**Spoilers- but not that bad. I’m just getting started…**
So, last night, I read some more of Carats and Coconuts. I think I’m on Chapter Five, now. If you don’t know yet, I just started reading it, and it is my very first ever Romance Novel. Oops! Rom-Com! I meant Rom-Com. I’ve already made a big deal of the fact that I am not Dee Dee‘s target demographic, but good writing is good writing, and can be enjoyed for its own sake, no matter the genre. That’s kind of the whole point behind my Reading Diversification Three Point Plan To Find New Indie Authors program, or RDTPPTFNIA, as I call it for my friends in the federal government and the Society for Creative Acronyms, or SCA, as I call it for… ah, never mind. If you are new to this blog, (of course you are, it’s a new blog!) you’ll learn that, sometimes, I digress.
Back to the book. To be clear, I am enjoying Carats and Coconuts. It’s a great bedtime read for me, because I find myself smiling at the sheer absurdity of the… of the… well, the whole thing! The main character is married to a Prince. I don’t mean he’s just a great guy, but a real Prince. An Italian Duke, nonetheless (Do they really have those?). But somehow, it’s a fake marriage, I think. Her parents are deluded, and believe that they are Santa and Mrs. Claus, but otherwise seems to function normally. They actually arrive at the private airstrip where her private jet just landed, in a big sleigh pulled by reindeer. I won’t name them, but you probably could. Her prince of a man, who has something in the neighborhood of fifteen names, takes it all in stride, of course, because, hey, he’s a prince, and that’s how he rolls.
I know, right? Absurd? Bear with…
I would probably enjoy the humor even more if I had read the earlier books in the series, but honestly, it doesn’t matter. There are some inside jokes that I’m not getting, but I don’t care. It’s funny. It’s fun. It’s original. It’s completely ludicrous, and I can’t wait until tomorrow night, when I get to read more. Yes, it has to wait until tomorrow, because tonight I am indulging in some delicious, putrescent zombie flesh, courtesy of Dead: The Ugly Beginning, by the Horrifying Todd (TW) Brown, or TWB, as I call him…
What are you reading? Chime in and let me know what you think of your book, so far. If you need something to read, grab the books on my Goodreads shelf, and join the discussion, or head over the RG2E, and ask for a free copy of their featured book(s). You’ll probably get one! They give them away every day. FULL DISCLOSURE: the RG2E is owned by Carats and Coconuts author Dee Dee Scott. She hasn’t asked me to read or review her book, and I don’t think she even knows I’m doing this. I won this book, and several others on the WG2E, but am not affiliated with or beholden to them, except that I think they have a cool site with a great goal: Bring Readers and Authors together. Darnit! My disclosure became a promo! Oh, well. Deal with it!