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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 8:11:54 AM PST
Romance Diva says:
Awww. Your view makes me want to read the book again. Because I mentally spit everytime someone mentions Mystery Man. LOL!

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 8:15:36 AM PST
bsedam says:
Fiona B I agree with your choices, but liked Golden Dynasty the best. I hope her writes a book about Apollo from Wild Dreams. It was kind of alluded at the end of that book.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 8:36:57 AM PST
HJ Leonard says:
bsedam-

Looks like Apollo is next up after Fantastical. Valentine has found Ilsa on our Earth and she is on the run from her abusive husband, 'our Earth' Apollo. Not spoilers, per se, but a conversation from the epilogue of Fantastical...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 8:40:51 AM PST
Kate Barley says:
I caught that conversation and I would love a book about him.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 8:59:19 AM PST
MBAButterfly says:
I wondered when Apollo's story was going to be told. I figured it would be the second book, since it was sorta a cliff hanger from the first book. I still have to read fantastical, I've read the other 2 in the series already. I'm more confused about whether or not to read mystery man. It's like half likes it, half REALLY doesn't like it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 9:04:39 AM PST
TravelingGal says:
FWIW, I'm in the group that really liked Mystery Man. I liked the premise, the hero was super hot, there was a lot of action plus some angst, and I thought the love story ended up being kind of sweet.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 9:12:33 AM PST
Romance Diva says:
If you enjoy Ashley's writing, Mystery Man is not a waste of effort.

*I* personally would find someone to borrow it from, but *I* didn't like it. I already loaned my copy out, otherwise I would loan it to you myself.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 9:23:57 AM PST
bsedam says:
Romance Diva. this is way I really like these forums. We can differ in opinions yet we are all together in enjoying a great romance. Thanks for graciously accepting my differing opinion. All in all we love the same authors Lynda Chane. Laurann Dohner & Kristne Ashley.

Do you like Toni Blake, Nalini Singh, Cynthia Eden or Illona Andrews?

HJ Leonard: Thanks for the news on Apollo, Really thought it would have been out by now. I will just wait patiently (not really, but I'll try)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 9:28:10 AM PST
TravelingGal says:
Apollo sounds really good to me too but from what she's posted on Facebook, it's not coming up immediately. I believe she has mentioned one with what I think are new characters (Sampson and Kia), her vampire book (Leah and Lucien), the next Rock Chick (Hector and Sadie) - which I'm really excited about, and the next Dream Man which is Mitch's story.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 9:32:59 AM PST
Romance Diva says:
Email her. LOL! It's the only way to get her to focus on what you want to read. I'm telling you, she has a million stories to tell only a few hundred thousand hours to do it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 9:33:35 AM PST
Romance Diva says:
I LOVE Nalini Singh. I like Cynthia Eden, never read Illona Andrews, but Toni Blake upsets me.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 9:42:01 AM PST
bsedam says:
Romance Diva why does Toni Blake upset you and who else do you like to read?

I finished Wild Man, Liked it, but did not love it.

Have started Rock chicks and I'm enjoying itm thanks to Lulu123

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 10:20:30 AM PST
Mercered says:
Okay, I caved...omg! I loved Tate! He got on my nerves at first bc of the whole fat suburbia comment...I guess it hit a little close to home? ;-)...I thought I couldn't forgive him for that, but it was all right in the end. I just finished Sweet Dreams and then At Peace. I can't decide between Joe or Tate...after Sweet Dreams, I just wanted to drive around looking for a biker bar! I promised myself I would NOT stay up tonight like I did last night reading At Peace. I'm going to start another book, just haven't figured out if it's going to be...maybe Lady Luck. After only 3 hours of sleep last night, I'm functioning really well at work, I wonder how it'll be if I get too caught up with Lady Luck...hmmmm...

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 10:44:10 AM PST
Lulu123 says:
Has anyone read Lacybourne Manor or Sommersgate House by her? I read Penmort Castle and enjoyed it, although it wasn't one of my favorites of hers. I liked that the heroine had been married before and loved her dead husband. It was the first KA book I've read that didn't have the crazy ex-wife out to stir up trouble for the h and H. The hero had to work through his feelings of jealousy in regards to the heroine's love for her husband and the heroine had to let go of her guilt due to falling in love with someone else.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 11:07:45 AM PST
Romance Diva says:
HEEEEEE! Mercered those are my top two. What you should read next, is Golden Dynasty.

