He leans back and crosses his perfectly toned arms over his chest.
“Impart your wisdom, oh wise bartender.” He takes another drink of his beer and—yet again—watching me like a hawk. I wish he’d stop watching me.
My confidence wavers under his intense stare but when I catch a knowing glint in his eye, it riles me up. There’s nothing worse than a guy who hides his unease behind a cocky façade, especially when I know there’s something genuine hiding there.
It’s one of the worst qualities a guy can have. It’s disingenuous and fake and if there’s two things I hate—in anyone—it’s that.
I square my shoulders and stand up straight, deciding to let him have it, putting my hands out in front of me to count on my fingers.
“One, you cheated on her.” He shakes his head, an amused smile playing on his lips.
“Two, connected to the first, you hooked up with her sister, best friend or mother . . .” He snorts at that one, chuckling under his breath as he shakes his head again.
“Right, then, the last three,” I continue. “Three through five are offending her family/job/friends or outfit, asking her to pay for your date and lastly, giving her an STD.”
His eyes grow wide and he sits bolt upright.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Title: Game Ender
Author: BJ Harvey
OMG! If there's one thing i can depend on BJ Harvey for, it's for the 'when you least expect it' gawfaw moments. Game Ender was that book. I don't think i've laughed as much with this book as i have in any other book i've read of her in the past. Alright, so the first few words of the blurb are enough to make you go 'what the hell?!?', but let's face it, sometimes we all need that punch in the gut to make you stand up and pay attention. and pay attention i really did. I may not have read the entire series from the beginning, but i did read a few of them, enjoying each and every one of them, and yet, there was something about Thomas' story that had me hooked from the very start, reading faster and faster as i kept going on the story.
It was funny, emotional and everything i could have asked from a romantic comedy, so i can't complain about that. Many parts had me cheering for the characters to make it, to surpass their difficulties and especially to find their special someone, no matter what obstacles they must face - and let's face it, there's one huge obstacle that they need to face right from the bat. The chemistry is undeniable and i simply couldn't get enough of it and can only hope that there's more from BJ Harvey that i get to experience because there's simply something about the way that she writes that pulls you right in, making you want and need to keep reading, no matter what.
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