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Shygirl: Reading After Midnight

I will read anything I can get my hands on. Seriously.

 Most books I read are reviewed for Harlequin Junkie, but I'll have an occasional independent or author requested review that I'll post.

Currently reading

Nine of Stars: A Wildlands Novel
Laura Bickle
Primal Heat: A Paranormal Shapeshifter Werejaguar Romance (The Shadow Shifters)
A.C. Arthur

Warning: Some "mature" lovin' ahead...

Apples Should Be Red - Penny Watson

“John.” Her voice trembled.
“Yes, sweetheart?”
“Um, I did not just see our parents on the sofa. Naked, under a blanket. With their arms around each other. Naked. Together.” Her eyes were wide. “Naked.”
“How about that? They didn’t kill each other.” John stroked her back in a soothing motion. He was trying like hell not to laugh again.

Oh. My. Gawd. Apples Should be Red is one of the most hilarious, heartwarming holiday stories I have read recently. With a curmudgeonly outspoken hero and an uptight perfectionist heroine that find themselves attracted to each other, how can it be anything but entertaining?

 

I will quickly say that if you are not a fan of profanity, this short story might be a bit much for you. Personally, I thought that as a part of Tom’s dialogue, it fit him to a T and only added to his grumpy persona. Although it did make it difficult to choose quotes for this review without the f-bomb…

 

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