Boy, I miss one Friday and did I hear about it. So, here’s my reads of the week and back into the groove again, I invite you to let everyone know what you’ve been reading lately.
The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy is out to tickle your funny bone. Marty Andrews’ dream is to conquer the world of Bobbie-Sue Cosmetics (think Mary-Kay on steroids). She’s into her color wheel and is on her way to becoming a top sales rep. One night while walking her little pooch, Marty is accidently bitten by a stray dog. Enter super hot Keegan Flaherty, who tries to explain to Marty that he’s the werewolf who bit her. While she refuses to believe him, she can’t help but notice her body hair growing like crazy (actually, crazy is having to shave your legs more than once a millenium) and her darkening blonde hair.
I could totally identify with Marty’s job situation since, in my long employment history, I once sold beauty cosmetics and did color analysis (no, it wasn’t with Mary-Kay). This was really a joke job since I never wore a lot of make-up and I don’t have an eye for color. But I was exceptional at reading people, so sales came easy for me and I actually won several awards. Even though I bonded with Marty and I have been bitten by a dog (he bit me in my mouth, yuck!), I haven’t managed to get bitten by a werewolf…yet. Of course, if there’s one like Keegan Flaherty, I wouldn’t think it was yucky.
The only thing that could make this sexy, fun read any better would maybe be lipstick samples…in my color, of course.
Next up was Heart of Fire by Kat Martin. Coralee Whitmore writes a column for a ladies gazette about London society, but when her sister commits suicide, Cora feels the need to find the truth. Guessing that the Earl of Tremaine might have been involved with her sister, she takes a new identity to gain entrance to his house. But someone there doesn’t want her finding any answers.
Kat never fails to deliver. Her enchanting historicals draw you into the story while her characters charm and delight. Even though this is the second book in her trilogy that started with Heart of Honor, it is easily a stand alone. But I, for one, will be going back to read the first.
Ok, now something embarrassing to admit. Saturday I went over to my mom’s to watch the Green Bay Packers win (Go Pack!!) and stayed overnight. I just finished Heart of Fire and didn’t have another book with me, but luckily I’d just come from the post office, so I had a brand, spanking new galley that someone sent me. Well, I read it all that day. It was a terrific read and I’d never read this author before so I was excited to discover yet another to add to my growing list. The problem is that I left the book for Mom to read. As I’m writing this late into the night, I find that I’m completely blank as to the author and title. Too late to call her. Yes, dear friends, I’m having a "senior moment."
I know I’m not alone in this, but dang, it’s frustrating. So my apologies, but "the book" will be featured next week. So, not only can you tell me what you’ve been reading lately, you can also share a senior moment. Please don’t let me think I’m alone in this. ::sob::
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Bottom Line: “ In the practical use of our intellect, forgetting is as important as remembering." ~ William James Thank goodness…I was doing something important by forgetting and using my intellect at the same time. Whew!