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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week, 7/15 - 7/21 2012
Date Posted: 7/15/2012 7:15 PM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 7/15/2012 8:13 PM ET
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I just returned 9 library books - only read2 of them - another I started and it was a mystery - figured out who did it and why and had no interest in the rest of the storyline - all within 15 min of reading. sad guess I'm kinda in a funk after the love inspired and harlequin 'success'! have an ebook harlequin silhouette started - maybe I'll see if I can get into that. if not may buy the ebook werewolf in seattle - someone convince me ebooks are the way to go! I don't hate them - easier to eat and read (if I can k eep my page turning finger clean!) but I Miss the feel of a real book...but also much much MUCH less clutter from having books all over the place...sigh...maybe I'll look for some library ebooks...which reminds me I'd better cancel my place on the wl for this other book there...

Date Posted: 7/16/2012 8:21 AM ET
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I'm reading Release by Beth Kerry. Liking it quite a bit.

No threesome in the Fever books by KMM. And good news - the last book definitely has more romance in it. Thank God. It takes a while to get there, but it finally does.

As usual, I absorb the suggestions here like a sponge. I don't think I have any Annabel Joseph on my wish list and I know I haven't read any of her books before. I do remember looking at Mercy and thinking it looks interesting though. Will probably have to check that out.

Date Posted: 7/16/2012 10:12 AM ET
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I am about halfway through The Courage to Love by Samantha Kane.

Date Posted: 7/16/2012 10:23 AM ET
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I finished Meredeth Duran's Duke of Shadows and it was a good read, just wish the ending could have been longer. What was that set up scene in the theater with his friend and his wife. I wish we would have got that story...it sounded intriguing. I also finished Rachel Gibson's Any Man of Mine and it was a light fun read. Not sure what I am going to read next. I DNF'ed the Brit Bury book. I may give it another try sometime, but for now I let it go.

Date Posted: 7/16/2012 11:20 AM ET
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I DNF'd Only Love by Kit Tunstall.   Didn't like her worldbuilding or the heroine.    Also have been re-reading Fiery Cross by Gabaldon.  May try to start a paranormal today.

Date Posted: 7/16/2012 12:10 PM ET
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Finished A Hunger So Wild (Renegade Angels, Bk 2) by Sylvia Day.  Loved it!  A sexy alpha wolf shifter in a forbidden romance with a lady vamp--OMG  some of the scenes were burning up the pages!  Day writes extremely steamy PnR like J.R. Ward, Larissa Ione and Kresley Cole.

Date Posted: 7/16/2012 4:28 PM ET
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We went camping this weekend and I read Into the Crossfire by Lisa Marie Rice and the Reward by Beth Williamson. Wasn't thrilled with the LMR book, it had a great premise but was really boring, it was a little bit of story between sex scenes. Also wasn't thrilled with the BW book, it was the same old tired story of a mean rancher trying to steal a ranch away from a widow.

Next up is Annabelle's Courtship by Lucy Monroe.

Date Posted: 7/16/2012 6:21 PM ET
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Trying to finish up series I started long ago and are piling up lol I am reading Moons Fury by Ct Adams and Cathy Clamp. Not the best or most exciting series ever but sometimes those are the books I need lol

Date Posted: 7/16/2012 11:08 PM ET
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Read Catherine Anderson's Here to Stay and it was a sweet read that dealt with some tough issues. Not my fav book of the series, but still a good read. I also read a couple more stories in the Guns and Roses anthology and so far I haven't read a bad story in the bunch. In fact I loved the Lorelei James story so much I went and bought their story, Shoulda Been a Cowboy. I also loved the Roxanne St. Claire Bullet Catchers story, going to at least get Now you Die, Lucy and Jack's story.  Yep that is what I needed more books to go on the TBR mountain, cause I didn't have enough already. ;-) Also went and read the Lori G. Armstrong contribution and had to go pick up the first book in her PI Julie Collins series. Loved her and Martinez together and it was a fun read, but no more tonight gosh darn it.



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Date Posted: 7/17/2012 9:38 AM ET
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Not a romance - I'm reading The Truth-Teller's Lie by Sophie Hannah. It's weird in that sometimes it's told in the first person but she's actually talking to her boyfriend who's missing. She's telling him the story. I'm only about 20 pages or so into it. Maybe I'll get used to it. lol

Date Posted: 7/17/2012 9:55 AM ET
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I'm reading Midnight man by Lisa Marie Rice.
Date Posted: 7/17/2012 12:30 PM ET
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Im still working on Behind Closed Doors, the first McCloud book. Im very much enjoying it, just havent had too much time to read the last couple of days. Im hoping to finish it up tonight.

