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Subject: What are we reading this week? 3/21 - 3/27, 2010
Date Posted: 3/21/2010 9:15 AM ET
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new week!



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Date Posted: 3/21/2010 9:18 AM ET
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glad you got out of your slump Will! ;)

Sherri, what book did the sucky one copy? I wanna read the good one!

I'm tired tired tired today but want to finish this library book...I think I'd enjoy this one more if I could snuggle up in my quilts with my doggies and read it all at once but oh well. I'm almost halfway through it - Castles in the Air by Judy Corbett. this couple buys/finances a rundown castle to renovate..why is it t hose without a job/money always seem to be the ones ambitious enough to take on a project like this?! then I have 2 others lined up - the latest ghost busters mystery by Victoria Laurie or In the Dark by Marliss Melton (don't ask how this one jumped out of the tbr when I can't even find the rest of the series in it!)

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 11:14 AM ET
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Susanna - I loved In The Dark!  I just read it a few weeks ago.  I have to get the rest of that series (I think I'm missing #4 & 5) so I can breeze through them.  I hate reading a book in a series & then not having the next one.

I finished Sam's Creed by Sarah McCarty.  I absolutely loved it.  Sam and Bella were such wonderful characters, and exactly what the other needed.  Sam was a fabulous combination of alpha yet vulnerable.  He had so much love to give but was so afraid to give in to it.  I don't know what it is, but these Hells Eight books are right up my alley.  I fall in love with every one of the heroes.

Next up is Cady's Cowboy by Jory Strong.

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 11:28 AM ET
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Michelle, Ithink Ihave the first 4 maybe 5 of that series..I read the first book when I first got them and liked it - Forget Me Not - but never got around to these others..think I have the first 4..so I pulled this one out when it caught my eye while looking for a romantic suspense for the RT challenge that I ended up reading something else for.

Cady's Cowboy is ok..tamer sex in that one I thought! Calista's Men is my fave from that series so far..I have Cole's Gamble on ebook but haven't really gotten into that one..all the storylines are ok - they're mainly for the sex I think LOL! but Calista's story is pretty hot!

still reading about the castle..definitely a book to read in one sitting I think but oh well I'll make the best of it!

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 11:48 AM ET
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I just finished Temp me at Twilight by Kleypas. I really liked it but Kleypas is my absolute favorite romance writer. There were some things about Harry that made me uneasy but he wasn't supposed to be an easy going guy anyway. I felt that maybe I would have liked to know why Poppy felt in love with him at the end - she seemed to get over the business of Bayning too soon and was more trying to punish Harry than suffering over Michael. But overall, I was very pleased with it.

Something that really bothered me was there wasn't any mention of the change of circumstances of Merripen and Cam. Yes, I know Kleypas didn't want to spoil it for people who picked up the series out of order but it felt really weird because that's not something people would avoid mentioning. I don't want to spoil it for people who haven't read the series but imagine that a character wins the lottery in one book but there's no mention of it in the following book and everybody acts as if nothing happened. I mean, winning the lottery is a life altering situation! Even if you didn't expect it or want it, you can't just ignore what happened.



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Date Posted: 3/21/2010 3:59 PM ET
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Is Tempt Me at Twilight one of her historicals?

anyone here read Elizabeth Boyle? one of hers showed up on the homepage and looke dinteresting but it's 3rd in her bachelors series..anyone know if these have to be read in order and if they're 'light'? I reserved the ebook at the library since my library doesn't have the first one in bookform unless I want to hunt through all the unorganized racks at every branch..um nope! they have some of hte others though including the next 2 so if I like this one I should be ok there I guess. just wanted to know what to expect. I don't usually read historical but really liked Elizabeth Hoyt's books I read recently and will read her Prince  trilogy  next if I can find them! library has those but figures someone just checked out the first one darn it! good thing I have  plenty of other stuff to read!

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 4:51 PM ET
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Susanna, she's basically stealing the plot from both Deirdre Knight and Gena Showalter.

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 5:50 PM ET
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Yup, Tempt Me at Twilight is a historical romance...#3 in the Hathaways series.

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 5:57 PM ET
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Susanna - I don't much like Boyle, she tends towards the Regency spy/mystery plots that I find dull.  I think she's pretty light.

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 7:20 PM ET
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I am still working my way through my Maggie Osborne pile of gold.  Today's choice is I do, I do, I do.  Very funny and very interesting.  Her Heroines seem to go on these epic camping trips....I love that.

