This week’s blog pie is two thirds virgin, and one third seven foot blue alien, with three incredibly diverse and fabulous romance reads for you to get your teeth into. In Beard Science by Penny Reid, a shy and anxious virgin blackmails the baddest boy in town. In Escort, a reclusive virginal princess in a modern fairy-tale tower hires an escort to, er, well you can imagine. And in Bonded to the Alien Warrior, a woman discovers she shares a ‘sol’ bond with a battle-hardened soldier on an assaination mission. These books are funny, dreamy, and packed with enough action and romance to keep you satisfied for days.
What is a book spa? I first came across this idea at a local independent bookshop ‘Mr B’s Emporium’ in Bath. They advertise ‘reading spas’ and I bought one for my mother as a birthday present. You go along, get plied with drink and cake, and discuss your favourite books with your ‘bibliotherapist’. They then hand you a massive stack of books and introduce them to you, whilst you sit back and relax.
The next top picks from my kindle library are a crazy billionaire romance with a meet cute in a men’s bathroom, a steamy drama set in a Sonoma county winery, and a fake romance novel set in Manchester. The books were either recommended to me by authors, or found by my eternal quest to find writers like me.
Books for me have been my refuge, my treat, my escape. I devour them insatiably like a never ending supply of calorie free chocolate.