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Subject: What are we reading week of Aug 5 - Aug 11
Date Posted: 8/5/2007 4:22 PM ET
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Sorry the post is late!

*sigh* I'm still reading the same books that I was reading last week, Beau Crusoe by Carla Kelly and Crimson City by Liz Maverick.

The books are good, I just haven't had time to read.

Date Posted: 8/5/2007 4:29 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/5/2007 7:36 PM ET
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Okay, I finished The Husband by Dean Koontz yesterday. It was pretty good with a lot of little twists and turns, but I'm not sure I'll read more books by him, just not really my 'thing'.

This morning I finished Baby, I'm Yours by Catherine Mann. It was a great little Silhouette Desire. I guess it's the beginning of the Beachcombers series. It's also connected to the Wingmen Warriors, if anyone else reads them. The hero (Vic) is Bo Rakowsky's brother-in-law, and the book takes place is South Carolina where the base is. They hold Rena's baby shower at Beachcombers, which is the heroine's restaurant.

Now I'm reading Carolina Isle by Jude Deveraux. I have no opinion yet, because I'm only in chapter 2:)

I think that's all...

Date Posted: 8/5/2007 7:55 PM ET
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I've just finished Her Irish Warrior by Michelle Willingham. It was good - the first Irish romance I've read. I ususally read Scottish romances but this one was good too. I'd recommend it.

Sherri

Date Posted: 8/5/2007 7:58 PM ET
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Well, I read Your Wicked Ways by Eloisa James.  It was a historical about a couple who had been estranged since their early marriage, but ten years later she wants a divorce so she can go have a child--her biological clock is ticking very loudly.  Of course he refuses to divorce her and when he realizes she is going to go find a father (any father) anyway, he decides he may as well give in and do the deed so she can have her child and move on.  He strikes a deal where she has to move in with him and his mistress and it gets really interesting.  They each also start figuring out some of the major blunders they made as newlyweds and that is entertaining, as well.

Today I finished Ain't She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.  First time I had read her and I really like this book.   The witty word-play between Sugar Beth and Colin is great, even though hers is most always self-depracating.  It is a great story about how a girl undergoes a 180 in her personality since high school, but when she has to go back home, she has to make amends for all the horrible things she did to everyone in school.  Many old friends don't know she has changed and their retribution is over the top.  Only one person sees through the cover to who she really is and he is the one she most wronged.  I recommend this book:)

Date Posted: 8/5/2007 9:12 PM ET
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Doris, Ain't She Sweet is one of my favorites!

Read/skimmed Talking About Sex, by Vicki Lewis Thompson, a Blaze. It was about a woman DJ who's used to being "mouthy" but takes her talk to a personal level by focusing her barbs at the contractor responsible for the high-rise next to the radio station. After all, he turned down the chance to be her first on prom night, and it's time for a little revenge... It was cute, but I found her stance somewhat immature and irritating.  They do exchange some steamy banter and their love scenes are hot, so if you're in the mood for that and can skim past some of it, it's what it is :)  (Sorry this isn't more of a ringing endorsement ;))



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Date Posted: 8/5/2007 10:18 PM ET
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I'm still reading Kiss and Dwell by Kelley St. John.  It's a Blaze and a paranormal too.  The hero is a literally a ghost.  It is pretty steamy, even though the hero and heroine can't touch each other (it's one of the rules of the mediums in her family).  It's pretty creative in the love scenes because of that!

Date Posted: 8/5/2007 11:11 PM ET
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I have that 'talking about sex' book but as usual it's still unread!

that catherine mann book sounds good! I think I've finally 'collected' the wingman warriors books so I need to figure out theo rder and start on those sometime or other. I have a few others by her too but not sure if I have baby, i'myours or not. when I saw the title I wast hininga bout the susan andersen book with that title..it's good too!

currently reading a blaze title by susan kearney 'somethng or other obsession', cara lockwood's 'I do but I don't' and will probably find a tamer read like a duet or flipside since the blaze did NOTHING to help me get to sleep LOL!

Date Posted: 8/6/2007 12:26 AM ET
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I'm reading Debbie Macomber's Navy Grooms. It has the last three books of the Navy series in it. Just finished Navy Wives. It has Navy Wife, Navy Blues, and Navy Brat....the first three books in her Navy Series.



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Date Posted: 8/6/2007 9:06 AM ET
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Julie, I have that book! I haven't read it yet though I did read Navy  Husband and really liked it!

Sarah, still trying ot figure out that blaze book! Not sure how creative you can be without touching LOL! btw, got that huge box of books the other day! thanks! :-)

Date Posted: 8/6/2007 11:24 AM ET
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I'm reading No Man's Bride by Shana Galen.  It's OK I'm on Chapter 7 and the main thing that keep's getting on my nerves is the heroine has a habit of counting to try to keep her temper in check.  I am quite tired of reading "One, two, three...."  or "ten, eleven, twelve" every couple of pages.

Sherri, I read Her Irish Warrior a few months ago and enjoyed it very much.  I am looking forward to the other books in this series.  I actually got to meet the author, Michelle Willingham, at a book signing in April and she was extremely nice and fun to talk to.

Date Posted: 8/6/2007 4:38 PM ET
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I read Bad Boys in Black Tie by Lori Foster, Erin McCarthy & Morgan Leigh. It was OK. I've read other "Bad Boys" books that were better.

