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Friday, August 17, 2012

Bubble Bath Delight by Kasey Moone

Bubble Bath Delight by Kasey Moone
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Contemporary, Interrracial
Length: Short Story (35 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Fuchsia

When her new neighbor’s loud music continues to interrupt her bubble baths, Marissa Coldtrail decides enough is enough. It’s time to teach the metalhead a lesson. It’s time to put the infuriating man in his place once and for all. Then she sees him—and wonders just how to get the hunk in bed without losing her cool.

Brian Levine is amused by the dark beauty from next door. Her voluptuous body makes him want to turn the volume down, but he’s never been that much of the agreeing type. Still, there are other ways to resolve a friendly neighborly dispute.

Like finding a way to cool her vicious temper. Like showing her that bubble baths can’t please like metalheads can…

Marissa Coldtrail loved shedding the days stress by sinking into a nice hot bubble bath; there, all her troubles would disappear. With candles casting a soft light and the sweet sounds of Luther Vandross playing, Marissa would simply lay back, close her eyes and drift into a state of bliss. That was until her next door neighbor decided to blast heavy metal music disturbing her bliss by rattling the walls. When yelling and banging on the walls doesn't help, Marissa decides it's time to meet the person who ruined her relaxation.

Brian Levine, fresh from the Midwest, used heavy metal music to relax after a hard day’s work. He had no idea his choice of music was disturbing anyone until Marissa cornered him in the hallway and told him that his music was ‘loud, foul and obnoxious’. He thought it was amusing that she was upset because he had interrupted her bubble bath with his music, he was less amused when she started calling him Metalhead.

It was inevitable that Marissa and Brian were going to end up together despite their differences, which made for a very enjoyable read. It had this reader smiling throughout and it was fun to see how Marissa, who had never dated anyone who was not the Denzel Washington type, became so drawn to Brian.

Marissa and Brian were charming. I especially enjoyed watching Marissa when she tried to explain to Brian how important a bubble bath is to the well being of a person. Brian's confusion was pretty typical of a man when she proceeds to give him bubble bath facts; so is his solution to the dilemma.

The way these two characters were presented was so appealing that I wished this novella was more than 35 pages. This reader became engrossed in their love affair and was chuckling as Marissa tried to introduce Brian to soul music and he tried to get her to listen to Led Zeppelin. Bubble Bath Delight was a fun read which I’m sure will appeal too many, pick up a copy and see for yourself.

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