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Date Posted: 10/28/2007 2:11 PM ET
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I finished The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann and it was good.  Book 1 in the Seal Team 16 series.  The only "complaint" I guess I had about it was that I didn't like the 3 separate stories even though they were all intertwined.  Kind of made it hard to follow at times.

Sherri

Date Posted: 10/28/2007 2:20 PM ET
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still reading murder betrayal and killer highlights...went to weight watchers this morning then by halfprice books and found a ton of stuff for a quarter and 50 cents..sigh...

Sherry, the next book in that series is like that too and you start the sam/alyssa saga that goes on for a few more books!

Date Posted: 10/28/2007 2:49 PM ET
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Susanna, I've got book 2 in the series but I'll be honest, I don't think I'm going to continue it after that.  I'm just not enjoying it like I did her other SEAL series.  

I'm going to start Marliss Melton's  Next to Die here in just a few minutes.

Sherri

Date Posted: 10/28/2007 8:07 PM ET
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aww sherri you gotta read kenny and savannah's story! :-) kenny's my favorite seal in that series! but you're right about the series being different...the silhouette ones have a single story and overlapping characters just overlap and don't carry their stories over to keep track of so much and not as graphic either (talking about the terrorism and stuff LOL!)

ok, back to sewing then bed!

Date Posted: 10/28/2007 9:21 PM ET
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I just picked up a Silhouette Intimate Moments out of my overflowing TBR pile.  It's a 3 stories in 1 book called "Special Report" and has short stories by Merline Lovelace, Maggie Price, and Debra Cowan.  All stories relate to a plane hijacking and a storm/tornado.

I'm not sure how good the stories will be, all 3 are crammed into 250 pages.

Date Posted: 10/28/2007 10:10 PM ET
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Susannah, which one has Kenny in it?  I'll try that one since you recommend it.  ;-)

Sherri

Date Posted: 10/28/2007 10:19 PM ET
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Sherri, that series does get better as time goes on, however, I couldn't get into the last couple. Once Sam and Alyssa were together and Max and Gina, I just couldn't go on. I guess my biggest problem (no one throw anything at me!) is that I like Jules Cassidy, I just can't read about his life style.

I have read a couple of Harlequin Next books by Charlotte Douglas, the Maggie Skerritt series. It's pretty good, but I only had the first two. Now I'm skimming (re-read) Cross My Heart by Carly Phillips. Kinda to refresh my memory for when I get my hands on the next book.

Who knows where I'll go from there...I'm going to the library tomorrow.

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Date Posted: 10/28/2007 10:29 PM ET
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I'm in the middle of Whispering Rock, the last of Robyn Carr's Virgin River trilogy....She really is confronting some major societal issues in this one--teen pregnancy, date rape and drug-facilitated sexual assault, and the aftermath of rape but it's a great book so far...I've read the 2nd book and the 1st is on my WL.

Date Posted: 10/29/2007 3:04 AM ET
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I don't know if it's just me being moody, but I just finished up Dead Sexy, a Blaze by Kimberly Raye, and it did nothing for me.  The H is a vampire, and the title sounded smart and sassy, so I thought it'd be decent.  The story seemed really superficial, and the resolution has got to be one of the lamest ones I've read in a long time.  Like, gag-me-with-a-silver-spoon lame.  Please tell me someone else has read it and enjoyed it, so I can confirm it's just me being grouchy!  :)

Onto another new title, a Silhouette Nocturne by Lisa Renee Jones, The Beast Within.  The H is an immortal who is a warrior in a longtime war against Evil Dark Forces(tm), and he ends up having to protect the h.  Turns out they've been dreaming about each other all along ...

Date Posted: 10/29/2007 7:36 AM ET
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Shari - Whispering Rock is my favorite of that series.  I love the story between the H/H.

Judy - let us know about The Beast Within, that sounds pretty good.

Still reading Next to Die and I have to say its very good so far.

Sherri

Date Posted: 10/29/2007 9:51 AM ET
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Sherri, I'm pretty sure Kenny's book is Out of Control.

Didn't read anything new this weekend. This seemed to be the weekend when everything was happening. I have no idea what to read next. I'm hoping one of the books on it's way to me will show up in today's mail.

Date Posted: 10/29/2007 9:52 AM ET
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not sure which one is kennys'...I'll look it up..its either over the edge or out of control.think out of control...sigh..I'm not good iwth these titles. I think gone too far is the one that finally gets sam and alyssa together though why either of them is a good catch is beyond me LOL..there was way too much drama and stress in that relationship and the book though I did enjoy the fast tension filled storyline in places...

Date Posted: 10/29/2007 10:48 AM ET
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I started A Reckless Beauty by Kasey Michael's last night.  I only read like 2 pages though. This is part of the Becket series. I don't know how much reading I'll get done today.  DH comes home tonight. So today I'll be cleaning and tonight I'll be "busy". 

I am listening to The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown while I clean.  I found the audio CD's at Half-price books last night.  The mall & major shopping area is an hour from me.  So it was nice to have that to listen to on the way home.  I'm hooked on it now.  So it's a good day to be cleaning.



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Date Posted: 10/29/2007 10:50 AM ET
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I'm getting ready to start reading Highlander Untamed by Monica McCarty.

Date Posted: 10/29/2007 1:20 PM ET
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I finished To Hell With Love.  I'm not sure how I feel about it but I think it is a keeper because I can see myself rereading it.  The h meets a HOT man, literally.  He turns out to be Hades, God of the Underworld on a visit to our world.  The romance was very sexy, a lot of fun.  I was reading along having a great time when the plot took a serious turn.  I can't really comment on the ending without spoilers, so I will just say it was not the usual romance ending.  I'm not totally ticked off about it, but on the other hand I'm only "sort of " okay with it.  So I guess that puts it in the same category with J. R. Ward's latest.

