Synopsis: They say opposites attract, and what could be more opposite than a stuffy literary writer falling in love with a self-published romance writer.
Meet novelist Aaron Mite. He lives in a flea-infested rented alcove, and his girlfriend Emma, a combative bookstore owner, has just dumped him. He meets Laurie Lee at a writers’ colony and mistakenly believes her to be a renowned writer of important fiction. When he discovers she’s a self-published romance author, he’s already fallen in love with her.
Aaron thinks genre fiction is an affront to the fiction-writing craft. He likes to quotes the essayist, Arthur Krystal who claims literary fiction “melts the frozen sea inside of us.” Ironically Aaron doesn’t seem to realize that, despite his lofty literary aspirations, he’s emotionally frozen, due, in part, to a childhood tragedy. The vivacious Laurie, lover of flamingo-patterned attire and all things hot pink, is the one person who might be capable of melting him. In the tradition of the Rosie Project, Love Literary Style is a sparkling romantic comedy which pokes fun at the divide between so-called low and high brow fiction.
Review: One of the best romantic comedies I've read recently! The fact that it deals with writers made it a story that was of great interest to me. The mistaken identity makes for fun reading as the main characters develop their relationship. As the relationship continues, and the two main characters see their writing careers taking very different paths, it makes for some rocky times between them. The entire story gives you a humorous yet realistic look at the inside of the publishing world, and the class-conscious world that it is. Will Aaron and Laurie find their own personal HEA (happily ever after)? Read the book to find out! **I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book for Great Escapes Book Tours. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**
Rating: Four stars
About the author
Karin Gillespie is the national bestselling novelist and has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post and WriterMagazine. She has an MFA from Converse College and lives in Augusta, Georgia and was recently awarded a Georgia Author of the Year award. Visit her on her web site, her FB page or on Twitter. She is also on Good Reads. A book excerpt can be found here.