Yes, yes, I should have been packing and organizing for vacation. Meh. I still have 48 hours. PLENTY of time. Today. Really. (Considering I have to work tomorrow as well.) We have to go to the mall today. My daughter agreed, finally, to go shopping for some shorts and she needs a bathing suit. She is one of the few teen girls on earth who would rather scrub toilets than go shopping. She HATES it. Must take after her mother. But once in a while you have to upgrade. So looks like today is it. So I'm girding my loins to deal with a surly child for the afternoon because she WILL be surly, I guarantee it.
Yesterday I read a few shorts I picked up. So this might be my last book post for a bit. Not sure I'll get much reading done on vacation. We'll see. I have a bunch of manga I have to get finished and passed on so I'll focus on that but I'll try and update with some vacation fun when I can. Have a great Sunday.
Sadie's Kiss by Sophia Tithenia (68 pages)
Casey works at an LGTB (is there no standard letter designation?) hot-line and shelter in San Francisco. He also happens to be psychic who can see in people's heads. He senses someone being attacked and it's really strong so he and his colleague set out to find the guy. They find Evan gay bashed with his dog. He doesn't want to go to the hospital but they insist and Evan is blind so Casey takes the dog. Evan is as surly as they come. He didn't want to go the hospital but has a broken leg. Hello, that doesn't just heal up on it's own you know. Anyway, he's totally rude to Casey who is strangely drawn to him. At home, Evan comes on to virgin Casey and a virgin he is no more. Afterward Casey leaves because he felt Evan pushing him away. Casey's his friends give him shit so he goes back and convinces Evan to let them try a relationship. Few things. The guy has broken ribs and a broken leg and they have sex three times in 24 hours. The magical healing cock? Or is he just that much of a nympho. It was insta-love for Casey but I'm going with some kind of supernatural thing because of the way they connected psychically. Oh and the blurb made it sound like the dog was a big part of the story (I feared the dog's POV from the blurb) but the dog liked Casey. I would have loved to see this drawn out, dealing more with why Evan was so prickly and slept with so many guys and Casey breaking through the walls.
Martin and the Wolf by Anne Brooke (41 pages)
Martin goes to a party at his friends' house and meets Lucas. Before he knows it they are "mating" in the bushes as Lucas calls it. He's strangely drawn to Lucas but he's a bit weird. They start dating and while Lucas is still odd, Martin is strongly drawn to him and within 3 months or so are practically living together. Then one month Lucas comes home dirty and injured and Martin is freaked but Lucas says it was friends fooling around. The next month it happens again. He still won't spill. The next month Martin decides to follow and gets in he middle of a pack fight as they do NOT like Lucas mating with a human and aren't about to let him leave the pack. Oops. I have to give Martin credit for just accepting Lucas' explanations because I'm not sure I'm so patient and I thought he seemed a bit oblivious but later you find out he wasn't as blind as you thought, his little brain was working even while they shagged their brains out. I would have liked to have known more about the wolf pack and the mythology of them if you will because the description was different than you sometimes read, but it was a smexy little romance and I loved that it was definitely set in Britain. A nice change from generic locales.
Angels and Airhead by Anne Brooke (11 pages)
Wow, I'm on the Anne Brooke diet. :-) Ricky and Jez have been friends for years. Ricky figures Jez is everything he's not, handsome, good job, nice apartment, savings account so he's never made a move despite both being gay. They're hanging out one day when suddenly angel appears. Ricky does NOT believe in angels but the angel is here to help him get his shit together and realize that Jez loves him. The interactions with the angel are quite humorous and after he leaves Ricky has no memory of it but is suddenly compelled to make a move on Jez which is very welcomed. It was just a cute little short and I did like the angel muchly and his way of talking to Ricky.