Saturday, December 20, 2008
Today the Fall into Reading 2008 challenge officially ends. So before I go shovel out my car so I can finish my Christmas shopping. I thought I would post my Wrap Up for the is challenge.
My goal for this challenge was 18 books. My list change through out the fall, but I met my goal.
Did you finish reading all the books on your fall reading list? If not, why not? I did finish
Did you stick to your original goals or did you change your list as you went along? No my list changed through out the challenge.
What was your favorite book that you read this fall? Least favorite? Why? My Favorite would have to be First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Least favorite would be Dancing with Fire by Susan Kearney.
Did you discover a new author or genre this fall? Did you love them? Not love them? Michelle Beattie I read her debut book 'What a Pirate Desires'. I love it and can't wait until her next book comes out in September.
What was your favorite thing about the Fall Into Reading challenge? I love that you were able to change your list.
Would you like to participate in another challenge here this spring? Absolutely!!
My final list is posted below:
1. Confession of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella - 3 stars
2. Never Seduce a Scoundrel by Sabrina Jeffries - 4.5
3. Kiss and Tell by Suzanne Brockmann - 4 stars
4. Paradise Wild by Johanna Lindsey - 3 stars
5. Fang for Memories by Kathy Love - 3.75
6. Houston, We Have a Problem by Erin McCarthy - 4.5 stars
7. Banner O'Brien by Linda Lael Miller - 4.5 stars
8. Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood - 4.5 stars
9. Seduce a Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas - 5 stars
10. A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas - 4 stars
11. Power Play by Deirdre Martin - 3.75 stars
12. Hot Property by Carly Phillips - 4 stars
13. Rough and Ready by Sandra Hill - 4.5 stars
14. What a Pirate Desires by Michelle Beattie - 5 stars
15. Flat Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy - 5 stars
16. At His Command by Brenda Coulter - 3.75 stars
17. First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - 5 stars
18. Who Needs Mistletoe? by Kate Hoffmann - 4 stars
19. Dancing with Fire by Susan Kearney - 3 stars
Monday, December 15, 2008
I found another fun challenge. The 2009 Pub Challenge is being hosted by 1morechapter again this year.
Here are the 2009 rules:
1. Read a minimum of 9 books first published in 2009. You don’t have to buy these. Library books, unabridged audios, or ARCs are all acceptable. To qualify as being first published in 2009, it must be the first time that the book is published in your own country. For example, if a book was published in Australia, England, or Canada in 2008, and then published in the USA in 2009, it counts (if you live in the USA). Newly published trade paperbacks and mass market paperbacks do not count if there has been a hardcover/trade published before 2009. Any questions on what qualifies? Just leave a comment here, and I’ll respond with the answer.
2. No children’s/YA titles allowed, since we’re at the ‘pub.’
3. At least 5 titles must be fiction
4. Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.
5. You can add your titles as you go, and they may be changed at any time.
6. Sign up HERE using Mr. Linky.
7. Have fun reading your 2009 books!
1. Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann - Jan. '09
2. Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas - Feb '09
3. Romancing the Pirate by Michelle Beattie - Sep '09
4. With a Twist by Deirdre Martin - May '09
5. Tucker's Claim by Sarah McCarty - April '09
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Below is my completed list:
1. Pirate or Viking - What a Pirate Desires by Michelle Beattie ~ rating 5!!
2. Vampire - Fangs but no Fangs by Kathy Love ~ rating 3.75!!
3. Contemporary - Hot Property by Carly Phillps ~ rating 4!!
4. Chick Lit - Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella ~ rating 3!!
5. Medieval - Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood ~ rating 4!!
6. Time Travel - Rough and Ready by Sandra Hill ~ rating 4.5!!
7. Romantic Suspense - Dancing with Fire by Susan Kearney ~ rating 3!!
8. Inspirational - At His Command by Brenda Coulter ~ rating 3.75!!
9. Historical - Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas ~ rating 5!!
10.Paranormal - Enchanting the Lady by Kathryne Kennedy ~ rating 4.5!!
Started Challenge: 9/1/08
Completed Challenge: 12/13/08
# of Pages Read: 3199
Favorite Titles: Seduce me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas and What a Pirate Desires by Michelle Beattie
Least Favorite: Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella and Dancing with Fire by Susan Kearney
This was a really fun challenge and I want to thank Cindy for hosting it!!
Accident or Murder?
