Friday, May 8, 2015
Review...Ting Tang Tony by: Kat Desalle & Kristen Leigh Jones
G-Strings, fake bodies, what lubricant to use, and which angle looks best on camera, these are all things Tony knows. What he doesn’t know is how to pursue a real relationship, one outside the industry that’s making him retire and leaving him behind. Tony DiMarco, aka Ting Tang Tony, made a big name for himself— regardless of being small— in an industry where size truly does matter. He’s had a long career hiding behind a camera lens where his shortcomings didn’t affect him at all. At 38 he’s forced to find a real life where hopefully size doesn’t matter.
The last place he thought his life would change was in Florida. Tripping over the gorgeous and upstanding, Emily Grant snapped him out of the pity-pot he was just about to take a bath in. However, having never dated outside the industry has him second-guessing everything. How would someone possibly want his “Little Engine that could”. Can Tony open up about his playboy-style career, and more importantly, can he overcome the insecurities that he’s shoved aside until now?
Tony’s got his work cut out for him, he needs to penetrate the walls Emily’s built to protect herself and her own insecurities. Will she be able to handle Tony’s crazy double life he’s trying to hide from her, the one he lives back home in LA? There’s a small chance it might work, that it might fit—something Tony certainly isn’t used to. This may be his one opportunity to find that missing puzzle piece he’s only been able to fantasize about.
The whirlwind journey these two set out on will keep you rooting for the underdogs, and teach you that it’s not always the size of the package that’s important—it’s what’s inside that matters most.
My Review (copy provided)
Sometimes you need a good laugh and this book is what I needed. I have been reading some darker books lately and this book kept a smile on my face throughout, RomCom at its best. I put this book up there with some of Tara Sivec's. This book is plain fun. What does the typical romance hero always have? A cough cough very large member, right? Well not this one, in fact it's so small that he never has had a real relationship and he uses his teeny tiny thing to market himself in the porn world. After twenty years he's ready to retire. What will he do now? Will he ever be able to have a normal relationship with his history in the business and small d**k?
When Tony (H) literally bumps into Emily (h) on the street he has an instant attraction to her but quickly deflates when she practically runs from him. They just so happen to bump into each other again. Tony isn't letting her get away this time and she agrees to a date. Things move quickly but they are both hiding things and too afraid to be honest and up front about them.
Even though I saw where the story was going it didn't matter to me because I was thoroughly entertained. I read it in one day and found myself rehashing the whole book to my husband later that night. I love how the authors wrote both the H and h, I felt like they were real people. I loved Emmy's little spitfire attitude and how she gave it right back to people. She had insecurities but she wasn't portrayed as this lost girl, she was strong and funny.
Even though this book was primarily a comedy I found myself feeling bad for Tony, especially since his "little" situation was brought up so frequently. The poor guy could never live it down and he was so insecure about it which was ironic because of his profession.
I couldn't stand Rod so I'm curious how I'll like the next book view on Goodreads which is about him.
Ting Tang Tony was told from the hero's POV. I would love to get a novella or a book from Emmy's POV too.
Great fun read, if you like to laugh and enjoy reading RomCom then I recommend giving this book a try.
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