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Monday, October 31, 2011

Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels by Sarah Wendell review/giveaway.

EverythingIKnowRomance_CVR.indd Title: Everything I Know about Love I Learned from Romance Novels
Author: Sarah Wendell
ISBN: 978-1-4022-5449-9
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: Trade Paperback
$14.99 U.S.
Pages: 256
Release Date: October 2011
How I Read it: ARC from publisher
Rating: 4.5 Crowns

Take a dashing hero with a heart of gold and a mullet of awesome. Add a heroine with a bustle and the will to kick major butt. Then include enough contrivances to keep them fighting while getting them alone and possibly without key pieces of clothing, and what do you have? A romance novel. What else? Enough lessons about life, love, and everything in between to help you with your own happily-ever-after.

Lessons like...

Romance means believing you are worthy of a happy ending

Learning to tell the prince from the frog

Real-life romance is still alive and kicking

No matter how bad it is, at least you haven’t been kidnapped by a Scottish duke (probably)

Straight from the heart of influential romance blogger Sarah Wendell, this inventive gift book provides the best wisdom about love that the romance genre has to offer. Laced with signature witty commentary and peppered with thoughts from bestselling romance authors (Nora Roberts, Jennifer Crusie, Debbie Macomber, Eloisa James, Robyn Carr, and lots more) and avid readers, these pages will reveal what every romance reader already knows: while romances are certainly steamy, they have more to offer than just a sexy hero. In fact, they might have more to say about love than we give them credit for. Sarah Wendell is cofounder of one of the top romance blogs, SmartBitchesTrashyBooks.com.
(from the publisher)

My Thoughts:

Witty, funny, and utterly entertaining, Everything I Know about Love I learned from Romance Novels, draws out the lessons learned in the romance novel and applies them to real life. I loved this book. I loved the way it was compiled and the snippets from romance authors and readers give it that extra something.

This book arrived at the perfect time. A friend and fellow book club member is getting married so for our last book club meeting we had a romance novel themed hen night and for the gift bags we added in Everything I Know About Love I Learned From a Romance Novel. I have to say the book was a huge it. Everyone was and still is talking about this book. And, it’s not just the who are loving it, I have noticed the guys are flipping through it too!!

This is one of those books if left sitting on the coffee table, people will definitely pick it up and ask if they can borrow it. So, when you pick up your copy make sure to buy an extra in case someone nicks yours.

I happen to have two “Hen Night” Packs to giveaway.
Giveaway Open TO ALL
To enter leave your name and a valid email address.
Giveaway Ends. November 20.

The Hen Packs Include:

1 Copy of Everything I Know About Love I Learned From a Romance Novel
1 Copy of A Novel Seduction By Gwyn Cready
1 Copy of Pride & Prejudice
1 Copy of Lord & Lady Spy by Shana Galen

(the books were supplied by members my book club)


Lover of Romance said...

Great Review! I can't wait to read this one!!! I have heard many good things! Thanks for sharing!

CaRiiToO said...

wow... this sounds pretty good!
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Linda said...

Wow, talk about a great giveaway! This book sounds delightful, and the rest of the package is so generous. Thank you.

kimmyl said...

Great reiew and a great giveaway!!!!! This sounds like a great read and can't wait to get this one. Thanks for a great giveaway!

The_Book_Queen said...

Great review! Please enter me in the contest; I've had my eye not only on this book, but the others in the pack too. :D

Enjoy--and Happy Halloween!

Na said...

I have heard about this book and the title alone makes me curious. Thank you for the giveaway. Happy Halloween!


Mystica said...

Thanks for sharing.


Margaret said...

What a wonderful giveaway thank you! I'll keep my fingers crossed!


Marg said...

What an awesome giveaway. Thanks so much for making it an international giveaway!

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Shannon said...

Thank you for including me. =)
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Maureen said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Anonymous said...

What a great title! Please enter me in the give-a-way. alessandri4 at verizon dot net. Thank you!

Sarah said...

Awesome review! I definitely want to read this! I've loved romance novels since I was about 12 years old. I would steal my mom's library books and devour them before she even knew they were missing!

Please enter me into the contest phantomphan114 AT msn DOT com