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Archived "Buddy Reads" > My Dearest Enemy by Connie Brockway (Start Date : February 23 , 2015)

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message 1: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (last edited Jan 22, 2015 02:02PM) (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments




My Dearest Enemy by Connie Brockway


Connie Brockway’s novel of unexpected love begins with a series of letters between a world-weary adventurer and the beautiful suffragette whose passion calls him home.

“Dear Mr. Thorne, For the next five years, I will profitably manage this estate. I will deliver to you an allowance and I will prove that women are just as capable as men.” Lillian Bede is shocked when she is tapped to run the affairs of an exquisite country manor. But she accepts the challenge, taking the opportunity to put her politics into practice. There’s only one snag: Lily’s ward, the infuriating, incorrigible globe-trotter Avery Thorne.

“My Dear Miss Bede, Forgive me if I fail to shudder. Pray, do whatever you bloody well want, can, or must.” Avery’s inheritance is on hiatus after his uncle dies—and his childhood home is in the hands of some domineering usurper. But when he finally returns, Avery finds that his antagonist is not at all what he expected. In fact, Lily Bede is stunning, exotic, provocative—and impossible to resist.

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Please feel free to join us. As always expect spoilers.



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Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments Reserved.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments I'm in! Thanks, O.E. Man-oh-man! Look at those old-time covers. LOL!


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I'm in ! Some of them are "shudder-worthy" !heehee


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments **gigglesnort**


Chris (cdavies1951) | 312 comments I'm in. I think this is a new author to me, but she's all over my TBR. 'Bout time.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments **chuckles** Yeah, I have a couple of those, Chris. Great name for a shelf. LOL!


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Molly (molly32) | 104 comments This looks very interesting, I'll try to join if it's possible - I've never even hear of this author, but I see that the majority of my friends on goodreads have either read and rated the book highly or want to read this. I'm intrigued :)


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Yeah, Molly! Welcome.


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I think I'm going to be bad and start today ! I don't know what else to read .


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments nope changed my mind , I remembered another book that I can start . I'll wait until the 23rd!


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June (ladyjune) | 315 comments I read this, and it was so funny. Love it.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments I can't do the first set of DQs, ShoSho. I'll start, but it will probably really be on my 23rd. The POD people are coming on my 22nd.


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I'll do the 1st.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Greez, Louise! I'm going to have to find my PB of this. LOL!


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments You don't understand the condition of my boxes of PBs. LOL!


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "You don't understand the condition of my boxes of PBs. LOL!"

Well I can imagine :D


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments There are all alphabetized, but the boxes are all stacked out of order. I'm trying to weed through them and give away the books I don't want on my "keeper" shelf. However, it is like cutting off an arm to give away a book. LOL!


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Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "There are all alphabetized, but the boxes are all stacked out of order. I'm trying to weed through them and give away the books I don't want on my "keeper" shelf. However, it is like cutting off ..."

I know the feeling! You keep thinking: "But what if I want to read it again?"

Lol!


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Gisela wrote: "I know the feeling! You keep thinking: "But what if I want to read it again?""

Exactly! Even the ones I couldn't get into, I think, "What if my mood changes and I want to read this one?" LOL!


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Oh you 2 need my husband!!

A typical conversation between us :
Me:"Whrer is my X ?"(shoes, books ,bowl , ...)
hubby:"You hadn't used it in a while so I gave it to salvation army " Or " It was old ,I put in the bin "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Yikes!


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Yikes!"

We almost don't have anything in the garage ! and I forgot this reply " I sold it on ebay"


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Man-oh-man!


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Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments My husband knows better than to touch my books! He'd have WW III on his hands if he did! I culled my collection when we got married because we didn't have space, so I've been buying mostly ebooks since then. He knows the ones I keep are precious!

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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Can you send him here to weed through my crap? LOL!


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Gisela (chicadorlando) | 4022 comments ShoSho wrote: "Lisa Kay wrote: "Yikes!"

We almost don't have anything in the garage ! and I forgot this reply " I sold it on ebay""


Well he would certainly have a field day in LK's attic!


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Can you send him here to weed through my crap? LOL!"

Gladly ! If he can bring back some goodies for me!!!


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Gisela wrote: "Well he would certainly have a field day in LK's attic!"

He would!! I haven't been up there in years.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments ShoSho wrote: "Gladly ! If he can bring back some goodies for me!!!"

Sure. I think I'm going to bake some almond cookies next.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Oh! You mean goodies from my attic. Yup, that too.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Does he like electrical/technical doo-dads? Because my husband's stuff is up there, too. Tons and tons of good stuff.


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Does he like electrical/technical doo-dads? Because my husband's stuff is up there, too. Tons and tons of good stuff."
I do and the almond cookie sound great ;)


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments I was thinking of making Pignoli Cookies.


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I'm reading this now.


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I'm at 12% , it hasn't grabbed me yet! Of course I'm also reading The Martian by Andy Weir which is great and the only reason I'm not reading that one is that it's a hardcover and I can't carry it around with me to work and my doctor and dentist appointments today!


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Oh! Forgot. I'll go look through my boxes.


Chris (cdavies1951) | 312 comments I'm at 15% and I'm so enjoying the letters back and forth. I nearly cried when I read his letter about Karl.


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Chris wrote: "I'm at 15% and I'm so enjoying the letters back and forth. I nearly cried when I read his letter about Karl."

I just read that part!
Here is my problem ,I've been dealing with so many a*holes in RL lately , I can't stand reading about them in books too ! I hope there aren't too many of those in this book!


Chris (cdavies1951) | 312 comments ShoSho wrote: "Chris wrote: "I'm at 15% and I'm so enjoying the letters back and forth. I nearly cried when I read his letter about Karl."

I just read that part!
Here is my problem ,I've been dealing with so ma..."


There may be a few, but the MC seems okay, or at least trainable. Sorry about the RL ones, I hope they go away.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments That sucks, ShoSho. :o(


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Yep it sucks ! I haven't read much! I'm at 17%


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Sorry about the a**holes, ShoSho. It sure makes me wish marijuana was legal; I wouldn't smoke it, but I sure would pass out a lot of joints to those who need to mellow out.


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Sorry about the a**holes, ShoSho. It sure makes me wish marijuana was legal; I wouldn't smoke it, but I sure would pass out a lot of joints to those who need to mellow out."

LMAO ! Great solution:D


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments **hee hee**


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Did you find your book , LK?


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Nope. Just woke up. I was watching a marathon showing of Entourage. Let me see if I can find my "B" box of books.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments I needed a little "vegging" on the couch time in front of the one-eyed idiot.


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I'm going to put this on the back burner for a few days! Nalini Singh herself sent me an ARC of Rock Hard (Rock Kiss, #2) by Nalini Singh , I just have to read that :D


Chris (cdavies1951) | 312 comments Well, while you two were vegging out and receiving personal copies, some of us finished the book and it was pretty good! :-) I won't spoil it.


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