The Seduction of Moxie by Colette Moody

Oh, Colette Moody, if I could I’d pay you to write me a short story everyday, I’d get three jobs and risk losing my wife. Well, maybe two jobs and a week or so of sleeping on the couch. I loved your first book but I loved The Seduction of Moxie even more. And I didn’t think that was possible.

This book begins New Year’s Eve, 1930 and follows our dear, sweet, Nebraska girl, Moxie to New York where she eventually meets our other leading lady, Violet. And Violet is leaving in the morning to become a true leading lady in Hollywood. The single night these women spend together drinking and carousing with some hilarious characters is quite memorable. Except that Moxie doesn’t exactly remember all of it. What she can’t seem to shake, though, is how Violet made her feel. The rest of the book chronicles the building of their relationship and the hilarious interactions they have with others.

I pride myself on having a good sense of humor and absolutely love a book that will make me laugh. This one did that and more. Not only did it give me more one-liners to practice on my friends and co-workers (I nearly got written up at work yesterday for telling someone I’d rather shit a hairbrush than do what they had asked) but I was offered fantastically colorful characters whose interactions were just wonderful. I laughed so much that, like Wil Skoog, I nearly peed a little. And look out for little Clitty!

I couldn’t put the book down and, at the same time, never wanted it to end. I can’t wait until Ms. Moody’s next offering. In the meantime, I’ll be re-reading The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sin. I may post a review for that one, too. Trust me, if you like a hilariously filthy read with a great set of characters – both main and secondary – Colette Moody’s work is some that you absolutely DO NOT want to miss.

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