Welcome to nightstand Roundup, Round 2!
Let’s see what new and wonderful authors we can introduce each other to this go around.
As the picture taken by Mr. Lyons last night shows, I am currently reading quite a few stories at the moment.
Starting from the bottom and working my way up…
Jingle Bell Rock — an anthology of contemporary romance centered around the holidays. (Told you I like to keep reading holiday and winter-themed stories well into the new year… keeps that “Christmas” spirit alive. :-))
Unchartered Waters by Jodi Lynn Copeland — I’ve just recently started reading Jodi Lynn, but I’ve got to say I love her fresh and fun voice.
Miss Wonderful by Loretta Chase. Okay, I know that her Lord of Scoundrels is on the “best historical romance” book list everywhere. It’s a good book. I’ve read it twice. But I think Miss Wonderful blows it away. I’m only a few pages from the end of this one (I think I set it down because I want it to last!) and this has been, from the very beginning, one of the absolute best historical romances I’ve ever, ever read. Right now it would definitely be in my all-time top 10, possibly my top five.
The Mistletoe Wager by Christine Merrill — I’m only a few pages into this one…
Scoring by Kristin Hardy — a sexy Blaze featuring a former pro baseball player (always fun Hero material).
The Outrageous Lady Felsham by Louise Allen — this is the second in her series called “Those Scandalous Ravenhursts” and I’m finding, so far, both books to be excellent. I finished the first in the series last week and am over halfway through this one (I’ve had a hard time putting down either of these which is always a good sign).
And of course, because I gotta have a COWBOY book in there somewhere :-) — I’ve recently discovered a great series by Lois Faye Dyer. These are some Silhouette Special Editions from the late 90s and they are terrific. After this book — The Cowboy Takes a Wife — I’ve got at least one more in the series. Talk about your quintessential “Harlequin” that so many love to mock: the Cowboy Hero, the pregnant heroine (of course it’s not his baby, but his estranged and now deceased half brother’s) but it’s written really, really well and has been a true pleasure to read (I’m nearing the end on this one too).
Now it’s your turn! Remember the rules — whether it’s on your nightstand or tucked away in an app on your phone, or a book on your ereader, as long as you’ve started it and plan to finish it, it counts (no TBR!).
If you enjoy heartwarming stories that take place during the chill of winter, try Larissa’s Miss Isabella Thaws a Frosty Lord, her latest sexy Regency Romance.
Larissa Lyons loves writing about strong men with a weakness for the right woman. She reads way too many books at once (but can’t seem to help herself). Thankfully, she’s finally learned to only write one story at a time. :-) Learn more by visiting her website.