This is a super simple book club.
At the end of each month, I’ll post an erotica/romance reading suggestion for the following month. This will give everyone interested time to track down a coy of the book.
During the month, you just read the book. Maybe mark some quotes or passages that grab you, take a note or two about characters or events that get you thinking (what you like, don’t like, questions that spring to mind), so you’ll have those things ready at hand when the discussion opens.
During the last week of the month, I’ll post some questions to get us started and open it up for conversation in the comments. The discussion will remain open, so you can come back at any time when you are ready, and join in.
Easy and simple. Nothing complicated. Just sexy, literary fun!
If you’d like your book featured, please contact me, and I’ll see what I can do! I’ll try to mix up the really steamy choices with a few fun, sexy romances. We all could use a bit of variety, I’m sure.
March 2021 – The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Synopsis: Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can’t imagine working anywhere else. But lately it’s been a constant clash between her and her newest colleague, Dominic Yun, who’s fresh off a journalism master’s program and convinced he knows everything about public radio.
When the struggling station needs a new concept, Shay proposes a show that her boss green-lights with excitement. On The Ex Talk, two exes will deliver relationship advice live, on air. Their boss decides Shay and Dominic are the perfect co-hosts, given how much they already despise each other. Neither loves the idea of lying to listeners, but it’s this or unemployment. Their audience gets invested fast, and it’s not long before The Ex Talk becomes a must-listen in Seattle and climbs podcast charts.
As the show gets bigger, so does their deception, especially when Shay and Dominic start to fall for each other. In an industry that values truth, getting caught could mean the end of more than just their careers.
February 2021 – Buttons & Lace by Penelope Sky (book #1 of a 6 book series)
Synopsis: I owe him a debt. A big one. The payment can’t be settled with money or favors. He only wants one thing. Me. Every action gets a reward. A button. Once I fill his jar with three hundred and sixty-five buttons, he’ll let me go. He’ll let me walk away. But I have to earn every single one. By submitting to the darkest, cruelest, and most beautiful man I’ve ever known.
** TRIGGER WARNING **
Dark and possibly disturbing scenes of abuse and punishment.
January 2021 – Bridgerton: The Duke & I by Julia Quinn (book #1 of a 9 book series)
Synopsis: By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend’s sister—the lovely and almost-on-the-shelf—Daphne Bridgerton. But the two of them know the truth—it’s all an elaborate ruse to keep Simon free from marriage-minded society mothers. And as for Daphne, surely she will attract some worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable.
But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, it’s hard to remember that their courtship is a sham. Maybe it’s his devilish smile, certainly it’s the way his eyes seem to burn every time he looks at her . . . but somehow Daphne is falling for the dashing duke . . . for real! And now she must do the impossible and convince the handsome rogue that their clever little scheme deserves a slight alteration, and that nothing makes quite as much sense as falling in love.
Available in various formats, including audiobook.
December 2020 – The Naughty List by Ellie Mae MacGregor (erotic comedy/novella)
Synopsis: While delivering presents on Christmas Eve, Santa gets a gift of his own. Kate isn’t sure if Nikolai is the real deal, but this silver fox with big hands and thick thighs might just make her believe in Christmas miracles.