The word HUMPING was actually used!
When I was in elementary school, the Van Halen song Jump was popular. One day in the lunch room, someone had the song playing on their boom box (yes I’m older than you) and this boy would yell, “HUMP!” every time the song said ‘Jump’. We all exploded into giggles at his comic genius. That’s what the word brings to mind. Certain words, like ‘hump’ or ‘wiener’ are just funny – and don’t belong in romance novels.
I think this ends my Beauty & the Beast jag. 2.5 stars rounded up. The characters & plot were well done, I just don’t like explicit stuff. I think the author’s style is too adult for me, and I’m not talking about the silly humping (!) thing.