“Come here, you moron.”
For fans of the Venery series, author Suanne Laqueur offers a compendium of love scenes—unpublished chapters, character sketches and assorted reflections about Javier Landes and Steffen Finch. A treat to skim through, skip around and linger over at leisure. Like caviar.
For people who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they will like. Contains adults in adult situations using adult language and a f**k-ton of gratuitous boning. No socks required. Batteries sold separately.
“Why do I like when you call me a moron,” Jav said.
Stef smiled. “Because the moron in me recognizes the moron in you.”
When I finished A Charm of Finches (which you all need to read, PS) it was unimaginable to me how someone could give such life to a story full of some of the most heartbreaking…stuff. I’m leaving it vague so as not to spoil, but that book is heaaaaavy, but also very hopeful and wonderful. I asked my self again and again “how did she do it?” Tales from Cushman Row is how, that’s what I’m going with.
“So this is a book about sex, is what you’re saying?”
Yep. I am saying that. However, as gratuitous as that might sound, it never felt that way while I was reading it. Probably because these characters are so well developed in the preceding book that it only feels like another layer of their character development. I loved being able to pick it up, have a quick read of it, and come back when I wanted to. I’d compare it to a never ending hot cup of coffee. Always the right temp with the perfect blend of cream and sugar.
And yeah, while it is very sexy, it’s also very sweet and funny and just a joy to read. You definitely need to pick it up, but only after Finches. Do it.