Are you curious about the title of my post today? Seems a bit silly to write a post about NO ROMANCE on a site all about romance, doesn’t it? But hang with me. I think you’ll understand soon.
You see, my character Skye did NOT want to be in a romance novel. She didn’t mind pushing her friends into romance in the first two books in my Roadtrip Romance series, but none for her, thank you very much. Sad news, Skye. It’s a three-book series, and it’s your turn.
What does Skye have against romance?
It’s not necessarily against romance itself, so much as what it leads to.
Skye lives for freedom and adventure. Nothing to tie her down, if she can help it. Especially now that she’s free from school.
Only one problem. Her father has given her an ultimatum. Find a job or lose her beloved convertible. How’s a girl supposed to go on adventures without a ride?
So, she’s spending the summer working for her sister … at a wedding planning business! See any irony here? Yeah, she does too.
She sees even more when a certain groomsmen (he’s in TWO different weddings) keeps finding excuses to swing by the shop. No thank you, mister. She firmly lays down her ground rules. She lives by the motto FLIRTS–fun living in right this second. Nothing serious for her. Especially not with a bow-tie wearing stuffed shirt of an attorney. And to top it off, he has an old man name. Benjamin.
So, why does she keep finding herself hanging out with him? Not to mention being surprised at his lack of boring-ness. Behind those bow-ties lies a lot of adventure. But can she give up her stance on serious relationships? Or will she cling to her FLIRTS and refuse to give in.
Obviously, I can’t answer that, because I don’t want to spoil the ending. But I will say, I had a lot of fun writing about a girl who didn’t want to fall in love. And I hope you love reading about her too.
Do you love a character who fights the romance she (or he) finds herself in? Or do you prefer a character ready to fall head over heels?
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Operation: Find a
She’s set on saving her car … and her heart.
Skye Jones has one goal for the summer—keep her father from taking away her convertible. That’s the only reason she’s agreed to work at her sister’s bridal shop in Boulder, Colorado. It will buy her some time to figure out if there’s a non-boring job out there. Why else would she have anything to do with weddings when she has no interest in marriage?
Benjamin Smith can’t quite figure out how he ended up a groomsman in two different weddings over the summer, but with his sister and a cousin both getting married, he’s spending a lot of time at Happily Ever After events. Falling for a blonde with no dreams of settling down wasn’t in his five-year plan, but the more he sees Skye, the more he wants to figure her out. But all she sees him as is a boring attorney and her complete opposite.
Romance was supposed to be for Skye’s friends. But Colorado might hold more than she knew she was looking for.