Not that I want him....
Me: Hmmm, have you met the Big Bad Wolf?
Lemon Drop: Sigh. Yes. His name is Alex. My Mommy is friends with his Mommy. He's sorta kinda maybe cute, but boys are gross Auntie Wendy. Except for Daddy. Oh, and Papaw. But yeah, gross.
Me: A girl after my own heart. I thought boys were pretty gross too, until puberty. Then it sadly went downhill from there.
Lemon Drop: Puberty? What's puberty?
Me: Oh look! It's time to talk about what I read last month! I started off mired in the Reading Slump From Hell, but was able to pull myself together to finish somewhat strongly. The final tally ended up being 6 books.
Flawless by Carrie Lofty - Historical romance, Pocket, Book one in series, 2011, Grade = B+
- Heroine and her no-good husband travel to South Africa after she inherits a failing diamond brokerage house from her father. True to form for Lofty - great attention to detail, lots of angst, and a hero who actually grows up over the course of the story.
- My duddy TBR Challenge read for October. Liked the hero quite a bit, but never gelled with the heroine, and was majorly annoyed by the fact that a key part of the suspense (you know, the one the author harped on for the whole blessed book) was left entirely unresolved at the end.
- Erotica anthology featuring stories about "fast" women. What missed really missed for me, but there were plenty of hits to even it out in the end.
- A fluffy, cotton-candy of a read perfect for the craziness that is the holiday season. Hero engaged to one sister, finds himself entranced by the other (our heroine). It's not nearly as unsavory as it sounds, trust me.
- Aspiring lawyer heroine burnt out on the law finds her calling when her boyfriend takes her to a local burlesque club. Great world-building and soapy plot, even though I wasn't terrible wild about the characters.
- Heroine working as paralegal and moonlighting as burlesque performer finds herself reevaluating when she falls under the spell of her hunky lawyer boss. Again, great world-building and soapy plot, mixed in this time with a dominatrix villainess. Unfortunately, I still had issues with the heroine.
Lemon Drop: Yeah, not interested. Mommy keeps trying to make me ride in the wagon with him and that's just not going to happen. I'm a star Auntie Wendy! I should have my own wagon!
Me: That sounds kinda lonely though....
Lemon Drop: Hey, wait a second....as a star I do need a chauffeur! Alex can be my chauffeur!
Lemon Drop: Baby he can drive my car. Yes I'm gonna be a star....
Me: At least you're singing the Beatles. Sigh.