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Subject: What are we reading Aug 19 - 25
Date Posted: 8/19/2007 6:15 AM ET
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I finally finished "Beau Crusoe" by Carla Kelly, the hero was a very tortured person, having been stranded on a desert island for several years. He was an officer in the Navy and his ship sunk. He and a few other sailors were in a life boat but he is the only one that made it to the island alive. The romance between him and the heroine was really a sweet story. She was a widow with a child and has some issues herself.

If anyone wants this book, it's very slightly water damaged and I'll send it to you free. No order required, just pm me with your address. :)

No idea yet what I'm going to read next.....

Edited to add that the copy of Beau Crusoe is taken.



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Date Posted: 8/19/2007 12:16 PM ET
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whoa! short thread! forgot we get a new one on Sunday! :-)

stayed up late and finished the bombshell I was reading and it was pretty good! not sure I'd call it 'romance' though the dude was pretty danged hot in the one and only scene LOL! I'd take him in a heartbeat! Ok..i liked the character being older (still younger than me but not a ditzy 20 yr old doing really stupid stuff!) though I wouldn't have tried taking on the mafia and FBI myself I can understand someone wanting their life back after their ex did all the bad stuff and still wont' leave her alone. parts were a bit unbelievable but I've read far more unbelievable and overall I liked this one and plan on reading her Stella books from bombshell(think there's 2) and the stripper mystery series. was gonna start the hannah swenson mystery 'chocolate chip cookie murder' but haven't decided exactly yet! also have some blaze titles and more duets/flipsides along with some other stuff LOL! maybe I'll walk to the shelf/piles and pick soemthing 'different'!

Date Posted: 8/19/2007 12:52 PM ET
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I finally finished the Diana Palmer I was reading all last week.  Didn't turn out to be a good week to read, work was just nuts.

Read a Harlequin Presents yesterday afternoon and I don't even remember the title and now I'm on to Sins of a Tanner by Peggy Moreland, a Silhouette Desire that came in a box of them I got off of Ebay.

Date Posted: 8/19/2007 3:10 PM ET
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I was trying to be 'good' and keep up with the titles I read in the books we're reading sticky (more so I can look back and get as ense of accomplishment I guess!) but I've forgotten a lot of the titles already  unless I dig back through these weekly threads! but at least I'm reading.

Sarah, if you come across any of those bachelor battalion books someone posted about lemme know if you're gonna post 'em! I have mabye half I think..might order the other santini one since the poster said there are 3 abut those sisters and I have one and the 2nd on the way...I think last santini virgin is thenane of the other one...hate' virgin' in the title..think I'll post in the pet peeves about that if I haven't already LOL! i't sembarrassing to even hold in the store!

Date Posted: 8/19/2007 3:59 PM ET
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I am finishing up a book called Aunt Dimity and the Duke.  It's a cozy mystery with a bit of romance thrown in.  It's a nice story. 

The next book I am going to read is Queen of Babble in the Big City by Meg Cabot.  This one is fiction but has romance in it. 

Date Posted: 8/19/2007 4:18 PM ET
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I just finished Fair Haven by JoAnn Ross. It's about Erin O'Halloran, a relief doctor who's seen too much war. She travels to Ireland to help and hopefully save her friend and mentor Dr. Tom Flannery who is dying. There she meets Tom's best friend since childhood, Michael. Michael's a photojournalist who has locked up his cameras and returned to Ireland to escape the horrors of war he's witnessed only to have a daughter he never knew existed dumped on his doorstep. It was a good and emotional story with a little bit of Irish magic thrown in. I'm looking forward to reading it's sequel, Legends Lake

Date Posted: 8/19/2007 7:23 PM ET
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I'm just starting Thief in a Kilt by Sandy Blair and so far it looks good.

Sherri

Date Posted: 8/19/2007 9:32 PM ET
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I started 'it's never to late to get a life' by estay? I think is the author. It's ok so far..told in the first person but she talks to her dogs so I can relate...sigh...she's also 49 so actually reading about someone older than me LOL!

having trouble getting into it(at least focusing on it..too distracted today). debated starting meg cabot's 'she went all the way' or another nancy bartholomew book...or the tried and true flipsides/duets!

Date Posted: 8/19/2007 9:40 PM ET
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I haven't come across any Bachelor Battalions.  I posted about half of the Desires I got in that lot because they didn't sound too interesting.  The rest, I'll give a read before I post them.

I'm on to another book by now, The Marcelli Bride by Susan Mallery.  Somehow, I bought The Marcelli Princess which turned out to be the 5th in that series and it was pretty good.  So, going backwards, Bride is the 4th in the series.  They're actually NOT category books so it's a bit of a change of pace for me.  Not sure if I'll get the other 3 in the series to read or not.  It's about a family in California that has a vineyard.  4 sisters and a brother.  The first 3 books are 3 of the sisters and Bride is the brother's story.  Princess was the 4th sister's story.

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 9:13 AM ET
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Finally read Born in Death by JD Robb(Nora Roberts). I've had it on my TBR pile since it came out but never got around to it. I've always enjoyed the relationship between Eve and Roarke and i enjoyed them even more in this book. This is the book where Mavis has her baby. Eve and Roarke are her coaches and they're not handling it well. It was fun to read.

