Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ode to Molly

How did I love Can't Buy Me Love? Let me count the ways.

I love your hero. Having had some experience with someone who survived a physically and emotionally abusive father with no one around to protect him, I can tell you that you hit that nail right on the head. That combination of toughness and vulnerability? So real and so complex and absorbing.

I love your heroine. Oh, Tara Jean Sweet with your stash of Mike and Ike's and your hopes and dreams. Who could resist you? I certainly couldn't. I would have loved to be there so I could have been your friend. I know you needed one and, quite honestly, I generally have lemon drops in my purse.

I love your family drama. Oh, the loyalties and the jealousies and the love and the shifting allegiances and all the tangled up strings that bind us together. You write them so damn well.

I love our love. I love the respect you built between Luc and Tara. I love their journey of discovery. I love that they heal each other.

So thanks, Molly, for a great read and your general awesome-ness. Smoochies.

5 comments:

MJFredrick said...

This book is SO GOOD!!!! It's taking me a little longer because I'm reading it in paperback and can't make the font bigger ;) but I've recommended it to everyone I know! And I'm buying the sequel on my Nook :)

Maureen McGowan said...

It really is such a fabulous book. You should have heard her editor GUSHING about her at the Bantam spotlight.

And the sequel is out today!!! I'll post the cover etc tomorrow. :)

Molly O'Keefe said...

Oh Eileen!! Thank you so much - how nice to be admired by you - I really appreciate it!

Sinead M said...

Maureen, I didn't hear... Is Molly still the holy grail of contemporary romance?

Maureen McGowan said...

The holy grail and then some. She said something nice about every book she talked about, but with Molly's three, she went on and on and on. :) Molly was turning pink beside me. We were hidden near the back and I'm 99.9% sure that Shauna didn't know she was in the room. I bought the conference CDs. I'll have to find the clip once I get them. :)

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