It all starts (and ends) with Corrinna Parkinson, the self-appointed
guardian and ‘fairy godmother’ of her friends’ children. Working
for a powerhouse like Nigel Drystan has placed her in the position
of matchmaking now that all her own offspring have grown up and
multiplied. Her latest victims are Dr. Karlo Adams and millionaire
playboy Dario Vittirio. This hardheaded, strong willed, and
rebellious pair don’t stand a chance against the machinations of
First Lady Corrina Parkinson, a woman with more backbone in her baby
toe than Neil Berkett, CEO of Virgin Media, has in his entire body.
Karlo is maneuvered by her boss, Nigel Drystan (a la courtesy of
Corrinna Parkinson), into working for Dario as his marketing
director. Tensions rise and all hell breaks loose routinely. To
quote Dario, “Karlo has perfected the art of the dis,” short for
dismissal. Dario experiences it firsthand time and time again from
this amazing woman who drives him insane until he’s forced to
re-examine his entire existence. When everything culminates to a
standoff, the gloves come off. Dario is forced to make a life
altering choice or lose Karlo. As for Karlo, well there’s no way
she’s going down before the count, because if she must, then she
plans on taking Dario with her, every pleasurable step of the way.
Was I just hit by a sledgehammer or A Little Bit of Dis?
What description would do this story justice? You’ve got to
experience Jeanie Johnson and Jayha Leigh’s unique style of sassy
narrative for yourself. This is an onion with many sexual, social,
and psychological layers. It won’t be a chore to reread this
again. Basically, what you have is a pair of bad asses brought
together by a big hearted, loving lady who demands that everyone
share in a happy ending that eluded her. Huge is the only ego size
for all the characters and the delivery bursts with saucy wit and
humor. Everything is larger than life and so far over the top, I
started to think that this is the way to live and love.
If you’re looking for candlelit dinners, roses, and wine or a
complicated plot with complex lovers, forget it. This isn’t that
kind of story. It’s an edgy tale written with attitude and angst by
fast forwarding over the usual bits. Hallelujah! It doesn’t stint
on the sex! What I liked best is that these insightful ladies work
it. A Little Bit of Dis makes you question the status
quo. When a story can do that, I’d say it’s a win. The only place
for this mother-daughter writing duo to go is up, and I look forward
to watching them climb and grow.