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Friday, November 27, 2009

NaNoWriMo Award

Tonight, about fifteen minutes ago, I have reached my 50,000 words for my NanoWriMo challenge. I am not finshed with my story. It's a cliffhanger right now. According to Word, I've typed 50,339 words and the NanoWriMo site, I've typed 50,336 words. It's all good.

I don't desire to be published, but I have to say that this challenge was fun. I thank two of my buddies - Danielle, Rae and Deanna for encouraging me to give this challenge a try.

I honestly didn't know what I was going to write about. On November 1, 2009, I just started writing, my interracial BWWM, story called The Meeting. It's a story about a CSI Agent - Matthew, who falls in love with the woman, he helped off the road, when her car stopped. Little did he know, they had a connection. Diamond works as a Exectuive Assistant, for a Designing company - De Lasha Designs and Matthew's father had used the comapny to work on his house a few years back.

Two years ago, Matthew's girlfriend dumps him, because a drug dealer shot at him and the bullet graze him. Jennifer couldn't take being with him anymore. She was scared for his life, she claims.

Matthew was hurt and it took him three months to get over Jennifer, because of how long they have been together. A year and a half.

But thank goodness, for him being on the road that afternoon, when Diamond's car stopped. From the little time they have spent with each other,they have fallen in love with one another. They have only dated for a month.

I will pick up from where I've left off with this story at a later time. I have so many stories to get back to and I have to get back to Courage. I miss Chocolate and Parris.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sam Starrett and Ashton "Ash" Starrett Relationship

Before leaving work today, Sam and Ashton came to my mind and this is why I believe Suzanne is letting Sam have more "book time" with Ash. She's showing what a father and son relationship is suppose to be like. Sam's father would beat him, when he was younger. How he treated Sam, I doubt that the man spent time with him, when he was a baby. He probably did some horrible things to Sam then too. Sam loves his son and he's there for his son. He's a father to his son, something his father never was. I am happy that Sam had a chance to meet his uncle Walter. Walter showed Sam was love was all about and how to treat "a son."

Before the news of Alyssa being pregnant in All Through The Night, I've told two of my buddies that I had a feeling that Alyssa was going to be pregnant and that she was going to have a son and eventually that is what happened. I am glad that they had a son. I wanted Ash to be a mommy's boy, which I think he still is, but I am glad that she's a father's boy too. Sam needed a son. He need a father and son bond. He missed out on having a real father. He's going to be there for Ash.

I hope to read more about Sam, Alyssa and Ash later on. I want to see more Alyssa and Ash time as well. I want to see the three spend more time too.

Friday, September 11, 2009

One White Rose By Julie Garwood


My Rating: 5 stars

Brother's Story: Douglas'

It feels nice to go back and reread about the Claybornes. I have the combination book - The Clayborne Brides, but Tuesday, September 8, 2009, I had a chance to go to the library and found a copy of the single book - One White Rose and I am happy that I did. I use to own the single copy to all three books, but not anymore.

Douglas story is cute. 

Douglas and Isabel were meant to be together. Thank goodness, he came to her house to pay her husband for a horse he bought and never seen. If he hadn't, who knows what would have happen to Isabel. The poor woman was a widow and going to be having a baby. 

She couldn't get any help, because of the town's bully. Boyle. He was so mean, he didn't care that Isabel was a widow. He probably killed her husband or had him killed. Most likely it the murder was caused by Boyle's action.

He wouldn't let the doctor go and check on Isabel, neither was she able to leave her house. When I have gotten to the part, where Douglas bought groceries he stole from a store in town - I couldn't help but wonder about Isabel and her son, Parker. They would have died. 

Isabel was eventually going to run out of food and since she couldn't go into town to get any food, she was going to die. Boyle wanted her to marry him, but she didn't like him. I don't blame her.

As always, Cole is Cole. He makes me laugh. He can be messy too. 

Ms. Garwood knows how to bring stories to life.


Monday, August 31, 2009

For The Roses By Julie Garwood


For The Roses is a 5 stars book. I've first read this story, back in 2000 and recently done a read read in this month, August 2009. Wow! Nine years have passed and I have finally gotten a chance to reread this wonderful book. Ms. Garwood has done an excellent job with this book. Her characters came alive on the pages. It was as if, I was watching them on TV. That's how real they are.

I love rereading books, because it's like visiting old friends. Rereading a book is also good, to catch things that you have missed the first time and I have to say, in 9 years, although, I remembered a lot about this book, there were still some things that stood out to me in the book, after reading it after 9 years.

