#TinaOnTuesday – Free Snippets, meet the J Men from Wild Hearts – elite heroes
Thanks for stopping by! Every Tuesday we’ll have weekly snippets introducing you to the Justiss Alliance, the J-Men – hot, hunky heroes – an elite team of men out to do right.
Last week we introduced you to the guys – this week, we want you to learn more about their clusterfuck and what brought them together – I hope you love these guys as much as I do – enjoy!
The Justiss Alliance is an elite team of heroes out to do right. In Wild on You, one untamable SEAL meets a woman who handles the wildest sort of animals—until she herself becomes the hunted. Read more here
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WInner Announced! #ReleaseDay for Accidental Cowgirl + $15 EGC giveaway!
So Accidental Cowgirl comes out today, and this is all kinds of awesome. It’s awesome for me because maybe now I can stop chomping my fingernails in anticipation. It’s awesome for you because you finally get to meet Decker, and this is a Very Good Thing.
Because Decker is, well, perfect is a strong word, but we’ll go with it because, well, he just is. And I’m not just saying that because I created him from scratch, I swear. He’s oh-so-hot in those jeans and that Stetson. He walks with confidence, rides with just enough swagger, loves with just enough … well … you’ll have to read to find that out. His eyes can turn a city girl into mush, and his hands? Read more
Guest Post: Umm . . . Stop By Anytime to Check Out My Toner by Juliet Rosetti
Behold the hero of the latest Mazie Maguire adventure, revealed here in all his sculpted glory, the gorgeous Canadian ex hockey-player Ben Labeck, who swaggers through Crazy for You, my new Loveswept Romance. Due out in January, it takes up where Ben and Mazie Maguire left off in The Escape Diaries.
Sue Grimshaw, Random’s only-slightly-crazy creative director, foolishly allowed me to offer my two cents worth into the cover’s appearance—thank you, Sue—and it was fascinating getting a glimpse into the world of cover creation. I had a million questions about it—well, not just the design itself but the cover guys. Since I didn’t want to become known as that pain-in-the-butt-prima-donna-writer, I haven’t pestered the art people with all my stupid questions. Read more
Tattoo’s anyone? Have a great TGIF!
Tattoo’s anyone? Definitely a good look on him – enjoy your weekend!
Fabulous #TGIF – A little ‘man-candy’ for the weekend!!
Anyone you know? Have a fabulous weekend!
#Abs_olutely #Friday #FF
Guest Post: HEROES WHO COOK by Loveswept author Lauren Layne
As romance readers and writers, most of us have heard the assessment that the romance genre is “porn for women.” I’m not sure that I agree with this label. There’s a heck of a lot more going on in the romances I read than just sex. There’s emotional gratification, laughter, friendship…
But let’s just go with it for a second. Let’s pretend that romance can double as “porn.” Fine. I’d like to get even more specific by mentioning a delicious trend I’ve been noticing…
Heroes who feed their heroines. Read more
Friday is abs . . . olutely here! #TGIF
Author Toni Aleo keeps me apprised of all of the hotties — here’s a hunk for you! Happy Friday – enjoy!!
Ab Appreciation Day for the Holidays
(just seemed so apropos!)
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Ab Appreciation Day!
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AB APPRECIATION Day on Romance @ Random
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Bond . . James Bond . . . a heroes hero, 007 – who’s your favorite?
He’s got all the cool cars, the newest in tech toys and he is the ultimate warrior at-the-ready — he’s the hero all women long for and the hero all men want to be like . . Bond . . .James Bond.
Skyfall is the next movie in the Bond series; the 23rd Bond movie — coming to your local theater soon (11/9). Skyfall stars the ruggedly handsome Daniel Craig – the most recent Bond hero. Read more
Guest Post – Secrets of A Wedding Night, Gretna Green & all that by Valerie Bowman
Ooh, let’s talk about one of my very favorite subjects. Hot historical romance heroes! If I’m reading romance, it’s almost sure to be a historical so I have quite a long list of these fine fellows in my head.
You know how some couples have a list of famous people they’re allowed to sleep with if the opportunity every presents itself? Yes, well, for me, they’re all fictional. Sigh. Greatly reducing my already miniscule chances of having an illicit affair with one of them.
Here are my top five. Read more
Guest Post – Wendy Vella talks about Heroes (my favorite topic!)
