Me: ::distracted silence::
Lemon Drop: I said CHEESE Auntie Wendy!
Me: Oh, hi sweetheart. Sorry, your Auntie Wendy is a little crazed at the moment....
Lemon Drop: ::huffy flounce:: What could you possibly be distracted by when I'm right here, wearing this pretty dress?
Me: Work. Also, leaving for San Francisco for the weekend to hang out with all the awesome-sauce romance writers and various blogger/Twitter peeps that live up there.
Lemon Drop: Seriously, like any of them could possibly be half as cute as I am?
Me: You may have a point there. OK, how about in between doing some laundry and packing my overnight bag, I tell you about what I read last month? Wasn't very much quantity-wise, but I'm pretty happy with the quality.
Title links will take you to full reviews.
Wildest Dreams by Rosanne Bittner, Historical western saga, 2012/1994, Sourcebooks, Grade = B+
- This romantic historical saga was a little slow to start for me, but once I got through the "set-up" I inhaled it. A rip-roarin' soap opera set against a gritty western back-drop. More saga than traditional romance, but it really satisfied my inner western-junkie.
- My TBR Challenge read of the month, and one less book for KristieJ to nag me about. A very hero-driven romance featuring a ::swoon:: haunted Irish hero and a plucky heroine determined to save the family farm after the Civil War.
- Connor's writing continues to be crisp and clean, but I had real issues with the time frame and set-up to this story. The hero is just....too good to be true. Also, I tend to get annoyed by inept hired goons. But the action-style plot never lets up, and the pages turn easily. Harlequin Cheat Sheet: Rancher Hero, Heroine In Peril, Inept Hired Goons, One Villain Bent On Revenge, One Kidnapped Baby Sister, One Twin Sister In Coma.
- Second short story in a series following personal assistant at ad agency heroine and the various hot sexy times she has with colleagues. Ever read stories you know you shouldn't enjoy, but Lord help you, you do anyway? That's kind of where I'm at with this series.
Me: Ha! Probably. Do you want me to give a message to your adoring public?
Lemon Drop: Don't worry, someday I will have my own social media site and you all won't have to wade through Auntie Wendy "stuff" to get your fix.....
Me: Oh nice!
Lemon Drop: But they'll have to wait. I don't know how to type. Or spell. Or speak in complete sentences.....
Me: That's OK - neither do I! Ha!