Yeah, so we had our Christmas Luncheon and gift exchange yesterday. I knew something was in the air when my darling employees got out the camera before I opened one “particular” bag! As you may know, my PreoccupationWithArmitage is no secret at the clinic. What a way to amuse and delight me! I mean, Hot Framed Photo of Lucas-Style Richard? Drool-Worthy Rough and Ready Bruised Porter Mousepad? Yes, I’ll enjoy those every day! But what is that romance novel, Honor Bound by Sandra Brown, you may be asking yourself? Is it Richard-related?
The other day, we had a very elderly (and always eccentric) client stop in to pick up some medication for her pet. As she was leaving, she dug around in her large bag, emerged with the paperback in question, tossed it over the counter, and asked the startled receptionist if we would mind “trashing that” for her. She was already finished reading it, and announced she was too busy to take it to the used book store. My well-trained staff tossed it into the trash as directed, but as soon as she was out the door, they fished it out to have a look. I came in about that time, and caught them paging through, giggling, and reading aloud all the Smutty Scenes!
They made wonderful embellishments on the first page of every chapter, including the epilogue.
And, lest I need assistance in enjoying my new gift, they helpfully page-marked all the smuttiest scenes for my reading enjoyment.
What a thoughtful group of ladies! Seems I’ll have a lot of reading to do in the new year. I’m Honor Bound. =)