Sometimes the only answer is to just bang it out.
Like today, for example. I’m in actual hell at my sister’s over-the-top reality TV wedding and up until now, I’ve been able to handle it all. The horrible bridesmaids. My relentless mother. Even the awful eighties fashion to fit the retro theme. But when my sister nonchalantly mentioned that she never even wanted me at the wedding—the producers insisted—ouch doesn’t fully express how much it hurts.
So for the first time I don’t think. I just do. And as a shy paleontologist who plans everything, I probably should have taken a moment.
But here we are.
I’ve just asked the best man, who my sister absolutely loathes and who can’t stand her right back, if he’s up for a little naked revenge with me. The cameras are filming every horrifying second, and the whispers have begun. (Did I mention that the music happened to stop just as I asked him?)
But then his mouth quirks up, and he does the last thing I expect.
Each book in the Downside of Dating series is STANDALONE:
* Anger Bang
* Walk of Shame
Entertaining and emotional
Four and a half stars
Theadora Eloise Pope is the quiet, nerdy, make no waves sister. Kade St James is not any of that. Thea and Kade are conscripted as reluctant participants in their siblings’ weeklong wedding extravaganza, a more over the top and made for public consumption affair than one might imagine. When Thea surprises even herself with a proposal for some retaliatory shenanigans and Kade immediately accepts, they embark on a week that not only includes the agreed upon down and dirty, but also a budding friendship, growing consideration for the other, and the chance to see themselves in a different, and some would argue better, light.
Avery Flynn’s ANGER BANG runs the gamut from quieter introspection to warm humor to the aforementioned heat with ease, and Thea and Kade quickly grabbed my attention and heart. A completely entertaining read!