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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

If one is good, more is better

I know technically we are supposed to be recommending a book this week, but I'm going to actually recommend an author: Jennifer Crusie. I admit, like fellow barmaid, Ashley, I am a big fan of trashy romance novels. For the longest time, I loved reading period stories of scantily clad heroines with milky white breasts and heaving, horses, boats, castles, corsets and chambermaids, by authors such as Katherine Woodiwiss, so my recommendations may not jive with everyone. Considering that, Crusie's books are a smart, updated version that I fell into and really enjoyed the modern take. I have read everything I could get my hands on and have enjoyed them all - each one unique and fresh, but with the right mix of ingredients for me: riddled with sexual tension, plot twists and witty banter. They are great summer reads (I read many of them laying out on the boat with a drink in my hand) and maybe some of you will enjoy them as well in the fleeting days of summer that remain.

8 tips left at the bar:

penelope said...

Fun!! I had never heard of this author and will be sure to check her out. Thanks!

Andi said...

I meant to add that Faking It and Welcome to Temptation made the biggest impact (i.e. I can still recall significant parts of the story - I'm bad about forgetting things) if you are looking for somewhere to start. The beginning ones are shorter and kind of more novice in feel, too. I devoured them as well, but I'm not sure that's where I'd want someone else to start on my recommendation, you know?

Smilf said...

I so love that you guys are talking about books now!! I am loving the recs. I need to make a list to take the library with me. :)

niki said...

I totally knew you were going to recommend this author!! I remember back when I first read Bridget and was raving about it you gave me Good In Bed. I read it by my parents' pool one summer and once my mom asked me "what's that about" at like the *precise* instant I was reading a sex scene. I swear she has radar.

Andi said...

Good in Bed is actually Jennifer Weiner, also a good author, but quite frankly, I couldn't tell you what it was about (that whole memory issue again) so don't think I enjoyed it as much as the Crusie books.

niki said...

Well, crap. I'm an ass. I'll have to check this other Jennifer out, too!

Andi said...

Not at all! I love that you have such a great memory of a book. I just didn't want to confuse people when they go to the library and start asking for these great recomendations.

Megan said...

I am so psyched about this recommendation because I can always use a good bodice ripper! Even though summer is coming to a close, these could warm me up on a chilly night, no? :)