Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Romance Reading Challenge 2010 ~ Completed ~

I have finished the Romance Challenge that is being hosted by the ladies at the

There are four levels:
-- Curious – Read 3 Romance Fiction novels.
-- Fascinated – Read 6 Romance Fiction novels.
-- Addicted – Read 12 Romance Fiction novels.
-- Obsessed – Read 20 Romance Fiction novels.
I choose to do OBSESSED!

Here is what I read for this challenge:

1. Catch of a Lifetime by Judi Fennell
2. Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
3. Legend of the White Wolf by Terry Spears
4. Sealed with a Ring by Mary Margret Daughtridge
5. Slow Heat by Jill Shalvis
6. True Love and other Disasters by Rachel Gibson
7. Hard to Hold by Stephanie Tyler
8. Too Hot to Hold by Stephanie Tyler
9. Hold on Tight by Stephanie Tyler
10. Witch Fire by Anya Bast
11. The Bleeding Dusk by Colleen Gleason
12. When Twilight Burns by Colleen Gleason
13. A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh
14. Loves Me, Loves Me Knot by Heidi Betts
15. A Certain Wolfish Charm by Lydia Dare
16. Something About You by Julie James
17. Tall, Dark and Wolfish by Lydia Dare
18. The Wolf Next Door by Lydia Dare
19. Broken by Shiloh Walker
20. The Perfect Wife by Lynsay Sands

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

~ Waiting on a Wednesday ~

Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This weekly event is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

Release Date: July 6th

I couldn't find much of a description for this....

Lady Isabella Scranton scandalized London by leaving her husband, notorious artist Lord Mac Mackenzie, after only three turbulent years of marriage. But Mac has a few tricks to get the Lady back in his life, and more importantly, back into his bed.

I'm so excited about this book. The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie is one of my favorites!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cover Alert ~ Blameless by Gail Carriger

Book the Third in the Parasol Protectorate
Release Date: Sept 1, 2010

image is from the author's website

Friday, March 5, 2010

Cover Alert ~ Hot Finish by Erin McCarthy

A big Thank-you to Stacy's Place on Earth for finding this. I'm so excited for Ryder and Suzanne's story. I can't believe we have to wait until August!

Not all marriages last forever…Suzanne Jefferson is broke, which is why she’s given up charity work for wedding planning. Fortunately, she has a high-profile client—and best of all, he’s paid in advance. There are just two teensy problems: The bride is a bona fide bridezilla, and Suzanne’s ex-husband is the best man. At least she thought he was her ex-husband…But this one might...Two years after their marriage fell apart, stock car race driver Ryder Jefferson still can’t stop thinking about Suzanne. Which is why he isn’t too upset that, due to a glitch, the two are still technically married. Now he’s imagining easing Suzanne’s woes by satisfying her needs in the bedroom. After all, that’s the one room they never argued in. Besides, with wedding bells ringing all around them, Ryder is wondering if—even though they’d quit the race a few laps too early—they can still come on strong with a big, romantic finish…

Monday, March 1, 2010

Review: Sealed with a Ring by Mary Margret Daughtridge

Rating 4.5!!!

Book Description (from fantastic fiction): She's got it all...except the one thing she needs most Smart, successful businesswoman JJ Caruthers has a year to land a husband or lose the empire she's worked so hard to build. With time running out, romance is not an option, and a military husband who is always on the road begins to look like the perfect solution... He's a wounded hero with an agenda of his own Even with the scars of battle, Navy SEAL medic Davy Graziano is gorgeous enough to land any woman he wants, and he's never wanted to be tied down. Now Davy has ulterior motives for accepting JJ's outrageous proposal of marriage, but he only has so long to figure out what JJ doesn't want him to know...

My Thoughts: If you are looking for a good contemporary romance then look no further. One of my favorite heroes is the Navy Seal. There is just something about a military hero that I love. I also love the marriage of convenience storyline.

JJ's grandfather doesn't want the family business to become her entire life. So he tells her that she needs to get married or he is going to sell the business right out from under her. JJ comes up with a plan to marry a military man who is gone most of the year. Davy and JJ steam of the pages and it doesn't take long.

I can't wait to read the first two books in the series. Even though this is the 3rd book you won't be lost at all. When the heroes from the other two books pop up you know that they have already had their own books, but it doesn't take away from the story at all.

Book Disclosure: Received ARC Review copy from Sourcebooks.

February Wrap-up

February was a very good reading month for me! I read 9 books which is the most I have read since last June. So I'm very excited. I have a new goal to start reviewing books again. Sometimes I get discourge I go to other blogs and read such great reviews that I don't think my reviews do any justice for the book, but I have decided that the only way I will get better is if I keep trying.
So my goal is review 2-3 books a week (depending on how many books I read).

Here is what I read last month -

1. Sealed with a Ring by Mary Margret Daughtridge - rating 4.5 stars!

2. Slow Heat by Jill Shalvis - rating 4.5 stars!

3. True Love and other Disasters by Rachel Gibson - rating 4.5 stars!

4. Hard to Hold by Stephanie Tyler - rating 4.5 stars!

5. Too Hot to Hold byStephanie Tyler - rating 4.5 stars!

6. Hold on Tight by Stephanie Tyler - rating 4.75 stars!

7. Witch Fire by Anya Bast - rating 4 stars!

8. The Bleeding Dusk by Colleen Gleason - rating 4 stars!

9. When Twilight Burn by Colleen Gleason - rating 4.5 stars!

How was your reading this month?