Putting the Moves on the Rookie

Hello wild ones, welcome to another Hump Day Book Review. This week we’re reviewing Rookie Move by Sam B. Morgan. Another wonderful book about the boys in blue living in the closet.

I wanna say this book falls under the GFY genre, which is kind of my favorite, though typically it’s not actually GFY it’s more, I realize that I’m bisexual for you. But that doesn’t really have a nice ring to it and the acronym would be ridiculous, IRTIBFY. No one is going to remember that, so I’m gonna just say its’ GFY and move on to explaining that this particular novel is also, OFY. Okay, let’s just move on to the book talk.

We first meet our two heroes, I mean literal heroes because these boys are cops (I’ve mentioned my before how much I love a man in uniform), while Nathan York, our young rookie, is out in the field and under attack with his partner and training officer, Mike Graham. In our introduction we find out that Mike is gay and has been living in the closet for years due to his career and has a strong attraction to his “boot” which is what he calls his trainee. In my opinion this opening should have just been a prelude, because in chapter 2 we skip forward 7 months, when the bulk of our tale takes place, but maybe that’s just me.

So 7 months have passed, Nathan is through with training and has been partnered with his TO, Mike. Of course not much has changed in their working relationship, Mike still treats Nate like he’s his trainee and he’s battling his growing attraction to the younger man. Nathan in the mean time is just dealing with his girlfriend’s growing disappointment in his choice to be apart of the police force.

Something kind of shifts in Nate when on their patrol they come across a gay man being beaten up by a bigger guy. Mike, he realizes, never gets more angry than when they break up a gay bashing, so he starts to maybe wonder if his partner has a secret. Meanwhile, Mike is starting to realize that he needs to distance himself from Nate because, “The last couple of months had been a steady decline into spending at least eight hours a day obsessing over Nate’s safety and the other sixteen trying not to think about what he looked like naked.” Need I say more?

And then things get a little more confusing when they have a little spat in the locker room that leaves Mike convinced he needs to ask for a new partner and Nate trying to run his confusing thoughts away. Poor Nate, no amount of running up and down hills could chase away the thoughts swirling around his head about his partner and the heated gaze they’d exchanged.

Not one to just sit idle, Nate charges ahead with a plan to make Mike tell him what’s been going on and why Mike is starting to pull away. That plan goes up in flames when Mike kisses him and then the proceed to make out like horny teenagers in Mike’s kitchen, that is until Nate tries to take it further and Mike once again pulls away and tells Nate he needs to leave and forget anything happened.

I have to mention that there is a brief little cheating going on here, Nate is still with his girlfriend Taylor at the time of the making out and ordinarily that would have chased me off, but to be honest I was past the point of caring, I just wanted to see how things worked out between the two boys in blue and lucky for me right after the heated smooch, Taylor and Nate break things off, so the other kisses and obvious sex are not cheating.

Things get hot and heavy between the sizzling duo quickly after that. Once again, our poor heroes don’t get to ride off into the sunset together just yet. Some shit of course has to go down before they get to be happy. Firstly, they’re called to a scene where a young boy has hung himself. Seeing the boy, who ended his life due to the adverse reaction his family has to him being gay, seriously affects Nate.

Of course, he doesn’t come out and tell Mike what the problem is, no of course not, that would be too easy. If these freaking people ever just actually talked to one another they’d have less problems. Anyway, Nate takes a few days off, pretending to be sick, to deal with his emotions over the dead boy and then shit takes a seriously bad turn when Mike comes to check on him and sees Taylor walking with him. Cue the dramatic music.

Then it’s Mike’s turn to avoid Nate, but then Nate gets his chance to explain and blah blah blah the two get back together. I’m sorry for the blah, blah, blah, but seriously sometimes reading the same basic plot stuff over and over can get to a girl.

I’m not saying that I don’t like this book, because I really do. I think I’m just going through a little reading slump where I’m getting bogged down in the seemingly never ending cliches. I know I’ll be over it in like 2 minutes.