What I like about this book is that this book is about a family that was built on trust. None of the members of this family shared the same blood and that what makes this family unique. In truth, people don't have to share the same blood, to be family. Being a family goes deeper than blood. Blood may be thick, but blood isn't purer than a true family and that's what the Claybornes are - a true family.

Ms. Garwood had made a family out of 4 boys (Adam; A slave, Douglas, Cole and Travis), 1 baby girl (Mary Rose) and a slave woman( Adam's mother- Mama Rose).

Adam had to run away from the South, because of what happened to his master. He was only 13 years old. Cole met him in New York and stuck to him like glue, because Adam was his protector. To me out of all the brothers, Adam and Cole is the closets. It started from their connection. Cole is spoiled to Adam. He looks up to him and would die for Adam. When Cole first seen Adam, he doesn't see color. He doesn't see a slave. No, all of this is not written in the book, but Cole does explain how him came about hanging around Adam. Cole father's didn't want him, after his mother died giving birth to him, so he basically threw him away. Douglas and Travis were thrown away as well. Mary Rose was thrown away too, but not by her parents. But by a betrayer. I'm happy that the 5 went down the path that they have, for if they didn't, they wouldn't be the Claybornes. Travis gave them all his last name.

The four boys were a little gang. Not a bad gang. They helped one another. One day, Douglas spotted a basket being thrown in a trashcan. Come to find out, it was a baby girl. At first, after rescuing the basket from rats and looking inside, the baby was mistaken to be a boy, because it was bald. Cole gave the baby the name Sidney, but due to the baby needing a changing of cloth diaper - the boys discovered they had a girl on their hands. The baby needed a name, so Cole suggested Mary, after his mother. Adam suggested Rose, after his mother. Of course the boys gave their reasons, for wanting her to be named after their mother. To squash the argument, Douglas suggested that the baby have both of their mother's name - Mary Rose.

Because of Mary Rose, the boys decided to become a family. They became brothers that day and she became their sister.

I love what Adam said, after being hesitant about running, especially with a white baby girl. Since he was a slave, something bad could have happen to him. But, he didn't want to leave his friends - now brothers, hanging. He wanted to be part of this family. He said: "For The Roses."

I have to admit, I didn't pick that up the first time, I've read this book, but it stuck out to me, this time around. The name of the book is For The Roses. Everything that the boys have done, from that point on, was for Mama Rose and Mary Rose. How cute!

I love how the Douglas, Cole, Travis and Mary Rose accepted Mama Rose as their mother. A woman they have never met, but have gotten to know over the years. She probably wasn't with them, but she sure was a mother to them. She didn't treat any of them differently. She didn't favor Adam more, because he was her biological son. She would correct him too, if he was in the wrong. Mary Rose would always write to her mother and complain on her brothers, especially, when they didn't let her have her way. Her brothers spoiled her, but they have also corrected her when she was wrong. Of course, she had them wrapped around her finger. I have to say that out of all the brothers, she was closer to Adam and Cole to me. LOL, Cole called her Sidney to remind her not to be uppity.

Mary Rose would write her mother a lot. LOL, when she was younger, she didn't like being a girl. She didn't understand why she had to be growing a chest and she had punched two boys for taking a bold step towards her. Both boys kissed her and she found that to be gross. Her behavior is one of the reasons, her brothers sent her to a boarding school.

Shortly after Mary Rose returned home from boarding school, a new man came to town. He's a lawyer named Harrison MacDonald. He came in search for the truth, behind a kidnapped baby girl, which turned out to be Mary Rose. When he first sees her in Blue Belle, he couldn't help but think that he was seeing her dead mother - Lady Agatha.

Mary Rose and Harrison meet and she introduce her to two of her brothers she rode to town with. Cole and Douglas. Harrison had a hard time believing they were her brothers. Well, Cole and Mary Rose did favor. They both are blond with blue eyes. After he meets Travis and Adam, he definitely had a hard time, believing that Mary Rose was kin to any of those men. Adam was black.

The time that Harrison spends with the family is funny. Their behavior seemed strange to him. Example: They weren't of one religion. Every three months they change religion.

