The KT Grant books countdown:
The Princess's Bride - This one came out this summer - a wild and crazy girl-girl pirate romance, featuring "dastardly lady pirate C.W. Dread." LOL. The story arc here is satisfying and saucy, and it totally rampages through standard conventions. OMG, KT!!
This was her first, a naughty little short in Once Upon a Threesome. That counts as a book!
And then there's Lovestruck, KT's May-December girl-girl romance.
Leading up to today's release is For the Love of Mollie, about a woman struggling with weight issues. In her quest to better herself for a chance at one man, Mollie falls for another - a gym owner no less. What is so great about this one is that you don't just get one quick line or two that she's plump, or "has curves" or whatever. This character's weight issues are suffused into the story, and they make it feel so real. It makes her feel real. I love the way KT deals with the subject of food, really taking a reader through Mollie's mental contortions in making food decisions. Also, the gym scenes. LOL.
And finally, The Claiming of Suzy comes out today! I happened to have already read it. Hah! This is another book with a protagonist who feels like a real girl: a flawed, sex-crazy, exuberant girl with a big heart and weight issues of her own, though she comes at them differently than Mollie. That's another impressive thing in KT's work; women with weight issues aren't painted with the same brush, something that unfortunately happens all too often in today's media.
The story really springs off the page when JC and Suzy are together. In one of my favorite scenes, love interest JC tries to pay Suzy a compliment:
"I love this." JC fondled her stomach. "It feels like a soft, downy pillow. So full of cushion... where I can lay my head and fall fast asleep.”
Suzy's eyes drifted open. Soft pillow—cushion—fall asleep? She scowled, not sure she liked hearing her stomach being compared to a pillow. Yes, it was a bit too round for her tastes...
"You're cold. I don't think my shirt is going to fit you. It's only a medium. Let me get one of your T-shirts. You take an extra large or is it a double X?"
Her afterglow vanished as soon as it arrived and she sat straight up. "Please tell me you didn't say what I think I just heard. You actually think I'm a double extra large? Why don't you just ask if I have a muumuu while you're at it?”
Suzy stood and threw JC's shirt at his head.Oops!
There is also a secret in the book. Sort of...as some know, KT invented the terms "Team Cucumber" and "Team Kabob" for my book, which I totally love. So I was delighted to discover the special cucumber reference in The Claiming of Suzy. I won't say where it is, but it's a fun reference that has the friends together.