...I'm such a sucker.
I was on Facebook, minding my own business, when I read a post by Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.
They mentioned they saw an ad for a book called Truths and Roses from Inglath Cooper and they loved the book description. (I know. That is some author name.)
Here's the description: Will Kincaid. Hot pro-football player. Hannah Jacobs. Reclusive small-town librarian. Ten years. High school was long ago. Wasn't it?
Not only did the book sound really good but it sounded very familiar.
I clicked on the link for Amazon and the book was only 99 cents. I'm hooked. So, I purchased it. (Sucker!)
Let me say this right up front. The book was ... enjoyable. I didn't love it. I didn't swoon over the romance. In fact, I was disappointed because it was a 'sweet' romance and there was absolutely no sex in the book.
If I had known that there wasn't any sex in the book I wouldn't have bothered to buy it.
I consider that a 'talking/thinking' book not a romance novel. I'm just quirky that way.
Any-hoo. What really hooked me in to the purchase was how close the premise of her book was to my first book.
Replace hot pro-football player and small-town reclusive librarian with rock star and veterinarian and you have my two characters.
Thankfully, the plots differ greatly.
But, I distinctly recall one of my fond rejection letters remarking that they weren't interested in my book because my storyline had already been done.
Of course it had been done. They've all been done. It's all about the characters and what you do with them.
My characters are awesome and they do awesome stuff. But, I may be slightly biased.
Ever buy a book that you couldn't wait to read only to be this disappointed?