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Subject: What are we reading this week? 9/19 - 9/25, 2010
Date Posted: 9/19/2010 6:34 AM ET
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new week!

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 6:36 AM ET
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I finished Always the Baker Never the Bride by Sandra Bricker. It's christian romance/chick-lit with a lot of side stuff going on but overall a relaxing easy read(my kind of read but probably boring to most!)

thinking about starting Close Quarters by Lucy Monroe but not sure the storyline is my cuppa..he's an assassin and she's the target then they end up on the run from bad and good guys..ick..hope there's some good nookie to make up for the romantic suspense element though the cover is pretty  hot...

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 6:55 AM ET
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I don't have much to go to finish Hot Target, darn sleep! What a waste of time lol!

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 10:38 AM ET
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I am in the middle of Ellen O'Connell's Eyes of Sliver, Eyes of Gold and it has been awesome read.

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 12:28 PM ET
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I just finished Ellen O'Connell's Eyes of Sliver, Eyes of Gold as well and LOVED it. Wonderful read :) I also read a series by Kay Stockham called the Tulanes of Tennessee. There were four in the series: Another Man's Baby, His Son's Teacher, Simon Says Mommy, She's The One. They were SuperRomances and very good as well, but not for my keeper shelf :) I guess I'll post them...maybe someone else's cuppa!

This week I'm going to read JoAnn Ross's new contemporary and Carly Phillips new series. They are in the mail from a wonderful member of PBS :)

 

Cindy in VA

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 1:46 PM ET
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Cindy, I just finished it and it was AWESOME! What a great read that was, can't believe that is her first book. It had a lot of emotional depth to it and just felt really good. My full review is up on GR.

Subject: Janet Chapman's Highlander Series
Date Posted: 9/19/2010 1:56 PM ET
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I am just finishing the fourth book in Janet Chapman's Highlander series.  I have to say that I am loving this series.  It's got everything I like in a book:  an alpha but sensitive Highlander hero, humor, sex and magic.  The books are well written and really suck you in to the story and the families.  That's another thing I like about them.  It truly is a series (read them in order) where the characters from prior books are brought forth into the next book. 

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 2:16 PM ET
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I also finished Suzanne Forster's Innocence.  Boy, that was one of the seamiest books I have ever read.  Are all her books like that?

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 2:33 PM ET
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I've got all 3 in Lisa Kleypas's Bow Street Runner series, so today I'm starting on the first one - Someone To Watch Over Me.

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 4:20 PM ET
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Oh good series Sherri, I am so envious that you are getting to read those for the first time.

Kate, The first 4 or 5 from her were like that yes. But her writing voice changed a bit more toward romantic suspense and they weren't quite that spicey.

Some that come to mind and that I considered really good were:

Shameless

Come Midnight

Blush



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Date Posted: 9/19/2010 4:26 PM ET
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I just started The Killing Edge by Heather Graham.

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 6:11 PM ET
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Oh good series Sherri, I am so envious that you are getting to read those for the first time.

Oh goody - so they're good?  I plan on reading all 3 back to back.

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 7:19 PM ET
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I've got all 3 in Lisa Kleypas's Bow Street Runner series, so today I'm starting on the first one

Actually, I think there are four in the series.  They are:

Someone to Watch Over Me
Lady Sophia's Lover
Worth Any Price
Again The Magic

I also loved that series.  I just finished Lady Sophia's Lover (the second in the series).  It was really good.  I also really liked her "The Hathaway's" series.  What a bunch of interesting people!   And then there were the "Wallflowers".  They were all great too.  I like Kleypas' writing style.



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Date Posted: 9/19/2010 7:34 PM ET
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Yes, ATM is considered book4, but I didn't get the connection. If anything to me, it is like a prequel to the Wallflowers, IMO. :-) But yes Sherri, they are all really good...even 4. :-)

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 8:02 PM ET
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I am currently reading Dangerous Lady by Amanda Scott. I picked it up at a local thrift store last week.

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 8:07 PM ET
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Thanks Kate and  Keri.  I don't see the connection either but I'll be sure to read it.  I'm about 70 pgs in to STWOM and I'm really liking Grant.

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 8:54 PM ET
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having trouble getting into Close Quarters by Lucy Monroe..taking place in a foreign country and not liking it but as pretty tired when I started..picked up a Love Inspired that's somewhat more appealing though kinda depressing - the woman is 42 (can relate to that!) and single and takign care of her father since she's the only unmarried in her family.that part s ucks 'cause no one is helping her at all with the grouchy SOB. but it's easier to follow for now! Loving Ways by Gail Gaymer Martin - I've read 3 of her more recent books in this line and enjoyed them.

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 10:28 PM ET
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I guess you could argue it that way, but I wouldn't consider it book 4 and Lisa Kleypas' website doesn't either. ;-)

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 10:40 PM ET
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I am trying to get into Original Sin by Allyson Brennan and feel lost, iike I missed a book somwhere or something.

 

ETA: Oh...I did miss a prequel Anthology What You Can't See. Well going to have to get that one, because I am too lost as it is.



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Date Posted: 9/20/2010 2:08 AM ET
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Keri, I wanted to add that on GoodReads and OMG, she has the worst website ever! I'm just going to take your word for it. :-\

Date Posted: 9/20/2010 4:35 AM ET
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I finished Loving Ways by Gail Gaymer Martin, an older Love Inspired. predictable but easy enough read and older heroine(42/43) which I enjoyed. apparenty this one was written when quoting scriptures was popular in these but oh well! still a decent read and one more read from mt tbr!

now trying to get into Close Quarters by Lucy Monroe. has anyone here read this yet? don't remember it being mentioned but might've missed it.

eta: still trying to focus on Close Quarters - think there's gonna be 2 romances and a setup for a 3rd..still trying to keep track of names..I've forgotten the previous characters but I know the main hero is the brother of the heroine in either the last book or the one before it. not good at keeping track of spies LOL! as tired as I am I should probably just stare at the cover some more...



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Date Posted: 9/20/2010 8:20 AM ET
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Willa, do you mean AB has a bad website? I agree that it is not the easiest to navigate. I finally did get into the book and it has been pretty good so far, but there is going to be little romance in this...even less than usual.

Date Posted: 9/20/2010 8:52 AM ET
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I just started As An Earl Desires by Lorraine Heath.  This is my first book by her and so far I find it to be your average enjoyable historical romance.  I'm thinking it is 2nd in a series, does anyone know?  TIA

Date Posted: 9/20/2010 8:53 AM ET
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I just finished reading Dirty by Megan Hart - overall I liked the book, but boy not a light read by any means. (Did anyone read Broken? I read in a review that the h/h from Dirty are mentioned in that book and I wondered what had happened to the characters...)

Anyway, I really need something totally different after that. I went through my TBR and picked out several light silly books but found I just couldn't read them, so I'm going for a historical romance and am starting Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt.

Date Posted: 9/20/2010 11:16 AM ET
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Nauti Boy (Nauti Boys, Bk 1) by Lora Leigh was definitely a poor follow-up to Caine's Reckoning. I just couldn't get over some of the hero's callousness. Usually LL's a keeper for me, but I see no problem with letting the books in this series go. 

I'm 100+ pages into Risk No Secrets (Black Ops, Bk 5) by Cindy Gerard. So far so good, though I do get tired of the Central American politics that she tosses around in every book, it seems. But IMO, no one can write a blow 'em up action scene like Gerard!

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