Friday, June 19, 2015

Lady Reader Bookstuff Tours Presents Post-Traumatic Brazilian Wax Syndrome (Paperback) by Tamara Lyon

About The Book:

Post-Traumatic Brazilian Wax Syndrome By: Tamara Lyon Pages: 348 Published: May 29, 2015

Bristow Sparks, an interior designer in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, has just landed the contract of a lifetime, working for the Cherry Wyeland, volatile reality star and CEO of Wine-A-Lot. Designing for a crazy person is an around-the-clock commitment. It frays Bristow’s nerves and forces her to compromise in unimaginable ways, but, given that the finished product will be featured on The Decorating Network, she must succeed.

While her professional life is hot, her personal life is barely room temperature. After surviving the relentless media spotlight because of a personal tragedy and a traitorous ex-boyfriend, Bristow flies so far under the radar she can’t even be detected. A homebody to the core, she binges on episodes of the Showtime series, Dexter, lives in sweatpants, and is addicted to exercise and Oreos.

As for relationships? She has fallen hard and fast for witty and adventurous Jack Hoffmann. However, after their disastrous first date where Bristow collides with a park bench among other mortifying mishaps, they are unfortunately just friends. At least there’s one male sharing her bed, even if it’s only Vegas, her theatrical golden retriever.

For her twenty-ninth birthday, Bristow goes out of her comfort zone and gets a makeover at an elite spa. Post-Brazilian wax and in excruciating pain, Bristow realizes that she’s been in a post-traumatic state for years. She vows to start taking risks again. When she finally goes after what and whom she wants, no matter the cost, tragedy strikes again . . .
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Okay as most of you know I love a good book that makes me laugh and gets me frustrated all at the same time and this book did that for me. I loved it from the beginning to the end. I mean I laughed so hard at times I cried and my husband said what the heck is so funny so I asked him did he know what a Brazilian Wax was and he said no does it come Brazil? I laughed so hard I fell out of my chair and proceeded to tell him and show him on google what it was and his answer was holy hell I would never do that! Are these women crazy or what? Laughing I said women will do what they have to do to be beautiful.

This story is so much more than the was though and I loved all the characters because they fit in place and they all had their say and I loved that. You know sometimes some characters like the main ones get most of the book but this was equal and fun and I need to read another book by Tamara soon because lord she had me hooked and laughing and wanting to try a Brazilian Wax for myself but I decided HELL NO bush here we go!


For those of you who are blissfully ignorant as to what a Brazilian wax is, allow me to enlighten you. All of the pubic hair is removed, or, in more accurate terms, wrenched out by the roots through a barbaric, insidious waxing process. 

Sounds like fun, right? Currently post-Brazilian, I’m trembling, disgustingly sweaty, and on the verge of fainting. My crotch is a raging inferno. 

Yes—I’m exaggerating a bit. Flames aren’t shooting out of there. No fire extinguisher needed. No stop, drop, and roll required. Although how that technique would work in this instance, I’m not sure. Clench, drop, and roll?

Since I’m a worst-case scenario gal, I have serious concerns. What if I end up with an infection or weird skin disease? What if it hurts like this for months? Will I have to waddle like a duck so it doesn’t chafe? What if the hair never grows back? Or, what if it grows back in strange patches and I’m forced to do this again so that I won’t look like a mutant? What if my nerves have been permanently damaged down there? What if—and this would be devastating—I’ve ruined my chances of enjoying sex?

To ease my fears, I should take a look at the poor thing to make sure that I’m not horribly disfigured or in need of emergency medical care. I hike up my skirt and bravely yank my underwear down to my knees. With one eye squeezed shut, I tentatively peek and discover sparse drops of dried blood on my swollen and bright pink mound. 

That can’t be right! I must be seeing things! I’m going to need twenty-twenty vision for this inspection. I force my closed eye open. With my skirt bunched and awkwardly tucked under my drenched armpit, I widen my stance and curl my upper body downward for an up close and personal view.

Yep, blood. Granted, a few droplets don’t qualify as a catastrophe. It’s nothing to indicate how much pain I’m in or the torture I endured for twenty-three minutes fifteen and a half seconds according to the bronze wall clock in the torture chamber, otherwise known as the waxing room.  
The worst part is that I willingly subjected myself to this heinously trendy atrocity. And for what? To turn myself into a modern and sophisticated woman in hopes that a man might find my disturbingly pre-pubescent vulva beautiful? Not that I would let any man near my crotch. Well, except for one . . . only he doesn’t want anything to do with that part of my anatomy because we’re just friends.
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About The Author:

Post-Traumatic Brazilian Wax Syndrome is loosely inspired by an unfortunate, painful event that occurred three years ago and is critically acclaimed author Tamara Lyon’s sixth novel. Her previous works include The Ugly Tree series, a Flamingnet Top Choice Award winner, 2011 Next Generation Indie Finalist, Eric Hoffer Finalist, and Midwest Book Award Finalist.

In 2010 her novel, Fixing Forever Broken, earned an IPPY Award for romance. Lyon has taken her recent books in a decidedly chick-lit direction and creates characters and stories that are refreshingly and humorously real. She makes her home in Wisconsin with her talented husband, cycling-superstar son, and counter-surfing golden retriever, Macy.
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  1. This is excellent. Thank you so much for participating. x

  2. No I have never shaved myself at any given time just snipped.

    1. Felicia OMG I would never do that! I am all set with being natural :)