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Subject: What are we reading this week? 3/14 - 3/20, 2010
Date Posted: 3/14/2010 10:13 AM ET
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new week!

Date Posted: 3/14/2010 10:27 AM ET
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I have 2 books going - well 3 if I count A Christmas Carol by Dickens(ebook). I'm still reading Love Finds You in Hershey Pennsylvania by Cerella Sechrist. It's kinda cute but I really don't like the heroine much so it's taking me a while to get through it esp since I haven't had much time to read lately. I also started To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt and it's pretty good though the wedding night was very lacking..I'm guessing s he's gonna straighten him out though! I also brought some other books to work since I'm trying to be optimistic(working day shift for 8 long days!) but I'll probably stick with the 2 I'm already reading and finish those.



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Date Posted: 3/14/2010 11:05 AM ET
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Captives of the Night by Loretta Chase, Then I am going to have to break from romance for awhile I have been putting off some need to read H/F books.

Date Posted: 3/14/2010 11:21 AM ET
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Re-reading Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs.

Date Posted: 3/14/2010 11:45 AM ET
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Finished Leave Me Breathless by Trista Ann Michaels nd found it lacking.  Very short on plot, very overdone for sex scenes.  I think if she had developed the plot more, it could have been a favorite of mine.  As it was, I started skimming the book for find plot.  Pretty sad for an erotica!

 

Going to start Summer Fancy by Anne Avery based on a strong recommendation posted here 2 weeks ago.  I see that there is a waiting list for this book now so I will try to get it done this week and out to the next person as quickly as possible.



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Date Posted: 3/14/2010 11:50 AM ET
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Diana, I've caught myself skimming erotica too! I like a decent storyline!

Date Posted: 3/14/2010 1:21 PM ET
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 I am currently taking a break from romance and reading Jeff Deaver's Garden of Beasts, it is a thriller/suspense set in 1939 Germany. Ususally WWII history is not my cuppa but Deaver is such a great writer I am not bothered at all and am completely drawn in. The storyline is where America sends one of our own non-military assassins over to Germany as a reporter during the Olympic summer games. He is there to assassinate one of Hitler's right-hand men and at that time more dangerous than Hitler himself. Of course there is some romance, but it is very light, but very powerful. If you like the Lincoln Rhyme series, then you might like this as there is a cop there that is very detailed like Lincoln in the story.

After this one, I am going to read  Carl Hiaasen's Skinny Dip and then I will head back over to the romance section, because I have the Spymaster's Lady that I just got, burning a hole in my pocket.



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Date Posted: 3/14/2010 2:48 PM ET
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Am reading way too many books again, sigh. Have gotten some of Lady of Conquest read, but I can't say it's demanding my attention.

Date Posted: 3/14/2010 3:34 PM ET
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Still haven't finished Black Jack yet ,I guess that says it all. lol. I read Swap by Jenesi Ash , whew , I am debating on whether to keep or trade this one. It was HOT!  Listening to Drop Dead Gorgeous while sanding down my stairs, like it but it is being read by a different person and I think I like the To die for reader better. I love  Linda Howard.

Date Posted: 3/14/2010 3:53 PM ET
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I finally finished Love Finds You in Hershey Pennsylvania by Cerella Sechrist. This book got a 5 star rating on amazon with about 13 or so reviews but I wasn't so wild about it til near end I guess. I know these have HEAs but it started off cute and funny and light but the heroine in this book had a father who abandoned them and was in and out of her life, her husband died, her mother died, she lost her tv cooking show...so she became an obsessed control freak. childhood friend Jasper took a LOT of crap from this woman! free babysittting..practically raising her daughter for her while she worked. well she becomes obsessed with the idea that this russian guy is gonna open a restaurant across from hers and is determined to win the baking contest and desserts are the only thing she can't cook to save her life. I swear she didn't deserve the guy or a HEA yet she got one..of course I felt sorry for her once she realized how she'd screwed up but I can't believe the guy put up with this crap.

now back to To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt..if I can stay awake LOL pretty tired!

Date Posted: 3/14/2010 5:22 PM ET
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I am peeling through my Maggie Osborne books (Thank YOu, Kim).  Reading Silver Lining.  Actually a good novel about ranching life.  The Heroine is a really great character.  She also has some really good ones about mining in Colorado in the 1800's.  I have been home sick with a cold so these books are just right for one a day reading.

