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Subject: What Are You Reading? Sept. 2-8, 2012
Date Posted: 9/2/2012 10:15 AM ET
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New Week!

Date Posted: 9/2/2012 10:18 AM ET
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Yeah!  I just got my internet back yesterday and I have a lot of catching up to do.  I've been able to sorta check-in at work for about 30 seconds here and there, but that is about it.  Now I can check in at home.

Stayed up last night and read Echoes at Dawn by Maya Banks and am now eagerly anticipating the next book, Shades of Grey.  I love P.J. and I am very excited she is getting her own book!



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Date Posted: 9/2/2012 11:32 AM ET
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Not sure what I am starting today. Possibly Outlander or something else...I have too many choices. Darn you halfpriced books and your 20% off everything in the store through tomorrow...now I will have to visit every store within my radius.

Date Posted: 9/2/2012 12:22 PM ET
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I took LeeAnn's advice and 'DNF'd Robin Kaye's Wild Thing.  Just couldn't get through it- my eyes were rolling on every other sentence.  Have now started All Summer Long by Mallery, and it's decent.  Another somewhat implausible relationship, but at least with this one, it sort of makes sense.  Sort of.

Date Posted: 9/2/2012 12:59 PM ET
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All Summer Long was pretty good. Your right about the implausible circumstances (who would ask someone they don't know very well to do that?!) but it was certainly finish-able.

I am in a slump right now - not sure what to read. I am too far down on the list of books I want to count on getting anything I really want this week, so I think I am going to try Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand, but I'm not sure if I am in the mood for something that deep...

Date Posted: 9/2/2012 3:29 PM ET
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I started The Pact by Jodi Picoult. A new to me author.

Date Posted: 9/2/2012 4:25 PM ET
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I'm reading Dawn's Awakening by Lora Leigh.  I couldn't decide what I was in the mood for and I have about seven Breeds books on my TBR waiting to be read.  I guess I'll be reading some of them out of order because I think I'm missing a few.  lol  Oh well.

Date Posted: 9/2/2012 5:46 PM ET
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The Holiday by Kate Perry was fabulous.  One of those books you smile all the way through.  I could easily see Hugh Grant as the hero in this one.

Now I'm reading The Mystic Wolves by Belinda Boring

Date Posted: 9/2/2012 7:38 PM ET
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I ended up reading Mary Balogh's The Secret Pearl and danged if that wasn't a surpising read for me. It was a completely emotional read from start to finish. Had me tearing up a time or two and was well worth my time.

Date Posted: 9/3/2012 11:56 AM ET
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Willa she does redeem Lothaire or she does to me. Read the Anthology Midnight Scandals...only read the Courtney Milan entry, because I haven't read the 2nd book in the Sherry Thomas series.



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Date Posted: 9/3/2012 5:27 PM ET
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Reading Night is Darkest by Jayne Rylan on my Kindle.  She is a NTM author and I am going to have to check out her other stuff.  Dang this is hot!

Date Posted: 9/3/2012 6:50 PM ET
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The Mystic Wolves by Belinda Boring ended up a BIG dnf.  I gave it 212 pages, probably longer than I should have hung in there.  The hero and heroine RELENTLESSLY talked their relationship to death, along with constant inner reflection.   212 pages and still nothing had happened yet.   *shakes head*

 

I'm now trying to read She Wolf by Teresa D'Amario.

Date Posted: 9/3/2012 9:27 PM ET
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Diana - that was the first Jayne Rylon book I read and I was pleasantly surprised, too!  :-)

Still slogging through Dawn's Awakening.  I just don't love Dawn.  It's hard for me to really like a book when I don't love the hero or I dislike the heroine. 

Date Posted: 9/3/2012 10:33 PM ET
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I loved The Pact. I'll definitely be looking into reading more Jodi Picoult.

Next up is a m/m, Who We Are by TJ Klune.

Date Posted: 9/4/2012 10:33 AM ET
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Finished up Lauren Dane's Coming Undone over the weekend. Good, but honestly, not as good as I expected it to be. It was my first by her.

