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Subject: What are we reading this week? 5/23 - 5/29, 2010
Date Posted: 5/23/2010 10:12 AM ET
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new week!

Date Posted: 5/23/2010 10:56 AM ET
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I am starting LL's Black Jack today.

Date Posted: 5/23/2010 11:14 AM ET
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I read Nauti Deceptions by Lora Leigh.  I guess I'm in the minority because I liked it!  I will admit two things that bugged me... one, the whole "I want you so bad but shouldn't be with you for X reason" gets old after a while, and this book had it in spades on BOTH sides.  Also, I don't think Lora Leigh did the best job with a convincing transformation of Rogue's character.  I understand that her slutty biker chick image from previous books was all a front, but it seemed like all of the sudden she's a former school teacher virgin who dresses & acts sexy to piss the town off?  I think it was a workable scenerio if it had been done right.

I've liked Zeke, though, in every book and he was a great hero.  I understand what some of you were saying about his "big bad sexual secret", but in his defense, I can understand why he THOUGHT it was when it comes to Rogue.  If his ex-wife couldn't handle kinky sex and Rogue was so innocent, then I can see where he would get hung up on his "darker" sexuality. 

It's not a keeper for me like the other Nauti books, but it was well worth the read for me. 
I'm not sure what's next... have to browse through the TBR mountain.

 

Date Posted: 5/23/2010 11:39 AM ET
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I finished LK's Mine Till Midnight. I really enjoyed it and look forward to Win and Kev's story. I didn't realize there was such a backstory on Leo, that was one of the more intrigueing parts of the book. Now back to Extreme Measures.

 

ETA: Michelle, that was one of the problems I had with the book. The inconsistancy with Rouge's image.



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Date Posted: 5/23/2010 12:41 PM ET
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I'm currently reading Prince of Magic by Linda Winstead Jones.

Date Posted: 5/23/2010 12:55 PM ET
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Going off the beaten track with Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.

Date Posted: 5/23/2010 2:21 PM ET
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ya'll we've got 2 t hreads going LOL!

man I'm running behind on everything!  STILL reading the same book I was reading a few days ago!

Date Posted: 5/23/2010 6:04 PM ET
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Reading an older Linda Howard someone recommended "Duncan's Bride" - so far so good.

Date Posted: 5/23/2010 6:20 PM ET
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I decided on Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh.  I can already tell Vaughn is YUM!

Date Posted: 5/23/2010 10:10 PM ET
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I just finished The Third Circle by Amanda Quick. half asleep but managed to finish it. Next up is Running Hot by JAK still the Arcane Society..hot dude on the c over (and he's wearing clothes LOL!) sounds interesting so we shall see...

Date Posted: 5/23/2010 11:09 PM ET
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I am not in love with novellas, usually.   But I am enjoying Mail-Order Marriages with Jillian Hart, Carolyn Davidson and Kate Bridges.
  Especially Carolyn Davidson's part of the book is a good one.  And Kate Bridges writes about three of my favorite things in one story - mail order marriage, Alaska and Midwives.  The only one I haven't really liked as well as most books is the first story by Jillian Hart.   But I have read enough of her books now to know that there are few I enjoy as well as other authors.  Her writing is too repetitive and I get tired of the misunderstanding keeping the couple apart themes.

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 6:18 AM ET
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Straight Up by Deirdre Martin.  Continuing her Wild Hart series. So far, only still setting the characters and scene.

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 6:30 AM ET
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I'm reading Running Hot by JAK...haven't really got into it yet since I got tired and snoozed...up early to go with my parents to the hospital for my dad to have some ekg or something done so if we get stuck there for a while I'll probably do some reading to pass the time(grabbed this book plus a mystery I got from the library just in case the 2 hour or so trip takes longer LOL! better safe than sorry...)

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 7:16 AM ET
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I read A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh....didn't care for it because of all the jumping around in time. I hate that.  I read Dead Sexy by Tate Hallaway, liked it. I read Charmed and Dangerous by Toni Causey, it was a riot.  (Ok those were actually last week)

I read Holiday Seduction by Jaci Burton/Lauren Dane, liked it. Read Catalyst by Charlene Teglia, was pretty good. Read Scarlet by Jordan Summers, had to push my way through it. Reading Sex and the Single Vampire by Katie MacAlister....not sure if I'm gonna finish it. I am done with the series. And the author.  Reading Forbidden by Cheyenne McCray, not sure if I like it or not. Luckily its short. Gotta read Wicked is the Night by Catherine Mulvany this week, it looks pretty good.  Oh and I'm reading The Littlest Cowboy by Maggie Shayne, looks and sounds cheesy but its really the best of the list, so far LOL! Hope to finish all 3 of the Cheyenne McCray series mentioned above this week.....that will be a good week, I powered through a lot of books yesterday lol

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 10:37 AM ET
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I'm taking a break from Quinn's Bridgerton series after finishing Romancing Mister Bridgerton. I was all excited about Colin's story, but felt a little let down. He just didn't act like his charming self throughout most of the book. 

I'm 100+ pages into Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie. This is a first for me by this author, and I think I would be liking it a lot more if I hadn't started it on the tails of a Regency romance. It's cute so far, and I like the humor element, but Cal's going to have to be a little more convincing for me to believe his attraction to Min. (This may be my own self-esteem issues screaming at me, though, lol). 

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 11:08 AM ET
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I finished Shoofly Pie and really enjoyed it. Quirky, humorous, and sometimes dark, this book definitely kept me interested. I'm looking forward to reading the next one.

Now I'm reading Amanda Quick's The Perfect Poison. It really has explained some things about the Arcane Society. I've read these books all out of order but for the most part they've been enjoyable.

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 11:30 AM ET
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I read A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh....didn't care for it because of all the jumping around in time. I hate that.

Oh I hate that too because I absolutely loved it.  I thought the jumping around gave the book a blockbuster ending.

Well I finished Black Jack by Lora Leigh and it was out of this world! Yeah there were a couple of little things but they are negligable.  I'd give it 4 stars easily.  Not sure what I'm reading next.

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 11:38 AM ET
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Trying to finish up Extreme Measures and so far it has really been good. I just had to sink into it. Not a book to go into distracted, once I was able to focus and clear my mind, it caught me. Then it is on to Jezebel's Sister by Emily Bradshaw.

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 11:51 AM ET
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Well, I may be undecided about Bet Me still, but it did contain one of my new favorite lines of all time: (Cal to Min) "Some things are supposed to be made with butter. You're one of them."

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 12:40 PM ET
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Reading Stand-In Groom by Suzanne Brockmann. Like it better than some of her ealry categories, but nothing really happens.

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 12:41 PM ET
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Rebecca I'll be reading the poison book next...almost done with Running Hot...off to eat...

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 12:51 PM ET
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Susanna, I think this one is better than some of the other Arcane historicals. I think it's because I like Lucinda and Caleb's characters.

I really enjoyed A Matter of Class too but I'm glad I didn't buy it.

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 1:20 PM ET
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lol w/Gina, that was a great line. That was a great book for me. All my Crusies are. I am ready for her to give up Bob though. I don't think he really adds anything to her creativity.

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 1:33 PM ET
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Bob? Am I missing something? This is my first Crusie. 

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 1:41 PM ET
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Sorry, Gina, in her last 3 books she has had a male co-author Bob Mayer, I don't know why she started writing with him, maybe someone else knows that background sotry. . She's a great writer all on her own, IMO.

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