Friday, March 04, 2011

Friday Book Club

It's time to talk books! 

I want to mention Julie James' A Lot Like Love, which has just been released. I was lucky enough to read it early, and absolutely loved it! Julie writes the most wonderful characters. If you like contemporary romance, definitely check this one out.

Here's the blurb. You can read an excerpt on Julie's website.
The FBI wants her cooperation.

As the daughter of a billionaire and the owner of the city’s top wine store, Jordan Rhodes is invited to the most exclusive parties in Chicago. But there’s only one party the FBI wants to crash: the charity fundraiser of a famous restaurateur, who also happens to launder money for the mob. In exchange for her brother’s release from prison, Jordan is going to be there—with a date supplied by the Bureau.

Agent McCall just wants her.

As the top undercover agent in Chicago, Nick McCall has one rule: never get personal. This “date” with Jordan Rhodes is merely an assignment—one they’re both determined to pull off even if they can’t be together for five minutes before the sarcasm and sparks begin to fly. But when Nick’s investigation is compromised, he and Jordan have no choice but to pretend they’re a couple, and what starts out as a simple assignment begins to feel a lot like something more. .
Okay, your turn! What are you reading and loving this week?

39 comments :

Tyraa said...

Reading the next book in the In death series, Treachery in Death by J.d Robb! GAH, I love Eve && Roarke.

Jennifer K. said...

Reading the latest by Maya Banks. I'm really enjoying it.

Waiting impatiently for KoS!

Nancy said...

I just got a BN shipment today and can't wait to read them.
Rob Thurman's Blackout
Patricia Brigg's River Marked
Seanan McGuire's Late Eclipses
Eileen Rendahl's Dead on Delivery

Diane said...

Melissa Mayhue's Healing the Highlander.

TracyW said...

Just finished This Side of The Grave by Jeaniene Frost. It was great! This weekend I will be reading River Marked by Patricia Briggs.

Christine S said...

Just finished Deborah Cooke's Dragonfire series. Now I'm trying to decide between This Side of the Grave by jeaniene Frost, Pale Demon by Kim Harrison, and River Marked by Patricia Briggs. Or Blackout by Rob Thurman. I love having such decisions to make.

Jess said...

Waiting to be read currently on my kindle is:
This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
River Marked by Patricia Briggs
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss.

But what am I actually reading? Textbooks and scholarly articles for class. :(

Palankir said...

Just finished River Marked by P Briggs. LOVED it! So much so, I lost track of time...I snuggled up on the couch reading it while my oldest watched SpongeBob and next thing I knew he'd fallen asleep and it was 2am. Bad mommy! Next is Anne Bishop's Twilight's Dawn.

Mel said...

Hi, I'm a new followed and am currently reading one of your books - "Archagengels Consort" - Loving it, can't put it down!

I recently read the entire J.D.Robb "In Death" series and loved those as well. My sister have been comparing Raphael to Roarke - some similarities there - Yum!

Rani999 said...

I just finished a several books: River Marked by Patricia Briggs and This Side of the Grave were both good, but I think I liked River Marked a little better. However, the book that really blew me away was Pale Demon by Kim Harrison - it's the best Hollows book thus far.

I also read a couple of historicals - To Desire a Wicked Duke by Nicole Jordan and What I Did for a Duke by Julie Ann Long. Both were good, but I don't think either of them will go on the reread shelf (unlike the Psy-Changeling books ; )

Can't wait for May till I can get my greedy hands on KOS and Magic Slays!!!

Louise said...

I love Julia James' books - she's an amazing writer.
Thanks for recommending!!

Anna said...

Julie James' A Lot Like Love is on my TBR pile. May have to bump it to the top after your thumbs up.

Just finished Hidden Away by Maya Banks, which was good. Currently reading Heir to the Shadows (Black Jewels trilogy) by Anne Bishop.

After that it'll be Julie James, Jennifer Ashley's Primal Bonds, or a non-romance book, depends on my mood.

Ingrid J said...

ok so in three days I have managed to read Treachery In death - J.D. Robb, Hidden Away - Maya Banks, A Lot Like Love - Julie James and the Primal Anthology (mainly for Lora Leighs`Breed Series)....hmmm prob missing one or two :)

Cony said...

Just finished Raziel by Kristina Douglas. An other kind of Angel... I was not sure if I like it or not, till I was half way through the book. The heroinie was not as tough as I like them at first but she developed.
Now starting to re-read Black Dagger.
"looking desperatly on the calendar"....Nearly 13 Weeks left till KoS....Can´t wait till then...
How about an early release before the Easter holidays?
Cony

liz said...

Just started Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs, next onthe list is the extended edition of Dark Prince by Christine Feehan :)

Anneela said...

Archangel's Consort, finally! (Whispers: I was too cheap to buy it on Amazon so waited for my local bookstore to stock it :) )

Erin E. said...

Just finished Treachery In Death by JD Robb, loved it! Definitely one of my top 5 in that series. Now onto Roadkill by Rob Thurman and Chains of Ice by Christina Dodd. Will also be reading River Marked by Patricia Briggs and Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire!

Eva said...

I read "White as Milk, Red as Blood" by Alessandro D`Avenia and recommend it highly. Sadly it`s not available in English at present, but in other languages as German, Spanish ... (cp. http://www.profduepuntozero.it/bianca-come-il-latte/ ).

A short review:
"White as milk, red as blood" tells Leo`s story. Leo is 16, loves foodball and prefer to roar with his moped through the streets of Rome. However, Leo has an enemy: the colar white. White is the silence, the longing and loneliness. Red, however, is the color of love, passion and the blood. Red, as Beatrice`s hair. Leo loves Beatrice and adore her from afar. A substitute teacher in literature - everybody call him the dreamer - give him the impulse to get in contact with Beatrice to try to confess his love. ...But Beatrice is sick. Seriously ill.

