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Subject: What are we reading this week? April 19 - 25, 2009
Date Posted: 4/19/2009 9:40 AM ET
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new week!

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 9:42 AM ET
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I'm still struggling with To Love a Texan by Georgina Gentry. a hard headed uptight old maid schoolmarm inherits half her aunt's 'hotel' and decides to go there instead of accepting the  more than generous offer of a buyout..travels from boston to texas to discover it's a brothel and now she's going to teach and re-train the 'girls'...hope it gets better though I'm pretty sleepy today so not counting on a whole lot!

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 12:33 PM ET
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I'm reading Seduce me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas.  I didn't realize it was the sequel of Mine Till Midnight until I had already started it but I've having no trouble following. Now I want to read Midnight.  You can tell she's setting up another series with it though.  Sometimes I think I'd prefer if authors would just write one or two connected books. Instead of constantly creating these elaborite series where everybody but the buttler gets their own book.  Maybe that's just me.  Sunrise is good though.  I remember her books having more sex in them though but it's been awhile since I've read her.

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 12:54 PM ET
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The first two books in Kay Hooper's "Men of Mysteries Past" series - from my Bookshelf for mailing on Tuesday. I haven't read one of her Loveswepts in years and had forgotten how good she is.

Have the 3rd and 4th books here as well so will probably read those soon, too.

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 1:00 PM ET
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I finished Rewriting Monday by Jodi Thomas--it was really good and she's becoming one of my new favorite authors. I'm reading a historical romance, The Secret to Seduction by Julie Anne Long. I like it but the heroine is kind of getting on my nerves--she's the adopted daughter of a vicar and she's really prim and proper which is just annoying me right now. I've been reading too many paranormals and contemporaries lately, I guess! :)

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 1:03 PM ET
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I started Bone Crossed a bit ago. I just love the way her books start off at 60 mph and don't slow down til the end. That's why I put it off for a few days. Though I should have waited til I finished the shifter anthology I am also reading. Also have going a historical, a contemp, and oh yeah another historical that I read on the treadmill.....maybe if I didn't have so many TBR I wouldn't read so many at a time. The pressure!

Forgot to mention that I finished Three Little Secrets by Liz Carlyle and I enjoyed it.

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Date Posted: 4/19/2009 1:19 PM ET
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I finished up The Inn at Eagle Point by Sherryl Woods.  It was the first book that I have read by her and I enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next two books coming out.  Now I am starting Tangled Up in Love by Heidi Betts.  Never read anything by her either but I must have read somewhere on here that this was a good book b.c I'm not quite sure why I picked it up!  My TBR pile grows and grows the more I read on here....lol

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 3:24 PM ET
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Gardening more than reading this morning, it is so beautiful out. I'm planning on Impossible by Nancy Werlin next - she is a fanastic writer of realistic YA fiction and went for a romantic paranormal kind of thing this time, so it should be interesting.

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 3:47 PM ET
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 -- I just finished Wives of Bowie Stone by Maggie Stone -- Thanks to all who recommended it  - great, different story - gritty western heroine with alcoholism and sexual abuse as a theme and a nice secondary romance. - Probably a keeper --- Unfortunately it took a big chunk out of my morning but couldn't put it down. I know I'll be reading it again. Definitely took me away from the regency/paranormal/erotica that I've been binging on lately. Was nice to read something different that just drew you in.

Read Linda Howard's Diamond Bay again -- seems to be one of my go to books when I want a strong silent alpha hero type.... with a strong heroine to boot.

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 3:48 PM ET
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I'm reading In The Dark by Marliss Melton, I'm about a third of the way through it and I'm really enjoying it.

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 4:14 PM ET
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Still reading Kiss of Fate by Deborah Cooke and its really good.

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 5:04 PM ET
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after putting it aside for more than a week, I am trying to finish Jacquie D'Allessandro's TEMPTED AT MIDNIGHT. I'm on page 180 and its gotten slightly better but there is still no chemistry between H/H which makes the book almost unreadable. Also the excessive internal monologues are IN-SANE

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 6:12 PM ET
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I finaly finished To Love a Texan by Georgina Gentry. I liked it from about the middle on and I liked the very end but ovrall I can't understand the good ratings this book has gotten..I have a lot of this author in mt tbr but dunno about reading them. It was overall an easy read..I guess it's a combo of being tired and over-use of the word 'whore' which I cannot stand. that word rubs me the wrong way even talking about prostitutes. plus the woman in this one was stubborn and pushy beyond belief. I was rooting for the guy most of the book but knew he'd end up with her though he seemed okey dokey with it after all. but I never saw proof  of why she cared for him other than being attracted to his looks and him reminding her of her romance novels. oh well I'll put these in the night shift pile I guess or a fillers or something. glad I could count it as the challenge for a book about a teacher (she was a teacher and decided to reform the ladies of the evening she inherited) anyways it ws ok but didn't engage me for whatever reason.

