For author Daryl Wood Gerber from nationally bestselling
The Cookbook Nook series
Romance. Pooh. Who needs it? I mean, really? I never seem to pick the right guy. Jenna—my best friend, who is now my boss...actually she was often my boss at Taylor and Squibb, an advertising agency in San Francisco...but I just moved to Crystal Cove, sort of on Jenna's heels, and now I'm her numero uno at The Cookbook Nook and...
Jenna found the love of her life a few years back. David. And then he ups and dies. In a boating accident. Where's the sense in that? I mean, why should I waste my heart on someone who is going to die sometime in the future?
Oh, sure, I date. A lot. Different guys. I don't...you know...
Actually I don't do that at all any more. I'm pretty picky. Someone's going to have to knock my socks off. Literally.
Which brings me to the subject of romance.
I used to read romance novels, but what's with all the heaving chests? Honestly! Just imagine...two people racing across lush green fields, arms outstretched, hearts thumping with crazy passion. Is that real?
Not to me. So, I've returned to mysteries. That's what I used to read as a girl. At least they have happy endings that make sense. I mean, really make sense.
You're probably wondering whether I've had my heart broken. Yes, a dozen times. Maybe twenty, but who's counting?
Now, after just one date, if it's over, it's over. I seem to know everything there is to know about the guy. When did guys become talkers? Just so you know, I'm no longer a talker. My date doesn't learn anything about me because I don't spill my guts on the first date. I've learned.
Do I sound a little jaded? Living in a big city will do that to a person. Are you jaded or do you still believe in love at first sight? Do you read romances or mysteries?
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Daryl Wood Gerber and Avery Aames (author of A Cheese Shop Mystery series) are the same author.
You can order the book HERE.
And the next installment, DAYS OF WINE AND ROQUEFORT, comes out February 2013. Just a few months away. :) You can pre-order that HERE, until Avery gets it up on her website.