HOT SAUCE REVIEWS: BOOKS
Mostly romance novels, but also fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and occasional non-fiction get celebrated and skewered like only Mrs Giggles can, heh.
Three sets of annoying teens are looking for romance during a big snowstorm. Why can’t they go watch movies or play video games like normal people? And no, nobody dies, what a shame.
Hot guy flees one psycho stalking ex-girlfriend into the clutches of a wildly insecure, violently emotional mess who is convinced that he’s cheating on her the moment he’s out of her sight. This will end well, oh yes.
Suffragettes are tricky character to handle, as conventional romance tropes often make them look like wannabes or fickle flakes who jettison the cause the first moment they get a man to look their way. Here, things are actually pretty good.
The final entry in the Fifth Avenue trilogy finally sees justice for the pavement pancake Sarah and all the women the villain has abused and wronged. Yet, the loser in all of this seems to be me.
From World’s Zombie Day to Saint David’s Day, Superman’s Birthday to National Hollerin’ Contest, every day is a festival if you believe this cute little book. Isn’t it wonderful how we can find a reason to celebrate a day – any day, every day?
This Western romance started out really good, but it soon becomes apparent that the heroine is robotic in her persistent obstinacy and paranoia. Oh, and she doesn’t want to be a whore. You’d be hearing that one a lot.
Why is it that every story that claims to have a scandalous or notorious heroine always end up serving a heroine who wants desperately for people to believe that she’s a good person? Sigh.
Pro: this one is set during World War 1. Con: it’s a collection of three short and very forgettable stories.
This revisit to Gauthier, Louisiana for another emotional and angst-ridden small town romance is a better trip than the previous one. Many things turn out pretty well here, and the chemistry is good. That love scene though, oh dear.
Heroine goes to small town, and makes whoopee with local hero as the natives cheer and high-five one another. What’s with all these overly sweet small town romances? I’m really starting to worry about my pancreas.
This Western romance offers many delights: cookies, cakes, happiness, star-crossed romance, and type II diabetes.
Verity Price is back and she is up against the biggest threat of all: the dreaded sophomore slump.
Oh look, a fun urban fantasy series that I can get into, after the ones I’m reading have come to a close or come to making me roll up my eyes one time too many. Warning: some Kate Daniels-induced bitterness seeps into this review once in a while.
Ooh, a medical romance with disease of the week, ethical drama, and workplace triangles! Instead of Grey’s Anatomy, however, this one ends up being more like Cray Cray Vasectomy.
Traumatized girl who refuses to speak decides that she wants a family for Christmas, and her guardian falls for the local kindly and saintly cute owner of a little shop in town. Hands up if you have read this story before.
A neurotic chick who can’t get her act in order… being the happily married wife of a country rock star? The author wants to convince me that this is a tale of true love, but I’m having a hard time buying it.
So, do you like a story where the heroine spends all the time enjoying the guy’s sexual attention while whining that she’s no good for him?
This entire story is a pretty rationalization of a silly young woman’s determination to have sex with some guy she has the hots for, without any thought of the music she has to face once he withdraws and goes on his merry way. True love, isn’t it glorious?
She’s crazy, he has a stick up his rear end, and they get along so fabulously well together. This Regency-era historical romp is all about the cray crazy (mostly on her part). It’s a train wreck, but I really like it.
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The round faces are called oogies (don't ask). Generally:
5 Oogies: Excellent
4 Oogies: Good
3 Oogies: Okay
2 Oogies: Oh dear
1 Oogie: Oh god
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