The Particulars: Harlequin American #710, 1998, Out of Print
Follow Your DreamIs It In Wendy's TBR?: Um, yeah. See title of blog post.
Joe Townsend had fallen in love with Moly Stevens in Mrs. Paulson's eighth grade English class when she was the most beautiful girl in the school. Over the last fifteen years he'd watched her -- in magazines and on TV -- become the most beautiful woman in the world. Molly had always been a part of his fantasies -- but now she was back...
Joe had watched Molly live the high life -- until her career went bust. She'd been 'American's sweetheart,' but now all he wanted her to be was 'Joe's girl.' But what would happen when she tired of pot luck suppers and mountain nights under the stars...and the big city lights beckoned?
How wrong could a fortune cookie be?
Any Reviews?: No. Not even Amazon customer reviews...which strikes me as odd since Margaret St. George was the category nom de plume for Maggie Osborne AKA Bat Cave Favorite AKA She Who Wrote Awesome Historical Western Romances Before She Selfishly Retired And Abandoned
But I kid.
Why Maggie? WHHHHHYYYYYY?!?!?!
Anything Else?: I have a tendency to let newly acquired books pile up on my home office desk where they sit for.....months. Eventually I get tired of looking at them, or My Man gently nudges me ("Ya gonna do something with these?"), I catalog them in my LibraryThing account, and I move them to the depths of the Bat Cave TBR Mountain Range, that can currently be seen from space.
As much as I love category romance, as much as I love Maggie Osborne, it's a little shocking that I haven't read any of the Margaret St. George books. But thanks to the joy that is Paperback Swap, I now have this one and Love Bites.
I'll admit, something about this back cover blurb mildly creeps me out, but I'm still intrigued. I also was intrigued enough by this Fortune Cookie series to look it up and discovered something really interesting. This was a four book, multi-author continuity in the late 1990s that crossed four different Harlequin lines. Usually these continuities stay in specific lines. Not this one. It had installments in SuperRomance, Temptation, and Intrigue.
Neato. Although one wonders how sales were as a whole since readers are nothing if not loyal to specific lines. Had I been reading romance back then, I would have followed the series across the lines....but then, I suspect I'm a bit of a Harlequin Reading Freak, so maybe you can't go by me?