Dance instructor Kaylin Danner has sacrificed her opportunity on Broadway to help her father raise her younger sisters in Florida. When her father's laboratory blows sky high and his priceless formula for a revolutionary new fuel disappears, Kaylin is left with nothing but her father's business partner Sawyer Scott and a cache of deadly trouble.
Life or Death?
When the Danner home is vandalized and her sisters threatened, Sawyer and Kaylin team up to unmask the killer terrorizing her family. Sawyer's bent on pursuing both Kaylin and the missing formula, but Kaylin fights the attraction, believing Sawyer's a dreamer like her father-and in her experience dreamers end up dead.
My Review: This book started off so slow that it took me 8 days to read it. I had a hard time with the some of the actions of the Heroine. I thought that the mystery wasn't that good. One of the things I did like was the hero Sawyer. I love smart heroes who are also hot!!
Book Description: Becky has a fabulous flat in London's trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season's must-haves. The only trouble is that she can't actually afford it—not any of it. Her job writing at Successful Savings not only bores her to tears, it doesn't pay much at all. And lately Becky's been chased by dismal letters from the bank—letters with large red sums she can't bear to read—and they're getting ever harder to ignore. She tries cutting back. But none of her efforts succeeds. Becky's only consolation is to buy herself something ... just a little something....Finally a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life—and the lives of those around her—forever. Sophie Kinsella has brilliantly tapped into our collective consumer conscience to deliver a novel of our times—and a heroine who grows stronger every time she weakens. Becky's hilarious schemes to pay back her debts are as endearing as they are desperate. Her "confessions" are the perfect pick-me-up when life is hanging in the (bank) balance
My Review: I had to pick a chick lit book for the Read Around the Genre Challenge I was participating in. I decided to listen to Confession of a Shopaholic, if I tried to read it I know I wouldn't have finished it. I really don't like stories told in the first person. With that said I like this, but I didn't love it. It was funny, at some points of the story Becky could be very annoying. This didn't make me a fan of chick lit. I do think, I will eventually check out the rest of the series (probably on audio).
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Bookworm is hosting a Romance Reading Challenge 2009
1. Using your first name, or blogger name, or your pets name, or even your favorite literary character's name; whichever you like, choose books with first title letters that spell out your name. Such as my name: Victoria. the first book's title would start with the letter V, then the next book title begins with I, etc. Make sense? (I hope so!) :p
2. Bloggers and non-bloggers alike are free to join. If you do not have a blog and would like to post your reviews/titles that spelled your name somewhere, you may do so here at the group blog. Just send me an e-mail (phantombibliophile [at] gmail [dot] com), or leave a comment letting me know you'd like to use this blog.
3. If you have your own blog, come back here every month and leave a comment containing the link to your challenge page containing the books you've read or each review you've written for books that count for this challenge. (Crossovers with other challenges are okay.) I will make a new post for this on the first of every month.
4. The challenge runs from Jan. 1st 2009, to Dec. 31st 2009. You may join at any time.
5. Last but not least, be sure to sign up using Mister Linky Below! & Leave a comment with what name you're going to use, and the name itself of course! Oh, and don't forget to link back to the challenge from your blog (if you have one of course) to show you're participating!
I am going to post my tentative list here:
Rating 5 stars!!
Book Description: Independent single mother Tamara Briggs wanted to find a new, sexy, no-strings-attached man—just not one as young as NASCAR driver Elec Monroe. But he sure does get her heart racing. And after she’s tricked into a blind date with him, Tamara gives in to her passion. Things screech to a halt, though, when he asks to meet her children. Whatever happened to wham-bam-thank-youma’am? Suddenly Tamara has to decide how much risk she’s willing to take to experience the power of true love.
My Review: I don't think there is much I can say about this book that hasn't already been said. This has been reviewed on several book blogs over the past few months. Erin McCarthy is one of my favorite authors. I discovered her Vampire Series first I have been slowly collecting her backlist. I have not read a book of hers that I haven't loved.
I have to say I agree everyone this is a fabulous book!!
