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Subject: What are we reading this week? 3/6/11- 3/12/11
Date Posted: 3/6/2011 11:19 AM ET
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New  Week!

Date Posted: 3/6/2011 11:26 AM ET
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I didn't start Maya Banl's Hidden Away on Tuesday like I thought I would.  I needed to get some reading done for games and various library books that were due.  I plan to sart Hidden Away today.

I did, howver, read Some Like It Scot by Donna Kauffman (for a VB) and I really liked it, but I noticed as the book went on, it sort of dragged.  It was good at the beginning, but then it slowed down.  I think the author spent way too much time going over the travel from the U.S. to Scotland.  I was starting to skim towards the end.  Anyway, I will read the next book in the series, Off Kilter, as soon as it comes in at the library.  

Date Posted: 3/6/2011 12:58 PM ET
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I finished Somebody's Hero by Annie Jones(Love Inspired) and started Second Chance Wife Bride- forgot the author but a love inspired historical that sounded pretty good. these shorties are about all I have the concentration span for and even with these I'm missing stuff. a cousin loaned me Styx's Storm? whichever breed book by lora leigh - big jump to read one of those after the LI's LOL! debating a diversion trip to wally world for robyn carr's latest ...



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Date Posted: 3/6/2011 2:45 PM ET
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Finishing up Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis. It started out slow, but it is getting much jucier now! I can't wait for the next one in the series, due out in April. Although my pet peeve is becoming the confused hot/cold whiny female characters... I think I have just been reading too many of these type of characters in a row, because they sure do get on my nerves! But, the book is good nonetheless, probably because the male lead is so good. Flirty, fun, and oh so dreamy! LOL

Date Posted: 3/6/2011 3:19 PM ET
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I'm reading Gale Force (Weather Warden, Bk 7) :: Rachel Caine and I'm really loving this series, lots of action and a yummy djinn hero.

Date Posted: 3/6/2011 3:37 PM ET
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Started To Desire a Devil by Hoyt. No real opinion yet, but I'm glad to get this series done!

Date Posted: 3/6/2011 4:05 PM ET
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Susanna - If you mean Harvest Moon, I have it and am ready to post it, if you'd like it, it's yours.

I can't seem to get in the mood to read, after all the cowboy smut for the cowboy swap and then River Marked, nothing seems to compare.  I'd better find a way, though because I have to finish up all my PP contest entries this week since we'll be gone for spring break next week.  My TBR is back up to over 50 books (I know for some of you that's not much, but for me it's HUGE) and I know I won't read on our trip b/c it's a car trip with  my best friend and both our kids, so it'll be full of "are we there yet?" and gossip.

 

Renee

 

 

 

Date Posted: 3/6/2011 5:42 PM ET
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Reading a NTM author, Lainey Reese, A Table for Three -- a menage book with a little bit of everything, not too much suspense, and everything happens quite fast BUT - I actually enjoyed it for what it was - apparently this is her first book, you at least like the characters and the little bit of plot there is.  She's working on her second book.

Also listening to Don't Look Down, an older Jennifer Cruise/Bob mayer title. Better than I expected.

 

Date Posted: 3/6/2011 5:43 PM ET
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I just finished What I Did for a Duke by Julie Anne Long and I loved it. It's going on my keeper shelf. I then read Linger by Maya Banks and thought it was just so-so ( I don't know, I think I've OD's on menage stories, the plots just make me roll my eyes). Not sure what I'm going to read next. I have the new Julie James book coming my way (I LOVE being number 1 on the W/L!). I may read that or grab another historical from my TBR pile

Date Posted: 3/6/2011 5:56 PM ET
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Just finished Mysteria which was quick and cute and now trying to decide which of my many books to pick up next.  Probably one that is going to be sacrificed in a swap soon! *L*

Date Posted: 3/6/2011 6:36 PM ET
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I'm reading an anthology titled Wild Nights (Kate Douglas, Sharon Page & Kathleen Dante).  It's ok - nothing outstanding... pretty sexy paranormal erotica.  I'm on the last story now, Night Pleasures by Kathleen Dante (NTM author).

Date Posted: 3/6/2011 7:05 PM ET
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thanks Renee but I was at wally world right after I posted and succumbed! gotta go to eharlequin though to look up some titles I want in large print..

Date Posted: 3/6/2011 7:08 PM ET
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I'm reading Carla Kelly's newest Borrowed Light.  Its definitely different from her usual fare but the story itself is interesting.   Apparently, Ms Kelly is a Mormon and this book was written for the LDS romance reader.  Its squeaky clean, not even any cursing.  While I don't personally hold with the LDS doctrine (no offense meant to anyone who is) the story and the characters are really interesting and its keeping me reading.



