Stars: ***** / 5
I have a confession to make. This is the first Jennifer Crusie book I’ve read.
I know, right? What kind of romance fan am I?
I blame my mother. If you’d heard her talking about ‘Mills and Boon’ (the UK brand for Harlequin) with the kind of disgust usually reserved for serial killers and estate agents, you’d have paused before buying one too. My heart beat reached 178/minute when I researched–in the dark, by torchlight–how to be published with them, and I prayed she’d never find out.
But when my wonderful agent said my writing reminded her of Crusie, one of her favourite authors, I just had to bite the bullet, risk being disowned, and buy one.
Naturally, I bought the one with a cute dog on the cover.