I think Caroline Linden should change her name to “Caroline Linden–the romance author you should be reading.” Because, quite frankly, you should be reading her. Her books are wonderful and delightful and hard to put down. I had the privilege of reading One Night in London last spring, and have been so bummed ever since that I have to wait so much longer than anyone else to get to read the next one. So if that doesn’t convince you to give her a try, then here are five things that might:
1) The last book you read: Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers, my new reading fixation. Although, really, would it be so wrong for Lord Peter to have an affair now and then? Even just a flirtation? Those books could use some sexing up.
2) If you could go on a date with one of your heroes, which one and why? Nate Avery from You Only Love Once. A quick-thinking, fast-talking Boston guy is just my style (see #5)
3) Favorite dessert COOKIES!!! How do I love them? Let me count the ways: Small ones, rolled ones, crisp ones, chunky ones, razor-thin ones, big fat gooey ones warm from the oven, with chocolate or nuts or chocolate or fruit or jam or chocolate, they are all dear and delicious to me.
4) Coolest celeb you’ve ever met (other than me) Years and years ago, we went to a tiny, hole-in-the-ground comedy club. It was practically deserted, so it was just my group and the comic, who sat on a barstool and laughed it up with us, and we all shook hands at the end. He was hysterically funny. Jon Stewart plays to bigger crowds now…
5) Best advice your mother/grandmother/cool funky aunt/sister/college roommate gave you about men: “Keep this one.” –my college roommates, when I brought home the guy I eventually married. They were 100% right, and not just because he was old enough to buy us underage college girls booze. Seriously, if I had dumped him, at least one of my girlfriends would have asked for his number.
Caroline’s new book, One Night in London, is the first in the new series, about a duke whose heirs might not actually be his lawful heirs. She has also written an online prequel, called I Love the Earl. Find out more about Caroline at her site, www.carolinelinden.com or make sure to “Like” her on Facebook.