March week 3

3/22/2009 06:13:00 PM / Posted by Kris /

Sorry did not post anything last week. got busy. Did not actually read much to post about the previous week. I spent most of the week reading a trilogy for the Re-read challenge.

Question for anyone out there: who is planning on going to the RT convention or more specifically, the book signing on Saturday? I am planning on going and was curious who all was planning on going as well.

Home news:
We survived Oldest's birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese. She had a blast, I was glad we were able to do it. Our Spring Break is coming up and Hubby and I are leaving the kiddos with the grandparents (their idea of a vacation is time with the kiddos and ours is a break from them, so it works out all round) and Hubby and I are going on a little trip to visit some friends that moved out of our state last year. Baby is doing great. She is scooting backwards all over the place ,but cannot quite get the forward action going. (Not that i am really complaing, it is easier when she is not as mobile). Medium (that is what she calls herself, she says she is the medium child and who am i to argue with a 4 year old) is just as mischeivious as ever. I fear for us with her as a teenager. She is very much her own person, it is so fun to watch her.

Here is what I have been reading this week.

Relentless by Lauren Dane (A-) review to come :D
Mona Lisa Darkening by Sunny (review to come at Book Binge)
A Toy for Two (Dungeon Master Book 2) by Jennifer Cole (review to come at Book Binge)

Product DetailsFlat-Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy
Independent single mother Tamara Briggs wanted to find a new, sexy, no-strings-attached man—just not one as young as NASCAR driver Elec Monroe. But he sure does get her heart racing. And after she’s tricked into a blind date with him, Tamara gives in to her passion. Things screech to a halt, though, when he asks to meet her children. Whatever happened to wham-bam-thank-you ma’am? Suddenly Tamara has to decide how much risk she’s willing to take to experience the power of true love.

Good sexy read. Usually I do not like books with kids in them, but this one worked for me. Great storyline, interesting characters and some very hot chemistry. But I do not really like the blurb. He does not really ask to see her children. He shows up on her doorstep and asks to come in. He does want to meet them but not like the blurb implies. This is one of those stories where they go into things expecting to have a fling and then go on with their lives, but then fall further than they were expecting to fall. Good solid story, what I expect from Ms McCarthy. (B)

Product DetailsMy Man Michael by Lori Foster
On the verge of a title shot match, fighter Michael “Mallet” Manchester is injured in a car accident. And just as quickly as his career was taking off, it’s over. Then Kaylie Raine appears, offering him a second chance at becoming whole. Even though Mallet thinks it’s the pain medication talking, he accepts her challenge. And on an extraordinary journey with Kaylie, he’ll get a chance to fight again—to save the woman who has saved him.

This one is different and takes an unexpected twist to the series. If you do not like time travel or unexpectedness in your books then you will not like this one. I have heard a lot of negative reviews about this one because it is not her norm for stories. This is not my favorite by her but it was not totally bad or anything. But do not go into it expecting a basic contemporary book. (C+)

Update: I have a book review of Witch Heart by Anya Bast up at Book Binge here.

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Comment by nath on 3/24/2009 9:15 AM

Wasn't Flat-Out Sexy great? I just can't wait for the next one!

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Comment by Stacy~ on 3/26/2009 6:45 AM

Hope you've been able to relax some and enjoy some good reading. Oldest's b-day party sounded fun.

Sadly, I'm not going to RT (or RWA) this year, as much as I'd like to. I'm so jealous that I'm missing out. I hope you have a great time though, and maybe get some pictures :)

I adored "Flat-Out Sexy" - darling Erin sent me the next book which I just started. And I also have Lori's book too. I was kinda glad I knew about the time travel element up front, so when I read it I'll go in with an open mind. I still don't think I would hate it as much as some people did though.

Comment by Christine on 3/26/2009 1:03 PM

I'm not going to RT, but I'm pretty sure that Jill D. from the Romance Rookie blog is going. You two should definitely coordinate meeting! ... and take and post pictures for us! :)

I voted for Flat Out Sexy for the win on the DA BAWAHA tournament (it lost already) and I hadn't even read it. In fact, I didn't even buy it! LOL I just heard so much great buzz about it, and the way the brackets were set up, I just thought it would win. Oh well. LOL

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