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Subject: What are we reading this week, Aug 29 - Sept 4, 2010?
Date Posted: 8/29/2010 9:15 AM ET
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New week.



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Date Posted: 8/29/2010 9:24 AM ET
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Finished Rewriting Monday by Jodi Thomas.  This is a new to me author and I really enjoyed  this book.  It is a contemporary, fast paced, romance, who done it book which takes place in a small town in Texas. It is witty without being cutsy and a quick and satisfying read.

Date Posted: 8/29/2010 11:11 AM ET
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Finished Confessions at Midnight (Mayhem in Mayfair, Bk 2) :: Jacquie D'Alessandro and liked it , nothing spectacular but was a good read, then started He Said Now (Zebra Historical Romance) :: Patricia Waddell which was a DNF, got tired of all the internal dialog of whether he was ever going to love her. Now reading One Way Out :: Michele Albert and I'm not sure if I'm going to finish this one either, I don't like the hero or heroine in this one, am going to give it a few more pages before I DNF this one also.

Date Posted: 8/29/2010 12:47 PM ET
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I dnf'd Dangerous by Diana Palmer.   I left a review on Goodreads.    I also read Anne Stuart's The Wicked House of Rohan.  The jury is out on that one.  Very short and didn't give you much idea if you wanted to continue with the series or not.   For me, I'm leaning towards the "not" category.  (If you have a Nook, I can lend this to you if you're interested)

I'm going to try Dark Warrior Untamed by Alexis Morgan next.  Its part of her Talions series.

Date Posted: 8/29/2010 1:11 PM ET
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I finished Mirror Mirror by Judy Baer last night. It's a Love Inspired from a few years ago. I've read a few books by this author and they border into chicklit as well as romance. This one deals with 2 models and another male friend who's a photographer. they've all been friends since they were little. the main character models to fund her love of tutoring; she wants to open a larger business because she loves kids and so many are unable to attend public school for whatever reason - car accident, juvenile arthritis(the hero's son). I loved the dogs(greyhounds) and can tell the author is an animal lover as well. The only problem I had with this short read..well 2 problems! - the main character has no problem with her weight plus modeling isn't her entire life - just pays the bills and helps with her dream of tutoring. her friend's entire life is revolving around proving herself as a model. she gains weight quickly while the heroine doesn't. book even has heroine chowing down..I gained just reading about her eating! the 'looks aren't on the outside' theme became more than preachy IMO like listening to a sermon! the 2n thing is according to the back of the book there's a tv reality show on becoming beautiful yet this doesn't even pick up til near the end of the book and very little happens on-set! very misleading though a nice romance and all 3 have their HEAs so not much storyline/development.the hero was married ot the perfect woman and never wants to marry again.

anywyas not sure what I'll start next. don't feel like doing much of anything today since I'm still pretty tired. may just crawl back in bed and read til time to sleep! or maybe now..who knows!

Date Posted: 8/29/2010 1:25 PM ET
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Started Reckless by Anne Stuart. Seems very cookie cutter so far.

Date Posted: 8/29/2010 4:02 PM ET
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Tempted - Lori Foster.  It has three stories in this book.  I DNF Scarlet Nights - Jude Deveraux.  It makes me sad that I haven' t liked her later books as much as I liked her earlier ones. 

Date Posted: 8/29/2010 4:10 PM ET
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I started Chris Mooney's The Secret Friend, but want to go take a bath and thinking of picking up another Lisa Kleypas...I think I am addicted.

Date Posted: 8/29/2010 6:43 PM ET
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Addicted to Kleypas?  LOL  Join the club.  heart

Date Posted: 8/29/2010 8:29 PM ET
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I'm currently reading Corralled by Lorelei James.

Date Posted: 8/29/2010 10:50 PM ET
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I scored a LP copy of Laura Kinsale's the Shadow and the Star.  OMG this lady can write an excellent novel.  I have been waiting to start this one but have it almost finished today.  I am trying to space out her books so that I don't get depressed when I have finally read them all.  This is Victorian Hearts Bk. 1.   Anyone know what book 2 is???

ETA:   Yesterday I read Sweet Lullaby by Lorraine Heath.  Another nice and touching romance by Heath.  She manages to make all her characters different from others in her books.  I really liked the Heroine in this one.



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Date Posted: 8/29/2010 11:16 PM ET
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Well I decided to read and finish Liz Carlyle's Never Lie to a Lady.. I have enjoyed this entire series and looking forward to Garth's story.

