Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I have to admit that when reading the first 2 in this series I really didn't pay that much attention to Poppy and I now regret that. What a wonderful heroine she turned out to be! I loved her story. She just turned out to be one of those characters you can't help but love. Even when she was wrong or wronged she still maintained a calm around her.

The hero was good and I love that Kleypas always makes them both say their sorry for acting a certain way! Especially in this situation where both were at fault. The background story and the twist involving Marks was wonderful.

If I had to give one complaint about this story it would be all the back story that she kept giving us. I understand that some people will just pick up this book and not have read the story but seriously I don't think its needed we would have been fine without it even if we hadn't read the entire series.

I did love that the original wallflowers were not mentioned this time it was solely based on the Hathaways
Can't wait for Leo's story!

Has anyone else read this story? What did you think?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I recently have picked up 2 serious books to read in between reading the "fun" books like Tempt me at Twlight.

The first book is When God writes your love story by Eric and Leslie Ludy and the other is called Cray Love overwhelmed by a relentless God by Francis Chan.

Both are pretty good and kind of similar in their thought processes and ideas. I will let you know how it goes when I get further into them.

Friday, January 15, 2010

YEAH!!!

Check out the new blog!!! A very special blogger friend of mine Lea over at Closet Writer (http://lea-closetwriter.blogspot.com/) has redone the blog! Doesn't it ROCK!!!

YEAH so stinkin excited!


Thank you so much Lea!

OMG

I finished Playing with Fire by Katie MacAlister!
Of course it happened to be a book I didn't like so that doesn't bode well for the start of the reading year. Let me see I did enjoy seeing the old cast from previous books but for some reason this new spin off series just struck me wrong. I hated that the main character had no backbone until the end when she knew she shouldn't do but OMG what else can I do. Let's not listen to anyone nor let them try to help me b/c I am right. Which you may or maynot be aware of this but I hate those types of females.

Then when you add to it that she can't keep herself from screwing him every time she sees him b/c of that attraction even though she is "so worried" about her twin being kidnapped and the trail running short but wait we have pleanty of time to screw before looking for it.
IDK this book just did absolutely nothing for me. I pushed through it b/c I thought that maybe just maybe it would get better or back to the writing style that I love from this author but instead it just got worse and then ended in a cliff hanger which I assume is so you will buy the next in the series. Which I did before even reading this. I now regret that purchase. So I'm thinking of a contest not sure what kind but I'm thinking of one to get rid of this series and to see if others agree or disagree with me.

Final Grade: C

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

So I started Playing with fire last week and I kind of like it. I will say I should have finished the Aisling Grey series that I love so much b/c it pretty much gave a way the last book of the series I bet. Anyway that's a complete side note and yes I will go back and read the last one still.

I thought I would be really excited about this series spin off b/c I love the silver Dragons. But I'm not digging it so much May doesn't seem to have any fight in her. She just accepts what everyone says and moves on. Yes she tries to handle it in her own way but really she pretty much seems to be rolling over and taking whatever is given her. Right now Gabriel has told her he's her mate and vise versa its like she doesn't care or that she will do whatever to make the conflict go away. It even felt like that when she took his fire and he claimed her as a mate. Needless to say I'm a little conflicted on this spin off. I want to like it b/c I loved the Aisling Grey series so much but I'm not digging this one which sucks because I have the first 2 in the series.

What did you guys think of it? Which did you prefer the Grey series or this one?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Okay so I consider myself OBSESSED with Romance so that's 20 books I have to read by the end of the year.

1. Playing with Fire by Katie MacAlister
2. The Lion's Daughter by Loretta Chase
3. The Winter's Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
4. The Othe Boylen Girl by Philippa Gregory
5. Secret Desires of a Gentleman by Laura Lee Guhrke
6. bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran
7. Smooth talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas
8. Everthing and the Moon by Julia Quinn
9. The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie by Jennifer Ashley
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11. Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas
12. Lady Sophia's Lover by Lisa Kleypas
13. Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas
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New Challenge


Guess what... yep I signed up for one more challenge can you freakin believe it? Its called


The Romance Challenge and since it can cross over to any of the challenges I think I will pass this one LOL. K so I have to pick 20 books that are romance to qualify here are the rules:

This is the second year we have run the Romance Reading Challenge. Although this year it will be a little different with more options for those die hard lovers of Romance novels. This challenge includes all sub genres of Romance i.e. paranormal, young adult, historical etc. So this should give you plenty of options.

Challenge Guidelines:
1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.--Non-Bloggers: Include your information in the comment section.
2. There are four levels:-- Curious – Read 3 Romance Fiction novels.-- Fascinated – Read 6 Romance Fiction novels.-- Addicted – Read 12 Romance Fiction novels.-- Obsessed – Read 20 Romance Fiction novels.
3. Any book format counts.
4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010.
6. When you sign up under Mr. Linky, put the direct link to the post about the Romance Reading Challenge. Include the URL so that other participants can find join in and read your reviews and post.

Website here: http://theroyalreviews.blogspot.com/2009/11/romance-reading-challenge.html

Friday, January 1, 2010

1. Playing with Fire by Katie MacALister
2. Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas
3. The Lion's Daughter by Loretta Chase
4. The Winter's Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
5. The Other Boylen Girl by Phillippa Gregory
6. Secret Desires of a Gentleman by Laura Lee Guhrke
7. Bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran
8. Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas
9. Everything and the Moon by Julia Quinn
10. The Madness of Ian MacKenzie by Jennifer Ashley
11. Worth any Price by Lisa Kleypas
12. Lady Sophia's Lover by Lisa Kleypas
13. Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
14. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
15. Angel's Blood by Nalini Singh
16. Iron Kiss by Patricia Briggs
17. For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The top 6 are also DIK selections WHOOT!
1. Bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran
2. Everthing and the Moon by Julia Quinn
3. The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie by Jennifer Ashley
4. Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas
5. Lady Sophia's Lover by Lisa Kleypas
6. Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas
Yeah now I need 6 more...
7. The Lion's Daughter by Loretta Chase
8. The Winter's Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
9. The Othe Boylen Girl by Philippa Gregory
10. Secret Desires of a Gentleman by Laura Lee Guhrke
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All titles and selections are subject to change at my will.

Okay for the DIK challenge I picked the following:
1. Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
2. bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran
3. Smooth talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas
4. Everthing and the Moon by Julia Quinn
5. The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie by Jennifer Ashley
6. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
7. Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas
8. Angel's Blood by nalini Singh
9. Iron Kiss by Patricia Briggs
10. Lady Sophia's Lover by Lisa Kleypas
11. For A Few Demons More by Kim Harrison
12. Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas

I am seeing a pattern here with Lisa's books but I am hoping they all work out.
Also my extra is: Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night by Kresley Cole

Alright those be the picks~! Wish me luck!

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