Love is the Punch Line
– Kathleen Jones –
(Moonshine Cove Publishing)
In the spirit of full disclosure, I must confess that I don’t exactly fit the target audience demographic for romantic chick lit. However, my interest was piqued when I first discovered Love is the Punch Line
, the debut novel from Canadian author, Kathleen Jones
From the get-go, I found the premise intriguing — an abrasive, insecure aging comedian (Josh Steinberg) connects with an attractive, feisty, middle-aged businesswoman (Holly Brannigan) during one of his stand-up nightclub gigs. Driven by non-stop romantic tension, sparks fly between the “Jewish King of Comedy” and “Holly the Brain” throughout this light, quirky, and unlikely love story.
In sum, Jones writes from the heart, delivering an engaging, entertaining read — a romantic roller-coaster ride from start to finish.