Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
At first glance, it’s the typical rom-com type scenario: Girl (in this case, Rachel) loves Boy (Henry), Boy loves Other Girl (in this case, Amy), and then hilarious hijinx ensues. Then, as you read it, you realize that there are many really wonderfully complex layers!
Rachel is dealing with the loss of her brother, which creates an obvious rift between her and almost everyone she knows and interacts with. Meanwhile, Henry has broken up with the girl he thinks is “the one,” and also is faced with the possibility of losing the one thing that his family loves: their bookshop. Throughout the book, we are faced with whether or not the two will end up together, or if Rachel is too broken to even be normal, let alone fall (back) in love, or if Henry will ever realize what a jerk Amy is so he can see Rachel as an option.
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As I told you yesterday, this month we’ll be focusing on books with a romantic theme. As in Romance Novels. If you think about it, it’s not that far a stretch from our normal topics of discussion. I share my dating life, and some have told me that parts of it are like a romance novel. There had been much hope at one time or another that the Boy was going to be my Romance Novel hero.
Glad that didn’t happen.
But, my interest in romance novels is something new. I can’t say that I’m a great romance aficionado, or even that well versed in it, but I have read a fair share of romance novels. When I was younger, I used to sneak my mother’s Harlequin Romance novels to try to figure out what sex was all about. And thinks to a neighbor’s Harper’s Bazaar magazine I learned about erotica and how the best way to gauge erotica is by spankings per chapter. Between that article and my friend Patrick, I learned about Anne Rice’s Beauty Trilogy… which I read in the 8th grade. Continue reading Let the Romance Commence!