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Subject: What are we reading this week? 3/13/11 - 3/19/11
Date Posted: 3/13/2011 9:44 AM ET
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new week!

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 9:47 AM ET
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I finished Harvest Moon last night and liked it - didn't care for the drama with Courtney and her biological father though. Also not sure I saw much chemistry between hero and heroine other than sexual but I stil enjoyed the story and it definitely helped me escape.

thinking I'll start Styx's Storm by Lora Leigh  next - not sure - a cousin loaned it to me last week but with my mom and hospice and funeral and all tht I just didnt have much time to read! I also have a library book that's a silhouette nocturne that might be an easier read (and less sex!)

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 11:04 AM ET
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I started Simply Sinful last night.  I have to say I was thrown a bit.... I knew it was Peter's story, but didn't read the back cover so I really had no clue what it was going to be about.  To find out that Abby (I'm guessing the heroine?) is married already wasn't what I expected.  And it's not like she's married to an ancient old goat who's going to die any day.... she has a sexy, young hubby who Peter gets it on with, too.  lol   It'll be interesting to see how this comes around.

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 12:44 PM ET
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I finished SEP's Call Me Irresistible and I really loved it. It took me a minute to warm up to Ted and Meg, because I thought Ted was strange and Meg was spoiled. Eventually though like always SEP turned it around and I was cheering them on like everybody else.



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Date Posted: 3/13/2011 2:09 PM ET
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I started Styx's Storm by Lora Leigh - didn't get too far though. all this breed stuff is hard to follow but I was hoping to get more out of this than just a lot of sex though I tell myself that's the only reason to buy her stuff LOL!

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 2:33 PM ET
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I had the same experience Keri, she really turned it around for me.

Finished Twice Tempted by a Rogue, liked it intellectually a lot, but didn't love it.  Going to read Time Enough for Love by Brockmann today and then go on to the third Dare book. Also still reading the 4th Cat and Bones book. A bit retcon-ny but am really interested to see how it comes out.

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 5:58 PM ET
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I just finished Elizabeth Boyle's Mad About The Duke and gave it 2 stars on GR. There were just too many things that didn't gel with me. Guess I will read JBs  The Perfect Play.

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 8:28 PM ET
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Keri- I just downloaded The Perfect Play on my Nook this morning ;) Can't wait to read it!

I just finished reading A Lot Like Love today. LOVED IT!!!

Cindy in Va

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 9:54 PM ET
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Still on Outlander #4 - Drums of Autumn. 

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 11:47 PM ET
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just finished Styx's Storm by Lora Leigh. It was pretty good - kidnap hold captive in cabin kinda thing but the heroine got on my nerves a bit holding onto all breeds are monsters and the breeds not understanding her mistrust of them. guess in the mmpb books she leaves out the backdoor action...

not sure what I'll read next.

Date Posted: 3/14/2011 2:22 AM ET
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Not in all of them, Susanna.... Coyote's Mate has some for sure. But it is somewhat less common, apparently.

Date Posted: 3/14/2011 8:29 AM ET
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Finished Pride and Pleasure by Sylvia Day and really enjoyed it. I was forewarned by the reviews that the basis of the conflict in the story was a bit farfetched (and it was) but the H/h were a great match and the whole tone of the book was lush and sensual.

Date Posted: 3/14/2011 9:35 AM ET
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I finished Simply Sinful by Kate Pearce.  Whew, that women sure knows how to use her imagination for sex scenes.  lol  I loved this book.  Peter was just the right amount of both sexy and insecure.  The love he felt for both James and Abby was palpable, and he was so vulnerable when it came to Valentin.  I would have liked to have seen something more resolved between him, Val and Sara, but overall it was a great read.  Touching and very, very sexy! 

Edited to add that now I'm reading Here to Stay by Catherine Anderson.



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Date Posted: 3/14/2011 9:54 AM ET
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thanks Willa - didn't remember it from Coyote's Mate. still missed a few I'll have to find - pretty sure I have them somewhere or other. This one didnt' have a lot of drama really but for my level or wimpiness it was just fine! smiley

still undecided on what to read next. getting ready to pack stuff up and head back to Houston. Have some overdue library books to return - sigh - and hopefully I can find the one that's due tomorrow. heck maybe I'll try reading it really quick before returning it tomorrow!

Date Posted: 3/14/2011 11:05 AM ET
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Peter was just the right amount of both sexy and insecure. 

You hit it on the nose, Michelle. Great description of Peter. I thought the book was a very different take on romance, which is one of the reasons I liked it so well. Different from anything else I've read in the M/F/M (or M/M/F) universe. 

I finished Hide and Seek (Men of T-FLAC, Bk. 3), which cemented Cherry Adair as one of my top romantic suspense writers. Reading her is like watching a movie playing out in my head. Loved it. 

And, finally, I started River Marked (Mercy Thompson, Bk 6)!

Date Posted: 3/14/2011 2:51 PM ET
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Finished Destined for an Early Grave, not as good as the previous books. Not getting into the Brockmann time-travel book, may DNF. I have too many library ebooks! The lines for my local library never budge, but the ones for this new library are quite speedy.

Date Posted: 3/14/2011 3:04 PM ET
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Just finished Warrior by Angela Knight and dang I love those hot cyber cops.  It was better than the prequel.  Got the next in the series, Guardian, but might take a break from the paranormal for a bit and read some historical romance.  My TBR is filling up with them!

Date Posted: 3/14/2011 8:37 PM ET
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Finished MURDER PAST DUE/Miranda James cozy - now reading Marion Chesney's trad Regency, THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN which is excellent. I'm learning to like Chesney more and more - I didn't quite "get" her early on but I do now. She can prick the balloon of pomposity, the ton and all its foibles, and make it all seem deliciously ridiculous.

Next up will be a Metzger trad which was requested from me today, then back to the rest of the library books on hand.

Gail

Date Posted: 3/14/2011 9:44 PM ET
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Gail,

Oh my goodness, Marion Chesney, I loved her books!  Minerva was my favourite that she wrote.  It must be about 20 years since I read her books.  Read tons of them, (The Travelling Matchmakers series, the school for manners series and the six sisters series).  Ah, the memories!!!  

 

Tina

Date Posted: 3/14/2011 9:44 PM ET
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I finished the Brockmann, wound up really liking it. These things are mysterious...

Date Posted: 3/14/2011 10:41 PM ET
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Picking up The Pursuit of Pleasure by Elizabeth Essex.

Date Posted: 3/15/2011 9:46 AM ET
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Yea!! We have a new Bugman novel coming out called in The Nick of Time...I can't wait!!

Date Posted: 3/15/2011 4:58 PM ET
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*sigh* Another year or so before a new Mercy adventure. I absolutely loved River Marked. All of that Indian lore is so interesting to me, and had me looking stuff up on the web left and right. This one will be pulled out again for a rereading soon, I think. 

I have fallen behind on my Passionate Plume reading, so I'm hoping to finish those up this week. Just 2 more to go.....

Date Posted: 3/15/2011 10:38 PM ET
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I'm trying to get back into Garters by Pamela Morsi - it fits the 'book with a stepback cover' c hallenge on RT which is the last one i have to finish before 3/31. It's ok but just not really in the mood for it I guess and dont' have antyhing else handy with 2 front covers and think all I do have are historicals. hopefully I can finish this one soon and get to the love inspired and harlequin type books I have as well as another stack of library books.

Date Posted: 3/16/2011 12:44 AM ET
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Finishing up Three Nights With a Scoundrel by Tessa Dare. Took me a while to warm up to it, but now it's my favorite of the series.

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