We’ve read about them, fantasized about them and maybe even married one – we all have images of what our perfect hero would be. What better topic is there ladies than to talk about heroes? Thanks Wendy for this titillating post!
There are many types of heroes in our lives, and I’m not talking about the ones that lean towards tights and capes. Is there a greater moment than reading a book where one evolves through the pages? I defy anyone to not fall in love with Jamie in Outlander, injured and wanting to wrap Claire in his plaid when first they meet or Devil Cynster’s realization that Honoria Wetherby was the woman for him and how he went about convincing her of that fact. What is it that touches us, imperfections and all? Some are arrogant with insecurities they struggle to keep hidden, others aloof, yet when they show us softness in a weak moment, we are instantly on their side. Read more
Guest Trailer – Run the Risk by Lori Foster – Amazing! + Giveaway!
Defining Sexy Heroes, oh, this is fun!
What type of hero gets your engine roaring? Is it a vampire with cold hands and a wicked protective streak? Or do you prefer kilt-wearing Highlanders who fiercely wield their swords during the day and their…bigger swords…at night? Fun post by Kristin Miller – enjoy!
Since readers vary so much in taste, is it possible to pin down a definition of “sexy”? And if not, how do you write a hero who appeals to everyone?
I took my questions to the internet. Read more
Romance Guest, Andris, she needs a romance hero + Giveaway!
I need a hero!
By Andris Bear
Now that we all have Bonnie Tyler’s Footloose hit ringing in our heads, let’s talk romance. More specifically, the delicious, sexy cornerstone of every love story–The Hero.
From the playful romantic…
‘Girl, what have you been eating?’
To the picture perfect pretty boy…
Celebrating the real heroes on Memorial Day
Sharing Memorial Day Memories – Kim talks about the real heroes.
Aloha from Hawaii! Memorial Day means Punchbowl Cemetery to my family. Built inside a crater, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific looks like a punchbowl. Although it is a solemn place, it is one that also projects hope. On Sunday, my children joined their Boy Scout Troop in placing flags and leis on each grave (creating a lei shortage for graduation ceremonies!) On Monday, my husband will join his barbershop chorus, Sounds of Aloha, in singing the National Anthem and Hawai’I Pono’I at the Memorial Day Service. Read more
Celebrating Memorial Day weekend with author Sara Humphreys!
Author Sara Humphreys joins us today with her views on Memorial Day & our Military – celebrating our heroes – thanks Sara!
4th Annual U.S. Military Families Contest Happy Memorial Day! For most of us, Memorial Day means BBQ’s and time spent with family or friends but we all know that the reason we celebrate has far more meaning than burgers, dogs or the volleyball on the beach. This is the weekend when we celebrate and remember the men and women who have fought and devoted their lives for our freedom. Read more
Great new title from JK Beck, When Passion Lies . . . Intriguing!
Do you lie? Maybe even little ‘white’ lies? Subconsciously or we call them fibs? Join JK’s discussion today about lying and the trouble it can get you into – remember, every week on R@R 5 random commenters are chosen to win a FREE book, winners announced on Sunday – good luck!
The Lies We Tell – When Passion Lies
What lies have you told lately?
Let’s face it. Everyone lies. Despite the fact that our mothers told us not to, the truth is that Everyone. Lies. And that’s true even when there’s love. Even when there’s mind-numbing, bone-deep, center-of-my-world passion. Somewhere, at the core of it all, there are the little lies. And maybe even the big ones. Read more
Guest Author, Kat Martin & her favorite places in the sun
Romance At Random is thrilled to have NYT Bestselling author, Kat Martin visiting us today. Explore various geographic locations with Kat that will not only offer you high doses of vitamin D but quite possibly a little romantic heat. Kat is giving away one copy of AGAINST THE SUN to a randomly chosen commenter so comment away – winner announced this week in the post – good luck!
Since my latest book, AGAINST THE SUN, big Jake Cantrell and Sage Dumont’s story, deals with a visit to Texas by a Saudi Arabian sheik and his family, I thought it might be fun to talk about favorite places in the sun. Read more
Romance stories and their location, location, location!
When you read a romance story does it matter what town the story takes place in? Comment below, every week 5 commenters are randomly chosen to win a free book – winners announced on Sunday – good luck!
