Keishon's TBR Challenge. In the past, reviewing obligations have kept me from signing on, and 2010 marked the first year that I fully participated. I took this responsibility so seriously, that I completed the entire challenge. 12 books, 12 reviews, in 12 months. Go Team Wendy! Here's how it breaks down:
What I Read:
6 contemporary series/category romances
1 American historical romance
1 contemporary erotica
4 western historical romances (1 anthology)
Publication dates were as follows:
1 from 1993
2 from 2004
2 from 2005
4 from 2006
1 from 2007
2 from 2009
The final grades were all over the place (more than 12 because of anthology):
A = 2
B = 5
DNF = 1
And here were the books: (Title links will take you to full reviews)
House Calls by Michelle Celmer -Physical therapist heroine finds herself working with an ornery doctor recovering from a gun shot wound. A doctor she's had a crush on for ages.
Wild Oats by Pamela Morsi - A hero not ready for marriage propositions the most notorious woman in town (she's ::gasp:: divorced!) looking for an affair. Naturally, they fall in love.
Entertaining Mr. Stone by Portia Da Costa - Reformed party girl takes office drone job only to fall under the spell of her mysterious boss.
John Riley's Girl by Inglath Cooper - Heroine comes home for high school reunion and reunites with the man she left behind.
A Convenient Proposition by Cindy Gerard - Reunion between a brain-dead ninny knocked-up heroine and a too-good-to-be true saccharine beta hero. Blergh.
One Night In Texas by Jane Sullivan - Secret agent hero comes storming back into heroine's life after she discovers everything he claimed to be was a lie.
Never Love a Lawman by Jo Goodman - A door-stopper of a western romance featuring a new-to-town heroine with a mysterious past, and the hunky town sheriff.
Hell for Leather by Beth Williamson - Sizzling sexytimes between straight-shooting heroine and a hero running from his past.
In the Shelter of His Arms by Jackie Braun - Down-on-her-luck, never had much of anything heroine falls for dreamy beta hero.
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys by Lorraine Heath, Georgina Gentry & Teresa Bodwell - Lorraine Heath returns to the western sub genre with a great short story. Collection is rounded out by an "OK" Bodwell entry and an unreadable one by Gentry.
To Find You Again by Maureen McKade - A solid and emotional western from McKade featuring a romance between two outsiders.
A Town Called Christmas by Carrie Alexander - Single and pregnant heroine finds herself spending her family Christmas with her brother's Navy pilot buddy - a guy who just got a Dear John letter.
Check out the information page for all the details, and how to sign-up.