Discussion Forums - Love & Romance Love & Romance

Topic: What are we reading this week? 8/15 - 8/21/2010

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
Page:   Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: What are we reading this week? 8/15 - 8/21/2010
Date Posted: 8/15/2010 3:23 PM ET
Member Since: 3/14/2008
Posts: 1,770
Back To Top

New week!

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 3:26 PM ET
Member Since: 3/14/2008
Posts: 1,770
Back To Top

I saw a bunch of posts on last week's thread today, so I figured I'd start up a new one.

I am going to start Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole.  Some of the reviews haven't been stellar (some say it didn't live up to their expectations), but Sherri gave it a thumbs up, so I'm looking forward to it.  smiley  I finished Cade's story this morning & loved it, so I figured I'd just continue with the series.  Hubby took the kids to a movie so I actually have a few uninterrupted hours in front of me!!!!!

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 3:38 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
Posts: 14,634
Back To Top

yeah Michelle..I was too lazy to look at the calendar to get the dates! been a long weekend for me. I'm pooped and can't even decide which fastfood to go for..want c hick fil a but figures it's Sunday and they're closed. same with a mexicn food place I like. don't feel like dressing up either darn it. so thatleaves the drive thrus.

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 4:35 PM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2006
Posts: 5,498
Back To Top

Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole.  Some of the reviews haven't been stellar (some say it didn't live up to their expectations), but Sherri gave it a thumbs up     I enjoyed it immensely.  Everyone has different tastes.

I dnf'd the Moira Rogers book I was reading - Sanctuary Unbound.  It was very depressing.  Not my idea of a romance novel. 

Going to read some of With this ring, I thee dread by Ruth Ann Nordin tonight, and also start on another book to take to work with me tomorrow. Just haven't decided which one yet!

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 4:53 PM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2009
Posts: 2,920
Back To Top

I fnished Klepas's Midnight Angel, it was obviously old school. The 15 year age difference, even for a historical, just wasn't my cup o tea. I fnished it, but ewwwww.

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 5:00 PM ET
Member Since: 6/10/2005
Posts: 960
Back To Top

I'm currently reading And Call Me in the Morning by Willa Okati. It's an m/m romance, and while I haven't had much luck with them in the past, this one is pretty good so far.

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 5:19 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
Posts: 11,516
Back To Top

Finally got into Dangerous by Diana Palmer.  Finished that off earlier today.  Now, I'm reading Lady of Two Lairds because I revealed it in a game a few days ago and I hadn't read it yet.  I've never done that before but I was planning on reading it next anyway.

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 5:40 PM ET
Member Since: 4/30/2007
Posts: 2,728
Back To Top

I'm still on Cutting Loose by Susan Andersen.  It's ok.  I'm having trouble with the hero though- I just can't get a good picture of what he looks like in my head.  He is described as being big, buffed, auburn hair, and BLACK EYEBROWS.  Huh??  Sorry, but what I picture when I hear auburn hair and black eyebrows is not the least bit attractive.  I'm trying to ignore that bit, but my brain keeps going back there anyway.  Yecch.

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 6:16 PM ET
Member Since: 3/14/2008
Posts: 1,770
Back To Top

Susanna - It seems like I ALWAYS crave Chick Fil-A on Sundays!  Figures.

I'm about halfway through Kiss of a Demon King & I like it. 

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 7:47 PM ET
Member Since: 10/19/2007
Posts: 1,028
Back To Top
spacer.gif

and he is driving me mad right along with him.  Just not getting this story at all!

 
Date Posted: 8/15/2010 7:54 PM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2009
Posts: 2,920
Back To Top

Yes, Monica, TMoLIM, is one of those books you either love or hate. I LOVED it, but my friend didnt, she said she just found it painful.

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 8:19 PM ET
Member Since: 12/29/2007
Posts: 462
Back To Top

On a Sarah McCarty jag - finished Promises Keep and on to  Promises Linger -- I'm liking Promises Linger better than the Keep but both are not bad for Western Alpha heroes. Though she is wordy I do enjoy that there is a story in between her love scenes.

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 8:55 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
Posts: 14,634
Back To Top

I think Promises Linger is the first with Asa and Elizabeth..I like that one the best..he's my favorite hero ofhers. One of my faves period I guess.

still not sure what I'm gonna read next but need to finish this quilt and toss it in the wash and then wash some other stuff and start cutting for another project and I'm can't wake up! I'm leaning towards Rhonda Nelson's latest Blaze, one of Shirley Jump's vegas babies books, or Lucy monroe's The Shy Bride or hoo boy Lisa Marie Rice's new one - Into the Crossfire I think is the title..or Shelly Laurenston's new one..think it's a new series too so don't know if I'm up to following a long list of characters. I swear she needs a cheat sheet int he front of her books 'cause by the time the  next one comes out I've forgotten who's who sometimes!

Date Posted: 8/16/2010 12:10 AM ET
Member Since: 8/22/2005
Posts: 1,103
Back To Top

Just finished Swept Away by Katharine Ashe.  It was "okay" at best. Definitely not riveting.  Some good pirate ship scenes in the beginning and then some intrigue. The main characters are attracted to each other but can't be together (so thinks the hero) because of his past, his work as a spy, the danger, his mixed ancestry, his dismissal of English nobility... He has an endless stream of reasons for lying to her, ignoring her, leaving her.  All for her own good, of course.  The characters just never seemed to gain enough depth for me to really care that much about. The intrigue was superficial.  Secondary characters could have been really interesting, but never well-developed.  The book wasn't horrible; but definitely not great. "Okay" about sums it up.



