I would have loved Beer and Groping in Las Vegas for the title alone, but Angela Quarles gave me so much more to love it for. Like an laser of romantic geekiness, Mirjam and Riley’s story ricocheted off my funny bone and punched a hole through my heart. It sounds painful, but I promise you, it wasn’t.
Mirjam’s confidence took a hit when her last relationship ended…five years ago. Now she’s a workaholic, too busy to bother with another relationship that might wound her heart. Riley is a geek trapped in a hot bod. He can’t get a smart woman to give him a second glance. Mirjam makes a wish to a djinn posing as a bartender, and ends up crossing paths with Riley, who has more in common with her than merely inner geekiness. Lusty sparks fly. All night long. But when morning comes, can Mirjam and Riley admit there’s more to their encounter than physical compatibility?
Packed with geek on geek lusty tenderness and more geeky references than this part-time/wannabe geek could accurately count, Beer and Groping in Las Vegas gave me a night of hilarious, magical, sweet entertainment that I can easily give 5 stars. Please enjoy these favorite lines of mine, and pick up a copy to feed your inner geek:
Lord, not only was she nervous about interacting with this stranger— what would they talk about?— she was also anxious about afterward if she did end up liking him. The whole stupid mess of being interested in someone and wondering if he reciprocated, ugh.–Kindle Locations 242-245.
She stuck out like a Redshirt on an away mission.–Kindle Location 250.
Riley blew out a deep breath, stared at the entrance of the Rivenbark Hotel & Casino, and did some loin girding. Was he really going through with this? Honest to God, it felt like his loins gave a thumbs up. Pipe down. This isn’t for your benefit, buddy.–Kindle Locations 335-337.
She almost imploded in a puff of smoke right then and there. An outline in smoldering ash on the 1500-thread-count, Egyptian cotton sheets marking her demise: Here lies Mirjam Linna. Undone by lust.–Kindle Locations 681-684.