Series: Peaches Monroe #1
Published by Self Published on June 22, 2013
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There I was, minding my own business at Peachtree Books when this lunatic comes racing in the door and knocks me into his arms. I would have ripped him a new one, but he was kinda familiar, and hot. Like I-want-to-have-your-sexy-babies-now hot.
Turns out he looks familiar because I stare at his gorgeous face on TV every week. Yup, Dalton Deangelo. In the oh-so-firm flesh.
I let him hide out from the press for a while, then I thought he'd be on his way, and I could breathe normally again. But no. He found me interesting. He wanted to tag along to my cousin's wedding with me. I couldn't say no to that face ... or THOSE EYES. Before the night was through, he was saying sweet things, then dirty things. Very dirty things.
I try to keep my eyes wide open. I've made terrible, stupid mistakes in the past. But Dalton Deangelo's touch turns me to Jell-O.
I'm just a regular girl, and he's rich and famous with no body fat. The guy has a butler! So, why is he chasing me? And why can't I say no? And what is this sordid secret of his the reporters are trying to uncover?
“Faster, Lionheart, you little stud-pony, faster!”
If Stardust was a woman (or a man), s/he would be fast, easy, and funny.
This book showed up on Amazon’s Best Seller list, so I shrugged and thought “why not”. A few chapters in, I almost ditched it because I felt like I was losing brain cells. Then, I turned on the television and proceeded to watch Hardcore Pawn. I decided that was quite ironic, and went back to reading.
The beginning unfolded like a whirl-wind ”meet-cute” from a cheesy rom-com, and we are introduced to Peaches Monroe and our hot male MC, Dalton, in quick succession. Peaches works in a bookstore, and that’s always a big plus in my book. It’s one of the main reasons I decided to keep reading.
Peaches is your average small-town girl who has enough curves to make up for the lack of exciting population where she lives. Just when she thought life couldn’t get anymore “small-town” , Dalton D’Angelo, who plays a smoldering, sexy vampire on television, storms into her bookstore, and knocks her off her feet. Literally. Events unfold Â and reveal themselves quite quickly after this first meeting. The same can be said for our main characters, if you get my drift.
We meet a few more town-folk and Peaches’ Â roommateÂ and parents, but they only appear enough to flesh out the story. I loved the personality of Peaches’ Â roommate/cousin, but was a bit creeped out by Peaches’ relationship with her parents. What I initially thought was an aimless, sex-scene driven novel, became quite the barrel of laughs. Notting Hill-esque charm, and Bridget Jone’s Diary style humor made Stardust shine.
There is a juicy plot twist to this seemingly simple story, and it is GOOD. I don’t know if I’ve ever laughed so much while reading a book. The pacing of the story is what turned me off initially, but I decided to leave my critical shoes at the door, and enjoy the ride. Â Sure, the humor is a little raunchy and the lemons are the kind you need to read in a dark closet by yourself, but even the most prudent of readers can find some enjoyment in this novel. Peaches Monroe taught me that I’m hot and love-able no matter what the size on my undie tag reads. I thought this thirty-something-year-old was all “AHA’ed” out until I entered Peaches’ stream of consciousness. I was pleasantly reminded that life and love don’t start five pounds from now, and I’m hotter than I think. Thanks for making me laugh, Peaches Monroe, and for being an inspiration for all ladies, thick and thin.
“Call me Braveheart,” Dalton urged.
“You mean Lionheart. Â So help me, do not make me think about Mel Gibson when I’m in this state,” I breathed.
“I am your pony. I am Lionheart……”
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