To make a long story short. Harrison tells Mary Rose's brother why he came. He tells them that Mary Rose is Victoria. Lady Agatha and Lord Elliot's long lost daughter. Mary Rose and Harrison gets married. She goes back to England to meet her father and family. Her father and family wanted her to forget about her brothers and focus on being part of their family. Of course Mary Rose couldn't do that. She tried to become Victoria for her father and family, but she wasn't happy. She wasn't being true to herself. Mary Rose returns home. Adam goes on trial for killing his slave master, which he didn't kill him. Adam only tried to protect him from beating his wife, Livonia some more. The man was crazy. Adam was only 13 years old. Yes, he pulls the man off his wife and even punches him, but that didn't kill the man. The man was drunk. He slipped and hit his head on a mantle. Livonia is the one that told Adam to run and so he did and after all these years, her son came to cause trouble. They wanted Adam to pay for killing their father. Of course, they didn't have any evidence. They have misread what Adam wrote to his mother in regards to his slave master. They read, "I kill him mother." - which Adam never written. The sons were so cruel and just like their father. They beat their own mother badly- trying to make her write a confession that Adam killed her husband. Those sons didn't love their mother. They became just like their father. Their own mother tried to protect them, from getting beat by their father. She would hide them behind her, while their father would beat her for them. This is some way to treat their mother. They kill their mother. Eventually she died.

Wow! This thread is long, but I had to give highlights about this wonderful book.

I like all the brothers, but Cole Clayborne is my favorite brother. He stood out to me. He's a good bad boy!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Hot Pursuit By Suzanne Brockmann


Rating: (Because of Sam and Alyssa) 3.5/5.0 stars,

I want to start this post off by saying that I think that Suzanne Brockmann is a very good story teller. She has been telling stories for a long time now. I'm happy that she has written some more about Sam and Alyssa. They are the reason why I read her Troubleshooter, Inc. stories. I am a huge fan of Sam and Alyssa and now a new edition - Ash Starrett. Of course, I love Dave and Sophia too. I wouldn't mind if Suzanne written short stories about them or even another book about them.

I don't know who will be reading this post, but I do want to say that I am not trying to get people not to read this book. I'm only stating my opinion on this book. Don't go by my review to determine if you will read the book or not or even if you will like the book or not. Make your own decision about the book.

Ever since I have heard that Suzanne was writing another book about Sam and Alyssa, I couldn't wait until Hot Pursuit came out, because I needed my Sam fix. I wish that this book was focus on only Sam and Alyssa, like solo books are focus on the hero and the heroine. Gillman is in this book. Gillmann and Jenn are the secondary romance in this book. I'm saying secondary, because although Sam and Alyssa have their HEA already, they are the first romance in this book in my opinion. They are the married romance. Sam and Alyssa are truly in love with one another and it clearly shows in every story about them. They are a perfect match. I can't see them with anyone else, besides each other.

My post is mostly about Sam and Alyssa, so let me say a little about Gillman, so that I can move on to Sam and Alyssa.

Gillman was truly in love with Sophia. If he could have had a chance with her, he would have been so happy. But, I am happy that Sophia meant what she told Gillman about seeing him just as a friend. I wish that Mrs. Brockmann would have let us see Gillman's reaction to finding out for the first time that Sophia and Dave was a couple. In Into The Fire, he was in the car with Dave, when Dave told Sophia that he was in love with her. I'm happy that Sophia is with Dave. He was always the one for her.

Gillman found himself a good woman. Jenn. She was a beautiful heavy set woman or a big bone woman. Her size doesn't make her less attractive. Gillman and Jenn hook up for purely sex. Which, I hate. I know that Suzanne has written her Seals as men that love having sex with no strings attached. I have never met a real life Navy Seal, but I don't think that all Seals, before marriage thinks like that. I don't even think that all men, before marriage thinks that way.

We get to see why Gillman acts the way that he does. He's trying to walk along, but he needs good people in his life to be there for him. I really wish that him and Izzy would squash how they feel for one another and become friends. Izzy was in this story and he and Gillman wore fighting shoes. If they take out the time to really get to know one another, they would see that they like one another. Gillman needs let Izzy be a married man. He needs to love his sister. She needs his love and not his hate. She's going through something right now and who knows how long she will be in her present condition. She doesn't want to see Izzy. She wants a divorce. I think that's what I remember reading. Izzy is truly in love with her and wants to be with her. He's older than she is, but they can work, if they are both willing to make it work. I hope that Eden hasn't hook up with another guy in Europe. Izzy doesn't need that. He's a good person, a little immature, but still a good person. If she doesn't want him. He needs to move on and get medicine to heal his broken heart. No one can make someone want them. But, if Suzanne has him move on, she needs to hook up with someone that will love him for who he is and not for what they want him to be.

