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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week?, June 20-27 2010
Date Posted: 6/20/2010 12:37 PM ET
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New week! May it bring something I feel like reading. :-\

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 12:45 PM ET
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I'm currently reading A Little Harmless Sex by Melissa Schroeder. It's pretty good so far. I finished The Bounty by Beth Williamson yesterday. It was a fast read, but boring though.



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Date Posted: 6/20/2010 12:50 PM ET
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I finished MARRIED BY MORNING and I was surprised by how much I like it since I have been so underwhelmed by the Hathaways. The Hathaways are still annoying and overbearing but LOVED Leo. Cant resist a witty hero. By far, my favorite Kleypas bk since the Bow St Runner bks.

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 2:00 PM ET
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Pregnant With The De Rossi Heir, a March '10 HQPresents by Maggie Cox. Very good so far, quick read to help me catch up on my reading. I've only finished 8 books so far this month - last year I read 30 books in June.

Gail

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 2:16 PM ET
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I tried staying up late last night..kinda sorta succeeded between wakingup and not being able to sleep..anyways finsihed 2 Love Inspired romances that are the first 2 in their new 6 book series where 6 different authors write a book to keep an ongoing storyline more or less moving along with individual romances in each. I'm not wild about either author though overall both books were pretty good. The first was Klondike Hero by Jillian Hart. I was hopeful she'd ease off the endearing adjectives for the kid since he was only 6 mths old but nope the  kid was just as 'precious' as anything! I've only read a few books by this author and all to me seem to emphasize the kid(s) or how sweet and motherly the woman is with the baby/kids. I made it though then picked up Treasure Creek Dad by Terri Reed..apparently she's one of their suspense line authors so she added a suspense element on top of the ongoing plot from book 1 so I hope the others can write suspense or get rid of it LOL! This book was ok as well though the heroine sure was screwed up over one stupid incident IMO and I really didn't like how the author 'justified' the hero having a 12 yr old daughter born out of wedlock...but of course I wasn't in the bestest of moods w hen I read these 2 but they were ok just now the wow I was hoping for. Janet Tronstad has the next one so I'm hoping it'll be good but mostly I'm looking forward to Debra Clopton's and Brenda Minton's stories. Not familiar with the last author who has to tie up all the loose ends.

I started Taming Rafe by Susan May Warren but not sure it's gonna be 'light' enough for me today..I really need something nice and easy I think. oh well maybe I'll keep going.



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Date Posted: 6/20/2010 2:27 PM ET
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I'm still reading Ladies Prefer Rogues, a TT anthology with stories by Janet Chapman, Sandra Hill, Veronical Wolff, and Trish Jensen.  Ive read the first 3 so far, and it's ok.  I always find with anthologies that the stories are too short to really flesh out the storylines or characters, and that is true wtih this one as well.  It's a quick read though.  Probably next I will start Straight Up by Deirdre Martin.  I have been only lukewarm about the previous two books in that series so I think I want to get this one done and out the door while it's still WLed.

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 3:04 PM ET
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Read The Tracker by Mary Burton today.  It was a fast read and the end was very abrupt.  I would have loved to have seen an additional chapter or an epilogue  or something to the end.  I just don't feel that it is complete. 



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Date Posted: 6/20/2010 3:30 PM ET
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I'm listening to "North and South" free from Librivox and quite enjoying it. I also started Night Secrets by Karen Robards and need to finish up Marrying the Royal Marine so I can send it to Pamela.

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 4:05 PM ET
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I dnf'd Behind Closed Doors by Shannon McKenna.  Talk about stalker hero.  Sheesh.  I thought the whole thing was creepy and the heroine very lame for letting all the men in her life treat her that way.

I'm re-reading Lawless by Diana Palmer and also still reading the Mammoth Book of Irish Romance anthology and I may start on another book this evening.  I just started Lawless because I had it with me at work .LOL

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 5:52 PM ET
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Sherri, I recomend trying Extreme Danger, and if that doesn't work for you, then give up on McKenna. Don't try Hot Night or Standing in the Shadows or Out Of Control, because they are all stalker heroes.

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 6:44 PM ET
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I just finished The Chief by Monica McCarty.  Excellent and the first of what looks like will be a great series.  Think Highlanders combined with modern "Special Forces"    YUMMMM!!

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 8:22 PM ET
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i read Marly's Choice (Men of August, Bk 1) by Lora Leigh last night and this morning.  ugh.  i hated Cade, the main guy.  i didn't particularly like Marly either, though at least she had some moments of spunk.  Also partly that may be bleedover from disliking Cade so much since she liked him so much - though why, i couldn't particularly figure out.  plus, here's another LL moment of "would you please just *talk* to the woman!"  explain to her she's in danger and why, and perhaps she won't go out doing something she figures is harmless because she doesn't know someone is after her!  grr.  [an  issue with Guilty Pleasure too.]

i have the other two, and i'll probably at least give them a try later since i didn't mind Cade's brothers - but they probably only get 50 pages if i'm not into the story.

