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Subject: What are we reading this week? 2/20 - 2/26
Date Posted: 2/20/2011 7:49 PM ET
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I didn't see this yet.  I read Undertow by Cherry Adair and loved it.  I honestly felt like I did when I read some of her earlier T-FLAC books (and there's a cameo by T-FLAC in this book... too funny).  I put a review here on PBS.  I am looking forward to the story for each brother.  Since the captain of the Sea Witch is gorgeous and elusive, I'm guessing she's going to factor in somehow.

Now I'm reading Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis.  I love her books, but I'm not feeling the love for Brady yet.  Heroes who have the "I don't need or want a place to settle down" attitude from the get-go bug me, although it's usually fun to see them eat their words.  lol

Date Posted: 2/20/2011 9:02 PM ET
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I'm reading On Blue Falls Pond by Susan Crandall. Love everything she writes :)  I have heard mixed reviews about Undertow, but now I may have to see if they have it at the UBS :)


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Date Posted: 2/20/2011 9:28 PM ET
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Having a hard time staying with anything right now. My brain has been scattered lately with my job situation.

Date Posted: 2/20/2011 9:40 PM ET
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Just finish Wild Man Creek by Robyn Carr. I really liked this one. Could actually feel a connection with the H and h.  Also read on my nook color (whoo hoo!)  a borrowed book from Sherri. Thanks Sherri. I enjoyed it. I wish B&N had a bigger selection of Lend Me books since they use this as an incentive to buy the nook.

Date Posted: 2/20/2011 9:53 PM ET
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I'm reading Moonlit by Emma Jensen. I just found out a week ago how much I still like Entwined, and now I must try to find more books by this author. Unfortunately most of her Regencies are out of print. :(

Date Posted: 2/20/2011 10:14 PM ET
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I finished Dragon Warrior by Janet Chapman. I enjoyed it but it was easy to put aside when I didn't have time to read it, if that makes any sense. I wish she wouldn't take so long between books, I forget how she does her magic and it takes me awhile to remember. Next up is Once Upon a Pillow.
Date Posted: 2/20/2011 10:36 PM ET
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Been reading a lot of short stories today.  Read the novella Masks by Evangeline Anderson.  It was a free e download from Ellora's cave and because I really like her writing style I gave it a go.  It was short and sweet, but I am beginning to love her books. like the humour and style of writing and not just boring plot, sex, boring plot, more sex.  I ordered one of her books off Amazon from a private seller and I can't wait to get it although I am in buyer limbo, the book is ready to be shipped (and has been for a week), but hasn't so I just have to wait.  Patience is a virtue or so I've been told!

Date Posted: 2/20/2011 11:16 PM ET
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I'm traveling so am readng all sorts of odd free stuff on my Nook. It's so fun! I think, "what subgenre am I in the mood for?" and then look around til I find something.  Get bored and I switch books... don't even have to get out of bed. :-)  Right now I'm reading Her Vampire Husband.

Date Posted: 2/21/2011 1:26 AM ET
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I'm nearly done with The Wild Card by Rhonda Nelson - haven't been reading as much lately.

Date Posted: 2/21/2011 8:00 AM ET
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Reading the 3rd book in the Highlander Series -- Voyager -- I'm so hooked on this series. 

Date Posted: 2/21/2011 8:43 AM ET
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I finished Wicked Burn by Beth Kery yesterday and didn't like it. I plan on starting Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells today.

Date Posted: 2/21/2011 10:35 AM ET
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Started The Man from Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller last night.  I think this might be the first LLM book I wil actually be able to finish!  I don't know why but most of her books have suce a small font that I have difficulty, but this one is okay. 

Michelle- I have Animal Magnetism coming my way.  Let me know what you thought of it when you are through.

Date Posted: 2/21/2011 10:42 AM ET
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I finished Driven by Desire by LuAnn McLane and it was OK. Nothing to write home about.

I started Christine Feehan's Lair of the Lion, and so far I'm hooked. I love "Beauty and the Beast" type stories, and at first, this one was a bit too close to the original story, right down to the characters. But in another way, it's nothing like I've ever read before. I'm enjoying it! This is the first I've ever read of Feehan's work, though I do have quite a few books from her vampire series. 

