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Subject: What are we reading this week? Jan 30 - Feb 5, 2011.
Date Posted: 1/30/2011 10:07 AM ET
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New week.

Date Posted: 1/30/2011 10:11 AM ET
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Oooh, I'm first! Taking a small break from the February Blaze titles to read Laura Levine's THE PMS MURDER - really enjoying this Jaine Austen series, which is one of my 2011 challenges, to finish reading a series.

Gail

Date Posted: 1/30/2011 10:16 AM ET
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I finished Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr and in spite of the pile of books I have waiting to read i'm SO tempted to make a wally world run to get the next book(I got promise canyon from the library but they dont have wild man creek yet and I'm 196 here LOL with a 10 week approx wait - yikes!) what should I do ?? (that's assuming a voice of sanity posts here before I get dressed and head otu the door!)

Gail, I read PMS MUrder - it was myf irst by hera nd didn't realize til I was reading it that it was later in a series!



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Date Posted: 1/30/2011 11:55 AM ET
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Still reading Mary Balough's Slightly Dangerous.

Date Posted: 1/30/2011 1:02 PM ET
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went to wally world to get Wild Man Creek! also realized I never got around to getting that anthology from 2 Christmases ago that had Annie and the vet's story in it(the couple mentioned a lot in Promise Canyon)..anyone have that on their shelf?

may take some time to read a bit before droppingmy dad off at the hospital for his treatment...or nap! kinda rainy and dreary...

Date Posted: 1/30/2011 2:18 PM ET
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I'm still on Marrying Daisy Bellamy, and wow, it has gotten good! The first quarter or so of the book was a bit annoyoing with all of the rehashing of stuff that happened in previous books in, IMO, way too much detail.  Now that the story is actually happening, I just want to keep reading until I finish it- it's so hard to put down!  Damn real life for interfering!

Date Posted: 1/30/2011 2:57 PM ET
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Started Call Me Irresistible. I knew it would be an uncomfortable read, and it is.

Date Posted: 1/30/2011 3:55 PM ET
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Susanna - good call on going to get Wild Man Creek - it was great! And I thought I had the Nate/Annie story in my cabinet, but I can't locate it! It was a good one though.

Lesley - can't wait to hear what you think of Marrying Daisy Bellamy once you finish it! My reaction was WOW - another member and I agree that it is a story that will stay with you long after you finish the book - I think we deemed it an "epic journey"!

Willa - dissappointed to hear that Call Me Irresistible is uncomfortable; I had such high hopes and we have waited so long for a SEP story. Too bad. But now I know to wait my turn on PBS and not to go out and buy it, so thank you for that!

I just finished Wild Man Creek last night, so I am trying to decide what to start next....

Date Posted: 1/30/2011 4:19 PM ET
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Went to the library today as we are expecting a major snowstorm tomorrow I thought I should at least get some books (Not that I don't have tons sitting on my bookshelves waiting to be read, but anyways...).  Hoped my inter library loan of Wicked Intention by Eiizabeth Hoyt was in, but it's still in transit so I decided to go out on a limb and got three contemporary romances which I don't normally read.  I got Hard to Handle by Lori Foster, an anthology with Linda Lael Miller and a Harlequin.  Here's hoping for the best!

 

Cheers,

Tina

Date Posted: 1/30/2011 4:55 PM ET
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Finished the Mary Balogh and it was a pretty good read. It wouldn't have made my top 100, but still a good read.

Date Posted: 1/30/2011 6:23 PM ET
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I'm reading Wild Man Creek  now - good one so far! maybe I'll finish it tonight. that daisy book sounds good but I've only read the 1st lakeshore book and want to go in order.

Date Posted: 1/30/2011 6:25 PM ET
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I'm reading Hoyt's Notorious Pleasures. So far it's much better than her last one despite the dreadfully typical opening "hero screwing with another woman" scene.

Date Posted: 1/30/2011 8:04 PM ET
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Susanna - the Lakeshore books really are more enjoyable read in order, IMO, just because you "meet" so many different characters along the way and you see them again in subsequent books.  However, I do think they can all be read as stand alone books.   Also, I have two copies of that anthology with Robyn Carr and Annie/Nate's story (somehow I ended up getting two copies), I'd be willing to send one to you for no credit. Just PM me. 

 

Currently reading Against The Fire, by Kat Martin, the second in her Raines of Wind Canyon series.  Not sure what's up next. Deirdre Martin's Icebreaker comes out Tuesday. Probably that.  The TBR list grows and grows!