This one has a happy ending, duh, the pair are living together and have made the decision to come out to their partners, so they’re not living in the closet to those in their immediate circle. Very cute.

I’m giving this one 4 Hump Day Stars. Go check it out. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

On to the next one, Changing Lines by R.J. Scott.

Changing Lines (Harrisburg Railers, #1)

Can Tennant show Jared that age is just a number, and that love is all that matters?
The Rowe Brothers are famous hockey hotshots, but as the youngest of the trio, Tennant has always had to play against his brothers’ reputations. To get out of their shadows, and against their advice, he accepts a trade to the Harrisburg Railers, where he runs into Jared Madsen. Mads is an old family friend and his brother’s one-time teammate. Mads is Tennant’s new coach. And Mads is the sexiest thing he’s ever laid eyes on.
Jared Madsen’s hockey career was cut short by a fault in his heart, but coaching keeps him close to the game. When Ten is traded to the team, his carefully organized world is thrown into chaos. Nine years his junior and his best friend’s brother, he knows Ten is strictly off-limits, but as soon as he sees Ten’s moves, on and off the ice, he knows that his heart could get him into trouble again.

And I’m always on the lookout for new books, so if you have something you think I should read just leave your suggestions in the comments below. If you’re not already following me on Instagram, head over and check out what I’ve got going on. Check out my Goodreads profile to see what else I might be reading this week. If you’ve got snapchat go find me crazydame90 and she the silly shit I get up to.

Well, I’m gonna say good night kids. I’ve got some stuff done before my work day is over. Night!

Until later, stay wonderfully wild!

Chels

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Hardly Working

Hello wild ones! Welcome to yet another Monday. I’m at work tonight, so that means I am working on planner stuff…duh. It’s not like I would be doing actual work while at work, ha, how ridiculous. I’m currently working on 2 planners for other people, I gotta go make a Wal-Mart run in a bit because I need more fucking double sided tape I swear I go through waaaaaaaaay too much of that stuff. I probably need to think about getting an ATG, or whatever those huge glue gun things are.

Anyway, since it’s Monday it’s time for a peek into my planner layout for the week. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen these photos, if you don’t follow me on Instagram, what the heck are you doing with your life?

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You’ll notice that I remembered to leave the goals blank until after I took pictures, so let’s talk about those. Goals of the week:

  1. Walk 4 days this week – I managed to do 3 days last week! Whoop!
  2. No junk more than twice this week.
  3. Find and do a “morning” yoga routine that works for me. – I did one yesterday and today that is for beginners, and so far it’s easy enough that I want to do it and it feels like I’m getting a good stretch.
  4. Create a twitter account.

We don’t have a ton going on this week. Though, I did just make plans to hang out with Shelby and Sterling on Friday afternoon. Other than that I’ve got to get 2 planners done and ready to give out by Friday, I need to finish a flip book for M’s birthday (which you’ll hear all about on Friday), and call my bank to get my savings account reopened.

I might also take a look at my financial printouts and find a better way to keep track of my stuff because the app I wanted to use can’t be linked to my small town bank. Boo.

Now, I should get back to work, you know the work I need to do on the planners, not actual work. I hope you guys have a great week!

Go follow me on Instagram to see all our projects and planner stuff before I post on the blog. Check out my profile on Goodreads to see what I’m reading this week. And if you’ve got snapchat go follow me @crazydame90, to see all the stupid shit I get up to on that app.

Night kids!

Until later, stay wonderfully wild!

Chels

 

 

 

Boxes! *cue explosion noises*

Ugh, guys, I want you to know that I did actually write this on Wednesday after posting the Hump Day Book Review, but you see we ran into a little problem just now. I plugged in the SD card from my Camera to upload the pictures of the mock box I made as an example and some freakin’ how all of the pictures I took of the box I gifted to Sterling are GONE!!!! They’re not on the camera, they’re not in my one drive, and I have no idea how they disappeared or where they’ve disappeared to. Bleh. Anyway, luckily Cassilee had the brilliant idea to ask Shelby to just send my pictures, so I had to wait for those, but nothing was going to stop this from happening today!

