What I’ve Been Reading This Week

Posted February 1, 2009 by Tracy in Features | 12 Comments

Hey kiddles! How’s tricks? Things are good in the Tracy household. Never a dull moment. My oldest sprained her ankle and has been on crutches for the past few days but she’s walking on the foot now so I’m sure she’ll be crutch free by tomorrow. My youngest fell off an apparatus at school and banged her head. She was a trooper though and luckily there was no outer or inner damage. 🙂 Gotta love those kids with hard heads! lol She obviously takes after her mother.

I’m looking forward to this next weekend when Lisabea of Nose In A Book will be visiting our little slice of America. We’ll have a So Cal. Blogger Get-Together on Sunday which will be fun, fun, fun I’m sure. According to weather.com it’s supposed to be 70 and partly cloudy that day. Hopefully we can pull out some great CA weather for her.

Ok, reading…I started off with 2 great books by JL Langley: Without Reservations and With Caution. Both m/m werewolf books and both wonderful. I really liked how JL brought these men together and showed us their lives. I can’t wait for the next story in this series…which according to JL’s WIP page will be Matt’s story. Very cool.

Next up I read Sizzle by Jennifer Crusie. According to Crusie’s site the novella was the first book she wrote and she’s trying to forget it. I don’t know, it had a pretty hot scene with a desk involved. lol Although it had some great dialogue and funny scenes I didn’t love it. The hero didn’t listen and the heroine was trying to get him to do so…but I wasn’t all that interested in the heroine because in her own way, she wasn’t listening to him either.

Smart Girls Think Twice by Cathie Linz was my next read. It was a pretty cute book. There were some things I didn’t care for – like when the hero was trying to push the heroine away because he was scared of his feeling he was downright nasty – being one of them. I just don’t think there’s ever a call to be that nasty, but I can’t love every word of every book, now can I?

Next I read a short called Sandwich Play by Brigit Zahara. Ok, I hate the name of this book! I get that the guys played football in high school and that was one of the names of their plays…but I still hate it! lol It was very short but there was some incredibly hot sex involved. A widowed cop and the two men she had the hots for back in high school run into each other and love play ensues. But when the men aka vampires tell her what they are she accepts it just too easily for me. And then the book is done. Wha…??? I was wondering where the rest of it was! 🙂 I know it was a quickie but a few more pages would have done the story a world of good.

I started reading Border Moonlight by Amanda Scott with great expectations. I’d not read one of her novels but really liked the blurb for this one. Unfortunately it didn’t work for me and was my first DNF for 2009. I read it for The Book Binge and my review will be up sometime so if you’re interested in more details keep your eye out. 🙂

My last book for the week was my first foray into the work of Megan Hart. I’ve seen so many great reviews about her books I was looking forward to reading one of her novels. She did not disappoint. Broken was the book I read and it was amazing. Narrated by Sadie it brought me into her struggles with every day life having a quadriplegic for a husband and also her weakness in meeting the same man the first Friday of every month to hear about his sexual adventures. It was so incredibly well written and even when my heart was hurting for so many different reasons I couldn’t stop myself from reading it. This isn’t a light read by any means and it’s not a romance – just so you know. But it is an incredibly amazing book.
Here are a couple of reviews that go in to more depth about the story if you’re interested: Dear Author, I Just Finished Reading

Happy Reading!

Oh I almost forgot. I added a new feature over to the right…a list of books read in January and their ratings. Enjoy!

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

  1. I have this Megan Hart in my tbr pile. It will be my 3rd book of hers, but I need to be in the right mood to read it. I’m glad you enjoyed it, as I really liked “Dirty” and “Tempted” (though I didn’t like the “heroine” in “Tempted” so much).

  2. Yeah I’m almost glad that I didn’t know what to expect with Broken. It was very good though. I’m looking forwardd to Dirty.

  3. LOVE JL..Woot!

    I am in the middle of reading Broken and…gah! I’m so heartsore at reading it. I have to read it in little bits cause it’s just too overwhelming otherwise. Fantastic. I am a total Megan Hart fangirl.

    PS. I’m posting your book today. Hopefully you’ll get it soon!

  4. Jenre – With Caution was so damned good. I just loved Jake and Remi and of course Remi’s brother Sterling and all the other characters. I love her work! After you read With Caution go to JL’s site and read her 2 shorts in this series….but not til you read WC. 🙂

    Sayuri! Hi! Yes, Broken takes a few sittings…I couldn’t read it all at once either – very emotional.
    Oh I’m glad you got my address…I’ll keep my eyes open and let you know when it arrives. Thanks!

  5. I haven’t read anything by Megan Hart but I’ve heard good things about her. I’m waiting for Stranger to come in the mail and look forward to reading it. Broken sounds like it was a really good book. I like stories that send my emotions through the wringer, so I’ll be looking out for this one.

  6. Every time Sizzle is mentioned, people say it’s the book that JC is trying to forget she wrote… but I don’t get why. As a first book, it was good… Sure, not perfect, but considering the length.

  7. Brie – I’ve heard good things about Stranger…I can’t wait to read all of her books.

    Nath – I know, I didn’t think Sizzle was bad as a first book either. If I remember correctly it’s because she tried to write it to formula and felt she’d failed. IDK – I kinda liked it. 🙂

  8. I read Tempted, and while I enjoyed most of the book, I was really dissatisfied with the ending. It just felt lacking for me.

    Ooh, I love JLL’s With or Without series, and the shorts on her site have been holding me off till we get the next one! I actually won WC over at DIK! 🙂

    I hope the weather out here holds out for your visit with LB. It was so beautiful yesterday (and is today), but I see they’re forecasting rain in the next couple of days.

  9. Yes Renee – the With or Without series is great. I don’t think we’ll get the next one for a while since she hasn’t started on it yet, but I’m still looking forward to it. 🙂
    You should come! Come with us to the So Cal Blogger get together!!!

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