Books on the table- waiting to be read. I was on the "internet" one day (months ago) and found a site with a list of the "Best Rom Com Books" and since a few that I already thought were the best- were on this list- I ordered as many as Maine Libraries had. This is what I got- eventually. Everything takes Time.
The one I am reading is not in the pile. It's Crashing the A-List by Summer Heacock. I almost stayed up into the "wee hours" to finish it last night. A recently fired book editor (masters degree in English) in NYC has lost her apartment, shipped her book collection to her mother's house for safe keeping, is drinking wine all day and sleeping on her brother's couch in the small apartment he shares with his fiancee.
She recently was given a "job" to empty abandoned Storage Units but doesn't get paid until they are all empty. Her employer wants the contents of each and every box looked at and any boxes with papers in it- to be carefully gone thru in case there are securities, bank statements or stock certificates. She finds dead animals and urine soaked mattresses and the majority of contents go to the dump before she finds a storage unit with hundreds of file boxes full of paperwork. Her best friend brings bottles of wine and they settle in to drink/ search thru the boxes for stocks and bonds. Turns out the records are from an "Escort Service" and they find a list (menu) of things clients can "order".
One of the "escorts" (pictures in a file) is a very young man whose name seems familiar. Get out the iPhone and do a search (so very 2019)..... He's a British PBS star (now- years and years later), doing a play in NYC and has an action movie ready for release--can't have this old business ruining everything. She and the wine soaked best friend think they should try and get some money from him in exchange for the file and photos. It backfires (TMZ photos). I am halfway and was trying to talk myself into staying up all night to finish reading. I went to bed instead. I actually thought it would be one of the really almost X rated rom coms. They actually exist. But this book borders a bit but not quite. Bawdy is how it's described. But not yet.
I am going to have to add it to my Buy List. She has also written the Awkward Path to Getting Lucky which I am going to hunt down today. Bawdy Humor. I am a fan.