So now that I've totally decided to go Indie, I've decided whenever I come across a great Indie artist, I'll plug their book here. Show some support. Today is all about a scrumptious novella I read last night, Sleeping Handsome by Jean Haus.
The book is great, it's about an eighteen year old boy in a comma and the girl who falls in love with him. The heroine of the tale- Paige- is a self centered, typical high school Senior who's gotten herself into trouble and in order to not be expelled has been assigned reading duties to a comatose patient. She's an aspiring actress and because she reads so well, the principal feels she might help Zach come back to the world of the living. At first she resents being 'forced' to do it, but over a period of a month she starts to feel as if Zach is only just sleeping and not on the verge of death at all. After stumbling onto his secret journal she begins to read to him from it, hoping that she'll jog his mind into waking. Remind him of who he was. And as she does so she begins to fall in love with the boy between the pages of the book. After a month, she's reached the final entry and is then told by Zach's mother she'll no longer be needed to read to him anymore. The family has decided after four months it's finally time to take Zach off life support. Paige is heart broken and goes to his room to tell him goodbye, she leans in and kisses him and... well, I won't give it all away. ;)
If you can suspend disbelief that a boy that sick should actually be in the hospital and not on life support at home, then you might actually enjoy this love story. It was incredibly sweet, no sex, though there is some language. But still, well worth your time and when it's free??? You're not really out anything but an hour of your life. Give it a shot. *g*