This book about the first love is beautiful. You can laugh, dream and yes, ... you can also cry while reading. In short, this book is a very special treasure for any bookshelf.

Cherry said...

Read A Lot Like Love on Tuesday, and now can't decide who is more my type; Jack or Nick.

Reading River Marked.

Bridget Locke said...

Heh...what's reading? lol


We're almost done w/ the move. Flying off to Michigan tomorrow. It's been a nightmare...so glad it's almost over.

I have 5 books to read on the plane tomorrow. I'm hoping I can concentrate enough to read them.

Saskia said...

I read Dragon Actually by G. A. Aiken because someone wrote in this blog about it. I liked the book.
And I finally finished Shadowplay by Tad Williams.

lacrima said...

I blew through Carolyn Jewel's My Immortal series, and now I'm devouring The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I haven't read any epic fantasy in a while because none lived up to expectations, but this book definitely does!

Lora said...

Last night I finished the Moonlight Warrior by Janet Chapman. I've now read all of her Highlander books as well as the first two of her Midnight Bay trilogy. I really like her books, because she has a lot of humor in them. I noticed that some of you are reading the JD Robb stories. I've read all of them up until Indulgence in Death, and I had a hard time reading it...in fact, I don't think I finished it (which is very unusual for me). Now, I'm not really excited to read Treachery, because I wasn't thrilled with Indulgence. :P

NinaNor said...

I went on an Elizabeth Hoyt (historical romance) marathon this week...her heroes are all very interesting (damaged) individuals. Started with to "Beguile a Beast" and then went back and read the first two books and the fourth in the quartet....then went on to her new series with "Wicked Intentions" and "Notorious Pleasures". All good stuff. I was turned onto her books by the listing I found referenced on Loretta Chase's website: All About Romance's Top 100 Romances Reader Poll. I recommend checking it out if you are also looking for some new (or old) romance listings (www.likesbooks.com/top1002010results.htm). What was really interesting, I thought, was if you scrolled down to the bottom.... there was a short section describing those books new to the list as well as those tried-and-true oldies that failed to make the cut in 2010.....Of the latter "Frederica" and "Venetia" by Georgette Heyer were two. Casualties I guess of the 'out-of-print' fading gradually from public reading consciousness - which is too bad as they are fabulous, fabulous books.

Ang from Oz said...

I too have in my reading pile
This Side of the Grave &
River Marked. Seems like everybody is reading these two books. I am also reading the Pyr series by Deborah Cooke. This weekend however I plan to finished "Stone of Tears" by Terry Goodkind. A massive book that's over 1000 pages. I am hooked on this series after watching marathon episodes of the TV series "Legend of the Seeker" has anyone else watched these?

Diane said...

Melissa Mayhue's Healing the Highlander!

Eva said...

@Ang from Oz: I`ve not seen the TV series, but I loved the books.

Anonymous said...

went iceskating to celebrate my 30th b-day because it was something I'd never done before. Broke my wrist and landed in hospital with pins, also something I've never done before. All I can do ATM is read:

Julie Garwood: The prize
Robin D. Owens: Heart's series

Lara said...

I'm reading Falling Under by Gwen Hayes ... nice ideas till now, but I'm not convinced with the caracters ...
Next will be River Marked by Patricia Briggs :)

Cathor said...

Recently finished Bonded by Blood by Laurie London and Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall; both were good; they are both the 1st book of new series

Currently started Hunger Games (because my students insist I will love it) and then reading the new Julie James

urbanreading said...

Just finished Carolyn Cranes Mind Games and Double Cross, which are awesome. The Highcap-thing reminds me alot of the Psy.
Have no idea what to read now. Maybe Tallys and Clays book again. Or Nates and Tammys?

Tania said...

waiting for river marked to arrive in the post but meanwhile have been lucky enough to receive the following in the post

green-eyed demon by Jaye Wells
Death's Sweet Embrace by Tracey O'Hara and This side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost. Cant really decide which to read first ?

Sofia said...

Hi Nalini
Just finished Patricia Briggs River Marked(Love Mercy and Adam, where can I find an Alpha man with sexy dimples like him?)and have just downloaded onto Kindle the Julie James book recommendation you had on your blog (Abso loved her last 3 books.)I'm waiting for Garrets Book in the next KGI series by Maya Banks and then after that hopefully Lover Unleashed by JR Ward, and finally finally Kiss of Snow...

Tiffany M. said...

I just finished A Lot Like Love yesterday. Amazing! Now I'm off to read a YA book called Please Ignore Vera Dietz.

NAT said...

Just about to finish Lora Leigh's Live Wire and next on my booklist are Kresley Cole's Dreams of a Dark Warrior, Gena Showalter's Dark Secret and J.R Ward's Lover Unleashed both coming out end of this month. Till they come out any recommendations welcomed :)

orannia said...

I'm currently reading (still) Traitor's Knot (Janny Wurts). Over half way through though!

Also, a lovely person sent me The Admiral's Penniless Bride (Carla Kelly). I love how both the hero and heroine are older than what is normally seen in historical romances. It's a lovely book so far.

Anneela said...

I read A Compromised Lady (Elizabeh Rolls) and The Admiral's Penniless Bride (Caroline Linden).

The first was an okay read.

The second was a very sweet novel and I'd recommend it to anyone.

Maryadine Washington said...

I picked up this book and I am glad I did.... Great book!

I ended up buying the other book in the series as well. Thanksbfor the great recommendations.

Melissa S. said...

I love that you do this. I need all these book gem ideas to keep me occupied until Kiss of Snow and Dmitri's story comes out!