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Ana and Chris
Ana and Chris love books, baseball, travel and our families
Interests: Baseball, Comicbooks, romance novels, traveling
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Beth Faraday grew up knowing she had a special skill set, one that allowed her to become one of the world’s most-sought-after assassins. But when something goes terribly wrong on a mission in Kabul Beth abruptly retired. She left her work and family behind to assume a new identity, and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Immersed in Books
There was a time in my life where mystery and detective novels dominated my reading. I loved Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, PD James & Patricia Cornwell. I read everything from hard-boiled noir to cozy cottage mystery. But I reached my breaking one night with a particularly gruesome Ian Rankin novel... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Immersed in Books
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Recently I had the opportunity to read two m/m novellas by Amy Jo Cousins. In both the stories the main characters have to strip away protective layers of prejudice and defensiveness in order to move beyond sexual chemistry to real intimacy and the possibility of love. All the characters have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Immersed in Books
I wrote a guest post for Limecello about the romance tropes and story-elements that I connect with the most as a Latina and the books and series where I have found them. Go read it! I am very proud of the post. It was challenging to write & trying to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Immersed in Books
It is 1905 and Sir Thomas Featherstone is a wealthy baronet and art patron in London. He has come to the Evensong Agency in search of secretary that will help him organize his business affairs, and help him launch an artist colony and art foundation. Ms. Evensong the wily proprietor... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Immersed in Books
Thea is an amazon, a senior partner for a music industry PR firm. She is fantastic at her job and looks great doing it. Not too long ago her heart was bruised when she discovered her then fiancee was cheating on her, but the real damage he did was in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Riding Dirty ( Dirty Eleven MC series): This is Jill Sorenson’s first foray into Motorcycle Club Romance, and it was a natural fit for the Romantic Suspense expert. Mia Richards (formerly Michelle Ruiz) is psychologist, who entered the Witness Protection system after Phillip, her husband was murdered and she was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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He’s so Fine by Jill Shalvis is the second to last book in the Lucky Harbor series. I have stuck with this series through ups and downs but I have enjoyed the last two more than any of the books since the original trilogy. It has been several years since... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Olivia Martin is on her way home for Christmas, with a winter storm threatening, but her boss John Gulbrandar has asked her to run a small errand for him on her way out of town, to get his son Erik and Olivia’s former co-worker to sign some paperwork. Once upon... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at Immersed in Books
I read this book with some hesitation. I enjoyed Walker’s handling of a recovering alcoholic ex-pastor Noah in Deeper than Need, but I found the romantic suspense plot which centered on exposing of a ritualistic child-sex abuse ring somewhat triggering. This book continues with the fallout of the abuse scandal.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Last fall I had the opportunity to read this novel when it was serialized on the WattPad. I really enjoyed re-reading a few weeks ago over Labor day weekend. May is having a horrible weekend, her long-time boyfriend and NFL quarterback Dan’s tipsy and cringe-worthy public proposal incited her to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Sarah Naylor has spent the previous two years of her life taking care of her aunt Joan till her death of ovarian cancer. A professional chef looking for a new start and return to the carefree life she had before, Sarah left San Francisco to help launch a new food-truck... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Immersed in Books
The second book in the Easy Part series by Emma Barry, Private Politics is the story of Washington fundraiser Alyse Phillips and political blogger Liam Nussbaum. Alyse didn’t always know what she wanted out-of life, only what she didn’t want. She knew she didn’t want to have a just-good-enough-marriage in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Immersed in Books
Rock Addiction is Nalini Singh’s highly anticipated self-published return to contemporaries. I am a big fan of her Psy-Changeling series, and I was eager to read it despite the fact that rockstar romances are far from my favorites. Rock Addiction is the story of Fox, the hugely famous American front... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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“It was only when she talked mathematics that he could see this side of her — sure and steady, swift and beautiful, as if when she was surrounded by numbers, she forgot that she was supposed to be shy.” (Kindle Loc 314) Rose Sweetly is computer. She has gift for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Immersed in Books
This is the first of the last trio of Lucky Harbor novels. I loved the first three, powered through the middle ones even as some as the secondary wacky townies characters started crowding into the story too much. However I enjoyed “It's in His Kiss” despite the fact that I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Our summer was fun, busy and wetter than we expected. After our travels out West, we came home to a week and half of family visits. Papi and Rosalia stopped in for a 24hr whirlwind visit, dropping off a car... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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Prior to the Molly O’Keefe’s Summer Rain short-story, The Heart of It I had started and quit three of her novels despite hearing only love and adoration for them from trusted reviewers and twitter friends. As I read the opening chapters of Between the Sheets I finally realized why I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Kit Rocha’s (Bree Bridges & Donna Herren) amazing dystopian erotic romance Beyond series is well known for its scorching sex scenes and intense action but in it I have also found a consistently intriguing exploration of what it means to belong, believe and love. Beyond Addiction particularly focuses how redemption... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Immersed in Books
Natalie had a wild wild youth, but she has put all of that behind her, and settled in to a happy and fun life in Hood River. She has the tattoos and the memories but nowadays she is happier to forget just how out of control her life used to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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The novella "A Lesson in Temptation", is the fourth story in the Stanton Family series. I read and enjoyed two of the previous stories but found this one to be more fun that the first two. Adam Harkness’s unshakable drive and insane work-ethic has landed him a coveted tenure-track position... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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I’m a big fan of Cara McKenna’s books and I’ve been following her on twitter for a couple of years. I first heard of Lay it Down after she signed the contract Signet Eclipse for the series and announced that she was going to be writing a biker book series.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Juliana Hargate, finds herself penniless and homeless when her father accused of embezzlement disappears. She trades her fancy dress for chimney-sweep’s clothes and few shillings (she knows she made a bad bargain) and sets off to try to clear her father’s name by sneaking into his offices at Hargate Shipping... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Max likes his life, he loves his job, he has friends,and he has figured out routines that let him have a comfortable if not exciting life. Despite befriending several of the Kowalskis and opening his home up on game day to fellow sports fans, to most Whitford residents he remains... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Immersed in Books
Miss Bates, They really are a great series. If you enjoy RS already then it is a natural fit. I tried a fair bit of RS early on, but heroines who were damsels in the distress really turned me off. I love the Crane's heroines really bring something to the table, even the singer in Off the Edge. They are not superwomen by any stretch of the imagination, but they are certainly not objects to be saved. I love that. Ana
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