Continuing my spotlight, it should be no surprise that for the letter "B", I went with one of my all-time favorite authors: Suzanne Brockmann. For anyone who visits my blog on any kind of regular basis, you already know I go on and on about Brockmann. No apologies. I love her books and right now she's the only author whose books I will run out on release day to get in hardcover. The only one. That's how much I love her books.
Not that they've all been perfect. Sometimes she's veered away from writing about the characters I want to read about and throws in something to make me more impatient for the next Sam & Alyssa story or the continuation of Jules' and Robin's relationship. But always, always I find myself emotionally engaged in her stories. I might get frustrated and mad and cry like a baby, but I'll take that over a "meh" book anyday.
The book that started it all, "Kiss And Tell"
Original cover here
Definitely one off my keeper shelf. I think there are a few of her books I don't actually have, and I'm actually okay with that. I have all the Troubleshooters and the TD&D books, so I'm not going to make myself crazy over it.
Like Ann Aguirre, I also had the pleasure of meeting Suz. It was several years ago when she came to a library signing in my area. So down to earth and friendly that I eventually forgot to be nervous. I think it was only the 2nd time I'd met an author (the first being Diana Gabaldon) and the first time I went by myself, so waiting in line I was doubly nervous. But no worries. Suz was great about it. Must be used to us fangirls *g* I don't remember all that was said, but I remember walking away thinking what a genuinely nice person she was. Along for the ride was her husband, author Ed Gaffney, and best friend Eric, and they were collecting donations and goods for the troops. All in all, it was a very good day :)
Are you a Brockmann fan?
Which book or storyline is your favorite?