It is always fun to read a contemporary romance book where the setting is a place that you are familiar with. Cait London has written a series of romance stories that are set in the vineyards of Michigan . . . yes, they make wine in Michigan
The city of Chicago was a popular back drop for romance author Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
One of Lori Handeland‘s first paranormal romance books took place in Wisconsin!
Of course, New York is a popular location for books; Jodi Thomas did well with her Texas series; Nora Roberts goes for variety writing about various cities and towns across the county . . .
The setting and the location of the story is very important to the story but is it as important to the reader too?
Are there some areas, cities or settings that are not favorite locales for romance stories? Do readers always want to read about New York or California?
Curious as to your thoughts – does location of the story matter to you? Thanks for your comments & for joining us on Romance At Random today!
Romance with Carly Phillips and her next release – Karma + Giveaway
Book Title: Karma
Setting: Serendipity, NY – a fictional upstate New York town
Subgenre: contemporary romance
Hero: Dare Barron
Heroine: Liza McKnight
One sentence summary: A good man trying to atone for his past falls in love with the one woman guaranteed to remind him of it every day.
Scene you like most and would never cut: The scene at the fair where Liza tries to stop her drunk brother from making a scene and ends up getting hit in the head by him instead – making Dare’s protective instincts come out and the dynamic of their relationship changes for good. Read more
Closed – ‘Live Chat’ with Stefanie Sloane historical romance author – what makes a good hero?
Romance chat, about ‘coming home’ + Giveaway!
Let me first say, I had the most wonderful time at the Romantic Times conference this past week – whether you’re bloggers and/or readers this is a convention that you’ll want to put on your calendar for next year — the RT team orchestrates one of the most fun, professional, eventful conventions around.
Kudos to RT, the conference was great fun and much appreciated.
Today’s chat is based on what was a big topic of discussion at the convention regarding romance trends – basically, what readers want to read. No surprise that paranormal is still strong, and BTW, we all still love our vampires
Interestingly enough, men coming home from war was on the authors and readers minds too — readers wanted to see more of these military type of stories. I was especially thrilled to hear this because of our recent release of Jessica Scott’s book, BECAUSE OF YOU,
And with her next book on sale October 8, 2012, UNTIL THERE WAS YOU — it was exciting to hear there is a growing audience for this type of story line.
So that is the topic for today’s discussion, are you interested in Coming Home stories about soldiers returning from war?
Love to hear your comments – remember, every week 5 winners are randomly chosen to win a FREE book – winners announce on Sunday – Good luck!!
Romance Author – Louisa Edwards – What is it about reunited lovers? + Giveaway!
I’m a sucker for romances featuring two people who loved and lost each other long ago, who now have to confront the past and find their way back together. I adore them as a reader, and I found out while writing my most recent release, Hot Under Pressure, that I adore writing reunited lovers even more!
But I don’t get it. In real life, when a friend tells me she wants to go back to her ex, I always think (and sometimes say) “Wasn’t there a reason you broke up in the first place? What’s changed?” It often seems doomed, even to a hardline romantic like me. I want to tell my friend, “Never go backward. Always go forward.”
And maybe that’s my answer, right there.
Because in a reunited lovers romance, we get the full experience—the angst and emotion of whatever it was that tore the couple apart years ago…and we get to see how they’ve grown and changed, how the time apart enabled them to face their problems and overcome them. In the best reunited lovers romances, the couples aren’t going back and rehashing their original issues—they’re facing the future and making the decision to jump into it together, trusting that they’re stronger together than apart. And they should know, because they’ve tried it both ways!
My reunited lovers, Henry Beck and Skye Gladwell, have been estranged for years, but they’re still married. As they go head to head in the finals of the Rising Star Chef competition, Beck proposes a bet. The stakes? A divorce, if Skye wins. And if Beck is victorious, he wants one more night with her before they both move on. But the truth is, neither of them can move on until they come to terms with the tragic loss that broke them apart, and begin to understand the changes life and the intervening years have wrought in each other.
None of that is easy, but it’s a journey worth making. Second chances are rare, in life and in fiction—maybe that’s why we’re drawn to those stories as readers and writers. They give us hope that if and when we’re presented with a second chance at happiness, we’ll be smart enough and brave enough to grab it with both hands!
