This love story with a twist is one of the best books you're likely to read all year. The characters make you laugh, cry and cheer. Davis puts a unique spin on the typical boy-meets-girl story in this expertly written book.
Jared is a small-time talk show host whose broken heart leads him to attack romance writers around the world. Toreas is a hopeless romance writer who must rely on her own imagination, as opposed to actual experiences, to write her first novel. Armed with their own stubbornness, they can't seem to get away from each other, no matter how much it hurts. (Parker, May, 250 pp., $10.95)
B. Nakia Garner