Sarah Wendell wrote an article on summer reading for Salon.com in which she says, “Allow me to help take some of the risk out of summer book shopping, courtesy of some of the best writers in the romance genre.”
There are some fabulous books on her list (oh, my aching “To Be Bought” list!), including a few I’m dying to get my hands on, so I was pretty blown away to read:
“Exclusively Yours” by Shannon Stacey (June 2010)
This book will be available digitally from Carina Press, Harlequin’s new digital-only line, so those of you who tote your Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony or smart phone to the pool, make sure this book is loaded up and ready to read. A reclusive author named Joe finds himself in a battle of wits with his high school flame Keri, who has been told to get an interview with him, or get a new job. Joe tricks Keri into spending two weeks in the woods with his family in exchange for the interview, and while there are some topics that are off-limits, their past won’t let them avoid each other, particularly with the chemistry that remains between them. Stacey’s writing is sharp and sexy and this second-chance story is perfectly hilarious — and there’s ATVs, mud, bug-spray and s’mores. Really. There’s nothing more romantic than s’mores. I enjoyed this book so much if it were printed on paper I’d hit people with it until they read it.
The emphasis on that last sentence is totally mine. Really, how could I not? It was a pretty awesome thing to read after being away for the long weekend.
Thank you, Sarah!
And only six more days until Exclusively Yours is released into the wild!