This was a gift from my dear sister, Kim. It makes a really great gift and I appreciated it.
The concept is very simple. It consists a series of short...moreThis was a gift from my dear sister, Kim. It makes a really great gift and I appreciated it.
The concept is very simple. It consists a series of short quotes, or quotes as they could've been had the whole universe been Scottish, from creation to the modern day.
It doesn't take long to read through, and it had me chuckling from start to finish. Furthermore, it is a book that I happily keep at my bedside to dip into if I want to go to sleep on a good laugh. I suppose some would see it as the ideal book to plant in their guest cloakroom.
I cannot resist the urge to lift a few examples to share with you as tasters.
'And God looked upon the world he had created. And it wasnae bad.' Bible
'Did I hear right, there's a free tablet going?' Moses
'I never thought the Prophecies would sell so well. Didnae see that coming.' Nostradamus
'I cannot tell a lie. A big boy cut that tree doon and ran away.' George Washington
'I did not have rumpy-pumpy, hanky-panky, nookie or how's yer faither wi' that wee lassie, Miss Lewinsky.' President Bill Clinton
Admittedly, you need a Scottish connection to understand some of the quotes, but you'll get the gist and enjoy it.
Get yourself a copy, and you'll soon be buying more copies as gifts for your friends and relations.
Beg acts as an excellent introduction to the rest of this series, but it is both pacey and HOT!
The author develops the characters, their relationships...moreBeg acts as an excellent introduction to the rest of this series, but it is both pacey and HOT!
The author develops the characters, their relationships and their hang-ups.
Monica is a great singer, and her best friend, Gabby, accompanies her on the piano. The play gigs at night clubs and bars, but are still awaiting their big break. They feel that it is bound to come. Gabby knows the names of all the people in the music industry who can help them towards their goal. However, she is unstable and depressed. So depressed is she, that she bounces in and out of being suicidal.
Between Monica and her ex, Darren, who is also Gabby's brother, they keep a safe watch on her to make sure that she doesn't terminate her life. This adds stress for both of them, and impacts their social lives.
Of course, like most aspiring musicians who are working hard for their big breaks, Monica has to work at a day, or night, job. She waitresses. But she is easily distracted. The result is that she tips a tray of drinks into the lap of the billionaire owner, Jonathan, and gets fired.
You can read more of the story in the book description and all of the reviews. The short version is that Monica and Jonathan fall for each other. Jonathan is a divorcee who doesn't want a serious relationship, and would like a string of women who will submit to his dominant tendencies. He does NOT want a long term relationship with Monica! Will he? Won't he? On the other hand, Monica wants Jonathan so much that she will do ANYTHING he asks.
The outcome is SMOLDERING!
Other characters are developed and come into play, but you need to read the book to find out more.
The end of the book is such a cliffhanger that you are compelled to pick up the next one. I found this a little irritating as there is no need for it. Songs of Submission (Beg, Tease, Submit) is not what I would call a proper trilogy. It is a novel which has been unnaturally sawed into three pieces.
If you can take this, then you are about to pick up some top class erotica.(less)
I read this because I met the author in a local store. He works there as an assistant at weekends. During the week, he is an undergraduate student at...moreI read this because I met the author in a local store. He works there as an assistant at weekends. During the week, he is an undergraduate student at a local university.
As I began reading, I thought that the story had the potential to merit a three, or even four, star rating from me. Very quickly, that potential was eroded as I came across example after example of really appalling writing. It reminded me of somebody telling a long, and very bad, joke in a pub whilst they gradually became inebriated.
Allow me to give you a few examples of this awful writing.
“If you try to come with us my sword will find a place between your chest. I do not mean to be like this, but you are weak and the legend tells us you will not make it. We cannot risk you leading us to our death. You must not follow us in case we hear the water. Incase you get us killed,” said John.
Butterfly’s filled the skies
...and came across a hole in the ground. To call this a hole would be completely unjustified. It was a crater.
This was a pure light brighter than the sun and it dazed them.
He continued to roll until some sort of bright light blinded him and he hit the spongy floor of some place unknown to him.
“I want a bow from you beast. I want a bow that can shoot an arrow to the moon; a bow that will make me the envy of every other hunter and a bow that requires no arrows,” he said.
The story is about how a warrior, a hunter and a pauper who set off on a quest to find a legendary unicorn who could either lure them to their deaths or, if found, could grant each of them their greatest wish. You see what I mean about the potential of the story, don't you? It is just a shame that it is so badly written.
I could not honestly recommend the book to any of my friends.(less)