First of all, let me preface this by saying I'm so tired of the word 'smirk', it nearly turned me off another author's work! I feel if I see it pop up one more time in another book, I'm going to scream and hurl it across the room, no matter if it's by an author I LIKE! I apologize in advance to any other authors out there. But I'm only on Book #2 of That Series, and I may never use 'mutter' or 'whisper' ever again, and woe if I ever find 'smirk' in one of my own books, or one I'm reading.
Pgs 197-202: Enough with the -ly words! My editor would have fit.
Pg 203: Why is she put out because the valet compliments C on his car? I don't get it. Also, how is they're buying a new car on a SUNDAY? Or is it only in Indiana the car dealerships are closed that day? Or did he call ahead and pull some strings? Otherwise, I find this hard to believe they randomly pull into the lot, and the dealership is open. Like I said, this doesn't happen around here.
Pg 208: Is she choosing the same thing as he for lunch in order to please him, or is this the downhill slide of 'You choose for me because I have no brain in my head'?
Pg 209: I guess I need to brush up on my boat knowledge. I thought a catamaran was a flat sailboat-thingy. But what she's describing sounds more like a large sailboat/yacht.
Pg 212: She's watching C and a member of his crew work with knots and suddenly she's wondering if M knows some good rope tricks too, then flushes at the forbidden thought. I get this, but how does she know she's 'flushing'?
Pg 215: Another 'I have the most ridiculous grin on my face'...can she see her reflection somewhere?
Pgs 216-20: Skipped, due to boring sex scene. I skimmed it, but other than the 'ho-hum' factor, nothing really to say.
Pg 222: Why is she suddenly 'crabby' after helping him pack the sails away? Unless she's overly tired from all that lovemaking.
Pg 224: Why is C suddenly 'jealous' of her interest in JT? More on this in a bit.
Pg 225: Suddenly shy around M, because 'he must know what we were doing when he went ashore'. Gee, you think? I can hear C: "Make yourself scarce so we can be alone for an hour.'
Pg 226-31: I enjoyed reading their conversation, and the finally getting-to-know-you-better stuff. But now it turns heavy, as she questions the fact he's changing for her.
Pg 232: So A flirts with JT, then C 'makes her feel like a child'. HUH???
Pgs 233-5: I thought this entire conversation was taking place in front of the walk-in closet. But then C leads her out of it. So a little confusing here....
Pgs 237-40: They're playing pool. Isn't there a standard size for pool tables? Yet she states "I don't think I've ever seen one so large...'
And great way to end the chapter. Oooh, will he sink the 8-ball, then spank her and take her on the pool table? I can hardly wait to read what happens in Ch 11.
And I sincerely hope my sarcasm is coming across in that last statement!
I was dealt a personal shock the past two days. Found out a former boyfriend's mother took it upon herself to play God and interfere with our then-budding relationship. If she hadn't have interfered, the summer of 1985 would have definitely been better for me. So I wasn't too far off the mark when I wrote All She Ever Wanted back in July 2008, lol!
Going to karaoke tonight and singing some loud, angry songs. I'll report back tomorrow.
Currently Reading: Finished Laura by Hilary Norman, and loved it:) Now reading The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. This one is interesting, and different from The Kitchen God's Wife.
E-book-wise, I'm still on The Renovated Heart by Jean Joachim, and this one is a Definite Recommended Read:) I'm about 3/4 of the way through it:) Just not doing a great deal of reading on the Kindle while I have two sacks full of paperbacks. I really need to alternate mediums...
Tomorrow: Memories of my 17th birthday:) Have a good day!