I also read Prairie Bride today (home sick with cold).  It is this author's first book and it seemed like it.  I would give it a B.

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 7:22 PM ET
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I'm reading Bliss by Judy Cuevas. I started out with Dance, since I liked the synopsis better, but it started to drag, so I skimmed it and moved onto this one. This one is much more engrossing, and I agree with the All About Romance reviewer that the main characters are seemingly unlikeable, but it works.



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Date Posted: 3/21/2010 8:04 PM ET
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I finished One True Love by Lori Copeland.  A- / B+  read.  Except for a few *slightly* TSTL moments by the heroine, this was a really good book.

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 8:31 PM ET
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I just finished Eloisa James's Duchess by Night. It was a true fun read. It was the woman dressed as a boy route, one of my favs. It had some laugh out loud moments, especially when Jem was scared he was turning into a "molley' as he was getting older. But he couldn't help himself as Mr. Cope has the lushest eyelashes of anybody he had ever seen. It was wonderful!

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 9:55 PM ET
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Finished Something About You by Julie James and I have to say, IMHO, that this was the best James book I have ever read.  I totally loved the characters, action, dialogue, etc.  I would definately recommed this book to others.

Don't know what I'll read next...

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 10:00 PM ET
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Decided to read The Tory Widow by Christine Blevins

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 10:29 PM ET
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Still in a very weird mood. I'm going to try Kinsella's Remember Me? I have never finished any of her books except the Shopoholic series, but I read a bit from the middle of this one and it seemed intriguing. We shall see.

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 9:38 AM ET
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thanks Willa...I like light so maybe I'll give her a try and see but I'll wait for the library ebook unless I find a superdeal or something!

I finished Castles in the Air - it was pretty interesting though a LOT of work..here I am withmy parents tearing out my old deck and thinking that's hard LOL this castle was a doozy(and still is I think for them)

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 10:32 AM ET
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I hardly got any reading done this weekend, but I did finish Beyond a Shadow by Alison Kent and absolutely loved it. But the next book in the series, The Perfect Stranger, is the only one I don't have, so looks like the SG-5 men will once again be put on hold. 

So I started Instinctive (Eternal Pleasure) by Cathryn Fox, and am thoroughly unimpressed. I just don't give a damn about these characters. 

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 12:51 PM ET
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Quite a ways in Remember Me? It's actually pretty good... there's some substance under the froth.

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 2:31 PM ET
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Willa - I read all of the Shopaholic books & remember liking them despite (or maybe because of?) their crazy silliness.  Then I read Remember Me and I was like "whoa!".  Still Kinsella humor, but a much better book, IMO.  Same thing with Twenties Girl.

I started Tempt Me If You Can by Janet Chapman.  I don't remember much about the first one so I hope that doesn't mess me up on this book.  lol   I know this book has received mixed reviews, but Chapman always proves to be a solid read for me so I'm not worried. 

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 4:02 PM ET
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I went ahead and continued my Eloisa James glome and picked up DD #4, When The Duke Returns, so far it has been pretty entertaining. He finally came back from India to claim is property (wife). However, said property (wife), has found out that reluctant husband is a virgin. So now  the property is afraid that the equipment for the all night rodeo(wedding night) may not work correctly. Mon deiu, what is a duchess to do?? Well go shoppin of course. lol I have so enjoyed this series and am going to re-read This Duchess of Mine and A Duke of her Own, just because having now read more background on Jemma, Elijah and Leopold, I just want to experience their books all over again.

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 4:29 PM ET
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that sounds cute Keri!I'll have to see if my  library has any of those or one of hte other libraries ebook collection..so far only one library has the overdrive with the ebooks..thelibrary I use the most has the audios..and antoher l ibrary has a very limited selection with overdrive but also has netlibrary but darn it my card expired so I have to go in person to renew it which I hate doing. 'lucky me' pays taxes in 2 counties and a city..and believe me I'm taking full advantage!

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 4:32 PM ET
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Keri - I was just going through my reminder list & saw some of the Desperate Duchesses books on there.  I already have #4 on my TBR - can I read that one without the others, or should I wait and maybe get the first ones?

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 4:32 PM ET
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I'll have to try Twenties Girl, Michelle.

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 5:43 PM ET
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Started Edge of the Moon by Rebecca York. Another easy read. 

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