Monday, August 23, 2010

Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl (spoiler alert)

I have spent the last few weeks, well more than a few, elbow deep in the historical romance zone.  After following her on twitter, I figured, hey I'll try a Victoria Dahl novel, a breath of fresh air you might say.  When I went is search of said novel this was the first I came upon, so I read it.

And I'm glad I did.  Victoria Dahl's characters are likeable and hilarious.  I bugged my hubs more than once by LOLing then making him listen to what was so funny.  He is such a good sport (right?)  They were also sexy and scandalous in a very awkward way which also had me LOLing, but with different results ;)


Generic theme : The story of a girl "insert 3 Doors Down lyrics..." who moves back to her home town and reunites with a guy she liked who was her brother's friend.

The down low:  Molly has a stalker boyfriend, who happens to be a hostage negotiator.  She moves back to her old hometown into a house she inherited from her aunt to pick back up her secret career as an erotic fiction writer.

The hot hometown boy:  Molly's first crush, Ben is now chief of their tiny police department.  Ben is in love, but, will he be willing to have her when he finds out her rise to fame story is about him?

The twist:  Her stalker is actually 2 people!  Her crazy ex and her lover's wanna be lady.

The happy ending: Girl is saved by boy from crazy stalker wanna be lady then crazy stalker ex.  Boy overcomes fear of scandal and takes girl anyway he can.

Just gettin this thing started

Everyone has one of these so I decided to start one myself.  And every time I say or type that I hear "if everyone jumped off a bridge..."  The answer of course is yes, yes I would love to jump off a bridge, thank you.

So I started this blog as a place to talk about what's going on in my life, the books I am reading, the movies I have seen, etc.  Word of caution though, I am behind the times on almost everything, so I will be talking about stuff that is new to me but most definitely old to you.  There are, however, a few movies I will not wait to see and some books I cannot wait to read, so those will be new.  I am totally willing to take your suggestions and try new things.

So, a little about myself.
I am a SAHM of 3 kids, Anthony age 11.5 going on 20, Robyn age 8 going on 15, and Ian age 2.5.  I have a DH who I have been "happily" married to for almost 10 years who works in retail....sorta.  I live in a tiny place in upstate NY, the upstate by the capital not by Syracuse, which does have a red light, but that's about it.  We're talking Ma and Pa Kettle country.