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Subject: What are we reading this week? 2-12 to 2-18
Date Posted: 2/12/2012 10:00 AM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 2/12/2012 10:02 AM ET
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I finished Jill Shalvis's Head over Hells and I loved it! Chloe and Sawyer was such a fun couple and this book didn't dissappoint. Next up, going to read Singh's installment in Must Love Hellhounds.



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Date Posted: 2/12/2012 10:57 AM ET
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Finished Demon Possession by kiersten Fay last night. It was a good rough draft. Too bad she decided it was ready for publication. I can't recommend it, although I enjoyed it.

Started Anaz-Voohri by Vijaya Schartz, which is sci-fi romance (at least I hope it has romance in it). Interesting, so far, though its another self=published.

Also started Twilight of the Dead (Special Edition) by Travis Adkins which is a zombie book. So far, so good, its from a small publisher.

Date Posted: 2/12/2012 11:28 AM ET
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I'm sorta between books once again - startd a few but dunno - the last one was ok but not well -written(mystery). I grabbed a harlequin next from my tbr pile - dragonflies and dinosaurs by kate austin I think..sounded like a good one but haven't had time to sit and read yet - will probably flip through my weight watchers magazine during lunch - maybe I won't overeat LOL!

Date Posted: 2/12/2012 1:35 PM ET
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Reading a dull old Nora Roberts, Mind Over Matter. Keep going from sheer inertia.

Date Posted: 2/12/2012 4:33 PM ET
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I'm reading the anthology Legally Hot by Lora Leigh, Cheyenne McCray and Red Garnier.  Ugh ugh ugh.  The stories are decent, but what is UP with the lack of editing?

In the Lora Leigh story, at one point the heroine's father says she needs to be somewhere by 9pm. Two paragraphs later she says, "I'd better go if I'm going to be there by 10pm"  Also, in the next scene with the hero, Leigh describes his wardrobe and he's wearing a short sleeve denim shirt.  One page later she is crying and her tears fall onto his "thin white dress shirt".  Seriously.  How does an author (and editor?) get away with that?  You're telling me NOBODY who read this book before it went to print caught that?

In Cheyenne McCray's story, the hero is a single guy, an NYPD cop, and at one point the heroine is in his bathroom and she sits down at the chair in front of the vanity.  How many single guys do you know who have a vanity, let alone a chair in front of it?!?!?!?

These kinds of things really ruin a book for me.

After this I'm going to read The Next Always by Nora Roberts.

Date Posted: 2/12/2012 5:30 PM ET
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Michelle, thank you for reminding me, the library is holding The Next Always for me, I need to go get it tomorrow before they send it on to someone else!

Date Posted: 2/12/2012 10:01 PM ET
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I just finished Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis. It was good, but not as good as the first two, I think. I am looking forward to the rest in the series, since I'm curious to see where she's going to go with them.

I'm now reading Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis.

Date Posted: 2/13/2012 11:22 AM ET
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Over the weekend I finished the third book in the Troubleshooters series - Over the Edge by Suzanne Brockmann which I enjoyed. I wanted to take a break from SEALS so I got from the library Unveiled by Courtney Milan and have just a few pages left to read. Really loving the book. I've requested the second book in the series from the library, so while I wait for that, I'm going to read a non-romance book - a cozy mystery - A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny.

Date Posted: 2/13/2012 1:14 PM ET
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nothing's caught my eye yet..

Date Posted: 2/13/2012 2:44 PM ET
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short sleeve denim shirt

yuck lol does anyone else re-dress characters in their head? Maybe LL realized the white dress shirt was better lol

I just read Riptide by Cherry Adair. It was....alright. I left me wanting more. I thought the hero was great, if at times a bit of a jerk (but the heroine let him get away with it so whatever). I think he needed a better heroine. Also they are salvage divers but this one also does favors for T-Flac going undercover? What? lol With no mention of any type of military background or anything I was just shaking my head lol



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Date Posted: 2/13/2012 5:01 PM ET
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Not much reading time lately, but I have managed to get about 3/4 of the way through Friends with Benefits by Kelly Jamieson.  I got it in a game awhile back and figured I'd read it while it's still WLed, and have been pleasantly surprised that it's pretty good.  My biggest complaint about erotica in general is that, like porn, the stories are generally weak.  Or, even in some, like Lorelei James, the story has some substance, but the hero is an egotistical alpha ass.  This one actaully has a decent story, and the hero is a pretty nice guy.