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 9:45 AM ET
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I have those Marcelli books Sarah in my tbr pile..seems like I got those and the 4 in another series that starts with 'delicious'. I think the sparkling one is in the other series. lemme know if they're good and I'll move them up. tryng tofind another book I got in a deal that I'm wanting to move on up the list but of course it's hiding from me...

finished 'it's never too late to get a life'-angie's first adventure' by heather estay. It was funny though not really a romance. this 49 yr old woman walks in the kitchen to her hubby makingkissy noices in the phone and he tells her they're on the brink of bankruptcy and he's leaving her for the captain of the neighborhood watch who's extra fat/overweight/rich as all get out thanks to being a widow...angie has 3 very different friends who always take her out for her b-day for different meals since the 3 of them don't get along but each adores angie. the breakfast friend tells her her chakras/energy is all messed up from not having had sex in more than a year(loud enough for whole restuarant to hear!) so when she meets the lunch friend and tells her what the other said she says the same thing though not about the chakras..then the 3rd tells her it's time to get a life...well she finally does and screws up big-time and all the friends band together to help her fix the big problem..I could identify with her(though 10 yrs younger!) but I sleep in tshirts and don't bother with makeup and this woman had one friend help her with the 'how to books' and another with the sheets and another with new lingerie..then her daughter helps her find date outfits..just about everything wrong tht could go wrong goes wrong but she writes it so it's more like a comedy than anything else.

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 10:47 AM ET
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I'm currently reading Aiden's Charity by Lora Leigh.

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 12:35 PM ET
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Jennifer, I haven't gotten that far in the JD Robb series...I need to catch up on them! Mavis has a baby? Cool!

I started All Jacked Up by Penny McCall. It starts off with a bang (literally) and is funny. I'm only on page 31 and loving it! Thanks to those who read it and posted about it! I'm glad I have the next one on my wishlist.

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 5:36 PM ET
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I just finished "Something Wicked" by Catherine Mulvany. Urban Fantasy/romance. I really enjoyed it. I am reading "Swapping Lives" by Jane Green now. What a hoot!

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 6:04 PM ET
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All Jacked up is funny Eileen! I started 'tag, you're it' a while back and need to finish it up. got sidetracked as usual LOL! Not sure if I'll read it at work on night shift these 2 weeks or stick wth the tried and true series type books! no reasonI can't skip around though! I have way too many I'm wanting to read right now at the same time!

before bed this morning i started 'she went all the way' by meg cabot. It was pretty funny the little bit I read so I might stick with  that or maybejust leave it for me 'going to sleep' book!

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 7:04 PM ET
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Well I finished Thief in a Kilt by Sandy Blair and I really liked it.  It was a Scottish romance (you can never go wrong there) but I liked it because the heroine was 6 feet tall and not traditionally beautiful but the hero still found her to be everything he wanted, even when she turned away from him. And the ending was very romantic because he stood up to his clan for her in order that they could be together.  Loved it!

Sherri

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 3:28 AM ET
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Reading Justice for a Ranger (Harlequin Intrigue) by Rita Herron and The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman -- I don't care if it's a YA novel; anything that's praised as the best fantasy series of the last few decades deserves a read!

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 6:11 AM ET
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I've been too fidgety here at work to settle down and read until around 11 pm or so..bummer wasted a lot of reading time! I  started a few but couldnt' get into them. Finally started 'holidays are murder' by charlotte douglas. It's a harlequin 'next' title, a 'maggie skerritt mystery'. It's pretty good! good enough I found 3 others here and ordered and another I think I already have at home. hope I end up liking it LOL! but I'm over halfway and it's kept my interest when nothing else has tonight. Maybe I'll stay up when I get home to finish it..not sure yet!

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 7:06 AM ET
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Sherri, that book sounds good...I love those men in kilts:) 

Still reading "All Jacked Up", woo hoo, very good! I'm getting near the end...

That swap book I posted about but couldn't tell was "Stuck in Shangri-La" by Kasey Michaels. It was very cute. I never read books with ghosts in them, but the ghost in this book was so comical and the cat, too!

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 7:39 AM ET
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my 'stuck in shangri-la' is hiding! I've moved it so many times that I think it got tired of all the shuffling around from one shelf to another!

still reading 'holidays are murder' but can't 'cause boss came in at 5:30 fit to be tied...hate it when he's in a mood..if they'd make a rule of 'no bosses here before 7 am' I think I'd volunteer to work nights all the time!

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 7:44 AM ET
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I finished late last night a Harlequin Super Romance called Texas Baby by Kathleen O'Brien.  It was really good. The heroine finds herself pregnant and alone after her boyfriend splits and then she sees his engagement in the paper so she heads out to confront him.  Turns out both she and the hero were being scammed because someone was using his name and identitiy.  He's also engaged but as a marriage of convenience to help out a friend.  They team up to find the baby's father and find out who is using his identity but along the way start to have feelings for each other.  The only problem is, he's still engaged....

Sherri

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 12:35 PM ET
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I jsut started reading 'blow me down' by katie macalister.  looks like a quick read and can't decide what I want to tackle next.  have a few series that I'm interested in starting .....or do I want to jsut read a couple more quickies...hmmm such decisions LOL.  

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 1:15 PM ET
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Sherri, will you stop that??!! That's another book I may have to go track down, it sounds good!

Jeanette, Blow Me Down is one of my favorites by her! Funny and different.

I finished All Jacked Up, it was great! Now I definitely want to read Tag, You're it! Sadly, my library doesn't have it so I'm either going to have to be patient and wait for my turn on the wishlist or buy it. All Jacked Up was FULL of action and the way the hero and heroine fight all the way through it is so comical:)

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 2:52 PM ET
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Eileen - want to know what I'm reading now?  LOL!

Sherri

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 6:18 PM ET
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I stayed up late last night to finish The Marcelli Bride.  I could barely put that book down!  I ended up enjoying it more than the 5th book in the series, The Marcelli Princess, although that one was good too.  I haven't read the first 3 in the series, I'm sure I'll break down and request them one of these days though.

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