January 2009 - Reading List
This was a pleasant and totally predictable romantic comedy. It was a good ‘coming home’ story.
Midnight Soldier by Vonna Harper C
Ask me why I bought a book with a ghost in it. I’m nuts that’s why. What, you might ask, overcame the ghostiness? A soldier. What else?
Undercover by Lauren Dane C
Love in space. Unfortunately, I just didn’t care about the characters they way I should have.
Veil of Midnight by Lara Adrian C
I’m a fan of this series and was a bit disappointed in this book. This was another book where I didn’t connect with the characters.
Stay the Night by Lynn Viehl B-
This is Robin’s book. As in Robin of Locksley or Robin Hood. Here we have 700 year old thief felled by 21st century cop. I love Ms. Viehl’s writing, I do, but this one just didn't dig in they way her books usually do. This too is the last Darkyn book. Luckily for us she has a new series starting with the Kyndred which will be set in the same world as the Darkyn books.There’s an excerpt in the back of STAY THE NIGHT. I'm intrigued and can’t wait.
Marrying the Captain by Carla Kelly B+
This book is the total opposite of the previous two. I love Carla Kelly's writing. How does she write and make you believe you are right there? You feel the cold.You feel the longing. These characters are so real and genuine. I really liked this book.
Only Pleasure by Lora Leigh C+
I ask myself all the time why I keep buying her books. They are becoming so one dimensional for me and predictable… same story, same dialogue. Nothing new. I guess I keep going back to the well because of the exhilaration of those first books I bought at Ellora’s Cave that opened a whole new world for me. Anyway, this is part of her Bound Hearts series. I liked it a bit better than some of her recent ones. And, I can hardly believe I’m saying this… I hope she does something really spectacular for Khalid. She needs to, for me. Heh.
Love without Blood by Raz Steel DNF
An Officer and a Millionaire by Maureen Child C+
This isn’t a particularly deep book and it certainly is predictable, but Ms. Child had an interesting twist on the arranged marriage. It was a fun, quick read.
For the Love of Pete by Julia Harper B+
FBI guy, girl in peril, a missing baby and some fabulous secondary characters make this book a very worthwhile read. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
First Born by Lindsay McKenna C
I reviewed this one here for TBR day.
Tempt the Devil by Anna Campbell B
This is another historical from Ms. Campbell about a British lord and a courtesan. I don’t how she hooks me in but she does. I imagine there is plenty to find objectionable here, but I think she writes true to the times and it’s sensibilities.
Letters to Kelly by Suzanne Brockmann B
I am reviewing this one for Nath’s Re-Read challenge. I picked it up off my shelves after obsessing about it. My obsession was sparked by my recent thoughts of our military serving overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq.
What I did for Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips B
A solid performance by SEP. Characters from her recently re-released GLITTER BABY appear in this one. I didn't have any laugh out loud moments, but even when she stretches the plot a bit the ride is so darn enjoyable you over look it. I did. Mostly.
Thirteen books this month. 2009 is off to a great start!
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