Date Posted: 7/17/2012 7:40 PM ET
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Next up is Annabelle's Courtship by Lucy Monroe.

Now that is a fabulous book!

 

I'm reading Midnight Fire by Melody Anne.  I'm really not sure WHAT this is but for now it's holding my interest.  It's YA, angels and demons, fated mates, a little religion and it's post apocalyptic. 

Date Posted: 7/17/2012 10:25 PM ET
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Finished Behind Closed Doors. It was great! Now on to another KA Mitchell, Diving in Deep.

Date Posted: 7/17/2012 11:57 PM ET
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I am still on Rescue Me by Rachel Gibson.  Come to find out, it's not just an offshoot of Any Man of MIne, but third in the Lovett, TX series, which of course I have not read the first two.  Arghh.  Well, I'm halfway through it now, so, whatever.  I'm not really liking Vince in this one.  He's kind of coming off as a bit of a prick toward Sadie.  I hope I don't end up hating him.  Now I"m wondering if I should read the first two books in the Lovett series...are they worth it??

Date Posted: 7/18/2012 9:03 AM ET
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I haven't read the first one Leslie, but did read the novella which I thought was cute. I read Rescue Me, but frankly it took me awhile to warm to Vince and Sadie and still wasn't a fav of mine.  Vince is the brother of Autumn in Any Man of Mine, so it is loosely connected to that series.

Date Posted: 7/18/2012 11:39 AM ET
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Lesley, I don't think you need to read the other two "Lovett" books for Rescue Me.  Only a couple of the characters appear peripherally in Rescue Me and neither Sadie or Vince appear in the first two.  Daisy's Back in Town was good, but I LOVE Rachel Gibson, so I may be prejudiced.  The next one (whose name I can't remember) is Daisy's "crazy" sister and is only a short story.  I ended up liking Vince and the story, but he's pretty much a dick right up to the HEA.

ETA:  If you don't like secret baby stories, you won't like Daisy's Back in Town.  Hope that wasn't a spoiler for anyone.



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Date Posted: 7/18/2012 8:13 PM ET
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Midnight Fire by Melody Anne was....weird.  I'll just leave it at that. 

Today I read  Special Ops Bodyguard by Beth Cornelison and remembered why I no longer read category romantic suspense. Everyone's a martyr.

Date Posted: 7/18/2012 9:26 PM ET
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I am currently reading Brad Thor's The Apostle, but had to put it down in order to read Susan E Phillip's The Great Escape and I am completely conflicted at times already about the book. At times I hate Lucy and Bree and how cruel they were to these men, but on the other hand I have been in each of their positions and can understand them....sorta. Love Panda and Big Mike though.



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Date Posted: 7/18/2012 11:07 PM ET
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I'm not fully into any book right now - have a harlequin silouette ebook semi-going (dragon's lair) but picked up a few older paperbacks from the nightstand and read a bit during lunch at work last night - sudden engagement by julie miller(harlequin intrigue)

Date Posted: 7/19/2012 2:10 PM ET
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I'm reading In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks.
Date Posted: 7/20/2012 9:54 AM ET
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Finally finished The Truth-Teller's Lie by Sophie Hannah. Wow. It was a first for me from this author. I'm pretty sure I actually said that out loud at one point. I remember my husband saying - what? - and all I could do was shake my head and say - well, i didn't see that coming! Definitely a good read. It's just that there was so much going on at the end there, I think it takes you a little bit to process it. I think I still am... The only thing that bothered me was that there was soooo much that was connecting all of the characters. In life, every once in awhile, you might be connected to somebody in some odd way, but everything was linked in this story. Ok - maybe that wasn't the only thing... but this isn't a review.  (and I would definitely recommend this book - lol).

Next up is Unclaimed by Courtney Milan. Looking forward to this one. I really liked Unveiled.

Date Posted: 7/20/2012 10:32 AM ET
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Sherri, finished Lori Armstrong's Blood Ties, had no idea that she was also Lorelie James as well. I LOVED the book, Julie Collins is an awesome character, so the anthology wasn't a fluke. My review is up on GRs

Date Posted: 7/20/2012 1:00 PM ET
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Sherri- I sent a request to friend you on Goodreads.  I'm sorta new to that site and am looking for someone to connect with about books.  smiley

Re-reading Long Hard Ride by Lorelei James.   As much as I love the entire series, going back and re-reading it has given me a new perspective on the story line.  I can honestly say that I think James's writing style has gotten stronger over the years and the storylines a lot more in-depth and focused.  This first book, alothough good, isn't as good as I remember nor is it as good as some of the books that come later in the series.  Still, I'm glad it's on my keeper shelf and it will stay there for the time being. 

 

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