 

-Tammy



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Date Posted: 1/30/2011 8:10 PM ET
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Darn - I'm #3 on the hold list for the library for Marrying Daisy Bellamy.  In order to cut down my TBR I try to get books from the library that I know I won't keep.  I haven't kept any of this series (even though I've really liked them all).

I'm still reading Close Quarters by Lucy Monroe.  Dh and I were away Friday night & yesterday so no reading for me lately.  Maybe I can read some tonight after the kids go to bed.

Date Posted: 1/30/2011 8:25 PM ET
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I finished it- definitley my favorite of the whole series!  I got about halfway through the book, and could not even fathom how it was going to end, or at least how there could ever be a HEA with the set of circumstances that existed.  I think Susan Wiggs did a fantastic job of dealing with the situation- it was not romanticized, it was very real, and you could really feel the emotions of these characters as they went through all of these difficult things.

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At one point, I was thinking that Logan was cheating- all that stuff about the text messages and closing his computer quickly, plus the sudden interest in working out, and I would have been really disappointed if it had gone that way.  He wasn't right for Daisy, but I didn't want to see him turned into a villain, either.  I'm really glad that the author let their relationship run its course and come to a respectful parting of the ways.  It was all really well done, IMO.

Date Posted: 1/30/2011 9:16 PM ET
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Amanda, where did you pick yours up? I haven't been able to find it at any of my Borders.

Date Posted: 1/30/2011 9:28 PM ET
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I put down The Search to re-read The Devil in Winter. It has been a few years, but I've enjoyed it just as much this time around.
Date Posted: 1/30/2011 10:12 PM ET
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Lesley - very, very well put! I couldn't agree more with your description of Marrying Daisy Bellamy. It was definitely the best Lakeshore book yet!!

Michelle - don't worry about being #3, it is one of those books that you cannot put down, so the two ahead of you will probably be done with it quickly!



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Date Posted: 1/30/2011 10:15 PM ET
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Finished reading Hard to Handle by Lori Foster and actually really enjoyed it.  Very alpha male which I was in the mood for and it was a nice way to pass an afternoon and a nice change of pace from all the dark historicals I've been reading lately.  Might have to see what else she has written.

Date Posted: 1/30/2011 10:20 PM ET
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Tina you're kidding right?! Lor foster has written TONS! you'll be searching for hours LOL! I thinkt hat's part of a series and she wrote tons for the harlequin lines. you'll be reading for a long time!

ok going upstairs to hopefully finish wild man creek..then guess I'll pace til the next book comes out!

Date Posted: 1/31/2011 7:53 AM ET
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Finished C. S. Graham's aka Candac Proctor and Steven Harris. The Archangel Project...very, very good. I can't wait to get to the next one.  The only niggling thing was I have no clue as to what Jax looks like. If they told me, I never saw it.

Date Posted: 1/31/2011 10:36 AM ET
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Keri - I actually picked it up at Target! And you should get a copy soon...I finished it, and I loved it. Ended up staying up all night to finish it. AAR gave it a B I think and I'm not sure why because I think it's just as good as some of her older ones. Much better than the first in the series.

Date Posted: 1/31/2011 10:37 AM ET
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Susana,

I know my library has Jude's Law and Murphy's Law by Lori Foster so I might check those out next time I'm there.  I don't read much contemporary, but I thought I'd give it a try.

 

Anyone read contemporaries by Anne Stuart?  I've read her historicals and the two books she collaborated on (Dogs and Goddesses and the Unfortunate Miss Fortunes).  Are her modern guys just as alpha as her historical heroes?

Date Posted: 1/31/2011 11:29 AM ET
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I can't remember if I reported back that I finished Decadent (Wicked Lovers, Bk 2) by Shayla Black. I liked it slightly better than Wicked Ties, but only because I love a big, bad, possessive alpha like Deke. I thought Kimber was a bit TSTL, with her "I spent a week with a pop star, we haven't seen each other in five years, but I'm saving myself for him and we're going to get married and live HEA." Blah.

I also finished The Darkest Hour (KGI, Bk 1) by Maya Banks over the weekend, and was extremely disappointed. I was just flat-out bored, when I really shouldn't have been, because I thought the story had potential. 

Speaking of Anne Stuart, Tina, I started Lady Fortune, and so far am really liking it. This is the first book I've read by her. 

Date Posted: 1/31/2011 12:16 PM ET
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Started Suzanne Brockmann's Forbidden this weekend.  Its my first by her...am enjoying it overall but so far there's not enough "action" between the hero and heroine so I'm not sure I'll pick up anything else by her afterwards.  Just a bit too much of the looking & longing for the other without actually following through.

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