Flirtasaurus; The Natural History Series #1
(A standalone within a series)
by: Erin Mallon
Great start for Erin Mallon’s debut novel! Lot’s of LOL moments intermixed with dino learning.
I have always loved going to the museum and the dinosaur exhibits have especially one of my favorite stops when I visit. Growing up near Chicago I had my fair share of museum’s to pick from so I was easily able to imagine the world Calliope was immersed in.
Told completely from her POV, we get to see Calliope stick her foot in her mouth quite a bit, but she doesn’t often see her own transgressions. As a scientist in a male populated field, she often has a lack of filter, which makes for lots of quirky moments, but it also gets her into sticky situations like her meet-cute with Ralph the astronomer.
Calliope is stuck in an elevator when she first meets Ralph and he is on the other side of the doors, so they only hear each other’s voices. She only has his sultry voice to go on to find him later, but lo and behold, he’s the planetarium guide leading the show and talking about how the dinosaurs died. She’s appalled that he killed her dinos. Ralph adores her quirky views and so begins their flirty relationship.
My name is Calliope and “I bone for a living.” Kidding. I am studying to be a paleontologist though. It’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to be, and I have finally landed the perfect museum internship to make all of my dino-loving dreams come true.
Trouble is, everyone wants me to be a gentle, loving sort of creature, but I’m more of the T-Rex type by nature – the kind who is determined to stomp and tear her way through any obstacle in order to get what she wants.
But when a sexy, rumbly-voiced astronomer plummets into my orbit and threatens to break open my hard little heart, my career and my whole way of looking at the world is suddenly on the line.
The dinosaurs didn’t see their asteroid coming.
And I sure as hell wasn’t prepared for mine.