Series: Words #2
Published by Omnific Publishing on May 20, 2014
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Aubrey and Daniel’s vow to pursue their dangerous romance despite university regulations takes them down a path of secrecy and lies. With only six weeks left to the end of term, they’re under the constant watch of David Grant—Daniel’s “Dean of Students” father. If that weren’t enough to pressure them, Daniel’s checkered past also casts a shadow over the young lovers who continuously tempt fate until one wrong move leads to an inevitable disaster. Can they salvage a relationship when everything seems to be conspiring against them?
If words be the medium of Georgina Guthrie, write on Georgina. Write on!
I feel like I should pay Georgina Guthrie tuition or something. I definitely feel smarter in a literary sense after reading her work. Better Deeds Than Words is a sophisticated romance junkie’s dream come true. I’m sure I stated this in my review of the first amazing book in this trilogy, The Weight of Words, but I love how Georgina works some strange and wonderful magic with Shakespearean analysis to give this story so much more meaning for me, taking it above and beyond just another romance novel.
In this steamy sequel to TWoW we witness Aubrey and Daniel tip-toe through a sort of comedy of errors as they struggle to make it to the end of Aubrey’s college career without being discovered. As Aubrey’s TA, any impropriety shown by Daniel or suspected of them will put Daniel’s career in jeopardy as well as Aubrey’s academic reputation. One challenge seems to replace another as Daniel and Aubrey do their best to act professional and respect each other’s positions. The almost catastrophes will have you biting your nails just as the small wins will have you curling your toes.
This book was a euphoric experience. There were so many layers of emotion; frustration, love, lust, nostalgia, hope, fear, anticipation. BDTW really takes it to the next level in the romance and wit department. The emotionally charged exchanges full of love and longing between Aubrey and Daniel will drive your heart into the night because you won’t want to put it down. BDTW was like four seasons of experience all wrapped into one book. I laughed, I cried a little, I got angry, and I was really hot and bothered. Symbolically speaking, BDTW is one hell of a Summer vacation. A few chapters worth of the most candid and romantic steamy scenes I’ve ever read in fiction warmed me to the core near the end of this book. Georgina doesn’t just prove it to Aubrey, but she proves it to all of us that the anticipated Daniel and Aubrey hook-up is really worth the wait… and then some.
The plot played out marvelously and was oh, so satisfying. All of the players were thoughtful, entertaining, and relatable. BDTW enlightened my mind and warmed my heart, so thank you for that, GG.
This series holds a special place in my heart and if you haven’t read the first two books yet, you can purchase them both on Amazon for FIVE BUCKS for a limited time! If you’re able to wait to get your hands on this book (though I highly doubt it) than you can ENTER TO WIN below!
As much as Better Deeds Than Words is already music to my ears in it’s own right, Georgina so graciously provided us with a stellar soundtrack to the novel:
Excerpt from Better Deeds than Words
“I already have a few. I’m fine.”
She tossed three more tomato wedges on his salad plate.”Lycopene. It’s good for the prostate,” she said.
Daniel rolled his eyes and sighed.
“Prostate cancer,” Patty said to me in a hushed voice. “That’s what got Bradford—my husband. Never ate a tomato in his life. I’m convinced that’s what did him in. Although I read an article recently about the importance of regular ejaculations as well. Not that Bradford had a problem with that.”
I bit my lip to stifle a laugh. Daniel stared at her in stunned silence.
“You are having your oil changed regularly, I hope?” she asked him.
What the hell? Penny had said Patty was a corker, but nothing had prepared me for this! She was awesome! I blinkedback tears as I tried not to burst into laughter. Daniel, on the other hand, was choking on a mouthful of roast beef. I clappedhim on the back and handed him his water glass.
He gulped some and cleared his throat. “Jesus, Patty. That’s a rather personal question.”
“It’s uptight people who impede the distribution of important information. Don’t you think, Aubrey?”
“Oh, I couldn’t agree more,” I said, casting a meaningful glance at Daniel who narrowed his eyes at me.
He turned back to his grandmother. “Are you implying I’m uptight?”
“Implying? No, no, I was stating it as a fact. I happen to believe you need to extricate that rather long pole from—well, there’s no need to discuss the sordid details at the table,” she said.
Daniel put down his fork and looked back and forth between the two of us. “Huh,” he said, miffed. “Okay then. Allow me to put your mind at rest. My oil is being changed fairly regularly. There. Satisfied?”
He picked up his fork and forcefully stabbed a carrot. I hoped his comment wasn’t intended as an admission that we were involved in an intimate relationship. Patty quirked aneyebrow at me and I held up my hands as if to say, “Don’t look at me.” She surveyed Daniel expectantly and he cleared his throat.
“Unfortunately, I’m decidedly, um, self-employed, at the moment,” he said.
