Sexy Snippet – Father & Son by Michelle Day

Last year I read and reviewed Prodigal Son Book One of the The Jensen Family Series by Michelle Day.  I got to ogle/interview the cheeky Paul himself too. (Click on links to review and interview via Bookish Temptations Book Blog)

Later on last year, Michelle Day released her stunning cover for Father & Son.

Here is a sexy snippet from the upcoming Father & Son.  I can’t wait to get my hands on this book.

Thank you Michelle for this teaser!

And as soon as I know the release date for this book, I’ll be sure to let you know.

Enjoy!

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Paul paused and downed the remaining beer in his bottle. His height allowed him to peer over the heads of the
people surrounding him and wave the empty bottle at one of the club’s floor staff who immediately ducked away to get him another and replace
his empty bottle. With his drink taken care of, he turned his attention back to the woman in front of him, yet another of his sisters’ friends,
Faye who was flirting outrageously with him, her hands on his hips as they danced. Sliding his free hand around her waist, he pulled her
closer, his knee slipping easily between her legs while her hands glided up his stomach to rest on his chest.
He gripped Faye closer, enjoying the feel of her body against his, knowing that at any second,
Tessa could easily, with just a look, stop her friend from grinding on her brother but not caring at this particular moment in time. Faye
moved easily with him and fit him perfectly and he took a moment to ponder what it would be like to get naked and slide into that hot
little body.  Hands on his back pushed him closer to Faye and he held her tighter, almost positive he heard her moan at the contact but he
couldn’t be certain, the music was far too loud to allow for conversation, the only communication being gestures and body language.
The hands traversed his back to caress his neck before pushing into his damp hair.
Accustomed as he was to being groped while at the club, he took little notice and just enjoyed the feel of a hot body pressed to
his front while another caressed his back. Faye’s hand slipped into his shirt and pressed against his heated skin and from the look on her
face, he was now absolutely certain that she had moaned moments before.
As he lowered his head to take a taste of her skin, he felt her stiffen in his grip and thought for a split second that he’d read the signs
wrong, pulling back to look at her, her saw the reason for her discomfort standing beside her, smiling at him, radiant in her red
dress and fuck me heels.  Unaware of the girl code that had passed between his sisters friends when news of his hook up with Suzanne had circulated amongst them that he was generally considered off limits to anyone but her, he was puzzled by Faye’s reaction to Suzanne’s presence but relaxed as Fay stepped back from him and hugged Suzanne before blowing him a kiss and dancing away.
Taking a leisurely look at her from head to toe, he offered her a sip of his now replenished drink and watched hungrily as her lips wrapped around the bottle and her throat moved upon swallowing. He took the bottle when she handed it back then wrapped one arm around her, smiling as her hands wound around his neck
and they began to move, oblivious to everything but each other.
A heavy beat sounded throughout the club as they pulled each other closer. Paul’s head bowed, his lips mere millimeters from her neck as he watched her
pulse beat, smelled her unique scent and ground his hips into hers. He’d never wanted her more than he did right at this moment and knowing he
couldn’t have her only served to make him want her even more. He danced her backwards towards the edge of the dance floor to give them both a
little space from the bodies pressing into them and drew back to look into her eyes, seeing his own desire reflected there, bowing his head
to kiss her parted lips, he suddenly stopped, he had no idea where this sudden bout of will power came from but he managed to avoid her lips
and press his own to her cheek instead as her hands clasped his neck tighter. Dancing with him felt so right, they way they moved and fit
together, his scent mingling with hers, so familiar and erotic at the same time. His muscled thigh between her legs, his hand spanning the
small of her back, the feel of him beneath her fingers, his breath on her neck as she tilted her head, unconsciously inviting the pressure of
his lips. She moved with him as he danced them backwards towards the edge of the dance floor, the air here was marginally cooler allowing
her to breathe and realize she really shouldn’t be dancing with him like this. She made the mistake of looking into his deep brown eyes as
he pulled back and knew she was lost, the look on his face told her just how much he wanted her and the realization made her gasp as he
lowered his head. When he paused, she thought he was just teasing but when his lips touched her cheek, she knew he’d somehow managed to rein
himself in and was keeping this marginally within the friend zone.

