J. R. Ward: Writing like a motherfucker... again.
Lover Mine, the 8th book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, has the following usages:
Lash “fed like a motherfucker.”
Qhuinn “cursed like a motherfucker.”
Qhuinn, later, is reported to be “shaking like a motherfucker.”
A ‘lesser’ is yanked into an arch that would leave his spine “humming like a motherfucker.” Youch!
And poor Tohr... “hurt like a motherfucker” just to look at a place.
At a mating ceremony, John “was smiling like a motherfucker.” As you do.
Prior to Lover Mine, Ward’s creations typically only ever ‘smiled’ or ‘grinned’ like motherfuckers.
In the just published 9th book of the series, Lover Unleashed, Ward cuts the like-a-mofo tally to just two, including another “shakin’ like a”... but there’s also my favourite to date. The King reports that the Lessening Society is “recruiting like a motherfucker.”
Nice one, J. R.
Reminds me of good old fashioned NSW Labor branch-stacking.
Now I’m gonna listen to ‘Pretty as a Swastika’ by Marilyn Manson.
BTW, JR is pretty good with her sure as shits too.