Finally! I've gotten annoyed with the stack of books at the side of my desk, so it's time to write my weekly reader so they can get put up on the bookshelf. There's some great ones in this list, so let me get started.
I visited the library a couple of weeks ago and stumbled on a Suzanne Brockmann Troubleshooter that I had not read. I'm a tad behind in my purchases of Suz's books.
Let me say how I felt about the first few pages of this. It jumps right in to a situation many of us readers have been waiting for - Dave and Sophia. But then she backed out of it by letting us know he's dreaming. I thought: "Oh Suz, you did not go there, pleaaasee." Nope, she didn't. She twisted it and yes, he was dreaming, but he was dreaming of something that really happened. Nice, Suz. Only other thing I found disconcerting was the book bounced back in time from that opening scene to set up what happened to poor Dave and reconnects back about 3/4 of the way through. Yes, it let you wonder through the whole book - yes, it gave you anticipation in spades, but I'm not a big fan of the jumbled timeline thing. Still, this book is A+.
I'm overdosing on Nalini Singh this year and loving it! Her latest entry is no exception. I had a little trouble getting on board with The Forgotten. I so love the changelings and I missed all the interaction of their world - it was at a minimum in this book. Still, the end had me sobbing - the despair Dev feels with Katya on the edge of death with no hope. Never would have imagined her solution and it was fabulous. I'm not saying what it was, don't want to be a spoiler. A+ - this whole series is unbeatable.
Always nice to visit Cindy Gerard's Black Ops gang. Rafe met his match in this one, and the plot rocked from page to page. Funny, though, the thing I enjoyed the most from this book was Stephanie and Joe. It was a small secondary plot, but oh so satisfying. A+
I've seen Linda Lael Miller's name on books for a long time. It's not hard to find one - she's got fifty million and ten out. I just never stopped to read the back of any of her books and kept passing them over. These were hard to not notice:
God love a cowboy! These covers grabbed me. At the time, I didn't really care what the book was about, I just wanted the covers, wanted to be able to look at these hunky fellows. I was sucked in after the first pages of Logan's story and did nothing but read for two days, plowing through all three books in record time. I love it when I find an author new to me that ends up on my favorites list. I love going back then and researching her entire backlist and making a trek to the used book store and searching amazon for all her other books. Fun stuff. These three are A+. I love the Creed family. I loved the sense of family history, the story of how their family name got ruined and how these men are making an effort to change things for their future. They find women of strength and quality, and they respect them. I loved Dylan's story the most, probably because of his little daughter, but all are delicious. And if you're looking for something to do with your time, go visit her website: lindalaelmiller.com. Great video where the models for these three books portrayed her characters - see theses hot, hot men in all their awesomeness.
I am writing at a marathon pace - whipping through Kiss Me Goodnight. It must have been time for this to get finished, because it's falling out of my brain. I'm not taking much time to read, but I do have a few in my stack that are enticing, including C.L. Wilson's Queen of Song and Souls, Doubleblind by Ann Aguirre, The Enchanted Season Anthology with a good one by Nalini Singh, and more Linda Lael Miller.
In the meantime, I hope you have a chance over Thanksgiving to pick up a good book and enjoy!