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.
In a world where magic ruled everything, Felicity Seymour couldn’t perform even the simplest spell. If she didn’t pass her testing, she’d lose her duchy—and any hope of marriage. But one man didn’t seem to mind her lack of dowry: a darkly delicious baronet who had managed to scare away the rest of London’s Society misses. Sir Terence Blackwell knew the enchanting woman before him wasn’t entirely without magic. Not only could she completely disarm him with her gorgeous lavender eyes and frank candor, but his were-lion senses could smell a dark power on her—the same kind of relic-magic that had killed his brother. Was she using it herself, or was it being used against her? One needed a husband, and the other needed answers. But only together could they find the strongest magic of all: true love.
I read this book for 2 challenges. Fall Reading Challenge and What an Animal challenge. I really enjoyed this book. I loved how different it was. Felicity and Terrance were great separately and together. There was their love story and then each had their own story and they came together in the end. I don't read a lot of paranormal/shape shifter type stories, but after reading this one I'm starting to change my mind.
Jesse Keyes has done some serious growing up. With a steady job and a vibrant four-year-old son, she's in a far better place than when she left Seattle five years ago…pregnant and misunderstood by almost everyone in her life.
Now it’s time to go home and face her demons. But her sisters, Claire and Nicole, aren’t exactly impressed with the new and improved Jesse. And then there’s Matt, Gabe’s father, who makes it clear that he never wants to see her again despite the lust that still smolders between them.
Jesse doesn’t know if she can make up for all the mistakes of her past. But the promise of sweet nights with Matt might just give her the extra incentive she needs to make it worth the trouble…
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
“Responsibility” should be Nicole Keyes’s middle name. After all, not many people would sacrifice their lives to run the family bakery and raise a younger sibling. But with Nicole’s twin sister now blissfully married and her younger sis turning out more femme fatale than girl next door, superreliable Nicole is getting sick of putting everyone else’s needs first!
Enter Hawk. The deliciously sexy former NFL player offers Nicole a taste of the freedom she craves. Hawk may know the way, blindfolded, to her sweet spot, but Nicole’s not about to let him get close enough to break her heart. Of course, she might not have a choice in the matter if Hawk’s past keeps getting in the way of their present…
I was curious to see what Ms. Mallory was going to do for Nicole's story. In Sweet Talk Nicole was very hard on Claire and came across as a bit of a b*tch. I liked that about Nicole and I was happy to see that even though she's a little bit softer, you still saw a lot of the toughness that was in the first book.
Nicole feels she has gotten a raw deal in life. Her twin sister Claire left when she was six because she was a piano prodigy and has just reconnected with her after 20 years. She caught her baby sister that she practiclly raised in a comprising position with her husband. She is also still recovering from knee surgery. So Nicole has had a rough few months.
I love Hawk and Nicole I felt there was more chemistry between them then there was with Claire and Wyatt. There is also a secondary storyline between Hawk's daughter Brittany and the Raoul (foster kid that Nicole takes in).
Is there anything sweeter than a first love?
Don’t ask Claire Keyes. The twenty-eight-year old piano prodigy has never had a regular boyfriend, much less a real romance. Her music career has left little room for friends or family — which is just part of the reason she’s estranged from her two sisters.
But now Nicole is sick, and Jesse is AWOL. Despite the fact that Claire can’t boil water, she’s determined to play caretaker. Connecting with her sisters tops her to-do list….along with falling in love, or at least in lust, for the first time.
Ambitious? Maybe. But a girl’s gotta dream. And ruggedly sexy Wyatt is a dream come true. Although he keeps telling himself that he and Claire come from entirely different worlds, he lights up hotter than a bakery oven whenever Claire is near. If this keeps up, she just might sweet-talk him into her bed….and her life.
