Sunday, August 19, 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...
Without Regret (Pyte/Sentinel, #2)
"Without Regret"
By: R.L. Mathewson

Chris Williams is used to making sacrifices. For years he's done his duty by his family and his calling as he awaited the one person that was meant for him. When she finally came into his life she was nothing like the woman he'd expected. Instead of being the warrior ready to help him protect his family and the humans under his care he got.....

A computer geek named Isabella, who somehow managed to get her name on every Master's hit list. One minute she admits that she'd made a foolish mistake and the next she's kidnapped, held hostage by a crazy cult who steals her chocolate and she's sure is after her program, a program she has no plans on giving up anytime soon. As she tries to keep her wits about her the sexiest man she's ever seen claims her, only he doesn't seem to happy about it. It's clear that he doesn't want her, but the stubborn man just won't let her go even when it's clear that he may not have a choice.

"The Secret"
By: Julie Garwood

Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud, as purposeful as she was loyal. The dear Scottish friend of her childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had promised to be at her side. But there was another, private reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands: to meet the father she had never known, the Laird Maclean. Nothing prepared her for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his land ... Iain Maitland, Laird of his clan, a man more powerfully compelling than any she had ever encountered.

In a spirited clash of wills and customs, Judith reveled in the melting bliss of Iain's searching kisses, his passionate caresses. Perplexed by her sprightly defiance, bemused by her tender nature, Iain felt his soul growing into the light and warmth of her love. Surely nothing would wrench her from the affection and trust of Iain and his clan ... not even the truth about her father, a devastating secret that could shatter the boldest alliance, and the most glorious of loves!

"The Sweetest Tattoo"
By: Cameron Dane

Tattoo artist Kelsie Cole cannot believe her brother would give his best friend use of his cabin the same week he promised it to her. She had been butting heads with straight-laced John McBride since they were kids. John McBride only takes one week of vacation a year, and there isn’t any way he’s driving down a mountain back to Raleigh just because Kelsie Cole is already standing on the porch staking her claim when he arrives. The cabin has two rooms, and they are adults. They can share a space for seven days. It’s not like they’re attracted to each other or anything, right?

By: Julie Garwood

In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power-hungry British ruler and his violent minions. One victim of the scourge is innocent Gillian, who is a mere child when the cruel and ambitious Baron Alford slaughters her father and tears her family apart. Alford, determined to recover a jeweled box for the despotic King John, is furious when the precious treasure slips through his fingers--only to be lost for more than a decade.

Now a beautiful young woman, Gillian finds the key to resolving her past in handsome Scottish chieftains Ramsey Sinclair and Brodick Buchanan. With the cunning and courage of the daring Scotsmen, and with the friendship of a new ally, Bridgid KirkConnell, Gillian at last fights the unscrupulous Baron Alford, laying claim to her home, her family, and her father's reputation. But in the presence of the mighty warriors, Gillian and Bridgid discover that desire can be a weapon of conquest...betrayal can slay trust in a heartbeat...and the greatest risk of all is surrender--to the deep emotions of unexpected love.

What I'm Reading Now...

"Tall, Dark & Lonely"
By: R.L. Mathewson
Things are finally looking up for Madison. After years of scraping just to get by she lands her dream job and finally has a decent down payment for a house so she can move her brother and sister into a real home. It's too bad nothing ever goes the way it's supposed to. When the mother that abandoned them years ago suddenly shows up and moves them to New Hampshire Madison has no choice but to go or lose her brother and sister. Shoving her dreams aside yet again, Madison tries to make things work, it's really cold, her fifteen year old sister acts like a hooker in training, men act funny around her, her boss is a real jerk, she feels like an outsider, her best friend turns out to be a sixteen year old punk, and the incredibly handsome guy renting the room adjoining hers not only hogs the bathroom, taking three showers a day and leaving her with cold water, but he also has a secret. A secret that she becomes a bit obsessed with and can't let go no matter how many times she's warned off.

Detective Ephraim Williams learned long ago not to show any emotion or allow himself to get attached to humans. What was the point? They came and went and he remained. This time wouldn't be any different or so he thought. When his landlady told him her grandchildren were moving in he didn't expect much, well other than to be left alone. What he didn't expect was to have to fight bloodlust every time he so much as caught a whiff of his delectable neighbor's scent or her bombarding him with questions every time she cornered him. If that's not bad enough a Master from his past has found him once again and is demanding his blood and is willing to do anything to get it, even using the exasperating neighbor that makes him feel more than pain for the first time in centuries. 


  1. I've been a long time fan of Julie Garwood. Have a great week of reading.

  2. Enjoy your books.

    I had a fantastic week of reading so it's really difficult to pick a favorite book. I'm going to have go with a fan girl response and say the best (out of an extremely good set of books) was The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente. Please come and see what else I'm reading.

  3. I've never read a book told from the point of view of a tattoo artist, cool!

    Have a great week!

  4. I loved The Secret, Julie Garwood has a new one out that I'm keen to read, Sweet Talk I think it is :)
    Have a great week and happy reading!

  5. I've never read anything by Julie Garwood, but it looks like I must. Enjoy your reads!


  6. You had me at Scottish Chieftain! Lol. I am definitely adding Ransom to my TBR list. Have a great week!

  7. Julie Garwood is a favorite and The Secret and Ransom are classic -- makes me want to take a trip to Scotland!

  8. Some interesting reads and hot ones :-) Enjoy

    1. Response to your comment, I enjoyed The Reuctant Dom, worth reading, my review will go up this week. More story then about the BDSM, very emotional read.

  9. I read Julie Garwood's Sweet Talk a couple weeks ago and loved it!


  10. Enjoy your new books.

    Silver's Reviews

  11. Thanks for stopping by Girl Who Reads I finished up The Lightning Thief today. It was a great listen.

    Have a wonderful reading week!

  12. I hope you enjoy all of your books! Thanks for stopping by :)

  13. I hope you enjoy your reading this week! These are all new titles to me.

  14. Shooey! Looks like you have some steamy reads lined up!

  15. It's been a long time since I read a Julie Garwood book. Enjoy your reading week!

  16. Looks like you had a great reading week. And, "held hostage by a crazy cult who steals her chocolate" ... lolol. What a great line.

  17. Tall Dark and Lonely sounds good!

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  18. I rarely read romances, but I have read all of Garwood's historical romances. They're pretty good - I enjoyed them! :)

  19. Hi! Thanks for stopping by in my blog and leaving the poetry comment. Have a lovely reading week, too!

  20. I just finished reading Ivanhoe. Ransom would be a great companion to that!

  21. Love the hot covers as always!
    R.L. Mathewson sounds like a really intriguing author never heard of him before- will have to add him to the TBR list
    Have a lovely week!

  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great week!