by Meghan Quinn
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Designer: Meghan Quinn
Release Date: April 2nd 2015
Her bosom heaved at an alarming rate as his rough hand found its way down to her soft, yet wiry briar patch...
Can you say briar patch in a romance novel? What about meat sword? That’s what it is…a meat sword, right, all meaty and sword like, slaying through the inner dungeons of a woman’s dark desires. What about breasts? Do bosoms really heave?
God, I have no idea what happens when private parts touch.
I’m a virgin trying to write a romance novel and can’t seem to write past a sex scene thanks to my lack of experience.
My two best friends encourage me to drop the pen for a while and gain some real life practice through multiple dating facets such as blind dates, online profiles, and random hookups.
But losing my virginity is proving to be tougher than expected…
Rosie is unfortunately funny. She's endearingly naive (although far more curious and dirtier than I would have subsequently expected). Whilst her roommates have glamorous jobs she's stuck writing about cats. I found myself in hysterics at some of her office based cat disasters.
I liked Rosie although I wasn't entirely convinced anybody in her position would actually think or speak as she does. There were times when I had to to ask myself if people actual speak like Rosie and her friends do (I don't mean the naughty banter but more the general conversation). This isn't a criticism of the book though and could purely be me showing my Britishness - I still laughed my arse off at her antics! Rosie's inner dialogue whilst thinking about her novel was extremely amusing, and as a fan of historical fiction I can honestly say I have actually seen less sexy words than Rosie comes up with :) I loved how Henry and Delaney tried to educate and stop her from using certain cringe worthy phrases.
The story is full of mishaps and I'm permanently put off from online dating (thanks Meghan). Poor Rosie, she really did take all the unfortunate incidents in her stride though. Whenever I'd think things couldn't possibly get any worse or go wrong again, then she'd find herself in an even more ridiculous situation.
The story is a fun and lighthearted example of chick-lit. It's free from the overly dramatic angst I often read which made for a nice change of pace. Yes, I figured out early on where the plot was heading early on but I couldn't have imagined the hilarious scenarios Rosie would put herself in, or how traumatised I'd be by a vicious cat!
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Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
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