Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Vision in White by Nora Roberts

Rating 4.75!!

Book Description: Childhood friends Mackensie, Parker, Laurel and Emmeline have formed a very successful wedding planning business together but, despite helping thousands of happy couples to organise the biggest day of their lives, all four women are unlucky in love. Photographer Mackensie Elliott has suffered a tough childhood and has a bad relationship with her mother, which makes her wary of commitment. But when she meets Carter Macguire, she can't stop herself falling for him, although his ex girlfriend is prepared to play dirty to keep him. Mackensie soon realizes she has to put her past demons to rest in order to find lasting love...


My Thoughts: I really enjoyed Vision in White it's the first true contemporary novel that Nora Roberts has written in a long time. There is absolutely no paranormal elements. I loved Carter he was the sweetest guy. He was very real to me and he acted like I think most guys act. I love my alpha heroes as much as the next girl, but once in a while a nice beta hero is a nice change of pace. Mac was a good heroine. I love the friendships she has with Parker, Emma and Laurel. I also loved the wedding planning business part of the story. Carter and Mac I thought were a great couple. I can't wait for the rest of the books to come out. Bed of Roses which is book two is due to be released on November 24th. I love the cover.....










Updated ~ Serial Readers Challenge 2009

I have found another cool challenge being hosted by CarPoolQueen .

Update......


1. Corbins Fancy by Linda Lael Miller (Corbin Family #3) 1pt.
2. The Gift by Julie Garwood (#3) 1pt.
3. Trial by Fire by Jo Davis (Firefighters of Station Five #1) 1pt.
4. Only His by Elizabeth Lowell (Only Series #1) 1pt.
5 Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann (Troubleshooters #14) 1pt.
6. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning (Fever Series #1) 1pt.
7. Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning (Fever Series #2) 1pt.
8. Faefever by Karen Marie Moning (Fever Series #3) 1pt.
9. Extreme Exposure by Pamela Clare (I Team Series #1) 1 pt.
10. Enticing the Prince by Patricia Grasso (The Kazanov Series #6) 1 pt.
11. Tangeled Up in Love by Heidi Betts (Chicks with Sticks #1) 1 pt.
12. Wild and Wicked in Scotland by Melody Thomas (Charmed and Dangerous Series #1) 1 pt.
13. Montana Creeds: Logan by Linda Lael Miller (Montana Creeds #1) 1 pt.
14. Montana Creeds: Dylan by Linda Lael Miller (Montana Creeds #2) 1 pt.
15. Montana Creeds: Tyler by Linda Lael Miller (Montana Creeds #3) 1 pt.
16. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Series #1) 1 pt.
17. Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas (Travis Family #1 - reread) 1 pt.
18. Blued-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas (Travis Family #2 - reread) 1 pt.
19. Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas (Travis Family #3) 1 pt.
20. Vision in White by Nora roberts (Bride Quartet #1) 1 pt.
21. Under Her Skin by Susan Mallery (Lone Star Sister #1) 1 pt.

22. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Series #2) 1 pt.
23. At Graves End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress Series #3) 1 pt.
24. Under Fire by Jo Davis (Firefighters of Station Five #2) 1 pt.
25. Holding out for a Hero by Ana Leigh (Fraser Family #5) 1 pt
27. Dead Until Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #1) 1 pt.
26. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #2) 1 pt.




Bonus Points for Reading Whole Series in '09

Fever Series - Karen Marie Moning 1 pt.
Montana Creeds Trilogy - Linda Lael Miller 1 pt.
Travis Family Trilogy - Lisa Kleypas 1 pt.
Night Huntress Series - Jeaniene Frost 1 pt.

Total Points 25 pts

For the Love Pete by Julia Harper (aka Elizabeth Hoyt)

Rating 5!!

Book Description: Dante Torelli is an undercover FBI agent assigned to protect a mob informant and his family. But when the informant's hiding place is blown, a baby girl is snatched by a ruthless hitman. Now, Dante must save the toddler, uncover the traitor in his department, evade various bad guys, and deal with the toddler's sexy aunt, all before the biggest mob trial in Chicago history, set to begin in just three days. When Zoe Adler's stepsister went into the witness protection program because of her sleazeball boyfriend, she wasn't supposed to tell anyone. Except the two sisters have always been close, and Zoe has been babysitting her niece, Pete, since her birth. What harm could it be to secretly get Zoe an apartment in the same building where the FBI is keeping the family under protection? So when someone inside the FBI turns and a hitman snatches Pete, Zoe is right there. During the shootout, she jumps into a sexy, uptight FBI agent's car and hangs on as he pursues the hitman. No matter what it takes, Zoe is going to bring her niece back.

Review: I loved this book. I loved that it was over the top. I loved both Dante and Zoe. This was a fast paced, sexy, fun story. There was also some laugh out loud scenes. I haven't read anything by Elizabeth Hoyt yet. I have her entire backlist in my TBR pile I just haven't gotten a chance to read them. I will definitely be pulling them out and moving them to the top. I know a lot of the blogs I follow love her historicals so I can't wait.

Monday, May 18, 2009

RIP Dad

I haven't been around the last few weeks. My dad passed away a few weeks ago after a long battle with cancer. I know that almost everyone who reads this post knows someone with cancer. My dad was diagnosed with lung and throat cancer in October 2003. This past November they found a tumor on his brain and he also had spots on his liver. I hadn't seen my dad in 3 years after he moved to Tennessee without discussing it with any of us kids. When he found out about his brain tumor he can home for ten days in April and we were able to put everything aside and have a really nice visit. It was shocking at first because he was so sick and even when he was first diagnosed and going through chemo he never looked that sick. We even had a family reunion where everyone was able to see him. He left on April 21 and slip into a coma two days later and passed away on May 2nd. I am so grateful that my dad was able to make that final visit. I feel that he came to see and make peace with everyone and when he got back to Tennessee he was at peace. Now he isn't any pain anymore and he is in better place. If there is someone in your life that you have been meaning to call or get in touch with don't waste anymore time. You never really know how much time anyone has.

Even though all this happen over the last few weeks. I have still been reading I just haven't had the energy to post any reviews. I hopefully will over the next few days.