by Kay Hooper

July 1989
ISBN: 0-553-21650-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback

Something Different by Kay Hooper is irrefutably one of the funniest, sweetest romances I've ever read. I laughed from beginning to end. Both the hero and the heroine are charmingly absurd and ridiculously enchanting.

Gypsy Taylor is an off beat mystery writer and Chase Mitchell is a surprisingly perfect match for her. You'd never think that one who'd spent his formative years in military school would have such a wonderfully developed sense of humor. Gypsy isn't looking for love. She's spent her life traveling doing interesting things, meeting interesting people. Besides, who'd be willing to put up with her temper when she's at the crux of a book. Chase that's who.

Gypsy is an aberration in Chase's well ordered life. And he wants to keep her with him. No matter what it takes. Even if it means he has to go all out to convince her that not only do heroes still exist but they'd be willing to put up with a non-cooking, non-cleaning, cranky mystery writer. At least this one is.

This book has a few brilliant additions in the guise of minor characters. Gypsy's parents being the most notable. Gypsy's mother is a renown artist and her physicist husband is the perfect counterpoint to her character. After reading about them I almost wished they had a book of their own. I'm dying to find out how they met and read the story of their courtship which is alluded to in the book but never fully explained.

This is a definite keeper. To be pulled out either when a good laugh is needed or when your faith in love is flagging.

Reviewed in October 2001 by JaToya.

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