Brief Recap of BWSNBN:
A meets C; drunk-dials him; vomits in his presence; wakes up in his hotel room; then agrees to spend the weekend with him. She's appalled by his 'playroom', yet oddly enough, still wants to sleep with him. He's horrified by her virgin status, so he decides to 'get it over with'. Two condoms are used, though he only disposes of one, and they fall asleep in each other's arms.
P.125: A phrase is used twice in back to back lines, something my editor clearly frowns on....Then she's appalled by the many clothes in his closet. a) You're not his mother and b) the man is a BILLIONAIRE, so why do you care? Jealous, maybe, because he has a better wardrobe than you? Maybe the man grew up with only one or two nice things to wear and is over-compensating? Same with the 'too much space' in the apartment. Shut up and enjoy it.
P. 127: She's decided to cook him breakfast. And puts the bacon 'under the grill'. The only way I know how to make bacon is to fry it. So any cooks out there, please enlighten me???? 9:30am: I asked the spouse about this and he proceeded to inform me of the many ways bacon can be cooked:) So I stand corrected, lol! And what the hell is 'designer stubble'?
P. 128: If you're embarrassed, how can you suspect you've turned 'puce'? Isn't that a shade of GREEN?
P. 129: She wonders why he's so concerned about her being sore....hellloooooo......you've been intimate with him!!!! He's showing he cares, idiot! Then first she 'snaps' at him, then is 'too sweet'. So....I'm guessing sarcasm is being used? I'd say she's being snarky. And how can someone eat and chew on their lip at the same time? Beside the obvious 'accidental' one that hurts like hell....
P. 130: She's concerned about her clothes, and he's offered to buy them. She's not happy....it was clearly stated in his RULES, and you chose to sleep with him, so there you have it. And his issues with wasted food? Again, maybe he was taught 'waste not, want not', or grew up poor and therefore, eating everything you've made is important to him.
I take several issues with the bath scene. First of all, 'his erection is above the water line'? If a guy's giving me a bath, and is in there with me, the water had better be up to my chest. Secondly, she's never done oral before, but now she's a 'natural' and swallows w/o hesitation? I'm sorry; I think not. And I'm with C; where the hell is her gag reflex? Mine triggered just by reading this.
P. 142: I'm sorry, but if my lover were to whisper 'Thank fuck' after coming, I'd question his vocabulary...
P. 145: She meets his mother, who MURMURS her introduction? Ah, no. Any mother would be more confident. Esp if her title is 'Doctor'.
Then J calls, and we are told he 'whines'. Why?
P. 147: A is baffled at C's sudden change of attitude. Ummm......you took a call from a potential rival, and told him you'd call him later. He has a right to his jealousy.
P. 150: She's worried about signing the Non-Disclosure Agreement. So swear K to secrecy!!! You don't have to tell her EVERYTHING!
P. 154 Finally, we get some insight on C. His first lover was a Dom, so he was obviously humiliated by the experience, so he's followed in her footsteps and thinks this is normal.
P. 155 She asks him if he'll be ordering her around all the time (duh!) and when he says she'll want him to, she thinks 'I highly doubt it.' He's spelled out his terms; you either accept it or reject it. You ain't gonna change him!
P. 158: Why the hell does she admit to wearing his underwear?
And enough with J's whining!
I read this on Tuesday, and as of this morning, am 2/3 of the way through Jodi Picoult's The Pact. I'll probably post Ch. 11 and 12 on Saturday or Monday.