If you like reading about delicious food, sexy chefs, and second chances at love, answer this question in the comments below for a chance to win a signed copy of Hot Under Pressure: What do you think makes stories about reunited lovers so special? Louisa will announce her winner within the post – good luck!
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WINNER – Tina Rucci is our winner – thanks ladies for blogging with Louisa!
JR WARD hosts Suz & her new series! Chat Scheduled 3/2 – tomorrow!!
Stop on by JR Ward’s Facebook 3/2, Friday, to chat with both fab authors about their series!!
Suz Brockmann in the house on this Friday, March 2nd! She’s coming to talk about her upcoming release Born to Darkness on the BDB message board (http://jrwardbdb.com/forum/index.php)
- just to give you a little taste, here’s an excerpt from BtD: http://www.suzannebrockmann.com/FD1BorntoDarknessExcerpt.html
Suz has a new series out, FIGHTING DESTINY, starting with the e-short, SHANE’S LAST STAND.
Meet Shane Laughlin, the hero of Born to Darkness (3/20/12), in a special e-short that tells the story of his final mission as an officer with SEAL Team Thirteen. Read more here:
Meet Shane Laughlin, the hero of Born to Darkness, in a special e-short that tells the story of his final mission as an officer with SEAL Team Thirteen — the mission that strips him of his command, earns him a dishonorable discharge, and leaves him blacklisted and unlikely to find work in the darkly futuristic world of the mid-twenty-first century.
The assignment seems simple enough: insert into a dangerous, war-torn country and take out a deadly terrorist. But from the moment that Shane injures his ankle in what should have been a routine parachute landing, it’s clear Murphy’s Law — whatever can go wrong, will go wrong — is in effect. And sure enough, the situation goes from bad to worse, until Shane faces what seems like the ultimate no-win scenario. In his quest to save both an innocent woman and the SEALs under his command, he’s willing to put himself into danger, risking everything he’s worked for-his career, and even his life . . .Here’s a sneak peek at BORN TO DARKNESS — As the New York Times bestselling author of the Troubleshooters series and a “superstar of romantic suspense” (USA Today), Suzanne Brockmann has an acclaimed history of taking readers’ breath away with her novels of hot passion and high adventure. Now, she takes her talent for sexy, action-packed storytelling in a thrilling new direction: forward–into a future both fantastic and frightening, that only the brilliant Brockmann imagination could envision.
Dishonorably discharged, former Navy SEAL Shane Laughlin is down to his last ten bucks when he finally finds work as a test subject at the Obermeyer Institute, a little-known and believed-to-be-fringe scientific research facility. When he enters the OI compound, he is plunged into a strange world where seemingly mild-mannered scientists–including women half his size–can kick his highly skilled ass.
Shane soon discovers that there are certain individuals who possess the unique ability to access untapped regions of the brain with extraordinary results-including telekinesis, super strength, and reversal of the aging process. Known as “Greater-Thans,” this rare breed is recruited by OI, where they are rigorously trained using ancient techniques to cultivatetheir powers and wield them responsibly.
But in the depths of America’s second Great Depression, where the divide between the haves and the have-nots has grown even wider, those who are rich–and reckless–enough have a quick, seductive alternative: Destiny, a highly addictive designer drug that that can make anyone a Greater-Than, with the power of eternal youth. The sinister cartel known as The Organization has begun mass-producing Destiny, and the demand is growing. But few realize the drug’s true danger, and fewer still know the dirty secret of Destiny’s crucial ingredient.
Michelle “Mac” Mackenzie knows the ugly truth. And as one of the Obermeyer Institute’s crack team of operatives, she’s determined to end the scourge of Destiny. But her kick-ass attitude gets knocked for a loop when she discovers one of the new test subjects is the same smoldering stranger who just rocked her world in a one-night stand. And although Shane quickly discovers he isn’t a Greater-Than like Mac, as an ex-SEAL, he’s got talents of his own. But Mac’s got powerful reasons to keep her distance from Shane-and reasons to want him close. She’s used to risking her life, but now she faces sacrificing her heart in the ultimate war on drugs.
Guest post – Wonky Heroes We Have Loved + Giveaway!
Wonky Heroes We Have Lovedby Ruthie Knox, author of RIDE WITH ME
In the the men are all tall and tanned, the women are thin and plucky, and the sex is always mind-boggling. It’s a fine land, indeed. But we prefer the Land of Wonkomance.
