I have been tangled in the web of words for a very long time. I remember being a child and riding my bike to the local library, only needing help getting home because I had checked out so many books.~~
My love of the written word has grown over the years. I recently left my dream job at Barnes & Noble to marry the man of my dreams. I am writing this blog to share with you the books I have read throughout the years. Please feel free to comment and discuss.
Annajane Hudgens is sitting AT the wedding of her ex-husband when she has a major realization. *Gasp* She might not be completely over him yet. Not too long after that thought crosses her mind is the wedding stopped due to the flower girl, and the groom's daughter, getting sick. Is it a sign that she should rethink her own engagement and reevaluate her relationship with Mason?
Spring Fever is set in the North Carolina company town of Passcoe. Everyone has some sort of connection to Quixie, the soft drink company that is owned by Mason's family. Annajane is no different. She grew up with her parents working for Quixie and as a young child she became lifelong best friends with Pokey, the Bayless daughter. As they grew from young girls to young women Annajane falls in love with Mason and eventually becomes not only his bride, but the director of marketing for Quixie. Five years ago, though, their marriage fell apart. Even though they were divorced, Annajane remained an important part of the Bayless family and their company. Now they both are moving on with their lives and Annajane will be leaving the company and Passcoe. As Mason is on the verge of marrying Ceclia, Annajane discovers that Celia may have less than honorable reasons for marrying Mason. Will she be able to convince Mason that Celia is dangerous without sounding like the bitter ex-wife?
Sping Fever is your typical Mary Kay Andrews novel. Fun, fluffy, set in the South, and everything you have come to expect from a Beach Read. I really enjoyed Annajane as a character. And as someone who had unresolved issues with an ex (I married mine, but I can't tell you what happens to Annajane) I could really relate with her character. Ceila, on the other hand, was your stereotypical evil bitch. Her character was very cliche, but that did not stop me from the whole "love to hate her" kind of feelings.
Bottom line - Mary Kay Andrews has made a name for herself as a "Beach Read Author" - her books are always out in the summer and always feature female characters going through some sort of transition. Her books aren't ever going to win literary awards, but they are an entertaining means of escape. And, in my opinion, if a book has done that, then it is a success.