Tuesday, July 16, 2013

What is Taylor Jenkins Reid reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Forever, Interrupted.

Her entry begins:
I just finished Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan. I was excited to read it because I absolutely loved Atonement. I remember reading it years ago and taking a while to really get into the story but by the end being positively riveted and wishing I had more to read. Sweet Tooth felt the exact same way for me. By the time the end had arrived, I was so reluctant to put it down that I re-read the last chapter before the closing the book. The last chapter, incidentally, is...[read on]
About Forever, Interrupted, from the publisher:
“Have you ever heard of supernovas? They shine brighter than anything else in the sky and then fade out really quickly, a short burst of extraordinary energy. I like to think you and Ben were like that . . . in that short time, you had more passion than some people have in a lifetime.”

Elsie Porter is an average twentysomething and yet what happens to her is anything but ordinary. On a rainy New Year’s Day, she heads out to pick up a pizza for one. She isn’t expecting to see anyone else in the shop, much less the adorable and charming Ben Ross. Their chemistry is instant and electric. Ben cannot even wait twenty-four hours before asking to see her again. Within weeks, the two are head over heels in love. By May, they’ve eloped.

Only nine days later, Ben is out riding his bike when he is hit by a truck and killed on impact. Elsie hears the sirens outside her apartment, but by the time she gets downstairs, he has already been whisked off to the emergency room. At the hospital, she must face Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met—and who doesn’t even know Elsie exists.

Interweaving Elsie and Ben’s charmed romance with Elsie and Susan’s healing process, Forever, Interrupted will remind you that there’s more than one way to find a happy ending.
Learn more about the book and author at Taylor Jenkins Reid's website.

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--Marshal Zeringue