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Focus on Me
Megan Erickson
The Best Simple Recipes
America's Test Kitchen
Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen
Jazz Jennings
The Science of Trust: Emotional Attunement for Couples
John M. Gottman
Taken with You
Shannon Stacey
Until We Touch (Fool's Gold, #15)
Susan Mallery
In Bed With the Devil (Avon Romantic Treasure)
Lorraine Heath
The Wedding of the Century & Other Stories
Kristin James, Charlotte Featherstone, Mary Jo Putney
How to Dance with a Duke
Manda Collins
The Man Within - Lora Leigh I thought I would try something a little different than I normally read. The author has a pretty decent following and lots of series so I thought I would give her a try. (Plus I heard the sexy scenes were hot.) Unfortunately, this was not the book for me and not even the steamy parts could make up for its other deficits. I hung in until page 152 when physical violence became part of their relationship and then skimmed the rest. Of course, the initial forced sex of the virgin should have tipped me off.

The main female character, Roni, draws upon some of the worst characterizations of women. For example, she cannot control any of her emotions and becomes violent when she is angered or challenged, throwing things and hitting others. Even though she is 23ish, she acts very immature. I just couldn't relate to her in any way.

For me, this book was a train wreck and it felt like a very amateur effort. I was not impressed.