Love Literary Style
by Karin Gillespie
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (November 1, 2016)
They say opposites attract, and what could be more opposite than a stuffy literary writer falling in love with a self-published romance writer?
Meet novelist Aaron Mite. He lives in a flea-infested rented alcove, and his girlfriend Emma, a combative bookstore owner, has just dumped him. He meets Laurie Lee at a writers’ colony and mistakenly believes her to be a renowned writer of important fiction. When he discovers she’s a self-published romance author, he’s already fallen in love with her.
Aaron thinks genre fiction is an affront to the fiction-writing craft. He likes to quotes the essayist, Arthur Krystal who claims literary fiction “melts the frozen sea inside of us.” Ironically Aaron doesn’t seem to realize that, despite his lofty literary aspirations, he’s emotionally frozen, due, in part, to a childhood tragedy. The vivacious Laurie, lover of flamingo-patterned attire and all things hot pink, is the one person who might be capable of melting him. In the tradition of the Rosie Project, Love Literary Style is a sparkling romantic comedy which pokes fun at the divide between so-called low and high brow fiction.
What an amazing story! I was so caught up in the story that I had a hard time putting the book down to do other things (like make dinner!).
Laurie and Aaron meet by chance at a writer’s colony, plus he thinks she is a famous author. Laurie writes romance novels and is looking for a fling to enhance her life experiences and expand her writing knowledge. What they don’t expect to find is love.
Aaron’s character is very snobbish. He is a literary fiction writer and thinks that anyone that writes anything else is just mundane. Honestly, his character is very hard to like for at least half of the book. I’ve read literary fiction and most of the time I am not wild about the books and sometimes you just want to enjoy a book without having to think about the story line.
Laurie is very whimsical (she is a romance writer after all), bubbly and beautiful. However, she is not a great writer. Sadly, Aaron decides to tell her this, and I’m sure you can imagine it does not go well and doesn’t bode well for their relationship.
But both Aaron and Laurie learn a lot about themselves and life through various events, and it makes both of them better people for those experiences. I so want to go into more detail, but I do not want to spoil the book. Suffice it to say, there is redemption and forgiveness, along with the growth of both characters. But don’t think this is a serious book, there are many humorous parts throughout and of course a HEA – Happily Ever After.
We give this book 5 paws up.
A book excerpt can be found here.
About the Author
Karin Gillespie is the national-bestselling novelist and has also written for the New York Times,Washington Post and Writer Magazine. She has an MFA from Converse College and lives in Augusta, Georgia and was recently awarded a Georgia Author of the Year award.
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