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Topic: What are we reading this week? July 24 - July 30, 2011.

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Subject: What are we reading this week? July 24 - July 30, 2011.
Date Posted: 7/24/2011 9:30 AM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 7/24/2011 11:21 AM ET
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Just started Reaper's Justice (Shadow Reapers, Bk 1) :: Sarah McCarty and enjoying it so far.

Date Posted: 7/24/2011 1:35 PM ET
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Just finished Lisa Kleypas's Where Dreams Begin....loved it! Thinking I will pick up PJ Tracy's Snow Blind...love the Monkeewrench crew.

Date Posted: 7/24/2011 4:15 PM ET
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Reading Loretta Chase's Lord of Scoundrels and freakin' loving it!  Definitely keeper shelf material so far.

Date Posted: 7/24/2011 4:52 PM ET
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Where in the book are you, Sherri? Love that you're loving it.

Gail

Date Posted: 7/24/2011 6:15 PM ET
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finished ONe Good Man by Alison Kent - it was ok..good sex but the storyline sucked - well started off ok but the ending didn't wrap up the 'why', etc enough for me ...with the ending like it was I wish she'd just wrapped it up early in the book and then let the Texas Ranger come back to town and get on with the nookie

started My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren..think it's gonna hav ea lot of drama -  one guy in town for football coach position(he was badly burned and scarred, missing finger, etc)..another hometown hero with drunk dad back in town for same position(neither knew they had competition)and this one isn't qualified and led them to believe he is(no teaching certificiate yet), football star left a girl with a broken heart-LUcy the 'donut' girl who's facing stiff competitiong with 69ct donut competitor...oh and heroine next door to burned hero suffers debitating panic attacks resulting from her mom dying in her arms in a burning car and dad a quadriplegic(who happens to be the coach they have to replace!) oh and hero who was burned rescues a family from a burning car right outside their houses(oh they're neighbors LOL!) I was too tired to keep up with any more of it but think it might make an interesting read....not sure about for night shift though!

Date Posted: 7/24/2011 6:31 PM ET
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I finished Mystical Warrior by Janet Chapman.  Meh.  She can be cheesy at times, and there was enough cheese in this one to supplyl a deli.  I don't know if I can keep reading this series if she keeps insisting on writing more and more in it...the last few have not been good IMO.

I'm now on Wild, Wicked and Wanton by Jaci Burton, have read the first 2 stories in the anthology.  It's ok.  More sex than substance than in the other books by her that I've read.  I'd prefer there to be more of a story, but this one just doesn't have a lot of it.

Date Posted: 7/24/2011 8:34 PM ET
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Where in the book are you, Sherri?

They just attended Lady Wallingdon's ball and he is dragging her out the door.

Date Posted: 7/24/2011 8:54 PM ET
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LOL, Sherri. Great chapter.

Gail

Date Posted: 7/24/2011 9:43 PM ET
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I finished reading Brothers of the Absinthe Club Vol.1 by Emma Wildes and I really enjoyed it.  Three stories told of a regency era man's greatest sexual experience.  Yes, it is erotica, but the stories were also good.  You could really see how she would move on to be a mainstream HR writer.

Off to read some scifi erotic in Jerred's Price by Joanna Wylde.  From one end of the time spectrum to the other!!

Date Posted: 7/25/2011 12:37 AM ET
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Finishing up Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts. Not normally a fan of her doing woo-woo but I liked this one a lot. Hope it's not another series where the first book is good and the rest suck.

Date Posted: 7/25/2011 1:32 AM ET
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Finished Jerred's Price by Joanna Wylde and I really liked it.  A very fun scifi adventure romance.  Not sure what to read next, I feel like I'm on a roll with all the good books I've read so far!

Date Posted: 7/25/2011 6:29 AM ET
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Tina, you just keep reading the good ones and posting the titles here and I'll add them to my wish list LOL!

ETA, you'd be proud, I'm up to 70 books on my wish list lol!



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Date Posted: 7/25/2011 9:52 AM ET
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Willa, I actually liked all the books in that series.  I'm not usually a big NR fan myself, but I did enjoy those.

Date Posted: 7/25/2011 10:07 AM ET
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Willa, I enjoyed all of the books in that series.  One of my favorites.

Date Posted: 7/25/2011 11:08 AM ET
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My friend convinced me to read A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick. I'm about 50 pages in, and I don't know whether I want to continue :/

Date Posted: 7/25/2011 1:34 PM ET
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Lord of Scoundrels was AWESOME!!!!   OMG I loved it.   Thank you to whoever it was that mentioned it recently.  Went straight to my keeper shelf.  I loved everything about it.

 

Now I don't know what I'm going to read to follow that up!  LOL

Date Posted: 7/25/2011 1:37 PM ET
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Ha ha Cyndi!  You're getting there! LOL  I expect you to at least make it up to 100!

Date Posted: 7/25/2011 2:32 PM ET
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Is Lord of Scoundrels a standalone or part of a series? I'm not putting it on my RL if it's part of another series.

Date Posted: 7/25/2011 4:38 PM ET
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It's shares characters with several other books, but there's no need to read them in order.

Sherri, I can't believe that was your first Chase! Where have you been hiding? ;-)

Date Posted: 7/25/2011 5:42 PM ET
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I read it as a standalone just fine.    Willa, I've just never picked up her books before.  I don't know what was wrong with me!  LOL

Date Posted: 7/25/2011 7:05 PM ET
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I don't know what was wrong with me!  LOL

I'm glad it held up all the way through, Sherri. I've been wanting to reread CAPTIVES OF THE NIGHT which I think stands closer to LOS than the other two in the series, THE LION'S DAUGHTER and THE LAST HELLION. I reread HELLION almost every year, too; it's funny, he's a hoot in the names he calls her; and I cried in the prologue just as I did in LOS.

GINA: LOS is definitely readable by itself.

Gail - man, I really want to open CAPTIVES now!

"say your prayers, Dain"

 



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Date Posted: 7/25/2011 8:28 PM ET
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Just finished Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison, and I loved it. Can't wait for the next one. My only problem was Pia constantly calling Dragos 'big guy'. Once or twice, fine, but every time? That and 'slick'..I had to pretend to not see those words everytime they popped up lol

I think I am going to read Ashes of Midnight by Lara Adrian next, need to catch up on that series.

Date Posted: 7/25/2011 8:48 PM ET
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gonna have to read that one now Sherri - had them in my tbr for a while but found it on ebook at the library.

I just started chocolate chip cookie murder by joanna fluke I think ti is..not really into it yet though...also have Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost...got called in to work darn it so probably wont' be much reading...sigh...

Date Posted: 7/25/2011 10:06 PM ET
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Reading Quicksilver by Amanda Quick....I was really liking this series and how she was arcing them through all her titles, Past, present, and future series, but the last couple have felt a little lighter in the story...just didn't enjoy them as much and I had really been looking forward to Fallon Jones story -- they've been good, just not great... here's hoping the next one is better. (It kind of reminds me how I felt about the last few Black Dagger Brotherhood stories by JR Ward until Lover Mine which I really liked again...

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