Today’s Book is:

Megan Hart’s Stranger

I pay strangers to sleep with me. I have my reasons…

But they’re not the ones you expect. For starters, I’m a funeral director taking over my dad’s business. Not exactly the sort of person you’d expect to fork over cash for the lust and urgency only live, skin-to-skin contact can create. Looking at me, you wouldn’t have a clue I carry this little secret so close it creases up like the folds of a fan. Tight. Personal. Ready to unravel in the heat of the moment.

Unsurprisingly, my line of work brings me face to face with loss. So I decided long ago that paying for sex would be one of the best (and arousing) ways to save myself from the one thing that would eventually cut far too deep.

But Sam was a mistake. Literally. I signed on to “pick up” a stranger at a bar, but took Sam home instead. And now that I’ve felt his heat, his sweat and everything else can I really go back to impersonal?

Let’s just hope he never finds out about my other life…

Today’s Question: What was your favorite song during the best summer of your life?

I got asked about my own answer and it would most likely be Inxs’ Need You Tonight. The summer before I got married, a whole group of us went to Mexico and I remember this song was everywhere. We danced to it in every single club. It was a wonderful summer. I was young and head over heels in love.

I’ll be back tomorrow at noon pacific to announce a winner. Winners must claim their prize within seven days or I’ll re-draw. Good luck.



  1. Pamk
    April 17th, 2009 at 7:35 am · Link

    lol I’m so excited by the Pointer sisters is the only song I can remember and it was summer I turned 16

  2. Becky Workman
    April 17th, 2009 at 7:47 am · Link

    That’s easy!! “Summer of 69” by Bryan Adams is still my all time favorite summer song!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Nancy
    April 17th, 2009 at 7:49 am · Link

    Talk Dirty To Me By Poison. That song just reminds me of being over at relatives houses, playing in the driveway with that song blaring from various older cousins’ car as they sat and drank beer on the front lawn and porch.

  4. The Imp
    April 17th, 2009 at 8:23 am · Link

    It’s Raining Men! LOL… it wasn’t a CURRENT song, but we had fun driving with the windows of the Mustang down, singing at the top of our lungs! 🙂

  5. Delia
    April 17th, 2009 at 8:59 am · Link

    The song for the best summer of my life was If Work Permits by The Format. I listened to that driving to antique shops all the time in 2006.

  6. limecello
    April 17th, 2009 at 9:12 am · Link

    Best summer of my life? Haha, well I hope that hasn’t happened yet! As for song during it… oh gosh. My mind is blanking and the first actual summer song I’ve thought of is…. “I Hope You Dance” – Lee Ann Womack.

  7. limecello
    April 17th, 2009 at 9:13 am · Link

    Oh oops – forgot to add; please don’t enter me in this drawing, I’ve already got my own copy, and I love it!

  8. booklover1335
    April 17th, 2009 at 9:38 am · Link

    There are two songs that I can’t coose between. They are Must be doin’ somethin’ right by Billy Currington, and Come a Little Closer by Dierks Bentley. Both are country songs, and normally thats not what I listen to, but I LOVE these songs. They are on my summer play list.

  9. kh
    April 17th, 2009 at 9:53 am · Link

    wake me before u gog o by wham such a gullty pleasure

    what is yours?

  10. Melissa
    April 17th, 2009 at 10:26 am · Link

    I’m Looking for A New Man by Jodi Watley…lol, it was my theme song for a whole summer

  11. ElizabethN
    April 17th, 2009 at 10:49 am · Link

    don’t remember group – summer breeze –

  12. RobynL
    April 17th, 2009 at 10:54 am · Link

    “Josephine”…goes like..”how do you you remember me, baby, like I remember you..””

    Hello Josephine is my favorite; it is a 50’s song that I came to love in the 60’s.

  13. Amy M
    April 17th, 2009 at 11:14 am · Link

    open arms by journey…reminds me of my first love.

  14. Eva S
    April 17th, 2009 at 11:26 am · Link

    Twilight Time by The Platters, it was the summer when I met my husband…

  15. mMm
    April 17th, 2009 at 11:38 am · Link

    Hmm. I can’t think of what the best summer of my life was!


  16. chey
    April 17th, 2009 at 11:44 am · Link

    I’m not very original but it was the Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams the summer I was 17. I guess that was the last summer before real life kicked in.

  17. Jane
    April 17th, 2009 at 11:55 am · Link

    My favorite was “Lady Marmalade” from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack.

  18. Lisa Ferris
    April 17th, 2009 at 12:21 pm · Link

    “What was your favorite song during the best summer of your life”

    It had to be The Power Of Love by Huey Lewis and The News. The Summer I first fell in love it was all over the radio. Plus, I have always found Huey Lewis to be one of the sexiest artists around. 😎

  19. Lisa Ferris
    April 17th, 2009 at 12:22 pm · Link

    “What was your favorite song during the best summer of your life”

    It had to be The Power Of Love by Huey Lewis and The News. The Summer I first fell in love it was all over the radio. Plus, I have always found Huey Lewis to be one of the sexiest artists around. 😎

  20. CrystalGB
    April 17th, 2009 at 12:38 pm · Link

    The summer before our wedding my husband sang Check Yes or No by George Strait to me all the time. Now every time he hums it, I smile.

  21. Susan
    April 17th, 2009 at 1:18 pm · Link

    Let Me Take You Home Tonight by Boston was at the top of my list that summer. 😀

  22. sara hurt
    April 17th, 2009 at 2:08 pm · Link

    Angle Eyes by Jeff Healy Band. My husband sang that do me all the time and he still does.

  23. janet h
    April 17th, 2009 at 4:59 pm · Link

    Wildfire, can’t remember the artist. Also loved the fun little song Ice Cream Man by Van Halen.

  24. Amy S.
    April 17th, 2009 at 5:28 pm · Link

    Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams

  25. Collette
    April 17th, 2009 at 5:55 pm · Link

    I think it was Nick of Time by Bonnie Raitt. Of course, now it’s stuck in my head. 😉

    And I too want to know what your song is.

  26. Cheryl McInnis
    April 17th, 2009 at 6:03 pm · Link

    Mine was GNR’s Sweet Child of Mine, that was the summer I lost my virginity. It might not have been my best summer, but it was the most memorable, LOL!

  27. RachieG
    April 17th, 2009 at 6:12 pm · Link

    Without a doubt, last summer was my favorite!! AND the song of the year was “All Summer Long” by Kid Rock. So many dark nights driving around with friends singing Kid Rock….awww, fond memories!!

  28. Lyoness2009
    April 17th, 2009 at 6:13 pm · Link

    Walk Like An Egyptian by The Bangles 🙂 oldie but a fun one!!

  29. Virginia Hendricks
    April 17th, 2009 at 6:55 pm · Link

    Always. I don’t remember the band, but I remember the song. 🙂

  30. Marie E.
    April 17th, 2009 at 8:13 pm · Link

    Northern Star by Melanie C.

  31. Stephanie J
    April 18th, 2009 at 9:05 am · Link

    Summertime the summer of 1991

  32. Blodeuedd
    April 18th, 2009 at 9:11 am · Link

    Hard one…but will go with Sommartider, this good old Swedish song