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Friday, February 25, 2011

Favorite Books

Someone has suggested that I present a list of certain books that I love and have re-read over and over again.  Please keep in mind, my list is all over the place.  I read across the genre lines, from mainstream to erotica.  Leave a comment and let me know what your favorite books are that you have read over and over again.

Favorite Books:

Shadow Dance-Julie Garwood
Match Me If You Can-Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Do Over-Mari Carr
Drilled-Regina Carlysle
Nothing but Sex-Fran Lee
Blame It On The Mistletoe-Tess McCall
Speed Dating-Nancy Warren
Once Upon a Wedding-Desiree Holt
Sizzle and Burn-Jayne Ann Krentz
On Thin Ice-Cherry Adair
Phantom Waltz-Catherine Anderson
Dark Sky-Carla Neggars
Anything by Leslie Kelly and Julie Leto, seriously
The Sum of All Fears-Tom Clancey
Full Disclosure-Cari Quinn
First Date-Lynne Roberts
Anything by Linda Howard
Tasting Candy-Anne Rainey

Now with this list, I also have favorite authors like Lori Foster, Tori Carrington, Julie Miller, Jayne Rylon, Delilah Devlin, Samantha Gentry/Shawna Delacorte, Elle James, Elle Kennedy, Sandra Brown, Pamela Britton, Kate Hoffman, Carly Phillips, Linda Warren, Marie Ferrarella, Michelle Willingham, Nicole Jordan, Julia London, Abby Gaines and that's to name a few............like I told you, a very diverse list.  Also with the above mentioned list, I have read every one of their books at least a half dozen times but the above list names my all-time favorites by that author.  Well, okay, except for Leslie, Julie and Linda. 

My point of this list to show you the types of books and authors that I read and like.  So when you stop by and look at a review I've posted, it could be about any book that I have read and really loved.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Two Step Temptation

They have a history. A future may be more than she’s willing to give.

Haven Reynolds is stunned when her ex-lover Eric Viera turns up at their mutual friends’ wedding. Her sources told her he was safely a continent away, doing his anthropology thing. Instead she’s scrambling to figure out how to fend off his particularly potent brand of charm.

At least, that’s what she tells herself.

Several months in a Costa Rican jungle hasn’t dulled Eric’s memory of the two weeks he spent with the sexy spitfire. He’d even enjoyed the challenge of breaking through her walls—the warm, passionate woman he’d uncovered had been worth the effort. He’d like nothing better than to pick up where they left off, except those walls are back in place, stronger than ever.

Much to Haven’s dismay, Eric takes her in his arms for a rehearsal-dinner dance. In a split second, it all comes back—the memories, the lust and laughter, the intimacy and control she’s never allowed any other man. Falling for him again is out of the question, but a weekend of hot sex is an indulgence she can’t resist.

Except Eric hasn’t come back to Texas just for the wedding. He’s come for her.

Warning: Contains a sassy heroine, sizzlin’ hero, toe-stomping two-stepping and secret encounters.

My review:

Two Step Temptation is a very cute story.  I love reunion stories and I like to see what happens when they get back together.  Haven and Eric are two of the funniest characters that I have read in awhile.  Their chemistry is off the charts but what sells the story for me is their dialogue.  Haven is sassy but emotional when it comes to Eric.  While Eric is charming, he is confident in his feelings for Haven.

Two Step Temptation never lets up from the first page.  The innermost thoughts from both Haven and Eric are spot on.  While their trysts are hot, they dialogue between them had me coming back for more.  The interaction between the wedding party was entertaining and the dance was enough to make me pick up dancing again.

My only complaint would be that I wished Two Step Temptation could have been longer.  This is my first book from Emma Jay and it will not be my last.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I have decided that I'm going to start reviewing some books on my blog.  Nothing major but books that I have bought, read and enjoyed.  Some will be mainstream and some will not.  Some will be current books and some will be hidden gems.  I read across the board, so you will not be bored with my selections, at least I hope not.  This blog was intended for that purpose but it hasn't worked out that way.  I decided to go full throttle with this and I have already chosen my first book.  I hope that you will be patient with me in this endeavor.  I am not a professional but I will present the review in a professional way.