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About the Author
Georgina Guthrie is a self-professed book hugger and compulsive diarist. Though GG now resides in Canada, she was born across the pond and still considers herself a Brit through and through, which may explain her frequent visits to her favourite local British import shop.
GG is often happiest when reading and writing, but she’s just as likely to be found hanging out with friends and family, almost certainly with a glass of red wine in one hand a bag of cheese and onion crisps in the other.The Weight of Words by Georgina Guthrie
Series: Words #1
Published by Omnific Publishing on November 26, 2013
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Aubrey Price is in the final months of her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto. Bright,
witty and fiercely independent, Aubrey works part-time for the college Dean and has her sights
set on graduating with distinction. When she meets Dean Grant’s son, Daniel, the TA in her senior
Shakespearean studies course, a shared love of the Bard’s works and an instant mutual attraction draw
Aubrey and Daniel together. Unfortunately, a strict anti-fraternizing policy, made more perilous by a
black mark on Daniel’s record, keeps them apart.
Against this academic backdrop, Aubrey and Daniel navigate their way through a steamy courtship,
their forbidden romance aided, abetted and sometimes thwarted by a colorful cast of friends, family and
First, there was Shakespeare. Then, there was Georgina Guthrie.
Sometimes you stumble upon a book that appeals to all your senses. A book that wraps itself around you, and warms you to your core like a chenille sweater during a Canadian winter. The Weight of Words is one of those books. In my mind’s eye, TWoW is leather-bound in Oxblood-red with roughly edged, cream colored pages. It’s a romantic contemporary classic that deserves to be shelved with the likes of Austen, Browning, and Dickens. It’s that book that you thank you’re lucky stars you stumbled upon, and want to recommend to all of your friends. Georgina Guthrie is a writer’s writer, and a reader’s reader. Not only does her love for Literature and writing become contagious in this story, but her love for The Bard is infectious. You will find yourself pondering Shakespeare in a whole new way after reading TWoW.
Aubrey Price. A witty, intelligent, beautiful woman in her last year of university. Daniel Grant. An intelligent, brooding, and sinfully attractive TA. Aubrey Price and Daniel Grant are destined to be together, but leave it to a few crossed-stars and some red tape to make these two work for it.
Georgina takes us on a heart-warming, nail-biting, panty-dropping semester of Shakespeare, shennannegins, and sentiment. The quick rapport that builds between our two main characters is driven by ”love at first site”, and a mutual fervor for The Bard. As the semester sets in, Aubrey and Daniel find the pull of attraction harder and harder to resist. Daniel decides to take their courtship undercover, and tales of clandestine romance never played out so beautifully. The witty and suggestive banter that takes place between Aubrey and Daniel is like Godiva chocolate melting on your tongue. It’s sensual and seductive, and drives the story and character’s into every crevice of your brain. If you are not a fan of Shakespeare’s work before reading this book, you will be by the end of it. Georgina has honored The Bard by her ingenious use of his words to move things along between Daniel and Aubrey, and to bond them.
The poetic backdrop used to stage Aubrey and Daniel’s relationship is one of my favorite layers to this story. Georgina leaves nothing to the imagination when it comes to the story’s setting, and that’s a good thing. I felt like I owed GG for a plane ticket after reading TWoW. Her beautiful and streamlined descriptions painted me right into the story, as if I was observing every place that made up Aubrey and Daniel’s environment first hand. The secret meetings, secret stares, secret touches, and secret words exchanged between D and A were the stuff of dreams. Georgina managed to take everything I ever daydreamed about, or ever wanted from my college experience, and rolled it into this book. On top of lyrical writing that gives this story wonderful structure, the character’s were all like sculptures within. Even the minor ones came off the page in realistic detail. Georgina didn’t cut corners with any of the players in TWoW, and it gave satisfying depth to the experience of this story.
TWoW feels like the perfect book to read over the holidays. It will wine, dine, and unwind you. It’s a special treat, and the best combination of naughty ‘n’ nice. Georgina is a poet. What, in a nutshell, is a poet? A poet is, of course, a writer. A writer who makes music with words by setting them to a rhythm that is close to their heart. By this definition, I believe a writer is also a musician. It’s no secret that music played an essential part in Shakespeare’s plays. It’s fair to say The Bard really did, in fact, believe music to be ” the food of love”, and he artistically used it to carry the plots of his plays along. That is one of the things that’s so genius about Shakespeare’s work, and I find that golden quality mirrored in The Weight of Words. Georgina orchestrates such a clever, compelling, and warm story in a way that I can tell is close to her heart, and maybe to some of her own experiences. Her writing is like music to my ears, and was pitch perfect at every peak. Scroll down to listen to some of the music that fed Georgina’s words for The Weight of Words, and for your chance to enter to win the book.