A short recap:
- Girl meets boy when he almost runs over her with car.
- Boy takes her to dinner, then dancing and gambling to make up for nearly running her over.
- Boy kisses girl after a fit of jealousy when she is seen talking to a male friend.
- Girl and boy dance together at a ball.
This recap neglects all the suspenseful aspects of the storyline, but I wouldn't want to ruin the part that might keep you guessing.
Even with optimistic calculations, girl and boy have spent less than 24 hours in each other's company before becoming engaged. Maybe the novel is simply a reflection of an earlier era, before cohabitation was more common than not. Maybe it was intended for a younger audience, before Young Adult was a genre. Whatever the reason, I have now firmly removed it from my "comfort reading" category into "candy": sweet, but not very filling.
What books or authors do you consider "comfort reading"? What's your favorite "reading candy"?