Okay that's enough talk about Gillman and Izzy. I'm moving on to Sam and Alyssa.

I truly felt that Sam was soft in this story. I found it hard to believe that Sam would allow detective Mick to talk crazy to Alyssa, all because he didn't like the fact that a woman was in charge. Not 0nly those Mick talk crazy to Alyssa, when she leaves the room to go talk to Maria, the woman she was hired to go teach self defense to. Detective Mick insults Alyssa, calling her out of her name, while Sam just stands there. Sam actually waits until the man, implies that Alyssa needs to be gang rape, before he manhandled the man. Detective Mick called Alyssa the female dog and Sam didn't do anything, to say he's in love with Alyssa. When Wildcard called her a female dog in Over The Edge, Sam attacked him. Why is detective Mick different? That incident is hard for me to believe that Sam would do. I believe that the old Sam would have moved faster and not only that, he wouldn't have allowed detective Mick to pull a gun out on him and kick him. The detective actually broke one of Sam's ribs.

Also, I wished that Sam would have gone to the hospital to get himself check. I would have rather see him pay $50.00 to be told to take some medicine, then see the broken rib cause another body ache. He must really have a high tolerance of pain, because I don't recall reading that he has taken any aspirin, unless he did so behind closed doors. I didn't like seeing Sam suffer like that.

Let me touch up a little about Alyssa. I know that she's this tough woman and all and she's very good at what she does and she's requested a lot, but -

Hold that but, let me say something that I found hard to believe and that's Alyssa was too busy to have book time with her son. I've noticed that even in Dark of Night, we only see Alyssa holding Ash briefly, when they first get to the safe house. He spent most of his time with Sam. I wanted to see solo parts with Alyssa and Ash (besides the feeding part), as well as family parts with Sam , Alyssa and Ash. It would have been nice to hear Ash say "Ma" - he gave Sam a shout out. He said "Da".

There's a scene in the book, where Sam and Alyssa go check up on their fussy baby and he stands up in his crib. Alyssa asked Sam if he ever did that before. I couldn't help but wonder why, would she ask that question. Of course, Sam would have told her and in bookland, Ash would have done it just so that she could see him do it for her first time. A special mother and son moment.

A child learning how to walk is a special moment. I wished that Ashton has learned how to walk by either Sam or Alyssa and not Robin. I mean, to me that should have been a parent's special moment. I think it would have been cute to have Sam surprise Alyssa, when she came back from trying to find out who the killer was - to have her see their son talking his first solo steps towards her.

Ash never crawled. He would get around by using his buttocks and legs. He went from that to walking. Robin was going to try to teach him how to crawl. I have to say that, I have never seen a baby that walked, before crawling. Anyway, a baby can skip crawling and I am sure, Ash looked too cute moving around with his buttocks and legs. He's one of those plump babies.

Alyssa was offer a job by the president and Sam was thinking that him and Ash could go somewhere, where it would be a short travel for Alyssa to come meet them. This part kind of bothered me a little, because Alyssa would have been away for a month. The Starrett have decided that they weren't going to take any jobs overseas, because of them becoming parents to Ash and he was a new baby. But now that he's 10 months old. Alyssa wanted to take the job. I'm not against Alyssa working. That's a good thing for her. But, I wouldn't want to be that far away from my baby and that long away from my baby or even from my husband. Which, if possible, she would be able to be with Sam and Ash a few days out of that month. Maybe 8. Still! I would hope in future stories about them, they be partners and not go on many solo missions. Sam loves guarding Alyssa's back and she loves guarding his back. Both of them don't need to get hurt any more or at least for a long time. It seems that they get hurts on mission. Not all the time, but they have a few times.

I have to admit reading Hot Pursuit, where Alyssa made it known that she was going to take the job for the president, I've gotten future thick tension vibe, between Sam and Alyssa. I'm not saying this is going to happen, but a separation can occur, but of course, in romance land, this kind of stuff doesn't happen with couples, right? I mean, I've never read a book, where the married hero and heroine separated. Too much time apart is not good for a married couple. Too much time apart is not good for a mother/child or father/child. Ash needs both of his parents in his life and he needs to be shown, spending time with both parents, not just one. I don't know why,  Suzanne has written Ash being more with Sam, when his job is as important as Alyssa's job. In Hot Pursuit, he was working along Alyssa and still was shown with Ashton. He held their son, more than Alyssa. She only held the child, when she breast fed him in one scene. I don't like that display of this family.  

