Sunday, August 13, 2006

Little TV Station of Horrors

Title: Suddenly Sexy
Author: Linda Francis Lee

Does anyone know why, if it’s not a stand-alone book or a series, there’s always a trio of siblings or good friends who each get a book in a small, related series? See Nora Roberts – she’s written about 35 romance trilogies…

A trio of good friends are associated with a TV station in Texas; today’s protagonist is one of the news anchors (I bet she was also a beauty pageant queen…). Her friends, the station manager and owner, force her to do human-interest segments because she comes across as a bit of an ice-princess, but the segments keep having unintentional sexual innuendo, which totally flusters her on live television (“You must pet your pussy,” as spoken by a pet psychic).

Add to that the return of her former neighbor and the hometown bad boy who done good. They were constant companions until she was 14 and he was 18 and he realized she was a girl. At various times since then, she’s thrown herself at him, to no avail. Now she’s determined to keep things platonic (to the point where she runs away muttering, “No sex. No sex. No sex…”). He’s currently living in her guest house.

And if that weren’t enough, the bad boy is presented with a 12-year-old son he never knew he had by a woman who needs just a bit of cash so she can get started as a dancer in Vegas…

Did I mention that he came home because of other inner demons?

Kate must figure out what’s going on with her personality and career, as well as work to heal her friend/lover/future husband (well, duh) and figure out how his son fits into everything.

The best parts of this book are those horribly awkward moments that Kate ends up in that you know you could end up in yourself (like being propositioned on live TV by a cowboy, or going too far overboard in the opposite direction and getting way too into a segment on sex toys…). Have y’all heard about when I asked the dean for a recommendation letter? Anyway, there’s a lot of those, and Kate comes across as very endearing. Yay for the awkward girls. :-)


posted by ket at 10:40 AM


Blogger Elizabeth said...

No, I've never heard the dean recommendation story : ). Sounds intriguing!

Ah, there's a bad boy. I like that.

8/13/2006 1:33 PM  
Blogger ket said...

well, I was doing research for a costume at the time, and I accidentally gave a printouts of a key costume component to the dean along with my resume (and some math homework)...

8/13/2006 6:01 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

ohmy! what did the dean say?

8/15/2006 7:59 AM  

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