27 August 2012

Sellers : Sweet Talk

Author: Julie Garwood
Publisher: Dutton Adult (8/7/12)
368 pages

This is a novel about an FBI agent and an IRS lawyer falling in love while investigating a ponzi scheme.

And that is both set-up and punchline. Thank you, I'll be here all week.

Julie Garwood started out writing historical romance and has moved into modern romantic thrillers. She's had 24 New York Times Bestsellers and has written 30 novels.

This sort of 'ripped from the headlines' tale is the stuff of Law and Order episodes. It feels oddly easy and boring from a writing perspective. Take news story A and join with news story B, lather, repeat.

I'm not even talking about the romance genre. I have no problem with romance, they have their place. I feel like in the new post-50 Shades world we live in there will be many of these sort of suit and tie romance books tossed down the pike.


Sellers is my attempt to examine what books are topping the best-seller list and why. To talk about and understand the trends in popular writing.