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Subject: What are we reading this week? 8/8 - 8/14, 2010
Date Posted: 8/8/2010 9:48 AM ET
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new week!

Date Posted: 8/8/2010 9:50 AM ET
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I'm reading The Peacemaker by Lori Copeland - pretty  good! As tired as I was last night I got to withing 60 or so pages of being done but decided I was already pushing it staying up as late as I was and had better put it down and get to sleep! I hope to finish it today then I'm thinking about starting True Devotion by Dee Henderson but not sure.

Date Posted: 8/8/2010 12:32 PM ET
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I'm reading Dance With Me by Luanne Rice.



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Date Posted: 8/8/2010 12:36 PM ET
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I'm reading Angel's Blood by Nalini Singh - so far so good!

Date Posted: 8/8/2010 12:53 PM ET
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I finished The Peacemaker by Lori Copeland and it was good - kinda silly, fun easy read. I've heard the next book, The Drifter, is sad though so dunno about continuing the series. She said in the back that these were christian re-writes of some of her older romances - does anyone know which books these were? I haven't researched yet but might later on.

Thinking I'll start True Devotion by Dee  Henderson next.

Date Posted: 8/8/2010 1:26 PM ET
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I am reading Lois Lane Tells All by Karen Hawkins, and it's ok so far, but dangit- I just figured out that there was a book that came before this one, and I hate when I read books out of order!  It's a neurosis, I know.  Not sure I am loving this so much that I feel the need to go back and read the first one so I'm trying to get over it.  It's not bad, I'm just not sure I'm into the nerdy type of hero.  My initial impression is that I like the sound of the heroine's next door neighbor more than the hero.  He's described looking something like Hugh Jackman, and sorry, that's a no-brainer right there.



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Date Posted: 8/8/2010 2:17 PM ET
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Lesley, the first one was a DNF for me, if that helps any. Lots of geriatiric highjinks and a dumb mystery.

I'm reading a dramarama of an old HP, Betrayal in Bali.

Date Posted: 8/8/2010 3:39 PM ET
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hmm I think I read that first one..can't remember much about it but think it was around Chrsitmas  Talk of the Town is that it? I remember laughing but it was kinda silly..nothing I rmeember too much other than a nursing home..and the town sheriff maybe?

I'm reading True Devotion by Dee Henderson.it's good but man this is really gonna push me I think with my delicate sensibilities aka wimpiness sad  ya'll know me and violence and stuff...sigh...dangit I want a SEAL..think I need to move to California but dangit too old for one I reckon since they're washed up by 30 according to the romance books.

Date Posted: 8/8/2010 5:09 PM ET
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Finished Carlyle's Three Little Secrets. Kleypas's It Happened One Autumn is the one I am currently involved in. .

Date Posted: 8/8/2010 5:59 PM ET
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Keri did that Carlyle series improve? seems you weren't wild about the first book last week or whenever it wsa..time's gone by too fast sad

figures I'm too into True Devotion and we got busy..grr..can't concentrate and it's bugging me LOL!

Date Posted: 8/8/2010 7:19 PM ET
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Thinking I'll start True Devotion by Dee  Henderson next.

Ooh great book Susanna!  Its on my keeper shelf.  True Valor and True Honor are good too.

Date Posted: 8/8/2010 8:00 PM ET
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Finished Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery, Shadows at Midnight by Elizabeth Jennings (aka Lisa marie Rice) and No Mercy by Lori Armstrong.  Love Susan Mallery, not a fan of this book.  Other two were great  IMO.

 

Date Posted: 8/8/2010 8:40 PM ET
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Yes, Susanna, the series improved over the arc of the stories. 1st was ok, 2nd was better and the 3rd was the best in the series.

Date Posted: 8/8/2010 9:32 PM ET
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thanks Keri! I have those in my tbr but haven't worked my way to them yet.

