Vacation season is gearing up. Are your bags packed?
Are you more likely to be a book “traveler” this summer, taking trips simply by reading about them? That’s probably what my summer is more likely to resemble. Our house has taken quite a bit of the money I had hoped to use on a trip. We’ll see.
Either way, my third and final Roadtrip Romance releases in one month. I can hardly believe it.
When I first started this series, it was easy. The characters in the first book–Katie, Bree, and Skye–were off on one last roadtrip together before facing the real world. Of course it was a Roadtrip Romance. They were literally driving from place to place.
It was a little harder with the second book in the series. You see, I thought they were going on a cruise. Several problems held me back. One, if I wanted it to be a roadtrip book, it needed to actually happen on a road or two. Two, I’d never been on a cruise and might mess things up. Three, they weren’t married yet and I didn’t want to deal with them sharing a room and all the repercussions that would cause. So, their cruise got washed out by a hurricane and they ended up stuck in Dallas. Done.
This third one, though. I debated several ways to take it. After all, it’s Skye’s story. She’s the one not ready to face adulthood after college. She’s the one not ready to give up on roadtrips. But where to send her? And why?
I ran through my list of places I’ve been (not as many as I’d like), debating pros and cons of each one. I didn’t want it be so similar to the others that it felt redundant. But it still needed to have fun places for my characters to check out.
I decided on Boulder, Colorado. My family visited there nine years ago this summer, when my oldest child was only seven months old. It’s a gorgeous area, and there are definitely fun places to see. But why is Skye visiting Colorado? Does she have money for this trip, considering she hasn’t found a job.
Oooooh. She needs a job.
So, here we go. Her sister, Rain, just happens to run a wedding planning business called Happily Ever After. And it’s the busy season. She needs Skye’s help through the summer. This will give Skye incentive. Especially since Father has threatened to take her car away if she doesn’t buckle down and find a job soon. She can’t lose her red convertible!
But, is it really a roadtrip when it last for several months?
Well, she drove on a road to get there.
She’s still mostly living out of suitcases.
She still gets to play the tourist around town some, because Benjamin insists on playing guide. ;)
So, I decided it did count. What do you think? Are you ready to spend some time nestled in the Rocky Mountains with Skye? Operation: Find a Guy releases June 13th, so keep your eyes open because it should go on pre-order soon.
Have you visited Colorado before? If you’re traveling this summer (book-wise or roadtrip-wise), I’d love to hear about your plans!