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Jane Lovering Don't Stop The Music

 
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fenellawriter



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:58 am    Post subject: Jane Lovering Don't Stop The Music Reply with quote

I've just read Don't Stop The Music by Jane Lovering -it won the RONA in the UK for best romantic novel of 2011. Jane won the RomCom category first and I don't see it as a comedy. It's a brilliant book -hooked me from the start - but not especially funny. There was amusing and witty dialogue but no outright laughs.
Have I misunderstood RomCom ? What do you think makes a RomCom?
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bavarian



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't Stop The Music was one of the best romances I've read lately. Wonderful book but never a comedy. The tone of the writing appears light but the story itself isn't. Both hero and heroine are deeply troubled and that does not make for a comedy.
A RomCom should contain IMO some conflicts, but the mood should be light, not only the writing stile.
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fenellawriter



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:45 am    Post subject: ROmCom Reply with quote

That's exactly what I thought. Christina Jones writes RomCom but Jane Lovering doesn't -or didn't with Don't Stop The Music. I wonder if we are in the minority as the book was short listed for the Melissa Nathan RomCom awards.
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