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Date Posted: 3/6/2011 9:16 PM ET
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Dagmar- I felt the same way about Linger.  It was just so-so.

Date Posted: 3/6/2011 9:22 PM ET
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I am now reading Stealing Kathryn by Jacquelyn Frank.  So far a very interesting take on the Beauty and the Beast theme.

Date Posted: 3/6/2011 9:53 PM ET
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Today I've been reading Jamie's Revenge by Jenny Penn.  Finished up my print book I had been reading yesterday so I decided to read an ebook or two.  BTW, Jamie's Revenge I got free on Goodreads, along with Love Slave for Two and Love Slave for Two: Family Matters both by Tymber Dalton.  I'm not even a member of Goodreads either and didn't even have to sign up to download the free ebooks.

Date Posted: 3/6/2011 10:44 PM ET
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Finished Spell of the Highlander. It was good, but not my fave of the series. Plot was a bit slower than the other books, but Dageus and Chloe were in it so that was nice.  Now I'm starting Highland Warrior by Hannah Howell. 

Date Posted: 3/6/2011 11:16 PM ET
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Corrine, yes Adam is the one I couldn't think of! He's such an arrogant jerk in some of the stories but I like him in his own! I was thinking for some reason his story was next to last but guess I got them confused..I was thinking theone with that g uy stuck in the mirror was last. it's been a few years since I read them and I didn't continue with the Fever series esp after hearing they're cliffhangers plus all that fae stuff was confusing to me.

still reading Second Chance Bride though can't remember the author- she's a new to me author. it's kinda cute

Date Posted: 3/6/2011 11:43 PM ET
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Susanna - I didn't read the series in order (which I usually always do) but yeah I remember mentions of Adam from two of the books. I'm getting his book in the mail soon so it'll be fun to read his story. And I also just realized I missed the second book in the series! Thought I got them all but apparently not! It's just that much better haha! 

 

And to make this not irrelevant spam in this topic :] -- I find this topic really useful in getting ideas of what to request and read next! Huzzah! 

Date Posted: 3/7/2011 2:28 AM ET
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This week I'm on a Susan Andersen kick. I also have some older Mary Jo Putney's that I'd like to get through.

Date Posted: 3/7/2011 6:00 AM ET
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Couldn't stay awake long enough last night to finish HEAT LIGHTNING/John Sandford but it'll definitely be finished today. I'm debating starting on the 3rd book, or break up the series with the Regency anthology I started next week. It's too cumbersome to bring all three to work so I have to make a decision soon.

Gail

Date Posted: 3/7/2011 8:08 AM ET
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Just finished a couple. Harvest Moon by Carr which I liked all the way up to the last couple of chapters. The machinations the author went to resolve her story really rang false to me. Also,  Belle Starr by Belinda McBride. This was futuristic/shifter and I enjoyed it alot.

Date Posted: 3/7/2011 9:07 AM ET
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I finished Wild Nights and have moved on to The Devil Wears Plaid by Teresa Medeiros.  I have so many new books that I want to read but I'm forcing myself to read one new (or WL) book and then an older one.  <sigh> 

Date Posted: 3/7/2011 11:02 AM ET
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Finished Hidden Away and loved it!  It's going on my keeper shelf.  I think I love Garrett more than any of the other brothers so it was nice to read his story.

Moved on to Short Straw Bride by Dallas Schulze, a NTM author, and I am laughing out loud!  The story is about 2 brothers who decide that one of them should get married because of the work needed in the house at the ranch.  Well Luke, the older brother, loses and decides to go and find a bride the same way you would find a new horse.  Anyway, he meets Eleanor, who is living with her aunt and uncle and cannot wait to leave, and they get married.  All is going well for Luke, until Eleanor finds out about the straw.  Well, you can imagine what happens.  Of course, she fell for him the minute she met him and he for her, but neither is willing to admit it.  This one might end up on my keeper shelf as well.

Date Posted: 3/7/2011 11:45 AM ET
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Well darn it, I guess I didn't hit submit last night. I guess my reading slump is over. Have read JA's Primal Bonds, AM's One Night is Never Enough and PB's Rivermarked and of course RM was the best. PB was a 3 star for me. I wanted to like it more than I did. 4 stars for ONiNE because the ending was too short. We had so much conflict throughout the book, I wanted to see them out in public together for a while. Of course 5 stars for RM. It didn't have any physical romance, but romance was throughout the entire book. It was great because we just got to spend time with Mercy and Adam just being married. I loved the whole Native American lore and how it all tied into Mercy and her past. Now as soon as we get some more Charles and Anna my 2011 will be complete.....maybe. :-) I will post reviews on GRs, because I have more to say about ONiNE.



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