Monday, September 20, 2010

Weekly Round-Up 9/20

Weekly Round-Up is my wrap-up of last week's activities and includes what I'm reading this week, reviews I've posted, books in the mail and anything else of interest plus From the Library, my weekly listing of what I've checked out from the library.
This week I'm reading Extraordinary (Werlin) and I'm listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling).

Last week I read Red Hood's Revenge (Hines) Dylan and the Baby Doctor (Woods).
No reviews from last week since I only did BBAW posts.

Won from Library Thing's Early Reviewers
Publish: August 2010
Lucy Unstrung by Carole Lazar
Teens who get pregnant and raise their babies are often in the news. But what about those children who are growing up with parents scarcely half a generation older than themselves?

In this wise and funny first novel by Carole Lazar, Lucy is a sensible, perhaps even rigid, thirteen year old who is convinced that Grandma, God, and the Catholic Church are on her side. She tries hard to make her twenty-eight-year-old mother see the error of her ways. It's not that her mother is wild - in their household even a fancy coffee causes a scene - but she has had to put off her own teenage years and she's chaffing at the restraints on her life. Lucy is faced with the loss of her family, her home, her school, and even her best friend. As she struggles to preserve what she can from her past life, she finds that while Grandma, God, and her church are still there for her, there are problems she has to solve for herself.

Dylan and the Baby Doctor (e-book) by Sherryl Woods
(For a challenge to read outside of my genre.  I haven't read a true Harlequin-type romance in at least 15 years)
Private detective Dylan Delacourt had only to look into baby doctor Kelsey James's beautiful green eyes to know he'd move heaven and earth to find her kidnapped son. But having lost his own son to his ex-wife, Dylan had a particular distrust of single mothers. Especially when, despite their increasing attraction, Kelsey seemed to be withholding crucial information....But learning the truth of her secret and revealing his own buried anguish gave Dylan new hope. Suddenly, whatever risks he had to take seemed worthwhile, for he might find not only Kelsey's son and his own--but the love of a lifetime, as well.

Longing and Lies (e-book) by Donna Hill
(Ditto from above)
With her sensual looks and free-spirited ways, Ashley Temple is the perfect agent for The Ladies Cartel, a secret crime-fighting organization. But her latest assignment—breaking up an illegal baby trafficking ring—is more than a job. It's personal. The stakes go sky-high when she teams up with FBI operative Elliot Morgan, a man so deep under cover he's off the radar.

Life in the field is nothing compared to the adrenaline rush of passion and pleasure Elliot feels with Ashley. And when they pose as a happily married couple to stake out a suspicious adoption center, he knows he's in deeper than he's ever been. He can't risk falling for her—the danger's too great. But how can Elliot let Ashley go, when this sweet, sultry lady takes him beyond the point of no return? 
Expecting His Child (e-book) by Leanne Banks
Martina Logan dangerously shared a passionate affair with her family's nemesis, handsome Noah Coltrane. But when she became pregnant, Martina was determined to have the baby alone. So, armed with baby booties, she stood her ground.
Seeing this vulnerable beauty, swollen with his child, made Texas bachelor Noah fall head over spurs, and ring in hand, he stormed her door. This was one Logan he was determined to make a Coltrane!


  1. Lucy Unstrung by Carole Lazar is a book I never heard of before. I'm looking forward to your review for it. It sounds like a great and unqiue read. :)

  2. Sounds like you had a good week. BBAW was a blast. I really enjoyed it.


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