Discussion Forums - Love & Romance Love & Romance

Topic: What are we reading?! March 23-29

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
Page:   Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: What are we reading?! March 23-29
Date Posted: 3/23/2008 5:55 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
Posts: 14,634
Back To Top

new thread for the week...

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 6:01 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
Posts: 14,634
Back To Top

Well, I just finished 'Just Over the Mountain' the 2nd book in the Grace Valley trilogy by Robyn Carr. I read the first one last year I think it was. Both books I'd started and set aside. I guess I was a bit disillusioned thinking there would be more sex and  the DEA agent affair more focused on. Instead there's an entire cast of charcters..like a cross between the Mitford books and light romance. There's no descriptive sex in these! that being said, when my mood is right these are awesome stories..characters that seem real and overlap book to book..birth, death, secrets, a touch of mystery here and there. This book had me giggling in places and teary  eyed in others. now of course the 3rd book seems to be elusive LOL so going on a hunt for it locally and at the library until I find a keeper copy. This has been a good series/trilogy so far and I want to start the Virgin River trilogy after I finish this one. No telling how long I'll drag it out since this took me forever it seems but I do a lot of my reading on night shift and the number  of characters and drama is a bit too much for me on nights. Today was hard enough with all the work coming in..I'd try to get to a stopping place then pick up again. I'd rather have sat uninterrupted and finished it! the harlequin type books and humor-ish ones are a lot easier ot pick up and put down!

so..another 2 hours to go and not sure what I wanna read..debating 'east of peculiar' by suzann ledbetter or this funny sounding one - the model man' by genie davis...the silhouette nocturne, mind games, by merline lovelace sounds a bit too deep for my mood right now!

ETA: Willa, I just got the 1st book in that series (JD Robb) the other day but haven't started it yet..hmm..maybe I should see if it's still in the car and read that instead of one of these others...



Last Edited on: 3/23/08 6:05 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/23/2008 6:13 PM ET
Member Since: 9/2/2007
Posts: 543
Back To Top
I'm trying to decide what books to read in what genre. Sometimes I'll only read one book at a time, sometimes several. Then I have to decide whether to start a new book or finish books I've set aside (I get distracted by other books so I always have unfinished books lying around.LOL). Books I started and have to get back to: The Landmark Thucydides: A comprehensive guide to the Peloponnesian War Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Books I'm debating whether to start reading: Until You by Judith McNaught Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson Oh yeah, and that's not including all the books in my TBR pile and books I haven't received in the mail yet.=P There are also some new releases coming out this week and next that I have my eye on. *sigh* This is what happens when you have a roving eye for books. I'm insatiable! LOL.

Last Edited on: 3/23/08 6:14 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/23/2008 6:21 PM ET
Member Since: 12/18/2007
Posts: 2,199
Back To Top

I just finished Untouched by Anna Campbell.  It started off slow for me.  In fact, I put it down and read something else.  After I picked it back up I really started liking it.  The hero broke my heart with all he endured.  It was amost a keeper for me.

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 6:22 PM ET
Member Since: 2/9/2008
Posts: 196
Back To Top

This is sad, I'm still reading The Pickpocket Countess.  It's not bad, a bit wordy and the chapters seem too long, lol.  Plot is a tad bit farfetched but cute.  It's not a page-turner for me though so it's something I have to work my way though at times. 

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 9:58 PM ET
Member Since: 6/9/2007
Posts: 745
Back To Top

I'm reading Heiress for Hire by Erin McCarthy--I didn't realize it until I started it that this book is related to A Date With the Other Side.

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 10:22 PM ET
Member Since: 8/12/2006
Posts: 1,012
Back To Top

I just finished It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (aka Hawken's Heart) and The Admiral's Bride by Suzanne Brockmann and remembered how much I love these books.  I am trying to get them all back again to keep because I like these all enough to reread again.  I'm not sure why, but all of her books really affect me. 

I just started Minx by Julia Quinn because I wanted something historical.  I seem to be going back and forth these days between contemporary and historical. 

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 10:25 PM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2006
Posts: 6,436
Back To Top

Susanna, the In Death books are REALLY good.

I'm enjoying She's No Faerie Princess, though it's not my usual cup of tea. I have so many paranormals in my TBR, I really need to read and release them. :-)

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 10:55 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
Posts: 26,510
Back To Top

I'm still reading What Angel's Fear and When God's Die by C.S. Harris.  These are excellent books. I'm mostly reading God's. But Angel's is unpostable and I've been reading that one while eating or in the tub.  Though mostly today I have spent packing and squandering time on the computer.

