I’ve had a slow reading week, my co-worker has been on PTO so I’ve been so busy at work and too tired to read. But it’s Friday so I can read these weekend! Here’s some notes on books I have read recently.
White Whiskey Bargain by Jodie Slaughter– Here is a quick overview of this book:
Black heroine, Mexican American hero, marriage of convenience, SOFT hero who is in his feelings, mutual masturbation scene, one bed at the hotel. This book is incredibly sexy, there is an oral sex scene that lasts a chapter with the heroine orgasming twice and no reciprocation for the hero.
There is some suspense in this book as the main characters unite to protect their respective family business and it felt a little under developed and was resolved easily. But let’s be real, you’re probably going to buy this book for the above mentioned one chapter oral sex scene. Make sure to check Smexy on Sunday when we will have an excerpt from that very chapter :)
Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane– I’ve received no less than two galleys and one finished copy of this book and thought the universe was telling me I should read this book. Well the universe got this one wrong. It has a cute premise but the characters use a lot of British english slang and terms and I didn’t know what was happening. And I didn’t want to work hard enough to figure it out. Chalk this one up to the universe not realizing how lazy I am.
Lady Luck by Kristen Ashley– Both Mandi and Tori have recently mentioned that they were reading a book in the Colorado Mountain series. So naturally that had me thinking I should re-read my second favorite KA book ever. Friends, let me tell you that reader me of 2012 was way more forgiving that reader me of today. I ended up getting to the good part, aka the break up scene on the beach and then fast forwarding to the epilogue.
KA’s magic is in found family and the love her characters find within it. But outside if that this book is an example of how she heavily relies on the bitchiness of women (Ty really hates almost all women, including his mother, excluding Lexi- of course). This book is also a glaring example of how poorly she writes people of color. It’s bad. So anyway if you are like me and really loved this book several years ago, I recommend just holding on to that memory and re-read at your own risk. But if you’ve never read it and are interested, read at your own risk knowing it’s filled with A LOT of WTFery.