08-20-2012 09:50 AM
Melanie- I've missed posting on here and seeing what everyone's up to! My computer is acting up again and i have no idea why.
08-20-2012 10:46 AM
I think you'll come to love your nook as much as I do mine. I bought a Nookcolor a year and a half ago when they came out and it's wonderful. It's so easy to buy books when you're not close to a B&N bricks and mortar building.
That's a new title and author for me. So, thank you!
I haven't read the new SEP. I was so disappointed in Irresistible that I haven't bothered with Great Escape. I so loved her STARS books. I wish she'd get back to those.
08-22-2012 10:09 PM
It's been a crazy summer for me so I haven't posted in awhile. I've read (or reread) these recently:
08-27-2012 11:31 AM
08-28-2012 10:21 AM - edited 08-28-2012 10:22 AM
Cheyenne asked : What was wrong with Mr. Irresistible?
I found the characters shallow and too stereotypically "perfect" or "flawed." They weren't, for me, believable or likeable. The situation at the core of the story was also not either likeable or believable. Ted was so "perfect" and worshipped as to be obnoxious. It was just too, too much.
I wish SEP would get back to the great writing she did with the STARS.
FYI: Note that Christie Craig's Don't Mess With Texas is now being published under a new title and it makes it appear this is a new one. It isn't. The Overview's last line for Only in Texas has this line: **Previously published as Don't Mess With Texas.
I almost ended up buying the same ebook twice.
08-30-2012 09:05 PM
Becke, I'm in love with that Chase series. How good is this book?? Sophie's a hoot.
And: I know you love Virginia Kantra; I'm posting her Q&A about Carolina Home (Dare Island Series #1) shortly!
I just posted a comment on your Q&A thread with Virginia. Lori Wilde is another author I know in real life - she is soooo nice! I love her books, too.
You know I came late to historicals, and Loretta Chase is one of the authors who cinched the deal. I LOVE her books! I dive right in and don't come up until I've finished the book - at least, that's what I prefer to do. Sometimes life intrudes and I have to bookmark my page, but even with interruptions I finished this one in just a few hours. Her recent books are all on my keeper shelves - I have several more of her early books in my TBR pile. I want to read them all!
In this book, I love the way Longmore accepts Sophy as she is without question. He's an interesting character - very laid back for the most part, with a wry way of making a joke of his lack of braininess. He intuitively understands Sophy, who is a wonderful character, too. I'm not as enamored of Regency fashions as most historical readers are, so I got a kick out of the descriptions in Longmore's POV - he's entirely mystified by the bits and bobs yet appreciative of the end result.
I hope Clara will get her own story soon, too!
OK I'll admit it - I haven't read any of Loretta Chases books --- Shame on me ! Where should I start ??
Anne - They're all wonderful! We all have different tastes, but these two are my all-time favorites:
Really, you won't go wrong no matter which book you start with. She has a marvelous way with words, and her characters are unforgettable.
I'm not sure if I responded but, yes, I'm a huge fan of Virginia Kantra, too. I LOVED her new book, CAROLINA HOME. I can hardly wait for the next one!
08-31-2012 09:27 AM
08-31-2012 10:45 AM
Becke, Tessa's answering my questions and I'll post her answers on Tuesday. I really liked this book - what do you think?
Here's what I just read guys, and my review is up at Heart to Heart. Please check it out! Don't Be Afraid to Get Dirty
09-05-2012 02:38 AM
09-05-2012 07:30 AM
Finished Bared to you. I was surprised that I really liked it. In my opinion, much better than 50 shades of grey. I actuallthinker it may be a keeper for me. Can't wait until the sequel!
Reading Between the Lines and The Wedding.
Agreed, Katrina. It's really well written. When I reviewed it for RR, I was pleasantly surprised.
09-05-2012 11:55 AM
Wow I missed a lot!
Reader_824, I agree with you that it was n ot the best. but not the best from SEP is, in my opinion, still amazing! I, too, really love her stars books.
Becke, I haven't ever read a Loretta Chase book either, but I have hear amazing things about them, most specifically Lord of Scoundrels and Mr. Impossible.
katinra25, The Wedding was the first book by Julie Garwood I read, and I still love it. I've read it so many times I can tell you page numbers that certain things happen on.
I haven't red much lately--I just started my freshman year at College! but I have brought along some favorites of mine for when i get a moment( which hasn't happened yet)
09-06-2012 12:30 AM
Hi Melanie, yes I awhole completely. Very well written. I really liked it and recommmuch you read it rather than its competition.
Hi Cheyenne, I am loving the Wedding. Julie Garwood is one of my favorite authors. I love her historical romances. The Bride is one of my all time favorites. I collect her older historicalnovels like a crazy person. I have multiples of all her titles. Haha! Yeah nutty!
09-06-2012 04:31 PM
I love Julie Garwood's books, most especially her medieval and older contemporaries. Which do you like more, the Bride or the Wedding?
09-07-2012 08:06 PM
Hi Cheyenne, I loved The Wedding! But if i had to choose I loved The Bride better of the two. I hope Julie Garwood continues with her historical romances. I love them more than her romantic suspense books. I can't wait for another in the series!
I amreading the Witness by Nora Roberts so far intriguing beginning.
09-08-2012 01:52 PM
I love Julie Garwood's historical romances! And I have to say that the Wedding is my favorite-- which is probably because I read it first