As the lazy and hot days of summer draw quickly to an end, my need for comfortable things starts rearing it's head. Comfortable things that beckon me to focus on them are warm soups and pumpkin pie and hoodies and soccer pants. I'm not a coffee drinker, but our oldest kids start asking for pumpkin spiced lattes and the younger ones beg for hot chocolate like a friend they have not seen in months.
Another thing that makes me yearn even more for fall is curling up on a Sunday afternoon and reading a really good book. Well, even though it is not quite autumn I spent the last few days curling up with a really good book, actually two really good books, by an author I recently became reacquainted with. Her name is Paige Parsons, and she writes mild DD centered romances.
I am not the book report extraordinaire writer that Miss Ella is, but I will do my best to persuade each of you to look Ms. Parsons' books up on Amazon or where ever it is you find your books to read.
The first of the two books is entitled, The Daddy Arrangement. The book begins with the main character, Keila, heading off to college and freeing herself from the matriarchs of her family. She sets out to find herself, and ends up finding out college life and being on her own is harder than it seems. Keila, then runs into her RA (resident assistant) Brianna, and there the story takes on a life of its own. Through Brianna, Keila's life makes some definite changes when she meets Jack. Jack is everything Keila could ever want in a man, but can the 20 something age difference be something she can overlook, and better yet, can he? I am going to leave it there and remind everyone that there is a second book that follows Jack and Keila's romance, The Girl In Apartment 1203, but you have to read the first one to appreciate the second!
Truly, I enjoyed reading both books, but I'm trying hard not to spoil any part of the story line. Just know that both books contain mild DD and some sexual references. Paige describes her style as, "A more layered character development vs. spanking after spanking and sex scene after sex scene." Her characters are just as she described, multi layered and faceted, genuine and determined. The first book was so well written that I had a hard time putting it down. Well, that was until Hoss, told me I had better if I knew what was good for me! Just teasing, but it was truly an excellent book that I will read again and again like an old friend. You can also keep up with Paige at http://www.authorpparsons.com/.
So, get that cuppa (as our Aussie friends say) and curl up with Paige Parsons' newest books. I promise, you will be thankful for the "me time" and enjoy a new author to begin the new season!