Source: 50 shade of cake
Many people hate or love this book for various reasons. Possibly depending on whether they find it a turn on, with its redheaded-grey eyed romantic lead*, or whether they find the naive protagonist a huge boner killer. I received this as a gift and tried to read it, but I just couldn’t. Why?
This may be particular to me, but…the book is written in first person, present tense, which is like trying to get off on a picture of…no, I really shouldn’t go there.
1st person, present tense: I look in the mirror and wink at myself and think: what a good-looking female I am! Then I take a walk in the park.
1st person, past tense: I looked in the mirror and winked at myself and thought: what a good-looking female I was! Then I took a walk in the park.
Past tense always sounds at least ten times less ridiculous, no matter what you happen to be saying (to yourself). This was too much of a roadblock for me; it was the mental florescent lighting that blotted out all potential sexy good times. That 50 shades of cake, however, I would totally eat.
* As an aside, do you find the concept of a man with grey eyes and red hair a turn on? I kept trying to picture this in a sexy light and failed repeatedly. I will further add that my imagination is rock solid.