A LADY IN DISGUISE
When her family was murdered by the brigand named Dervish, all that Samantha Fine cherished was swept away in the churning waters of the Caribbean. Driven by revenge, she masquerades as Sam Steele, the most cunning pirate of the seas, striking terror in the hearts of every merchant who dares to cross her path. If only they knew the legendary buccaneer’s extraordinary secret…
A MAN IN NEED
One man has discovered that a fiery female spirit wrestles beneath Sam’s fearsome exterior: the pirate, Luke Bradley. He once sailed with the vile Dervish, and now has a score of his own to settle. But as he joins Sam on her journey across the unpredictable Caribbean Sea, Luke is drawn to her loyal heart and courageous strength. Now, making Dervish pay for his sins is second to the quest to win Sam’s heart…
EVERYTHING A PIRATE DESIRES
I truly enjoyed this first novel by Michelle Beattie and can not wait for her next book which won't be out until Sept 09!! This book had everything. Action, adventure and a flawed hero and heroine.
I know a book is good when I can remember the characters names a few days after I have read the book. I loved both Luke and Sam.
Luke is one of those heroes you fall in love with. Sam was great for the most part, there was a small part at the end where you just want to shake her.
Check out an excerpt from Michelle Beattie's next book.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
My friend Cindy is having a contest on her blog Cindy Reads Romance today for a chance to win a copy of...
All millionaire businessman Cody Landon wanted for Christmas was sweet payback. Superstar singer Sarah Rose had betrayed him for the limelight—and now she’d taste his revenge. He’d seduce her, then leave her forever. But Cody didn’t count on being hungry for more.
Or on the resulting pregnancy. To save her image and career, Sarah Rose would have to marry him. Giving Cody what he’d wanted all along: all access—all the time. Once their baby was born, he’d divorce her. Or would his Christmas bride get what she wanted?
Contest ends Monday 5PM EST
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Fall Reading Challenge @ Shelfari.com - completed 5 also completed the challenge which ended 11.30.08
Fall Into Reading - completed 7
What an Animal Challenege - completed 1
1. Kiss and Tell by Suzanne Brockmann (Sunrise Key Trilogy book 1) - 4 stars
I cannot wait for this book to be release on January 27th.
Troubleshooters is my favorite series. I have been reading the series since Unsung Hero was released in 2000.
Badly shaken after the loss of one of their own, the men and women of Troubleshooters Inc. go up against their most deadly opponents yet —- the clandestine organization called The Agency. Blackmail, extortion, murder: The Agency's black-ops sector will apparently stop at nothing to achieve their objective. But this time they've gone too far and hit too close to home.
Led by former Navy SEAL Lawrence Decker, a team of investigators —- from FBI agent Jules Cassidy and former CIA operative Dave Malkoff, to Troubleshooters Sophia Ghaffari, Tess Bailey, and even receptionist Tracy Shapiro —- band together to uncover the truth, and bring the killers to justice.
But the stakes are raised even higher when Decker barely escapes an attempt on his life. It soon becomes clear that the hunters have become the hunted —- and the Troubleshooters are no longer just solving a crime -— they're fighting for survival.
Suzanne Brockmann just posted an excerpt. Check it out!!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
It's a meme too so here goes. Here's how it works: Open the book closest to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence, as well as two to five sentences following there.
Book Description: In one short month, cheerful army nurse Madeline Bright has become the darling of Prairie Springs, Texas. And if ex-pilot Jake Hopkins isn't careful, she might just conquer his heart. She's young, pretty and blithe-spirited…he's older and jaded. But being around Maddie brings back too many painful memories. Jake still feels guilty about failing to save Maddie's brother in an army helicopter crash years ago. So no matter how much Maddie wants to be in his life, for her own good, Jake can't allow that. He'll never have a normal, stable life.
And sweet Madeline deserves nothing less.
Review: This is not the type of book I typically read. I had to pick an inspirational book for a challenge I'm trying to complete. I'm glad I picked this one. Jack and Maddie are a very believable couple and their relationship very real. This story is about a solider who comes home from the middle east feeling like he lost everything. Jack is a flawed hero, but you can understand why he has become the way he is. Maddie is a great heroine she has know Jack most of her life and has been trying to reach out to Jack. If your looking for sweet romance with a message pick this up.
Book Description: It takes nothing short of a miracle to catapult Lt. Torolf Magnusson and his team of Navy SEALs back in time to eleventh-century Norselands. First on the agenda: destroy the evil villain who terrorized his ancestors and a nation.
But when the sexy SEALs find they've landed in the middle of a sanctuary--filled with women, well, Hoo-yah! Their game plans are put on hold, much to the distress of Hilda, the head of the sanctuary. At first resistant, she soon succumbs to Torolf's passionate advances. Suddenly the term "Special Forces" takes on a whole new meaning. But with victory in sight for Torolf, Hilda must face the fact that their love may not survive the test of time...
