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What I Read Last Week

Posted January 18, 2011 by Tracy in Features | 6 Comments


It’s late in the day – I apologize.  I had the day off today and I have to tell ya, when I’m not at work it’s hard to get myself on the computer!  It’s so nice to not have to look at it for a while. lol

Good week…well, most of it.  I was sick for a few days and was pretty much out of it.  I’m much better now, thank you very much.  Actually got out of the house today which was nice – especially since it was such a beautiful day.  I think it was 88 today and actually HOT. lol

So because I was home for a few days I got some good reading done.  It’s amazing how I can concentrate with no noise in the house. lol

I started off with The Countess by Lynsay Sands.  I really like her historicals and this one was no different.  It was a bit of a whodunit as well as a romance and I liked it.  You can read my review here if you’re interested. 4 out of 5

Next up was Taken to the Limit by Nico Rosso.  This was the story of a doctor who has 2 “aliens” pop into her ER one day and her life changes forever.  She inadvertently becomes part of the Limit War that has been raging in the universe unbeknownst to Korina.  But Morrow, one of the alien men realizes that Korina is his soul mate and together they fight the enemy.  I really liked the story but the writing seemed a bit odd to me.  The sentences were a tad too choppy for me and I felt more that I was being told the story than shown – at least in the first part of the book.  I definitely got more into the story as it went and will definitely read more from this author. 3.5 out of 5

Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh was my next read.  I got an ARC to read and review for The Book Binge and boy was it a good book!  I loved it from start to finish!  I truly love Nalini Singh’s writing and this book was no different.  I will definitely know when my review posts.  5 out of 5

Marry Me by Jo Goodman was a book that I had seen around the blogosphere and had heard good things about.  All those people were right imho.  The book is part romance, part story about the town.  Rhyne (pronounced Ryan) has been raised as a boy and the town is shocked when they find out she’s really a girl.  Rhyne and the new town doctor, Cole, fall in love but there are so many other things going on in the book I can’t even begin to tell you.  I was convinced to read the book after reading a review but I honestly can’t remember whose it was!  My memory is getting worse by the day.  Anyway, lots of great reviews for this book out there. 4.25 out of 5

Next was Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr.  This is book 11 in the Virgin River series – I actually have read books 1-9 but never read book 10.  I received this one for review and it was a good one.  The story of Clay Tahoma who has moved to the are to help his vet friend out.  He meets Lilly and they hit it off but due to a incident in Lilly’s life when she was 13 – she has stayed away from men since then.  She’s not sure that Clay is safe but she’s drawn to him anyway.  I’ll post my review of this soon. 4 out of 5

My Tracy’s TBR Challenge read for the week was The Larton Chronicles by James Anson.  This was the story of an ex-policeman turned author, Robert, who is looking for peace and quiet away from the city.  He moves to Larton and there his life is anything but dull.  He meets and becomes involved with Michael and between the two of them they have an exciting life.  I really liked the story which is told in such a way that I found myself completely into it.  I laughed out loud a few times and Michael and Robert just cracked me up.  I did find myself getting frustrated with Robert (I think it’s Michael that most people become frustrated with) because of his grumpiness and general pessimism, but overall just a good book. 4 out of 5

Last on the list for the week was Wedding of the Season Laura Lee Guhrke and I loved it!  I’ve not read this author before and she really sucked me in from page 1. The story of Beatrix and Will who were supposed to wed but before they do Will goes off to Egypt to look for King Tut’s tomb.  He is gone 6 years and when he returns Trix is engaged to someone else.  He says he’s not there to stop the wedding but he still loves her and it hurts him to see her with someone he feels is not good for her – and who doesn’t know her.  Will sets out to woo Trix once again and does a smashing job of it as far as I’m concerned.  Just a great book.  I will definitely read the next book in this series when it comes out and I think I have more from this author on my TBR shelves – I’ll need to check that out. lol  4.5 out of 5

My Book Binge reviews that posted this past week:
None because I was all caught up – yay!

Happy Reading!

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