3.75 Smut Scale Stars
So I have a confession to make:
It’s pretty huge, so hopefully we can still look each other in the eye after this…
Yep, that’s right.
It makes me all angry cat.
Now, not to this level of angry cat:
But definitely a little more than this:
Despite the fact that “Meh” and the accompanying body language (seen below)…
…are pretty much par for the “Val Course” of life.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a very happy person…I just personally adhere to the “realistic life expectations” philosophy.
And it ALL stems from Valentine’s Day.
I hate red. It makes me hungry and…irritable.
I also hate receiving chocolate…because…it makes me hungry, and then irritable…after I eat the entire fucking box and now feel fat and bloated with a side of guilt and shame.
Add in that perhaps the worst memory in my ENTIRE life took place on Valentine’s Day of 1994 – and so all the heart and cupids and chocolates just remind me of THAT awesome moment – I’d rather the whole made up “take-your-chick-to-a-forced-and-overcrowded-dinner” or “force-all-the-kids-to-have-a-popularity-content-masquerading-as-Valentine’s-favors” just be fucking scrapped altogether.
But, sadly, since I don’t actually rule the world and can’t rid the Earth of Valentine’s Day – and since I know other people actually enjoy this holiday (which I understand and love for them) – at least I have Alexa Riley to get me through.
This was a cute little Valentine’s Day story which – thankfully – didn’t focus all that much on Valentine’s Day itself or the whole Valentine’s Day phenomenon, but rather, on a cookie-baking virgin and her Marine Core pen pal.
Like most Alexa Riley’s this was a cute and hot little read that was long on the smut…
…my only beef was that it was a little too short on the story this time.
As in this already super short book was 100% over at only 42%.
Like, when it said “epilogue” and then segued right into Snow and Mistletoe…Val be like…
But, oh well, I’ll still take it any day.
Plus, if you haven’t read her Christmas story, Snow & Mistletoe, here’s your chance for a two-fer.