Friday, May 22, 2009

lighter notes

Sea of Love by Jamie Ponti
The formula for a teen romantic comedy book (only slightly more complex than a teen romantic comedy movie, frankly) seems to be -- girl's parent(s) move to a remote and interesting place (or alternately, girl goes for the summer to an interesting place) and meets a guy very different from her norm. She isn't sure about it, then is sure about it, then suddenly a boy from her past reappears to ruin everything with his sudden interest in her again, then everything works out for the best in the end. Sea of Love is set at a small Florida coastal tourist hotel which Darby's parents buy after leaving their Wall Street jobs in New York City. The story takes place in the off season, and everything else follows the formula mentioned above. That said, the writing was witty and made me laugh frequently. A book can have a lot more good lines of dialogue than a movie, and more "good moments" as well.
236 fluffly pages

I also read The Perfect Waltz by Anne Gracie, who is a wonderful and witty Regency Romance author that a library customer recommended to me a few months ago. 341 pages.


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