My Ridiculous, Romantic Obsessions by Becca Wilhite
Sarah Howard's first year at the university is everything and nothing she expected, especially when a very cute boy named Ben in her Art History class starts to show interest in her.
Sarah feels like she's an average, normal, everyday girl. So, when Ben (to whom she secretly refers as Adonis because she thinks he could be a Greek god) begins to take interest in her, Sarah is in denial. For one thing, last year she was deeply crushed and humiliated by Jesse James, a guy who she thought liked her. She's determined not to get burned again.
But in her heart of hearts, what Sarah really wants is a Jane Austen kind of romance. Ridiculous, right? That kind of romance doesn t exist anymore . . . or does it? Sarah is smart and fun to be around and even pretty, despite her Medusa-like red curls. She even plays the guitar. (So does Ben!) Yes, Sarah is everything Ben has wanted. He's crazy for her, but Sarah is just not getting it. She's playing hard to get, and if she s not careful, she s going to lose a real hot gentleman -- her 21st-century Mr. Darcy. [summary slightly modified from Goodreads]
At less than 200 pages, it's a short book, but DAYUM does that summary contain a lot of potential. It's really hard to get such a well-used and predictable plot to be fresh, but the book has been rated well on Goodreads, so I have good hopes for it. And yeah, if this turns out good, it'll be REAL GOOD. A 21st-century Mr. Darcy? I want one.
My Ridiculous, Romantic Obsessions will be published in paperback by Shadow Mountain on March 3, 2010.
What are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?