**Warning: Some of these are going to get colorful. I wouldn’t recommend anyone under 18 reading this.**
Every time I sit down to do up a new release post, I run across book titles that literally make me blink three times, and reread them. Sometimes I sit here asking myself if that’s really what I’m reading. Some of them are colorful, I think others are done for shock factor and to be attention grabbing and then you have the ones that are just… completely off the wall. In this post, you’ll find my take on some of them I’ve run across. In no particular order, they are listed below… with some of my initial comments on them.
Pretty When You Cry – I’m not going to fib here. I had boggle eyes at this title. I’m sure if I read the book, it would make sense but in my head all I can see is some guy making a chick cry because he gets off on it. I’m probably completely wrong on that front, but that’s the impression it gave me.
Riding Red – My reaction to this one should be self explanatory. First thought, “That’s dirty.”. Second thought, “Way to twist a common children’s fairy tale.”. Sometimes with book titles, the odd ones make me curious… this one doesn’t. Not even remotely.
Pucked – Attention grabbing! I had to glance three times to make sure it wasn’t titled with an F! I still haven’t read the book, but it’s actually on my TBR somewhere.
Hate F*@K – A three part serial which could have been one full novel. I’ve read them, they have reviews on this blog. Are they good.. eh.. they are okay. They have cliffy’s that keep you curious about what is going to happen, but is there anything hateful in them? Not really, no. Again, I think it’s a shock factor, attention grabbing title that in this case, has nothing to do with the contents of the book.
Giving It To The Biker – Well, the title says enough, and doesn’t make anything mysterious there, does it… another one that made me double blink and say whaaaaaat. I sent it to a friend, and that turned into a conversation of “Giving what?”. You can imagine our replies we came up with to that.
Bad Boy Daddy – Do I really need to go into this one? Even I’m still over here eye shifting. I’m not joking when I say that the synopsis has the words in it about him “Craving her womb.”. (Who says that!?) I wasn’t sure if I wanted to be scared, or start laughing at that point.
Billionaires Don’t Like Nice Girls – As opposed to what? Money grubbing
whores bad girls? Honestly people, sometimes titles make NO sense at all. None. I haven’t read this one, the title only mildly interests me as well, but it does make me go “What?”. Will I read it? No.
Lost in Geeklandia – Actually not a horrible title, and not a horrible book either, but it is one of those that I sort of head titled at. It did grab my attention, and I did end up reading it.
Pucked Up – You guessed it! (Well possibly.) This is the sequel book to Pucked! Same reaction as above, and yeah it’s going on my TBR. It’s sports romance hockey people, don’t judge me!
The Haunted Vagina – *crickets* *more crickets* I’m over here glancing left and right repeatedly. I’m not sure if I want to laugh or just wonder what these people were thinking. Lexi told me about this one (HI LEXI!) and her first impression was stunned silence too. And shock that the author has other books. Who writes book about a chicks vajayjay!? This is why romance books get a bad rep. According to Goodreads reviews however, the book is hilarious.
I think I’ll stop there.. I pretty much know I can’t top that last one. I also know I’ve missed more than one that has been on my list for this post for awhile. So, if you can think of any, feel free to comment!