Me: ::clearing throat:: ahem!
Lemon Drop: Oh, hi Auntie Wendy! You took so long to get here that I decided to relax with one of my favorite books.
Me: Yes, I know. Auntie Wendy running late again. You should be used to this by now kiddo. Can you pull yourself away from your book long enough to hear about what I read last month?
Lemon Drop: Oh sure, I see how it is. Keep a girl waiting and then it's all about you. Well....what about me! And my devoted following!
Me: Oh brother! I'm not touching that right now. Let's talk about the measly five books I read last month instead.
Clicking on title links will take you to full reviews.
Naked Angel by Logan Belle - Contemporary erotica, Kensington, 2012, book three in trilogy - Grade = B-
- The final chapter in an erotica trilogy about a law student turned burlesque performer. A fun conclusion to a soapy saga.
- A gentle western romance that doesn't beat readers over the head with The God Stick. Banker's daughter heroine falls for a homesteader with an ailing daughter and 7 (yes, 7!) adopted sons. Harlequin Cheat Sheet: Beta Hero, Social Climbing Parents, One Vile Would-Be Fiance, Finishing School Heroine, One Burnt-Up Kitchen, A Horde Of Kidlets
- A fast-paced read that had me staying up past my bed-time. Heroine with a past learns her time is up when the deputy sheriff hero comes knocking on her door and hired goons start shooting at them. Harlequin Cheat Sheet: Former Big City Cop Hero, Heroine On The Run, Hired Goons.
- Take that grade with a big grain of salt - it mostly reflects the fact that the story is now "dated." Divorced business-woman heroine finds herself falling in love with a former NFL quarterback, her ex-husband's former professional rival. Yes, dated - but a wonderful time capsule that reflects many hallmarks of the second wave of the feminist movement. Read it as social history. Harlequin Cheat Sheet: Athlete Hero, Busy Business-Lady Heroine. One Selfish Jerkface Ex, Rivals!, One Totally '80s Over The Top Plot Device (you'll have to read it to find out!).
- Hunky ex-con hero finds work and love with the heroine, who owns her own landscaping company. A fan-favorite that didn't work for me. I found everything about this "contemporary" totally unrealistic and the hero was too much of a Care Bear for me to buy him as an hardened ex-con.
Lemon Drop: While "devoted followers" has a certain ring, I thinking maybe "fan club" might be better.
Me: ::dead pan:: Next you're going to tell me you want minions.
Lemon Drop: That's a great idea! That's exactly what I need - minions! If I had minions then Mommy would have no choice but to cater to my every whim! Mwahahahahahaha!
Me: You, little girl, are scary.