I want Sam, Alyssa and Ash to be happy. I love Sam and Alyssa and Ash! 

I've read that Suzanne is going to be writing more about Sam and Alyssa. I want their story to continue forever.

Boy, I've said a mouth full. I'm ending this post now.

Book read: 08-06-09 to 08-09-09

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Dark Of Night By Suzanne Brockmann


I have finished this book today. I have gotten it from the libray yesterday.  This book gets 5 stars. Mrs. Brockmann has done an excellent job with this book.

I have to say that Mrs. Brockmann had touched me with this book via Nash and his comment in regards to Dave. In this book, Nash wants Dave to know that he's alive. He tells Decker that, besides him, Dave is his only other friend. That was truly deep! In Flashpoint, the first book that Dave and Nash was in. Nash didn't like Dave. He thought of Dave as a freak. But, his attitude towards Dave has changed in the Into The Fire. Dark of Night is the sequel to Into The Fire.

I truly do love Dave. He's a very good person. In this book, we see that Dave and Sophia had went full force into a relationship, moving from best friends to lovers. Sophia even wanted to make room for Dave. Giving him a draw to her dresser and making room for him, in her closet. She wanted to do that, when the time was right. 

Dave truly goes through in this book. His heart is in his hand. He's so much in love with Sophia. 

Sophia's aunt Maureen calls, when Dave was at her house. She was talking a shower and the phone was getting to Dave. I can understand. I can't stand a ringing phone. Dave asked Sophia, if he could answer the phone and she tells him, he doesn't have to, but he does. Her aunt called to tell her that her father was dying. Dave didn't care and he didn't think that Sophia should care. It's sad to find out that Dave found out by Sophia that her parents left her in Kazebekistan, when she was 11 years old. She told him that she was a teenager. Sophia has basically, been on her own, since she was 11 years old. Poor thing. She had to pretend that she was a boy to survive. Her mother had cut her hair, due to lice problem and well, it helped her playing as a boy. The landlord kicked her out of the house, because she didn't have any money to give him. So sad! Sophia's life. 

Sophia didn't want to go visit her father in the hospital and Dave wasn't going to go, if she didn't want to go. But, they wind up going. At the hospital, after Sophia and Dave's visit with her father,  in the parking lot, while Dave is going to get the car, because it was raining - Dave gets attacked. He fights the attacker. Knocking two knives out of his hand, but the evil man had a third knife and he stabs Dave. Thanks to Dave calling the cops, prior to the man attacking him, the cops scared the attacker away. Just to find a dead body by Dave's car. A man that Dave use to work with. A man that was investigating Anise's death. They think that Dave killed his fiancee. (That was was evil, she tired to have Dave killed.) . In the hospital, Sophia finds out some stuff that she didn't know. Things that Dave didn't tell her. She found out that Dave slept with Anise protected and found that to be strange, because Dave had gotten an STD from Anise. The woman that was Dave's first. Later Dave explained to Sophia how he had caught the disease.

Dave questions Sophia's for him. They had tension in this story. Decker was a sour topic and that made Dave get upset. Dave knew that Sophia had feelings for Decker and he thought that Sophia was being with him, because of a rebound. That she was making him, her Decker. Little did he know that Sophia wasn't in love with Decker, she was truly infatuated with him. She was in love him. She even tells him that she loved him more than she even loved her husband.

Speaking of her husband. Dave went on a private assignment. Back to Kazebekistan to find out some information about Sophia, since she never told him about Dimitri. He wanted to know her better. Dave found out that Dimitri was killed in the front of Sophia and not only that, her husband's head was put on a display, to make her do things with other men. The only time the head was thrown out, is when too many flies came. That's sick. The evil Bashir kept Sophia's husband's head in her room. Poor Sophia. I am so happy that she was rescued. She truly needed Dave. Someone to talk to. Someone to be there for her. Someone as a best friend, before lover.

I love Dave and I am glad that he had a chance to talk to Wildcard. Wildcard and Tom picked Sophia and Dave up from the airport. At the hotel, Wildcard encouraged Dave. He told Dave that he knows that he could breeze through BUD/S. Dave never felt like he fit in. He wasn't a Navy Seal or even Ex-Seal. But, a hero doesn't always come in a mighty man outfit. Dave is truly a hero. He was a hero in Into The Fire and in Dark of Night. 

Dave was always Sophia's hero.  Reading the books, they are in,  it's clearly there.

