reading a little bit of everything (including the strange things!) down in New Orleans!
a couple of m/m contemporary romances and some novellas
Today? Dreaming of you by Lisa Kleypas.
Anything by Mary Roach (though the #1 of those is currently Grunt: the curious science of humans at war. Anything by John Scalzi, especially Redshirts and Fuzzy Nation.
witty heroines, redeemable (and sometimes tortured) heroes.
overly-alpha heroes, dubious consent, easily avoided misunderstandings