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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week, 9/16 - 9/22 2012
Date Posted: 9/16/2012 5:10 PM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 9/16/2012 5:11 PM ET
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I'm reading To Catch a Bride by Anne Gracie and am very relieved that my recent historicals allergy seems to be mainly to a particular breed and I could still read the others...

Date Posted: 9/16/2012 9:16 PM ET
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I read Cristie Craig's Blame it on Texas. It was cute and typical.

Date Posted: 9/17/2012 12:40 AM ET
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I'm very slow lately on reading - been trying to exercise, decultter and clean the house(including parting with stuff like books!) and just get more balance in my life in general I guess.

I finished Jayne Castle's The Lost Night last week (liked it but still took me a week to get through it!) and am now reading a Love Inspired by one of my favorit authors - The Rancher's Secret Wife by Brenda Minton. I'm liking it so far though the story is a bit far-fetched but ain't most of 'em that way?! wink

I have a lot of ebook purchases- sigh - trying to buy all that I can on ebook esp new releases so I don't take up space in the house. I keep forgetting the title when Id o that since the ebook opens to the page and they dont' have the title on each page - a real book I see the cover first thing but not with ebooks. I do miss that sad

Date Posted: 9/17/2012 2:41 AM ET
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Finished To Catch a Bride by Anne Gracie -- a very pleasant, comforting sort of read.

I know what you mean, Susanna -- books open to the cover on the Nook and I prefer it, even though you have to page through a bit more. It's disconcerting to open a book and just be right *there*.

Date Posted: 9/17/2012 9:01 AM ET
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Finished The French Detective's Woman by Nina Bruhns.  Better than average, I liked it but didn't love it.   Not sure what I'm reading next.  Having a pretty bad run of reads lately.

Date Posted: 9/17/2012 1:25 PM ET
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I finished Rock Chick Revenge (as expected, it was awesome) and started Rock Chick Reckoning. Only one more to go before I'm all caught up in this series. Both a sense of accomplishment and disappointment. 

Date Posted: 9/17/2012 3:37 PM ET
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I finished the anthology A Highlander Christmas.  Not really want I wanted to read, but I wanted something I could put down easily.  I really wanted to start Lisa Kleypas' Rainshadow Road but my Nook was dead.  lol   I will start that tonight.

Anyway, back to the anthology... it wasn't bad.  I liked the story by Cindy Miles the best, and I've never read anything by her.  My only gripe was that there was no explanation for how it all worked out in the end.  There was a MAJOR obstacle, and all of the sudden there wasn't.  lol

Date Posted: 9/17/2012 8:40 PM ET
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Over the weekend I read Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt and loved it. I also read When Darkness Comes and Embrace the Darkness by Alexandra Ivy and really enjoyed those as well. I'm either going to read the next in that series, Darkness Everlasting or The Leopard Prince by Hoyt.
Date Posted: 9/17/2012 11:16 PM ET
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Was feeling a little bogged down in Night Falls Like Silk, so started an old Harlequin Presents, A Wedding in the Family. Never heard of this author, but it's quite good. And another print book off my TBR! :-)

Date Posted: 9/18/2012 10:51 AM ET
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I decided on Wild Cat by Jennifer Ashley and literally devoured it.  Finished it up this morning.  I think it's the best one yet in the series, although I still love the first one.  *grins*   Think I'm going to read the followup novella next.

Date Posted: 9/18/2012 11:34 AM ET
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Glad you liked it Sherri. I think the series just gets better with each addition. The little novella is cute as well, but I can't wait for Eric and Iona's book.

Date Posted: 9/18/2012 1:03 PM ET
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I read Rough Cut by Mari Carr, a pretty good novella. And last night I finished Thoroughbreds and Trailer Trash by Bev Pettersen. This one seemed to drag a bit for me. I liked it, just didnt love it.

Date Posted: 9/18/2012 1:26 PM ET
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Finished Charmed by His Love by Chapman, it was decent.  Went to my TBR to see what was next, and discovered Close Enough to Touch by Victoria Dahl.  I must be losing it, because I have no recollection of how or when it got there!  I started it in the waiting room of the doctor's office this morning, figuring I could at least make it through the first chapter, but they were on schedule and I only got to the second page.