So…here we go, on with the show.

Hello wild ones! TGIF! Though…for me it’s more like the middle of my weekend already, I’m due back at work on Sunday night, so currently I’m trying to squeeze every ounce of fun I can out of my time with Cassilee and Corbin.

Alright, so like a freakin week ago I teased you with an explosion box walk through and then never delivered…just like me. Well, today I bring you the explosion box. Full disclosure before we start, this is a super simple version of some that you may have seen elsewhere. I was a explosion box virgin when I made my first one a couple of weeks ago, so I didn’t go too crazy with decorating the inside our outside. There are however plans in the making for bigger and better boxes. Casilee is expecting her second baby in October and I’m making one for baby number two that will probably blow the first one out of the water, but we gotta start somewhere right. Leonardo didn’t start off with the Mona Lisa.

Anyway, here’s a list of the basic stuff you need.

  • Paper (duh) – the size is really up to you. For the box that I’m showing you I used 4 sheets of 12″ x 12″, cut down in the following way: 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″, 1 sheet of 11.5″ x 11.5″, and 1 sheet of 11″ x 11″, and 1 sheet of 9″ x 9″. Of course You can use any size you want, the basic requirement is that the paper is square.
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive – you can use glue, double sided tape, or one of those fancy tape/glue guns, I used all three.
  • Ruler
  • Paper cutter (optional)

And that’s it kids. If you want to make a super simple box like the one I did those are the foundation components. From there you dress it up any way you want. For Sterling’s box I added pictures from her mother’s pregnancy as well as the first pictures I received of her. Oh, I also added a little note from me to her and her little box held a tiny piggy bank (because I collect them and I thought it would be a cute way to give her a piece of me). I went back and forth on trying to figure out what the hell to give her and the new born baby and I settled on something straight from my hands and heart.

To start set one piece of your 12″ x 12″ paper aside for the top.

Next take the other 12″ x 12′ piece and begin by placing your ruler on the bottom edge of your paper and marking every 4″ inches, repeat on all four sides, and then connect the marks to create a grid. Should look something like this.IMG_2655

  • Using your scissors cut out the 4 outside squaresIMG_2657You should end up with a plus sign/cross that looks like this.
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Set that aside and repeat the process on the remaining paper. Please note, that before beginning to mark your smaller pieces you should take the full height and divide it by 3 so you get even sized boxes all the way around.

From here your going to embellish each layer however you want, making sure to leave the middle square blank.

Once you’re done decorating, it’s time to start layering.Place the largest piece, decorated side facing upwards and slap some adhesive in the center box. For this step I used actual e6000 because I wanted to be sure that my box would not come apart, but you can use any adhesive you have. Take the second largest piece and place it on top of the larger piece, so that their middle line up, and then repeat for the last layer and allow to dry.

 

Now it’s time to make the top. For this step I messed up a tiny bit because the 12″ x 12′ square was a bit big, but I ended up just cutting about 1.5 inches off each side. For the top, you’re going to make the same grid we made on all of the other pieces, but instead of completely removing the outside squares you’re just going to make one vertical cut on each side.

 

After making your cuts, you then fold each side in, one by one, to get the sharp folds, and once that is done you’re going to take one side, fold it toward the middle, so it makes a 90 degree angle, and fold the outside flap toward the next side *see picture* and then repeat that process for the remaining sides. You can add glue to each of the little flaps as you fold them in, so your structure is stronger.

Now simply hold your layers up at a 90 degree angle.

 

Viola, you have an explosion box!

 

I hope that was helpful and not too confusing. Of course, if you have any questions please leave them below. If you follow me over on Instagram you’ve already seen a couple of these photos, but here is the finished box that I gave to Sterling, minus the little piggy.

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If you decide to make an explosion box of your own please, please, send me pictures! I would love to see what you create. Don’t forget to go follow me on Instagram to see more pictures of the stuff I’m up to. Check out my Goodreads profile to see what I’m reading this week. And, if you have snapchat come find me @crazydame90 to witness the ridiculous stuff I send out all day long.

