Romance Bingo - Virgin square
This was Nicki and Paris Hilton fan fiction circa early 2002 with a dash of 50 Shades of Gray thrown in. I see the couple (Nicki Leah and Ajax) divorcing the day after their 5th wedding anniversary (as per the plotline, the two have to be married for five years). Book two in this duology (Paris' turn! Rachel's turn) has a Kim Kardashian plotline/backstory (the early years when the sex tape first came out and she was still buddies with Paris). The virginity fetish displayed by both heroine and hero were of particular grossness. There wasn't anything redeemable about this book. Stay away.
First hate read of 2017.
A Reading Challenge
Fairytale Retelling, Secret Billionaire & Second Chances Squares
How it fits: Fairytale Retelling with Tiger Lily...It's a retelling of Peter Pan and Secret Billionaire fits with All the Pretty Lies because the Hero in the book is the son of an oil tycoon and he keeps it a secret for most of the book. The Second Chances fits with Making Faces because they the hero and heroine get a second chance at love after he comes home from overseas.
My squares so far:
Twins- Rule by Jay Crownover
Virgin Best First Time-An English Bride in Scotland by Lindsay Sands
Love (free space)-Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park
Blown Away- Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Key To My Heart- Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
New Adult- Boomerang by Noelle August
Fairytale Retelling- Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Secret Billionaire- All The Pretty Lies by M. Leighton
Second Chances- Making Faces by Amy Harmon
Annie's all about some self-love... so much so that a personification of her conscious steps up and assigns her a keeper in the form of the adorable (and just as horny) Nibbil! Abundant sexy adventures ensue. The graphic novel beautifully inked, and near the end we get a story in absolutely gorgeous watercolor.
This one came up in NetGalley almost right after I'd talked about sexy comics/graphic novels at Arisia... and man do I wish I had known about this one before the panel. In itself, the story isn't fantasy where you get magic and elves, but a contemporary setting with just a hint of the fantastic in the form of anthropomorphic representation of a character's inner self. However, for the other meaning of fantasy... yeah, this book is all that. Small Favors proudly wears the label of "critically-acclaimed girly porno comic." It's a fun and creative celebration of sexual fantasy and affection.
Also, it is kind of adorably cheeky.
Advance Reader Copy courtesy of Crown Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review; changes may exist between galley and the final edition.
My holiday weekend is going to be BUSY...for the third weekend in a row. You guys, I am tired. Baby boy's 6th birthday and the kids' joint birthday party is this weekend. We are also on alert for son to lose his first tooth, which is exciting/freaking him out. I probably won't be on BL again until Tuesday.
I got 3 squares left for Romance Bingo black out card, so that is what I am going to focus on this weekend/ next week:
1. A Lady Dares by Bronwyn Scott (Pirates square)
Still at 23% - pirates/sailors don't really do it for me.
2. His Ring is Not Enough by Maisey Yates (Virgin Square)
Last contemporary romance of the bingo. A Harlequin Presents line, so should be a quick read.
3. Beauty and the Rake (The Rookery Rogues #3) by Erica Monroe (Fairy Tale Re-telling)
New to me author! My NOOK copy has a different cover than the BL database one.