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 4:34 AM ET
Member Since: 7/18/2007
Posts: 381
Back To Top

Been reading through Katherine O'Reilly's "Red Choo Diaries" Blaze series this weekend.  Finished up Beyond Breathless and Beyond Daring, and I just started up Beyond Seduction.  While I'm impressed that the author managed to think up new storylines among the sea of unoriginal ideas, I didn't find the characters to be particularly likeable.  The scenes are pretty hot, though!

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 5:49 AM ET
Member Since: 1/20/2007
Posts: 7,052
Back To Top

I'm reading The Best Man by Maggie Osborne and liking it alot- 3 daughters have to help drive 2 thousand head of cattle to market to get their inheritance. If they fail, their slutty step mother gets it all. Sounds far-fetched, but Osborne is definitely pulling it off. I'm so glad I found her!(Thanks Monica!!)

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 8:20 AM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2006
Posts: 5,498
Back To Top

Last night I finished Wind of the Wolf by Cindy Holby, which was much better.  I've got one more in that series that I think I'll read today just to be done with it.  Its called Windfall.

Sherri

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 9:40 AM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
Posts: 14,634
Back To Top

'morning' everyone! I'm up for a dr appt.sigh..have to get another mammogram 'cause something looked 'different' on my last one but 'not to worry'..whatever! grrr...

came home with a junk food headache yesterday but wanted to read a little bit. Ended up reading an older Blaze title by Susan Kearney - Bordering on Obsession..I started one by her last year then realized this one came fist so i stopped and ordered this one...and finally getting around to reading it! This one was pretty hot...this movie producers very capable assistant dresses plainly so he's never noticed her..she takes advantage of a French actress' plane not landing in the US to impersonate her at a masquerade and inisisted on staying masked during the sex....well it was a one time thing but he ws impressed and wanted to know who she was and tries to find her..lots of blindfold teasing sex! Now I wanna get back to the sequel which the title escapes me but has obsession in the title!

didn't read much else at work after finishing the Robyn Carr book...nothing else appealed to me and I wanted to 'savor' that one..it was pretty good for a non-spicy romance! might run by halfprice books and see if I get lucky and find the 3rd.otherwise guess I'm waiting til August for the new reprint of it since mylibrary has multiple copies of the other 5 books (virgin river trilogy and 1st 2 in grace valley) but not the 3rd and no way I'm paying 20 bucks for a used paperback, let alone 60...can't believe it! it's a good series but not THAT good!

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 9:53 AM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2006
Posts: 5,498
Back To Top

If anyone is following Lara Adrian's "breed" series about vampires - book 4 comes out tomorrow!  Just got an email about it.

Sherri

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 10:41 AM ET
Member Since: 12/7/2006
Posts: 1,099
Back To Top

I finished Dawn's Awakening by Lora Leigh.  I enjoyed it!  But now I so want to get to Cassie's story and find out who the hot male breed is who's crushing after her.  And I want some of those soaps that Seth was creating for Dawn - that was so romantic.

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 12:57 PM ET
Member Since: 1/5/2008
Posts: 140
Back To Top

I just went to the library and got a big ol stack of books to read.  Not that I don't already have a bunch of PBS books in my TBR pile ;)  I've been on a Katie MacAlister kick and am about halfway through "Ain't Myth Behaving" which is 2 novellas.  not sure I really loved the "hero" from the first novella, but it's been a fun read so far.  Not quite sure it's up to her normal standards.

 

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 1:39 PM ET
Member Since: 4/30/2007
Posts: 2,728
Back To Top

I just finished a book that I bought for my first swap in the Games forum (Steamy Romances), so I can't mention what that is yet.  I'm debating what to read next...I have Sword of the Highlander and A Hundred Years to Reform a Rake which are both beckoning me about the same, so I guess I'll wait and see which one gets louder!

Lesley

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 2:31 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2008
Posts: 2,553
Back To Top

Just finished The Leopard Prince by Hoyt. I think I'll start on Paradise by McNaught next, maybe...

