I am hesitant to call this a return to form for her, since it seems to be a bit less heavy on the awkward sexuality than her stuff usually is. It’s also a little longer than most of her novel excerpts and, I think, there’s a lot more plot-centric content. It’s a completely stupid and ludicrous plot, yes, but there’s just a lot of it. Also, fewer puns! Bottom line: it’s pretty stupid, but that’s how Esme entries go, and it’s the first piece of real supernatural romance we’ve had since November, so we should count ourselves lucky. Five months until the wedding! Color me excited.