Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. This meme is simple and fun, you just pick up your current read, flip to a random page, and choose 1 or 2 teaser sentences to share! Here are the guidelines:
- Grab Your Current Read
- Open to a random page
- Pick two “teaser” sentences from that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO SHARE SPOILERS! (make sure what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for other readers)
- INCLUDE the TITLE & AUTHOR too, so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR and wish-lists! If possible, add the page number.
I just finished reading The World is a Stage by Tamara Morgan. This is book 2 in the games of love series, and I have to say, I LOVE this series. The books are hilarious, full of awesome one liners, wonderful characters, and super sweet romances. The World is a Stage is a modern re-telling of the Taming of the Shrew (you know, Shakespeare??) and I loved reading it. The male hero is a Highland Games athlete, and the heroine is a shrewish, overprotective actress in a Shakespeare After Dark theater. (Warning: teasers are adult in nature, but super funny…) There are so many awesome teasers in this book, I had to pick more than 1 to share. I actually highlighted a whole bunch on my kindle and read them all to DH, who loved them and kept asking me to read him some more… So, now that I’ve written half of my review, here’s my teasers (teasers come from the ARC copy and are subject to change)
Besides, whoever had thought to put all that antiquated dialogue into the mouths of a young, vibrant and scantily clad cast was a genius. Boobs made everything better. True fact. (4% on kindle)
DH’s favorite teaser:
“…Ten Rules to Live By. Do you want to hear the other nine?” ”No. I don’t want to hear anything out of your stupid, oversized mouth.” He held up one finger. ”Rule Number One. A gentleman always sleeps on the wet spot. Rule Number Two. A really good gentleman does his best to ensure that there are, in fact, nothing but wet spots. If you know what I mean.” (18% on kindle)
My favorite, well one of….
If the administrators hadn’t liked the two of them performing a scene from the Vagina Monologues for the talent show, then they shouldn’t have opened the doors by asking for “creativity inspired by your parents.” (43% on kindle)
So, hopefully you all have a smile and are curious about the series, here’s the blurb from Goodreads:
Danger comes packaged in bulging muscles…and a codpiece.
Games of Love, Book 2
Highland Games athlete Michael O’Leary is famous for his ability to charm a woman right out of her pants. Maybe a little too famous. When he’s sidelined with a knee injury, his wingman pounces on the chance to take full advantage of Michael’s idle time.
Trying out for the local adult-themed Shakespearean production seems simple, but there’s a catch. Michael must woo the notoriously demanding lead actress, Rachel Hewitt, thereby freeing his friend to pursue a courtship of Rachel’s sister.
Rachel hates the thought of handing over the lead role in her admittedly scandalous troupe to someone so wholly uneducated in the ways of the Great Bard. But she’s in a bind, and the only one who can step up is a man who looks way too good in a codpiece – and knows it.
To add insult to injury, he refuses to take the role until she agrees to take his place in some barbaric warrior race. She’ll do it, but not with a smile. Unfortunately, the hardest part isn’t antagonizing her Scottish foes. It’s resisting the one man who seems determined to line and cue her heart – forever.
Warning: This book’s half-naked Shakespearean actors are not approved of or acknowledged by people with actual literary merit. Neither are the dirty limericks.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my teasers this week. What teasers do you have to share?