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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week?, 1/23-1/29 2010
Date Posted: 1/23/2011 4:19 PM ET
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New week!



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Date Posted: 1/23/2011 4:21 PM ET
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I finished Someday Soon and hey, I was wrong about the mystery! Not why I only gave it a three, though. ;-) It was pretty good but not great. Think I'll read some Kristin Higgins next.

Date Posted: 1/23/2011 5:29 PM ET
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I just finished "Sugar Queen" by Sarah Addison Allen.  It was good, but not as good as some of her others.  Getting ready to start "Ruthless" (House of Rohan) by Anne Stuart next.

Date Posted: 1/23/2011 6:35 PM ET
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I am currently readting Tami Hoag's Deeper Than The Dead and it has been pretty good, but pretty gruesome in places. Susanna for sure not meant for you.

Date Posted: 1/23/2011 6:36 PM ET
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I'm still reading Northern Escape, a Harlequin Blaze and 3rd in the series..not sure if the series stops at 3 or not..I'm about halfwy t hrough this one though but can't think of the author's name..been a LONG day here at work - not much reading except a few pages during lunch!

eta: it's Jennifer LeBrecque



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Date Posted: 1/23/2011 7:02 PM ET
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Started Fools Rush In. Not loving it. Heroine is kind of a doof.

Date Posted: 1/23/2011 8:03 PM ET
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Now Willa that is part of her charm...eventually. :-)

Date Posted: 1/23/2011 8:38 PM ET
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I read Lora Leigh's Shameless Embraces by Lora Leigh.  Ugh.  I have such a love/hate relationship with her books.  This one definitely fell into the hate category.  If I had sat down to read it solely for the hotness factor, then yes, it was worth it.  Typical hot romance, but I really don't enjoy books where one or both of the characters fight the relationship with everything they have.  Both of these stories had that.  Ugh ugh ugh.  Oh well, at least I'll get to post a WL book.  lol

Date Posted: 1/23/2011 8:40 PM ET
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I haven't posted in awhile, too busy to read much. I'm catching up on last year's Nora Roberts' books. I started with Hot Rocks (which I know is a reprint of an earlier book) and DNF because it was boring. Now I'm reading The Search and it's okay so far. I can tell I'm going to learn way more about dog training than I ever wanted to.
Date Posted: 1/23/2011 10:17 PM ET
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I finished The Treasures of Venice by Loucinda McGary and it was just ok. Great setting in Venice but the story was mediocre. Going to pick back up The Ranger and give it a few more chapters before I dnf.
Date Posted: 1/23/2011 10:34 PM ET
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Willa, that was one of the HIggins' books that I actually liked the heroine.  There were a couple of her other books where I could barely stand them.  This one turns out ok though- she has some emotional growth through the book.

I'm reading Catch A Mate by Gena Showalter, and am liking it. I don't particularly like the hero's personality- he's arrogant and pretty much an a-hole, but the sexual tension between him and the heroine is explosive!

Date Posted: 1/24/2011 8:07 AM ET
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Finished Tami Hoag's Deeper Than The Dead and that was a awesome book! It got to the point that I couldn't put it down. Vince Leone is her new character and I am already half in love with him. My review will be up on Goodreads later on today, if anyone wants to take a look. Keri_45.

Date Posted: 1/24/2011 8:10 AM ET
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Susanna,  There are only three of the "Northern" books!

Date Posted: 1/24/2011 10:04 AM ET
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I'm still reading Wicked Ties (Wicked Lovers, Bk 1) by Shayla Black. It's a slow read, but definitely better than some of the other stuff I've read by her. 

Date Posted: 1/24/2011 10:10 AM ET
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I finished re-reading Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning and it was just OK, though I plan on reading the next one in the series. I'm getting ready to read Eternity in Death by JD Robb from the Dead of Night anthology.

Date Posted: 1/24/2011 10:58 AM ET
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I picked up NTM author Elizabeth Boyle, Something About Emmaline. :-)

Date Posted: 1/24/2011 3:28 PM ET
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Wicked Ties (Wicked Lovers, Bk 1) was definitely a worthy read. Of course it had the prerequisite obstacle the H/h had to overcome, but as a dominant, I thought Jack was actually very sweet and vulnerable. And I thought it dealt with the topic of menage and jealousy very well. 

There's a short story by Sarah McCarty in Tails of Love that I want to read next. 

Date Posted: 1/24/2011 4:00 PM ET
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I'm about to DNF that McCarty book I think.  I just can't get into it.   Maybe.

I picked up Undertow by Cherry Adair this morning and its really good so far.

Date Posted: 1/24/2011 4:15 PM ET
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I stayed up late to finish "Ruthless" last night.  It was good.  Not stellar, but I enjoyed it.  I've started on "Reckless" and will be checking my HPB for Breathless tomorrow since I'm still pretty far down on the w/l.

 

Date Posted: 1/24/2011 4:52 PM ET
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Willa- I HATED Fools Rush In....TSTL for me.

Started All Jacked Up for Lorelei James last night and wanted to continue to read long into the night, but I knew that I had to be at work in a semi-conscious state today so I got about 1/4 of the way through.  So far I am really liking it more than some of the other books in the series.  I was almost ready to walk away after Book 6, but Book 7 put me back on the fence and Book 8 (this one) is really good.

Date Posted: 1/24/2011 6:01 PM ET
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Sherri, I'm glad to hear that about Undertow.  It's on its way to me now!

I read Sweet Seduction by Maya Banks and I liked it despite the heroine.  I don't think bold, brassy, in your face heroines are my thing.  Julie was over-confident (bordering on arrogant) and talked like a guy and was just NOTHING like me so it was hard to relate.  I did like the storyline, though, and I was happy that it didn't have the BDSM theme that most of the other books in this series do.  Nathan was terrific - strong and sexy and just a little bit shy and naive. 

Not sure what's up next.  I've been on a role with some decent books lately, but I want something that will WOW me.

Date Posted: 1/24/2011 6:40 PM ET
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But Kathy not everyone got a story! I wanted Jenna? and what's his name to end up together in spite of hte odds! I finished and they were good - Northern Exposure trilogy by Jennifer LeBrecque(Blaze) I started another Blaze by Rhonda Nelson - The Rebel? think that's the title - the one out this month. so far it caught my attention from the beginning but had to put it aside temporarily but plan to get back to it tonight.

Date Posted: 1/24/2011 8:08 PM ET
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Finishing up Brockmann's LADIES' MAN - kind of bleh. Haven't been able to get into much of anything these days, maybe this frigid, snowy weather has something to do with it, but I found this one on a back shelf row and figured it would be a fast read.

Gail

Date Posted: 1/24/2011 8:29 PM ET
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Just read Lessons from a Scarlet Lady by Emma Wildes.  Read it in an afternoon.  I enjoyed the book, it wasn't earth shattering, but it was quite enjoyable.  Even the "misunderstanding" was quickly resolved and didn't go on for chapters.  It's the second book I've read by Wildes and I like her writing.  Think the book will stay on my keepers shelf for a while.  I've got My Lord Scandal and enjoyed that book too.  Maybe I should see what else she was written.

Date Posted: 1/24/2011 9:10 PM ET
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An off-the-topic question for you ladies, and a request for an opinion....

I received a book today through FIFO from a PBS member. It has a large one-inch tear on the spine. (Just the cover part, the spine is still intact.) My question is, would you report the book as not meeting PBS standards for swapping? I absolutely hate doing that, but I'm not sure I would feel comfortable re-posting this book. Otherwise, it's not really a big deal. What do you guys think?

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