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Reblog from BookRiot.Com

This is a reblog from BookRiot.com that I think will at a minimum put a smile on your face but more than likely have you rolling on the floor holding your gut. Enjoy!

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: 69 Book Titles that Double as Terrible Sex Advice

Someone pumped laughing gas into the Riot headquarters. That’s the only explanation for this post.

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So what happened is, someone (ahem…Jeff) mentioned that Me Before You also makes for awful sex advice. And that just opened the floodgates. I only take responsibility for a few of these…and I’m not saying which ones.

  1. All My Puny Sorrows
  2. My Struggle
  3. Purity
  4. Crime and Punishment
  5. Avenue of Mysteries
  6. Small Wonder
  7. The Turn of the Screw
  8. Rules of Civility
  9. Hyperbole and a Half
  10. A Manual for Cleaning Women
  11. A Storm Of Swords
  12. The Night Circus
  13. The Stranger
  14. All Quiet on the Western Front
  15. Disgrace
  16. The Chamber of Secrets
  17. Stone Mattress
  18. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
  19. Tiny Beautiful Things
  20. Everything That Rises Must Converge
  21. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
  22. The Queen of the Night
  23. No Country for Old Men
  24. Into the Wild
  25. Catching Fire
  26. Great Expectations
  27. The Dark Tower
  28. The Lovely Bones
  29. A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again
  30. Anything That Moves
  31. Lean In
  32. Howard’s End
  33. The Sound And The Fury
  34. The Bone Season
  35. Single Carefree Mellow
  36. The Naked And The Dead
  37. True Grit
  38. Welcome to the Monkey House
  39. So Good They Can’t Ignore You
  40. Persuasion
  41. Why Not Me?
  42. And Then There Were None
  43. The Book Of Strange New Things
  44. The Little Friend
  45. The Taming of the Shrew
  46. The Secret History
  47. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
  48. Fight Club
  49. Paddle Your Own Canoe
  50. How To Win Friends And Influence People
  51. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
  52. Invisible Man
  53. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  54. The Big Short
  55. The Color Purple
  56. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  57. The Bone Clocks
  58. I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
  59. Things Fall Apart
  60. Cry, the Beloved Country
  61. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
  62. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
  63. She’s Come Undone
  64. Naked Lunch
  65. Stranger in a Strange Land
  66. Consider The Lobster
  67. The Art of The Deal
  68. Bossypants
  69. Getting Things Done

I promise, the fact that there are 69 of these is purely coincidence.

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Deet’s Life- A Funny Newspaper Ad

I posted this back in 2013 but I do still  giggle about it.

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Christmas Eve 2015 You Better Not Pout

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December 24, 2015 · 3:00 am

Review- The Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie

Title:  The Perfect Rake (Merridew Series, book #1)

The Perfect Rake

Genre: Regency Historical Romance

Author: Anne Gracie

Publisher: Berkley, 2005

Pages: 372

Source: purchase

Rating: 4.5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

She ran from a brute… Fleeing the harsh guardianship of her grandfather, Prudence Merridew escapes with her beautiful younger sisters to London. One of them must marry—and fast. To act as her sisters’ chaperone, Prudence invents a secret engagement to a reclusive duke… But when the duke arrives unexpectedly in London, she needs his help to avert disaster.

…into the arms of a rake Aristocratic Gideon, handsome, rakish and with a strong frivolous streak, casually hijacks Prudence’s game, awarding himself a stolen kiss or three along the way. Used to managing sisters and elderly men, Prudence is completely out of her depth with a charming, devious and utterly irresistible rake. And her plot goes terribly—if deliciously—awry…

**

I was in need of a good laugh and a well written book and fellow blogger Sonya came up with a recommendation at just the right moment.

This is a very funny mistaken identity trope that evolves into instant attraction. But Prudence is betrothed to Phillip who has been in India for 4 ½ years. Prudence is not the type of woman to set aside a promise made. Gideon, is a true rake but he has fallen in love at first sight and is determined to win over Prudence.

