Sunday, January 5, 2014

It's Monday!! What Are You Reading?

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Brunette Librarian's Blog!
I'm so happy to say -
It's Monday!!
What are you Reading?
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 What I've Read This Week...
The Professional: Part 2
By: Kresley Cole
He makes the rules...Mafiya enforcer Aleksandr "The Siberian" Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well—on his own wicked terms.

Rules are made to be broken...
PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. With every day she spends under his protection, she falls deeper under his masterful spell.

Are you ready to play?
Yet all is not as it seems. To remove Natalie from an enemy’s reach, Sevastyan spirits her into hiding. From an opulent palace in Russia to the decadent playgrounds of the mega-wealthy in Paris, the two lovers will discover that even their darkest—and most forbidden—fantasies can come true...
By: Penelope Douglas
My name is Tate. He doesn't call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all.

We're neighbors, and once, we were best friends. But then, one summer, he turned on me and has made it his mission to screw up my life at every opportunity. I've been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to hide from him. I worried about what was around every corner and behind every door.  So I left.

I spent a year studying abroad and bathed in the freedom of life without Jared. Now I'm back to finish up high school and get the hell out of here forever. I'm hoping that after a year of breathing room, he's moved on and forgotten all about me. But even if he hasn't changed, I have. I'm not interested in avoiding him or turning the other cheek anymore. We're going to go head to head, because neither of us wants to back down.
Lord of Scoundrels
By: Loretta Chase
Tough-minded Jessica Trent's sole intention is to free her nitwit brother from the destructive influence of Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain. She never expects to desire the arrogant, amoral cad. And when Dain's reciprocal passion places them in a scandalously compromising, and public, position, Jessica is left with no choice but to seek satisfaction ...

Damn the minx for tempting him, kissing him ... and then forcing him to salvage her reputation! Lord Dain can't wait to put the infuriating bluestocking in her place --- and in some amorous position, And if that means marriage, so be it! --- though Sebastian is less than certain he can continue to remain aloof ... and steel his heart to the sensuous, headstrong lady's considerable charms.
Happy 2014!!
I was thrilled to participate on January 1st posting of what everyone was reading as their "first" book of 2014. Here's my dorky picture :)
I read and LOOVED Kresley Cole's newest book,
The Professional: Part Two
What Are You Reading This Week?


  1. I've heard great things about Kresley Cole! I need to read that series! Love the dorky picture! LOL.

  2. Bully sounds like an intriguing book. Enjoy your reads!
    Take a look at what I'm reading this week.

  3. I haven't read anything by Kresley Cole, but now I'm curious. Enjoy your week...and here's MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

  4. I love your First-Book-of-the-Year photo! It was very fun to see what book each person was starting out the year reading.

  5. Happy New Year! Thanks for the welcome back to the Monday meme. Your first book of the new year photo is charming -- you look like you're enjoying that book!

    Joy's Book Blog

  6. Thanks for stopping by on my blog Daydream Books. I also have Bully sitting in my mega long TBR pile on my ereader. It looks like a good book.

  7. Bully sounds like a powerful read. Have a great week.

  8. You've read four books already in 2014! Impressive! Enjoy your series!
    Happy Reading in the New Year !

  9. Happy New Year, and thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it. Hope you have a great read and enjoy the books!

  10. Very nice selection to start out the new year! Enjoy!

  11. I read and loved The Professional: Part 1 at the end of last year, still have to review it but I should look for Part 2 - I'm a huge fan of Kresley Cole, she's such a great writer and I hated that it ended so soon!

  12. haha I loved seeing everyone's pics in the 1st book of the year, so much fun. Glad you loved The Professional Part 2. I haven't read Part 1 yet, I like Kresley Cole's writing but for some reason it has been a while since I read one. Have a great week and happy reading :)

    PS I did giggle at the visual of me with heatstroke and melting and you snowbound and freezing your butt off

  13. I enjoyed Lord of Scoundrels very much. Loretta Chase is hit or miss with me, but I loved this one. Love your photo. The Jan 1st posting was a lot of fun.

  14. The Professional got me curious! ;-) Have a great reading year. I like your picture, you looked so giddy and happy.

  15. I don't think it's a dorky picture! You look appropriately excited about the first book of the year!
    I hope you love all of your reads this week just as much. :)

  16. The first one sounds interesting. Hope you them all. Thanks for stopping by my Monday post!

  17. Have a great 2014! Hope you will find some new great books this year. Thanks for stopping by!

  18. Happy 2014 and quite a good reading week ahead as I see!

  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a happy 2014 filled with great books!

  20. Looks like you had a good week, hope this one's the same :) Thanks for stopping by!

    Zareena @ Books and Books

  21. I wish you equal and more success with your books as you had last week! Happy 2014!

  22. We read Lord of Scoundrels in book club. I really liked it!

  23. participating in first book of the year was fun. have a great reading week.

  24. Looks like you've got several good books going there! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

  25. You have some sexy sounding titles you've been reading. Hope you had a great week.