“Wonkomance” is a term we made up (yes, we can do that) to describe romance novels that are a little . . . strange. We’re thinking particularly of novels whose heroes or heroines (or both!) are unusual enough to stand out from the pack. If garden-variety romance can be said to feature perfect people with perfect problems, then wonkomance is all about imperfect people with imperfect problems. Because weird, wonky, screwed-up people deserve happy endings, too!
In honor of the launch of Wonkomance.com — where we write about all things weird and wonderful in romance and celebrate “certified wonktastical” books — we bring you Seven Wonky Heroes We Have Loved. And we’re doing a giveaway! Read on for details.
Ruthie Knox says…
My favorite wonky hero is Aaron Barksdale, the hero of Kathleen O’Reilly’s Long Summer Nights. Aaron is a very crabby, snobby, not at all romantic novelist who lives in a cabin in the north woods and hates people. After he meets the heroine, the only sign that she’s getting to him is that he keeps killing the female character in his novel, over and over again. And then the heroine goes home to NYC, and the hero follows her and moves into the apartment above hers but doesn’t tell her, though of course she immediately figures it out. I know, it sounds like he’s horrible, but I promise, he’s great! This one is really wonky and really fun.
Edie Harris says…
“Any sober person would have understood that Rupert Carsington was exactly the wrong man for any assignment requiring discretion, tact, and delicacy.” In a genre riddled with coolly brilliant men known for their icy control and general angsty-ness, the hero of Loretta Chase’s historical Mr. Impossible flaunts Alpha convention. With an easy grin, he admits to being brawny, not brainy, and from the very first moment he meets Daphne Pembroke, he delights in subverting what intelligence he does possess in order to watch her swish about irritatedly in her widow’s weeds. I loved the idea of a hero who didn’t have to solve every problem or speak every language, one who recognized his female lover as a genius and happily submitted, more often than not, to her superior intellect. And yet he is one of the most capable historical heroes every written: strong of body and character, quick to laugh, and absolutely adoring of his lover.
Serena Bell says…
When I read Laura Kinsale’s Flowers from the Storm, I expected just another injured-hero-and-innocent-nurse tale. But Christian Langland, Duke of Jerveaux, is not just another anything. He’s a rake and a math nerd (I’m swooning) until a stroke leaves him without the power of speech. His garbled, barely-there communications convince his family that his dissolute life has caused him to go mad, and they consign him to an institution. Intensely frustrated by his inability to reach out, Jerveaux is more storm of temper than man, an enraged gorilla who terrifies his caretakers. Only Maddie, an innocent (and Quaker) do-gooder, recognizes that there is a sane man trapped inside. Seriously wonky, and mysteriously, unimaginably HOT.
Cara McKenna says…
One of the wonked heroes who’s stayed with me for years is Ethan from If You Deceive, the third and final book in Kresley Cole’s McCarrick Brothers Highlander romance series. In his youth, Ethan was an intensely handsome and shameless womanizer (and a noble) until the husband of a woman he nearly has an affair with hires someone to slash Ethan’s face, leaving him hideously disfigured. He becomes a bitter, drunken, angry, violent wretch, on a cold-blooded mission to ruin the lives of the couple he got maimed over. Only an author as good as Cole could redeem a hero that damaged and heartless.
Charlotte Stein says…
I took a bit of time thinking of my wonky hero — mainly because I have so many, many weirdos to choose from. But finally I settled on Brandon Long from Taking Care of Business, by Megan Hart. Of all the modern erotic romance writers out there, Hart comes the closest to creating a submissive hero I can get on board with — he’s big, sexy, gorgeous…and he just so happens to like being strapped to things, while the heroine has her wicked way with him. He is, in short, wonky perfection.
Amber Lin says…
How rare is this: a first person, present tense romance novel written only from the hero’s point of view? Wait, it gets wonkier. See, Johnny Smith isn’t your typical romance hero — he’s a typical man. As in, sports loving, poker playing, belching, house painter of a man’s man. The problem is that what he really wants is a nice girl to settle down with. One in particular. He’s willing to do anything to get her, including wearing a tux to a barn opera, adopting a kitten from a militant little girl, and cutting work every day to catch General Hospital. I can’t even do it justice, because this book was hilarious. When I wasn’t laughing out loud (yes, literally), I was sporting a goofy grin the entire time reading this book. The Bro-Magnet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the epitome of a feel-good romance, with an amazing quirky cast and some very tender moments.