I laughed, because the banter is hold-your-tummy funny. The Grandfather is so diabolically evil that we know Pru and her sisters need the protection Gideon and his cousin, the Duke, can offer. The character development is spot on. The plot is well written. My only criticism is that I felt it a bit too long. This is my first read of a book by Ms. Gracie who has written many romance novels. And I assure you it will not be my last.

Thanks to Sonya for the recommendation!

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Advance review- The Irresistible Rogue by Valerie Bowman

Title:  The Irresistible Rogue (Playful Brides, #4)

The Irresistable Rogue

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Valerie Bowman

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, Nov. 3, 2015 (pre-order available)

Pages: 351

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

A PROPOSAL FROM A SCOUNDREL Daphne Swift has not laid eyes on her devilishly charming husband, Captain Rafferty Cavendish, in quite some time. As a matter of fact, she wants the rogue to annul their brief marriage so that she can marry the reliable and estimable Lord Fitzwell. But the breathtakingly handsome Rafe is not interested in letting Daphne go-at least not without paying his scandalous price…

THE SEDUCTION OF HIS WIFE Rafe prefers to face the dangers of spying alone, but this time he needs his innocent, fiery wife to uncover the information he seeks. He has even agreed to release her from their marriage if she submits completely to his plan. However, Daphne’s alluring combination of courage and curves makes her a dangerous distraction, and it is not long before Rafe is trading subterfuge for seduction in order to prove that Daphne is meant to be his and his alone…

**

This is the fourth book in the Playful Brides Series.  It is a standalone although it has characters from previous books peppering the plot.  I think you will enjoy this one more if you read the preceding books but this is a delight even if it is the first you pick up.

Daphne is married in name only to Rafe.  She wants to make a good match with Lord Fitzwell but Rafe needs her help with another spy mission.  Of course throwing the two together on a mission means adventure, action, near death and way too much time together. One thing leads to another and there are hilarious moments as well as sexy encounters.  Daphne’s young cousin, Delilah, is a precocious twelve year old who adds delightful humor to the story.

There is some fast and loose playing with actual Regency Era language and actions of a virgin young lady.  Sometimes this bothers me, but in this book I was laughing too hard to care.

I can recommend this book to those who like a sexy story with lots of humor.

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Downton Abbey Funny Video for all Fans

Downton Abbey starts this Fall in the U.K. we in the staes have a bit longer wait.  I think this funny little video will entertain you all while we wait.  For more go to YouTube for part 2.

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Deet’s Keeper Shelf Review- Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

Title:  Bet Me

Bet Me

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Author: Jennifer Crusie

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Paperbacks, Sept. 2004

Pages: 391

Source: purchase

Rating: 5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

Author Jennifer Crusie’s novel about long shots, risk management, true love, and great shoes. . . .

Minerva Dobbs knows how to work the odds. Calvin Morrisey always plays to win.

But when they face off, neither one is prepared. Because when real life meets true love, all bets are off. . . .

Minerva Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet, even if he is gorgeous and successful Calvin Morrisey. Cal knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs, even if she does wear great shoes and keep him on his toes. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again.

But fate has other plans, and it’s not long before Min and Cal meet again. Soon they’re dealing with a jealous ex-boyfriend, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, a determined psychologist, chaos theory, a freakishly intelligent cat, Chicken Marsala, and more risky propositions than either of them ever dreamed of. Including the biggest gamble of all—true love.

Bet Me is the winner of a 2005 RITA Award.

**

This book is 11years old but it is still one of the very best examples of snarky, romantic dialog.  It will have you laughing from the beginning because misunderstandings abound and coincidences push the story along.  It is a quick read in spite of the nearly 400 pages.  Min and Cal are meant for each other, we know that, but they are having all kinds of trouble coming to the same conclusion.  They also have friends who doubt their compatibility and each has a former ex who is trying to sabotage the budding relationship.  Min has body-image insecurities and Cal does his best to reassure her that she is perfect the way she is.

