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Subject: What are you reading week of 7/18 to 7/24...
Date Posted: 7/18/2010 1:25 PM ET
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Man I have so many good books to read, hard to make a decision. I am going to read Tamara Lejeune's Simply Scandalous.

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 1:36 PM ET
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I'm reading Linda Lael Miller's Montana Creeds: Dylan.

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 2:20 PM ET
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Just started Crazy for Love by Victoria Dahl.  I really liked her last series, so hope this one is as good as those were.

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 2:47 PM ET
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I finished My Dangerous Duke by Gaelen Foley her latest offering  in the Inferno Club Series,  I like her work and though the handsome group of friend brothers whatever is being done to death I still think she tells a fresh and fun story.

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 4:45 PM ET
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I'm skimming the rest of Highlander's Challenge by Jo Barrett.  Nothing wrong with it other than it just isn't doing it for ME.

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 7:31 PM ET
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I starte another mystery I got via interlibrary loan..not sure if I'll get into it or not but it's due back Tuesday so I may try again tonight(though I have Victoria Laurie's newest psychic eye to read as well as Shelley Laurenston...)

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 8:32 PM ET
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I'm struggling through Jennifer Weiner's Best Friends Forever.  I've been trying to read it for about six months and just can't get into it.  I hate to DNF it, because I love her writing.  Has anyone read it and want to offer encouragement?

 

Renee

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 9:11 PM ET
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I just finishes Lessons from a Scarlet Lady by Emma Wildes.  Very enjoyable!  Young bride uses a book written by a courtesan to woo her husband, young bride's unmarried best friend also uses it to capture her man.  Not new ground - but a quick, fun read on the Nook.

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 9:25 PM ET
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OK I just quit reading altogether Highlanders Challenge.  There's no point in me dragging out a book that isn't interesting me.  Going to try and finish the last story in Wildflower Hearts by Vickie McDonough and then start on Whirlwind by Cathy Marie Hake.

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 9:39 PM ET
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I'm now reading LLM's Montana Creed's:Tyler but I don't like it so far. I don't like angry characters and they both seem to be.

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 10:28 PM ET
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Renee, I read Best Friends Forever a few months ago.  I had to go back to my bulletin board to see what I said about it: "Definitely not my favorite of hers.  I had some issues with this one, but did like the heroine and hero.  Did not like the character of Valerie and found some of the storyline farcical."  I love her writing too, and have read all of her other books, but that one was just not the same for me.  I have trouble with books where the main character is not someone that I can respect, and for me, Aggie was just too weak and ...wimpy, I guess.  I liked her, she was a nice person, but I just can't respect someone who just goes along and lets other people tell her what to do all the time.  Now, that said, I do think the book is worth finishing, if only to find out what happens to...whatever that guy's name is.  Pretty funny, actually, that.  But yeah, I agree, not JW's usual quality.

Date Posted: 7/18/2010 11:16 PM ET
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I finished Simply Scandalous and it was a fun romp of a read. It wasn't my fav of hers, by a long shot. I know a lot of people just loved it, but I just thought that it was an ok fun read.

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 8:58 AM ET
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I'm currently reading Born in Death by JD Robb.

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 11:35 AM ET
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I just finished a great historical romance by a new author:  Lord of the Isles by Debbie Mazzuca.  Excellent book.  I give it 5 stars.

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 11:40 AM ET
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I am reading a new to me author Tasha Alexander the book is, And Only To Deceive. I guess they are historical suspense/romance 35 pages in and I am engaged.

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 11:57 AM ET
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Right now I'm reading Lord Perfect...what a fun book!

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 12:47 PM ET
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I finished What She Needs by Lacey Alexander. I've come to really like her writing -- she writes a good story, and I would consider her a step below Megan Hart in the psychological slants she puts in her writing, which can sometimes be disturbing. This story was just OK, though. Jenna's reasoning for becoming angry with Brent at the end was absolutely ridiculous, I thought, which kinda put a damper on the whole storyline. Overall, it was a hot read, but definitely not Alexander's best. 

I'm moving on to a series I've been meaning to read ever since I finished her Visitation series: Causing Havoc (SBC Fighters, Bk 1) by Lori Foster.

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 3:07 PM ET
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I finished Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler.  Loved it.  I 've been having the reading blahs with the paranormal romances I've read lately.  This was a 10 though.  I thought it was funny, the storyline was different but easy to follow, the romance aspect was satisfying and I even had to reach for the tissues at one point., so it covered all the bases.  Best of all it looks like it's a trilogy.  So longer than one book to tell the story but not going on and on and on till no one including the author cares anymore. I have book two ready to go, Tracking The Tempest, but i have to force myself to leave it alone and read Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready since I got that one from the library.

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 3:59 PM ET
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Finishing up Shadow of the Moon, which is kind of icky. Looking forward to starting Silent Scream tomorrow!

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 4:41 PM ET
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Thanks, Lesley.  I skimmed it and really wasn't impressed.  Ah well.  I'm doing the same to Nicholas Sparks' "The Last Song".  I can't seem to get into it either.  Maybe I'm just in a slump.

Renee

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 6:30 PM ET
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I fnished Elvis and the Dearly Departed by Peggy Webb..it was ok once I got into it..not too complicated.some silly antics.I had it from interlibrary loan so I may request the next in the series. Next up I think will be A Glimpse of Evil by Victoria Laurie, psychic eye mystery or something simple since I'm on night shift tonight - 1st one so will probably be rough.

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 6:41 PM ET
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I'm reading Judith Arnold's THE FIXER-UPPER which is absolutely charming. She shows that a wonderful love story can be told without mindless monkey sex in every other chapter. I'm not against hot & sweaty (I'm just getting into Erotica) but sometimes a story like Arnold tells is a refreshing change. It's a requested book so I'm on a deadline to read it so I can mail by Saturday.

Gail

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 6:46 PM ET
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I am reading a new to me author Tasha Alexander the book is, And Only To Deceive. I guess they are historical suspense/romance 35 pages in and I am engaged.

I'm glad you're enjoying her book - if you like also like Regency-set historical mysteries you might like C. S. Harris's Sebastian St. Cyr books. They a bit more graphic than Tasha Alexander's but both authors tell a good story and are true to their eras. I just read her (Alexander's) last book, TEARS OF PEARL back in May and it was very different. Her newest book is coming out in October or November.

Gail

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 8:12 PM ET
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I finished all three of Linda Lael Miller's Montana Creeds. I thought the first two were good but the third was a total stinker.

Now i'm reading Sharon Sala's Snowfall.

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 8:40 PM ET
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Started Lisa Kleypas's Again The Magic.

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