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