Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sweet Evil Read-Along Week 2: Pear or Citrus Recipes



Week 2 of the Sweet Evil Read-Along and yes, I am still keeping up. This week we read chapter 10 through 16. I still don't really like Kaidan all that much even though most people totally love him. He is definitely growing on me a bit more, but he still has a lot to prove before I get all swoony over him. He's a total man whore. And arrogant. Anyways... this week the theme is a pear or citrus recipe which, if you have read the book or seen the quotes on some of the week 2 posts, you will understand.

Pear and Citrus Inspired Meal

Lets start with drinks. I have both alcohol and non-alcohol drinks to please everyone.
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Asian Pear Sparkler
Tuscan Pear Cocktail
Prickly Pear Margarita
Moving onto a salad to start the meal

Coconut Lime Chicken Salad with Snow Peas
Main course time!!

North African Spiced Turkey with Avocado-Grapefruit Relish
And finally, desert!! Yum!

Poached Pears
Key Lime Pie













And yes, I totally did separate lime and pear deserts as a nod to both Kaidan and Anna. 

Now onto my thoughts of chapters 10-16

My Thoughts

Okay so I am still not a big Kaidan fan, as you are aware if you read the first paragraph of this post. I just think he is a total tool. Manipulative, arrogant, man whore. Yup, that's right!! He tells Anna he will respect her, but he keeps doing little things that get her all flustered. He does start to chill a bit and open up a little, he even helps Anna learn to control her emotions a little, but I still am not totally warmed up to him. The breakfast scene that happens after the lime and pear situation is quite entertaining. I also enjoyed how they were able to relax a little with each other and have some laughs on the last leg of their road trip to L.A. 

I am hoping that I will start to like Kaidan a little more since I feel like I am one of the only ones who doesn't. It seems like everyone is already totally swooning over him by this point in the book and I just don't get it. Yes, he can be tempting and sexy, but he has major personality flaws. I don't really care how he was raised and whatever. Do I feel bad for him? Absolutely. Do I think he should be a love interest. Not in the least. Just because I think his situation is pretty sucky doesn't mean I think he is worthy of Anna. Maybe I should stop over thinking things so much and just go with it. I bet I would like him more if I ignored that nagging in the back of my head. 

I am really loving the story so far though. I think the road trip was fantastic and I can't wait to see what things they discover in L.A., or what types of trouble they are probably bound to get into. Don't forget to check out the tour hosts week 2 posts and the other people doing the read-along. Stop by next week for week 3: Truth or Dare!!

19 comments:

  1. Aww sorry you're not liking Kaidan right now! I totally agree about what you said though :P But I want to have that meal just for that key lime pie! I loveeee key lime pie it's my life whenever I get it into my house ;) Forget the salad and the meat just bring me to the pie! :D

    Great post Amy!

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    1. Haha!! I'm all good with the drinks and pie!! That prikly pear margarita sounds awesome!! (for us people of age lol)

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  2. OH MY GOD AMY!! I am starving and I had to come here and see this!! AAAH

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    1. Hahaha!! Sorry about that chick!! If I could mentally send all of these yummy things your way I would.

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  3. Those photos! I just ate breakfast and I'm ready to dig in.
    Hmmm. Well, maybe Kaidan will grow on you. Yes, he's arrogant, but so is Daemon.
    I think what I enjoyed about this book was its fearlessness -- it was just so out-there at times and never took itself too seriously.
    Happy reading and when I get rid of this cold I'd kill for a Prickly Pear Margarita!

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    1. Yeah, I am warming up to Kaidan slowly. I do really like the book.

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  4. I think Kai's biggest problem is that he is so terrified of his daddy. I thought momma's boys were bad but at least they are sweet. I think Kai is a tool mainly because he is paralyzed by fear to get his crap together! There are still enough pages that he could change. I'm going to keep hoping.

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    1. Haha!! Yes, totally scared of daddy!! I really hope that he mans up a bit.

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  5. Now dying for a margarita and pie!! Thanks for sharing!

    I'm glad you're liking the story. I wasn't sold on Kai at first, either.

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    1. I know, I am craving key lime pie and a margarita now!! I'm glad to know that you didn't like Kaidan at first either, that gives me hope!

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  6. Oh I love the pear reference in this book AND Kaidan shall have you swooning yet.

    Valerie

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    1. I'm counting on you being right. You know how I am with the male characters. I can only take so much douchiness and still want to like them. ;)

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  7. That Tuscan pear cocktail looks yummylicious!!! The whole meal looks great! I already finished the book and to be honest I'm still not really in love with him. I read the Halloween scene from his POV and that helped me understand him a little more. I do feel bad for his upbringing up I feel like either make a change and try to change or leave Anna alone! LOL I just don't tolerate douchebags anymore. I'm no longer 19! lol So over them!

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    1. I think that's my problem too. I have been reading a lot of books lately with a guy who loses his temper quick, or is just plain mean, and I just can't fall for a character like that unless I see that they really do change.

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  8. Ok, who can I bribe to make me this entire meal????? YUM

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    1. Right? I was thinking about the same thing when I was putting together the post. I want this meal!! And plenty of those drinks haha!

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  9. I'm sure not everyone would care for Kaidan. I'm really looking forward to seeing if you like him later. :)

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  10. OH! And I love that you have a whole meal of recipes there!!! Wish I was a proper cook, but I think I'm going to try everyone's recipes.

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    1. I definitely want to try out some of the recipes that I have seen for this!!

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