Sherri I'm enjoying the book but darn it work kept interrupting me and I was getting pretty cranky! I went ahead and requested book 2 in large print from the library(I can get spoiledto large print LOL!) this one isn't but it's easy to read so I figure LP will be even better. it's pitifulw hen you have abook in your tbr but get it from the library cause you can't find your copy isn't it?! I know I have book 1 somewhere but don't think I have the other 3.

all these library books and  more on the way and I'm getting the urge to read a Julie Garwood historical..sigh..figures...

Date Posted: 8/8/2010 10:15 PM ET
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Interesting to hear you say that Donna.  I'm awaiting Almost Perfect right now, having just finished Chasing Perfect in the last week, and just like you said, I did not love it.  I really had hopes that this next one would be better, so I'm bummed to hear that it's not any better than the first one.  Oh well, it's Mallery, I'll read it regardless.

Date Posted: 8/8/2010 10:48 PM ET
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I read Almost Perfect and liked it a lot better than Chasing Perfect.  It seems to be one that people either love or hate.  The hero is a bit of a jerk for quite a bit of the book and the heroine can be annoying, but I felt that they both had redeeming qualities and I liked them. 

I am in the middle of Finding Perfect and am struggling with it.  The basis of the story isn't one that I like or am comfortable with for personal reasons. I should probably just give up on it, but I have a hard time doing that...especially in a series that I am enjoying.

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 12:15 AM ET
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I started a Brockman reprint... Worth the Risk? I can't quite remember. It's good, though.  Former lovers, he hurt her for her own good, now he has to help her get evidence on her drug-dealing boyfriend. Better than I'm making it sound. ;-)

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 2:39 AM ET
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I finished True Devotion by Dee Henderson and it was good! didn't end quite the way I wanted everything to end but oh well! not sure what I'll read next but leaning towards The Paid Companion by Amanda Quick.

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 6:27 AM ET
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Will be finishing Wolf Tales 10 by Kate Douglas today. One of my least favorites in the series, so far.

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 9:05 AM ET
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Loved Marcus's story in IHOA, the 2nd in the Wallflower series, so far this series as been an A for me. I am not sure how Kleypas can turn St. Vincent into a hero, but based on comments she does it somehow. I have The Devil In Winter up next, so I can see for myself.

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 9:37 AM ET
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I finished Angel's Blood by Nalini Singh and really enjoyed it!  I liked her take on the angels, archangels and the Guild Hunters.  I enjoyed it so much I went out and downloaded the prequel of sorts - Angel's Pawn and the next book in the series - Archangel's Kiss.  Now I need to find the first of her Psy-Changeling series because for some reason I hadn't been motivated to read them.  But this series has changed my mind.

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 10:52 AM ET
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Lesley H, I actually liked Chasing Perfect  lol.  I didn't mean to discourage anyone from liking the book.  We all have different tastes that's what makes these discussions so interesting.  I'm now waiting for Finding Perfect from my library.  It's not getting great reviews but I still want to read it.  Going in with an open mind :) 

Donna



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Date Posted: 8/9/2010 11:14 AM ET
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The Devil in Winter was my favorite!

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 11:33 AM ET
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Oh don't worry Donna, you didn't discourage me from reading the book.  Mallery is an auto-read for me.  I just didn't like CP as much as I have liked some of her previous series, such as the Bakery sisters and the Lone Star Sisters.  Even the Buchanans were better than this series has been so far for me.  I'll try to keep an open mind.  I should have Almost Perfect this week and just got Finding Perfect posted to me, so will be interested to see how they are.

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 12:12 PM ET
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I got a couple books done this weekend: 

Bound, Branded, & Brazen by Jaci Burton......pretty unremarkable. Lots of hot cowboys and conflicts. 

Nights In Black Leather by Noelle Mack.......horrible. I have officially stricken Mack from my TBR. This is the third book I've read by her, and every time I come away feeling like I've wasted two days of my reading life. 

Now I've started Roguish Hearts by Nikki Soarde. I've got all these trades going for erotica and I'm already burned out. Not a good sign. 

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