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Strangers by Barbara Elsborg
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Mar 30, 12

Recommended to Laura by: Smut Monday Club
Read from March 26 to 29, 2012

3.5 Stars

Two strangers find each other in a sea of loneliness and pain. Can Charlie and Kate find love and healing with each other? Or will they only cause more heartache?

Charlie and Kate had me at “Hello”! Strangers by Barbara Elsborg holds one of the best teaser introductions I have ever come across in fiction. These characters had me from page one! Charlie and Kate possess such a fun chemistry and banter with each other. The humor just propels this story along through every bump and struggle. Even when they were breaking my heart in two, Charlie and Kate could make me giggle and smile.

I did have a few problems with this book. There are some things I do not like mixed in with my romance and Ms. Elsborg threw one of my biggies in here. But—the fact that I still loved Charlie and Kate’s relationship and story should show you how strong and fun the writing, banter, and hot sex *cough* chemistry really is in this book!

I don’t use the word “yummy” a lot, but the word just seems to fit Charlie. I could truly lick that man from head to toe! Oops! Too much information? :D

I wanted to provide a sampling of banter, but I find it so hard to pull dialogue like that from the flow and fun of the action. But I had to leave you with something. :) I kept coming back to this part:

“…because she was addicted to him, to the sight and sound of him, the touch and smell of him, his soft brown eyes that changed with his moods, his sexy smile and that place behind his ear that sent him wild when she licked it.”


Thank you, Ladies for another week of giggles and smutacious fun!



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Reading Progress

03/26/2012 "Look! It’s my new favorite day of the week again! :D
--oooooh, so that’s where all the gorgeous guys are hanging out! The sea! ;)
One of the best openers I have come across in awhile!" 16 comments
03/27/2012
56.0% "I SO wanted to stay in bed with Charlie this morning! :)" 1 comment

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Arlene ~giggles~ >.<


Laura hehe...what? :P
I think it was like 6 words in--"bad boys"--click! I'm in! I am so bad! :D


Arlene HA! Yup, we're going to get along quite well. I can see it already. :)


♥Rachel♥ This one looks good. Must go on the Smut Monday shelf! The other one Gabriel's Inferno looks good too.


Arlene Yes, this and GI are at the top of my list. :)


Shannel Ready to be part of Smut Monday!


♥Rachel♥ Yay, another addition to the Smut Monday club! :)


Arlene Who's keeping the member list? We're growing so fast! Yay! :D


Bethany So is this the book for this up coming Monday?


♥Rachel♥ Yes. What do you think Bethany?


Bethany I think it sounds like a good one to start with. Has everyone else not read it yet either?


♥Rachel♥ It looks that way, so that's good news. :) Can't wait!


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Amber Okay ladies...I'm thinkin' I need to be in on the Monday drool/smut club. We all could use a little steamy LOL


♥Rachel♥ Join in Amber, it's been a lot of fun drooling, panting, and ranting. The more the merrier! ;)


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Amber Yay! I think this will be a hoot!! LOL


Shannel AH. Can't wait. :)


Arlene Oh yay Amber! So glad you're joining us!! :)


Laura YAY! Shannel & Amber! Can’t wait to gossip about this one with everyone! I can’t believe I am actually looking forward to a Monday! haha


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Amber *Throws up confetti* So what's the next one??


Laura ooooh confetti! I like you already! Hi Amber! :D You mean after Strangers? Very good question! Hehe…Any suggestions?


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Amber Hi Laura! I mean, what are we reading this next Monday? I'm pumped LOL


Laura We are reading this one next—Strangers
Sounds fun! :D After that—it is up in the air!


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Amber okay, thanks!! :D


Arlene Happy SMUT MONDAY Laura! I started it this morning. I love it so far. :)


Laura Hey Arlene! haha...I love Mondays! :) Yay! Me too! I loved the opening scene!


Arlene Yes, the opening scene hooked me. I'm really enjoying this one a lot. :)


Jasprit I've got a feeling I will end up really liking this one, the first few pages were awesome! Darn work! I finish in a few hours so can't wait to get back to it! :)


Laura Don’t they have such cute chemistry? I love their sense of humor so far.
How far in are you guys? I don’t want to spoil anything.


Jasprit I'm only 2% Hah! I'll let you know when I've read some more!


Laura My lips are sealed then! Haha….Eunice just gave me a big heads up though! Fun times are on the way in this one! Yes—the blushing has already started with me! :D


Jasprit Yay! can't wait to catch up and gossip! :)


Eunice Have fun with Charlie and Kate, girls! I'll be checking on you guys tomorrow. The time zone's getting on my way of stalking! lol! XD


Arlene I'm 30 something % done. Tell me when you guys get to "phone a friend" that was such a cute come-back. I like their nicknames for each other too. This is a good one! :D


Laura Thanks Eunice! Gossip tomorrow! :)


♥Rachel♥ Hmmm...phone friend? I'm only 10% in but I hope to catch up with you guys at lunch. :)


Arlene It's part of their banter back and forth and I like how Kate is pretty snarky with him. I love their dry wit. :D


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Amber Ladies, I'm sad to say I'm gonna have to skip this Monday. I'll be able to next Monday though. :)


Jasprit Arlene I love the banter between them you should see my kindle and the amount of quotes I've highlighted already and I'm only 26% in!


♥Rachel♥ Amber wrote: "Ladies, I'm sad to say I'm gonna have to skip this Monday. I'll be able to next Monday though. :)"

That's too bad Amber! :(


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Amber ♥Rachel♥ wrote: "Amber wrote: "Ladies, I'm sad to say I'm gonna have to skip this Monday. I'll be able to next Monday though. :)"

That's too bad Amber! :("


I know :( I have lots to do before we leave for vacation Thursday but I should be ready for the next one. :)


♥Rachel♥ Yay! Where are you going Amber?


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Amber ♥Rachel♥ wrote: "Yay! Where are you going Amber?"

Anna Marie island, FL. I'm so ready to feel the sand between my toes lol


♥Rachel♥ Have fun! :)


Laura @Amber—Super jealous over here! Have fun in the sun! :)

@Jasprit & Arlene! Me too! I keep highlighting and bookmarking quotes & **cough**some parts. ;) I love the banter and snarky, fun comments between these two! :)


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Amber Laura wrote: "@Amber—Super jealous over here! Have fun in the sun! :)

@Jasprit & Arlene! Me too! I keep highlighting and bookmarking quotes & **cough**some parts. ;) I love the banter and snarky, fun co..."


Thanks Laura! I'm excited ;) so how is the book?? Is this one I should buy and read later?? I could use a steamy read on the beach. I can cool off in the water! Lol


Laura It’s pretty hot so far! Haha…I’m afraid I could not get much reading done last night, so a bit early to tell. I am just at the big turning point—where it could go either way for me. He is bringing her to meet the family. Eeek! Haha….I will keep you posted though. I do LOVE the banter between Charlie & Kate. Very fun & HOT! :D


Bethany Let me know what you think after you are done with the parent’s scene. I don’t want to say anything about it until you have passed it.


Laura haha...I'll be lunching with Charlie again then! :D
I will keep ya posted! How far are you now?


Bethany I'm about 78% done. I think I will be done by tonight.


♥Rachel♥ I think I will be done too. (view spoiler)


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