Book – Ting Tang Tony: And the Tale of The Little Erection That Could (Has-Been #1)
Author – Kat DeSalle & Kristin Leigh Jones
Publication Date – September 18, 2014
Type – Character Series
Cliffhanger - No
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary Copy generously provided for Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review.
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 Thoughts - Story
OK…so I have to start this little (pun intended) review with a back story. So, Carla…decides she wants to read this – I wasn’t touching this with a 39 ½ foot pole (trying to get in the Xmas spirit) – so…back to the story – Carla tells us all we are going to read this with her…Jahy bows out with a vasectomy appt….Jenna had a lobotomy that day….and well Wendy, Bev and April used their wussy excuse that they had so many other ARC’s to read. I tried…I really tried to get out of this…but alas…it didn’t work. I got stuck reading it.
So the day of the read…Jahy starts reading and starts posting all the funny parts in our chat room and I start to get excited about reading – She gets sidetracked on something else…and I keep reading and reading and reading and reading…..I don’t put the stinking book down. Jahy, Jenna and Carla tell me that they just aren’t feeling it (they don’t do cute romance).
Now did we know that it was going to be cute? FUCK NO --- I thought I was gonna get stuck reading a stupid book that tried to be funny but I was surprised that this book was funny, cute, romantic and touched on subjects that can really be used as a life lesson.
So here I was…the one who didn’t want to read it…ended up loving it!
I do have to add in here though…I did guess the twist rather quickly, but that didn’t deter from the story and my enjoyment of the story!
Poor Tony…they are retiring him from the Porn Business…he is known for his rather small wing wang…or was it ting tang? It opens up with a roast in his honor and Tony must figure out what to do with the rest of his life. Surrounded by the unlimited sex he can have…he feels so alone. He wants what the normal man has…a woman to love – a woman who won’t laugh at him – he wants a future and to fall in love.
It’s a little bit of a shock to him when he literally meets the perfect woman for him! How is she perfect?
Read on and figure out what is so special about the love affair between Emily and Tony!
Reason for Reading – Blog Tour
Story – 4 out of 5 Stars
Steam – 3.5 out of 5 Stars
Angst – 4 out of 5 Stars
Writing – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow – 4 out of 5 Stars
HEA (Spoiler) - Yes
Would Read More from Author? Yes
Recommend To – anyone who loves a romance with a bit of humor tucked in