Low brow meets high brow in a literary love story.
Can an emotionally-stunted literary novelist and a vivacious romance writer find their happily-ever after? Even when she becomes more successful than he? Love Literary Style spoofs romantic comedy tropes, winks at literary pretensions and pokes fun at book publishing.
Like Legally Blonde only in the literary world.
Inspired by the author’s New York Times article “Masters in Chick Lit.” A sparkling romantic comedy for fans of the Rosie Project.
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Karin Gillespie is the author of the national bestselling Bottom Dollar Girls series, 2016 Georgia Author of the Year, Co-author for Jill Connor Browne’s novel Sweet Potato Queen’s First Big Ass Novel. Her latest novel Love Literary Style was inspired by a New York Times article called “Masters in Chick Lit” that went viral and was shared by literary luminaries like Elizabeth Gilbert and Anne Rice. She’s written for the Washington Post and Writer Magazine and is book columnist and humor columnist for the Augusta Chronicle and Augusta Magazine respectively. She received a Georgia Author of the Year Award in 2016
If the entire blurb alone wasn’t cute and fun enough, the part that compared it to Legally Blonde totally sucked me in. That’s such a fun movie and I was definitely intrigued by the idea of a book in the same style. I’m so pleased to say that the comparison is absolutely accurate!
Laurie and Aaron meet at a writers colony and due to a case of mistaken identity, he believes he has finally found his literary match. Unbeknownst to him, Laurie is really an aspiring romance novelist. Aaron is a highbrow snob and believes that any genre fiction is totally unworthy. By the time the two realize the mistake, things have gone too far and they both have feelings for one another. Can two opposites attract and manage to maintain a relationship regardless of their many differences? What will happen when Laurie snags a huge contract while Aaron’s literary career falls apart? You’ll have to read it yourself to see…
I loved this book! The whole thing was very tongue in cheek and poked fun at anything and everything relating to writing as well as romance. It was a very funny and playful approach and I laughed out loud several times. One of my favorite moments was when Aaron is urged by his publisher to try and cultivate a presence on social media. His attempt was so pathetic it was laughable. Both Aaron and Laurie are over the top in their personas which made them so much fun. Gillespie is quick witted in her writing style and as I read this, I almost felt like I was watching a romantic comedy movie, but even better. Better because it’s a book and clearly I enjoy those more than movies, I’m not MovieGossip after all, I’m Novel Gossip. 😜 This was a really entertaining and delightfully fun read that I throughly enjoyed.
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to Hello Chick Lit for my review copy.
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