January 10, 2010

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Author: Jane Fallon
Title: Getting Rid of Matthew
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Chicklit
Format: Tradesize Paperback
Release date: 2007
Belated birthday present from friends who couldn't make it to my party in August.
I received the Dutch Translation of this book

What to do if Matthew, your secret lover of the past four years, finally decides to leave his wife Sophie (and their two daughters) and move into your flat, just when you're thinking that you might not want him anymore...

Plan A - stop shaving your armpits, and your bikini line; tell him you have a moustache that you wax every six weeks; stop having sex with him; pick holes in the way he dresses; don't brush you teeth, or your hair, or the stray hag-whisker that grows out of your chin; buy incontinence pads and leave them lying around.
Plan B - accidentally on purpose bump into his wife Sophie; give yourself a fake name and identity; befriend Sophie; actually begin to really like Sophie; snog Matthew's son (whose the same age as you by the way. You're not a paedophile); buy a cat and give it a fake name and identity; befriend Matthew's children. Watch your whole plan go absolutely horribly wrong.

"Getting Rid of Matthew" isn't as easy as it seems, but along the way, Helen will forge an unlikely friendship, find real love and realize that nothing ever goes exactly to plan...

Author: Beverley Kendall
Title: Sinful Surrender
Series: Unnamed "sexy Victorian-set" Series - book 1
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: January 2010
Received for Review from author

Millicent “Missy” Armstrong is entering her fourth London Season, but not for lack of suitors. Since her debut three years ago, Missy has received twenty marriage proposals. But she is interested in only one man—her brother’s best friend, James Rutherford. As a child, Missy looked up to James. As a grown up, her admiration has blossomed into the longings of a beautiful, sensuous woman—and she won’t rest until James admits his love—and desire—for her…

James Rutherford rues the day he let his physical weaknesses get the better of him by kissing Missy. His best friend has made it clear that Missy is off limits, and though he’s avoided her for three years, he hasn’t forgotten the feel of her soft lips pressed against his—and it seems neither has she. For no matter how much James tries to discourage Missy, he keeps winding up in her arms, sharing heated caresses that promise the most delirious pleasure...

Author: Stephanie Tyler
Title: Too Hot Too Hold
Series: Hold trilogy, book 2
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Military Romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: January 2010
Bought (via Van Stockum)


Nick Devane's life is one big classified secret. Until Kaylee Smith busts his covert world wide open, threatening to blow his cover. Digging around where she doesn't belong could get them both killed.especially when the beautiful journalist uncovers top secret information that could set off a global disaster if it falls into the wrong hands. Nick can't let that happen, even if he has to battle deadly mercenaries and an irresistible attraction that is all consuming..

Kaylee didn't expect her search for her missing ex-husband to lead to this sexy and dangerous warrior. Now she's teamed up with Nick on a mission that takes them into deepest Africa - and into the middle of a massive government cover-up. With rogue agents hot on their trail, Kaylee's going to unearth all Nick's secrets. Before they both vanish without a trace. Before the passion burning between them sets off an explosion no one may survive.

Author: Lauren Dane
Title: Coming Undone
Series: Brown Siblings, book 2
Genre: Erotic Romance/Sexy Contemporary
Format: Tradesize Paperback
Release date: January 2010
Bought (via The Bookdepository)

Brody Brown has always been responsible for others. After his parents’ death, he gave up a promising artistic career to care for his younger brother and sister. Now, with his siblings grown, Brody owns his own business, has a nice house, makes a nice living, and for the first time in years he’s on his own.

Elise Sorenson has come to Seattle with her young daughter to find peace. After years as a world-famous ballerina—(and just as many years in a marriage-gone-bad)—she’s looking for neither love nor attention. But she finds both in the handsome, honest man who befriends her with no strings attached.

More than friends, Brody and Elise discover in each other what they need—wild, physical passion without commitment. But it’ll take a shadow from Elise’s past to make them look beyond what they need—to what they truly desire.

Author: Kat Martin
Title: Reese's Bride
Series: Bride Trilogy, book 2
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: January 2010
Bought (via The Bookdepository)

Wounded in battle, Major Reese Dewar returns to England - but his injuries are nothing compared to his shattered heart

Years ago, love-struck Reese departed his home at Briarwood with a promise from raven-haired Elizabeth Clemens that she would make a life with him upon his return. But mere months later, she married the Earl of Aldridge, attaining wealth and status Reese could never match. Memories of that betrayal make his homecoming far more bitter than sweet.

Seeing Elizabeth on his doorstep dressed in widow's garb twists the knife even deeper. But fear for her young son's safety has overcome her pride: she begs Reese for protection from those who would see the boy dead to possess his fortune. He agrees to an uneasy alliance, sensing Elizabeth still harbors deep secrets - and Reese knows that he's placing himself in danger.of losing his heart all over again.

Author: Jo Davis
Title: Hidden Fire
Series: The Firefighters of Station Five, book 3
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: December 2009
Received as a Christmas gift from hubby. It wasn't included in my Christmas edition of ON MY WISHLIST because hubby got me a book then that I already had received so we exchanged it for this one

The scorching hot firemen of Station Five are known for cranking up the heat. Sexy rogue Julian Salvatore is no exception…

He’s more than earned his reputation as a ladies’ man, but chasing women has also been a way to outrun a terrible secret from his past. Then he meets defense attorney Grace McKenna, a beautiful ice queen who’s more than willing to give Julian her body, even if he can’t seem to melt her heart.

In the blazing heat of their passion, Grace and Julian start to let down their guard—just as a series of grisly murders rocks Nashville and Julian is targeted by the killer. As the firefighter comes face to face with his demons, he and Grace must race to uncover the terrible truth—or become the next victims.


Nadia Lee said...

All of them look so good! Lucky you!

Stacy~ said...

Great stash! I have 3 of these books myself :)

SusiSunshine said...

Lovely loot you got there. Finished Coming Undone yday night and loved it!

confessionsofabookjunkie said...

They all sound very interesting! Happy reading! :)

Kathy Martin said...

Great books! They look so good that they are tempting me to get back into reading romances. Happy reading!

ParaJunkee said...

Great haul, they all look great. I'm on a YA kick right now, gotta get back to some steamy stuff soon. LOL. ♥ Parajunkee

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

These look like fun reads, and some of the covers are HOT. Enjoy!

Mine is here: When the Apocalypse Comes Nobody's Going to Be Punctuating

Kris said...

Those look like some good ones.

This is what I got

Ina said...

Great books! I've ordered Too Hot to Hold too and can't wait to read it...
greetings, Ina

Leontine said...

I've got a few from your list too like Jo Davis and Stephanie Tyler, not to forget Lauren Dane. So you've finally received your copy too of COMING UNDONE YAY Enjoy all the reads!!!

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Great books!

Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox-11010.html

Take care! :D

inthehammockblog said...

Oooh, I want to read beverley kendall's book!! Great mailbox!

Rebecca said...

Looks like you got a lot of books this week. Hope you enjoy reading them all.

Donna [F.D. Ramblings] said...

You have a lot of steamy romance reading ahead of you ~ Enjoy!

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