Review- Diary of a Dieter by Marie Coulson

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Diary Of A Dieter (Confessions Series #1)

by Marie Coulson

Curvy girl, Charlene Winters, had it all: the great career, wonderful friends and a dreamy fiancé.

With her wedding day just three weeks away, Charlene is dealt a devastating blow. Suddenly finding her life, hopes and plans in tatters, the jilted bride sinks into despair and a tub of Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough. After discovering the depths of her fiancé’s infidelity and with the heartache still fresh, Charlene’s whisked away by her friends on a life-changing holiday. But how will this big fish cope now that she’s back in the dating pond and surrounded by slender trouts with Botox lips?

With best friend Adam thwarting her attempts at romance, and her girls Vanessa and Dana eager to set her up with a boy toy, Charlene decides the time for change is upon her. What she needs is a change of scenery, a change of dress size and maybe, a change of heart.

My Review

Hilarious, truly laugh out loud moments!

Let me just say that Diary of a Dieter has been one of the funniest books I have read in awhile.   This is truly the type of book that I can picture being turned into a movie.  I know that I would definitely go see it.

Charlene, the main character grows from a jilted bride to a princess with the help of her friends.  I love that her character is so real.  She has her insecurities just like any woman has.  She is a big curvy girl who has let herself go while dating Brad, her extremely germaphobic ex-fiancee.   A sudden unexpected Christmas breakup turns her world upside down.  Her best friends Dana, Nessa and Adam are truly lovable characters.  In fact, they are the perfect supporting characters.  They are there to help Charlene move on with her life and find her Prince Charming.  Her adventures with her friends were funny, well written and made the story totally enjoyable.

Adam, what can I say?  I loved him from the start.  He has been Charlene’s best friend for over 20 years.  Who knows Charlene better than Adam?  While Charlene only sees a friend in Adam, he sees who she really is and helps her realize this throughout the story. I guess I thought of Adam as the ugly duckling.  Read the book and you will see why.

I can’t forget to mention the Grandmother.  This woman is totally hilarious.  I know I looked forward to family moments when she would make an appearance and share her comical experiences on life and sex.  She has a way with words that will make your jaw drop.

Most of this story is focused on Charlene moving on with her life.  During that time, her experiences and encounters with men are entertaining.  I mean, some of the things that happen to Charlene on her dates are unbelievable, yet extremely funny.  So, let’s just say, “Watch out for denture glue.”

I cannot forget to mention that my heart skipped a beat while I was reading about the sexy band member with the lip ring.  OMG, Yes, Ollie and his band D.O.A. are mentioned in this story.  I am totally #Team Ollie. (from Bound Together & Burning Up)  I always love when authors bring in characters from other books they have written.

While this story is filled with humorous situations, there is a love story in there as well.  Every woman wants her Prince Charming and deserves a happy ever after.  I do hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.

I gave this book 5 stars and highly recommend it.  It is a brilliantly written romantic comedy!

I look forward to other books in this series.

My Favorite Quotes

“I cannot believe that I am going to spend Christmas day as an abandoned bride! There has to be some unwritten law somewhere about that. Like never dump on their birthday, or Valentine’s Day, or the day their pet dies.  You know something like that. And then there’s all that cancelling and telling everyone that I got dumped!”ou

“Happily ever after should mean just that. That they make you so happy that you can’t imagine ever being happy without them.  They should make you walk on air, glide on air currents, and turn you inside out.  You are worth far more than ‘as happy as you can be.’ You Charlene Winters, are destined for an epic love story. You deserve one.

“What? You all think that just because I’m old, I don’t know a thing or two about sex? Good Lord. You’d think your generation invented the stuff.  I hate to break it to you, but while you were learning to walk young lady, I was crawling around on all fours.  Your father had a cock like a battering ram and more energy than a Duracell bunny.”

“You mean I’m not made of plastic? Wipe-able? Or maybe you prefer your women a little more two dimensional. Like a porno magazine! You should come with a health warning and a pair of fucking goggles!”

