Tuesday, April 25

Life interrupting...

It's been a rough couple of weeks, nothing in particular beside life's little annoyances and yet, I've found myself in a reading and blogging funk.

In the last few days, I've probably started 10 different books and finished only a couple of Ellora's Caves. Lisa Marie Rice has officially become my favorite Romantica writer. If Linda Howard wrote erotic romance it would sound and read like Lisa Marie Rice, pretty good from a Linda Howard Fangirl.

So, last night I was once again glaring at my huge TBR pile, it's actually piles and bookshelves and more piles, and there in the back of a 2 book deep pile I see exactly what I need... Rachel Gibson!!!



I'm now 3/4 through It Must Be Love and I'm hoping it's done the trick. Even if the book completely tanks, I've laughed so hard, I've cried. I risk being found by some strange google searchers, but it's worth it... We're in the hero's head and he's remembering how his older sisters had him convinced he was actually a hermaphrodite named Josephine, how I wished I'd used that one on my little brother. And, a little section of the scene set at the Coeur Festival...

...Disapproval pinched Doug's features. "Have you ever seen what processed meat does to your colon?"

"Nope," Joe answered as he dug around in the sack. "I figure the only way I'm ever going to see the inside of my colon is to shove my head up my ass. And you know what, Doug? That's just never going to happen."...


OMG, I'm still laughing at that one. Rachel Gibson writes the best male dialogue.

Just what I needed.

Off to do some blog hopping and then life interrupts again--I need to fill my gas tank before running errands...

Have a good one and happy reading.

Tara

7 comments:

Sam said...

That is funny dialogue - I have to get another one of her books. I've read one so far and loved it.

I love Lisa Marie Rice too! She has some great characters and soesn't skimp on plot!

Anne E. said...

Like the new look of your blog!

Have you been having any problems uploading pictures from your files to the blog? It generally takes me about four or five tries -- thought I read something a while back on Blogger Knowledge that there were some on-going issues with that problem. It happened again today, when I was posting an article on Eloisa James -- took forever to get the picture of the "Kiss Me, Annabel" cover to upload.

Jay said...

I like Rachel Gibson. She's always good for a nice, solid, nothing-to-annoy contemp. I still have IMBL tbr but I've read the other two. Lola started off real shaky for me but in the end it was really great. Almost keeper great.

Tara Marie said...

Sam,
I was telling my sister about the dialogue, after she finished laughing, she said it sounded like something I'd say. Hmmm, do I think like a man??

Lisa Marie Rice--great characters and a plot all in 150 pages, you can't beat that.

Anne, Thanks, I like the new look too--LOL. I have days when blogger gives me major headaches, and yes I have problems loading pictures occasionally.

Jay, IMBL was really good, lots of sexual tension, good dialogue, interesting main and secondary characters. Thanks for the rec on Lola, I'll read that one next.

Tara

Jane said...

I find Gibson to be a very uneven author for me from book to book and within the book itself. Having said that I liked It Must Be Love. Hated Lola. Loved the beginning of True Confessions, hated the last half. Thought the most recent book was the best of her bunch in a long while.

Lori said...

Rachel Gibson is always good for a laugh. Enjoy your TBRs!

Tara Marie said...

Jane--I agree, I'm very hit or miss with Rachel Gibson too, but she always makes me laugh and she writes good men. I'm 150 pages into Lola and not loving it, but I'll finish it sometime today.

Lori--RG is always good for a laugh, which is exactly what I needed.