1. A variation of the bear hug: a) a stiff embrace performed by New Englanders whose inbred Puritanism makes physical affection awkward. b) a clingy, pincer like hug involving one or both legs that smacks of desperation.
-verb 2. To crush the things I love into a liquid the consistency of unicorn's blood so that I can absorb their essence.
Things that I lobster hug: books, movies, tv, food, knitting, Zelda, feminists, pro-choicers, progressives.
People who try to give you Coke Zero after you ordered a Diet Coke as if it is the same thing. No. Go home.
People who try to give you Pepsi when you order Coke. We don’t want any.
People who try to give you Coke when you order Pepsi.
Who orders Pepsi??
I wrote a comment the other day about not being into Alphas in romance novels. That was a lie.
I can’t remember how I found Lori Foster, probably a Goodreads rec, but I have since read twelve of her books and will continue to devour her considerable backlist.
Lady is fucking prolific. Those twelve books barely scratch the surface of what she has put out.
Her books follow the same general premise: Alpha meets a special lady. There is trouble and/or danger. Together they overcome it and fall in love. And yet each book is decidedly entertaining and unique.
She writers great heroines who are partners to the alpha men. Some of them take charge and don’t want to be left behind. Some of them are scared and learn to be brave in difficult situations. And the men. Each one is taller and more muscular than the last. They call women “females” but other than that tend to be pretty good guys who respect women and have genuine concern for the safety of others.
And of course there is the sex. Intense, erotic and each couple has their own style. It’s worked into the story as a natural progression of the couple’s relationship so it’s not just page after page of banging.
Series I’ve read:
Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor - These books are about men who have a very particular set of skills. With their connections, they battle human trafficking. A prequel short story can be found in “The Guy Next Door.”
Love Undercover - There is some overlap with the Edge of Honor series with these books. This one focuses on a ragtag group of cops and street savvy civilians combatting organized crime.
Buckhorn Brothers - Four brothers in a small town help some ladies down on their luck. The oldest brother’s son carries on the family tradition.
Farmhouse Rules with Nancy Fuller is the new (anti) Paula Dean, right? I mean, she’s from New York, but it’s the same dynamic with a husband, bunches of kids around, and down home cooking.
I had a couple of totes of apples lingering in the fridge so I decided to make Ina Garten’s Apple Crisp. Except I didn’t have an orange, so it’s just the zest and juice of one lemon.
Tomorrow I’ve got my eye on some cans of pumpkins. I’m thinking pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting.
I also want to get some dough ready for Christmas cookies.
Much domestic. So housewife.