It’s Friday and I stayed up too late watching hockey last night! BUT I finally finished a book!!!! I feel like I deserve a parade.
I started The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang last night but had a hard time reading as I was also watching the Washington Capitals win the Stanley Cup! It is starting out great and I was a bit surprised about how much sex stuff there is so far. I think the cover made me think it was going to be more closed door or at least no body parts mentioned, but I was wrong.
I finished Making Up by Lucy Parker and I absolutely loved it. Trix with her prickly and closed off ways was a heroine I could relate to. Leo was kind and loving and generous. There is a hedgehog named Reggie, the hedgie. Trix and Leo’s relationship is enemies that were never meant to be enemies to lovers.
They were such a good match for each other. I absolutely LOVE Parker’s writing voice. AND the epilogue was right up there with KA epilogues in how good it was. If you haven’t already read this this, I highly recommend it. Here is one quote that I pulled and wanted to share.
“This was meant to be just sex.” She was grasping at the last tumbling pillars of stability around her, watching them crumble into dust and slip between her
fingers. “You said it was just casual. At the festival.” “Well, I fucking lied, didn’t I?” Leo snapped, reaching up to clasp his hands behind his head, his movements abrupt and jerky. “It’s too… intense.” The words spilled out of her almost accusingly. “Of course it’s intense,” he said impatiently. “Jesus, Trix, when has it ever been casual between us? At what point during the past ten years were your feelings ever that lukewarm? We’ve slammed up against each other from the moment we met. We resented each other that single-mindedly— that intensely…” His eyes cut back to hers, deep and dark and— yes— angry. “And I think we’re going to love each other just as hard.”