Claire Keyes is trying to take her life back after having it controlled by her overbearing manager since she was six years. So when she gets a call from her baby sister Jesse asking her to come home and help take care of her other sister Nicole so jumps at it. When the story starts Claire is not very self sufficient she doesn’t know how to cook or do laundry. My favorite scene is when driving for the first time since getting her license she realizes that she has to drive on the freeway. I thought it was very funny.
I have read some reviews that didn’t like Claire’s twin sister Nicole she has a very hard time accepting Claire back into her life. I liked Nicole I thought she was very real. I think when you have thought of someone one way for years and all of sudden you realized you were wrong it’s hard to accept that. I couldn't wait to read Nicole’s story.
Overall I really enjoyed this book.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I have changed my mind on how I'm going to track which titles I read for this challenge. I'm borrowing the idea from Beth (carpoolqueen).
I'm going to update this post as I read the titles I'm also going to put the challenge in the sidebar.
Purple = Already Read
Red = in my TBR pile
1. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
2. Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
5. Flowers From The Storm byLaura Kinsale
6. Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh
7. Devil In Winter by Lisa Kleypas
8. Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise
9. Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Cruise
10. The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
11. Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
12. Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase
13. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
14. It Had To Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
15. Lord Perfect by Loretta Chase
16. Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
17. The Bride by Julie Garwood
18. Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
19. Naked In Death by J.D. Robb
20. A Summer To Remember by Mary Balogh
21. Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
22. Dream Man byLinda Howard
23. The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
24. Paradise by Judith McNaught
25. As You Desire by Connie Brockway
26. MacKenzie's Mountain by Linda Howard
27. Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
28. The Secret by Julie Garwood
29. Son Of The Morning by Linda Howard
30. Lover Eternal by J. R. Ward
31. Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens
32. A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
33. Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
34. To Have and To Hold by Patricia Gaffney
35. Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught
36. Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
37. The Shadow and The Star by Laura Kinsale
38. Cry No More by Linda Howard
39. A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught
40. Over the Edge by Suzanne Brockmann
41. Sea Swept by Nora Roberts
42. Ravished by Amanda Quick
43. Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas
44. To Die For by Linda Howard
45. Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught
46. This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
47. The Serpent Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
48. Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas
49. The Proposition by Judith Ivory
50. Honors Splendor by Julie Garwood
51. Saving Grace by Julie Garwood
52. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
53. When He by Was Wicked Julia Quinn
54. Persuasion by Jane Austen
55. All Through The Night by Connie Brockway
56. It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas
57. Born In Fire by Nora Roberts
58. Thunder and Roses by Mary Jo Putney
59. Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
60. Out Of Control by Suzanne Brockmann
61. After The Night by Linda Howard
62. Lady Sophia's Lover by Lisa Kleypas
63. The Secret Pearl by Mary Balogh
64. Once and Always by Judith McNaught
65. More Than A Mistress by Mary Balogh
66. Untie My Heart by Judith Ivory
67. See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson
68. The Rake by Mary Jo Putney
69. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
70. Perfect by Judith McNaught
71. Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught
72. The Duke by Gaelen Foley
73. One Perfect Rose by Mary Jo Putney
74. Shattered Rainbows by Mary Jo Putney
75. The Windflower by Laura London
76. Dream A Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
77. Frederica by Georgette Heyer
78. Passion by Lisa Valdez
79. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
80. The Lady's Tutor by Robin Schone
81. Morning Glory by Lavryle Spencer
82. Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas
83. Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
84. My Dearest Enemy by Connie Brockway
85. Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas
86. Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer
87. Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
88. Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie
89. For My Lady's Heart by Laura Kinsale
90. Rising Tides by Nora Roberts
91. Lover Revealed by J. R. Ward
92. Open Season by Linda Howard
93. Born In Ice by Nora Roberts
94. Ransom by Julie Garwood
95. Venetia by Georgette Heyer
96. Miss Wonderful by Loretta Chase
97. Ain't She Sweet by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
98. The Notorious by Rake Mary Balogh
99. The Prize by Julie Garwood
100. Slave To Sensation by Nalini Singh