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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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Today I am over at Elisabeth Jane's blog: Cooking up Romance . Elisabeth and I enjoy a lot of the same kinds of books and thought it would be fun to review one together. We had so much fun we plan on doing it again sometime soon. We both read... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Immersed in Books
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Fresh out of medical school Dr. Petra Lale is trying to figure out how to keep her solo practice afloat, learning how to market herself to patients, network with peers, and establish professional boundaries with the few patients she does have. Ian Zamora is a workaholic restaurateur, disillusioned with himself,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Immersed in Books
I don't know about you but I'm a very practical person. I like to be able to fix and do. I have a hard time listening to people vent without suggesting solutions or taking it as invitation or request to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Coqui in Winterfell
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Rock Hard is a workplace romance, with a former Rugby player/millionaire/CEO hero. None of those things are my catnip, but since I'm a big fan of Nalini Singh & I read the previous book and novella despite having rock star heroes, I knew I was going to read Rock Hard.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Immersed in Books
This month's TBR Challenge Theme is " Series Catch-up" but for some reason I had it wrong. Maybe I looked at the theme list from a past year, but for most of the month I thought I was supposed to be reading and reviewing a "new to me author". I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Immersed in Books
Intimate Geography is book 2 in Tamsen Parker’s The Compass series duology. It picks up right after the cliffhanger ending of Personal Geography. In this volume Cris and India have to make sense of what her choice means for their relationship and lives. I thought Parker did a fantastic job... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Immersed in Books
Since I’m not an aspiring writer and a moody rather than trendy reader and have little interest in predicting and anticipating the the kinds of stories, protagonists and heat-levels that I will likely encounter on the shelves in a year’s time, I generally don’t pay much attention to wish lists... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Immersed in Books
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Dead Heat is the fifth story in Patricia Briggs' Urban Fantasy series, Alpha & Omega. I discovered the the Alpha & Omega series a couple of years ago when I ran out of her excellent yet heart-wrenching Mercy Thompson books to borrow from my library's audio-book collection. Set in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Immersed in Books
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Last summer I listened to the first two books in The Others series, Written in Red and Murder of Crows and I fell in love with the series. The Others series is set in alternate Earth, called Thasia, where humans are not the dominant species. Instead humans are a vulnerable... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Immersed in Books
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I read these two novellas last month. I didn't review them right away because I needed to think about how I felt about them. I liked a lot of what Ms. O’Reilly was doing in these novellas, and I found them undeniably hot but I struggled a bit with some... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Immersed in Books
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On what was supposed to be her wedding day, Amy Morrison is seeking refuge at her empty office on the 49th Floor of a swanky office building in downtown Toronto. Everyone she knows is at her wedding, but there won't be a wedding because her fiance and boyfriend of seven... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Immersed in Books
Last year I was talking about Canadian authors on Twitter with one my favorite bloggers and twitters friends, Kay from Miss Bates Reads Romance. She confessed to not liking Margaret Atwood, and I asked her what Canadian authors she loved. She recommended I read some Susanna Kearsley, and suggested I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Immersed in Books
I love reading, I love books and I usually love talking about books. But right now I am tired. I am tired of hitting “hide post” or scrolling furiously past yet another concern trolling article. It seems to me that every few years whenever some new book takes the world... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Immersed in Books
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One of the magnificent pleasures of our Maunabo apartment is it's fantastic ocean view. I love just sitting in the living room, reading or writing and being able to look out at the view. It is always captivating, always changing.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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I read a handful of Karina Bliss’s Harlequin SuperRomance titles when I first started reading contemporary romance. I found them emotional without being manipulative, engaging and fun. Which is why was very interested in reading Rise. Rise is the story of Zander Freedman who appeared as a supporting character in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Immersed in Books
Once upon a time in a rose-filled valley in southern France, Layla Dubois, lost and stranded, walks into a stranger’s house and is nearly mauled by the big resident bear. Matthieu Rosier, heir to that rose-filled valley is the blushing, growling, sweetly fumbling but very drunk bear of a man,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Immersed in Books
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When the news turns ugly and I can't read anymore I often retreat to books. One of the books that has provided me with solace in the past month was Radio Silence. Radio Silence is an post-apocalyptic NA with diverse cast, set in Western New York. Arden, who is African... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Immersed in Books
Forbidden is the second of Charlotte Stein’s novels of longing and thwarted desires for Avon Impulse. In the first book, Intrusion, featured two characters deeply scarred by violence whose desire is paralyzed by fear. In this novel, the hero Killian is a young Irish seminarian months away from taking priestly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at Immersed in Books
-That if I am left to my own devices I will go to sleep every night by 9:30 and like it (this is my kind of sabbatical) -That routine is my best-friend, but that I can just change it when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at A Coqui in Winterfell
It is unlikely that in all of Berkeley there is someone less interested in the good opinion of a spoiled billionaire’s son as Tina Chen. She has absolutely no time for him. She is not some fluffy co-ed happily paying her bar-tab with her daddy’s money. Her life is dangerous... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2015 at Immersed in Books
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Autumn Sage is the second novel in Genevieve Turner’s Las Morenas series. The books are set in the late 1890’s California, at a time where old Spanish & Mexican Californian families are losing power to new American settlers in the area. Traditions & communities are changing, and Anglos, Blacks and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Immersed in Books
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This is my first 2015 TBR Challenge Review, this month's theme is "We Love Short Shorts! (Category romance, novellas, short stories)". I read a couple of novellas and category length books off of my non-review TBR pile but none that I really loved or had much to say about till... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Immersed in Books
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Blurb: The Bad Boy Is Back Evan Downey needs a new beginning. Since the death of his wife five years ago, the brilliant tattoo artist has shut himself away in a prison of grief that not even his work can break him out of-and what's worse, Evan knows his son... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Immersed in Books
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It is really cold outside, but we can't just stay home everyday. There is school for Aay, Karate practice, Drs & Vet appointments to go to, groceries to fetch, church activities & meetings to attend. However I feel we have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at A Coqui in Winterfell
Indecent Proposal is a marriage of convenience story whose premise is one that I can actually believe in for a contemporary setting. Ryan is a former model & bartender in New York City who has an impulsively and ill-advised one-night stand with Harrison Montgomery, the scion of a troubled political... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Immersed in Books