I caved.

Tattoos and tattoo related topics will be on there.  While this blog is still and always will be devoted to romance novels and my other creative endeavors!

"Love Will Find A Way" - Barbara Freethy - 2002

Hooray! Hooray!  The streak is broken!  Thanks, Jess for the recommendation - can't wait to glom!  
A good solid character driven book, with believable leads and so much tension!  Fantastic.  

"The Duke and I" - Julia Quinn - 2000

I did it!  I finished a book!  Hooray - moving on...
- to that fucking dress.  While my copy has the same (reissue) cover, it does not have that ridiculous stepback.  I know Julia Quinn is known for her anachronisms, but I don't think the heroine should look like a hunky man who lost his shirt sidetracked her from her Saturday Night Fever audition.  All I can say about that dress besides it's complete lack of historical accuracy - 1 tug, 1 inch - disaster.  

As for "The Duke and I," I enjoyed it despite a third act 'big misunderstanding.'  The scope felt much smaller than I remembered, but both Daphne and Simon are great leads, so it was nice to revisit their world, so much so, I've moved on to "Romancing Mr. Bridgerton" a re-read that will feel new again because it's been so long.

July/August Wasteland

I guess it's due to the fact that I have less free time than I used to, but I can't get anything finished.   I started Libba Bray's "Going Bovine" after finishing and enjoying "Beauty Queens" - but there is sits, untouched for weeks and soon will be overdue at the library.  After re-reading "The Viscount Who Loved Me" I decided to re-read "The Duke and I" which I had only read once - I am creeping through that mother at a snails pace!   If I have the time, I fall asleep.

I just need a few hours and something so great and funny or sweeping and romantic I can't put it down.

On the other hand, I've been busier for good reason, so I can accept the dearth of good reads.  This won't become a tattoo blog, although I do have some plans in that respect!