Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗
Happy spring to those of you residing in the southern parts of our beautiful planet. I, for one, am delighted to see the blossoms blooming from stark branches. Yay! 🎉
Here in Aus, we celebrate Father’s Day today. If you have a man in your life who is a fabulous dad, wish him well and hold on tight, girls. A good man is worth his weight in gold. 💗
In honour of the recently passed Woman’s Day, I felt this was pertinent. The Scary Mommy site features an artist reimagining the Disney princess as career women…
Pretty cute, huh? And though I love the notion of empowering women, I do hope we, and especially future generations, manage to hold on to a little bit of the magic we find in fairy tales. Certainly I don’t believe a woman needs a man to save her, and we are DEFINITELY worth more than just our looks, but I do believe that the whole dominant concept is appealing to us because, as women, we naturally respond to strength. #JustSayin 😉
Before we look at my reading week, I have some fun pics to share from a blog friend – all the way from Thailand. Cabbages & Condoms is, according to their site, “a business for social progress”. What started out as a vegetable stand also selling lace panties (?? 🤔😂), T-shirts, key chains, condoms and oral contraceptives, is now a world renowned resort boasting an awarded restaurant.
Yes, those outfits are adorned with rubbers. 😉😂 Thank you for sharing, girlfriend. 👍🏻
This week I read:
Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell started out with the bang the title promised. Chapter 1 had me laughing out loud and enjoying the hell out of this spunky beginning, and though I thoroughly enjoyed this heist ride, it didn’t quite reach the epic first moments’ highs again. Nick was a little too good, and a lack of attention to the finer details stole 1/2 a star from what would have been a 4-star read.
The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne, book 1 in the Victorian Rebels series, was oh-so-lovely. This tale had every single thing you could ask for in a story, love and heat, drama and angst, all in a well written, delightful package. Also, deliciously, the first love scene was…. Well, let me just say that it now holds a heated place in my top 5. As a side note, I do have to mention, that as far as period dramas go, this author is a little less adept at using the typical era words and terminology than others I’ve read, but in no way does it detract from the story. I’m giving it my Best of the Best award. Thank you so much for this rec, Barbi.
A little Bit of Hot by Elle Kennedy, book 9.5 in the Out of Uniform series, was a short freebie that is a prequel to As Hot as it Gets. It was definitely a cute appetite whetter.
Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby, book 3 in the Man Hands series, was a charming, standalone poolside read. The perfect book for a lazy, relaxing day.
Currently I’m reading:
Feeling Hot by Elle Kennedy, book 7 in the Out of Uniform series & Unleashed by Kerrigan Byrne, books 1, 2 and 3 in the MacLauchlans series – Unspoken, Unwilling and Unwanted.
Have a brilliant week, girls. Hope you read something wonderful!