By Madeline Hunter.
“My husband: long time listener, first time stenciler.”
“The angstier the hero, the more he’s an asshole.”
“You have to ask yourself: what level of asshole am I comfortable with?”
“Walking, talking bags of money…and abs.”
Ilana’s Drink: 20% Commission
Art features prominently in the book so I wanted to do a bit of art myself with cocktail bitters and egg whites! The top is meant to look kinda like a painting.
- 3 parts grapefuit juice
- 3 parts dry gin
- 3 parts lemon juice
- 2 part Simple Syrup
- 1/2 cup selzer.
- You’ll be a cocktail shaker, some sort of filter, and a spray bottle.[ingredients]
Instructions: This one is tricky. First you mix all the ingredients EXCEPT the ice and bitters together in a shaker. Hold onto the top good, it likes to be trouble. Then add the ice and give it a couple shakes. Drain into the glass using a filter. Then with some sort of squeeze bottle, spritz the bitters in.
Assholes: Can you read a book with them, can you read a book without them?
Sneak preview of our rant:
Books we mentioned:
Noble Intentions by Katie MacAlister
That They May Face the Rising Sun by John McGavern
Fluff authors mentioned:
- Lynsay Sands
- Mary Balogh
- Lisa Kleypas
- Julie Garwood
Angsty crazysauce author: Kerrigan Byrne
Next Month’s Book:
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
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