Sherry Thomas’s Beguiling the Beauty has just been released, and two more books are scheduled to be released in 2012. Why is she so freaking awesome? Let’s explain:
Reason 1: She’s a bilingual badass
As a young woman, I got most of my admittedly flawed relationship education from reading romance novels (hot tip: Steve and Ginny from Sweet Savage Love are not appropriate role models.) However, Sherry Thomas famously taught herself English (her first language being Chinese) by reading romance novels. Personally, I think this likely gave her the meaning of words like “throbbing” and “manhood” before other more salient ones for life such as “milk” but I can’t fault her source material. Or do anything less than admired her tenacity and determination.