I thought only the romance genre was plagued with that type of writing, Amanda. I read one once that put the word Texas in all caps every time it appeared. And TEXAS appeared a lot; i.e., Being a ranch hand in the great state of TEXAS had its rewards, and Jake knew how to reap 'em with gusto. Just ask those TEXAS ladies and they'll tell ya.
I'm reading Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire. I was a little reluctant because it's hard to pick up where the first book leaves off, but it's drawn me in.