Me: I have no idea what you just said, but um....hi?
Lemon Drop: Just keepin' it real. Like Snoopy With The Double G hangin' the LBC....
Me: You could quite possibly be the whitest white kid to ever white. How about I just tell you about what I read last month and maybe by that point you'll stop trying to be all gangsta up in here.
Lemon Drop: Drop it like it's hot Auntizzle!
Me: Good Lord.
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Thunder on the Plains by Rosanne Bittner - Historical western romance, Sourcebooks, 2012 (1992 reprint), Grade = DNF
- A writing style that wasn't flowing for me and a Mary Sue heroine ultimately led to this DNF. Bittner has worked well for me in the past, but not with this particular book.
- I'm done. I'm completely over BDSM. I couldn't wrap my mind around a "hero" who thought it wasn't right to be in a relationship with his dead BFF's sister, but it was totally OK to screw her brains out and arrange a gang-bang for her. My hero. Not.
- Daughter of a famed union organizer falls for the new owner of the mill, who inherited it from his Dead Daddy with the stipulation he turns a profit within one year or his inheritance is bye-bye. A heavy adversarial relationship melded with a marriage of convenience and a seriously villainous villain.
- Hero shows up at twin brother's house just in time to rescue heroine from hired goon. A heavy action-style plot similar in style to Dimon's other Intrigues. She works well with plots of this nature, and this was a quick, fun read. Harlequin Cheat Sheet: Twins!, Heroine Done Wrong, Two Romances For The Price Of One, Law Enforcement
- Chalk this one up to me not being able to suspend disbelief enough to buy a Dowager Countess going on a house-breaking adventure with a former military man turned vigilante Robin Hood-type. Did find the aspects of "secret identities" and the revelation about the heroine's first marriage interesting reading however. Harlequin Cheat Sheet: Widowed Heroine, Horrible First Marriage, Military Hero, Author Author!, Revenge!
- Former Navy SEAL coping with his new desk job falls for pretty elementary school teacher who hasn't had the best luck when it comes to big, strong military men. Lane does overplay some old school category tropes, but it all leads into a wonderfully emotional confrontation scene. Harlequin Cheat Sheet: Navy SEAL Hero, Heroine Done Wrong, Daddy Issues
Me: Let's just say it's one less thing I'll be reading that would cause Papaw to have a massive coronary....
Lemon Drop: That's a good thing, because I've got Papaw wrapped around my little finger. He didn't stand a chance when faced with the sheer awesome cuteness power of Lemizzle Dropizzle.
Me: This is getting out of hand.
Lemon Drop: Like a boss Auntizzle. Like. A. Boss.
Me: I'm way too old for this.....