I apologize if I seem presumptious by referring to you by your first name, but I feel as if we are already the bestest and dearest of friends, who hang out at kitschy coffee shops and discuss So You Think You Can Dance and Nora Robert’s newest release. I blame this fantasy friendship solely on your lovely interaction with your fans via your Facebook page, which is what triggered a near panic attack in me this morning. Let me explain…
I clicked onto bn.com this morning to locate the release date for your upcoming title, All I Ever Wanted. (Side note: It’s being released near my birthday! Happy Birthday to me!!). While perusing, I noticed a book listed under your name titled Fools Rush in, which, GASP– I HAVE NOT READ! How can that be?? As I mentioned here back in March, when I disappear from my blog for periods of time, it’s often because I’ve discovered a new (to me) author, and am drowning myself in the backlist. You were the author I was referring to in that post. For about three weeks, I devoured every book I could find by you, but somehow I missed FRI – thus, the aforementioned panic attack.
Fast forward to this afternoon when I drove past a little, used bookshop. I decided to stop, thinking maybe, just maybe, they would have Fools Rush In. I entered, inhaled the slightly musty smell of books, and walked directly to the romance section – and there, faced directly at me, was Fools Rush In. The only book they had by you in stock (because, really, who parts with their KH books??), just waiting for me.
It was a wonderful book day – when the stars and book spines magically aligned to create a cloud of Jessica Happiness.
I really must go now — Fools Rush In is awaiting, and I can’t possibly wait another single minute. And as soon as I turn the last page, I’ll be eagerly counting the days until All I Ever Wanted hits the shelves.
Your (hopefully not-creepy and un-stalkerish) biggest fan,