This is a bittersweet post for me. The last book in the Ripple Effect series is out today. Immersed by Jennifer Griffith.
With her brand new MBA in hand, language expert Lisette Pannebaker starts a business doing one-on-one language immersion for wealthy clients. But she’s far too beautiful for the job and has to give herself a drastic "make-under" to keep clients at bay. It works fabulously until . . . Erik Gunnarson.
Okay, I have to start off by saying that Jennifer Griffith is awesome. I’ve read her books since she started writing them with Spring Creek, and I even named my first blog Delicious Conversation after one of her books. I later got embarrassed that I did that when I met her in person for the first time at a book signing in Pima and changed it to something lame: Kaylee’s Eye, totally a rip off of my husband’s scouting blog, Jeremy’s Eye. I was not feeling inspired that day. I never update that blog, btw, so it’s double lame. -à I don’t think I’ve ever told her any of this, so hey, Jennifer, see how cool I think you are?
She sent me Immersed to read back in January when I had the death flu, aka The Plague. It was horrible. I was sick for over seven days, my husband on travel for five of those. He got home just in time to take the kids to church, so I holed up in my bed and pulled up Jennifer’s book to edit in between moans.
I can’t even tell you how much I loved this story. Immediately I was drawn in and laughing and forgetting I was sick. THAT is exactly what I love about reading—the ability to forget life’s problems for a few hours and immerse myself into a character’s problems. This book was cute and funny and oh, so romantic. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves a cute, fun romance and needs a break from all the heaviness of life.