All three books in 5 days. What can I say? Once I started I was both so repulsed and disturbed and sucked in all at the same time that I felt I had to finish.
If you are related to me, do not read these books. If for nothing else than that I can't have you know the type of smutty images that I now have in my mind. Not really what I want, totally not my style,
I do love a good romance novel, a nice escape from reality, predicatable enough to not give me nightmares, and easy enough that I'm in and out (pardon the expression) in a day or two.
So if you are looking for an alternative to this:
Might I suggest a few altermatives?
I'm a sucker for historical romances, you can even find my pre-Kindle collection of paperbacks spine-side in on my kitchen mantle.
Thankfully, the Kindle was invented so now you don't have to know what I'm reading. It might be something of quality like East of Eden:
Or some modern chick lit like Seating Arrangements:
Or a summer blockbuster novel like The Age of Miracles: A Novel:
Although, now that my Kindle is chipped, I might have to get a new one. It was the original version, introduced on Oprah (remember that?). At this point it looks like an industrial design relic.
This summer I've been having the best luck with Georgette Heyer. She wrote historical romances set in regency England (my personal favorite period), but she wrote in the 1930's so the books are just as fun, romantic, mysterious and engrossing, but they end with a simple kiss. Nice and chaste while giving me all the plot that I like. Here are my two favorites, The Grand Sophy and Frederica.
This list contains affiliate links. As always, I actually own all of these, so I feel good about sending you over to Amazon to buy them:)
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What are you reading this summer?
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