Night kids!

Until later, stay wonderfully wild!

Chels

 

 

Feelin the Burn

Hello wild ones! I hope you week is going well. Shit, I still have so much stuff I need to try and get done before morning. Gotta do my laundry, then pack, write Friday’s blog post about the explosion box, so I can upload it quickly on Friday. Ugh, I’m sure there’s stuff I’m forgetting that I still have to do.

Enough of my procrastinating crap, on to the Hump Day Book Review!

So this week we’re talking about Slow Burn by Sam B. Morgan. Which falls into the OFY genre, if you’re wondering, which honestly are kind of my favorite.

We meet our first fine hero, Douglas ‘Brody”, while he is in pursuit of a lead on a strangler case he’s been working.  Our boy, man really, in blue blows out his knee during a chase and subsequently ends up at the rehab center where Zach works. They get assigned to each other because Brody is a cranky son of a bitch and a co-worker of Zach’s doesn’t want to deal with him.

Zach is the perfect blend of patient, snarky, and compassionate. Though there is a huge problem, Brody is a gay man living his life in the closet while Zach is out and proud and thinking that Brody is just another homophobic ass hat. Poor Brody battles his growing attraction to the smiling, floppy haired Zach by becoming an even bigger pain in the ass. until Zach makes him realize that he can’t fully recover without his help.

Brody pushes the attraction to the back of his mind and puts his full focus on getting back into working shape because unless he can pass his physical test he won’t be able to continue working on his serial strangler case.

Zach battles his own budding attraction to the snarling, smoking hot detective, but can’t seem to make himself stay away, which is why when Brody takes him up on his offer to continue training him after his PT he agrees. This is where we start getting to the good stuff folks.

After a heated glance, a race, and yet another lust loaded look from Brody, Zach makes a ballsy move and kisses his growly detective. It goes about as well as he expected at first, Brody pushes him away, gets pissy at him for daring to think he might be gay, and decides to leave.

The next time our dynamic duo get together things go a bit differently. Brody admits his attraction and that he’s gay, just in the closet and the two begin a very hot affair. Smoking hot.

Of course our two heroes can’t just run off into the sunset and live happily every after, oh no, that would be far too easy.  Brody has trouble at work, he’s been cleared to return to duty and is in even better shape than before his injury, but someone else has been paired with his partner for his case and he’s been reassigned. Though he tries to fight it, he’s told by his superior that he’s off the case and that he has to stay far away from anything involving the case or face the repercussions.

That does not sit well with the justice seeking, bull headed man and he starts doing some digging on his own. Zach advises against it because Brody’s job is being threatened, but instead of listening (like a rational fucking human being) Brody goes ape shit and pushes Zach too far with his obvious disregard. The two part ways in emotional turmoil.

I can tell you right now, I was so pissed at Brody. I wanted to slap the idiot, but of course I kept reading hoping they would reconcile. Of course they do…if they didn’t this review would be far more curse word filled and angry because I swear the first time I read a book that doesn’t have a happy ending I go all King Kong on the world.

After a near death experience Brody realizes that what is really important, Zach, and sets out to win him back. And then they kind of skip off into the sunset hand in hand, well actually it’s to a lunch date that Brody’s partner crashes. Guys, Brody comes out for Zach. It’s beautiful. Ah.

You know I’m a sucker for a sweet love story with a side of steam. This one was not over the top sweet in the slightest, it was the perfect blend of sweet and spice, for me anyway. Brody was the rough, tough, snarling beast that I love to see tamed into a purring pussy cat by his smiling, easy going, and lovable counterpart.

So to Slow Burn I bestow 4.5 Hump Day Stars. I’ll read this again, and again, and again, and again, and again. As a matter of fact, I may very well read it again tonight after all of my shit gets done…well if all my shit gets done. HA!

Alright, next up is going to be A Rookie Move by Sam B. Morgan, another boys in blue book because who doesn’t love a man in uniform!