Dave and Sophia are going to be parents. Dave truly thinks about a girl. He wants her name to be Marianne. I think that they should have a girl, so that Dave can have his daddy's little girl. If they have a boy, no matter what Dave thinks about a boy, being called the same name as his father and the child running to the mother, thinking she's calling him, when she is calling the father. I think that Dave Junior would be a good name. They could always call him DJ.

Decker winds up with Tracy in this story. Their fits seems real. Decker was never in love with Sophia. Sophia wasn't his type. Tracy, Tess and Dr. Jo was Decker's type. I don't have much to say about them.

Oh, my sexy Cowboy(Sam Starrett) is in this story, with his beautiful wife (Alyssa) and their baby. Ashton (Ash). He's so cute. He looks like Alyssa, but has his daddy's eyes.  Oh, Asthon gets excited, when Nash is holding him and he hears his mother's voice over the intercom.

Sam teaches Nash how to change a diaper. He warns Nash to cover Ash's package, if not, he would get sprayed in the face. Sam gives Nash relationship advise. Oh, and he cooks. He gives credit to his Uncle Walter for teaching him how to cook. Sam doesn't uses sauce to barbecue. He makes his own sauce. I love Sam.

This book has a lot of great moments. Again, Suzanne has done a great job. The love between Sophia and Dave is real!

 

January 31, 2009 Books I've Bought

I have gone to the library, Saturday, January 31, 2009 to pick up Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann and wind up buying 8 books for $2.00.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I Bought Books Today

I was trying to wait, until I've bought some more books. I have to pick up Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann from the library by my house. I was going to scan their book selection and hope that there wasn't anything to buy, because, I have to admit, they stay with the same old books and it's like I'm the only customer (maybe one more or two more) that buys their books. 98% of the books they have on their shelf have been there since October/November 2008. We are in 2009. They have plenty of books in the back to put out. 

I've gone to the big library that has all the good books for sale. I hardly go there, because I have to drive across town to get there. But, I'll do it, if I have to. They are cheaper than the library by my house too. I am really trying to get my TBR pile down before I buy some more books. Saturday, the library by my house better not have any fresh books for sale. I know I will buy some books, if they do. 

I have bought 22 books tonight. 17 romance books (15 paper backs and 2 hardbacks) and 5 educational books.

I will see what Saturday brings. 

Saturday, January 17, 2009

January 17, 2009 Books I've Bought

Today, I have gone to the library to return The Nerd Who Loved Me by Vicki Lewis Thompson and I wind up buying 4 books (3 romance books and 1 book about Princess Diana) at that the particular library. Leaving that library I wanted to go check what the other library had and I have purchased 16 books there. Only 6 of them were romance books. The other 11 were educational books. Well, one was Garden Therapy. I love buying educational books as well. Especially ones that helps with writing and medical books. I love learning new stuff. I need to stop buying books.

The Nerd Who Loved Me By Vicki Lewis Thompson


I have been wanting to check out Mrs. Vicki Lewis Thompson nerd books, due to my love for sexy nerds. This is the first book that I have read by her. I have given the book 3 stars. In this book, we meet Harry, he's a nerd and an accountant at a Casino - Nirvana Casino, the same place this dancer name Lainie works at. Harry likes to watch Lainie dance. His favorite dance by her is Fever.

One night, Lainie needed a babysitter and Harry volunteered to babysit her son Dexter, who happens to be a genius at four. He's a miniature Harry. While Harry is babysitting Dexter, Dexter's father Joey comes at Lainie apartment demanding to see his son. He didn't want to see his son, because he loved him. Joey wanted his son, because his son was a money ticket.

Harry has gotten himself and Dexter out of Lainie's apartment, by exiting a window in Lainie's room and climbing down a tree. He takes Dexter to Lainie's job and informs her about Joey. She had to get away from Joey. The problem was that Lainie left New York to get away from Joey. She didn't get his permission and that could cause trouble with the law. Joey could win custody of Dexter.

Harry takes Lainie and Dexter to his mother's house. His mother - Rona is an ex-dancer as well and she has girlfriends that are ex-dancers as well. They have a special name for themeselves. Harry is Rona's only child and she wants him to get married and have children. She wants to be a grandmother. Her friends are grandmothers. Although, Harry is a nerd, he's not a virgin. Rona falls in love with Dexter and Dexter falls in love with Fred, Rona's dog.

