Finally a male other than Nicolas Sparks claiming some market share in the romance genre.
Devan Sipher, A New York Times wedding columnist, released his novel The Wedding Beat yesterday.
Straying from the lonely damsels or wanton-women reads one can find on their drugstores’ local shelves, Sipher tells the story of a successful bachelor’s desire for wedding bells.
To think the media would have us believe there were no more straight men in America left who wanted to get married.
Well Sipher finds a way to stick it to the media while maintaining a positive image in the media.
As Jen of Devourer of Books published on SheKnows, Sipher’s story follows Gavin Green, a columnist for The Paper.
“One New Year’s Eve, Gavin’s luck seems to change and he meets the woman of his dreams. Melinda is a dimpled, travel writer who seems to be just as into him as he is to her. Just as Gavin is about to get Melinda’s number, though, she is swept away by another man. Gavin would give anything to find her once again — hopefully before he finds himself writing about her wedding,” Jen wrote.
There seems to be a lot of promise with this novel.
Sipher used his own life experience when writing, trusting the wisdom, the best art is truth peppered with exaggeration.
The reviews are all great, people are tweeting like crazy, and it’s a nice reminder men need love too.
Plus the author is a nice guy, qualities that are pertinent for romance writers. When I asked him to answer a few questions for my blog, he said, yes . . . after I get sleep.
What more do you need in a romance novel? Get out to Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, hop on Amazon, and buy your copy of The Wedding Beat today.