A Rookie Move by [Morgan, Sam B.]

Fifteen years with the Los Angeles Police Department, Mike Graham is a seasoned cop and a damn good training officer. On the brutal streets of LA, he’s witnessed every type of crime and taught countless rookies how to survive while they protect and serve. Nothing surprises him anymore. That is, until he meets Nathan York.

Nathan York shouldn’t be a cop. With his Beverly Hills background and pretty boy good looks, he’s fit for the land of movie stars and nose jobs. Too bad being LAPD is all he’s ever wanted. No longer a rookie, he thinks he’s ready for anything, even if the next challenge is working with his hard-assed yet magnetic ex-training officer.

Partners on the job, Mike and Nate both struggle with an attraction that has no place in their world. Their explosive chemistry reaches a point it cannot be ignored, but the same chemistry that consumes them could destroy the very thing that binds them together.

 

Now I gotta scoot into my room and gather up my dirty clothes, so I can get those sorted and while they’re washing I’ll get Friday’s blog post ready. Wish me luck!

Don’t forget to go follow my on Instagram to see what Cassilee, Corbin, and I get up to this weekend (I know for a fact that we’re doing at least one craft project). Check out my Goodreads profile to see what else I’m reading this week. And if you’ve got snapchat, go find me @crazydame90 to see the silly videos and pictures I send out.

Night kids!

Until later, stay wonderfully wild!

Chels

 

Short, Yet Sweet? Hopefully…

Hello wild ones! It’s Monday yet again, so I hope your week got off to a good start. I’m at work tonight, so I’m trying to use my time wisely by getting a few projects mapped out for some future posts.

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve already seen what the week looks like for me, but here’s another sneak peek into what this week looks like so far.

I blacked out the goal section because I didn’t want to post those on Instagram early. Be on the lookout for the monthly layout, which I will be posting tomorrow.

I decided to help me simplify things as well as make them more coordinated that I was going to use the same color throughout the entire month to indicate the days I have to work and my blog post day boxes is one of the prints I used in my monthly layout to block off my blog post days. Does that make sense? I feel like that sentence does not make sense…

As you can see I’ve got a little road trip planned for my days off this week. I’m heading to Bastrop to visit Cassilee and Corbin for a few days. I’m really excited!! Although, other than that I don’t really have anything else going on. However, I’m trying to get my shit together to figure out how to make this blog better. I’ve got a few ideas so far, but I need to organize my thoughts and start implementing them.

Goals for the week:

  1. Walk at least 3 days this week (for once I am off to a great start on this one! I’ve walked twice already this week! WHOOP!)
  2. Finalize blog schedule/revamp.
  3. Answer questions of the week. Which are; Should I create a Twitter? Should I link my blog to tumblr? How can I make my blog better?
  4. Send out resumes. (I’m still kind of on the fence on this one, but I think it’s really time for me to seriously consider making a change in my life.)

I’ve also been trying to eat better, I eat way too much junk food…like seriously waaaaaaaay too much. Gotta cut down on that crap, so before I came back to work I bought some fresh fruit to snack on.

Alright kids…I think that’s kind of it for tonight. I wanna get back to getting my projects for the night. Night kids!

Until later, stay wonderfully wild!

Chels

Baby’s Day Out With Me

Hello wild ones!! Hopefully this is finding you relaxing on your Friday evening. I’m run down as hell, or at least I feel that way this evening.

I spent most of the day with Shelby and her newborn, Sterling, because I’ve been trying to be a better friend. It’s been an unofficial goal of mine for a couple of months now. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before about how terrible of a friend I feel that I am, but recently I realized that I don’t want to have regrets 10 years down the line when I can do something about my relationship now, so I’ve been making a serious effort to connect to the people I want in my life that I may not see every day. I’m feeling pretty good about my progress thus far, but honestly, I have to constantly remind myself not to fall into bad habits of just forgetting about people until something jobs my memory.

Speakin’ of memory, I think I told you that this week I was going to show you the explosion box that I made and kind of walk you through how I made it, well due to the fact that I spent so much time with my bestie and her baby I didn’t get the thing written. Ugh. So that is going to have to be put off a bit longer.