I have the third Kowalski series book by Shannon Stacey on the way in the mail, so am hoping it will be here by the time I finish the book I'm reading now.  I love it when I can read series books close together before I forget what happened in the earlier books!

Date Posted: 2/13/2012 6:24 PM ET
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Just started Beyond the Night (Envy Chronicles, Bk 1) by Joss Ware and darn it, the stupid thing has zombies! I have zombie isues to the point that I will have nightmares if I read/watch them in a movie. AGH!

Back story - all started when my ninth grade teacher made us watch Night Of The Living Dead - scared the CRAP out of me.blush

ETA: yeah, you'd think I'd be over it by now - over *cough* twentyyears *cough* later.



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Date Posted: 2/13/2012 6:39 PM ET
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Finished Lara Adrian's Darker After Midnight and it was freakin' awesome!!   Best one yet in that series.

Now I'm reading The Calling by Ashley Lynn Willis.

Date Posted: 2/13/2012 7:16 PM ET
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I know those traumas, Cyndi... amazing how they hold on!

I started The Windflower, finally.

Date Posted: 2/14/2012 8:44 AM ET
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Wow Willa, The Windflower by Laura London has been on my WL since 2008. I was beginning to think that the book was no longer in existence. Let us know if it is worth keeping on our WL.

Date Posted: 2/14/2012 9:48 AM ET
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Ooooh im so glad to hear that Darker After Midnight was that good! Ive been waiting on Chase's book since he was introduced. Im so excited to read that one!

Date Posted: 2/14/2012 10:37 AM ET
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still nothing! I"m carring around a harlequin next by kate austin - dragonflies and dinosaurs - but haven't had time or been awake enough to read! will probably make up for it when I'm off!

Date Posted: 2/14/2012 11:55 AM ET
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I'm reading Nora Roberts Montana Sky.  Pretty good.  This is only my second Roberts book so maybe we have something new here.



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Date Posted: 2/14/2012 2:02 PM ET
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I finished Friends with Benefits.  I was on board with it right up until the end, but that kind of ruined the whole thing for me.  Spoilers ahead:

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The heroine starts out the book asking her BFF (a guy) to help her find a husband, because she's not getting any younger.  He goes along with the plan until he realizes that HE is into her.  But he is completely against marriage, and even after they confess their love for one another, he still does not want to get married.  So she breaks it off.  Meanwhile, some job-related stuff goes down with the heroine, and it is revealed that the only reason she wanted to get married in the first place is to get some respect and be taken seriously by her family, who still treat her like she's a little kid. So now that her family respects her for her career accomplishments, she has no need to get married now.  Huh???  Meanwhile, the hero decides in a New York minute that he'd rather marry her than see her marry someone else, so buys tickets to Vegas and sweeps her away to HEA-land.  Riiigghhhhtt.

Needless to say, this ended the book on a sour note for me.  Changing a character's motivation at the end of the book just does not work for me, nor does a hero who does a complete 180 on his stance on marriage in the space of 90 seconds.  MEH.
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I am now about to start Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacey, which I am very excited about because I loved the first two books in the series.  I hope this one is as good as the others- I need something to make up for the disappointing end to that last book I read!

Date Posted: 2/14/2012 7:45 PM ET
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The Calling by Ashley Lynn Willis was a great friends to lovers story with a little "lite" paranormal thrown in.  Good story, I read it in one day.

Date Posted: 2/14/2012 9:14 PM ET
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I just finished Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis and all I could think when I was done was "Awwww". It was a sweet read. 

I just started The Next Always by Nora Roberts.

Date Posted: 2/15/2012 1:57 AM ET
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I just finished reading Firelight by Kristen Callihan and I loved it!  Historical paranormal romance.  Which you don't get too often that isn't about vampires or steampunk! Lol  Very interesting plot premise, but what really worked for me was the H/h.  I really liked them and you really got into what they were feeling and the emotion behind feeling alone and unusual and how they felt the other person was the only other one to understand and there was great sense of sexual tension and yearning.  Also, had interesting secondary characters and it was a fun gothic read. Hopefully the next book in the series will be just as good.



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Date Posted: 2/15/2012 8:50 AM ET
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Second book in the virgin River series.  Shelter Mountain.  I think I am hooked on this series. 

Date Posted: 2/15/2012 4:16 PM ET
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Betsy,

I thought that I would probably quit the series after four, which is my usual attention span.  But now I am on book 16!  I can't get ahold of them fast enough.

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