Emma Jean hated babies. In fact, she had built her very successful career as an author on baby hating…
I met author Charlotte Rains Dixon on Twitter (@wordstrumpet) in 2011 and got to know her a little better when my teenaged son asked me about taking one of her writing classes. A couple of weeks ago, I happened to see a tweet fly by saying Charlotte had just published her first novel. Of course I zoomed over to Amazon.com to buy it, so I could support a fellow writer who actually did what so many of us want to do — publish a book. I didn’t care if I really liked the book or not and, honestly, I usually read dystopian or apocalyptic fiction. I just wanted to support this fellow author by moving out of my comfort zone and reading her new novel.
My Adventure into Women’s Fiction
Emma Jean’s Bad Behavior represents my very first experience reading true women’s fiction, or chick lit. The verdict? I loved it! Truly. Charlotte did a great job pulling me into the life of Emma Jean and making me care deeply about this vivacious, sparkly, flawed woman. I can’t say enough about how glad I am to have a whole new fiction genre to explore. Read my review and see what others thought on Goodreads.
Ready for some fun? I created a (seriously amateur) video review about Emma Jean’s Bad Behavior where I reveal a secret (still denied by Charlotte Rains Dixon) about Emma Jean. You’ll have to stay tuned as I delve deeper into what I’ve discovered in future videos. If videos aren’t your thing, Ionia Martin over at Readful Things has written a spunky, more traditional blog review about Emma Jean and all the bad behavior that goes with her.
I received no compensation for this post. In fact, Charlotte didn’t even ask me to review her book and she certainly didn’t ask me to do a public video review of it. I was truly so impressed by this sweet and inspiring book that I came up with the idea on my own. If I had not liked the book, I would have (politely) given an honest review to that effect.
Go ahead and make fun of me in the comment section, darling. I’m ready as I’ll ever be.