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Date Posted: 4/19/2009 7:53 PM ET
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I finished In The Groove by Pamela Britton this morning.  It was a good, light romance, but I like them steamy, and this book didn't have even an idea of a love scene!  Guess I should have read some of the reviews on Britton's books so I would have been forewarned.  lol

Now I'm reading Into the Night by Suzanne Brockmann.  I am reading this series totally out of order, but that's the way I'm getting them (from here and the library), so oh well.  I've had this one on my shelf (from the library) for a couple of weeks and didn't think I'd get into it, but once I got started - wow.  I really like the H/H already! 

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 8:02 PM ET
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Of the four books I started at pretty much the same time last week I have finished two.  Close Encounters of the Sexy Kind (ok, cheesy fun) and Silent on the Moor (excellent, I'm really like these books).  Still working on Beyond Heaving Bosoms and Hired Gun, both of which I've made  a lot of progress on.  Both are still good.  I didn't get much reading done last week at all and if things don't slow down 'round here I won't get much done this week either. 

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 8:04 PM ET
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I finished Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon this morning. It was good! I am always a sucker for a tortured hero. Now I am reading Imagine by Jill Barnett, which is also really good. The hero is an escaped convict and is stranded on a desert island with the heroine.

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 8:45 PM ET
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I'd forgotten all about Imagine - I really enjoyed that one. I must still have it somewhere in a keeper box.

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 8:46 PM ET
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Michelle, I think the lack of steam in the Britton is partly because it's part of the NASCAR series--if I remember correctly, I think that's part of their requirement for that brand...

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 10:28 PM ET
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I am reading Seducing a Scottish Bride by Sue Ellen Wellfonder at the moment.


Date Posted: 4/19/2009 10:29 PM ET
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Just finished an arc of Kathryn Smith's Night After Night, last in her BOB stories.  Thought I'd like Tempest's story best, but turned out my least favorite of the series.  Not a series I'd rave about but I enjoyed them for average reads, some more than others, but this one was a let-down, more sex scenes than much of anything else compared to the others, and no real chemistry between the characters other than the sex.

Getting ready to start The Secret Wedding by Jo Beverly.

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 11:17 PM ET
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Tried Accidentally Yours by Susan Mallery for my gym book. Hated it.

Date Posted: 4/20/2009 7:38 AM ET
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Just finished Mind Games by Ciana Stone- it was deliberately confusing (hence the title) so I was just along for the ride, hoping it would all be cleared up in the end. It was but in a lame sort of way.

Now I'm reading Daring the Moon by Sherrill Quinn- a shifter story- and am about halfway through. I like the main characters and secondaries in this and the writing is decent for the type it is. After this I'll be back to mainlining my Signet Regencies. lol I think I've read 25 of them in the last 3 weeks and have a stack of 30 more waiting to be read.

Date Posted: 4/20/2009 9:18 AM ET
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Susanna --- I read a Georgina Gentry book not too long ago and I had trouble reading it too! I think I have one or two more of hers but not real eager to read it lol!

I finished up Hawk's Pledge by Constance O'Banyon and I liked it, someone I have the rest of the series lol! Now I'm reading Some Like it Wicked by Deborah Raliegh, not too far in it yet!

Date Posted: 4/20/2009 11:40 AM ET
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Ashley,glad it wasn't just me..still bummed 'cause it wasn't bad-bad but I just expected/wanted more..either more humor or a lot less use of that one word..if the book goes totally silly then somehow it lightens that word a bit but this one was serious enough to make me think/feel and I just didn't like it til about halfway through.

I'm thinking about starting 'no rest for the wicked' by kresley cole..think it's the 2nd book in her series. It doesnt' fit any of the remaining challenges I'm doing on RT but I feel like something differnet! I'm not 9/15 on the challenges - yeah!

Date Posted: 4/20/2009 11:56 AM ET
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I read a non-fiction (Typhoid Mary by Anthony Bourdain- facinating), and have now started Fool For Love, an anthology with stories all centering around April 1.  Got it in the romance VB, and I am liking it so far- I needed a light read.  Not sure what will be up next after this one, but I need to keep reading and reduce the TBR, as it's way too big these days!