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The Pleasure of Your Kiss - Teresa Medeiros Adored this book to death. Here's hoping I get around to reviewing it soon...
Once and Always - Judith McNaught 3.5-ish stars
Suddenly Royal - Nichole Chase Dropped at: 56%


1. I couldn't care less where the story is headed.
2. I couldn't identify with, or even like, Sam.
3. I feel like I'm reading a slightly older version of Princess Diaries, with a few alterations here and there. Too few to make it stand out, however.
4. This reads completely like a YA, when I was expecting something far more mature and steamy and sexy. Or really, anything but this washed-out, plain story.
5. I only mildly liked Alex. Combined with reasons #1-4, this made for a HUGE disappointment.

I'm so sorry, Cory. I know how much you wanted us to like this. I tried, I honestly did, but no more. Sorry.


Summer 2013 Readalong!

After being convinced by Cory's review, Sarah and I are planning to buddy read this on June 14. If any of you want to join in, you're more than welcome to (leave a comment to let us know you're taking part). Current participants (click on the names to see their respective reviews):

1. Moi
2. Sarah
3. Aly
4. Cory
5. Stacia
6. PJ
7. Anzu
8. Angela
9. Laura
10. Miranda
11. Alexis
12. Jenny
13. Maru
14. Aure
15. Jgilles
16. Lyndi

Whoever's participating in the fun is ordered requested to edit their review so we can spread the word and make this a readalong of momentous proportions!
Tiger Lily - Jodi Lynn Anderson Forget it, am not in the mood for YA right now. The genre hasn't agreed with me for a while. Time for a good old CR. ;)

June group read with my fellow Dark Siders! I'm late, as usual. Forgive me, Aly. >_<</s>
Until Fountain Bridge (On Dublin Street, #1.6) - Samantha Young Holy sexy cover.
The Infinite Moment of Us - Lauren Myracle Is anyone else as in love with this cover as I am?? It's so magically beautiful.
Texas Princess - Jodi Thomas 4.5/5 stars - my 700th rating on GR.
Sin and Sensibility - Suzanne Enoch Aww! This was simply wonderful. I completely fell in love with the characters and their story. Really looking forward to the sequels! 4.4/5 stars
Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson, #7) - Patricia Briggs I skimmed through most of the book, skipped entire chapters, and read only the first 15% and last 5%. Since doing that alone took me over a month, I think it's safe to say I'm done with this series. I'll only reconsider reading the rest of these books if the focus shifts from the boring plot to Adam the characters.

*Buddy read with Jenny. Read her review here.*
Love Irresistibly - Julie James Another warm-fuzzies-inducing romance by James. LOVED it! Review to come.
Until You - Judith McNaught Absolutely magical. 4.5/5 stars
The Spymaster's Lady - Joanna Bourne 3.5/5 stars
Whitney, My Love - Judith McNaught I have the unrevised version of the story, and it should've ended five chapters before it actually did. 3.3/5 stars
The Edge of Never - J.A. Redmerski It's not the next best thing since Oreos (like I'd been led to believe), but it didn't completely disappoint either. Review to come.
Almost Heaven (Sequels #3) - Judith McNaught Breathtaking.
Forever My Girl - Heidi  McLaughlin Dropped at: 51%

Reason: None of the characters act their age (the adults act like immature teeangers and the kids like wise grandparents), the dialogue is contrived, Josie's mood swings are beyond annoying, and Liam is a drama queen. Also, don't get me started on the editing mistakes.

I couldn't care less where this is headed.

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