Letters To Kelly was also my very first foray into the world of Suzanne Brockmann. Why I’ve waited so long I have absolutely no idea?? Because if this little book, without a Troubleshooter, conspiracy or Navy SEAL in sight is any indication of her talents then I’ve got a ton of fantastic reading ahead of me.
Little does she know that for the past 2 years Jax has actually been a prisoner in a South American Jail. He hasn’t forgotten Kelly or his promise but without any way to reach her he starts composing letters to Kelly in his mind. The letters also serve to keep him sane and were another great aspect to this book. By the time Amnesty international steps in and frees Jax, Kelly has moved on and married someone else. The meat of this story takes place 3 years later with our persistent hero fighting to win back the woman he loves while maintaining a successful career as a romance writer.
My absolute favourite parts of this book (other than the scene with the suntan lotion) would have to be the scenes where Jax is writing his historical romance novel and arguing with its hero Jared. And anyone even slightly interested in the craft of writing will appreciate these clever and often hilarious scenes.
So, it seems I’ve now joined the league of Brockmann fans. Cheers.
“Don’t use words like bitch and dude” Jax reminded him tiredly. “You live in the 1860’s or have you forgotten?”
“Look at you.” Jared ignored Jax’s question. “You look like total crap--”
“Crap. Another fine word for a historical romance hero.”
“--You haven’t showered in days and your drinking beer at 9 o’clock in the morning--”
“Morning, night what’s the difference anyway?” muttered Jax.