Now I'm about half-way through Sugar Daddy. It's good, but I get what someone here (I forget who) meant when they said it was almost more chick-lit than romance. And dang it, I was hoping for a sweet romance.

Date Posted: 9/4/2012 11:12 AM ET
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Tonya, Sugar Daddy doesn't step up with the romance until about the last 1/4 of the book, still a great read. The subsequent books in the series are more romance in nature that SD. Finally started Outlander and am on chapter 2. Read Rachel Gibson's Tangled up in you and I wish she would write a reunion ebook with all 4 couples. I would totally buy something like that.

Date Posted: 9/4/2012 12:27 PM ET
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Tonya... don't know if I'm the one you're referring to, but I have mentioned before that Sugar Daddy is more chick lit.  It is a GREAT book, though, and after you finish it you'll know why.  Like Keri said, the last part of the book is where the romance really takes over, and man, Gage is HOT!  smiley  The rest of the books in that series are definitely more straight up romance, and they are all terrific.

Will someone tell me if Dawn's Awakening is worth slogging through (if only to continue with the series)?  I haven't even made it to halfway and I have no interest.  Ugh.  There haven't even been any sex scenes, which is usually what makes a mediocre Lora Leigh book worth reading.  lol

Date Posted: 9/4/2012 12:54 PM ET
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I finished All Summer Long, and surprisingly, it was better than I expected!  I thought the subject matter was handled well, and what I felt was an implausible match in the beginning actually did make sense by the end.  What I didn't like so much was the very end- thought it was a dumb way to end the book (the Times Square bit.)  I can forgive that though, as the rest of the book was pretty decent.

I'm going to start the next Robin Kaye book, and then I will be done with the WL books in my tbr and can start dealing with the backlog of non-WL books.

Date Posted: 9/4/2012 1:32 PM ET
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I just started Archangel's Storm. So far, so good, but I'm not very far yet.
Date Posted: 9/4/2012 2:17 PM ET
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Tonya, I love DA, but if you're not feeling it by now, perhaps you should just DNF. Though wait, some interesting stuff does happen with... whatshername, the little girl from Elizabeth's Wolf. You wouldn't want to miss that.

Lesley, I wonder if SM felt she needed to do a grand gesture ending to convince readers that Cole was over his first wife and really in love? I didn't thinnk it needed it and I kind of thought they both got stupid towards the end of the book, but still absolutely love it.

I'm reading Easy by Tammara Weber. At first I was having too many "50 Shades" flashbacks, but now I'm really into it. :-)

Date Posted: 9/4/2012 4:13 PM ET
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Willa, that is probably it- goodness knows, Mallery likes her grand gestures.  I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that was over the top!

Date Posted: 9/4/2012 4:34 PM ET
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Ok, I must confess, I put Outlander on hold to read NS's Archangel's Storm...It just isn't in me to leave a NS lying around unread...I don't have the intestinal fortitude to do that. :-) But I will pick it back up tomorrow.

Date Posted: 9/4/2012 4:44 PM ET
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Spent my long weekend in a whirl of Zach and Angelo, reading Marie Sexton's very fabulous A to Z (Coda, Bk 2) and The Letter Z. Loved them both, but Letter got docked a star because I felt Angelo's actions were very out of character from the previous book, and it didn't sit well with me at all. 

Now I'm finally getting to Sylvia Day's Georgian series, beginning with Ask For It. Good so far. 

Date Posted: 9/4/2012 6:48 PM ET
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It's hard for me to really like a book when I don't love the hero or I dislike the heroine.

Don't feel bad - I am RUTHLESS when it comes to the heroines.  If they are TSTL or just overbearing I usually end up not finishing it.

I too have the new Nalini Singh but I'm going to hold out until tomorrow to start it.

Date Posted: 9/5/2012 12:38 AM ET
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I have a Marie Sexton to try, Blind Space. I have to see if it fits any challenges I'd doing right now.

Just finished Easy by Tammara Weber. Was very good and no "self-published" flaws. We need a term for that, something like the Regency's "stinks of the stables." ;-)

Now back to Snowdrops and Scandelbroth by Barbara Metzger.

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