Which kind of brings up what I want to talk about tonight. I want to be better at this. I want to be super good at the bloggin’ game and right now I feel like I’m mediocre at best. I hate feeling ordinary, so I am going to do something I should have done last year and study up on how to make my blog better. You guys deserve better and I need to be the best that I can be because otherwise what the hell is the point.

If you can think of any blogs, books, articles, or other material I should check out please feel free to let me know in the comments or shoot me an email. Next week is going to be all about trying to make this a better place to hang.

I’m so over just being okay.

I wanna be great.

I wanna be killin’ the bloggin’ game, so I’m going to start working toward making it better all over.

Again, if you have any suggestions or comments on things you think I may be doing wrong, or shit I could just improve on, please let me know. Criticism is part of leaning. That being said, keep the douchy stuff to yourself, because I am liable to go off on a troll.

Part of this trying to be better thing is that I’m going to work on writing my blogs the day before I post them. Otherwise, we are going to be constantly running into problems like we have in the past, I get busy, I make plans (like today), or I just can’t get something done because other shit is going down.

I’m also going to be doing some soul searching, so maybe prepare yourself for some touchy, feely, mopey, angsty, and possibly depressing, but very revealing post next week. I’m warning you now kids, my brain is a scary place to live and I will be unleashing it on you, so get ready.

Alright, well I’ve got some stuff I need to get done before I go back to work tomorrow, so I’m gonna hit the road. I will talk to you again on Monday. Be sure to go follow me on Instagram to see what I get up to this weekend. Check out my Goodreads to see what I’m reading. And if you’ve got snapchat go look for me crazydame90.

Night kids!

Until tomorrow, stay wonderfully wild!

Chels

Beau Meets Beast

Hello wild ones and welcome to another Hump Day Book Review! Hopefully your week is going well thus far. I got some startling news today that turned into planning a little trip to see C&C up in Bastrop soon, so I guess that’s good. Other than that I’m just chillin at home until it’s time to go back to work on Saturday. Tonight as soon as I’m done with this post I’m gonna get back to work on my car’s sunshade because I still haven’t finished that bitch and I need to get it done and in the dang car.

Okay, now that I’ve gotten that little update out of the way, let’s move on to the reason you’re here, Hump Day Book Review of Beau and the Beast by Kay Simone

If it’s not obvious by the title this book is a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a tiny bit of gender bending, which I was all about.

Beau is a boy unlike any other. When we first meet him he’s crying and upset because of a fairy tale his father was telling him in which the “monster” is killed. The little interlude really sets the tone for the rest of the book because Beau didn’t understand why the monster was being punished for being a monster, it couldn’t help the way it was born. Oh man, I already had some tingles.

Alright, so it fast forwards to present day Beau, who is toiling away at a newspaper to make enough money to support his disabled brother, Noah, and himself. These two boys are kind of lost in the world without each other. Noah stumbles across a video of a large beast in the hallway of a prestigious building in their fair city, he’s been spying on people forever. He has the genius idea to blackmail the owner of the penthouse and Beau volunteers to go to the meet up because he doesn’t want his brother in any more trouble than he’s already been in. Little do they know that the occupants of that penthouse have set a trap of their own to scare the would be blackmailer off, so poor Beau ends up captured.

During a short interrogation of their captive the occupants discover that Beau is a journalist and come up with a scheme to get them out of the mess their boss has trapped them in.

Wolfram and his close staff had a curse set upon them by a pissed off witch nearly 10 years ago, which they have been unable to undo. Unlike it’s older counterpart, only Wolfram has been transformed in this curse, he’s been turned into a beast, while his staff simply cannot leave the penthouse or they will die. Deep shit people. The staff is convinced that if they could get a book written about their boss and his situation out to the public that it would break the curse, so they offer Beau an obscene (I’m talking ridiculously obscene) amount of money to stay with them for a month and write his bio.

