Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Exercising Her Options by Daisy Dexter Dobbs
I had a huge fear of reading this because I love Daisy (DDD) on Facebook and her blog is a miracle of awesomeness. What if her book just isn't as funny? What if she's *gasp* just okay?
At the beginning of the book, I was super worried because the book seemed a little slow going with two best friends talking about how happy they were while obviously both were miserable.
The best friends, Polly and Helen, have their world crash in n them when Polly discovers her fiancée and Helen's husband cheating in London. Helen disconnects from her husband immediately but Polly decides to lose 30 pounds, tone up at a gym and be someone her philandering fiancée would never cheat on.
Of course Hunky McHunkHunk, becomes her personal trainer. He's big, Greek and is always hiding his McHunk junk when Polly is around... he wants to pound Polly with his McHunk junk.
Anyway, the book is pleasant and then around midway it picks up speed and the DDD I've come to stalk and love really comes out to play. Polly has a sense of humor and as she and her Greek God (Nick) become more comfortable together (well, as comfortable as one can be while wearing a corset and getting jiggy with it), the book explodes in humor.
I don't want to get all spoiler-ific but omg, I haven't laughed this much reading a book since back when Vicki Lewis Thompson used to write for the Harlequin Love & Laughter line. And when Inga comes out to play (sorry, can't explain), I was howling. Literally. Howling with laughter.
The best thing, the best best very best thing, was that revenge was served with a side of chocolate and it was bee-you-ti-ful.
I love me a strong woman, a hunk and a weasel getting his back in spades.
Really a good read.