Ever read a book packed with emotion and think, this could use a joke? Or find yourself in the middle of a rollicking comedy and wish for some sentiment to make you swoon? So did author Karen Tomsovic. She decided to write the books she wasn’t finding. The result is her City Lights series of contemporary women’s fiction. These are standalone love stories that aim for the funny bone as well as the heart. They include the novels Spare Me the Drama and Heart Throbs, and the novella A Birthday in December.