Monday, October 11, 2010

Book #22: A Hopeless Romantic

A Hopeless Romantic by Harriet Evans

I think it's safe to say I'm a total Harriet Evans convert. I've been devouring all her books (all except The Love of Her Life, which I found a bit treacly), and I think she's a fabulous writer. She has a great knack for writing characters that behave and speak like actual people - complete with stutters and random trains of thought.

This story centers on a girl who has a habit of falling in love way too fast and always with the wrong guy. After a disastrous end to a relationship, she decides to swear men off completely and, in her words, become Mrs. Danvers from her favorite book, Rebecca - solid, dependable, and...boring. When she actually meets Mr. Right, she's too scared that he'll end up being just like all of her former boyfriends, that she risks losing him altogether.

This is a perfect vacation read (or doctor's waiting room, cafe, etc.).


Jane said...

Ooooo, another one for my list, then. Look out, Christmas vacation! I have plans!

Have you ever read "Love Walked In" or "Belong to Me" by Marisa De los Santos? If not, I think you would REALLY like her characters and her writing style. I am really wishing she would write another book!

Amanda said...

I just bought one of her books - "Love Walked In" - at the used bookstore. Now I can't wait to read it!

Jane said...

Ooooh you will have to let me know what you THINK! I LOVED it!