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Another long time reader who read romance novels in her teens, then took a long break before started back again about 15 years ago. She enjoys historical romance/fiction best, likes contemporaries, action- adventure and mysteries, will read suspense if there's no TSTL characters and is currently reading very few paranormals.


  1. library addict
    Dec 22, 2013 @ 17:01:17

    I really enjoyed Shannon Stacey’s Love a Little Sideways this month. Haven’t had too much luck with the Christmas novellas I’ve read so far, but still have a bunch in my TBR.

    I’ve finallystarted Addison Fox’s Alaskan Nights series. Loved how the author skewed the whole small-town-vs-big-city scenario as well as the matchmaking grandmothers in the first book Baby It’s Cold Outside. I also liked book two, Come Fly with Me. The novella, From This Moment On was rather bland, but that was probably because I didn’t like either of the main characters. Taking a break before I read the last book in the series.

  2. pamelia
    Dec 22, 2013 @ 17:56:12

    I really enjoyed Jessica Topper’s “Louder Than Love”. It’s a girl meets rock star book, but about as far away from NA as you can get as she is a 34 year old widower with a 4 y.o. daughter and he is a former heavy metal superstar (and British to boot) around 40 years old. Great mature book with lots of humor and pathos and just enough drama for me. Highly recommend.
    I’m anxiously awaiting Kristen Ashley’s “Kaleidoscope” which comes out later this week.
    I also have about a dozen books in my TBR queue on my ipad. Glad I have a week off coming up!

  3. Nicci August
    Dec 22, 2013 @ 18:42:41

    Last year, I recommended Grace Draven’s Master of Crows, and I was pleased to see that she’d released another book. Her latest, Entreat Me, is every bit as good as Master of Crows, although a different book entirely. Using the fairytale Beauty and the Beast as a framework, she’s created a battered, scarred hero in Ballard who steals your heart before you realize it, and a strong, determined heroine in Louvaen who redefines the word tenacious. I loved it, and I think it’s one of the best books I’ve read this year.

    [Edited by Sunita to fix html link]

  4. Nicci August
    Dec 22, 2013 @ 18:44:19

    Oops, somehow I managed to mess up the link. Her book is Entreat me, and almost all of my prior comment is a link to it. Sorry about that.

  5. Zara
    Dec 23, 2013 @ 00:22:27

    Rock Chicks. Bikers. More Rock Chicks. More bikers. Kristen Ashley is crack, and I cannot stop. I innocently one-clicked Motorcycle Man, and poof! I have been completely sucked in, helpless against her massive backlist.

    I adored In the Clear by Tamara Morgan, and wouldn’t have picked it up without Laura Florand’s review back in November. And since I liked Ms Florand’s review and writing style, her books have been added to Mt. TBR.

  6. mari
    Dec 23, 2013 @ 05:59:01

    Just read “A Prior Engagement”by Karina Bliss. All I can say is…..WOW. Still reeling from the emotional impact. Still a little sniffly too. WHAT AN AMAZING READ. An old trope -soldier everyone thought was dead, turns up alive and everyone, fiance, friends, family, has moved on- done RIGHT. And I don’t like contemporary military reads, or even historical military. Hits too close to home in my case and I can’t stand it when authors don’t do military right. But in this case….great stuff, guys.

  7. Amanda
    Dec 26, 2013 @ 20:39:52

    Life has been extremely hectic but I guess this time of the year it is for a great many people. Anyway I just got a chance to start Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews and I am loving it so far, next I hope to read Grace Draven’s Entreat Me.
    After that I am rereading the first two books in the Colbana Files because Broken Blade will be on my Kindle Jan 6 and I want to be ready.

  8. Emily A.
    Dec 27, 2013 @ 22:28:22

    I am planning on reading Natalie Standiford’s The Boy on The Bridge. I read her Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters and thought it was quite good. I have been on a Young Adult kick lately and Natalie Standiford is part of it. So is Sarah Rees Brennan, and I’m thinking of reading a book called Daughter, Dancer, Traitor, Spy. (Also YA)
    Has anyone read of these books and would to share thoughts?
    I would love to hear what others think.

  9. Annie
    Jan 01, 2014 @ 14:20:48

    Hey Jane have you read Maire Claremont’s The Dark Lady? I know you are looking for unusual historicals. This should fit the bill.

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