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Subject: What Are We Reading This Week, June 6-June 12
Date Posted: 6/6/2010 12:53 PM ET
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New week!

Date Posted: 6/6/2010 2:17 PM ET
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Just started "Savor the Moment" and "Wild and Hexy"

Date Posted: 6/6/2010 4:16 PM ET
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I'm still trying to get into What a Demon Wants by Kathy Love..not liking it as much as the previous book but I've also been tired/busy so put it aside. I may read more of it today. I don't like the halfbrother demons in this one..they're mean to her..and I think the bodyguard her brother hired(the good brother) is also supposed to kill her but haven't figured all that out yet.

Date Posted: 6/6/2010 4:20 PM ET
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I started Even Vampires Get the Blues - I don't always like Katie McAllister much, but it seems okay so far.

Date Posted: 6/6/2010 4:28 PM ET
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I finished reading Marrying Walker McKay today.   Feel free to entertain yourself with THAT review. LOL   I also read Undercover Lover by Charlene Teglia.....major eye roller.  First time I've ever had a HERO be TSTL!

I have no idea what I'm reading next.  Going to dig through the pile and hopefully find something that isnt' awful.

Date Posted: 6/6/2010 4:49 PM ET
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I finished Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl.  I ended up loving it!  Molly, the heroine, really had to grow on me because the wisecracking, can't take anything serious commitment-phobe is not someone I can relate to.  lol  But Ben was awesome and the story really worked.  I would have preferred one little thing done differently (with the suspense part), but overall it was a great read.

I'm about halfway through Stranger by Megan Hart.  Gosh her books are disturbing.  lol 

Speaking of Megan Hart, can someone who has read Tempted PM me with a spoiler about the ending?  I have read a bunch of reviews but the only thing I can find is that it's not a HEA ending.  I've read other menage books with various endings, but if it's really a bummer of an ending, I'm not sure I want to spend a credit for it.  I'm up on the WL now so I need to make my mind up.  lol

Date Posted: 6/6/2010 6:32 PM ET
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Show Me by Celia Hart......sizzling hot!!!

Date Posted: 6/6/2010 6:49 PM ET
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Going to try and read The Husband She Couldn't Remember by Maggie Shayne.  I hope it doesn't suck.

Date Posted: 6/6/2010 7:57 PM ET
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Started Cold Night, Warm Stranger by Jill Gregory.  This book was recommeded by someone and I am really liking it.  I wasn't sure if I would like the heroine, Maura, too much because at first she wouldn't stand up for herself (to her brothers) but she is doing it to Quinn and I am liking her a lot more.

I will probably finish this one tomorrow while waiting at the doctors office, and I don't know what I'll get to next.

Michelle- I PMed you to see if you still need the spoiler

Date Posted: 6/6/2010 8:44 PM ET
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Today I finished  TEN THINGS I LOVE ABOUT YOU by Julia Quinn.  I didn't love it  but it was entertaining and it made me smile.

Date Posted: 6/6/2010 9:45 PM ET
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Finished Rollin's Doomsday Key, the stinker left us hanging on which woman Gray ended up with. Darn it! I hope it was Seichen. It was a very good book. Next up for me, C. Feehan's Wild Fire.

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 7:43 AM ET
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I've started The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt.

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 9:38 AM ET
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Going to try and read The Husband She Couldn't Remember by Maggie Shayne.  I hope it doesn't suck.

It did, unfortunately.  That's 3 IN A ROW for me.   I'm going to try The Warrior by Sharon Sala next. 

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 10:08 AM ET
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I've never read anything by Sharon Sala, but I have one on my TBR.  (The Healer, maybe?)

I finished Stranger by Megan Hart.  I don't know... I didn't love it.  I know her books are sexy and disturbing and thought-provoking and not prone to giving you the warm fuzzies, but still.  This one left me feeling a bit empty.  The story was good, the sex (of course) hot, but the whole paying for dates/sex thing was just a bit out there and while Sam was a great hero, he had some serious flaws that made him not quite drool-worthy IMO.

I stared and stared at my bookshelf trying to decide what to read next.  Settled on Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh.  How can I have so many books and not want to read any of them?

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 10:33 AM ET
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I'm still trying to get through What a Demon Wants by Kathy Love..it's not bad but I've been really tired and stressed lately with junk at work plus switching shifts and tired from that. Not sure I'll even have time to read today but maybe by tomorrow night (or tonight if I once again can't sleep!) I'll finish this one. Wanna start on Shelly Laurenston's new book but only have Thursday off this week so may start it Wed evening and read straight through!

