Smack my ass and call me Beatriz, Tiffany Reisz has done it again (really, I’m not kidding – I want to be Bea). Ms. Reisz, author of the erotic Original Sinners series has penned the flawless novella MISBEHAVING for February’s COSMO RED-HOT READS from HARLEQUIN.
**I received an advance digital copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.**
Wanted: Adventurous, open-minded man willing to try…anything…
As a popular sex blogger, Beatriz gets paid to have orgasms. So being on deadline the week of her sister’s wedding isn’t as rough as it sounds. There’s just one hitch: Bea’s assignment is to write a review of a sex position manual, but she doesn’t have a plus-one to play with.
The good news: Ben, the one who got away back in college, is also attending stag—and he’s as temptingly gorgeous as ever.
The bad news: Ben turned down Bea’s offer of graduation-night sex five years ago.
The best news: He’s not planning on making the same mistake twice….
My Rating: 5/5 Bottles of Polish
If this book were a polish I’d be wearing it all the time!
Erotica without character or plot is just plain boring. Fortunately, Tiffany Reisz’s work never falls prey to those traps found in lesser works. Her writing is guaranteed to make you feel and make you think – you believe in her characters and the relationships she crafts have substance. In her new novella MISBEHAVING, Tiffany Reisz provides readers with a fun and intelligent adventure (emphasis on fun).
In lesser hands than Ms. Reisz, the story of a grab-the-world-by-the-balls heroine like Beatriz in search of a partner to help her perform the acts in THE MANUAL (The Joy of Sex for Generation Y!) could have turned into an almost rote recitation of sexual encounters (the couple did X, the couple did Y, etc.). Yet, Ms Reisz has such a flair for dialogue and character building that the sex scenes (which are plentiful and HAWT) are an extension of the relationship between Bea and Ben rather than the sole focus of the entire story. The secondary characters of Bea’s sister Claudia and her fiancé Henry add potential foils to the budding Beatriz/Ben romance and aid in rounding out the tale.
I LOVE Bea’s positive attitude about her body and sex – she owns her sensuality. It takes a special man to be the equal of such a strong woman and not be intimidated by her. Ben is more than up to the task; he’s just as open and willing to try anything (unlike his poor, terrified vanilla buddy Henry).
This self-described “modern erotic retelling” of Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing is a can’t-miss erotic read with witty banter and naughty bits worthy of the Bard’s regard.
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If she couldn’t write, she would die.
You can connect with Tiffany all over the interwebz. I personally adore her Twitter feed:
Tiffany’s Website (some great Original Sinners extras and free stories!)
Author Sylvia Day has finally released a longer excerpt from the much anticipated fourth book in her Crossfire Series, Captivated by You. We can only hope this means Ms. Day and her publisher (Penguin Random House) are getting closer to announcing the release date! Fans are getting frustrated (at least I know I am!).
To tide us over, Ms. Day has posted a couple of visuals with quotes on her website, she’s calling them ‘treats’:
These are great fun – but no substitute for the book (and/or possible TV series!).
Aaaaannnnnddddd here’s what you’ve been waiting for…
Disclaimer: May be edited or deleted prior to publication. The following belongs to Sylvia Day (as much as I want Gideon for myself).
If you haven’t read Entwined with You, the below excerpt contains spoilers! Read at your own risk…
The inspiration behind Ji Baek and Rescue Beauty Lounge’s gorgeous new Winter 2014 nail polish collection:
Words are a magical and ancient medium. Great writers use words to depict the cinematic or to hint at nuances of imagination. Would I? Can I humbly dare to translate that into colors? – Ji Baek
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This past weekend my eldest son appeared as “Charlie Brown” in his high school production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. To show my support I decided to paint my nails to resemble the familiar yellow and black zig-zag of one of the Peanuts most famous characters.
I used three coats of ‘Daisy’ by Julep with a simple black line drawn with a Sally Hansen nail art pen. It’s amazing how such a simple thing brought so many compliments and smiles. Even my son thought it was pretty cool.
Sally Hansen nail art pens are available at most drug or beauty stores. They are great fun, easy to use and come in a variety of colors. Julep polishes are available at Sephora and online at Julep.com. They offer a great range of colors and have a distinct long thin square bottle (making it easy to store a large collection).
a england has been a favorite polish brand of mine since my first swipe of their divine lacquer. Not only is the formula nearly flawless, each polish is part of a cohesive and creative collection that showcases creator Adina Bodana’s artistic passions. Her latest collection, Ballerina, features four gorgeous holographic nail polishes offered in tribute to the legendary ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn. The soft palette, with its underlying sparkle and shifting colors beautifully captures the spirit of the iconic ballerina’s talent and grace.
For my manicure the week I choose the color Fonteyn, a holographic silver metallic with a hint of soft lavender. I feel so feminine and pretty wearing this! Très élégant! The polish applied perfectly and was opaque in one coat, although a painted two because I’m obsessive like that. :p
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Happy New Year! 🎊
Starting the new year with a teasing of Gideon Cross, curtesy of Author Sylvia Day – yes, please!
Thanks to Sylvia for sharing this
CAPTIVATED BY YOU snippet with us. I love it when she shares Gideon’s point of view!
Still no word on a release date for the fourth novel in the Crossfire Series. 😞
Don’t forget, the first Crossfire novel, BARED TO YOU, will be available in hardcover for the first time starting January 28.
Set in the same world as her marvelous Parasol Protectorate series, you know it will be a blast. Check out finishingschoolbooks.com for more info.
I ❤️Gail Carriger books! I hope you will too.
Gideon calls me his angel, but he’s the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.
The vows we’d exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn’t sure I was strong enough to bear.
At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we’d worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we’d had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream…
Sylvia Day has shared the back cover blurb for her next installment in The Crossfire Series, CAPTIVATED BY YOU. No release date has been set for this fourth novel featuring the tortured love story of Gideon Cross and Eva Tramell.
Gotta be honest, after reading this blurb I’m kinda nervous… I think we’re in for another emotional roller coaster – and I can’t wait!
Gear up for back to school…
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