty good. 

I Haven't made it through my erotica/romantica/whatever it's called pile yet, but I'm getting burned out so I think it's time to work on the historical piles again.  Unless, of course, my books arrive.

 

Oh, yeah, and I think I never reported on Trouble and Wicked by Sasha White.  They are books 2 and 3 in a set that starts with Bound.  But they stand alone.  Trouble was okay but loved Wicked, Karl's story. I think he is one of those characters that people start waiting and asking for his story and it was the best of the three.

 

 

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 10:48 PM ET
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I have Pregnancy of Passion, but I've been saving it up for when I need a really good juicy read. ;-) Right now I'm finishing up The Matchmaker by Roxanne Becnel and Sarah's Child by Linda Howard. Linda Howard sure had not hit her stride yet!

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 11:12 PM ET
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I'm in the middle of the Virgin River trilogy by Robin Carr.  I just finished Virgin River and am now reading Shelter Mountain.  They remind me a little of Tara Taylor Quinn's Shelter Valley series but without quite so much never ending angst.  At the end of Carr's book I feel like these people will actually be happy while in Quinn's they still seem to be miserable.

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 11:14 PM ET
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I'm reading Naughty Little Secret by Shelley Bradley and I really, really like it. I haven't start The Accidental Countess yet. Maybe tomorrow.

Date Posted: 3/31/2008 3:07 AM ET
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i just finished up Noble Intentions by Katie MacAlister.  i thought it was enjoyable and funny - about like Noble Destiny, which is actually the second one (very loosely related) that i read a while ago.

now i'm reading a book for a Cozy swap.

Date Posted: 3/31/2008 7:25 AM ET
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I just finished Taming Eliza Jane by Shannon Stacey. What a fun book! It's historical western. Eliza comes into town on the stagecoach to enlighten the women and gets everyone riled up- especially the town doc who is also a deputy. I hope we'll be seeing more of the sheriff- he definitely needs his own story. It was funny and well written. I especially liked the author's use of describing the sounds of things to put you in the moment. It works.

 

Date Posted: 3/31/2008 8:03 AM ET
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I'm about 1/3 of the way through Secret Soldier by Dana Marton.  So far so good.

Sherri

Date Posted: 3/31/2008 8:21 AM ET
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I started reading Hard to Handle by Lori Foster last night (and this morning!).  I am still having trouble getting past the hero's name of Harley Handleman.  It just seems a bit silly and cliche since women really want to "Handle" his big "Harley". .  But the story is good so I'll deal.  And I love ultimate fighters!

Date Posted: 3/31/2008 12:13 PM ET
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I'm reading Dreaming by Jill Barnett.  It's been really funny so far.  How can anyone be such a klutz as the heroine?  Poor Richard.  And the dog snarling in his sleep everytime he hears Richard's name is just too funny.

Date Posted: 3/31/2008 12:38 PM ET
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I loved that book!  That one and Bewitching are just so sweet.  And I hate cutesie-pie stuff:P  I didn't think they were though.  Jill Barnett somehow managed to write a klutzy heroine who didn't get on my nerves.  I love the scene where she's fixing her stocking on deck and everything goes to crap:P  And the dog is hilarious.



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Date Posted: 3/31/2008 12:41 PM ET
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I just finished Night Watch by Suzanne Brockmann.  Enjoyed this one as I have enjoyed all of hers.

I'm really not sure what to read next.  I don't think I am ready to jump back into a historical at this time. 

Date Posted: 3/31/2008 12:48 PM ET
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I finished Naughty Little Secrets which was great. I was going to read The Accidental Countess next, but I'm going to save it for this weekend. I'm going to either read Nate by Beth Williamson or The Relic by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child.

Date Posted: 3/31/2008 1:21 PM ET
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Kim - it didn't work for me, I just could not read Bewitching at all, tried twice. I do like Barnet's medieval series.



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