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Subject: What are we reading Jan. 13th-Jan. 19th
Date Posted: 1/13/2008 11:05 AM ET
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So what are you reading now?

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 11:27 AM ET
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I'm still reading (but almost done) Fast Women by Jennifer Crusie.  Its been a funny, easy read - just what I needed this weekend.  ;-)

Sherri

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 11:35 AM ET
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I finished She's No Faerie Princess by Christine Warren and Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase.  Really enjoyed both of them.  I now have to find the other Loretta Chase books in the series (about the Carringtons).  I had read one of them (about the oldest Carrington) and didn't love it but Mr. Impossible was so good that I'm going to give the rest a chance.  Very funny banter and the hero just always made me smile.

Susan

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 12:08 PM ET
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I'm still reading my book for the swap I joined yesterday.  It's a romantic suspense book.  I'm about 100 pages in.  I'm not sure who the hero is going to turn out to be.  Heroine is married and hubby just simply disappears on Christmas night.  It's like he just vanished into thin air.  No problems in their 6-month marriage at all but she finds out he'd made some arrangments before he left and was planning to go.  She also finds out he's an international terrorist!

After the first couple of chapters, the books forwards to 1 1/2 yrs later.  Heroine is now living elsewhere but, of course, the FBI is still in touch with her about hubby.  Can't reveal the title/author until I reveal in the swap though.

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 12:30 PM ET
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Yesterday I read Deal With This by Lucy Monroe, book 2 in her TGP( The Goddard Project) series. I would actually suggest reading The Real Deal, which is not part of the series,  before reading Deal With This. DWT's heroine, Jillian, is in The Real Deal( Her best friend Amanda's story) and Amanda, her husband and a few others from TRD are in DWT. I enjoyed DWT. My one complaint was with the editing. The hero's name is Alan but it was written as Adam at one point. The Heroine's step-dad's name was Stanley, but was Dan a few times( maybe it was supposed to be Dad?) and there were a couple of other places where names were messed up. It was a little annoying.

I anyone has more than 1 Kinley MacGregor on their PBS bookshelf let me know and I'll order from you. I bought The Warrior the other day and decided I'd like to go back and read her other books. I have read some of them but it's been a while, and so many other books in between. Does not need to be a deal.

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 2:21 PM ET
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i felt that way about the last book in the "hot zone "series by carly phillips..in the end of the 2nd book  2 of the sisters are pregnant..in the 3rd book the one has a baby girl ..in the middle of the book they refer to him as a boy and nephew..but then at the end of book the go back to her being a girl. The other sisters pregnancy is never refered to again in the third book....frustrating but they were still good books.

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 3:22 PM ET
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I just finished Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. It's not your typical romance, more of a fiction, but it had a little romace in it. It was VERY good, though, I can see why the wishlist is so huge on it! When the story is present day (with them Hero at age 90 or so), his thoughts and the things he says are so funny! And Rosie the elephant makes the book a joy to read:)

Now onto a romance!

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 5:25 PM ET
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I decided to read The Ravencliff Bride by Dawn Thompson.  There's a WL for it and I've had it a long time. Time to read it and send on to a new and loving home.  I'm in the mood for gothic-type historical.  I've read a few pages so far and it looks promising. I really need to take my tree down though. So not sure how much reading I'll get done today.

It's not WL anymore. It had a short one when I found it at the UBS.  But oh well. I went ahead and posted it to my shelf. I don't see it being a keeper.  But then I keep so few so no suprise there.  It's all right so far. I'm not finding the hero very likeable. 



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Date Posted: 1/13/2008 5:51 PM ET
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I just finished Much Ado About You, Eloisa James and now I want to read the others in the series.  Now I'm reading Hidden Agendas, Lora Leigh (Navy SEALS) So far it's HOT!

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 7:54 PM ET
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Last night I started The Devil's Waltz by Anne Stuart,stayed up til my eyes bled and then finished it this morning.I have to say,once I picked it up,I couldn't put it down.The hero was not your regular hero,he was barely likeable but for some reason he started to grow on me.Today I started The Hunter by Gennita Low (thank you Susan)....I'll be up late again.

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 7:57 PM ET
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Enjoy The Hunter Robin!  I just started the Accidental Mistress by Tracy Ann Warren and I'm enjoying it so far.

I keep trying to lower my TBR pile but then I got 3 of my WL books posted to my account today!  Not that I'm complaining mind you! :)

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 8:05 PM ET
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I finished Fast Women and it was pretty good.  I think what I like about some of her books is that the romance is something you can actually see happening to you.  Not that I don't enjoy a good Harlequin Intrigue or historical, but sometimes its nice to read a romance/comedy about a real woman with insecurities and emotions like me. LOL

Not sure what I'm reading next.

Robin, The Hunter sounds pretty good!  I've put it on my RL for later.

Sherri

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 8:16 PM ET
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I finished the Samms Agenda by Alison Kent (3rd SG5 book). another short one and looks like the 4th one 'beach alibi' is short too. these are good but more like a Blaze read..not much character development like in 'the bane affair'..that one was much better.

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 8:17 PM ET
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Susanna - I ordered the Bane Affair based on your rec.  I can't wait to get it and read it!

 

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 8:53 PM ET
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Just finished Zalman King's Red Shoe Diaries Strip Poker--it's an anthology of three erotic stories that are supposed to be letters to a man seeking to understand his lover's suicide.  It wasn't bad, but not my cup of tea.  And I didn't notice initially, but this one's got some sort of damage--maybe oil or something similar?  It'll go into the freebie pile...

