Window Shopping (Boobsmas #3)

Boobies & Noobies: A Romance Review Podcast

Dec 6 2021 • 1 hr 14 mins

The Novel:
Window Shopping

The Author:
Tessa Bailey

The Guest:
Esme Brett
IG: @feminist_romance

The Synopsis:
Two weeks before Christmas and all through Manhattan, shop windows are decorated in red and green satin. I'm standing alone in front of the famous Vivant department store, when a charming man named Aiden asks my opinion of the décor.

It's a tragedy in tinsel, I say, unable to lie.
He asks for a better idea with a twinkle in his eye.
Did I know he owned the place? No. He put me on the spot.
Now I'm working for that man, trying to ignore that he's hot.
But as a down on her luck girl with a difficult past, I know an opportunity when I see one—and I have to make it last.

I'll put my heart and soul into dressing his holiday windows.
I'll work without stopping. And when we lose the battle with temptation, I'll try and remember I'm just window shopping.

Show Notes:
- The 3rd Day of Boobsmas is sponsored by bow ties (not really, but...)
- The Halloween Cover Cosplay Challenge (with @onthesamepa9e)
- Stop minimizing your accomplishments - Own your great!!
- Mowing the lawn for Christmas in New Zealand (00:11:32)
- Growing up without a white Christmas
- Holiday music (00:22:36)
- Introducing today's read, Window Shopping (00:24:15)
- Why it's okay to not love every book by every author... even if they're your favorite author
- Not being somebody's "everything"
- Charming or aggressively positive?
- Objectifying man butts (00:41:15)
- The complexities of a workplace romance and power imbalance
- Exploring less-than-picture-perfect family dynamics in holiday romance (00:48:38)
- Steamy sexcerpts… everywhere except the bed (00:53:19)
- "The taste of tight"... part of our future candle line
- One HUGE missed opportunity (01:01:42)
- Heart, Humor, Heat AND Holiday Ratings (01:03:26)
- The 3rd Day of Boobsmas jingle courtesy of Cooper Baldwin

Books & more mentioned in this episode:
- Peach PRC's "Christmas Kinda Sucks"
- Shae Sanders' On the Clock series
- Sweet on You by Carla de Guzman - listen to our Boobsmas review!
- Our Steamy Spotlight interview with Tessa Bailey
- Esme's novella, Eyes On

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