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Subject: What are we reading this week? 12/12 to 12/18
Date Posted: 12/12/2010 10:55 AM ET
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I am in the middle of Cindy Gerard's Take No Prisoners. So far I love this series and I love Sam Lang, is so yummy!

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 12:28 PM ET
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Only read 12 pages yesterday. frown

I'm reading Taylor Smith's RANDOM ACTS which is excellent but there's a lot going on this time of year and just never had the chance to read. I so hoped to finish it so I could pass it along to a co-worker tomorrow. Doubt that will happen, unless I get offline.

Gail

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 12:31 PM ET
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I am reading The Best of Friends by Susan Mallery.

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 2:33 PM ET
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I'm nearly done with Calico Canyon by Mary Connealy - liking it better than the first one I think! hate the bad guy though and hope the  HEA has him whipped to within an inch of his life..then repeat it again.

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 3:37 PM ET
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Susanna, I enjoyed that series, but man you have to read between some invisible lines.  I know they are Christian romance, but most Christian romance will at least let you know they are sleeping together.  These don't even do that.  They don't know each other, get married one day, and are preg halfway through the book. 

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 5:09 PM ET
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Reading Farthing, a fascinating alternate-history/English cozy mystery.

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 6:02 PM ET
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patti, yeah I kinda expected it'd be sublle like the first book - but in the first book at the very end - didn't she have her first child with the guy - ONE boy? in this one only the 4 girls are mentioned and she's preggers but it's twin boys..

thought I had gingham mountain with me but guess it's down at my place in Houston...we're all headed there tomorrow for the week for my dad's treatment..backt o all trying to fit in my civic - 3 adults,, a german shepherd and a lab...wish us luck since no one can be left and I dont want them driving their car.

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 9:38 PM ET
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I just finished Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa "such a damn good writer it should be illegal" Kleypas.  Man it was good.  Yeah, I agree it was too short and was mostly a sweet romance but damn.  I cried twice and had the warm fuzzies when I was done.  ;-)

Moving on to LK's Somewhere I'll Find You.

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 11:24 PM ET
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Gave up on Mallery's The Best of Friends.  It was just going in circles for me, no substance.

Now to admit I threw over Mallery to read Lorelei James' novel Long, Hard Ride.  Yeah, I know, total smut...but I love it!  wink

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 12:32 AM ET
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I finished Gerard's Take No Prisoners. I loved Sam and thought he was a total hottie. Up next  P. J. Tracy's Monkeywrench. NTM author and last book of this TBR pile. Yea!

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 12:32 AM ET
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Hi, Diana, I just finished Best of Friends yesterday!  I actually enjoyed it; it wasn't the deepest story, but I guess I really liked Jayne's character (aside from the fact that she could practically be a saint!)

I'm currently reading one of Merline Lovelace's Desires--something like Devlin and the Blue Sea?  It's cute so far!

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 2:23 AM ET
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I liked that one Fedora - it's part of her codename : danger series and brings back one of the original couples from the first 4 books! not sure why she went with desire(most were intimate moments I think and now silhouette romantic suspense)

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 4:36 AM ET
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Julie Beard   Lady and the Wolf.  Really Really good book so far.  :)

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 9:35 AM ET
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Finally!!! Got back to reading - started When Pleaseure Rules this morning.

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 10:59 AM ET
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I've just started Naked Dragon by Annette Blair.  A little bit of a different writing style, but so far it seems interesting.

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 12:10 PM ET
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I finished two books over the weekend: Made for Two Men by Madison Hayes, which was OK. Aside from the cheesiness mentioned in last week's thread, it was entertaining, at least. I've read a lot of menage, and I liked that this one actually dealt with the jealousy issue that many other menage stories don't bother with. I mean, come on, there's got to be a little bit of jealousy in a relationship like that, right?  

I needed a buffer before I started that book's sequel, so I also read Record Time by Beverly Brandt. Not impressed at all. I had read a short story of hers and really liked it, but this was my first full-length novel by her. It just dragged on for me. The hero wasn't very likable, either. If I was the heroine I don't think I could have forgiven him for his actions, and for the things he accused her of. As for Kylie, the heroine, well, she was as wishy-washy as they come. One minute brushing David off because he couldn't accept her for who she is, and two pages later, vowing to change her clutzy ways in order to make him happy. The plot was pretty convoluted, too. I wouldn't recommend this one. 

Up next is part two of Madison Hayes: Made for Two Rivals.

ETA: Ugh! Another completely unlikable hero so far. Thinks he's God's gift to women, and named his member "The Hammer." How utterly charming....



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Date Posted: 12/13/2010 2:43 PM ET
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Thinks he's God's gift to women, and named his member "The Hammer." How utterly charming....

Gina - too funny!!!!

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 4:18 PM ET
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I finished Someone Like You by Mallery.  I liked it pretty well, aside from the fact that I read it out of order with Falling For Gracie (pet peeve of mine).  I started Almost Perfect by Julie Ortolon, a new author for me.  I'm not very far in so can't judge yet how it is.

"The Hammer"- ROFL!

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 4:29 PM ET
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Thanks, Susanna--I was totally wondering if it was part of a series; I'll have to check out the other titles and see if I can track some of those down!

Gina, ROFL!  That is an utter turn-off, right there.  Good grief!  I'm not a fan of heroes who name their... uh, parts.

Zipped through a short e-book, The Geek Next Door, by Lauren Fraser--it was a cute one!  I love the whole nerdy-guy thing, and Dylan was one real hottie!  Yum!

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 4:40 PM ET
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Granted, his last name is Hamm, but still......

This author has come up with the craziest names. In this book, we've got hero Graham "Gray" Hamm, and the heroine's name is Velvet Meadows. (My mind is just overloaded with porn-star jokes on that one, I can't even sort through them.)

And it's a sci-fi novel, so can you guess what they code-named the super-secret weapon being protected by the mission? You got it........Velvet Hammer. :/

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 5:01 PM ET
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Lesley - I hope you like Julie Ortolon.  I love her books, especially the "Perfect" series.  Too Perfect ended up on my keeper shelf.

I am slogging through the new Rick Riordan YA, "The Lost Hero".  This is the next in series with the characters from the Percy Jackson series.  So far, it's been tough to get through.

Renee

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 5:04 PM ET
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Fedora I don't think you'll be lost but since I started at the beginning I was happy tos ee that couple again! each story is idependent..starts off with 4 books then one of those books has a kid who has a story when he's grown as well as some other agents.

not reading anything right now..back in Houston and my dad's soaking in the tub and my mom's dozing on the couch..friend is supposed to come over and pick up her kid's loot from me!

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 6:37 PM ET
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Finished Happy Ever After. Meh...

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 8:46 PM ET
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Im reading " His Holiday Bride" ( Love Inspired Large Print ) by Jillian Hart and almost done with That Holiday Feeling by Debbie Macomber, Sherryl Woods and Robyn Carr ~ great books!

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 9:39 PM ET
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Finished Tracy's Monkeewrench and I loved it! If you are looking for a break from romance, this is the ticket.  Next up, Nina Bruhn's A Kiss to Thill.

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