Last Edited on: 8/16/10 12:10 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/16/2010 12:59 AM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2009
Posts: 2,920
Back To Top

Finiished Kleypas's Prince of Dreams, the 2nd in the Stokhurst series. It was just ok for me. My review is up on GRs if anyone wants to take a peek.

Date Posted: 8/16/2010 9:22 AM ET
Member Since: 3/14/2008
Posts: 1,770
Back To Top

I finished Kiss of a Demon King.  I liked it a lot.  I think I would have felt even better about it if I hadn't just read Dark Desires After Dusk.  I LOVED Cade, and to me, Rydstrom just fell a little flat.  I did like the story, though, and he and Sabine had a great romance.

I'm going to take a break from the Immortals & start Simply Love by Catherine Anderson.

Date Posted: 8/16/2010 10:28 AM ET
Member Since: 2/3/2009
Posts: 4,591
Back To Top

Six Feet Under by Mackenzie McKade was awful. I liked the one other book I've read by McKade, but this one was a clunker. She should stay far, far away from paranormal plots. 

I seriously needed a break from erotica, so I started Untamed (House of Night, Bk 4) by the Cast duo. So far so good. 

Date Posted: 8/16/2010 12:03 PM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2009
Posts: 2,920
Back To Top

Well at least we know now why Linda Howard's writing hasn't been up to par for a while. She has been dealing with a health issue since 2005 and has said that it has effected her writing. The link is on Dear Author's website.

Date Posted: 8/16/2010 4:17 PM ET
Member Since: 3/24/2008
Posts: 271
Back To Top

"I'm still on Cutting Loose by Susan Andersen.  It's ok.  I'm having trouble with the hero though- I just can't get a good picture of what he looks like in my head.  He is described as being big, buffed, auburn hair, and BLACK EYEBROWS.  Huh??  Sorry, but what I picture when I hear auburn hair and black eyebrows is not the least bit attractive.  I'm trying to ignore that bit, but my brain keeps going back there anyway.  Yecch."

 

Hey I have Dark Auburn hair and nearly black eyebrows. I think I am fairly attractive. lol

Anyway . I just finished In for a Penny by Rose Lerner. I don't think I care for her style of writing.There was so many conflicts during the whole book. He finds out his father left the family poor. He gives up his mistress to marry a Cit he barely knows.Then there is problems at his ancestral home. His old neighbor wants to arry his 17 year old sister(but she wants to marry the steward who used to be his best friend). His mistress falls pregnant, has an abortion and ends up being cared by his tenants. His rich wife's ex fiance arrives, meanwhile there is revolt going on in the county by the tenants.  My head hurts just summerizing it all. 

 What to read after that? lol Who knows. 

Date Posted: 8/16/2010 7:42 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
Posts: 11,516
Back To Top

I like Mackenzie McKade but Six Feet Under just doesn't appeal to me.  Lisa's Gift is awesome and so is the other one by her I read (can't think of the name now).  It was something with a menage theme.

Date Posted: 8/16/2010 9:12 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
Posts: 14,634
Back To Top

I started Into the Crossfire by LIsa Marie Rice early this morning but fell asleep before I got too far into it. This is revisiting the woman used to have money but has spent everything caring for a family member(her dad in this case). lots of flashbacks..we see the couple then each has their past brought up over and over instead of just going forward with the story..at this rate they're never gonna get to the nookie! It's ok though but knowing my luck I'll try reading it at work and it'll be a f-fest! well I brought backup just in case...

Date Posted: 8/16/2010 9:24 PM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2006
Posts: 5,498
Back To Top

I dnf's With This Ring, I Thee Wed by Ruth Ann Nordin.  OMG it was horrible.  In the past I've found her stuff to be  in the "just ok" category, but wow, this was bad.  Constant bickering, anal retentive heroine and childish hero.  :: shudders ::

I'm trying a new author for me - Elisabeth Naughton.  Starting on Marked.

Date Posted: 8/16/2010 10:13 PM ET
Member Since: 12/29/2007
Posts: 462
Back To Top

Susanna, Loved Asa in Promises Linger - I do think he is my favorite as well of hers ---- Between him and Jake in Sweet Lullaby by Lorraine Heath I think cowboys are becoming my favorite current heroes!

Date Posted: 8/16/2010 10:44 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
Posts: 14,634
Back To Top

Patricia, Asa is by far my favorite character of hers..I enjoyed seeing him in the other books in that series. I havne't kept up with her other series though I have some of the books in them..just haven't gotten around to reading them yet except or Caine's story.

still reading Into the Crossfire by Lisa Marie Rice - not getting into it really but guess I'm just tired and distracted. I may switch to a harlequin type book and try that for now.

Date Posted: 8/17/2010 2:01 AM ET
Member Since: 11/5/2009
Posts: 4,806
Back To Top

Recently read - between the end of last week to today:

Satin Sash - Red Garnier

Wild - Maya Banks

Linger - Maya Banks

I Love Bad Boys - multiple authors

Bad Boys To Go - multiple authors

The first two books were good enough to stay up late for and finish in a day.  Linger.....lingered, but I still finished it during the weekend as well as one of the bad boys books.  I'm currently finishing up Bad Boys to Go.

Not sure what I'll pick up next.  I have a bunch of SEP books and I've never read her...so maybe I'll start there. 

Page: