Rita Mae Brown—Rubyfruit Jungle (1988)
---Venus Envy (1994)
Julie Kistler---Just a Little Fling (Harlequin Temptation: The Wrong Bed, 2000)
Jenniser LaBrecque and Sandra Paul---Kids + Cops = Chaos and Moonstruck (Harlequin Duets: 2 Romantic Comedies, 2001)
Debra Webb---A Soldier’s Oath (Harlequin Intrigue, 2007)
Weight: 1 lb 12 oz
Method of Disposal: Donating to AKS
I had Saturday brunch (as usual) with my dear friends, Marisa and Daniel, today. Marisa might be able to make me laugh more than anyone else in the world. She is so quick with her wit and banter. I use to think I was good, but I feel like a beginner next to her. She does these strange and wonderful things that make me so happy. A few years back she would bring me awkward romance novels. I use to get so frustrated to be shelving a book with a fireman holding a baby. There would be a terrible title like Getting Knocked Up. I was like, really? This is what they think women find erotic? Marisa brought to my attention the truly awkward “Wrong Bed” romance genre where a woman is accidentally ravished by the wrong man—often a partner’s family member.
I added the Rita Mae brown books because many years ago, when I was 15, she introduced me to her. She never warned me that she also wrote cat mysteries from the voice of Sneaky Pie Brown and left me open to ridicule for years to come. This is my shout out to the fantastic woman that makes my cheeks hurt from smiling and my tummy hurt from laughing constantly. Love you!