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Subject: What are we reading this week? 10/3 - 10/9, 2010
Date Posted: 10/3/2010 9:41 AM ET
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new week!

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 9:49 AM ET
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I was tired after work yesterday so read a quickie I picked up from the library ona whim - Love Casts Out Fear by Barbara Cartland. I used to read a lot of Barbara Cartland since my mom approved of them LOL - what a hoot this one was. He could tell from one kiss she was innocent and pure. And I loved the discussion he gave her to enlighten her as to why he wouldn't marry his mistress - the one living in his house as hostess and whom he had just fuc*ed the previous night..she's what men consider a 'throwaway' woman or rather one that's used for a while mutually then tosses aside  and there's the kind they want for their wife and mother of their children..can't believe I made it through that one but oh well! The innocent lamb was in l-o-v-e and adored him by the end after being so afraid of him earlier in the book. *rolling eyes* but what can I say these are like a guilty pleasure for me though In eed to pull otu my favorite ones to read instead!

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 1:51 PM ET
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I'm about halfway through Broken by Shiloh Walker and about 3/4 of the way through Killer Secrets by Lora Leigh.  I'm loving both of them & can't decide which to keep reading.  LOL   I normally NEVER have two books going at once, but I was in the mood to read the other night and just grabbed something off my shelf since Killer Secrets was out here in the living room. 

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 2:12 PM ET
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I'm reading Any Man of Mine by Carolyne Aarsen, a Love Inspired from about 4 yrs ago..it's ok..light and sorta funny-ish which I need right now.

anyone have any recommendations for a disabled hero/heroine? something light and/or fu nny? I may do a re-read if Ic an't find anything I like the sound of better.already read Exposure by Susan Andersen(loved it)

Sherri hope you and your son are doing ok..

Michelle.lucky you with 2 you like!

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 5:26 PM ET
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ok finished Any Man of Mine and it was pretty good for one of these shorter Love Inspired books. easy enough to pick up and put down. now to decide what's next..maybe Kerrelyn Sparks' newest..

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 10:38 PM ET
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I am almost finished with:      So far it has been pretty good, but I can tell it won't be my fav.

Masquerading the Marquess (Lords of Intrigue, #1)
 

 



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Date Posted: 10/3/2010 11:23 PM ET
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Light and funny story with a disabled character - that's a tall order! Mouth to Mouth by Erin McCarthy was a pretty good portrait of a deaf woman, I thought, and not heavy.

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 9:21 AM ET
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that was a great one Willa!

I started It Had to Be You by Janice Thompson, 3rd in the Weddings by Bella series..christian romance. this one is a lot better than book 2 and I'm not even 1/3 through it. book 2 was still good but didn't like the storyline of that one as much.

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 10:14 AM ET
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Willa, I have that in my TBR, I might have to move that up.

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 10:34 AM ET
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I just finished A Hellion in Her Bed.   Haven't started yet, but next is Sinful in Satin.  Didn't get much reading in this weekend...our basement flooded.  DH and I spent a good part of the weekend with the RugDr.  And of course that is where my exer-bike is and where I get at least 30 minutes to myself to sit, pedal, and READ.  Now the darn bike is bured behind/beneath a bunch of stuff.  I am going to dig it out tonight so I can get back to reading - oh yea and the exercise is important too, lol.

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 11:52 AM ET
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I'm still reading Midnight Man (Midnight, Bk 1) by Lisa Marie Rice, just a few chapters left to go. She's quickly becoming one of my favorite erotic suspense gals. 

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 12:09 PM ET
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Just started Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris, and also Oceans of Fire by Christine Feehan

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 12:48 PM ET
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Was in the mood for something light, so I started Tall Tales and Wedding Veils, which I remember a couple of people here really liking.

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 1:22 PM ET
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I'm back!  I totally  hate hospitals.  My son is doing so much better, we just have a long road to recovery.   Thank God for my NOOK.  I think I might have survived only because of it. LOL  While there I read;

finished Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs.  This was a comfort re-read for me and I think it was even better the second time around.

The Prairie Romance Collection.  This was pretty good.  A collection of stories set in the heartland.  Inspirational romances.

Final Arrangements by Nia Ryan.  Thank God that was a freebie.  Probably the cheesiest book I've ever read.

Arctic Shift by Lissa Matthews.   DNF.  For me it was a major eye roller.

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 2:01 PM ET
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Wow Sherri. I agree its a very good thing you had your Nook with you!!! I am glad you are home and your son is doing better now!

