It's time! Hide your wallet and your giftcards, because it's the most excellent comment thread wherein I ask what you're reading, and we start giving recommendations and mini reviews and then BAM. The most expensive book order happens. Or the librarian is all, “No, you cannot borrow the hand truck to wheel in your Inter Library Loan request list.”
Right now, I'm reading some contemporary. I read Carolina Home by Virginia Kantra on vacation ( A | BN | K | ARe) – I stayed up past midnight to finish it, too. I think, if you're a fan of the Chesapeake quartet by Nora Roberts like I am, you'll probably like this book, too. It's set in the barrier islands of North Carolina, and there's a summer population and a year-round population, with class differences and perspective differences that make for a unique and interesting tension across the communities. The story also gets deeply involved in the lives of several characters, and continues over the next few books, so if you like a good saga with longer story arcs, you'll probably like this a lot.
I'm currently reading Carolina Girl ( A | BN | K | ARe), the sequel – which I bought at 1am right after finishing the prior book because I could and, well, at that hour, I have zero impulse control, especially when it comes to books. The day I figured out how to drop the brightness and increase the text on my Galaxy Note so I can read in the dark without my glasses was both a wonderful and terrible day.
Anyway, I'm not as into this one, in part because the heroine, the sister of the hero in Carolina Home, has to stay somewhat stubbornly ignorant about some very obvious things for some of the romantic tension to be maintained. And while I understand her struggle, I also think she's too smart to remain that dumb for so many pages. But I love the rest of the cast and will definitely keep reading to find out what happens to them.
What about you? What are you reading? Looking for a recommendation? Any books you think romance readers would love?
Come share – whatcha reading?