Rona was going to get herself a daughter-in-law and grandson. She came up with an idea for Lainie to get away from Joey. She sent Harry and Lainie away to this time-share resort.

Harry and Lainie played with fire during their stay at the resort. I am so glad that the sex was detailed, but I have to say they made love alot. I was starting to think that that's all they were going to do in this book. The sex wasn't in the beginning of the book, it was in the 200's pages, but still. Thank goodness, the sex ended and they realize their was something more between them then sex.

Joey showed up and tried to talk Lainie into marrying him. At first, Lainie wasn't thinking with her head and she was going to marry him, so that Dexter could have a better life than she had. Little did she know that Joey had this woman he slept with the night before, pretend to be his mother on the phone and since Lainie never met his parents, she didn't know any better.

Needless to say that Joey's plan didn't work. He was erase from the picture. Not killed, but still erase and Lainie, Harry and Dexter became a family.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Dave Malkoff and Sophia Ghaffari

Dark of Night will soon be out. January 27, 2009, is the release date. I don't know when the library will be getting it and I will be getting it from the library, because I am on the waiting list. 

I have a feeling that Sophia will get pregnant for Dave. The prologue to Dark of Night screams pregnancy. The no protection sex for their first time and the multiple sex in seven weeks are signs that Sophia will be with child. I could be wrong. My gut feelings that I have been feeling ever since I have read the prologue could be wrong, but I hey, I was right about thinking that Alyssa was going to be pregnant for Sam, way before reading All Through The Night.

I want Sophia and Dave to be together. I have for a long time. I think that they should get married to, because the baby and mother needs to be carrying Dave's last name. I believe that Sophia had feelings for Dave for a long time, but kept them secret, because they didn't want to ruin their friendship, plus, she was still trying to go after a man that didn't want her. Decker was never going to go her way. 

Yesterday, at church, I have seen a little boy. A member of our church. It's 2 years old and he's wearing glasses now. How cute! I could image Sophia and Dave's child wearing glasses. It should be a boy. I am sure if it is, he would look like Dave. Dave is a sexy nerd. 

Okay, let me stop talking about Dave. I am reading about another sexy nerd in The Nerd That Loved Me by Vicki Thompson. Just because a man is a nerd, doesn't mean he's not desirable. The woman in Vicki's book is noticing that. She's seeing how attractive he is. Just like Dave is attractive. 

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I've bought 10 books today

I know that I have said that I wanted to read 25 books, before I have bought any more books, but today, I was wanting a book from the library. I wanted to read about one of Vicki Lewis' nerds, so I went to the library to check a book out - The Nerd Who Loved Me. Why did I go over to the booksale aisle? I have seen 10 books that I wanted to buy. The price at the big library is no longer 10 cents. They had a sign stating that as of January 5, 2009 the book prices have changed. All their paperbacks (small and large) are 25 cents each or 5 for a $1.00. New Hardback books $1.00 and the rest of the hard back books are still 50 cents each or 3 for a $1.00, which is not bad. The library by my house books are 25 cents for small paperback, I guess the large paperbacks are 50 cents. My reason for saying that is because the libriana that puts the books out for sale wanted to charge me 50 cents for a large paperback, when their sign says paperback books 25 cents. I wasn't going to show her the area, I just didn't buy the book. It was just a book that I wanted to check out. It was about older people. Anyway, their new hardbacks are $1.00 and other hardbacks are 50 cents each.

I will have to stop buyings books for now. I hope that I honestly don't see anything at the library, when I go and get Dark of Night. 

Friday, January 9, 2009

Buying Books In 2009

Last Saturday, I have bought 52 books from the library. Two of them, I already had, but bought them. One was a brand new paperback copy of Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann. 

I love buying books. I have to read more, before I buy more. I know that it will be a little hard for me. But, I have to try at least. Hopefully, if the Lord says the same, I will going to the library to pick up Dave and Sophia's book, Dark of Night, when it comes out. The book will be released on January 27, 2009. I will not get the book that day. I don't know what number I am on the waiting list, but whenever the book will be ready for me, I will go and get it from the library. I will try my best not to go look at the books for sale. 

I plan on reading 25 books, before buying any more books. I have a lot of books that needs to be dealt with, before I buy more books. Give away and replace. That's what I need to do. Unless a book is a keeper, if not, I'm giving it away.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Wedding The Highlander by Janet Chapman


Mrs. Janet Chapman is one of my new author reads of 2008. I have started this book in December 2008 and finished it in a week ago. I found this book to be quite funny. I'm not a fan of time travel stories, which I have to say that this book only talks about time traveling. The hero: Michael MacBain has already travel from a previous book. I am also not a fan of paranormal books either. The paranormal theme wasn't a big issue in this book. 