Beau meets Beast.  Of course Wolfram is bracing himself for hysterics, even his staff has a hard time looking at him, but Beau takes his beastly appearance all in stride. Guys, Beau is seriously special. He not only befriends Wolfram, but makes him and his staff interact way more than they have in the 9 years they been stuck together. Unlike his staff, Wolfram has not only been cutoff from the physical outside world, but from his staff as well because he knows that his appearance makes them uncomfortable. Ha, Beau blows that shit straight out the water by making them all have dinner together. He’s seriously a breath of fresh air in their dreary little world.

Now, everything is not all sunshine and lollipops. Noah along with his Beau’s ex boyfriend, Lincoln, have become suspicious of Beau’s job offer and subsequent disappearance. And those two complete opposites get their own little side story where they try to put their heads together to figure out what really happened to Beau and where he’s gone.

All the while Beau is falling in love with his Beast and the Beast is falling in love with him. Which of course results in some beastiality-esque sex, Wolfram may be a man at heart, but that’s about the only part of him that is still “human.”

Beau finishes his book, nothing happens. No surprise there folks, if you’ve seen any other form of this classic fairy tale you know the curse is only broken through love, and that love has to be verbalized.

One thing I really loved about this retelling is that there’s not really a villain, other than the bitch who cursed them. There’s no Gaston in this version, early on I thought that Lincoln, the ex, was going to be a giant douche nozzle like Gaston, but he turns out to be this amazing guy. Spoiler, he falls in love with Noah, who is seriously disfigured and disabled from an accident that killed both of their parents. The two could not be more opposite, but fall in love while trying to “rescue” Beau.

Alright, so the end. Oh man, so Lincoln and Noah come up with a harebrained plan to just bust into the penthouse and demand the release of Beau, of course that goes belly up when he see’s Wolfram and starts attacking, which causes Wolfram to attack. Shots are fired and then poor Wolfram is bleeding out on the floor while an inconsolable Beau confesses his love. Cue the fairy god mother magic music.

Here’s another area where this book deviates from the norm, Wolfram doesn’t turn back into a man! He stays a beast. Kay is a genius. Instead of making him turn back into a normal man, he stays a beast which of course makes Beau push harder from the non-normal people of the world to be accepted into society. Our epilogue is Beau doing an interview for his second book (the one he wrote about Wolfram being his first) in which he tells the story of every non-human person he has met since the publishing of his first novel. It’s seriously cool kids. He makes a place in the world for all of those who had no place before. How amazing is that? I think that right there is the thing I loved most about this book.

Beau is working toward changing the world. It’s beautiful. Which earns this book 4 bright shiny Hump Day stars.

Alright, so for next week….ugh…Oh, I think I’ve got one!

Slow Burn

Detective Douglas Brody has only ever known the life of a cop. Raised strict but fair by his police chief father, he joined the academy right out of school, climbed the ranks hard and fast, and now works homicide for the City of Charleston. The job is his entire life. For years it’s kept him happy enough to minimize the side of him that craves what he believes is wrong. An accident on the job puts him on medical leave and everything in Brody’s world changes. He has to prove himself once more to be best cop in the department, all while dealing with Zack – his persistent, sexy, and out of the closet physical therapist.

Zack is tan skin, big grins, floppy hair and tackles his job with the same full-blown enthusiasm he does everything else. When the “patient from hell” is thrown his way by another PT who can’t handle him, Zack is committed to achieving the impossible. His new patient is a head strong and hot as hell homicide detective, who oozes as much resentment as he does sex appeal. Any involvement with a patient, especially a man who is so deep in the closet he can’t see light, is something Zack swore he’d never do. But Brody slowly proves too much to resist…

Okay, so come back next week for the Hump Day Review of Slow Burn by Sam B. Morgan.

Now Imma go finish coloring my sunshade. Make sure to follow me on Instagram to see my progress. Check out Goodreads to see what else I’m reading this week. And go find me on Snapchat @crazydame90 to see the goofy shit I post on their. Night kids!

Until later, say wonderfully wild!

Chels