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Lady Sophia's Rescue (Traditional Regency Romance Novella)
Cheryl Bolen
The Temptation of Your Touch
Teresa Medeiros
Maid Marian
Thomas Love Peacock
The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde
Wuthering Heights: Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Criticism (Critical Editions)
Emily Brontë, William M. Sale

Goodnight Tweetheart

Goodnight Tweetheart - Teresa Medeiros Really fast read - sweet story - I really liked it - it was like "You've Got Mail"

Extraction (Kindle Single)

Extraction - Douglas Preston,  Lincoln Child This short story is awesome! I was TERRIFIED! And it was only 35 pages long. These authors have a way of setting a scene so you feel that you are there. Plus I loved seeing Pendergast again. I recommend it highly.

Lord of Darkness

Lord of Darkness  - Elizabeth Hoyt I've always liked Godric - I am glad he got his own book finally. He is such a sweet hero. And I'm glad Megs was patient and had a great sense of humor. A great read - highly recommended - as are all of Elizabeth Hoyt's novels. I buy everything she writes!

The Gamble

The Gamble - Kristen Ashley I really REALLY liked this book and HIGHLY recommend it. The heroine was funny and smart - although she had her problems that she needed to work on. The hero was awesome. The plot was very interesting and kept my attention. I didn't want to put it down and read it well into the middle of the night. Give this book a chance. It's a great escape.

The Story of My Life (Penguin Classics)

The Story of My Life - Giacomo Casanova, Gilberto Pizzamiglio, Stephen Sartarelli Let me say that if I could have dinner with ten people - regardless of the time period - I would DEFINITELY want Giacomo Casanova there! He had adventure after adventure. I loved the story! It was a really wild ride. And the thing I liked most about it was it was so fresh and exciting - not your average book from the 1700s! This guy knew how to get what he wanted out of life. I recommend it highly.

Maid for the Billionaire: Ruth Cardello (Legacy Collection)

Maid for the Billionaire  - Ruth Cardello This book was better than I thought it would be but I would classify it as a Beach Read - you don't get emotionally invested and the characters aren't that deep. But I liked the characters and the story went by swiftly. I was inspired to buy other books in the series.

Chocolate Kisses (novella)

Chocolate Kisses - Judith Arnold A really cute, quick read. It was perfect for Valentine's Day. The couple in the story have great chemistry.

Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance - Steven D. Levitt;Stephen J. Dubner These guys make economics FASCINATING! Lots of topics meander into each other. It's addictive reading!

The Highlander's Hope (Contemporary Highland Romance, #1)

The Highlander's Hope (Contemporary Highland Romance, #1) - Cali MacKay This book was okay. It would be a great beach read - something you don't emotionally invest in. A quick read with a fast-moving plot. It kept my interest but things wrapped up too conveniently.

The Duke Is Mine

The Duke Is Mine - Eloisa James A retelling of The Princess and the Pea. Loved it! A really nice story - I loved the heroine's sense of humor/intelligence and the hero had many sides. Both characters were well-rounded. Recommend it highly.

Love Letters of Great Men

Love Letters of Great Men - Man, oh Man! They don't write letters like that any more! It was very touching to read the personal love letters of famous men throughout history. Seeing these intimate sides gave me a more, well-rounded view of their characters. It was weird to see them as just normal people with the same feelings of mortals, I guess. Bonaparte could terrorize Europe but at the same time was begging his wife to show him some affection. He wrote: I do not love thee any more; on the contrary, I detest thee. Thou art horrid, very awkward, very stupid, a very Cinderella. Thou dost not write me at all, thou dost not love thy husband; thou knowest the pleasure that thy letters afford him, and thou dost not write him six lines of even haphazard scribble...In truth, I am anxious, my good amie, at not receiving your news; write me quickly four pages, and say those amiable things which fill my heart with sentiment and pleasure. I hope before long to press you in my arms and shall shower you a million burning kisses as under the Equator. I loved the letter from Nathaniel Hawthorne who wrote to his wife because he was upset by a dream where she left him for another man and wrote: I only know that my heart suddenly broke loose, and I began to expostulate with thee in an infinite agony, in the midst of which I awoke. But the sense of unspeakable injury and outrage hung about me for a long time, and even yet it has not quite departed. I can identify with that.I loved the book and recommend it highly.

Lady Ann's Excellent Adventure (A Regency Short Story)

Lady Ann's Excellent Adventure (A Regency Short Story) - Hern,  Candice Such a sweet story. I wish it were a full-length book! The characters were so nice. It was a great, quick read. I recommend it highly.

From Notting Hill with Love...Actually

From Notting Hill with Love...Actually - Ali McNamara Didn't like this book. I didn't like the main character. She was annoying with her constant movie references. Another annoying thing about this book was someone would make a comment or ask a question and it would prompt her to think about some long, rambling back story, then she would reply to the original comment - by then I had completely forgotten what they were originally talking about. The hero of the story wasn't really fleshed out either. He seemed to arc without explanation. I would skip this.

I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This: And Other Things That Strike Me as Funny

I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This: And Other Things That Strike Me as Funny - Bob Newhart This was funny - loved the back story. I am a fan of his shows. I was hoping for more dirt but it was a nice, quick, funny read.

Hopeless

Hopeless  - Colleen Hoover This book was okay but the hero of the story was a little unbelievable. His emotional intelligence was off the charts and he's supposed to be an eighteen year old boy. Other than that, it was a nice, quick read. There were a couple of twists that surprised me.

Horns: A Novel

Horns: A Novel - Joe Hill Very glad I found this author. Great story with lots of twists. It was great throughout.