Sunday, July 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...
Try Me (One Night with Sole Regret, #1) 
"Try Me"
By: Olivia Cunning

Melanie has no desire to meet the members of the rock band, Sole Regret, but her groupie of a best friend gets them both backstage and then rushes off with the band’s lead singer. Left alone at an after party with a bunch of scary tattooed and pierced metal-heads, sheltered Melanie is relieved when the only normal-looking guy in the room insists on keeping her company.

By the time Melanie discovers that Gabe is the band’s drummer and not as normal as she assumed, she has already made a complete fool of herself. She can’t help but be interested in him, not as a rock star, but as the sexiest man she’s ever encountered. Strangely attracted to his hidden tattoos and body piercing, she wonders what it would be like to spend a night with a bad boy.

Gabe is more than willing to show sweet Melanie there’s more to him than meets the eye. All she has to do is try him. 

"Everything Forbidden" 
By: Jess Michaels

For summers Miranda Albright has watched—aghast, yet shamefully titillated—as her wicked neighbor Ethan Hamon, the notorious Earl of Rothschild, "entertained" a succession of lovers on the grounds of his estate. Now that her father has passed on, leaving behind a mountain of debt, Miranda must do the unthinkable. For Ethan has promised to sponsor her younger sisters, financially and socially, at a scandalously dear price: Miranda must offer herself to him completely for three full months, with no remorse and no restraints.

Ninety days and nights of unbridled sensuality await her in the arms of a rogue who views her submission as no more than a grand erotic game. But neither Miranda nor Ethan realize that fire blazes behind her innocent blush. And once her passion is unleashed by his lips and his touch, it is the student who will school the teacher in the ways of forbidden pleasure ... and love

The Darkest Day (Immortal Heat, #1)
"The Darkest Day"
By: Britt Bury
Izel Campbell was raised to believe she is an immortal Fionn with the magical skills of persuasion. But when she travels to Scotland to visit her ancestral home, Izel discovers that she is actually the world's last living human. Forced to run for her life, Izel crosses paths with Kelvin Kerr, the Campbells' greatest foe-and the most magnificent warrior she has ever seen. 
A thousand-year-old battle chief of the Kerr clan, Kelvin lives only to avenge his father, who died at the hands of the bloody Campbells. Honor demands he kill the Campbell heir, but when he learns that the lovely Izel is both Campbell "and" human, Kelvin is torn between duty and desire . . .

The Duchess (Montgomery, #10)
"The Duchess"
By: Jude Deveraux

Claire Willoughby risked losing her millions in her inheritance if, as decreed by her grandfather, she did not wed an "acceptable" man. Harry Montgomery, the eleventh Duke of MacArran, seemed perfect. He owned a historical castle, he looked manly in a kilt, and he was as much a titled Scotsman as Bonnie Prince Charlie himself.

Their engagement announced, Claire's future as a duchess was assured --- and she set off with her family to meet the Montgomery clan in Scotland. Bramley Castle was a damp, chill place, overflowing with eccentric relatives. But there was also Trevelyan, a secretive, brooding man who lived in Bramley's ancient halls. Whoever he was, he wasn't at all like Harry: Trevelyan was the most exasperating, arrogant, know-it-all of a man Claire had ever met. And the most fascinating ..

When the Duchess Said Yes
"When the Duchess Said Yes"
By: Isabella Bradford

Notorious for her free-spirited antics, Lady Elizabeth Wylder revels in attention—but not the sort that leaves her humiliated when her future husband, the Duke of Hawkesworth, fails to appear for their much-anticipated first introduction.
So when a chance encounter leads to a sizzling kiss with a dangerously handsome stranger, she nearly succumbs. The shock of finally meeting her betrothed only to come face to face with her rakish would-be seducer inspires fury—and fans the flames of a fire that both Lizzie and the Duke acknowledge is a most agreeable way to start a marriage. In her husband’s arms, Lizzie knows she has found love. But is the passion that accompanies endless nights of erotic discovery enough to persuade a duke whose scandalous lineage and lifestyle prevent him from giving his heart completely?

The Kitchen House
"The Kitchen House"
By: Kathleen Grissom

Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin.
Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. Lavinia finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds. When she is forced to make a choice, loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare, and lives are put at risk.
What I'm Reading Now...When You Wish Upon a Duke
"When You Wish Upon a Duke"
By: Isabella Bradford

Raised in the Dorset countryside, Lady Charlotte Wylder doesn’t care one bit about well-bred decorum. The dark-haired, blue-eyed beauty would rather ride a horse than attend a stuffy ball. So when Charlotte learns that she is to leave immediately for London to wed the Duke of Marchbourne, a perfect model of aristocratic propriety, she is less than enchanted with her arranged marriage.
But to her delight, their first encounters are brazenly flirtatious, and their wedding night burns with passion. March’s broad shoulders and dark countenance make Charlotte want to rip every button off his waistcoast. She may even be falling in love with her new husband. Yet whenever their desire boils over, March reluctantly pushes Charlotte away. Will past secrets and present misunderstandings mire their marriage in scandal, or serve to strengthen a bond that is destined to last a lifetime?


  1. The Kitchen House looks like a great read. Thanks for sharing!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  2. I definitely want to read The Kitchen House.

  3. I enjoyed The Kitchen House. The books by Isabella Bradford have wonderful covers. Have a great week of reading.

  4. Lots of Dukes and Duchesses in your choices. Looks like a great collection for reading. I've seen The Kitchen House and it does sound interesting. Enjoy your reading!

  5. What an amazing mix of genres. Enjoy them all.

  6. Loved The Kitchen House! I haven't read Isabella Bradford but I have read a few of her novels as Susan Holloway Scott and really enjoyed them. Have a great week!

  7. The Kitchen House sounds wonderful, I'll keep an eye out for it and I like Jude Deveraux's writing although it's been a while since I've read one of hers. The cover of Everything Forbidden has me intrigued ... ok just the title did it LOL
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  8. I've heard great things about The Kitchen House- it's on my list of books to read!

    Have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  9. The Kitchen House is screaming at my from my TBR stacks, :)

    Have a great week!

  10. The Kitchen House is a book I've seen on many blogs and one I want to read. I like the book cover too.

  11. The Duchess looks yummy..and I've been wanting to read The Kitchen House. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. I'm pretty sure I've read The Duchess by Jude Deveraux when I was on my Montgomery series kick several years ago -- fun books!

    The Kitchen House looks like one I'd like, too.

  13. Some eye catching covers there, sexy right to artistic interesting like.

  14. I love the cover of Everything Forbidden. Enjoy your week!

  15. I'm currently reading Waratah House which has a very similar premise to The Kitchen House, except the girl is orphaned on the way to Australia before becoming a maid on a sheep station.

    Have a great reading week!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  16. Great selection of books, I've added The Kitchen House to my wishlist as it sounds like I'd enjoy it!

  17. The Kitchen House looks great! I hope you'll enjoy your other books too. I read The Summer Hosue and its sequel by Jude Deveraux which were great.

    Have a great week!

  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you have a great reading week.

  19. Wow you have some hot covers again!
    I love the sound of your books- making my tbr list grow!
    Have a lovely week!

  20. Lots of romance for you :) It's been so long since I read a historical romance, I'm actually itching to read one ;) Happy reading!

  21. The Duchess is a great book. I love Jude Deveraux's older books.
    Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

  22. You have got an interesting list of books. Have fun.

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