My Review: This book is pure fun!! All Sandra Hill books are fun!! I haven't read a Sandra Hill book in a long time. I love Torolf he is sexy, funny and a Navy Seal (my favorite type of hero). What makes this different from other time travel books that I have read is that they go back and forth. If your looking for a fun, sexy read definitely pick up this series.
But the feisty and defiant Christina would not be do easily conquered. Mistress of her heart and of her fortune, she resisted Lyon's sensuous caresses. She dared not surrender to his love... for then, she must also forsake her precious secret... and her promised destiny.
Review: This book was great. I love it because it was a little different. The heroine Christina was raised by Native American Indians. When Christina turns 19 she goes to London to seek revenge against her evil father. What I love the most about the story was seeing London and the English through Christina's eyes. I also loved Christina and Lyon as always Julie Garwood's writes a great couple with great chemistry and some laugh out loud scenes. The only complaint I had I would have like to see more of Rhone and Diana. Highly recommended.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
A well-born Boston beauty, Corinne Barrows has traveled halfway around the world in search of Jared Burkett -- a dashing rogue and a devil; a honey-tongued charmer who seduced and despoiled her. . .and then abandoned the impetuous lady after awakening a need that only he could satisfy.
She has found him on the lush and lovely island of Hawaii. And now Corinne will have the revenge she craves: the total ruin of the blackguard who brought shame and scandal into her life. But Jared still possesses the power to excite her as no man has ever done--even as his own reckless heart is taken captive in their blistering war of wits and will--igniting a fire that could consume them both unless they surrender to it with wild abandon in the heat of the tropic night.
The only Johanna Lindsey books I have read are her Mallory Series, which I love. I had to pick a Johanna Lindsey book for a reading challenge I was participating in at Shelfari.com. I picked this book because of the setting, it takes place in Hawaii 1890s.
I like books where there is a lot of banter and arguing between the hero and heroine. This book there is so much anger and fighting between Corrine and Jared that it was hard to read at times. Jared has so much anger toward Corrine's father that his treatment of Corrine is horrible. I just have a problem when the hero crosses that line. In the end I liked how you saw Corrine grow up and mature through out the book. So I'm giving it 3 stars.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Lady Amelia Plume has many admirers; too bad they’re all fortune hunters and fops who can’t provide the exotic adventures she seeks. The ballrooms of Mayfair have become more appealing since the arrival of Major Lucas Winter—an American marine with a dangerous past and a brooding air. Lucas is brash, arrogant…and scandalously tempting. Every thrilling kiss sparks deeper desire, yet Amelia suspects that Lucas has a hidden motive in wooing her and she means to discover it, by any means necessary…
Lucas came to London to find the cad who embezzled money from a naval contractor. The captivating Lady Amelia could be the key to his quest, but what started as simple flirtation has become a delicious dance of seduction. And when a rival jeopardizes Amelia’s reputation, Lucas must choose what he wants most—the chance to avenge his past, or a future filled with fiery passion…
I have just recently discovered Sabrina Jeffries this year. Earlier this year I read her The Royal Brotherhood Series and love them all. This is the first book in her School for Heiresses series. On of the themes I love is when the hero or heroine suffer from a condition that is common knowledge today. In this story the hero suffers from claustrophobia and one of my favorite scenes in the book is when the Amelia helps Lucas deal with it. I really enjoyed Amelia and Lucas' story. It is unusual for the hero to be American, it seems that there are a lot of historicals where an American Heiress goes to London to find a husband.
If you enjoy Lisa Kleypas, Julie Garwood, or Julia Quinn you should give Sabrina Jeffries a chance.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
The Wallflowers are four young ladies in London who banded together in their wild and wickedly wonderful searches for true love. Now happily married, they join together once again to help one of the world’s most notorious rogues realize that happiness might be right under the mistletoe.…
It’s Christmastime in London and Rafe Bowman has arrived from America for his arranged meeting with Natalie Blandford, the very proper and beautiful daughter of Lady and Lord Blandford. His chiseled good looks and imposing physique are sure to impress the lady in waiting and, if it weren’t for his shocking American ways and wild reputation, her hand would already be guaranteed. Before the courtship can begin, Rafe realizes he must learn the rules of London society. But when four former Wallflowers try their hand at matchmaking, no one knows what will happen. And winning a bride turns out to be more complicated than Rafe Bowman anticipated, especially for a man accustomed to getting anything he wants. However, Christmas works in the most unexpected ways, changing a cynic to a romantic and inspiring passion in the most timid of hearts.