But Lady Luck is great because you get to "see" Tate again.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 11:09:22 AM PST
Romance Diva says:
I read Lacybourne Manor, I liked it. Which surprised me because it featured an evil entity, ghosts and random flashbacks...

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 11:20:52 AM PST
Mystery Man and Sweet Dreams tie for my first place, At Peace second (Joe Callahan) then Wild Man. Reading as hard and fast as I can. Just finished Lady Luck, oh my, definite winner. Going to read Golden Dynasty and Fantastical next. Right after I finish Fairytale Come Alive.

Sorry, political correctness irritates the heck out of me. These are real stories about real kind of people with real problems and real heartaches. Even macho biker type alphas. Like the hero of Wild Man first seen in Mystery Man. Who would have thought what personal problems he was living with.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 11:23:00 AM PST
Romance Diva says:
Even in MM I loved me some Brock.Yeah he was...intense, but I liked him and Tack. Can't wait for Tack's story. I have a feeling he is going to read like MyTate and MineJoe.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 11:26:32 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2011 11:26:53 AM PST
Romance Diva says:
Every Toni Blake book I've read has worked my nerve:

Tempt Me Tonight was BORING.

Swept Away Even MORE BORING.

Letters to a Secret Lover (Avon Romance) Dumb. Annoying. And boring.

I gave up after that. Clearly, she's not for me.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 12:09:06 PM PST
could anyone lend me the golden dynasty, i have never read any kristen ashley books and i am interested in possibly starting. thanks in advance! Courtnievargas@yahoo.com

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 12:13:35 PM PST
actually ive heard a lot of good things for both sweet dreams and the golden dynasty so if anyone could lend me either one. thanks!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 12:14:58 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2011 12:15:27 PM PST
TravelingGal says:
I love Brock but the heroine was just too annoyingly sweet and perfect for me.

Lady Luck is my all time favorite. Mystery Man, Sweet Dreams, and At Peace are close runners up.

Lulu123, I read Lacybourne Manor and Sommersgate House. I enjoyed them both although I think they fall a little more into the traditional romance category. Sommersgate House had a great super cold, icy hero who ends up melting because of the heroine. The ghost part is relatively minor. Lacybourne Manor is a little more madcap - although not to the extent of the Rock Chick books - and the paranormal part is more important to the story.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 12:16:45 PM PST
Romance Diva says:
I am currently 58% into Sommersgate. I like.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 12:34:23 PM PST
I also loved Mystery Man. And just to give my two cents into this conversation, I loved it even though I didn't like that Hawk was not committed to Gwen completely during their year and half affair, not until she was in danger and had two other potential suitors. I felt Gwen kinda brought it on herself, I mean she didn't even know the guys name the whole time.

Hawk was definitely a tortured hero, who was really broken by his wife and daughter's deaths, but I think Gwen had her own demons too that she needed to over come and in a way held herself back during this time too. But as the story goes on there were many things that I loved about Hawk, I loved how he wanted to make things better for her especially when she tucked herself in a protective ball, how he made sure she had what she wanted, including the Jimmy Choos she was saving forever for, he always watched over her or had someone watch over her for him. Ya, there was moment that he thought he couldn't do it again and take a chance at love risking the possibility of loosing someone he loved, this happened after Gwen was kidnapped and he thought she might have been killed in what seemed to be a similar situation that got his wife and daughter killed. To me this was understandable to a point, and I hated that it took him a week to come to his senses, but I think the way he wanted to make it up to Gwen was perfect, he was still an alpha but with remorse, knowing he hurt her. I she did have Tack to comfort her, so this also made this time apart doable for me.

I absolutely love Hawk and think he definitely redeemed himself, and he admitting to Gwen and himself that he wasted the year and half by keeping Gwen at arms length goes a long was to making it right, and he does this many times throughout the book. I loved the epilogue, in my opinion his love for Gwen was so obvious, and I didn't even mind that he had a wife he loved before the h, and a child that was lost, he was healed, and his devotion to his wife and family was absolute.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 12:38:51 PM PST
Hi diremommy, I'll be happy to loan them to you if no one has sent them yet. Let me know and I"ll send both to you. How are you liking the Burg so far?
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