Do you ever see that book cover blasted all over Facebook, everyone is raving about how amazing the book is, but for some really dumb-ass reason you’re just not ready to jump on the bandwagon yet?
I find myself doing this all the time. It’s not like I’m hesitant to eat the cookie, we all know how I feel about cookies. And yes, my analogy is about food people. Get your damn minds out of the gutter. (Ironic isn’t it? Since that’s where my mind typically lives.)
Anyway, back to our topic… I know the book will be good, all of these people wouldn’t be raving like loons about it if it wasn’t, right? So, the only logical conclusion I can come up with is the fact I choose what I read based off my moods.
My kindle still has things I one-clicked a year ago that I just don’t feel like reading yet, so I’m not going to. Ugly cry type-stuff. Nope, I’m just not ready. You know you do the same thing. Don’t act like you don’t do it too.
By now I’m sure you’re tired of my babble and you want to know what book I skipped over for far too long. I’ll give you a hint. It had a super hot guy on the cover, scrabble tiles and you practiced saying the author’s name aloud like thirty times trying to figure out how to pronounce it…
That’s right it’s Word Play by Amalie Silver.
No? Was that just me?
You’re a damn, liar. You know damn well you practiced saying her name too. For the record, I found out it’s pronounced like Emily but with an Ah at the beginning. (Ah-mi-ly.) You. Are. Welcome!
Now on to the book. Huzzah! I remember I started this book at like ten in the evening after I’d put my kids in bed. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m a cover to cover kind of girl when I’m interested in something. And that’s exactly what happened.
This story was beyond refreshing. A hot male author writing romance under a pen name that no one knew was actually him. Let’s face it a lot of authors have pen names for various reasons, but this gave us an inside look into what happens behind the scenes in the author world. Or that’s what it felt like anyway.
At the time, I was still a newbie (I still am, don’t burst my bubble) and I found myself wondering Ermergerd, is this what really happens? Is that what it’s like at a convention? To meet with an agent?This book is so freaking cool! I want to be this author when I grow up!
Alter egos, mistaken identities, hot bathroom sex, and a plethora of snarky banter?
Um, who the hell wouldn’t want to read all of that?
Secrets. Secrets could destroy everything. Will they?
I guess you’ll have to one-click this bad boy to find out won’t you?
There were parts I sat on my bed yelling at my kindle, hoping to God my baby wouldn’t wake up in her crib. (which was next to my bed at the time.)
I know all of this sounds so vague and I’m not giving a ton away, but hey, I don’t want to give you a summary of the entire book. What fun would that be? I want to tell you I loved it and I think you will too.
Now go buy the damn thing so we can gab about it! Xo- Vanessa