I found the Barbara Walter's 10 Most Fascinating People episode online yesterday and was more interested in Seth McFarland's segment than the author of THAT SERIES. Her segment was rather ho-hum, and you could tell she was nervous. Don't know how much was left on the cutting room floor; I thought maybe more would be shown after the commercial break. But no....after the wonderful exposes' on Chris Christy and Seth, I felt a little let down. That was IT? (sigh)
Anyway, on with the countdown-I mean, the critique.
Oh my, they're having sex on the pool table. And was a little disappointed when he didn't do any of the things I read in another sex-on-the-pool-table-scene, which was waaaaaay more spicier! Want to know what book I'm talking about? Ask me and I'll tell you in the comments. Don't think this wonderful author would really like her name linked with this boring scene.
Pg 243: She puzzled by his insistence of no safe word. Does C not remember his own Rules? Geez! Also, he says 'Lovers don't need safe words.' Ummmmm, if they involve BDSM play, yes they do. Read your own manual, C. And how does she know he's 'searching her face for clues' of lost convictions? This is her POV, not his.
Pg 246: She's bent over the pool table while C smacks her with a ruler. So how does she know he's dropped it if she can't see it? Did it land on the table? Then she might have heard it. I'm assuming the floor is carpeted, so she wouldn't hear it hit the floor.
Pg 255: He's 'forbidding' her to go to NY with her boss? And says 'Now he's like my dad.' Honey, take it from one who knows: If he acts this way BEFORE marriage, it's only gonna get worse. This isn't love.
Pg 256: Love the 'don't get your knickers in a twist' comment!
Pg 258: If C was so worried about their email exchange, wouldn't he have notified her BEFORE now? And I totally 'get' yelling at the computer....
Pg 263: With the NY trip cancelled, she's now puzzled as to why her boss is so furious? Ummmm....I think I can guess....his seduction plans are now on 'hold'....anyone with a brain in their head could see that one coming!
Pg 264: Her subconscious has obviously taken a vacation: 'Who would want to shoot you?' Ummm...there's an angry ex-sub out there with a gun...???? Time to wake up, subconscious!
Pg 265: "I have never felt more like running..." Yay! A part of her is waking up to reality!!! But since we're only halfway through the 2nd book, I doubt it sticks....
Pg 274: Earlier, he asks her to move in, and she balked 'I don't know you..' Now she says she'll move in and he says 'But you don't know me...' and sounds panicky. I doubt this is a case of him tossing her words back in her face, so why does this suddenly make him jittery? If you don't want her to move in, don't ask her, moron! Unless it was all a joke, and now she's called your bluff?
Pgs 276-86: I get why she wants to remain in the room at first while C speaks to Mrs. R; she's asserting the fact C is with her now. But then she tires of the conversation and leaves....but eavesdrops? And then tells him she was listening? Why have the same argument over and over? I thought this was settled a LONG time ago! Grow up, A!
Pgs 287-90: Didn't I read this scene in book #1?
Pg 308: Oh boy. A cliff-hanger chapter-ending. She's being threatened with a gun. Can I contain my curiosity until I read the next two chapter? Considering the fact I'd not read the last four pages in this chapter and skimmed it quickly while writing this post....Yeah, I think I can wait. There's still half of this book and #3, so I know nothing serious happens....
Come back tomorrow for memories of Christmas 1992:)