Writing/Reading ~ Sweet, Fluffy Reads

How many of you enjoy reading heart-wrenching books? I do. And although I do enjoy them very much, some leave me hung over and depressed for days.

Like the last book in Valentine series: The Supreme Macaroni Company. It was delicious, heartbreaking, and had me waking up in the middle of the night worrying about the MC. Five days later, I was still a mess.

Honestly, all of Adriana Trigiani’s books will leave you with a little bit of heartache, some more than others, but she always deals with real life issues. Her stories are so rich and fulfilling. The Shoemaker’s Wife was the first book I read of hers, and after that one, I couldn’t run fast enough to her others.

What about The Fault in Our Stars? Heartbreaking but inspirational! I sobbed so hard and used way too many tissues.

Very Valentine

Brava, ValentineThe Supreme Macaroni Company

The Shoemaker's Wife

The Fault in Our Stars

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So, what is my cure? A sweet, fluffy romance that is easy on the heart but dangerous for my teeth. Or really even something not so angsty.

Anna and the French Kiss Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)Isla and the Happily Ever After

This companion series is very sweet and adorable. The characters feel real and there is no major heartbreak. We are currently waiting for Isla and the Happily Ever After to release.

So, this brings me to the book I wrote. It is a sweet, fluffy romance, and I had no intention of writing it that way. It’s just the way it came out. It started as a journey of a women who was young and chose the wrong path with the wrong man. It was how everything she did in her life, from a little girl to an adult, affected her future. Do mistakes have to ruin one’s life? No, we can come back from things and remake our lives. We don’t have to wallow in our misfortunes, we can get up and get out of our own way.

But somewhere along the way, this beautiful romance bloomed into her second chance. And some might say that a marriage like that is not realistic, but I must say that it is. I have a wonderful husband, yeah, we argue and stuff, but we are happy and still in love after being together for almost 20 years.  Do I love the bad boys with bad pasts that stand in their own way? Yes! Does every story need to be about that? No! There are people that have been through tough times, been hurt and discarded, but still get up and live. Yes, they feel, they cry, and they may blame themselves, but will it stop them from accepting love from someone else? No, not always. So, my point is, people deal with things differently. My characters weren’t afraid to put themselves out there again. And somehow, this adorable romance blossomed from them, because they were willing to give it a shot.

My Mr. Manny

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I’d love for all of you to tell me what some of your favorite sweet, fluffy romances are? What’s your go-to story when you have a book hangover?