Started LuAnn McLane's Trick My Truck But Don't Mess With My Heart, and still haven't gotten back to Stolen Charms.

Thanks for the comments on Bane Affair, Susanna--sounds good!

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 9:15 PM ET
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It was pretty good(Bane Affair). I've read better but once it got going it was pretty spicy and the storyline was promising...a bit more disappointed in the following 2 because they wren't as involved as the first one. The 'crazy' series was more entertaining though. I hope you like it Susan. I iddn't like it until about 60 pages into it!

I was starting 'the beach alibi' but since I don't have 'the mackenzie artifact' which comes right after it I think I'm gonna take a break from all the sex and read 'too big too miss' by sdue ann jaffarian..a mystery starring a plus size woman and see how I like it. Might end up with the Beach book or the stevi mittman book if I don't get into this one. Also have the 3rd sophie katz mystery/chick lit to read.

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 10:09 PM ET
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Well, I just revealed in my swap so I can name the book I'm reading now.  It's Dead Ringer by Jasmine Cresswell.  Almost halfway thru now.  Heroine has now been kidnapped, supposedly to keep her safe.  They haven't come out and said it yet, but I suspect the guy that kidnapped her is the husband (after plastic surgery, of course).  He's supposed to be an international terrorist though.

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 11:17 PM ET
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I'm  reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I was in the mood for it and Masterpiece Theater on PBS(public TV) is having The Complete Jane Austen, movies of her novels along with some commentary, on Sundays at 9PM into March. Tonight was Persuasion and next Sunday is Northhanger Abbey.

Date Posted: 1/14/2008 4:00 AM ET
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hiyaya..just finished' The Beach Alibi' by Alison Kent(the 4th book in the SG-5 series) another 110 pager but this one was hot! I guess all of them have had some pretty explicit sex scenes(and I'm getting' a little tired of the weeping c**ks) but this one was really hot (at least to me)! They all end sorta abruptly though with stuff left hanging; I guess so the n ext book has a starting point and she can eventually wind things up. These last 3 could've been Blaze titles though I'd think from the size of them. She uses the f-word a lot in her stuff but I sorta wish she'd made these other stories longer like the first on was..you sorta get the idea of what's going onwith the heroes but it's not as developed as the first 2 ch aracters were in 'teh bane affair'. now to wait for the 5th book to arrive..I think there are 9 out but not sure..seems like I had to order 3 to complete the series.

Just started' Too Big to MIss' to see if I can get into it in the n ext few hours..boss comes in around 5:45 on weekdays, esp Mondays so can't be reading the last hour of the shift.

Date Posted: 1/14/2008 8:55 AM ET
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I just finished Fantasy by Lori Foster...it was okay. I mainly skimmed it because she seemed to blabby for some reason. I only read it because I read on Lori Foster's webise that it's loosely connected to the Visitation, North Carolina series...I haven't found the connection yet, but I'm sure it's somewhere in the series.

Now I'm reading Temptation of a Proper Governess by Cathy Maxwell. This is a new author for me, but I had gotten the second book in the series somewhere along the way, so I borrowed the first one from the library so I don't feel lost:) The Prologue was good...that's as far as I've gotten.

Jennifer, I had to read a piece of Pride and Prejudice when I went back to school for my GED, I really didn't like the way she wrote...it felt like she was talking in circles, but congrats to you if you can read it! It's supposed to be a great story:)

Sarah, let me know how that turns out, it sounds really good! I may have to see if my library has it or something:)

Date Posted: 1/14/2008 11:12 AM ET
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I am reading A Well Favored Gentleman by Christina Dodd. 

Date Posted: 1/14/2008 11:14 AM ET
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Eileen, I've read Temptation and it was pretty good.

I finished up this morning Dakota Home by Debbie Macomber.  I liked it but I wish she would have focused more on the main couple and not so much on the many (!!!) side couples so much.  I know its part of a trilogy but you can easily read it having not read the first one.

Now I'm reading a small Harlequin called Willingly Bedded, Forcibly Wedded by Melanie Milburne.  Its a "contract marriage" story I got as part of a book deal.   Not something I'd usually read by the sounds of it so I'll probably just skim it and post it.

Sherri



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Date Posted: 1/14/2008 12:47 PM ET
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Eileen,Pride & Prejudice is not an easy read for me. She does use a lot more words to say things than we would in a different way than we would go about saying them. It was the way it was done 200 years ago I imagine. I do like the story though. I am taking a break from it today and re- reading Head Over Heels by Susan Andersen. I watch 2 little boys and P&P is not a book I can easily pick up and put down while playing with them.

Date Posted: 1/14/2008 1:06 PM ET
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I finished The Accidental Mistress by Tracy Ann Warren this morning.  I enjoyed it but not as much as the first in the series.  The ending was a bit pat but overall still a very enjoyable and sexy read.  I've been fond of all of the bachelors in this series and I can't wait to start reading the last month - His Favorite Mistress I believe.



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Date Posted: 1/14/2008 1:57 PM ET
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Ok ewwww!  I can't even finish the first chapter of Willingly Bedded, Forcibly Wedded.  The H/H are former stepsiblings.  That's just too much for me to swallow.  Yuck.

Now I guess I'll start on Wed in Wyoming by Allison Leigh.

Sherri

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