Tuesday, June 3, 2014



Paunchy male heroes with average incomes rarely happen in romance novels. But when one John Hall happened in 'Just Another Day at the Office', falling in love with this portly guy holding a mid-level management job, is very very possible.

Author Hedonist Six classified her novel as erotica/FFA romance. Oh yeah, there was sex, but they were not overkill. 

The heady experience from reading their intimate scenes comes from the author's crafty characterization of the two leads. An attractive, aggressive, sexy heroine who's comfortable with her sexuality. A good-looking overweight hero who's a great turn-on because despite his insecurity, he's a normal male - - gentle, sensitive, can pack a mean punch, a peeping-tom, and enjoys sex time with his lady love.

The sexual tension between them is always there, thanks to the carefully contrived incidents in the office and their homes.

This book's more of a 'fluttering' romance for me. 


Reviewing 'Becoming Mrs Walsh'

About the Book

Shoshana Thompson is 26 years old, miles from home, and engaged to Andrew Walsh, the last single Walsh brother of one of Washington, D.C.'s wealthiest families. Throughout her engagement she becomes enamored with the Walsh lifestyle.

Life in the fast lane comes to a screeching halt when Shoshana develops feelings for another man. When she discovers the feelings may not be one-sided, things are about to get a lot more complicated. This man is not only part of her fancy new world, he is also completely off-limits.

Becoming Mrs Walsh deserved being a 2013 top 10 Chick Lit Plus book.

It satisfied reading fulfillments letting us live vicariously through the characters - - experiencing their conflicts and doubts, deriving giddy delight in the unfolding romance between the heroine (Shoshana) and Mark, the man she can't be with.

Many events - - none of them boring - - take place in the book which show the characters' virtues and quirks and how they complement each other, that it's almost painful to stop reading the book. 

There are no obnoxious characters here. In fact Drew Walsh, one of the key male leads, is appealing despite his hush-hush personality. He has strong moments in the book especially when he bares that he knows and notices a lot about people. 

But Mark, is hands-down ultra hot. The author (Jessica Gordon) has successfully created one of the winningest male heroes by not going over the top with him.

Subtlety and nuanced scenes magnify readers' senses.

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