I welcome comments, suggestions, and your thoughts. The first post will be in a couple of days so watch for it. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I'm sitting here thinking what to write about today and absolutely nothing is coming to mind.  I know, bad thing for a blogger.  So if anyone is reading this, let me know what you would like me to talk about.  It can be just about anything, keep it clean though.  My mother reads this.  I'm a very opinionated person so this should be interesting for me to see what you would like me to blog about.  I'll check back later and see what you have to say............

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ice Day

I know that some people are blogging about the snow that they have gotten and the misery that comes with it but we had ice today.  Schools closed, bone chilling wind and let's not mention the cold, ice!  When I left the house this morning for work, it was raining.  By the time I got to work, it was icing and cold.  Half way to work, hubby calls and tells me that school is now officially closed.  I'm thinking to myself, breath-just breath.  I tell the people at work that with schools closed now I'll have to leave at noon to relieve hubby.  It takes one hour for me to drive a normal 25 minute commute home.  Son is keyed up when I pick him up and ready to play.  All I want to do is nap, which I didn't get to do today.

I'm actually looking forward to tomorrow and hopefully I can get to work and school will be open.  You ask why............because its my birthday.  And I don't think I can be cooped up all day long again........but then maybe I could get my nap in.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl Ramblings

I'll start off by saying that our household is cheering for the Packers.  Not Steeler fan in the bunch.  And we also can not stand Joe Buck!  Yuck! 

I actually liked the halftime show.  I know that some people are already saying its the worst halftime show ever.  Yes, the Black Eyed Peas were a little weak in spots but when Slash showed up, I fell in love all over again.  I was never a big fan of Guns n Roses but I really liked Duff and Slash.  Something about them that I still can't get enough of.  Another person that I can't get enough of is Eminem.    His commercials during I know, I shouldn't like him and I didn't until I saw the movie 8 Mile that I have a much better respect for him as a performer than I ever did.  Now, if he would just clean up his personal life.

The movie trailers have been awesome to watch.  Can't wait for Cowboys & Aliens, Transformers, Pirates..........but then again, you have Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Shia Laboeuf, Josh Duhamel, Johnny Depp.............you just can't go wrong this summer.  Plus, you can't forget Cars2, either.  At our house, seeing movies will be our past time.

As a final thought about the Super Bowl, the commercials, half time show, etc., isn't it really about getting together with family and friends, or sending your husband to watch it somewhere else.  It really is about the food and sitting around making fun of the commercials, the half time show and trying not to drink too much.

Just remember...................pitchers and catchers report in a few weeks.  Baseball and warmer weather are coming.  Promise!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cold Weather

As you know, most the nation is in a deep freeze.  In Texas, we are not different from the people up north, except we Texans are not prepared for this type of cold.  Plus, we get ice, not snow in the winter.  Our son's school has only been closed one day this week and my hubby and I have been able to go to work every day.  They are predicting 1-3 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow.  We shall see about that.  I don't we'll get that much but who knows?  We might wake up and be able to get out of our driveway.

My parents, who live Dallas, couldn't even order a pizza last night.  Pizza Hut told them that the roads were too icy.  My brother and his family live in Saginaw and they haven't left the house since Tuesday and he has two kids at the house and a pregnant wife.  Don't wish that life on me for anything.   For me, I would love a day off from work.  I need to sleep and recover from the last couple of weeks.  Its been crazy at our house with hubby gone for week and then our son had strep and the flu at the same time.  Nice, I know.

Well, enough of my crazy last couple of weeks.

My birthday is exactly one week away and its a big one.  The Colt .44 birthday, as my hubby says.  I asked my son what he and his daddy were getting me for my birthday and he told me, candy, a dress and makeup.  Should be interesting next Thursday.

I'm sorry its been awhile for me to post but I promise I'll get better.