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 4:11 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
Posts: 14,634
Back To Top

Valerie, I just picked up ain't myth behaving at halfprice books today! I was tryng to find that 3rd robyn carr book but no luck :-(  she did write me back though and I posted her reply about the connection between the virgin river books and grace valley in a thread sherri started last year about her. I also picked up a few other books at halfprice and um walmart...ok one book at walmart.the reprint by evanovich about the neighbor...ok ok..and a mexican cooking magazine.geez...so I was on a no-buy challenge somewhat...no need to deprive myself LOL!

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 4:20 PM ET
Member Since: 12/6/2006
Posts: 623
Back To Top

Loved that Neighbor book by Evanovich, Susanna.  Sherri, I'm reading the Laura Adrian series and really like it a lot.  I read The Devil's Web by Balough last night -- I was disappointed, and annoyed.  I wanted to smack the crap out of both h and h.  But Balough's intensity is so good.  I didn't put it down, but for me it wasn't her best.

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 5:00 PM ET
Member Since: 1/19/2008
Posts: 14,757
Back To Top

i thought "Ain't Myth Behaving" by Katie MacAlister was a fun read, but not a keeper.

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 5:33 PM ET
Member Since: 1/5/2008
Posts: 140
Back To Top

Susanna - I hate trying to find one book in a series like that!  I usually end up breaking down and buying it.  Good luck on the search.  You'll have to let us know what you think of Aint Myth Behaving too.

Ellen - that's kind of what I'm thinking too.  Luckily the library paid for it and not me ;)

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 5:39 PM ET
Member Since: 12/7/2005
Posts: 1,002
Back To Top

I lost a whole week of reading time.  I had a nasty bout of flu and ended up in hospital and didn't even feel like reading.  When I did feel like it again I went for a certified comfort reread.  I reread Lisa Marie Rice's Midnight trilogy.  It was as good the gazillionth time as the second.  Nothing would ever be as good as the first when you find something that you really love and inhale it. Then I reread Tessa's Child by Dallas Schulze.  My favorite by her. 

When I finally picked something new off the TBR I really lucked out.  Love And Rockets by Charlene Teglia.  An Ellora's Cave book.  I just had fun with this book from the first page to the last.  Like Lisa Marie Rice it has hot sex but nothing rough or kinky and also tons of relationship development which is my thing in a romance.  It was very funny and it's hard to make me laugh (as opposed to smiling).  I loved the H, but more unusual I really liked the h.  It gets a 9 out of 10 on my personal romancemeter.  It would get a 10 except that this is a brand new book and when they bound it they didn't get the pages flat and now there's a wave bound into it.  I HATE that.  I want my books to be flat, flat, flat darn it.  Why couldn't they mess up one of the crappy stories i bought from them looking for a jewel like this one.  Sigh.  Small rant.

I have two more in my TBR by Charlene Teglia and that's where I'm headed now.



Last Edited on: 3/24/08 6:35 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/24/2008 6:36 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
Posts: 14,634
Back To Top

gosh Bronwyn! glad you're ok now! I like Lisa Marie Rice also! I readl Port of Paradise recently and enjoyed it. Dangerous Lover is good too and of course the Midnight books! I didn't like 'Woman on the Run' as much..I htink that witness protection/stalking stuff bothers me! I also enjoyed Jory Strong's Crime Tells books..they're great and I can read them over and over! I wish she'd continue the series..she left one couple hanging and there are at least 4 more who could get paired up!

Valerie, believe me if I could find that book for 8 bucks I'd buy it! It's not in print dadnabit! but all 3 of those are being reprinted in  August!  I dont' have a lot of patience but there's anotehr ubs near me that's cl osed sunday/monday but I'm gonna try her this week and see if by chance she has it..was just there trading some books the other day but of course I wasn't looking for that one at the time :-( though I don't recall that author being there last time I looked but you never know what people will bring in to trade...

I read more in 'Mind Games' a silhouette nocturne by merline lovelace waiting for my mammogram and stuff this morning...it's ok..I usually love her stories but this one is going kinda slow but I imagine it'll be good.

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 8:01 PM ET
Member Since: 6/9/2007
Posts: 745
Back To Top

I'm just started reading Don't Let Go by Marliss Melton--I just found it at WalMart but I didn't think it was coming out until next month....Hmmm, wonder how they get them so early?

ETA: My hubby read Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell (the inspiration for Next to Die) and said it was really good.



Last Edited on: 3/24/08 9:59 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Page: