I have a confession to make - I usually do not choose to read Chick Lit or RomCom sequels. In Chick Lit and RomCom, a romance is usually central to the plot. So, when the couple gets together at the end of the book, I tend to lose interest in their story. Discovering each other, understanding each other, and finally getting together with each other is, for me, the culmination of the story, the end of the arc. I am seldom interested enough in the characters themselves to read about the trials and tribulations of their relationship, wedding plans, marriage, and babies. I have nothing against these books, and I know books like these can be very successful and I rejoice in the authors' successes, but these stories tend not to be my cup of tea.
But then I met Anna and Matt.
In Annabelle Costa's Chick Lit novel Crazy in Love, Anna works on her OCD so she can have a relationship with Matt, her kind, gorgeous co-worker who suffers more and more from multiple sclerosis. Their stories are deftly told with humor, compassion, romance, and more humor, building up to the story's wonderful ending.
So usually, I would have no interest in reading more about Anna and Matt. But these characters are so quirky, charming, real, and interesting that I just want to read more more more about them!!!!!
And at midnight tonight, the sequel to Crazy in Love - Baby Crazy - becomes available. Yay!!!!!!!!!! Here is the blurb from Amazon:
Reasons why Anna Harper never wanted to have children:
-- The lifetime cost of raising a child is a quarter of a million dollars.
--The baby might vomit. And then she would have to have the entire house sterilized.
--What if while she was driving in the car, the baby managed to open its car seat, and then she got into an accident while the baby was out of the car seat?
--What if the baby doesn’t like her? After all, she has observed that most people don’t.
Reasons why Anna Harper has started trying for a baby:
--Her husband is baby crazy. And it’s beginning to seem like he can’t be happy without one.This is Book 2 of the Matt & Anna series.
I am so excited about reading this book! I really want to see what Anna and Matt's marriage is like and I am looking forward to reading about all of Anna's unique and interesting and delightfully funny hurdles with Matt.
It is such a wonderful thing when a book is so good it knocks you right out of your comfort zone and into a delightfully new place. This feeling of warm anticipation reminds me of how I felt after I read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and just before I read its sequel, Speaker for the Dead. Even though I do not usually read science fiction, I adored these books! And after reading the first, I could not wait to get to the second!
And now ... Baby Crazy is about to become available. Oh, what reading pleasure awaits us all!
Baby Crazy on Amazon