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review 2020-08-05 11:53
This is porn. Nothing else. Pure porn.
An Indecent Wager - Georgette Brown

How can this ever fall into a romance category? There is nothing here but a sexual encounter between a woman who lost in gambling to a man who would trade 50 pounds of her debt for a night of pure fu&king. That's all this is. Nothing after that. It stays on that one night of se%.


I purchased this book because I was under the false impression (thanks to the very wrongly category of steamy regency romance on Amazon) that I will actually read a story. Not read about two people boinking each other as the main focus with absolutely nothing else to follow.


I am beyond mad that this can fall into historical romance and steamy regency romance categories because it doesn't deserve to be there with the rest. This has as much of a plot as a porn video "with a story" where a guy comes to deliver pizza to some woman and then they boink and then he leaves, the end.


If you are looking for a se% scene, sure go ahead but even in that it is really below mediocre but if you are looking for something to actually read, for some actual characters and storyline, you are certainly not going to find it here.

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review 2020-06-27 04:30
Laughing So You Don't Cry at the State of Our Country
Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why - Alexandra Petri

Like I do so often, when it comes to non-fiction, I'm going to cheat on the summar part and quote from the official blurb:


These impossibly cheerful essays on the routine horrors of the present era explain everything from the resurgence of measles to the fiasco of the presidency.

 

In Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why, acclaimed Washington Post satirist Alexandra Petri offers perfectly logical, reassuring reasons for everything that has happened in recent American politics that will in no way unsettle your worldview.

 

In essays both new and adapted from her viral Washington Post columns, Petri reports that the Trump administration is as competent as it is uncorrupted, white supremacy has never been less rampant, and men have been silenced for too long. The “woman card” is a powerful card to play! Q-Anon makes perfect sense! This Panglossian venture into our swampy present offers a virtuosic first draft of history—a parody as surreal and deranged as the Trump administration itself.


I'd say that this is some of the most vicious political satire I've read, but then I remember all the P. J. O'Rourke that I've read. Not to mention Christopher Buckley. Or Jonathan Swift. Or William Langland.... Okay, so maybe I should abandon that idea... I am safe in saying that it's satire from America's political Left that could give ORourke a run for his money (although her pieces are shorter than I remember him able to do, therefore punchier).

 

I am not a Liberal*, and have problems with a lot of the politics underlying these essays. However, most of these essays don't have particular positions or policy's in their sights. They're primarily focused on personality, corruption, competency and the culture the current administration fosters. So while I'd differ from her on vital points, I was able to find more to agree with in these pages than not.

 

* Not that there's anything wrong with that.

 

There were a couple of pieces I was personally offended by, but largely I could write up differences in belief, conviction or understanding to a difference of opinion that are worth discussing—and even when I couldn't I can admit that most of her points would be largely valid from Petri's worldview. But none of that rendered any of these essays unreadable (there were two that came close for me, probably not for many others). In fact, I think there was only one of the 50+ essays that I didn't find a point or two that made me smile or chuckle.

 

Some pieces work wherever you end up on the political spectrum—like, "You May Already Be Running" (how an elected official finds themselves running for President without deciding to), "Raising Baby Hitler" (rather than using a Time Machine to kill baby Hitler, going back in time to raise him differently). The piece about what she'd call a moderate Republican (I'd consider an actual conservative, not a Trump Republican) looking for someone else to stand up to the President was wonderful and haunting.

 

I don't recommend reading more than 3-4 a day, I think they'd lose their impact if you went much further (I knocked off six on one day without meaning to, and I regretted it).

 

This is a refreshing read, it makes you think as well as grin. If you happen to agree with Petri on most of the issues, you'll enjoy it more than others will. But frankly, a funny piece is a funny piece, even if I disagree with some/all of it. And that kept me turning pages. I enjoyed this, I recommend it, it'll unsettle you, it'll make you think, and it might provide a little relief just seeing someone eruditely make the same points you wish you could.

Source: irresponsiblereader.com/2020/06/26/nothing-is-wrong-and-here-is-why-by-alexandra-petri-laughing-so-you-dont-cry-at-the-state-of-our-country
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review 2020-06-12 22:50
Review: Wrong Bed, Right Brother by Rebecca Brooks
Wrong Bed, Right Brother - Rebecca Brooks

Reviewed for Wit and Sin

 

Amanda has been crushing on her coworker, Luke, for quite some time. But in six weeks Luke is going to move from New York to LA with his twin. If Amanda wants a shot with him, she’ll have to take it while on a weekend getaway with Luke and some others. But when Amanda sneaks into what she thinks is Luke’s room she finds herself in bed with Luke’s twin, Noah. Noah couldn’t be more different from his charming brother; he and Amanda are like oil and water. But Amanda’s mistake cracks something open in their antagonistic relationship and suddenly neither Amanda nor Noah can resist the pull between them. But Noah is leaving in six weeks and the two of them don’t even like each other, so nothing can happen…right?

Wrong Bed, Right Brother is a sexy and fun good time. Enemies-to-lovers isn’t my favorite trope but in this case it works oh-so-well. Amanda and Noah have seriously hot chemistry and I loved watching the sparks fly as their mutual attraction opened the door to something much deeper.

One of my favorite things about this story was watching Amanda realize how what she thought she wanted wasn’t what she really needed. Luke is a delightful fantasy: a charmer and a flirt who has a natural ease about him. He gets away with being self-centered because he’s hot and personable. Noah, by contrast, is quieter, organized, and has a more rigid personality. But there’s so much more beneath the surface. He and Amanda click from the start and the sparks that fly are fantastic to watch. But what made me really fall for Wrong Bed, Right Brother were the quieter moments, the conversations where Amanda and Noah realize that even though they’re so different they complement each other perfectly.

But just because they’re well suited doesn’t mean things are easy for Amanda and Noah. Amanda has had bad luck with men and her mother has pounded it into her head that she can’t trust them. And Noah fears that he’s Amanda’s second choice. There’s also added tension from Luke and the fact that Noah is scheduled to move across the country. A happily ever after requires risk in this story: risking your heart, risking trusting someone, depending on them. I was here for it from beginning to end. All the ups and downs were worth it because the romance just worked for me. In Wrong Bed, Right Brother Rebecca Brooks has delivered a fast-paced, wonderfully addictive, sexy as hell romance that I can’t wait to revisit.


FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

 

Source: witandsin.blogspot.com/2020/06/review-wrong-bed-right-brother-by.html
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review 2020-06-05 05:07
Wrong Text, Right Love by: Claudia Y. Burgoa
Wrong Text, Right Love - Claudia Y. Burgoa

 

 

 

 

Wrong Text, Right Love by Claudia Y. Burgoa

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


After seeing how deep her stories can get, it's nice to see the lighter side of Claudia Burgoa. Wrong Text, Right Love puts humor on full display while never losing the heart that Burgoa is known for. I needed a good laugh and Percy and Chad delivered that and so much more.

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review 2020-04-30 20:57
Wrong Turn (RoadTripping #2) by Samantha Chase
Wrong Turn (RoadTripping #2) - Samantha Chase

 

 

 

If wishes were rainbows and heartache was sunshine, the world we be a much better place. However, we live in the real world and life just doesn't work out that way. So it's nice to take a step away for a while when reality tends to get a bit too real. Wrong Turn gives emotions a chance to take a breather and bask in the sun. Chase has dreamt up a trip worth taking in Chelsea and Drew. Whether they are the duo you love to hate or the sweetest kind of charm, this couple is one you'll never regret having taken a chance on.

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