Been a while since I’ve been so relieved to see a Friday, LOL. Release week in all its glory, house stuff, kids back to school and I’m tiiiired.

A few lovely things: Riley Merrick is hosting a contest to win a copy of COMING UNDONE!

Some lovely reviews: Also from Riley Merrick – This book hits the right note on every level — the sweet and scorching romance, the friendships (both male and female), the family dynamics (both blood and chosen), they’re all great. I even loved Rennie — I don’t generally like children in my romances, but Lauren Dane has mastered the art of the non-annoying child character. I also like that we get a glimpse into the progress of Erin, Todd, and Ben’s triad relationship, and that we get to know Adrian a little better too. I’m looking forward to his book, and I can’t help but wonder if he might be the one to finally tame Raven (if such a thing is possible)?

Limecello gives COMING UNDONE an A+ over at Good/Bad/Unread: I loved this book. Loved. If 2010 is anything like 2009, Coming Undone will be part of my top 10 reads of the year. This was a contemporary novel that hearkened back to why I started reading romances in the first place. A heavy focus on relationships, both romantic, and general interpersonal ones. Family, friends, community. Then of course there’s the love story. Fantastic. The moving of the hero and heroine towards each other, and falling in love. Heart wrenching scenes, and words that come alive. I found myself speaking out loud in response to certain scenes or situations รขโ‚ฌโ€œ I couldn’t help commenting, I was that invested in the story.

Still working on Inside Out and liking my direction. Did actually read some this week so I’ll do a full booktalk post on Monday instead of Friday.

I’ve got a few posts milling around in my brain about heroines and heroes in general so hopefully I can get at least one out this weekend.

In any case – I might just be back later this morning with some excerpty goodness…

6 comments to “TGIF!”

  1. JP
    January 8th, 2010 at 11:31 am · Link

    Aww, I’m glad you liked my review! I sure loved your book!

    And I LOVE your little hint at “excerpty goodness” — pretty please with a cupcake on top??? :mrgreen:

  2. JOYE
    January 8th, 2010 at 2:38 pm · Link

    Thanks for alerting me to Riley’s book. Yours sound good too

  3. Fedora
    January 9th, 2010 at 12:22 am · Link

    Fabulous reviews, Lauren!! And happy Friday!!!

  4. limecello
    January 9th, 2010 at 10:07 am · Link


  5. Terri
    January 9th, 2010 at 3:49 pm · Link

    Loved loved loved “Coming Undone” and I gave it 5 stars on Amazon. This is an awesome series, and I can’t wait to read Cope and Ella’s story… and then maybe Adrian’s??? Can’t get enough of these guys!

  6. Ember
    January 11th, 2010 at 7:44 pm · Link

    Great review!

    And a big YAY for your rss feed being fixed. I’ve missed being able to read you in my Reader ๐Ÿ˜ฎ