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Episode 51 - Fancy Pants by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

We have had all our shots and we are back in the same room  so get ready for some seriously overexcited people!  (That would be us but it would also be the people in this book.)  Fancy Pants  by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - she's a British socialite with big "See You Next Tuesday" energy, he's a hot redneck golfer with a self esteem problem, they slap each other in parking lots more than the average couple does!  Secret babies!  Imaginary Jack Nicklaus!  Real Jack Nicklaus!  Riches to rags to riches!  Found families!  The weirdest citizenship ceremony you have ever seen in a book!  We ended up really enjoying this book but the content warnings are not a joke , y'all.  It's got dead toddlers, non-custodial kidnapping, a guy you previously liked being a complete monster to a nine year old child, the n-word, 80's homophobia, fat shaming perpetrated by Eva Peron , some ladies who may or may not even be sex workers getting called "semi-hookers"... it is

Episode 2: "The Ivory Key"



WHO YOU GONNA CALL?!  Buckle your sheet belts for this special Halloween treat as we read Rita Estrada’s 1987 Harlequin novel “The Ivory Key”, a book about finding incontrovertible proof of an afterlife and immediately boning it. If you’ve got it, haunt it!  A photojournalist recovering from a traumatic experience under profoundly vague circumstances retreats to her own private Minnesota island, which turns out to be infested by a spectral Frenchman. She discovers she’s a dead ringer for his 18th century beloved and promptly raises his spirits. If you know what I mean. This may have been the first actual paranormal romance!

The sex in this book is all completely consensual and there’s no gross racist content – it does have wraith-ism, though.

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