Monday, September 16, 2013

Currently Reading... Christie Ridgway, Beach House No. 9

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I've got my list of favorite authors--who doesn't?--and I'm nothing if not a faithful fan. But, every once in a while, I'll spontaneously deviate from my list and discover a new author that to get all excited about. Usually that new author someone everyone else already knows about, and this time was no exception. The "new" author I stumbled across was Christie Ridgway.

Okay, okay, I know. She's a USA Today Bestselling Author. She's written over 40 books. She's not exactly an undiscovered gem. But I picked up a copy of Beach House No. 9 this weekend, and holy wow.

The characters. So well-drawn and realistic. Flawed and perfect, all at the same time. The love scenes? Man, oh man. The story? Really, really liking it. It's so plausible and hits you right in the emotional solar plexus. I'm not done with it yet, but unless she kills off both main characters or makes them cheat on each other or does something else I hate (which I doubt) then I can pretty much guarantee I'll love the last half of the book as much as the first half.

Apparently I need to pull my nose out of my usual reading list once in a while. Are there any other awesome authors out there that I've been missing out on?