I absolutely loved Euphoria and so sought something else by King to see if it could be as good. The answer is not quite. An earlier book, The English Teacher starts more jerkily, with the protagonist contemplating cancelling a date when she suddenly receives a proposal instead. Given her initial lukewarm attitude, I was surprised when she says yes and the wedding follows almost immediately. Fortunately, the book improves from here, and by the conclusion I became a fan and the protagonist's eccentricities made sense.