Date Posted: 3/14/2010 7:20 PM ET
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I'm crusing through To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt..boy don't know why I haven't read these before..oh 'cause  historicals aren't my t hing..but these 2 in this series have been good! enough suspense to keep it going and a few sex scenes...and to be cruising through anything as tired as I am is saying a lot! anyone read these? I need a spoiler - is the brother of the heroine in the first book and the head officer who supposedly died--did he really die or do they find him later on in the series? the first book talked like they actually saw it happen then this one sounded more vague though I'm only about halfway through. well duh never mind! I read through the descriptions and it was a dead giveaway.



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Date Posted: 3/14/2010 8:41 PM ET
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I am such a dork...I ignored all my chores today (hum...no grocery store today, how does soup sound for dinner honey?   I swear I'll go tomorrow!)  in order to read through Summer Fancy by Anne Avery.  OMG, whoever recommeded this book, THANK YOU!!!!!!!  I couldn't put it down!  I loved the characters, the plot, suspense....everything.  This has got to be one of the best books I've ever read.  I don't normally read books that take place in the 1800's, but this one just captured my attention from the beginning and never let go. 

This is one of the perfect romance novels out there, IMO.

Date Posted: 3/14/2010 10:25 PM ET
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I hear you Diana, I did the same thing for Summer Fancy it was such a sweet romance! I was one of the people that read it a couple of weeks ago and raved about it.

Date Posted: 3/15/2010 12:02 AM ET
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I fnished To Seduce a Sinner and since I can't sleep I started To Beguile a Beast..not sure 'bout this one since the woman's been a mistress for 10 years and the 'father' is a possessive a$$ but oh well I'll give it a shot! I gotta find what I did with her 'prince' trilogy...

Date Posted: 3/15/2010 9:39 AM ET
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I'll be starting Wlling by Lucy Monroe today. I just loved Ready, so hoping I'll love this one too! I have the 3rd, And Able, ready to read next.

Date Posted: 3/15/2010 9:39 AM ET
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Finished my re-read of Cry Wolf last night.  I think it was even better the 2nd time around.  ;-)  Not sure what I'm reading next.   I may look through my ebooks and see what I've got.

ETA:  Decided to read Twice A Hero by Susan Krinard.



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Date Posted: 3/15/2010 10:25 AM ET
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Anne, Ready and And Able were my 2 faves..I didn't like the couple much in Willing but it builds with the storyline.

gosh I still haven't read Cry Wolf and it's been somewhre in my tbr forever! I'll have to find where I put it now. Have you read her other series Sherri?

well I'm reading To Beguile a Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt, 3rd in the series. I think I'm gonna have to finish all 4 in a row and darn it I have other stuff to read but dont' want to leave it hanging. I really liked the first 2 books so hoping I like these last 2 as well. Of course I'm having to sorta take the past torture with a grain of salt and not think about it too much..sigh..

man I still have new books in my tbr I got at wally world a few weeks ago and haven't had time to get around to!

Date Posted: 3/15/2010 10:54 AM ET
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I finished Black Jack by Lora Leigh.  Unfortunately, it was very hard for me to stay with the book.  I finished it, but .. for me..it was only  a 1/2 star  above Heat Seeker.  I'm done reading this series.  They just aren't getting any better. 

Date Posted: 3/15/2010 11:00 AM ET
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gosh I still haven't read Cry Wolf and it's been somewhre in my tbr forever! I'll have to find where I put it now.

Susanna, if you decide to read this series, IMO, it's imperative that you read Briggs' short story from the On the Prowl anthology, "Alpha and Omega." It gives a great understanding into the character of Anna, and how she and Charles first meet. 


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I'm still slugging through Deep Breath by Alison Kent. The beginning about bored me to death, but the story's starting to pick up now, about halfway through. 

Date Posted: 3/15/2010 11:09 AM ET
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I am reading Tempt Me if You Can by Janet Chapman.  It is...not good.  I'm very seriously considering a DNF for this one.  I don't get it- I have read all of her Highlander books, plus a couple of her other shorter series and liked them all.  I did not care much for the book that precedes this one, but this one is even worse.  I find myself cringing on just about every page.

Date Posted: 3/15/2010 11:15 AM ET
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Kerri- Are their any other books you would recommed that are similiar to Summer Fancy?  I just can't get that book out of my head.



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Date Posted: 3/15/2010 11:36 AM ET
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Susanna - I agree about reading On The Prowl first for the short story on how Anna and Charles met.  I just picked up Hunting Ground which is the latest in that series and I can't wait to start it!

Date Posted: 3/15/2010 11:52 AM ET
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I've read Alpha & Omega so I'm good to go!

bummer about the Chapman book..I have that one and was looking forward to reading it. :(

I wanna get back to To Beguile a Beast but doesn't look like it's happening unless it gets really slow this afternoon..sigh..

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