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Guilty Pleasure

It’s been lazy dayz around the house lately. Nothing but finishing the ending of The Mechanic (working title), schmoozing with folks about The Legend of Lady MacLaoch, playing with sex wax (see Lady Reader’s Bookstuff blog entry), and reading truly awesome smut.

What I’ve been reading. Don’t judge! LOL!

Truly awesome smut comes in the form of (for me at least) well written creative writing that explores ideas that I’ve not even thought of with a penetrating love story. *snicker*

I was enthralled this weekend with Seducing Mr. Darcy by Gwyn Cready. As a recommended read by my girl Annie over at The Small Book blog I have to readily admit that I wouldn’t have touched the book with a ten foot pole because of its cover. And yes we are all taught to not judge a book by its cover but I also know that the percentage of novels that I read with swooning women in the arms of a half-naked-baby-oil-sheened man are fairly low. Only because these tend to be the corporate romances that demand several books from their authors per year, yielding low-quality high-quantity novels. That said, my horizons were expanded this weekend as I delved into the pages of a unique, well written, goofy, complex romance that featured the characters from Jane Austen’s beloved Pride and Prejudice and a modern day bird researcher. The main character is funny, the story is action packed, the hero is smart and likeable…. Anyway if you have the time and a large glass of wine and an empty couch to lie on – pick it up, it’s a good one. I pinky swear.

What’s your go-to guilty pleasure?


  • Small Book Blogger

    I am so ecstatic you LOVED this novel. I thought it was such a fun read, characters, idea for a spin off and I loved imagining what book I would imagine myself into! I got the 3 other books by Cready to read. I am reading The Novel Seduction which is fun and supposedly her thank you to Outlander! At least I know you trust me, especially with the cover of this novel. I still remember your face when I suggested it… LOL! Just wait, someday you may have covers to judge…

  • Small Book Blogger

    The Novel Seduction was cute, but it didn’t bring Outlander to life like Seducing Mr. Darcy brought Pride and Prejudice to life. It was more “what would Jemmie (Jamie) do” with “why romance is real literature” combined with “the stone formation where Clara time travels and if you can feel the magic.”

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