Delphine Dryden says…
For me, the wonktastic hero is epitomized by Tarquin, Duke of Sconce, from Eloisa James’s The Duke Is Mine. Quin’s the first to admit that people baffle him. He has no clue how to flirt or even chat. He’d rather work on obscure mathematical theorems than just about anything else. But he genuinely likes and respects the object of his desire, Olivia, and when he uses that very big brain to break down her defenses…the result is devastatingly appealing, for Olivia and for the reader.
Tell us all about your favorite wonky heroes and heroines! And if any of the wonky heroes described above appeals to you, let us know which one you’d like to read. We’ll choose three random commenters to win the wonkomance of their choice. Winners will be announced in this post by 12:00 PM Midnight EST – Good Luck!
HOME: A Downside Ghost Story, Stacia Kane @ H&H
Stacia Kane’s Home: A Downside Ghosts Story
“Love is not the most powerful magic. But it feels like it is.”
—Truth for Teens, a Guidebook for the Young Adult, by Elder Carroll
Most—no, all—of her cases started the same way: A homeowner or building resident called the Church to report a haunting. The Church assigned a Debunker to the case to investigate the haunting and hopefully disprove it, to make sure the person in question wasn’t just faking in order to get a nice fat settlement in exchange for the Church’s failure to protect them from the dead.
After all, just because the population was smaller thanks to Haunted Week twenty-four years before, when the ghosts had risen and killed every living person they could, and just because the Church of Real Truth was in charge now, didn’t mean people didn’t still need money. They did. Just like Chess. She needed money for food, for rent, for the electric bill and the cell phone bill and all of those other things. And of course for drugs: the things that made her life worthwhile. Click here for more!
Love and Sticking Points…or is it Just a Bad Date + Giveaway!
Love and Sticking Points…or is it Just a Bad Date
Bad Dates. We’ve all been on them. We all have horror stores we tell when the subject of whose bad date is the worst comes up. (I usually win most of these disastrous conversations).
Which is why the series of bad blind dates Kristan Higgins wrote Callie through in ‘All I Ever Wanted’(the smelly dairy farmer or the artist who worked with human hair anybody?) made her happily ever after with Ian at the end so amazing. Susan Mallery did the same thing to Dani Buchanan, except Dani had to go through three books of dating disasters to get to her happily ever after in ‘Tempting,’ the final Buchanan book. But lucky for both Dani and Callie, neither of them had to marry their bad dates. They had the freedom, the choice, to walk away and find someone they loved., warts and all.
Yet when nothing else matters but love between two people, it is a beautiful thing to see. I cried happy tears as Lucinda Barrett fell in love with Robert Carraway in Suzanne Enoch’s ‘England’s Perfect Hero.’ I was so thrilled that Anne Jewell couldn’t resist Sydnam Butler in Mary Balogh’s ‘Simply Love.’ I rooted for Collis and Rose in Celeste Bradley’s ‘The Charmer.’ And who can ever forget Christian Jervalux and his Maddie in Laura Kinsale’s ‘Flowers from the Storm’ or the love between Lord Ian Mackenzie and his Beth?
But in Eloisa James’ the ‘Duke is Mine,’ Olivia Lytton is in neither of those situations. Her ‘Bad Date’s is an extremely unwanted arranged-from-birth-betrothal. And like any of us who have gone on bad dates, Olivia voices her displeasure about her betrothal (and her fiancé) to her sister. In public, she gives her fiance’ the respect he is due, standing up for him even when his own father does not. She, in truth, reacts far better to the circumstances she is forced into than most of us would.
This brings us to the most important part of this particular column. One of the things that happens when we read is that we bring our own experiences to bear on the books. We identify with some characters and revile others. We find inconsistencies, and we find truths. We laugh and we cry. And throughout the course of reading ‘The Duke is Mine,’ I found myself identifying with Olivia as others considered her awful(yes, for anybody wondering, there is a bad date story of my own involved). But then again, I cannot bring myself to read Georgette Heyer while others consider her classic.
Thankfully, like a bad date, we have the choice to stop reading a book we don’t like, and find another one that we do.
I wish you all the best luck in finding books you love in 2012! What are the books you’re most excited about this year? Let me know, and see you next month.