Blog Tour: Better Deeds Than Words (Words #2) by Georgina Guthrie
Title: Better Deeds Than Words
Author: Georgina Guthrie
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Ominific Publishing
Release Date: May 20, 2014
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With only six weeks left to the end of term, they’re under the constant watch of David Grant—Daniel’s “Dean of Students” father.
If that weren’t enough to pressure them, Daniel’s checkered past also casts a shadow over the young lovers who continuously tempt fate until one wrong move leads to an inevitable disaster.
Can they salvage a relationship when everything seems to be conspiring against them?
Daniel’s grandmother held out the salad tongs. "Daniel, take more tomatoes."
"I already have a few. I'm fine."
She tossed three more tomato wedges on his salad plate. "Lycopene. It's good for the prostate," she said.
Daniel rolled his eyes and sighed.
"Prostate cancer," Patty said to me in a hushed voice. "That's what got Bradford—my husband. Never ate a tomato in his life. I'm convinced that's what did him in. Although I read an article recently about the importance of regular ejaculations as well. Not that Bradford had a problem with that."
I bit my lip to stifle a laugh. Daniel stared at her in stunned silence.
"You are having your oil changed regularly, I hope?" she asked him.
What the hell? Penny had said Patty was a corker, but nothing had prepared me for this! She was awesome! I blinked back tears as I tried not to burst into laughter. Daniel, on the other hand, was choking on a mouthful of roast beef. I clapped him on the back and handed him his water glass.
He gulped some and cleared his throat. "Jesus, Patty. That's a rather personal question."
"It's uptight people who impede the distribution of important information. Don't you think, Aubrey?"
"Oh, I couldn't agree more," I said, casting a meaningful glance at Daniel who narrowed his eyes at me.
He turned back to his grandmother. "Are you implying I'm uptight?"
"Implying? No, no, I was stating it as a fact. I happen to believe you need to extricate that rather long pole from—well, there's no need to discuss the sordid details at the table," she said.
Daniel put down his fork and looked back and forth between the two of us. "Huh," he said, miffed. "Okay then. Allow me to put your mind at rest. My oil is being changed fairly regularly. There. Satisfied?"
He picked up his fork and forcefully stabbed a carrot. I hoped his comment wasn’t intended as an admission that we were involved in an intimate relationship. Patty quirked an eyebrow at me and I held up my hands as if to say, “Don't look at me.” She surveyed Daniel expectantly and he cleared his throat.
"Unfortunately, I'm decidedly, um, self-employed, at the moment," he said.
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“I’ve tried to see what we’re doing as morally repugnant, Aubrey, but I can’t do it. Having you here like this—just the way we are now—feels so comfortable. It feels right.”
Aubrey and Daniel are still struggling to control their passion for one another in this second book in the Words series.She’s the student. He’s her teacher’s assistant. As each day passes, they’re one step closer to being allowed to be together. They still see each other behind closed doors but never take their relationship further than steamy kisses.
As was included in book one, my favorite part of Georgina’s writing for these characters was the witty banter between the two. Hilarious lines are bounced between the two and even Daniel’s grandma is a cheeky addition. She had some laugh-out-loud comments that I read multiple times, because they were that good!
What I like about this story is that these two get to really know each other as friends during the first two books. While they do have sexy make out sessions, they don’t have sex. And we all know sex changes things! So without adding sex to the equation, they’re able to slowly realize each others likes, dislikes, and little quirks. Daniel’s past is another factor that the couple has to lay out on the table.
*A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the author/publisher for an honest review. This has in no way affected my review/opinion.
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