Loved Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
I'm not a fan of Shakespeare (even though I was an English major) and I've never read anything by Anne Tyler, but I just finished Vinegar Girl and loved it. It's a retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, and Kate, the hero of the story is grumpy, uncooperative, and wonderful. Don't worry about it being difficult, stuffy and Shakespearean - just read it. It's a funny and engrossing read, and very romantic.