Would you agree to spend two hours a week with a stranger—just talking—to collect half a million dollars at the end of a year?
That’s the basic premise of the new book, “The Decent Proposal” that I grabbed off the crammed New Releases shelf at the Kips Bay library in my neighborhood. I quickly decided it was a ‘must read’ after reading the recommendation by two authors, Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza featured on the back cover. I so thoroughly enjoyed devouring the wit, humor and storyline featured in their book, “The Knockoff” (a stylish, wickedly funny novel of fashion in the digital age) that I felt I couldn’t go wrong if I picked up their choice. I was right to take their advice. I ran through the pages of “The Decent Proposal” in one day. It’s a quick read that’s impossible to put down. The romantic comedy’s core premise had me daydreaming about my own life and wondering about my loves aloud as I turned the pages. This book is a fun ride. The clever plot is filled with surprising twists that kept me entertained and in suspense until the very end.There’s no doubt in my mind that any sentimental hopeless romantic will be rooting for the main characters to ride into the sunset just like I did. I also deeply connected with Hugo Santiago’s storyline and the message it conveyed. This book is be a perfect choice for a summer vacation novel. It is light hearted escapism.
I’m looking forward to discussing the merit of the book’s enchanting concept that any two strangers will fall in love given enough time and requisite motivation over Sunday brunch with my friends. Who knows we might even be inspired to start a book/movie club!!
I’m also hoping that I’ll get to interview the author Kemper Donovan for my upcoming podcast, ‘Don’t Let Diabetes Kill Romance’ featuring fiction writers, health educators and people living with diabetes in a thoughtful discussion about diabetes sexual health-related issues —and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life.
Approximately 35 percent of women with diabetes may experience some form of sexual dysfunction related to their disease. People who experience sexual difficulties can lead more enjoyable, fulfilling sexual lives by learning about common causes and symptoms of sexual difficulties, treatment options, and how to talk it over with a doctor or mate. Learn more at: divabetic.org
The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic interviews the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author and two-time winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA Award, Kristan Higgins as part of the ‘Don’t Let Diabetes Kill Romance’ health campaign raising awareness for sexual wellness issues among people with diabetes. LISTEN: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2013/10/22/mr-divabetic-show-with-author-kristan-higgins