“If I’m in a restaurant, and I order steak, I expect to dine on a juicy peace of meat. I don’t want to gnaw on a bone. You, Charlie, are a feast for my eyes, a succulent sexual fulfillment for my appetite, and if you would just be quiet and stop fighting me, I’m about to enjoy some dessert.”

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Sunday Update~Coming Soon

Happy Sunday!

As my vacation comes to an end, I am looking back at all of the books that I read these past two weeks and can’t wait to share with you. I will be busy writing reviews for the next few days.

I also want to thank all of you for following and reading my new blog.  You are all awesome!!

What did I read?

Well, my Christmas present to myself came in the form of a book and Jack F’n Carter.  I read The Sweetest Game by Jennifer Sterling.

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I also read A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire.  This third book made the series complete!

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The funniest read this vacation came from Marie Coulson.  I read Diary of a Dieter.  I loved it and you will too.

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Finally, I reread A Gentleman’s Affair by A.J. Linn so I can give it the review it deserves.  I had originally read it back in August while on a beach vacation.  I needed to refresh my memory as I am now reading A Gentleman’s Secret, his latest book.

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Stay tuned for my reviews.

And, if you are heading back to work on Monday like I am after a two week vacation, enjoy your day! 

Thanks for reading!

~Susi

Review of Tapas and Spanish Cookbook (Best Ever Recipes)

Tapas & Spanish by Pepita Aris

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Create a menu in traditional Spanish style with these inspiring recipes for tapas, fish and shellfish, rice, pasta and delicious desserts.

One of my best friends gave me this stunning cookbook as a gift. 

My Review

Tapas & Spanish is filled with truly delicious Spanish recipes from every part of Spain.  The recipes are easy to follow and are accompanied by stunning photographs.

One family favorite at my house is the Chicken with lemon and Garlic.  While it is listed as a tapas dish, I make it in large quantities and my family devours it.

Honestly, I haven’t made a recipe from this cookbook that my family hasn’t liked.

If you are looking for a Spanish cookbook, check this book out.  Add it to your cookbook collection today!

Get cooking!

¡Buen provecho!

I gave this book 5 delicious stars!

~Susi

Stress Free Appetizers & Pinot Grigio

Here are two appetizer recipes for informal entertaining with friends. They are quick and easy and everyone will love them.  I just made them and they were a hit.

Peach/Black Bean Salsa Scoops

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Ingredients 

1 cup diced peaches (cut into small pieces)

1 can black beans (rinsed)

2 tablespoons minced red onion

1 minced red garlic clove

salt and pepper to taste

1 bag of Tostitos tortilla scoops or any other brand you like.  (scoops are easy to fill)

1.  Mix all of the ingredients into a bowl.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

2.  Spoon salsa mixture into tortilla scoops and serve.

Quick and easy and very delicious!

Crispy Chickpeas

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Ingredients

1 can chickpeas, rinsed, drained and dried

1/4 cup olive oil

Smoked paprika

Garlic salt

1.  Start with dry chickpeas so they will crunch up.

2.  Heat oil in the skillet over medium-high heat.  Add half the chickpeas to pan and fry. Stir them until golden brown.

3.  Using a slotted spoon, remove and place on a paper towel lined plate.

4.  Repeat with the remaining chickpeas.

5.  Season chickpeas with the smoked paprika and garlic salt.

Enjoy!

pinot Ecco Domani

Pair these appetizers with your favorite Pinot Grigio and you are good to go.

I chose Ecco Domani 2012. It was a perfect pairing for these light appetizers.  Light bodied, fruity and smooth.

Cheers!

Happy New Year’s Day!

Happy New Year’s Day to all!  

Numbers 2014 from snowflakes. Celebration background for your posters

May this new year be filled with health, love and happiness!

Go out of your way and do something kind for others.  You will feel really good in the end.  One random act of kindness, can make a huge difference in the lives of others.

My inspiration for my message to you all comes from Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard, book 1 of my favorite series.

“Kindness is never wasted.”   ~SR 

Smile, be kind, love more!

~Susi