Date Posted: 8/6/2007 8:31 PM ET
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I just finished an anthology called Veils of Time by Lynn Kurland/Maggie Shayne/Angie Ray/Ingrid Weaver.  It consisted of 4 time travel romances.  They were all pretty good but Lynn Kurland's was the best one.

Sherri

Date Posted: 8/6/2007 8:32 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/6/2007 9:18 PM ET
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hmm..I was reading a story outo f 'bad boys in black tie' the other day and itw as 'ok'..wonder if they're all like this(hope  not 'cause I have about 6 in my TBR pile!)

got busy at work after boss left (figures!) so not much reading but grabbed a silhouette desire to take with me today just in cae so started that one 'secret agent dad' part of the cattleman's club series or something liek that by mitsy hingle? might read some more before bed or get one of the duets or flipsides to read...wanna read more of that blaze book but it, um, kept me awake last time I read it befre trying to sleep LOL!

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 12:45 AM ET
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Just finished The Perfect Bride by Brenda Joyce. It's the latest in the DeWarenne Dynasty. It's the story of Rex de Warenne and Lady Blanche Harrington, former fiancee of Ty de Warenne and now family friend. I enjoyed it. I have enjoyed all of the books in this series so far.

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 2:17 AM ET
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I finished Carly Philips Under the Boardwalk today. It was cute and a nice change from all the historicals I've been reading.

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 2:32 AM ET
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Just finished Mariah Stewart's Last Words, which although termed "romantic suspense" seemed mostly suspense and very light on the romance.  That said, I couldn't put it down and kept "uh huh"-ing the kids for quite some time this afternoon while zipping through it.  Started Passing Through Paradise, by Susan Wiggs--pretty captivating so far...

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 7:12 AM ET
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I put "Carolina Isle" down...it was basically a Prince and the Pauper theme, and I just cant get into it.

I picked up an anthology, Texas Bad Boys by Rosemary Laurey, Karen Kelley & Diane Castell. The only reason I'm reading it is to find out what all of the strange occurences are throughout the books. It's not very good. It's wishlisted by 30+ people, though. Sadly, I can't post mine because I got it from the library.

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 10:27 AM ET
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I'm still reading 'secret agent dad'..boss left for now so trying to read here and there..it's ok..guess typcial silhouette but there were I think 2 before this and one after by different authors so I'm missing parts of the story I think. more work coming in so I'll be doing good to finish t his today plus my attention span is low!

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 12:52 PM ET
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ok, finished reading 'secret agent dad'..pretty good sweet story but there's one more in the 'series' and 3 that I missed.

grabbed another romance novel on the way out the door this mornig ' secret agent groom' by andrea edwards (silhouette special edition) guess I'm into this t ype of dude  lately LOL! but what's really weird is I was reading the front part of the book and this is a author I've read under another name!! I was just thinking of one of their books last night (a hubby wife team) and this is one oftheir books!! so cool! I was thinking of ordering that other book since I can't find it but not sure if I will or not (ok ya'll know me well enough to  know that I will eventually LOL!)

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 9:10 PM ET
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I just finished Ladie's Man by Suzanne Brockmann. I absolutely loved it.  She's a Yale professor in NYC for the summer while her kids go on commercial auditions.  He's a NYC detective - AND 12 years younger than her!  She's being stalked by someone and he's working to find out who this person is before she or her kids are hurt.  The May/December romance was really cool since she was older and he still found her to be "a babe".  ;-)

Sherri

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 12:10 AM ET
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I just finished evanovich stephanie plum's series book one "one for the money"  very cute!  I ordered the second in the series but hasn't arrived yet.   so I've  started to read "claiming the courtesan" by anna campbell.  am only on the first chapter but have read others say that it is very good.  

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 12:36 AM ET
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uh oh Jeanette..you're gonna be an addict and join the 'ranger' and 'morelli' debate by the time you get to 13! :-) I have 13 but haven't read it yet but probably will this weekend if it's slow at work!

ok, wnt by halfprice books after work to 'relax'..no boxed books deals there but found some harliquin/silhouettet types for a quarter and fifty cents! one was even in that silhuette desire texas cattleman's club series I read the 4th book from today! :-)

got home and started reading one of the bargain harlequin superromances I got and it's really good! Wife by Deception by Donna Sterling..not an author I've heard of but a sweet story and sorta a 'mystery'...tis woman's twin sister dumps her baby off on her and takes off to selfishly make the 'big time' adn dies in a car wreck..the woman's husband comes looking for his baby(the good twin thinks he's mean because of what her sister's told her and she doens't even know his name). he does a citizen's arrest on the good twin thinking she's his wife because she violated the joint custody and hes' taking her back to the judge...she plays along so she can find out who he is and keep an eye on the baby..she tries to convince him shes' really who he thinks she is but can't so she pretneds she has amnesia...she keeps up her deceptin and he keeps up his when he finds out who she is but by then h e's afraid she'll have him arrested...anywyas, it's a nice story and I'm expecting a happy sappy ending. oh and the guy and his family are cajun! family, loyalty..threats to feed her to teh 'gators! i'm so so tired from work but want to keep reading!

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 11:42 AM ET
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Read The Secret to Seduction by Julie Anne Long. It's the third in the series about  Anna Holt's daughters Susannah, Sylvie and Sabrina. I had mixed feelings about the book. I enjoyed the beginning but then the middle just annoyed me. I thought the end was good but mostly because of the final reunions, not the main couple.

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