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 11:24 AM ET
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I finished up the Robin Kaye series and it was pretty decent.  Then I read Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins, and it was ok- didn't blow me away.  Currently reading Satisfaction by Marianne Stillings, because it looks like a quick read and that's about all I can handle right now.  It's ok, reads a little like chick lit though.  I'm too busy to get into anything meaty right now, though- end of the school year and all of that.

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 12:49 PM ET
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I'm rereading Bride and the Beast by Medieros for a romance study I'm in.

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 1:02 PM ET
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Just finished the new MJ Putney, and it's about as bland as I expected.  Abused widow makes marriage of necessity to former army whatever.  It confronts - in vapid prose - the serious issue of spouse abuse, and I can't say that MJP does it well.  Most of it reads like clinical sex therapy.  "progress is being made." and other absurdly clunky bitsof dialogue like that, combined with dry & infinitely dull narrative.  Maybe warrants a C.



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Date Posted: 6/7/2010 1:08 PM ET
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Started Cold Night, Warm Stranger by Jill Gregory.  This book was recommeded by someone and I am really liking it.  I wasn't sure if I would like the heroine, Maura, too much because at first she wouldn't stand up for herself (to her brothers) but she is doing it to Quinn and I am liking her a lot more.

I've had that book on my TBR for ages...I'll try to pick it up soon! ;)

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 1:47 PM ET
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Kim -

I read the new Putney also. I guess it's all about expectations as usual. I was afraid it would be really bad from reviews and I had read a bad HR right before so I could only go up from there. It was a B- read for me. This is what i said on GR:

I guess I am just relieved. Sadly relieved. This is much better than the ridiculous first book in the series (Loving A Lost Lord) but still not a romance I would ever recommend to readers new to MJP.

For longterm readers of MJP like myself, this historical regency will come across as a bit generic. Having just reread The Wild Child(1999) earlier this week, I couldnt help noticing how much shorter and choppier her sentences have gotten which is very on-trend, as well as the hackneyed "Mine. Mine. Mine!" love scene that I am beginning to hate finding in every historical I read now. I can see that the pacing and plotting were uneven and some alternative POVs to their initial meetings in the first book would have enhanced the romance. I can see all that but it doesnt matter much since I find that I can still be entranced by MJP's writing voice and root for her very likable, decent, admirable characters.

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 1:50 PM ET
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Michelle -

I PMed u the Tempted spoilers. Hope u received it

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 2:08 PM ET
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I'm getting ready to read Anticipation by Patrice Michelle.

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 3:03 PM ET
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Jess, I agree.  She wrote interesting, likeable characters, but I'm really not into her new writing style at all.  That mine, mine, mine stuff is giving me a rash.  And clinical was the best descriptive word I could come up with for the dialogue dealing with Julia's sex issues.  You could see all of it coming from a mile away, and just once, I'd like to see a mainstream historical writer deal with ptsd in an original way.  It's like whoever did it first wrote the script and the rest of them have to follow it - bleh.  I'd like for the heroes to just once say "I know you have issues, sweetheart, but I'd really like to screw your brains out anyway.".  At least it'd be different from the usual "It's okay.  You can enjoy yourself, and I'll just roll over & go to sleep with this raging boner.", or words to that effect:P  And you're right, it's almost sad, but this one was a little better than I thought it would be.  That thing with Benjamin having to help with the bad guys kinda icked me out though.  It was a little over the top.

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 3:34 PM ET
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Kim -

Yeah, I raised an eyebrow over the handing the knife to Benjamin episode. Then I remembered that I was reading MJP and she likes doing sudden plot turns of OTT action.

 

I can understand your description of 'clinical' regarding Julia's problem. I guess I wasnt expecting much because I have never liked the way MJP usually does the sexual healing of her heroines. It's one of the many many reasons I never loved SHATTERED RAINBOWS like so many other people. Catherine thinks she has a problem w/ sex but Michael offers her a massage and Boom! she's all cured now all in one scene.

Maybe we can do another dialogue about this bk on my blog. This or HIS AT NIGHT.

 

I'd like for the heroes to just once say "I know you have issues, sweetheart, but I'd really like to screw your brains out anyway.".

lol. wasnt that what the heroine was really thinking in Anna Campbell's CAPTIVE OF SIN? :-)

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 4:40 PM ET
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I stared and stared at my bookshelf trying to decide what to read next.

There is nothing worse, IMO, than trying to decide what to read after you've just finished a Megan Hart book. I'm usually not in a very healthy frame of mind after reading her (although I love her), so it's always a difficult task. 

For me, more Sookie. Finished From Dead to Worse and was fairly bored through most of it. I'm liking Dead and Gone much better, especially now that I have something to be happy about (that just occurred halfway through the book).  ;)



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