Sunday, February 5, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! - What Are You Reading? is hosted weekly on Mondays 
by Sheila from "One Person's Journey"

Post the books you read last week, books currently reading, and books you plan on finishing this week.

What I Read This Week...
"Sugar Daddy"
By: Lisa Kleypas
Liberty Jones has dreams and determination that will take her far away from Welcome, Texas---if she can keep her wild heart from ruling her mind. Hardy Cates sees Liberty as completely off-limits. His own ambitions are bigger than Welcome, and Liberty Jones is a complication he doesn't need. But something magical and potent draws them to each other, in a dangerous attraction that is stronger than both of them. 
When Hardy leaves town to pursue his plans, Liberty finds herself alone with a young sister to raise. Soon Liberty finds herself under the spell of a billionaire tycoon---a Sugar Daddy, one might say. But the relationship goes deeper than people think, and Liberty begins to discover secrets about her own family's past. 
Two men. One woman. A choice that can make her or break her. A woman you'll root for every step of the way. A love story you'll never forget.
"Dreams of a Dark Warrior"
By: Kresley Cole

Murdered before he could wed Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce seeks his beloved through eternity, reborn again and again into new identities, yet with no memory of his past lives.
When Regin encounters Declan Chase, a brutal Celtic soldier, she recognizes her proud warlord reincarnated. But Declan takes her captive, intending retribution against all immortals—unaware that he belongs to their world.
Yet every reincarnation comes with a price, for Aidan is doomed to die when he remembers his past. To save herself from Declan’s torments, will Regin rekindle memories of the passion they once shared—even if it means once again losing the only man she could ever love?

"Smokin' Seventeen"
By: Janet Evanovich

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum.
Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but what is clear is that Stephanie’s name is on the killer’s list.

Short on time to find evidence proving the killer’s identity, Stephanie faces further complications when her family and friends decide that it’s time for her to choose between her longtime off-again-on-again boyfriend, Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and the bad boy in her life, security expert Ranger. Stephanie’s mom is encouraging Stephanie to dump them both and choose a former high school football star who’s just returned to town. Stephanie’s sidekick, Lula, is encouraging Stephanie to have a red-hot boudoir “bake-off.” And Grandma Bella, Morelli’s old-world grandmother, is encouraging Stephanie to move to a new state when she puts “the eye” on Stephanie.

With a cold-blooded killer after her, a handful of hot men, and a capture list that includes a dancing bear and a senior citizen vampire, Stephanie’s life looks like it’s about to go up in smoke.
"Smooth Talking Stranger"
By: Lisa Kleypas
Jack Travis leads the uncomplicated life of a millionaire Texas playboy.  He makes no commitments, he loves many women, he lives for pleasure.  But no one has ever truly touched his heart or soul.  Until one day, a woman appears on his doorstep with fury on her face and a baby in her arms.  It seems Jack is the father and this woman is the baby’s aunt. The real mother has abandoned the child to her more responsible sister.  And now, Jack is being called upon to take responsibility for the first time in his life.  With delicious romantic tension, characters so real they walk onto the page and into your heart, Lisa Kleypas delivers the kind of novel that makes you laugh, love; cry and cheer. 

"Shrouded in Darkness"
By: H.D. Thomson
Jake Preston is on borrowed time. If he doesn’t stumble upon a miracle and soon, he’ll endup dead. And even if he does, he still might end up dead with a clever killer hounding his heels. He believes that the one miracle and antidote to save him is in Margot Davenport’s house, across the country and miles away from Boston. Somewhere locked in her home is the key to reversing an experiment that is killing him.

Margot doesn’t particularly care if she ends up dead. She’s lost everything she’s ever cared for. A divorce and the loss of her job as a corporate lawyer has left her with little faith in herself or in anyone else. Most importantly, she’s lost the one person on this earth she’s looked up to and cherished–her brother, Johnny. His death in a car accident has devastated her, and she can’t find the willpower to pull herself from the chasm she’s fallen into. Her only solace is at the bottom of a wineglass. Having moved back to the small town in northern Arizona where she was raised, she’s made a point of isolating herself both mentally and physically from everyone other than a few chosen friends. Little does she know that her life is going to explode into chaos and the person behind Johnny's death is coming after her.


  1. I swore off Evanovich at book twelve when it seems like we were getting nowhere.... now, after seeing the movie... I am kind of craving her books again :)

  2. Ugh. I made it to 16 and hadn't read anymore...but then AFTER seeing the movie I was craving her again. Ugh. 17 was TERRIBLE. Such a sad sad thing :(

  3. I'm so excited by your review of the Owly book. I adore that series.

    My daughter's homework requires reading out loud to me. Come see what she and I read together. I also got some other great books finished on my own time.

  4. Why are Kresley Cole's book covers so enticing? *blinks* Anyhow great reading week! I kind of fell off the Evanovich book train, but maybe your review of 17 will put me back on it. I'll check back. Happy reading!

  5. Oh, I love Janet Evanovich! Hope you have a great reading week :)

  6. I'm really curious about the Evanovich books. I haven't dipped my toe in them yet, but they sound pretty good! Looks like you have a nice stack of books this week! Happy Reading!

  7. I'm now reading my first Lisa Kleypas book, Rainshadow Road, and I'm loving it. So I'll be wanting Sugar Daddy and Smooth Talking Stranger.

    I'm a fan of Stephanie Plum, but I need to catch up!

    Enjoy your week.

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  8. Shrouded in Darkness sounds pretty intense, my type of book! Haven't read a Lisa Kleypas novel in a while but I do like her writing.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  9. Gotta love Stephanie Plum - Sugar Daddy sounds like a fun romance

    Wishing you a great reading week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  10. You've got a bit of a Kleypas thing going on then! I've read a few of them myself and enjoyed them (though if you're going down the romance route my favourite has to be Judith McNaught). Enjoy your reading :-)

  11. Sounds like some pretty interesting reads ... enjoy!

  12. I still haven't read any of the Stephanie Plum books though I really want to give One For the Money a try.

  13. Shrouded in Darkness sounds very interesting- thanks for posting the excerpt you posted. Is it an e-book or print?

    I still haven't read the 15th Evanovich book - I'm way behind now. I'll have to fix that soon...