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Julia Quinn: Everything and the Moon

Before I get on to the book, you have until the end of the week to say why you should be the one to win a bottle of the mysterious 6T by Mr. Webber.

Ok, it’s been a while since I read something by Mrs. Quinn. And once I started reading this, I remembered why I liked her. She is not my typical romance novelist (I tend to go for romance including steamy sex scenes incorporated in the love story). Well, if you want that, maybe Julia Quinn’s work is not for you. 🙂 But you should still give it a go. Because even though there might not be so many hot scenes in her novels, you will remember what it felt like to be in love. You know, the kind where your heart constricts with pain when you think of losing that person, or fighting with them  or any of the things that will bring pain or joy to your heart in love.
I’m ashamed to say I wouldn’t have started the book if it didn’t happen that I didn’t know what to do with myself at my parents’ home and this was the first thing I came across. Several hours later (at my home), I had to have a serious talk with myself telling me I need to go to bed because I do have to get up for work in the morning (that was around half past one and I get up around 7). Somehow I managed to leave the last 50 pages for yesterday when I finally finished the book.

The reason I couldn’t let it go is that I kept chuckling through it and I enjoyed the story very much. There are no bad guys here trying to hurt any of the characters – this time, they are more of the star-crossed variety. They fell in love when they were young (and both very positive and humorous people) but of course, due to some unexpected problems, they split and thought how the other one was not what he/she seemed when they were in love.
It’s fun to see how they get back together and also painful at times because their inner processes are obviously for me portraied quite well (if I’m feeling my heart constrict on behalf of the characters).

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WoW: Julia Quinn

This week’s author is Julia Quinn, and the book Minx. I do think I’ve already read Julia Quinn before but must say that I usually read covers and if the excerpt doesn’t sound promising, I don’t buy the book (unless it’s one of my established writers). 🙂

So, I wasn’t exactly thrilled by the excerpt but thought it might be ok. Well, her books are not about steamy sex scenes, I can tell you that. You get some kisses and in the end the book progresses accordingly, but almost the whole book is more concerned with emotions. One good thing I can say about that is, it’s been a while since I actually felt my chest constricting with emotions from reading what the characters are feeling (maybe I was just in the mood but I don’t think it was that). I don’t know if you remember the feeling of unrequited love or just feeling completely in love with someone who is not returning that love the same way and that feeling of tightness in your chest that can accompany such anguish. Well, Ms Quinn has managed to evoke it in me. And that makes her good in my book. Now, I’ll just have to check whether she can repeat the experience. 🙂

And I do like the heroine, a cheeky brave girl of 20 (going on 21). Most of the time she is funny. And one of the first things that seduced her future husband was the smell of lemons coming from her (her hair). And that fact that he is fascinated by her smell is repeated several times in the book.
Well, I don’t think anyone is going to remember me by the same fragrance my hair or my skin may be emitting… 🙂
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