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Speed Date: Love in Writing by Elsa Winckler

By Darthclavie @DarthClavie

Speed Date: Love in Writing by Elsa Winckler The Plot (from GoodReads) : Margaret Parker is a hopeless romantic whose fantasies fuel her writing. For Graham Connelly, science fiction is the perfect genre to express his cynical world view. A chance meeting in a lift leaves them both interested and aroused — with no clue as to the other’s identity. 
Margaret has been looking for a face to match her new fictional hero — and Graham’s is it. Graham has been looking for proof that innocence and optimism still exist — and he’s found it in Margaret. But fantasy isn’t reality, and both Margaret and Graham are used to controlling their fictional worlds. Can they step off the pages long enough to find their own happy-ever-after?
First Date: Well, Graham is an ass. No really, it's only page 5 and I kind of dislike him already, he is too full of himself. I like Margaret though, but she seems a little naive... I hope it's not too naive for me. I do love she owns a bookstore called Happily Ever After!
Second Date: All right, I'm really liking the references to South Africa and surfing and even writing - as both Graham and Margaret are writers and the book actually shows them writing sometimes, though these passages tend to go on a bit too long (in a book that's about 135 pages long). But I do like how they keep running into each other and the setting. 
Third Date: Well, that was a little too fast and too neat for me. And I guess Graham never completely won me over from his first encounter with Margaret, I kind of get where he's coming from but still. 
Relationship Status: There won't be a second date.  This doesn't have to do with the writing, for the most part the story is quite enjoyable, but I just didn't click all the way with these characters, so I won't probably visit them again. But, still, if you're looking for a quick, funny romance read and like leading men who can be jerky, then Love in Writing is a good option. 
I just hoped I would love it more. 
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Alex
What's a Book Speed Date, you ask? It's a quickie review--about 150 words or so--of any genre book (variety is the spice of life, after all).
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