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Subject: What are we reading Feb 17th - 23rd
Date Posted: 2/17/2008 1:49 PM ET
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What are you reading?

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 1:50 PM ET
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This morning I finished up a DEFINITE keeper called Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke.  Ooh it was good!  Its the first in a paranormal series with dragons.

Now I'm reading Hard to Handle by Lori Foster.

Sherri

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 2:12 PM ET
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I'm reading Hidden Agendas by Lora Leigh.  It is good, but not a "scorcher" like Dangerous Games was.

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Date Posted: 2/17/2008 4:54 PM ET
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I am still reading Sorceress by Lisa Jackson. Should finfish it up in a couple hours.  May have to read a NASCAR book next.  It is the Daytona 500 today and I love my NASCAR.  :)

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 4:59 PM ET
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I'm reading The Marcelli Bride by Susan Mallery and should finish it up pretty soon. After that, I think I'm going to read Elijah by Jacquelyn Frank.

Or maybe I'll follow in Lori's path and read a NASCAR--I have a few of those around here. BTW Lori, who's your favorite driver? I like Carl Edwards. :)

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Date Posted: 2/17/2008 5:16 PM ET
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Hey Shari B. I agree it will be a good day to read NASCAR books.  I use to be a Jr. fan till he went to the Dark Side. I have always been a Tony Stewart fan and I am from Washington State so I have to say a shout out to Casey Kane.  But I go with Tony every day.  It must be the romance of the bad boy in him. ")

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 6:14 PM ET
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I'm still working on Murphy's Law by Lori Foster.  About 3/4 of the way thru it because I just can't put it down.

ETA:  And I just finished it off.  It was as good as Jude's Law.



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Date Posted: 2/17/2008 11:28 PM ET
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I'm on The Leopard Prince right now - a little over halfway.  Finished The Raven Prince last night.

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 11:49 PM ET
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Kim, What did you think of The Raven Prince?

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 11:50 PM ET
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A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux

 

 

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 11:54 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/18/2008 8:31 AM ET
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Last night I finished up Hard to Handle by Lori Foster and it was sooo good.  I think its the best "fighter" book she's written so far.  And I loved the secondary story with Barber.  ;-) 

Not sure what I'm reading next.

Sherri

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 9:31 AM ET
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Hey Sherron.  I don't think my opinion of it was as high as most everyone else's who read it.  I thought it was good, but there were parts of it I thought were kinda stupid too.  It's one I'll remember, which is positive, but so far, I don't think I'll be keeping this set.  For one thing, the language is jarring.  And I mean mostly the sexual references.  In the same paragraph, she's using somewhat crude names for body parts, which is fine as long as it's consistent, but then in the very next sentence, she's going on about her "pearl" and his "manhood".  And I'm sitting there thinking - yeah, but you just said "tit".  Never mind use of the dreaded "C word" - urk...  I think if you can say that one, you shouldn't have any trouble with the rest of them:P  I've read plenty of historicals I dearly loved that used more blunt descriptive terms.  But this seems really inconsistent.  I wish she'd picked one style and stuck to it.  I don't like being jarred out of the story with little details like that.

And edited to add...

I'm also not fond of plots where the hero runs off to hump somebody else because he has the hots for the heroine, but for some reason, sex with her seems inappropriate.  Okay, so it ends up being the heroine.  That could have been an accident, couldn't it?  He wants her, but as far as he knows, he's humping a prostitute - and having a blast with it too...  And I dislike the whole he/she is in disguise thing as a rule.  The last book I recall reading that did this, and I still really liked, was The Devil to Pay by Liz Carlyle, and I still didn't really care that much for this aspect of it.



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Date Posted: 2/18/2008 10:54 AM ET
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no reading for me yet except for magazines...went to a friend's last night..she's about 2 weeks from her due date but could be any day according to her ob/gyn.her feet/ankles are huge-mongous and she ca't get the swelling down...glad I'm not preggers!

I have a stack to read though but today is busy again like saturday was..sigh..so even after boss leaves at 3 I'll probalby still be busy but who knows!

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Date Posted: 2/18/2008 11:31 AM ET
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Started Causing Havoc by Lori Foster.  Than I am going to move on to Simon Says and Hard to Handel.  Now I need to go finish packaing. Talk to ya'll this evening.

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 11:44 AM ET
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I am still trying to get through Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan, just can't get into it but I'm trying!

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 12:34 PM ET
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I started White Heat by Cherry Adair last night.  I read The Mercenary Sat/Sun.  It was good but I could tell it was one of her first, if not her first book.  Made me want to read the rest of the series though so that's good. Good think I have them all.  Did the brother of the heroine, Lynx get his own story?  I looked at all mine to see and didn't see him as the hero. Maybe I'm missing one or he gets killed in another. Although it would seem a shame to go through all that to rescue him in the 1st book to kill him off in another.  I'll have to double check her website to make sure I'm not missing one.  So I started White Heat last night.  I know it's the most recent not the 2nd. But they're both WL so I figured I get them read and sent off to someone who's waiting for them.  They don't seem to have a continuing plot as far as I can tell. If it feels like I need to read the others first then I'll stop reading this one.

ETA: well I just checked out her website and I don't see him listed as one of the heroes.  So don't tell me why he didn't get his own book. I'm hoping she just forgot about him.



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Date Posted: 2/18/2008 12:45 PM ET
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Still reading Ransom.  Next up is a Marsha Canham, thanks to Kim!

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 12:56 PM ET
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I'm finishing Hello, Doggy! &  just started Nauti Nights.  Thanks to this forum - I'm now looking at new authors!  Oh no, more books to add to my TBR pile.



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Date Posted: 2/18/2008 12:56 PM ET
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Karen, Ransome is one of my favorite books!

Sherri

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 2:31 PM ET
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someone else was posting about 'hello doggy' a while back..can't remember who though! I'm still trying to work my way through what I already have and post some..have way too many!

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 2:41 PM ET
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I just finished Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss.  I am starting today Once a Pirate by Susan Grant.

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 3:00 PM ET
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I can see why, Sherri.  I am loving it.  As an aside, I do collie rescue and we have to put down one of the dearest, most ill-treated of our rescues tonight.  My heart is broken.  You know what's helping??  --- knowing that sometime later I can bury myself in Ransom and have some peace.  thank God for books!

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 3:05 PM ET
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Oh Karen I'm so sorry.  Well if you had to be reading a book right now, Ransome has a great HEA that will help you through this.  Brodrick is one of the best hero's in my opinion - tough, manly and feared but also a tender side that doesn't make him seem wimpy or less than "all man".    Bless your heart.

Sherri

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 3:52 PM ET
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You're very welcome on the Canham books, Karen.  I'm working on turning everyone into Marsha Canham junkies:P

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