Today I am going to post a line from
My Ridiculous, Romantic Obsessions
by Becca Wilhite
This is a cute and funny story about a girl that thinks she's not good enough or beautiful enough for the boy that likes her. She's a normal and average kind of girl and he is a romance novel hero, not far off from a Greek God or Mr. Darcy.
Sarah feels like she's an average, normal, everyday girl. So, when Ben (to whom she secretly refers as Adonis because she thinks he could be a Greek god) begins to take interest in her, Sarah is in denial. For one thing, last year she was deeply crushed and humiliated by Jesse James a guy who she thought liked her.
She's determined not to get burned again. But in her heart of hearts, what she really wants is a Jane Austen kind of romance. Ridiculous, right? That kind of romance doesn t exist anymore . . . or does it? Sarah is smart and fun to be around and even pretty, despite her Medusa-like red curls. She even plays the guitar. (So does Ben!) Yes, Sarah is everything Ben has wanted. He's crazy for her, but Sarah is just not getting it. She's playing hard to get, and if she s not careful, she s going to lose a real hot gentleman -- her 21st-century Mr. Darcy.
Mom pulls her new toy, a talking GPS directions-thingie up close to her eyes. "Turn right here. No, here. Sarah, you missed it. Now Mildred's recalibrating." I swear if I hear the polite , British GPS voice--which , yes, Mom named--tell me one more time that she's recalibrating, I'll chuck her right out the window.
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