To say that I was excited for Walking on Knives would be an understatement. I mean, F/F retelling of The Little Mermaid where she winds up with the seawitch’s sister?! Yes, please! Unfortunately, this short story did not work for me at all. As we already know, our unnamed little mermaid is in love with the unnamed prince and wants to be human to be with him and earn a soul. The seawitch grants her legs but every step is agony and she takes her voice as payment. But in this version, the witch’s sister helps the little mermaid by making her magic shoes. And apparently they fall in love and live happily ever after.
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Rum Runner reminded me a lot of the movie Fool’s Gold. Although it has a younger cast and it’s not quite as funny. Sophie has been hanging on to a medallion for her absent father for awhile, and now he wants it back. She’s not just going to hand it over though. She finally wants to meet the man who ran out on her and her mother. However, when she arrives, her father isn’t there. Instead, she’s faced with Jimmy and a hoard of bad guys who want her father. Sophie should just return to England where she’s safe, but for some reason she just can’t bring herself to leave.
Girl on the Verge was a very pleasant surprise! Kan’s mother comes home one day with a teen girl named Shelly after her mother commits suicide. Kan is very welcoming to Shelly and the two become close rather quickly. Kan knows all about being different, since she’s the only Thai-American at her very white school, so she takes Shelly (who has a scar across her face) under her wing. But soon enough it becomes clear that there’s something wrong with Shelly, and maybe Kan needs to be wary.
Winning the Boss’s Heart was a quick, sweet read. Billie just got hired as Mason’s 42nd assistant. She needs the job, but she wishes he would have mentioned that he intended to completely remodel and sell the historic house that’s the backbone of her town. He kept that to himself until she already signed the 12 week contract. Now Billie needs to stop him from destroying the historic site, put up with his outrageous schedule, and avoid falling in love with the sexy workaholic.
I wasn’t sure where this series was heading with Spectacle, but I certainly wasn’t disappointed! Delilah, Gallagher, and the others from Metzger’s circus have managed to live free for the last few months. It hasn’t been easy, and they haven’t been able to do what Delilah was hoping to, but she won’t give up. At least until their rouse is discovered and they’re all rounded up and taken some place that turns out to be far worse than a freakshow: Vandekamp’s Savage Spectacle.
One S’more Summer wasn’t quite what I was expecting, but I still enjoyed it and read it in one afternoon. Gigi’s life is a bit of a mess. She was recently fired, and her parents are pressuring her to attend law school. She’s in love with one of her best friends who happens to be her other best friend’s fiance. Gigi thought she’d have at least a year to get use to the idea of Joshua and Alicia getting married, but the wedding is scheduled to happen before the end of the summer. Gigi knows she can’t watch the two people she loves most tie the knot, so she signs on as a counselor at the camp where the three of them met.
I was expecting more from Noteworthy given the premise and the adorable cover. It was still a really cute and enjoyable read though. Jordan is in her Junior year at Kensington and just lost out on another role in a school musical due to her low voice and her less than feminine appearance. Jordan is discouraged, but she’s not giving up. Then she sees that the campus all-male a capella group needs a new member with her voice range. Cue the crossdressing!