Publication Date: May 16, 2015
“I’d always thought it funny that the US government took a recess, like little kids took recess I primary school. I imagined the Speaker of the House hanging upside down on monkey bars and the majority leader shaking down junior senators for lunch money.”
“Musicians are like lightbulbs, they burn hot and bright, but can’t be screwed more than once.”
“If he were an actual lightbulb, he’d be a twenty watt fluorescent. Hard to look at – because he was so pretty – but too dim to make a noticeable difference in any given room.”
“Just thinking about him with someone else made me want to throw a month-long drama parade.”
“I don’t want a beautiful week with you, I want a beautiful lifetime.”
Penny Reid is a master wordsmith. That is all I need to say. I read three books and 568 pages to complete this review and would do it all over again. Her writing is highly entertaining, multi-layered, seamless, insightful, observant, crisp, witty, and all absorbing. I enjoyed it so much, it was hard to put my kindle down, so I took it everywhere. Her characters are complicated, intelligent, and intense. I adored their clever banter and verbal sparring. I was sad to see those dreaded words “The End” but was very pleased with the conclusion.