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I am a wife to a man that thinks he’s Jack Bauer. I’m a mom to two kids whose goals in life are to send me to the nuthouse. They may very well succeed.

I am in the process of getting my love of reading back. It’s a beautiful thing.

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Casee’s Top 5

Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh (Guild Hunters, Book 1): Nalini Singh is a goddess of writing. I was obsessed with her from the day that Slave to Sensation came out. All her books suck me in at the beginning and spit me out at the end. I can’t stop thinking about the book for days. I knew that one of her books was going to be in my top five, but I wasn’t sure which one. It came down to Slave to Sensation and Angels’ Blood. The reason it tipped over to Angels’ Blood is because of Elena. Elena is a bad ass heroine that we should all aspire to be. She faced the Archangel of New York and didn’t even blink. No matter how infatuated he became with her, she was never unaware of how lethal he was.

Paradise by Judith McNaught: Judith McNaught holds a special place in my heart. Not just her writing, but how she can bring readers together. I’ve made life long friendships that began with the love of Judith McNaught. Paradise was the first JM book that I read, so I suppose it holds a special place in my heart. The strange thing is, I’ve only read it once and have no plans of re-reading it. Strange, I know.

Paradise is about Matt and Meredith. The were young and in love. They planned on running away together when they found out Meredith was pregnant. Back in the time this book was written, Meredith was from the upper class and Matt was from the working class. Meredith’s dad made sure he ended the relationship with such finality that he knew neither Matt nor Meredith would want to see the other again. They did find each other again. That’s what’s so great about JM’s book. The hero and heroine always find a way back to each other. It doesn’t matter if the odds are stacked against them. Matt and Meredith are one of my favorite couples in romance today.

In Death series by J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts: If you haven’t read the In Death series, you are honestly missing out. When someone told me to try them, I wasn’t too impressed by Naked in Death. Then I read the next three books and I was hooked. How could I not be hooked on Eve and Roarke. They have both grown as characters since the first book. Eve hasn’t lost her aversion to being around people off the job, but she compromises for Roarke just has he compromises for her. Their marriage has come such a long way, just has they have. I am ready to see some conflict in their marriage again. It’s not all roses and we all know.

I’m reading Obsession in Death right now and I have no say, I don’t know how NR keeps this series fresh. I honestly don’t. The series should be monotonous by now. Still, I got it from the library late yesterday and have already read 200+ pages. I could tell this one was going to be good and it is. This series never disappoints. Except when it does. There are a few snooze ones in there, but NR makes it up with the next book.

The Secret by Julie Garwood: I’m not a Julie Garwood fan anymore. I’m only a fan of her historicals. The Secret will always be a special book to me because it caused me to seek out the Julie Garwood forum that used to be on the Simon & Schuster website. That’s where I met Holly. I think we’ve decided that it’s been 11 years now. I never thought I would meet my best friend online, but I did. Onto the book…

I loved Judith. I loved how she didn’t care that she was English in the middle of the Scottish Highlands. She did what needed to be done and that was that. Julie Garwood did write amazing historical heroines. They were strong, did what they thought was right, and just generally went along on their merry way. Iain was a great hero as well. They fell in love early in the book and both of them were horrified because of the English/Scottish thing. When you add in the Julie Garwood humor, this is a book you don’t want to miss.

Son of the Morning by Linda Howard: Grace and Niall crossed space and time to be together. ‘Nuff said.

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