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Subject: What are we reading this week? 12/19-12/25
Date Posted: 12/19/2010 11:51 AM ET
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New Week!

Date Posted: 12/19/2010 11:58 AM ET
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So I stayed home yesterday (was NOT going to crazy mall!) and read Love at First Flight by Marie Force.  This was her first novel and although there were some places that I just had to say "I don't know about this...." I did finish it and I'm glad I did. 

It's the story of two people meeting at the airport, flying to the same destination and parting ways, only to be on the same plane going back.  There was A LOT of disbelief on my part with the story elements (she moves in with the guy after they return home, after maybe 4 hours of conversation) as well as "you gotta be kidding me!" when she, complaining about not being able to afford rent $$, spends mega bucks on last minute airfare from St. Tropaz without batting an eye. 

For those of you who like hot nekkid scenes, this doesn't have it, but it is an okay story.  I got this at the library and I don't know if I would get her second book or not.  Part of me wants to just to see if the writing has improved, but part of me is looking at my TBR pile and thinking I've got other books to read.

Date Posted: 12/19/2010 12:09 PM ET
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I started Cindy Gerard's To The Limit.

Date Posted: 12/19/2010 12:11 PM ET
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I am just about finished with Mother's and Other Liars. 



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Date Posted: 12/19/2010 3:21 PM ET
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I'm reading Daring by Jillian Hunter - never read anything by her before so I wasn't sure what to expect but it's very funny so far.

Date Posted: 12/19/2010 3:43 PM ET
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complaining about not being able to afford rent $$, spends mega bucks on last minute airfare from St. Tropaz without batting an eye.

That is one of my biggest pet peeves -- people on t.v. who though supposedly not wealthy drop money on airfare at the drop of a hat.

Date Posted: 12/19/2010 3:45 PM ET
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Still reading Silver Borne, but need a paperback for the gym... it feels like a historical day to me, maybe some Cheryl St. John.

Date Posted: 12/19/2010 4:43 PM ET
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I'm still reading gingham mountain by mary connealy..no time for reading today..at least not yet.

Date Posted: 12/19/2010 5:57 PM ET
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I finished (finally, thank God) A Kiss to Kill by Nina Bruhns.    Now I'm reading Because You're Mine by Lisa Kleypas.

Date Posted: 12/19/2010 6:15 PM ET
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I finished Gerard's To The Limit and it was a pretty good story. I liked Eve and Mac together.

Date Posted: 12/19/2010 7:21 PM ET
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Started Rain Shadow by Cheryl St. John... not big on Native American romance and not loving it.

Date Posted: 12/20/2010 5:45 AM ET
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Rachel Gibson's I'm in no Mood for Love.  Pretty good so far, but I still love her hockey series. 



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Date Posted: 12/20/2010 9:34 AM ET
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I finished Twice as Hot by Gena Showalter and promptly placed these two books on my keeper shelf. I just loved the superhero aspect of this series. No word on whether she'll be writing more, but she definitely introduced enough characters to maybe continue with this series (fingers crossed......).

I was in a hurry this morning so I grabbed the first thing on my nightstand, one I found on the clearance rack over the weekend: Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I remember putting it on my RL months and months ago because a bunch of you ladies were talking it up. :)

Date Posted: 12/20/2010 9:37 AM ET
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Gina TKaA is a goodie. I am about 1/2 finished with Nalini Singh's Branded by Fire. So far it has been ok, but I can tell it won't be one of my favs of the series.

Date Posted: 12/20/2010 9:57 AM ET
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"Started Rain Shadow by Cheryl St. John... not big on Native American romance and not loving it."

I usually hate American Indian romances too so I'm curious to hear if you still like it by the time you've read it all. They're usually so stereotypical and offensive that I grit my teeth the whole way through them. And that whole I-hate-all-whites-because-my-wife-Dancing-Fawn-Star-was-killed-by-the-white-man-so-I'm-going-to-fall-in-love-with-you-yeah-but-bitch-about-it-the-whole-way thing is getting way old. I think Catherine Anderson handled that trope pretty well but it's a hard one to pull off because it's so overused. That and it drives me crazy that even in historicals, there seems to be no such thing as just being Native-American. The heroes (and occasionally heroines) are always "half breeds"...which leads me to believe that either the authors are scared that a full blooded Native American would be too scary for their readers OR they are simply looking for a way to work "half-breed" into every conceivable sentence.

Date Posted: 12/20/2010 10:20 AM ET
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Amanda, You hit it right on the mark with your comments above.  yes

Date Posted: 12/20/2010 10:42 AM ET
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Yesterday I read Katherine Allred's The Sweet Gum Tree.   What a great book!!!  If you haven't read it, I encourage you to do so.  Be warned:  Have a box of Kleenex near you.

 



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Date Posted: 12/20/2010 10:52 AM ET
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Amanda- You are awesome!  I totally agree.

Speaking of Native Americans I just finished Rode Hard, Put Up Wet by Lorelei James, in which there is a Native American and his daughter, and I really enjoyed it.  I am starting my way through the Rough Riders series by James and so far I'm liking it.  Some of the scenes are a bit much for me, so I tend to skim those.

Taking a break from James for a moment and I am reading In a Cowboy's Arms by Janette Kenny.  She's a NTM author and I didn't realize this book was part of a series.  I am doing okay with it, but I wish I'd already read the first book.



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Date Posted: 12/20/2010 11:43 AM ET
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I'm relieved to see you and Pamela agree with me - romance novels with American Indians in them were a lot of the first ones I was exposed to by other people and I always expect to be argued with when I express my issues with them, lol. The local Rite-Aids and Walgreens for some reason carry almost exclusively AmerIndian themed romances so they must be exceedingly popular in my area!

"Speaking of Native Americans I just finished Rode Hard, Put Up Wet by Lorelei James, in which there is a Native American and his daughter, and I really enjoyed it "

I've never read anything by her but I like well done romances/erotica with a minority main character so I might check it out.

Date Posted: 12/20/2010 11:44 AM ET
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Ok...what is up with the question marks? Did I miss something?

Date Posted: 12/20/2010 12:30 PM ET
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I noticed that too, Amanda......no idea. Must be a funky formatting glitch in the system right now. 

Kiss An Angel is nothing like what I expected it to be! I'm trying not to give anything away here.....but does it have a paranormal aspect to it?!

Date Posted: 12/20/2010 12:55 PM ET
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Am about 1/2 way through When Pleasure Rules.  So far its better than the first, When Blood Calls.  Am really looking forward to the third in this series...and I believe I saw on Beck's website there will be a 4th sometime in 2011 YEA.

Date Posted: 12/20/2010 1:27 PM ET
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Gina, no, no supernatural in KaA.

The heroes (and occasionally heroines) are always "half breeds"...which leads me to believe that either the authors are scared that a full blooded Native American would be too scary for their readers OR they are simply looking for a way to work "half-breed" into every conceivable sentence.

Yup. In this case, the Native American" heroine is really a white girl adopted by an Indian. Of course. :-\ I wound up just skimming it, couldn't get into it. It was also one of those "I instantly hate you because of our fierce sexual attraction books."

Date Posted: 12/20/2010 6:46 PM ET
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I finished Because You're Mine by Lisa Kleypas and it was pretty good, if a little old skool.     Now I'm reading Damage Control by Amy J Fetzer

Date Posted: 12/20/2010 6:54 PM ET
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I like the old-skoolyness - that was the first book I borrowed from the library for my Nook, 'cause I felt like reading the juicy bits again. ;-)

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