Date Posted: 9/18/2012 1:36 PM ET
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but I can't wait for Eric and Iona's book.

I know!  I read the preview chapter and of course the bits in Wild Cat.....shivers.  Eric is going to be one smokin' hot hero.

Date Posted: 9/19/2012 10:37 AM ET
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Lesley, I just (apparently) got that one - Close Enough to Touch - offered to my wish list over the weekend. But I wasn't on at all, so I got dumped. crying

I read a couple of Kindle books Beautiful Mess, Kidnapped the Wrong Sister and Sleeping in the Middle (this was probably the best of the lot). The writing in Kidnapped was just a bit off, but it was a good story. Now I'm reading She Tempts the Duke by Lorraine Heath. Started out very promising.

I just bought Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvain Reynard for my Kindle. Has anyone read that? I'd like to hear some opinions if anyone has any.

Date Posted: 9/19/2012 11:50 AM ET
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I have the first nasty cold of the season (of course, it's the third week of school, so right on schedule) so ended up reading Close Enough to Touch in its entirety.  It was good, not great, but decent enough.  Another very implausible match- I really seem to be on a roll with those lately, but the author gave us pretty good insight into both the hero and heroine.  Lots of peripheral characters for sequel possibilities.

I was looking for something a little different so I ended up starting Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern- NTM author.  It's interesting so far- seems that the heroine absorbed some memories of her blood donor (hero) when she was given a transfusion.  I'm not very far in but it has held my interest so far.

Tonya, if Close Enough to Touch is still on your WL I'd be happy to post it to you- let me know!

Date Posted: 9/19/2012 12:01 PM ET
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Lesley - I've had the same awful cold for over a week.  Ugh.  I feel your pain.

I haven't read anything in days!  Wahhhh!  I am going to start on Lisa Kleypas' Rainshadow Road if I ever get a minute to sit down today.  I charged up my Nook and everything.  lol

Date Posted: 9/19/2012 1:02 PM ET
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DEVOURED Hard Mated by Jennifer Ashley!!  OMG what a ride - that was so good.  I can't wait to read it again.

Date Posted: 9/19/2012 1:07 PM ET
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I'm reading a cute historical, Hot Under the Collar, by Jackie Barbosa.  Then I have to start a book for a challenge. Two possibilities are Brenda Joyce's Persuasion and No Proper Lady by Isabel Cooper, but neither really appeals. Could also do Across a Moonlit Sea by Marsha Canham, but I'm not much of a swashbuckling fan.

Date Posted: 9/19/2012 1:12 PM ET
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I'm zipping through Ivy's Eternal Guardian series. Salvatore's story is next, I hope I like it better than the last one. I think though that may take a break from those vampires and go back to Lara Adrian's Deeper than Midnight. It took the library like 3 months to get this book for me. That's okay though, I really didn't care for the last one, too many unanswered questions.
Date Posted: 9/19/2012 2:10 PM ET
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Im reading On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves. Im a little over halfway through and really loving it. Cant wait to get back to it this evening.

Date Posted: 9/19/2012 6:31 PM ET
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Wild Cat is good? I have Mate Claimed to review but I have to read Wild Cat first, but I didn't like the 2nd as much as the 1st so I have been worried.

I just finished Primal Possession by Kate Reus. I really liked her first one, but this one was just....very amature to me. Not the writing, but the storyline. Also, the h/H annoyed the hell out of me. Another " I will not stop til I have you....ok I have you but you are safer without me so I will treat you like shit now'...and other stuff I won't spoil for you lol Now I am reading One Reckless Summer by Toni Blake...can't read 2 shifter series back to back, needed a buffer lol

Date Posted: 9/19/2012 7:17 PM ET
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Ashlely for myself, JA's Shifter's Unbound has been getting better and better with each book. I loved sexy diego. I can't wait for Mate Claimed...I went and read the first four chapters. Soooo good! Eric is the bomb!

Date Posted: 9/20/2012 3:39 AM ET
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That was a great one, Melissa.

I'm reading Safe Harbor by Judith Arnold for my challenge and am afraid it's going to wind up on my "too sad" shelf.  The characters are great, but it's just not very romantic.

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