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 8:25 PM ET
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I'm reading The Ranger by Rhonda Nelson..a bit ticked off 'cause I wanted to read The Soldier which comes before this one but of course it's hiding somewhere sad I started Taming Rafe by Susan May Warren but decided to go for a quicker and hopefully tad lighter read first.

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 8:51 PM ET
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Kathy - I can't wait to read The Chief now.  I'm a sucker for Highlanders AND Special Forces guys, so it's right up my alley I guess.   lol  I really like most of Monica McCarty's books.  I have that one on my TBR shelf somewhere.

Sherri - Big fat bummer about McKenna.  We have such similar tastes for the most part, I'm really surprised you DNFed one of her books. 

I finished up an anthology (Merry Christmas Baby...lol).  It was ok.  Erin McCarthy & Lucy Monroe had stories I definitely wouldn't have minded reading more of... the rest were just typical anthology contributions. 

I'm running low on credits so I've been trying to read WL books that I won't want to keep, but I'm really in the mood to read a book I'll LOVE.  Have to go look through my shelf I guess.

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 10:41 PM ET
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I just finished Kylie Brant's Waking Evil and really enjoyed it. She does romantic suspense very well. The only slight issue I had was it had a bit of a slow beginning. But I thought Devon was a very sweet and sexy hero.

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 12:30 AM ET
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Marrying the Royal Marine seems to have broken my book slump, yay!  Good thing too, because I just got a huge stack from the library. Am planning to retry Loretta Chase's old traditional Regencies, which didn't appeal to me before.

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 4:42 AM ET
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I finished Wild Irish Rose by Lisa Ann Verge. Although I started to skim halfway through due to being bogged down by the purply prose and lengthy thought processes, I surprisingly enjoyed the story. It was unpredictable with well-done plot twists, so I would recommend it. I'm starting to find that medievals are the way to go when I used to pointedly avoid them before. Why did I do that?



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Date Posted: 6/21/2010 9:16 AM ET
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I just read my first Connie Brockway book - My Dearest Enemy. Wow. What a great book - I just loved it. Of course, I don't have any of her other books in my TBR pile. I'll need to check out her books - has anyone read her and have any recommendations?

I haven't read any erotica in quite a while, so after finishing the Brockway book, I'm now reading Cowgirl Up and Ride by Lorelei James. So far, so good.



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Date Posted: 6/21/2010 9:26 AM ET
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I blew through two more Bridgertons: When He Was Wicked and It's In His Kiss. I just loved Hyacinth. She cracked me up. I started On the Way to the Wedding and I'm glad this is the last one. I may have overloaded a bit on this series. Plus, Gregory was so rarely mentioned throughout the series that I can't muster up enough interest to be excited about his story. With the other siblings, they played minor parts in most of the books, but Gregory was always off at school. 

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 9:51 AM ET
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I'm reading Delicious by Shayla Black.

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 1:00 PM ET
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Dagmar - The Bridal Season is a great one. Also really liked A Dangerous Man

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 1:00 PM ET
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I'm reading Stuff, the new book on hoarding, and it is amazing. I was up til 1:30 because I just couldn't put it down. Don't think I'll be reading much else today, except for the gym.

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 1:43 PM ET
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Almost finished with Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery.  I am really looking forward to the next book in the series!  This is the first of 3 and the other two don't come out until July and August of this year.  What I really liked about this book was the idea that a town could use more men.  Having to find a way to attract me to the town of Fool's Gold was one of the side stories in this book.  Plus, there are references to traveling to Sacramento to do some shiopping and since I used to live just south of Sacramento at one point in my adult life, I was totally able to connect with that aspect.  Overall, 4 stars!

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 1:46 PM ET
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I am reading When Love Comes :: Leigh Greenwood a new-to-me author, I didn't realize this author was a man when I bought it. Can't tell from the writing though, its a good story so far, historical western romance.

Also reading The Untamed One (Wild Wulfs of London, Bk 2) :: Ronda Thompson historical paranormal romance. Its not bad....not great...will get the 3rd next week and finish the series.

Also reading Lunewulf: In Her Nature :: Lorie O'Clare , contemporary paranormal erotica, which I am enjoying very much. Probably finish that one today.

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 3:14 PM ET
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Dagmar some here recommended Bridal Season and Bridal Favors I think is the other title...not sure which order they go in but these 2 plus the one you just finished are the 3 of hers that I got for my tbr.

I finished The Ranger by Rhonda Nelson last night..a harleqin blaze so pretty spicy. the storyline was a hunt (kinda like the one in The Specialist which was a fave of mine) but an old man is on the treasure hunt and the hero/heroine are trying to find him between bouts of sex. I liked this one and it might be a re-read eventually.

now trying to decide what my  next read will be...

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