What I’ve Been Reading This Week

Posted October 19, 2008 by Tracy in Features | 10 Comments

Hey there, all! Not much going on in the life and times of Tracy this week. That’s a good thing. No drama mamma! Just the way I like it!

So on to what I read:

First up was A Highlander Never Surrenders by Paula Quinn . As much as I’ve liked all of her books I think the last two she’s done have been my fav (the other one being Laird of the Mist). This was great. I really liked Graham and Claire together and loved how the whole story panned out. Good read.

Next up was Loving Lies by Lora Leigh. This one was ok. Slade has loved Jessie forever but he is taken away from her by his secret job. She has suffered for 5 years and now he’s back to claim her. Slade was an ok guy but there were a few things about him that bugged me…as well as a few that bugged me about Jessie. I actually ended up being more interested in one of the secondary characters but apparently his book hasn’t been written yet. I’ll just have to wait and see if it ever is! 🙂

His Son’s Teacher by Kay Stockham was next. The review for this book is below a couple of posts. Sweet book.

Trial by Fire by Jo Davis was a good book. I liked the story and will be very interested to read about the rest of Station Five and their lives. Of course this was the book that had the heroine going down on the hero without washing first (see below post) so I’m hoping that doesn’t happen in subsequent books. lol

Mercury’s War by Lora Leigh. I know there are quite a few out there that don’t like this series for whatever reason…I’m not one of them. I love the Breeds! :0) This book was more similar IMO to the ebooks in the Breed series – before they started in print. I wasn’t thrilled with the series when it went to print just because I thought the writing lost something. I thought it came back slightly in Dawn’s Awakening but with Mercury’s War it came back full force. Those who enjoy the Breed’s will really like MW.

Last on for the week was The Cat by Jean Johnson. I have such mixed feelings about this series but yet, I keep reading them. I think it’s like I just need to know what happens but I’m not a huge fan of the writing. Ms. Johnson writes well she’s just incredibly descriptive and sometimes it just gets to be too much for me. Describing is fine – describing for 2 to 3 pages…not ok for me. But, as I said, I just keep reading them. I guess I figure this was the 5th brother and there’s only 3 more to go and then I can stop the insanity! lol Despite these mixed feelings though it was a good book – I’d still give it 3.5 stars.

Happy Reading!

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10 responses to “What I’ve Been Reading This Week

  1. OMG Howard from Trial by Fire is my wet dream come to life. TMI?
    I tried to read The Storm by Johnson and wanted to throw the book against the wall. A major pass for me.

  2. Thanks Christine – yes we LOVE drama free lives!

    KB – Yes Howard is a hottie! So did you just read The Storm as a stand alone or had you read the others?

  3. I had to read The Storm for a review and by the end of the first chapter I was bored. Even if I had read the first few books, I would still take a pass on this series.
    Ah Howard and his ways in the bedroom and shower ;D

  4. I love Paula Quinn. I’ve only read about a quarter of Laird of the Mist. Not sure why I never finished it :(. But I do have the second, A highlander never surrenders. I think that will be my mission when I finish this book I’m reading…Finish Laird!

    And I LOVE the Breeds. I’ve liked all of them, though. I’m actually a little opposite you however. I have thought the prints have been better than alot of the ebooks :).

    As for Jean Johnson, I’m there with you. Anna sends me her copies when she’s done. I’ve read the first three so far. And I haven’t been overly impressed with any of them, but I can’t not read them. I agree her writing can be dry sometimes but something drives me to read them :).

  5. KB – yeah, I can’t imagine picking up The Storm and enjoying any part of it if I hadn’t read the first ones.

    Amy – Laird was good and of course you meet Graham who is the hero in AHNS.
    Yes the Breeds are fab. How funny that you liked the prints better. I think for me it was some of the freedom that was lost (in the writing) when it went print. IDK.
    Dry – yes! That’s exactly what it is. Yet I still need to know what happens with the brothers. I’m a littl strange that way! lol Yet I know more than a few people who absolutely LOVE this series. *shrugs*

  6. Wow you seriously put me to shame LOL I did manage to finish a WHOLE book (shocked I know) but I will post a review on it later in the week. Now my goal for this week a whole novel and a short story. Maybe I will reach it LOL

  7. Fun roundup. I’ve never read Paula Quinn. Actually, any of these books. Gosh, you really do read alot! The Cat series sort of has my interest. Is that the one with Slave?

  8. Sarai – I put no one to shame! lol We all go at our own pace that’s all! 🙂

    CJ – No, no slave involved in that series. The Cat is part of Jean Johnson’s Sons of Destiny series.

  9. I’m like you, I love the Breeds series. But I have fallen waaaay behind, I’m only at Harmony’s way.

    I have seen a lot of good things about Trail By Fire. Still want to read it.

    I’m with you on the Jean Johnson thing as well. I find the books utterly silly but I still read them. I think that’s why I enjoy them. I find she has difficulty with tone. One minute it’s stupid and silly and then it’s all serious. She doesn’t transition well for me.

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