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I’ll never forget the first time I had an intermezzo. Ok, let me start over. When I was in college, I went out on a date with a guy who decided to take me to a fancy restaurant. In between the courses (yes…courses – I nearly shit myself…who goes to dinner where there are courses while in college? The only courses I knew of were mozzarella sticks before the pizza!!) the waiter brought out a small dish of what appeared to be a creamy water ice. I was so confused and it must have shown on my face because my date looked at me and said with a smirk…”it’s intermezzo.” His explanation must not have been clear enough because this time he laughed at my scrunched up face. “It’s a palate cleanser. You eat it between courses to get rid of the flavors and prepare your mouth for the next one.” There, my friends, was my introduction to intermezzo. (And my last date with the guy…he was way too classy for me!!!!) As I have gone through life, I have learned that sniffing coffee grounds when trying to pick out perfumes is a great way of “cleansing” your olfactory senses. I have also learned that using a good clarifying shampoo every couple of washes helps to remove product build-up hence giving my hair a freshly “cleansed” look. All of these things have been perfectly useful life lessons.
It’s no secret that my passion is reading, since you’re reading this post it’s clearly a passion that we share (smile). I will, however, admit that while I enjoy many different kinds of books, I favor the serious angsty romance and erotic romance genres the most. That being said, every so often, a story comes a long sweeps me off my feet and knocks me upside the head. It leaves me feeling giddy with happiness and seeing little birds chirping (insert cartoon images here).
I’m not the sort of person/blogger who EVER watches the Amazon top 100 for what books to read. If you follow me regularly, you know that I like to find my selections organically by surfing the pages and seeing what pops up on my screen. But recently, a friend of mine wrote a book that has been soaring up the charts (Collide – Gail McHugh) and I have been watching her success with pride and excitement. As she has risen, I have been looking at the other books on the list and THAT is where I saw, “Crazy Little Thing” by Tracy Brogen.
Judging the book by it’s cover, I know…I know…it’s a bad habit, I felt warm and fuzzy. But then I saw that it had been on the Amazon top 100 for 84 days and that it had AMAZING reviews. Adjectives such as “light” and “funny” kept popping up in the reviews…that was plenty of information for me to press “buy” so I did.
“Crazy Little Thing” by Tracy Brogan is the consummate intermezzo in every way. If your feeling a little sad and you need some cheering up…read, “Crazy Little Thing”; If you’re trapped in the tornado of angsty (but fabulous) romance novels…read, “Crazy Little Thing”; If you’re going through a divorce, you hate your ex-husband and just need to laugh…read, “Crazy Little Thing”; or if life is just super and you’re reading this post ABSOLUTELY read, “Crazy Little Thing.”
When recently divorced Sadie Turner decides to spend the summer with her two young children at her Aunt Dody’s (doesn’t that name just scream sillyness) house on the beach, she was expecting some semblance of a quiet (albeit quirky) time to put her life back on track. What she wasn’t expecting was Aunt Dody’s two grown sons (her cousins) to both be living in the small house and trying to “help” her get her groove back. Dealing with her ex-husband Richard is like dealing with the devil but when the sexy neighbor starts showing interest…well that’s like playing with fire. Sadie just isn’t sure she ready for that kind of burn.
Ms. Brogan has written a story that is laugh out loud funny. I mean… I was laughing out loud to the point where my husband had to use ear buds in order to watch a movie because my laughing was “distracting.” Her characters were witty and smart. The dialogue was smooth and believable and each scene was more enjoyable than the previous one. I loved Sadie! Her insecurities, although sometimes frustrating, made her human and her ability to laugh at herself made her endearing. Aunt Dody was absolutely hilarious – she may need to come with a warning…***caution…may cause you to wet your pants! The cousin’s had an odd couple feel that had me smiling from their first appearance and then….there was Des (Swoon). Des is an awesome hero. He will tug at your heart and make you love him without even trying.
This story was in fact…a “Crazy Little Thing”…because it had me laughing from the start but so sad when it was over.
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