Monday, 17 April 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

It's been a busy Easter here in Southern Norway. With school holidays, parents visiting from the UK and a belated fiftieth birthday party for me, so I've been juggling my reading with three deadlines this past week:
But today, I'm reading Ain't He Precious? (Sex and Sweet Tea #1) by Juliette Poe just for me:

Welcome to Whynot, North Carolina, population 3,872. It has one stoplight, one bar, and the one-and-only Trixie Mancinkus.
Eleven years ago, Trixie graduated Harvard Law, turned down a job offer from one of the most prestigious law firms in Boston, and headed home to Whynot to open her own firm. Not only did she leave behind the big city, but she also left her boyfriend of three years. And just so we’re clear… that would be me.
So what am I doing in Whynot at this very moment? It seems Trixie needs help with a legal case and for some insane reason, she called on me for assistance. I’ve been in town for five minutes, and I’m every bit as out of place as I feel. Trixie is all sweet, southern curves to my tailored suits and high-priced haircuts. It’s a culture clash of north versus south and about the only thing we have in common is our physical attraction to each other.
But I have a new motto since coming to Whynot: When life hands you lemons, all you need is a little sex and sweet tea to make things better.

I'm currently at the 68% mark on this novella, although I thought it was a full length novel when I began reading it! So far I'm really enjoying it, but in the beginning I wondered WTH as I turned pages. Once I got into the storyline it's turning into an incredibly fun read. The problem for me was the cultural 'shock' of Whynot...reacting to the local crazy folk in the same way as Ry, the hero. Once you get used to the small town quirks, it's hilarious and I'm already wondering where the author will go with the next novella (Stubborn As A Mule) in this Sex and Sweet Tea Series.

Next on the reading list for April are: A CHARMED LITTLE LIE by Sharla Lovelace, LOVE ON TAP by Meg Benjamin and ACES WILD by Emmy Curtis.

Want to know what others are reading today?  Head over to Book Date to find out.