Date Posted: 2/21/2011 1:19 PM ET
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Read Running with the Devil by Lorelei James.  It was okay.  Maybe I've oversaturated my brain by reading so much lately!  Trying to decide what to read next.

Date Posted: 2/21/2011 2:23 PM ET
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I finished Animal Magnetism.  It turned out way better than I expected, given that I didn't love it at first, like I normally do with a Jill Shalvis book.  Brady is a never-stay-in-one-place anti-commitment type of guy and Lilah is exactly the opposite.  She lives in the small town she grew up in, she takes in stray animals, keeps up friendships with her exes, etc.  It really ended up being such a heart-warming book, though.  Brady is only there for a month, so you KNOW he's leaving, Lilah knows he's leaving, but that doesn't stop either of them from falling in love. 

Date Posted: 2/21/2011 4:54 PM ET
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You're welcome Brenda!

I just finished Lover Avenged by JR Ward (Rhevenge's story).  I'm exhausted.  What a fabulous book!!  I never thought I'd find a drug lord attractive but he was something else.

Now I'm reading Lover Mine which is John Matthew and Xhex's story.

Date Posted: 2/21/2011 5:34 PM ET
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Read Speed Dating by Nancy Warren.  It was a free Harlequin e book on Amazon and I wasn't expecting much, but I liked the story.  It was cute and I could just picture it as some Lifetime television chick movie!  I never knew there was a whole line of romance books about naascar.

Date Posted: 2/21/2011 10:52 PM ET
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We've had a 3 day weekend here, so I've gotten lots of reading done.  I finished off Breathless (House of Rohan #3) by Anne Stuart, and I really liked it.  Yes, the H was a huge jerk, but I'm a big Diana Palmer fan, so I'm used to the hero being a jerk.

I also read Trust Me on This by Jennifer Crusie, it was cute and short and I didn't realize it was a re-release of an earlier book.

I spent today on some of the books I have for the cowboy swap, Zack:  Armed and Dangerous (Cheyenne McCray) was good, Brazen (Maya Banks) was great, and Tempted by a Cowboy was an anthology with one not good, one good, and one great. I have two more to finish up tomorrow.  Since I've done my reveal, I need to read them up and get ready to mail them.

Date Posted: 2/22/2011 10:55 AM ET
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Finished The Man from Stone Creek last ight and loved it!  I will definately be continuing with that series.

 

Date Posted: 2/22/2011 10:58 AM ET
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I'm reading Lie With Me by Stephanie Tyler.  I don't know... it's not grabbing me.  She's a NTM author, so I'm not sure if it's her writing that isn't doing it for me or something else.  Plus, knowing from the beginning that the hero is using the heroine, kidnapping her and not ruling out murder.... maybe I'm just not in the mood for this type of book.  lol

Date Posted: 2/22/2011 1:04 PM ET
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I've been going nuts with the new library card I got while I was out of town! Started The Darkest Fire by Showalter.

Date Posted: 2/22/2011 2:11 PM ET
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I've started reading Jane's Warlord by Angela Knight as it just arrived today in the post.  So far so good!

Date Posted: 2/22/2011 2:38 PM ET
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I just got Jaci Burton's The Perfect Play in the mail (thank you Groupon & Barnes & Noble!).  Oh.  My.  God. 

I don't care if this book is any good or not.  I can just sit and stare at the cover and be happy with my purchase.  lol

Date Posted: 2/22/2011 3:38 PM ET
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LOVE that cover, Michelle. 

I was absolutely enthralled with Lair of the Lion by Feehan. At times, like I said, it was very close to the original Beauty and the Beast story, and there were times I expected them to all break into song and dance around with the silverware. But the story was engaging as all get out. It's going straight to the keeper shelf. 

Moving on to Megan Hart's Precious and Fragile Things.

Date Posted: 2/22/2011 3:40 PM ET
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I've barely started Wicked Widow by Amanda Quick- still not much reading lately though I did manage to finish The wild Card by rhonda nelson and it was pretty good. I have a bunch of library books to make my way through.

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