The heroine in this story is 30 year old Elizabeth Hart. She's a doctor. One day, while at work, she prays with this man for his wife, whom she is about to go operator on, when she gets to the operator room and is about to cut on the woman, she was stopped and to her surprise the woman was healed and didn't need any surgery. Elizabeth leaves the room and goes visit an ex-patient of hers, a little boy who was in a comma. She prays for him too and he wakes up from the comman. Both incidents freaks Elizabeth out. She leaves the hospital. James, another doctor and an ex-boyfriend was curious as to what happend to his patient. He knew the boy was in a comma, but surprisely woken up after Elizabeth goes to visit him. James tried contacting Elizabeth. She doesn't answer his calls, but she does call her mother and tell her what happend at the hospital. According to Elizabeth's grandmother, she had the gift and she had a white string of hair to prove it. I am assuming the white hair was like Rouge's hair from the X-men.

Elizabeth decided she needed to get away, because she couldn't explain what happend at the hospital to James or anyone. She found an ad of a little boy name Robbie looking for a tenant. Elizabeth leaves California and moves to Pine Creek, Maine. The first person she meets is Michael McBain. Robbie's father. He rescues her from the pond her car lands in. To Elizabeth this man was a giant. Goliath. Mrs. Chapman keep describing this man as being very tall and large. Elizabeth, who is now going by Libby is short. I don't think she's under 5ft tall. In the book, it states that she's 5ft 3" with heels on. She is referred to as being tiny and jokes are made about her height. 

Robbie is eight years old, but doesn't appear to be that young, because of how tall he is. He is mistaken for being 12 years old. He's very smart and his main goal is to find himself a mother and his father a wife. He's mother died. He has the owl as a pet and he named her Mary. That was his mother's name. It's believed that Mary is in the bird. 

There is more that I can say, but I will just say that Michael claims Libby. He wasn't going to let any man come in between them. Poor James. 

There is a HEA between a 30 year old woman and an 800 year old man.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

For The Roses By Julie Garwood


I love this book. I think that Julie Garwood has done an excellent job in writing this book. She has shown that people don't have to be kin by blood to become a family. I love the way how she created a believable, loving family. Three white brothers, one black brother, a white sister and a black mother. All of these people needed one another. They all needed this special family.

Since Adam - the black brother: was the oldest of the children, he became their leader. The one that they looked up to. Out of all the brothers, Cole and Adam were the closest. Well, at least in my humble opinion. Both brothers had respect for the other. Cole looked up to Adam. I love how he respected Adam. The young man would have died for his brother. They would all die for one another. Even Mary Rose. LOL, she was the only girl and the brothers spoiled her. Of course, she would tell on them too. She would write letters to Mama Rose. Mama Rose was really Adam's mother. But, since the kids were left to fend for themselves, Mama Rose became all of their mother. Mama Rose was a slave. Adam didn't need that kind of life. Mama Rose knew that she was going to see her son one day. She communicated with her children via mail. She was a true mother. She would comfort them, when they needed comfort and she would get on them, when they were bad. LOL, leave it up to Mary Rose, her brothers were bad a lot. She liked to have her way, and they wouldn't let her at times. Of course, they would bend and give into her.

Cole is "the cowboy" in the family. When, I say "cowboy" I mean, he's very good with a gun. He just don't talk to talk, but he backs it up with the gun, if needs be. He's not a trouble maker. :) well, sometimes, he could be. Especially, with a certain person that came to their house to be nosy and Cole didn't like him. Speaking of house, Cole is very good with his hands as well. He built their house.

Adam is the bookworm. Unlike his brothers, because of the time period they are in. He couldn't get out freely. He was a black man and slavery was still alive and kicking. He educated himself well with books. Plus, he helped his siblings with their education as well.

Oh my goodness. I will have to go back and reread the book to make sure, I am saying the correct information about the other two brothers. I believe it was Travis that was the good with horses and Douglas was good at getting things the family needed. ( I will be editing this information if it's false).

This book is a good read. I believe that this family is easy to fall in love with. The characters are real.

Again, Julie Garwood has done an excellent job with this story. I hate that a movie was made after this book. Rosehill and trust me, the movie wasn't anything like the book. It messed Julie's work up and that sucks.