A few years ago, I picked up TNWLM at a Winn-Dixie in Jacksonville, FL. It was the first romance I'd read, and I was consumed. It was funny! It was sexy! No one was struggling to overcome abuse or bond with her best girlfriends as a way to get through life because her man left her (after abusing her)!
Don't flay the messenger; I'm a feminist and anti-abuse. My point is, after years of a steady diet of cap L Lit, and too many Oprah books, I was jazzed by this zany book and the raucous, joyous sex the hero and heroine were workin on.
The novel started me on my romance obsession, and my career grew from there.
Vicki Lewis Thompson GuestBlogs with us tomorrow, August 10! She'll tell us why "Nerds Like it Hot," and ask for a little help from her nerdy friends. (That's us. And I mean that in the nicest way possible, bless our hearts).
Remember your first? Tell us about the first romance novel you remember reading. How'd you feel about it then? How do ya feel about it now?
Thank you, thank you, CARLY PHILLIPS, for holding down the fort here yesterday while I was at the water park with my kids! Awesome GuestBlog. You got the Bellas goin. You are welcome back any time!
Encore! Check back for the winner of Carly's "Cross My Heart" gift set, and the copy of CMH.