I'm going to keep this short and sweet. SOMETHING WONDERFUL by Judith McNaught is quite possibly one of the best books ever written. If you ever find yourself in a reader's slump, this book will get you out of it.
Here's a quick synopsis: heroine saves hero's life; hero, believing heroine a boy (because she's dressed like one and hasn't yet filled out - she's 18) takes her to an inn to tend to a few injuries; a few people recognize her; hero figures out she's a girl and takes her home....no harm is done…so he thinks, but he's dead wrong because her mom, who hates all men because of her husband, threatens to sue him for loss of his daughter's good name and forces him to marry her. Heroine spends some time with hero; she falls in love with him and tells him so. Hero is affected by heroine. She's a breath of fresh air, next to the women he knows; she's smart, quoting philosophers and writers every chance she gets, loving and honest. I won't ruin the story for anyone...just know that there's a separation between the two. Hero disappears (you have to read the story to find out how and why). The heroine grows up fast and when the hero returns...well, all hell breaks lose and the story gets even hotter...
Hero - A+
Heroine - A+
Sex - A+
Plot - A+
Over all Grade = A+
How did I go this long without reading a McNaught novel? I'd like to thank Sanctuary's Finest for recommending SOMETHING WONDERFUL. It was just that. Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you.