Great Moments from last night's reading
Book: Kiss of Midnight
Author: Lara Adrian
Spoiler level: low
Ah, the sexy midnight bedroom visit. The heroine fast asleep, the hero she longs for during the day steals in, aided by his paranormal powers, and encounters her worshipfully—he, too, longs for her! —and they have some hot erotic encounter that she is totally into, while being in this dreamy sort of fugue state. And the next morning the heroine thinks it was just this fabulous dream.
There is nothing so enchanting in a book (yet so potentially disturbing were it to happen in real life). Oh well. Whatev!
I’ve been casting around for a new series to start, and while I have some books I know will be winners in my TBR, I’m saving them for our vacation in Seattle next week.
Anyway, I was quite pleased to come upon a wonderful sexy bedroom visit scene near the opening of Kiss of Midnight, even more pleased with the dependable writing leading up to it. You know that feeling when you start a book and you just know you’re in good hands? Like, you know you can count on the author to come through for you with solid entertainment? That’s how I felt here.
It was heartening after a string of TWO DNFs, one of which I threw across the room from the bathtub, a place where I have access to no other books. It was an extreme situation!
This DNF, which I will not name, sheees! I was reading pages of chatty backstory exposition in the middle of fight and chase scenes—the author was going into everything but her heroine’s maiden aunt’s 1987 genealogy project when you just wanted to see what happened! (I have heard this referred to as Fictus Interruptus. And that’s how it felt).
Totally the opposite of the fun, reader-friendly, organic-to-the-story exposition style of Meljean Brook. Maybe Meljean has spoiled me for other books!
This bathtub DNF which I will not name also featured some feisty-heroine-fighting-against-the-person-rescuing-her scenes. And piping up with feisty commentary in inappropriate situations. The other DNF was more ‘not my cup of tea,’ genre-wise, but it still had the heroine struggling against an obviously benevolent helper. The hero also had a freaky temper thing that made him act irrationally. I can’t get into that. But I might revisit that DNF in a different mood, as it is highly recommended by somebody I respect.
Anyway, I took the DNFs off my TBR list. Now I'm on Kiss of Midnight, which I will probably bring to Seattle with my other prime TBRs.
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