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BOOK CLUB THURSDAYS: OH NO! I HATE THE HEROINE/HERO

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Hi Book Lovers!


It's time for another installment of Book Club Thursdays. So thanks for joining us today to talk about hating a main character. 
I hate reading a book when you hate one of the main characters.In fact, it can ruin the whole book sometimes. Truth is, usually if I'm going to dislike a main character, it's the women. I don't know why, but there it is. 
Most of the time I can read a book when even when I hate either the hero/heroine. In fact, I actually enjoyed the booked I've picked despite HATING the heroine. In fact, she is probably the most vile, rotten, selfish(you get the idea)heroine I have ever read as a main character. What made it me hate her even more was she treated the hero horribly too(see above behavior). Maybe if I didn't like him or he was just as rotten I wouldn't have had such a strong reaction to her.
So here it is, my pick:
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Liz Moncrief still blames herself. For getting involved in the first place. For putting her c…

BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY

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ABOUT THE BOOK: 
Unleash the wild woman…?
 Ex-cop Ryan O'Hare takes one look at buttoned-up control freak Liz Garner and just itches to loosen the woman up. Not that he’s into her. Because a woman like that comes with way too many expectations. Not to mention, she practically works for him, and he didn’t hire Liz to watch after his beloved Harley-stealing Gran so he could turn Liz loose in his bed. Still, there’s something about her, a hidden wild side, that makes him wonder what it would take.
 Liz must be crazy to work for the insensitive, arrogant, horribly…hot man she's avoided for years. Unfortunately, she needs the money and Ryan's grandmother needs a keeper. (Midnight tango lessons and ziplines with Gran, anyone?) Ryan's rare smile and swaggering confidence have Liz torn between throwing her favorite pinot grigio at his head or throwing herself at him. Can this control freak find a way to let loose with the tough, no-strings guy who once broke her heart?

TEASER:
Ryan…

BOOK CLUB THURSDAYS: Love in her Dreams by Isobelle Cate

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

58 pages (estimated) 
Available as an e-book, $2.99

Alec and Tamsyn know they are meant to be together though they have never met. And yet their passion for each other consumes them when they dream.

Alec knows that Tamsyn is the woman for him, but finding her at the moment is an impossibility. Or is it?

After resigning from her job, Tamsyn takes a break in Scotland when she feels the presence of the man who haunts her dreams. He is tangibly near and in Edinburgh. The sex they have in her sleeping moments becomes more real. But how can she find him in the streets of Edinburgh when the only thing she remembers is his touch, his scent, his passion?


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 
Isobelle Cate is a woman who wears different masks. Mother-writer, wife-professional, scholar-novelist. Currently living in Manchester, she has been drawn to the little known, the secret stories, about the people and the nations: the English, the Irish, the Scots, the Welsh, and those who are now part of these natio…

BOOK CLUB THURSDAYS: WHERE IS ?????

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This Thursday's theme focuses on authors that we are missing in some fashion.

For me, I know where(so to speak)my author is.

She wrote two of my favorite books published in 2003 and 2004. And actually two of my favorite romantic suspense(thrillers) books ever.

Oh, I guess I should let you in on who she is. 





She never meant for it to happen. . . .
For Chicago Thomas, aka Windy, it was an offer too good to refuse: the chance to head the forensics lab at the Las Vegas Police Department. With her six-year-old daughter in tow, Windy moves to Sin City hoping to start over with a loving fiancĂ©—far from the sad memories of a first marriage that ended in tragedy. But the job of her dreams is about to take a nightmarish turn.

She wanted to be a good girl. . . .
Though the first murders appear to be random, they are savage in their intensity: an entire family, butchered in their own home. Only a few days later, another family meets the same grisly fate. To Ash Leighton, the enigmatic chief of the M…

BOOK CLUB THURSDAYS: ETHAN'S MATE BY J.S. SCOTT

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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Ethan
Ethan Hale is a vampire with a mission. Together with his three brothers and a few other unmated members, he fights with The Vampire Coalition to protect humans from fallen vampires. His life is fairly simple. If he has a problem...he solves it. If it's an evil problem...he kills it. But his
uncomplicated life is about to end when his mate unexpectedly calls him to her.

Brianna Cole is weak, her life force fading away. She thinks she is suffering from a rare form of leukemia. Little does she knows that her illness is much more complicated. She's dying because she has not united with her vampire mate and given him his soul that she has been guarding since birth. 

Ethan finds Brianna and knows he needs to convince her to mate or watch her die. He's waited for her for five hundred years and he has no intention of letting her go, but she is not in any shape for the dominate, volatile mating ceremony with a vampire. He will have to win the race against time to …

LOVER IN LAW BY JO KESSEL

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Harbouring an unmentionable secret is not an obvious route to maternal bliss..........or is it?

Ali Kirk's had a bad year. An ambitious London lawyer, her courtroom performances have started to slide and her obsession with having a baby is undermining her relationship with boyfriend Adam. Come January 1st she resolves that in the next twelve months her life has to turn around.

Life, however, is about to get worse. Busy juggling fertility tests with a high-profile criminal trial at the Old Bailey, Ali starts burning the midnight oil with powerfully handsome colleague Anthony de Klerk. On a night that she's slipped on some sexy underwear to boost her flagging self-esteem, Ali and Anthony finally end up in bed together. And then she falls pregnant. Ali becomes the ultimate woman sleuth - who is the father, Adam or Anthony?

En route from pregnancy to having a baby there's romance and rows, mystery and denials, suspense and comedy. And the ultimate, uncomfortable…

BOOK CLUB THURSDAY: WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO READING IN 2014

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When my best friends (and fellow bloggers) picked this topic we prodded each other to only pick one. And it didn't have to be what we wanted most either.

Okay, so mainly it was me. In you haven't noticed already, I'm usually the one who keeps things short(maybe too short at times) sweet and to the point.
But as I undertook this week's topic, I realized I couldn't pick just one.

So here are just a few books (I've only listed 2) that I am looking forward to reading in 2014:




Unmasking Juliet by Teri Wilson  ( pub date 27May)

If you check out my previous blog, you'll see I already LOVE Ms. Wilson (Unleashing Mr. Darcy and probably one of my favorite books of 2013)

Visit the author's website: Teri Wilson






Frisky Business by Tawna Fenske (pub date 6May)

I also LOVE Ms. Fenske. I really loved her prior work Making Waves(2011). It's funny and worth hunting down  a copy of.

Visit the author's website: Tawna Fenske


What are my best friends and fellow blogger…

THE WEDDING DATE BY CARA CONNELLY

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OUT NOW FROM AVON IMPULSE


ABOUT THE BOOK:

In The Wedding Date, Cara Connelly launches her new Save the Date series, about the magic—and mayhem—of weddings! Julie Marone isn't your ordinary matchmaker. Instead of setting up singles, she matches already-happy couples with their dream homes. And since she lost the other half of her own happy couple, it's her passion. Cody Brown isn't your ordinary cowboy. Instead of roping runaway steers, he wrangles sick kids and strung-out junkies as an ER doc. And since his brother lost his wife to a drunk driver, it's his mission. When Cody moves from Austin to Boston, he wants Julie to find him a condo. But not only is Cody single, he's a doctor, and ever since her fiancĂ© died, she's got a major grudge against doctors. Cody angles to be Julie's date for her sister's Christmas Eve wedding but discovers that her "no doctors" rule is unbending. Still, he's not quitting. If Cody has his way, they'll be a coupl…