Date Posted: 8/29/2010 11:23 PM ET
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I'm working my way thru Mac's Law by Sarah McCarty.  Revealed it in a game so it was next up.  I've not read anything by her so far. 

Date Posted: 8/29/2010 11:36 PM ET
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I saw where The Shadow and The Star is listed as Viictorian Hearts 2 and The Hidden Heart is 1. I looked at Goodreads and Fiction Database and they both state the same thing.

 

ETA: I loved them both. TSATS is my altime favorite of hers. I wore my copy out and had to get another one, because I reread it so much.



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Date Posted: 8/30/2010 1:37 AM ET
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Yes, the hero of TSaTS was a child in THH.

Date Posted: 8/30/2010 2:44 AM ET
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I finished Reckless by Stuart. Not great, pretty much her formula, but I enjoyed it. Would like to read the first one in the series.

Date Posted: 8/30/2010 2:51 AM ET
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well looked up those books and Laura Kinsale wrote them..she's pretty angsty right?? lots of drama and heartache?

well I'm awake early and bored! guess I could read huh? or take the dogs out. instead I'm going through my reminder list ordering  more stuff LOL! well one more 'stuff'..lucky me foundseveral books that caught my eye at my library so put a hold on them.

still reading Yukon Cowboy and hate the theme..young and in love but separate while she goes to the 'big city' to make it big but in this one I just found out the reason she did so was because the hero told her he didn't love her and didn't want her (after telling her the opposite before)but he had a big reason for doing so and thought he was doing the right thing by getting her to leave. hmpff! still not myf ave theme but I'll see how it goes.



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Date Posted: 8/30/2010 8:40 AM ET
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I'm about half way through Cara Elliott's To Sin with a Scoundral.  I'm enjoying it....am going to go and see what's she's written before this as well.

Date Posted: 8/30/2010 9:24 AM ET
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I finished Yukon Cowboy..it was ok considering I hate the theme of this one..couple separated 10 years with misunderstsanding/secrets etc..ick

Date Posted: 8/30/2010 10:17 AM ET
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I read Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt.  I'm trying to decide how I felt about it.  There were some interesting things about it - I felt so bad for the sister Silence and what she went through and I wonder if Hoyt will provide any resolution for her.  I kept wondering if Asa (one of the brothers) was reallyt masquerading as this "Ghost" character.The whole thing with the hero having issues with people touching him was different.  I thought the murder mystery really didn't add much to the story although I know it was just so the H and H could meet and interact.  I can't say I loved it but I read it all in a day.  And I actually do want to read the next in the series about Lady Hero.

Date Posted: 8/30/2010 11:04 AM ET
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I just finished Pamela Morsi's Simple Jess.  It was as good as people here said it was.  Morsi handled the subject matter with tact, humor and lots of love. 

Date Posted: 8/30/2010 11:17 AM ET
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I finished Lisa Marie Rice's Port Of Paradise.....awesome book! It was set in Italy, which I loved. The usual Rice typos bugged me, though. I also finished Giving Chase (Chase Bros, Bk 1) by Lauren Dane, first in her Chase Brothers series. It kicked off the series challenge for me. It was good.....I liked the story and the characters, but you can tell this was early Dane. The writing was a bit juvenile. 

Started the second book, Taking Chase, this morning. The cover cracks me up. The female looks like a total b*tch! lol

Date Posted: 8/30/2010 11:20 AM ET
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Gina, girl you're gonna have to come up for air! I liked Port of Paradise too but wanted more resolution for her friend in the hospital. I've liked pretty  much all of Rice's stuff though.

still hope to start True Honor by Dee Henderson but may not be able to focus on it yet..still waiting for a book in this other series to arrive..I read book 3 first and didn't realize the other 2 books were before this one..have book 2 but want to read book 1 before that one.

Date Posted: 8/30/2010 1:00 PM ET
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I'm reading Ghost Shadow by Heather Graham. Just for the record, I don't care anything about Key West's history. Just sayin'.

Date Posted: 8/30/2010 1:36 PM ET
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Almost done with Finding Perfect, and I think Susan Mallery is going to have to keep looking before she finds it.  This series has been tedious for me.  I've had issues with major plot points in all three of these books, and just cant' seem to get past them.  I'm pretty glad to have this series nearly behind me.  Need to take a break from Mallery before I attempt the Marcelli sisters books, though I have higher hopes for those than for this recent series because I have liked her older books a whole lot better.

Not sure what I'll start next.  I have Catch of the Day by Higgins on the TBR and she always cheers me up after I read something that I didn't love.

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