Susanna, Callista's Men is the only book by Jory Strong that I have read, so when I ordered I decided to stick with success and got the other two in that series, that you mentioned.

My Books A Million order came today so I have lots of choices.  Halfway To The Grave by Jeaniene Frost, Wicked Deeds On A Winter's Night by Kresley Cole, Unmanned by Lois Greiman, and A Gentle Rain by Deborah Smith.  My first choice will definitely be the Smith book.  I'm having surgery on my foot this afternoon, so that's my comfort read while I'm sitting around with my foot elevated.

 

Date Posted: 10/29/2007 8:46 PM ET
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Finished The Tuesday Erotica Club, by Lisa Beth Kovetz.  It's about four very different women at a law office who start a weekly club for writers that ultimately turns them into friends.  It's not really a romance, but felt a little chick/women's lit-ish?  It was pretty easy reading once I got into it, and I liked it more than I expected.

Just started The Knitting Circle, by Ann Hood.  Haven't gotten very far yet, but all reviews point to it being a tearjerker...  oy...

Date Posted: 10/29/2007 9:51 PM ET
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Well, I've been glued to A Gentle Rain by Deborah Smith all afternoon and evening.  I knew from excerpts it was going to be good but I would say it is the best book I have read in 2007.  Loved it.  It's about an heiress who was raised in the Amazon rain forest by parents who were famous environmental activists.  When they are killed in a plane crash, she finds out that she was adopted and that her birth parents are mentally handicapped people who live on a ranch in Florida that is sort of a quirky sheltered workshop kind of place.  She goes to meet them without disclosing who she is.  The H is just wonderful and this is one of the few books where the h is as wonderful. 

I don't know what to read next.  Anything would be sort of a letdown, I'm afraid.  That's the trouble with a truly good book.

 

(Deborah Smith writes what is called southern fiction.  Steel Magnolias and Fried Green Tomatoes kinds of stuff only with more romance.)

Date Posted: 10/29/2007 10:49 PM ET
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Well today was my lucky day. I got 3 WL books in the mail. I decided to read The Serpent Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt. It's the 3rd book in the trilogy. I'm only about 100 pages into so far but it's good. I like her writing a lot.  

Date Posted: 10/30/2007 7:40 AM ET
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Ok I finished last night Next to Die by Marliss Melton and it wasn't just good it was fantastic!  I read it in one day - couldn't put it down.  I'm torn about keeping it - that kind of good LOL.   Its about a SEAL who survives a disastrous raid in Afghanistan and comes home to heal and take a job stateside.  His next door neighbor, also in the Navy, along with her sister are being targeted by a wacko who stole ricin (a toxin) from her father's biotech lab and sold it to the underworld to pay for his wife's cancer treatment.  Their father was killed shortly after and in going through his things, they found where he had proof the wacko did it, but didn't have time to tell the cops before he was murdered.  Now wacko is after them and hero happens to witness one attempt on the heroine's life and stops it.  They become friends first and actually don't have a love scene until well into the story, which I liked.  And she's not some raving beauty either which made the story all the more believable.

Sherri

Date Posted: 10/30/2007 7:56 AM ET
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Sherri, I'll have to look for that one, it sounds good:)

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Date Posted: 10/30/2007 10:35 AM ET
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Hi everyone, I read the forst 2 in Julia Quinn's Bridgerton Series. I am really enjoying them.  I took a break and read another one in the troubleshooter Series. The 4th book. Mike and Joan. I really liked it but they are a bit out of the norm.  Right know I am on Sam and Alyssia, about half why.   I agree with Susanna Kenny was my favorite.  I also agree that even though I love Jules, I just do not what to read about his love life.  They do jusmp around a bit.  I am enhoying getting to know Sam as a boy.

Talk to you later, Lori

Date Posted: 10/30/2007 11:31 AM ET
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Finished The Serpent Prince. I enjoyed it. Simon is my least favorite of the 3 heroes in this series, but it was still good.

Lori, Just a heads up about the Troubleshooters series. Hot Target, one of my favorites because I love Cosmo, has a main story line that involves Jules' love life.

Date Posted: 10/30/2007 4:30 PM ET
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Lori, Sam and Alyssa's story was one of the best stories in the series I read but just don't care for their characters as much..I love one of the lines where the troublemaking daughter says they worship smith and wesson or something like that..just laughed at that part and finally liked the girl but that ws near the end.

not sure what i'll read.boss left but we got a bit busy here at work which figures! still reading a blaze title I just got about a bounty hunter(rhonda nelson)but not reallly 'into'  it yet though it's not like kidnapped which was a major disappointment.  also got sex bomb or somethng like that but the others at walmart (blaze) didn't sound very good which make sme glad I didn't subscribe! also reading the next kyra davis book I started a few days ago...

Date Posted: 10/30/2007 5:14 PM ET
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Still going strong reading World Without End by Ken Follett.  Also, at the same time, I've picked up Hidden Obsession by Joanne Rock.  This is a Blaze time travel book.  Both of them are good.

Date Posted: 10/30/2007 5:43 PM ET
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Put Knitting Circle on hold and zipped through Kleypas's Scandal in Spring--mmm....  that was delightful :)

Susanna, which Blaze is it?  I'm curious since we loved Rhonda Nelson's Men Out of Uniform ones...

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