A Wallflower Christmas takes a trip to Victorian London, under the mistletoe, and on a journey of the heart. With her trademark charm, sensuality, and unforgettable characters, there’s no one like Lisa Kleypas to make you believe in the magic of Christmas.
My Review: This was a nice, light, holiday read. I'm not usually a fan of Holiday books (especially novellas), but I seemed to have a lot of Christmas books this season. I just hope I get to read them all, because I can't read Christmas books after Christmas is over!!
I love revisiting characters from previous books. Two scenes I really enjoyed was one between Evie and St. Vincent and one with Lillian and Westcliff. If you haven't read the others in the series I wouldn't start with this one. I would at least read Devil in Winter and It Happened One Autumn first.
Now on the hero and heroine of this story. I really enjoyed Rafe and Hannah's story my only complaint that it was too short. I did believe the instant chemistry the two had. I though it was a very sweet story, that was a little steamy.
If your looking for a quick read and love Lisa Kleypas it is worth picking up.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Review: This is the first book in the Corbin series. This is an older series first published in the 1980's. I read my My Darling Melissa first which was re-released earlier this year. I really enjoyed that book so I decided to get the rest of the series. Banner O'Brien had a lot of my favorite themes. Heroine with an interesting occupation (for 1886 anyway), great chemistry, surprise marriage, some great secondary characters and a little twist at the end.
Also check out the rest of the series:
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
1. Select 5,10, or 15 books to read that fit the category.
2. Post your list on the discussion board and blog (Name’s Winter Challenge List)
3. If you need title suggestions please use the Discussion titled WINTER TITLE SUGGESTIONS if you don't see it please search (to try and minimize number of discussions)
4. Once you have read a book please find the corresponding discussion by searching you can search by 08 Winter # and use the number that corresponds with the list. (one will be created for each number on December 1, again, to try and minimize number of discussions) and post the book and title you read and rating, and review.
5. It is not required, but if you could post your review on the blog that would be great.
6. Reviews on the blog please include labels list the rating, author, and # of challenge only.
7. Audio books are okay
8. Rereads are okay
9. You can change your list at anytime
NOW FOR THE LIST...
1. Reader’s Choice Place any book here - Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann
2. Book that was read and Reviewed in the Fall Challenge -
3. Read a book that has a “D” word in it for December -
4. Read a book that has an arranged marriage or Marriage of Convenience (AAR Special Titles could be a big help!) -
5. For Valentines Day, read a book that has love, kiss or heart in the title -
6. Read a book by Lisa Kleypas -
7. A book that makes you think about Christmas -
8. A title that has 4 words in it -
9. Read a story that has a military or civil servant (firefighter/cop/fbi/clan chief/commander) in it –can be any genre -
10. Read a book that has a Viking or Pirate in it! -
11. Pick a book that was first published in 2008 -
12. Read a series (Harlequin or Sillehoutte) -
13. Read a book that the author has 3 names (ie Susan Elizabeth Phillips/ Karen Marie Moning)-
14. For the New Year-Pick a book that has been in your TBR pile for a long time --Out w/ the old in w/ the new! -
15. Read a book that has a “W” word for Winter - Broken Wing by Judith James
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Book Description: A leading soap opera actress, Monica Geary is good at faking it. But pretending to fall for NHL star and notorious playboy Eric Mitchell is going to be her hardest role ever. Yet she has no choice, for she desperately needs an edge in order to maintain her daytime diva status.
Eric Mitchell is a man in demand. First he was traded to save the New York Blades, and now the publicity department has loaned him out to help save Monica Geary's career. What no one knows is that one of People magazine's hottest bachelors is also a closet soap opera fan. He's had his eyes on Monica for years-and can't wait to get his arms around her.
Review: I have read all of Deirdre Martin's books. I love her NY Blades series. I like this book, but it wasn't my favorite by this author. There were times that I didn't really like the heroine. I loved the hero Eric (twin brother to Jason the hero from Chasing Stanley), he was a small town boy who made it to the big time. I also loved revisiting Jason and Delilah. If your going to picked up a book by Ms. Martin I would start with Body Check.
