“The Birks stay, Miss Margaret, I intend to be comfortable. You need to get over the sexy shoes thing. I just can’t pull it off. I damn near broke my neck last night in those stupid stilettos you made me buy. I felt like a giraffe.” Rule Number One by
An obviously kindred spirit:
“It’s not like she couldn’t scratch any small itch that came along—the beauty of her little, battery-powered friend tucked away in the bedside drawer.” Rule Number One by
Brief break to look something up – love this:
What is a “keeping room”? (Go here to read the whole article.)
"A keeping room is an area just off the kitchen of a home. Keeping rooms date back to Colonial times when families would sleep in that area when the rest of the house was cold. Since the area could be heated by the kitchen stove, it often provided the only heated place in the house..." wIsegeek
I love it when fiction novels introduce me to new things. Everybody needs a keeping room. I even like the name.
Wait until you read the name of the Celtic music band – it’s perfect. Not gonna tell you what it is but if you read my novel, Hungry Ghosts, it’s a word you’ve heard before. Oh wow – I binged them and they actually exist. Don't know if
There's a lovely little scene in the book involving the pulling of a pint of Guinness.
Dammit, why do I have to be an hour’s drive away from a Guinness? Curse this stupid dry county!
"How would it be to hear that sweet brogue whispering wicked things in my ear?" Rule Number One by
It would be extremely sexy. In fact, some guy with an Irish brogue should make a recording of himself whispering naughty things to be sold along with a B.O.B. I'd buy one, for sure. Or maybe not. I might not get anything practical done if I had unlimited access to that kind of temptation.
In yet another effort to win my heart -
"It was more than exercise, swimming was a way to de-stress and unwind, and it sure beat therapy." Rule Number One by
"flummoxed" I love that word.
My dad used to do this to my mom all the time:
"He didn’t wait for her to answer, but instead led her around the sofa and danced her down the hall into the empty family room." Rule Number One by
Mom would pretend dad was driving her crazy but...fifty years later...
“I’m not sure one can actually induce a coma with chocolate, but I’m ready to give it a shot.” Rule Number One by
I know there are women whom this is true for; I only wish...
"She did her best thinking while she vacuumed and scrubbed." Rule Number One by
The final test - Can she write a HEA? Affirmative.
And I loved it.
You will, too.