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 2:26 PM ET
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Gina - I want to read Midnight Man because I own Dangerous Passion by Lisa Marie Rice and it's one of my favorite comfort reads. Which makes no sense considering that the hero is an arms deal from one of the worst hellholes on earth and the book is primarily sex but the descriptions of fabrics and his bedroom and meals and everything combine to make it a comfort read for me, lol. I'm hoping that kind of attention to description and so forth is the same in her other books.

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 2:36 PM ET
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Hugs, Sherri--glad you had your Nook for company and so glad your son's home now.  Praying for quick healing!

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 3:29 PM ET
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I finished MTD and it was good, as I thought just not my fav. I started Craig Johnson's Death Without Company and am really enjoying it.

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 3:46 PM ET
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I finished both of the books I was reading.  Killer Secrets was one of the best books by Lora Leigh that I've read in a long time.  Ian and Kira were terrific... I loved that both of them KNEW they shouldn't be with the other but they couldn't resist.  Ian's instinct was to protect Kira and get her the heck out of dodge, but he recognized that she could actually, in fact, help him, and he just didn't want to be away from her.  Kira knew what her main objective was, but she openly admitted (to herself and later, to Ian) that she was mainly there for him, and that her loyalty was to him.  Great story, great chemistry, no TSTL moments, etc.

Broken by Shiloh Walker was terrific.  Not as action-packed, sex-is-the-main-storyline as most erotic romances.  Sara often described Quinn as a "wounded warrior" and I have to admit those are my favorite types of heroes.  He was fantastic.  Clueless when it came to feelings and emotions and what to do with Sara, but smart and sexy and just so THERE.  Sara was spunky and smart and unable to resist Quinn, despite being on the run.  Some of the scenes between them toward the end of the book actually made my heart hurt, they were so emotional and so good. 

No clue what to read next.  It's going to be hard to follow up TWO good reads.  lol

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 3:51 PM ET
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I'm hoping that kind of attention to description and so forth is the same in her other books.

Amanda, LMR definitely keeps up the details in this one! The heroine is an interior designer, and there's lots of talk of colors and schemes and such. Overall, it was a really great book. The ending was a little abrupt, but I kinda liked that about it. Although it was a little too neat and tidy for me. 

Up next is Fragile by Shiloh Walker (for Michelle). :)

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 4:08 PM ET
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Amanda is Dangerous Passin the one where she's an artist? if so that was probably among my favorites of hers and couldnt' believe it with the hero being an arms dealer!

Midnight Run takes place shortly before Midnight Man and continues past it then Midnight Angel takes place after that one so teh story continues.

I'm still reading It Had to Be You by Janice Thompson and liking it..just too busy to sit down and read darn work!

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 4:09 PM ET
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Sherri - Good to know you and your son are back home - the best place for healing.

Anne - saw you are reading Christine Feehan.  Have you read her before?  I started Liar of the Lion this weekend but it was hard for me to get into.  Couldn't resist my new Madeline Hunter, Sinful in Satin.  Was wondering if the book will pick up?  Just looking for some opinions on her.  TIA!!!  

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 4:16 PM ET
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Read fast Gina!  lol  laugh

Ok, I have the Midnight trilogy on my TBR & now that you all are talking about it, maybe I need to break those out. 

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 4:51 PM ET
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Pauline, yes, I have read quite a few by Feehan. Working my way through her 4 series in order. I haven't read Lair of the Lion. From the description it seems a lot different from her other books. You might want to check out the reviews on various sites to see if most people liked it, or not.

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 4:53 PM ET
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Gina - lots of talk about interior design is probably enough to make it a keeper for me so I appreciate you throwing in that tidbit, lol. Now I'm probably going to end up buying it on Amazon before I come up on the wishlist! I don't mind neat and tidy for my comfort reads personally - I love Kinsale and Ivory but sometimes I wish they embraced just a weee bit more soothing neatness, lol.

 

Susanna- Yes, the heroine is an artist in Dangerous Passion and I could deal with the hero being an arms dealer...what REALLY threw me was when the heroine made a big deal about how she could never be involved with someone who sold drugs and her and the arms dealer hero had a brief little "Drugs are bad" chat. I was totally incredulous. Selling guns to terrorists is understandable - selling drugs to those same terrorists is unforgivable?! That was easily the most irritating bit in what was otherwise an awesome book.

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