Sunday, April 8, 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...
"Crazy On You"
By: Rachel Gibson
Return to Lovett, Texas, the setting of Daisy's Back in Town, in this smart and sexy new story from Rachel Gibson, the New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Me and the Seattle Chinooks books. 

Lily Darlington's been called crazy in her day-and, yeah, driving her car into her ex-husband's living room probably wasn't the smartest move ever made-but the louse deserved it. Now Lily is happily single, and she's turned it all around. She knows she's a good mom, a homeowner, and a businesswoman, all wrapped up in one good-looking package. 

A package that police officer Tucker Matthews is dying to unwrap. This ex-military man sure doesn't need another woman in his life. His last girlfriend left him with nothing but memories and a cat named Pinky! But living next door to Lily has been driving him nuts. He dreams about her long blonde hair and even longer legs. And maybe it's time to go a little crazy . . . and fall in love

"Fifty Shades of Grey"
By: E.L. James

When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time. Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

"The Duke's Perfect Wife"
By: Jennifer Ashley
Lady Eleanor Ramsay is the only one who knows the truth about Hart Mackenzie. Once his fiancee, she is the sole woman to whom he could ever pour out his heart. 

Hart has it all--a dukedom, wealth, power, influence, whatever he desires. Every woman wants him--his seductive skills are legendary. But Hart has sacrificed much to keep his brothers safe, first from their brutal father, and then from the world. He's also suffered loss--his wife, his infant son, and the woman he loved with all his heart though he realized it too late. 

Now, Eleanor has reappeared on Hart's doorstep, with scandalous nude photographs of Hart taken long ago. Intrigued by the challenge in her blue eyes--and aroused by her charming, no-nonsense determination--Hart wonders if his young love has come to ruin him . . . or save him.

"Fifty Shades Darker"
By: E L James
Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life. Erotic, sparkling and suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy.

"Fifty Shades Freed"
By: E L James
When unworldly student Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged young entrepreneur Christian Grey, it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and ultimately repelled by Christian’s singular sexual tastes, Ana demanded a deeper commitment; determined to keep her, Christian agreed. Now, together, they have more—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of infinite possibilities. But Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy and being together poses challenges neither of them ever anticipated. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity, identity, or independence; Christian must somehow overcome his compulsion to control and lay to rest the horrors that blighted his past and haunt his present. Just when it seems that together their love can conquer any obstacle, tragedy, malice and fate combine to make Ana’s worst nightmares come true.

What I'm Reading Now...

"Paris in Love"
By: Eloisa James
In 2009, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: she sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. Paris in Love: A Memoir chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
With no classes to teach, no committee meetings to attend, no lawn to mow or cars to park, Eloisa revels in the ordinary pleasures of life—discovering corner museums that tourists overlook, chronicling Frenchwomen’s sartorial triumphs, walking from one end of Paris to another. She copes with her Italian husband’s notions of quality time; her two hilarious children, ages eleven and fifteen, as they navigate schools—not to mention puberty—in a foreign language; and her mother-in-law Marina’s raised eyebrow in the kitchen (even as Marina overfeeds Milo, the family dog). 


  1. I love the mask on 50 Shades Darker! That looks like a fun and dark series that I would love to get into :) Happy Monday!

  2. You had quite a productive reading week. I have heard very mixed things about the Fifty Shades books. I'll be eager to hear what you thought of them. Have a great week! Happy reading!

  3. You did have a good week! Now I'm interested in your thoughts on Fifty Shades. Also on Paris in Love which I've seen around lately. :-) Enjoy your reading.

  4. The Fifty Shades books look good - yet another thing to add to my list! You can check out my Monday here

  5. I am intrigued by the E. L. James books. Have been seeing them advertised all over the place. love the covers too. Will definitely be reading them at some point.

  6. Paris In Love sounds like a fun book to read. I think I might have read some of Eloisa Jame's fiction in the past...

    Have a good week
    My Monday post is up at

  7. Glad you liked The Fifty Shades books...I have heard the hype but don't usually read books like that so I'm a little wary. I'll go read your review and see if you can convince me :-P

    New follower :-)

    My Monday Wrap Up:

  8. I'm curious about the "Fifty Shades" series...and also about Paris in Love. Enjoy!


  9. I had started the Fifty series when it was just a fan fic. it got a little too steamy for me so I stopped. but my friends have all blown through it and told me it actually has a really good story to it. so I need to find time between reviews and pick it back up.
    thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

  10. What websites did you read it as fanfiction? I'd never even heard of it.

  11. I read the first part of the Fifty Shades (probably the equivalent to Fifty Shades of Grey) when it was Fanfic. But I just can't read that much sex.

    I love the cover for Crazy on You.

    Thanks for stopping by Girl Who Reads

  12. Those Fifty Shades books are everywhere at the moment! Hope you enjoy them :-)

  13. I've got Paris in Love in my pile for this week too! I loved Eloisa's Facebook posts when she was in Paris, so I'm anxious to read her book about her time there! Happy Reading!

  14. That's a lot of grey! Hope it made for a good week of reading.

  15. Oooooo, I can't wait to get my hands on 50 Shades of Grey!!!! Hope you enjoy!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature

  16. Great books this week. I really need to get my hands on Fifty Shades of Grey - everyone I know is raving about it! I've also had my eye on Paris in Love - are you enjoying it so far?

    Hope you have a good week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  17. I've been hearing a lot about Fifty Shades of Grey lately, I need to check it out!!!

  18. Everyone seems to be reading the 50 Shades series, I may have to look into it. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy reading :)

  19. looks like you really enjoyed the Fifty Shades series. :) I now want to look into it.

  20. My assistant was just telling me about the 50 Shades books as she had just read an article about them. I didn't realize there were many of them

  21. Paris in Love sounds good. I find it so fascinating when people pause their lives like that!

  22. Paris In Love sounds like a fun memoir, and I know The Shades of Grey series is incredibly popular right now!

    Wishing you a great reading week,

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  23. Count me in as one who has seen 50 Shades all over the place. I am still on the fence, as the genre is not one I normally read. Have a great reading week.

  24. LOL I must have been under a rock. I'd never even heard of the Fifty Shades books until seeing them on your blog. I loved another Paris memoir called Bonjour 40 so I can't wait to see what you think of Paris in Love.
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)

    PS yes Bella does swim, she never used to but she's become braver and braver since taking her camping

  25. I'm going to assume you enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey since you read all of them. I just bought the first one today because I can't take it anymore. I HAVE to know what the big deal is.

  26. I've been hearing so much about the Fifty Shades books. It was even featured on my local news. I put myself on the waiting list at my library.

  27. I've heard a TON about the "Fifty Shades" books from my best friend. I'm debating about buying it. I"m waiting for people to review it though to finally make up my mind....or rather just a push in that direction.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Following now!

  28. Paris in Love sounds delightful!!

    Thanks for dropping by and visiting me.

  29. I've heard that E L James is a good writer. Seriously considering picking up a few of James' books.