I still enjoyed this book and she is still an auto buy for me.
Kev Merripen has longed for the beautiful, well-bred Winnifred Hathaway ever since her family rescued him from the brink of death when he was just a boy. But this handsome Gypsy is a man of mysterious origins—and he fears that the darkness of his past could crush delicate, luminous Win. So Kev refuses to submit to temptation…and before long Win is torn from him by a devastating twist of fate.
Then, Win returns to England…only to find that Kev has hardened into a man who will deny love at all costs. Meantime, an attractive, seductive suitor has set his sights on Win. It’s now or never for Kev to make his move. But first, he must confront a dangerous secret about his destiny—or risk losing the only woman he has lived for…
All I'm going to say is that I loved this book. I don't think there is a book that Lisa Kleypas hasn't written that I didn't like. I just recently read both her contemporary books and loved them both.
I loved the way she tied up the loose ends from Mine Till Midnight. To really appreciate this story I would read Mine Till Midnight which is the first book in the Hathaway Series. I liked that not only do you re-visit the characters, but the story is also told from their point of view which I loved.
Rating 5 stars!!
Check out the first Hathaway book....
Thursday, October 9, 2008
From the Back Cover:
I'm watching my brother swagger through our New York City apartment...smiling. Rhys, the detached, surly man who turned brooding into an art form. But he's not brooding now. No, he's practically threatening to pistol whip me for shaking hands with the beautiful, half-dressed creature named Jane who just tried to sneak out of his bedroom. Weird. Brother Grim has a sex drive?
That's not all that has me freaked out. Something terrible happened last night, something that made Rhys break his own rule and save the life of a mortal. Trouble is he doesn't remember anything from the past two hundred years. Like that he's a vampire, not a Regency viscount with an English accent.
All I know is this mortal woman has managed to touch my brother's frozen heart, and I, Sebastian Young, will do whatever it takes to help him keep her...
This is the first book in the Young Brother Vampire Series. The plot is very interesting.
A vampire with selective amnesia. Rhys believes it's 1780 and that he is a viscount in England. He wants to forget all the horrible things that have happen so he can be with Jane guilt free. Rhys' brother gets Jane to go along with this so not the shock Rhys with the truth. I enjoyed this story and can't wait to check out the rest of the series.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Below is the list of the books I hope to read for this challenge.
Confession of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Never Seduce a Scoundrel by Sabrina Jeffries
Kiss and Tell by Suzanne Brockmann
Paradise Wild by Johanna Lindsey
Fangs for the Memories by Kathy Love
Houston We Have a Problem by Erin McCarthy
Banner O'Brien by Linda Lael Miller
The Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood
Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas
A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas
Power Play by Deirdre Martin
Hot Property by Carly Phillips
What a Pirate Desires by Michelle Beattie
Rough and Ready by Sandra Hill
Flat Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy
At His Command by Brenda Coulter
Dancing with Fire by Susan Kearney
Who Needs Mistletoe? by Kate Hoffmann
Monday, September 15, 2008
After the whirlwind ride Zach's been taking her on, Brooke is ready to do anything for this man-in and out of bed! But she knows footloose and fancy-free Zach doesn't do commitment. So she plans to build up a five-alarm fire between them. The kind he won't ever want to put out…
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Weddings can make a girl a little crazy…
Which is probably why Marcee Robbens found herself in the arms of a sexy stranger before the bouquet was even tossed at her best friend’s wedding. And after a night of knee-weakening kisses in handsome Sam McKelvey’s arms, even happily single Marcee is humming the wedding march. So when the sun comes up and Sam hits the road, the usually touch-as-nails beauty finds herself nursing a tender heart…
Sam’s not the kind of guy who would have a super-hot hook-up with a woman he barely knows. But something had him mesmerized—enough for this usually sensible single dad to abandon his responsibilities for one unforgettable night. But Sam never thought his one night stand would turn up as his new next-door neighbor. Or that once he glimpsed the soft side of this captivating woman, he’d find himself falling in love…
My Review: I will admit I pick up this book base on the cover and the title. I thought it would be a quick, fun read. I was right. The chemistry between Marcee and Sam was very hot. I also like the secondary story between Sam's daughter and Marcee's half brother. It also had one of my favorite themes and that's when the hero or heroine go back to home to face some demons. So if your looking for a quick read I would definitely recommend this book.