I just finished Hubble Bubble by Jane Lovering, published by an interesting English firm called ChocLit. Hubble is an intelligent combination of chicklit, women’s fiction, and romance, and I’m hoping this is a new trend because I love all three, and together, they’re powerful. In this book, the heroine is quite happy with her life for a lovely change. Yeah, there are a few flaws in the picture, but when her friend suggests they answer an ad to learn how to make wishes come true, our heroine doesn’t have anything she wants to wish for. She goes along because she’s a good friend. I have no idea why a strong, stable heroine appeals to me, but it does.
The hero, on the other hand, is a bit of a mess. Of course, he’s beyond sexy and successful, but he’s fully aware he’s a POS. He has demons in his past that eat at him. What we end up with is a heady brew of friendship and family that combust in lovely and powerful ways. I’m eager to try more books by this author and publisher.
Anne here. I've been discovering some of the older style romances I hadn't ever read. I came to romance novels late, and many simply weren't available here— though Mary Stewart certainly was, and I've been re-reading her over the last few months. She died recently, aged 98, and leaves a wonderful legacy. Vale Mary Stewart.