Sunday, August 28, 2011

I Don't Read Romances!

Here we have a variety of romantic stories. Some are lighthearted while others are much more bittersweet. These are about all relationships, not just the romantic one between the protagonists.

The Opposite of Love by Julie Buxbaum
Ending her happy relationship just as her boyfriend is on the verge of proposing, successful, twenty-nine-year-old Manhattan attorney Emily Pratt struggles to deal with the sense of emptiness she hides behind an independent facade.

Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer
Rescued during a break-in by an unlikely hit man who has been directed by the mob to protect her, food writer Agnes Crandall finds her situation further complicated by a missing cache of money that becomes a key factor in a Southern mafia wedding.

The Boy I Loved Before by Jenny Colgan
While dealing with her friend's wedding and prompted by her boyfriend's proposal, Flora Scurrison makes a wish that she could live her life again and wakes up the next morning to discover that she is once again sixteen years old.

Love and Other Impossible Pursuits by Ayelet Waldman
Harvard Law graduate Emilia Greenleaf's perfect life with her beloved husband Jack is turned upside down by her new preschool-age stepson, William, a situation that is further complicated when she loses her own newborn daughter.

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