This is a book on my keeper shelf and I promised myself to reread it this summer.  I’m so happy that I did and realize it deserves a reread more often than every eleven years.  It is impossible for me to give a book less than 5-stars when it leaves such a big smile on my face.

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June 4, 2015 · 2:04 pm

Humor- Let’s hear it for the Old Ladies

 

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This one came to me in an e-mail from one of my dear friends who makes me smile in every way.

A farmer stopped by the local mechanics shop to have his truck fixed. They couldn’t do it while he waited, so he said he didn’t live far and would just walk home.

 On the way home he stopped at the hardware store and bought a bucket and a gallon of paint. He then stopped by the feed store and picked up a couple of chickens and a goose. However, struggling outside the store he now had a problem – how to carry his entire purchases home.
While he was scratching his head he was approached by a little old lady who told him she was lost. She asked, ‘Can you tell me how to get to 1603 Mockingbird Lane?
The farmer said, ‘Well, as a matter of fact, my farm is very close to that house. I would walk you there but I can’t carry this lot.’
The old lady suggested, ‘Why don’t you put the can of paint in the bucket. Carry the bucket in one hand, put a chicken under each arm and carry the goose in your other hand?’
‘Why thank you very much,’ he said and proceeded to walk the old girl home. On the way he says ‘Let’s take my short cut and go down this alley. We’ll be there in no time.’
The little old lady looked him over cautiously then said, ‘I am a lonely widow without a husband to defend me. How do I know that when we get in the alley you won’t hold me up against the wall, pull up my skirt, and have your way with me?’
The farmer said, ‘Holy smokes lady! I’m carrying a bucket, a gallon of paint, two chickens, and a goose. How in the world could I possibly hold you up against the wall and do that?’
The old lady replied, ‘Set the goose down, cover him with the bucket, put the paint on top of the bucket, and I’ll hold the chickens!’

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“Romantic Times” Award Winner Review- The Viscount Who Lived Down The Lane by Elizabeth Boyle

Title: The Viscount Who Liveed Down The Lane: Rhymes with Love

The Viscount who lives Down the lane

Genre: Historical Romance/Regency

Author: Elizabeth Boyle

Publisher: Avon, 2014

Source: Purchase

Rating: 4.5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

She has no desire for love . . .

As she arrives in Mayfair, Louisa Tempest is horrified when her incorrigible cat bolts from the carriage and dashes into a neighbor’s house, where she comes face-to-face with the reclusive Viscount Wakefield. But even more dismaying than his foul temper is the disarray in which she finds his home. Convinced his demeanor would improve if his household were in order, Louisa resolves to put everything to rights.

. . . until she meets the viscount who lives down the lane

Much to his chagrin, Wakefield finds it impossible to keep the meddling Louisa out of his home, invading his daily life with her “improvements,” and his nights with the tempting desires she sparks inside him. Wounded in the war, he’s scorned society ever since his return . . . until Louisa opens the door to his heart and convinces him to give love a second chance.

**

This is a book chock-a-block full of wit, humor and splendid writing. We are treated to Louisa’s indomitable spirit for she is a young woman who knows her own mind and certainly thinks she knows what ought to be done when she sees an aristocratic mess. Pierson, Viscount Wakefield was perfectly content to wallow in his depression and drink until Louisa invaded his home with her good intentions. Louisa is the whirlwind that cannot be stopped no matter how much bluster and foot stomping is done by the Viscount.

This is the fourth book in the RHYMES WITH LOVE series. It is a standalone novel so feel free to pick it up and not be lost. There are kisses and more so keep your fan at the ready for things can get steamy hot. Winner of the Romantic Times 2014 Love and Laughter award. If you are looking for a lighthearted read dripping with romance than this is the one.

 

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